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FACT CHECK: No results yet in ongoing 2016 VP election recount

May 31, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Due to the confidential nature of the recount process, claims of vote counts should be taken with a grain of salt, unless backed up by official, verifiable sources or documents

‘Not enough proof’ yet in server logs to show 2016 poll fraud

Mar 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM

IT experts push for more transparency and explanations from Comelec and Smartmatic to address cheating allegations in the automated elections

VOTE COUNTS. A vote-counting machine prints an election return during the May 2016 elections. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Irregularities' in 2016 election server logs? Not necessarily, says I.T. expert

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:10 AM

But the Comelec and Smartmatic should still explain the concerns in Senator Vicente Sotto III's privilege speech, says PPCRV IT director William Yu

San Juan recall petition doomed? Zamora urges Comelec to set poll

Feb 15, 2018 - 5:02 PM

The Comelec can only set a recall election against Mayor Guia Gomez by May 11, 2018

ROUND 2 WANTED. Losing San Juan mayoral bet Francis Zamora urges the Comelec to act fast on their recall petition's proceedings. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Comelec employees support Bautista amid call for his resignation

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED Dozens of Comelec employees wear red to show their support for Chairman Andres Bautista a day after poll commissioners issued a statement against him

'WALANG BIBITAW.' A poster showing support for Comelec Chairman Bautista is seen along the hallway to his office, as cameramen of different TV networks stake out at the Comelec headquarters in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Comelec chair surprised by commissioners' call for his resignation

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Magkakasama kami kanina Wala namang sinasabi sa aking magpapa press con Hindi man lang ako binusinahan Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista tells Rappler

COMELEC COLLEAGUES. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista (seated) and Commissioner Rowena Amelia Guanzon (standing), along with other poll commissioners, join the Comelec's budget hearing at the House of Representatives on August 24, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bautista's alleged corruption casts doubt on 2016 poll results – senators

Aug 07, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Senate is set to investigate the issue hounding Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista

COMELEC EN BANC. Headed by Chairman Andres Bautista, the 7-member Commission on Elections continues deciding on crucial issues weeks after the May 9 polls. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marcos completes payment of P66.2-M electoral protest fee

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr pays the remaining balance of his fee prior to the conduct of the preliminary hearing on his electoral protest and Vice President Leni Robredo s counter protest

NOT CONCEDING. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr reiterates his suspicions that there is fraud involved in the transmission of votes. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

May 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The former LP president has kept mostly to himself save for the occasional camping selfie and food recommendation and when he had to speak up about the hero s burial for the dictator

RELAXED. Roxas during a trip to Orientel Mindoro during his 'Thank You Tour.' Photo from Mar Roxas' Facebook page

One year after loss, life goes on for Grace Poe at the Senate

May 09, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Once a rival of President Rodrigo Duterte Senator Grace Poe is now part of the Senate majority bloc generally supportive of his administration

A year after defeat, Jejomar Binay back to what he loves most

May 09, 2017 - 10:09 AM

UPDATED Take a glimpse of the life of Jejomar Binay a year after he lost in the presidential race

WHERE IS BINAY NOW? Former vice president Jejomar Binay inside his home after casting his vote on May 9, 2016. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Marcos urges SC to proceed with election protest

Jan 26, 2017 - 4:52 PM

Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr files a petition before the Supreme Court seeking to start the preliminary conference of his protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

ELECTION PROTEST. Former senator Bongbong Marcos files an election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Top 10 moments on Twitter in 2016 for the Philippines

Dec 06, 2016 - 6:00 AM

Moments involving AlDub JaDine PresidentDuterte MarcosBurial Manny Pacquiao and Pia Wurtzbach are among the top

Marcos to appeal dismissal of complaint over hash code issue

Nov 03, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Lawyer Vic Rodriguez says the Manila City Prosecutor s Office downplayed the admissions on the unauthorized change in the election server

COMELEC COMPLAINT. Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos' legal counsel Amor Amorado and campaign advisor Jonathan dela Cruz when they filed a complaint before the Commission on Elections last May. Rappler file photo

Prosecutor junks complaint vs Comelec, Smartmatic over hash code

Nov 02, 2016 - 5:01 PM

UPDATED The criminal complaint related to the change of a special character in the transparency server during the 2016 polls is dismissed for lack of merit and insufficiency of evidence

COMPLAINT. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, represented by Abakada party list Representative Jonathan dela Cruz (L) files a complaint against Comelec and Smartmatic officials at the Manila City Prosecutor's Office on May 24, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Can Comelec probe Marcos donation to Duterte?

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The Comelec cannot act unless a formal complaint has been lodged Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez tells Rappler

Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE

Oct 11, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos donation President Rodrigo Duterte says Si Imee pa ang nagbigay Sabi niya inutang daw niya

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte (left) says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos helped fund his presidential bid. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Who are De Lima's 2016 poll contributors?

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:30 PM

UPDATED None of the contributors to the senator s 2016 campaign have been mentioned by the witnesses in the congressional inquiries on the reported drug trade inside Bilibid

DE LIMA. Senator Leila de Lima at the Rapple senatorial debate in April 2016. Rappler file photo

'Practical' to postpone barangay, SK elections – Alvarez

Aug 25, 2016 - 3:16 PM

President Duterte himself is in favor of it as several lawmakers file bills and resolutions seeking to move the elections to October 2018

POSTPONE THE POLLS. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez expresses support for the numerous bills and resolution filed to move this year's barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Comelec division junks ex-Bacolod mayor Puentevella's protest

Aug 22, 2016 - 7:30 AM

The Comelec First Division says Monico Puentevella s election protest against Mayor Evelio Leonardia is baseless and does not show the need for a manual recount

2016 elections 'more credible' than 2010 polls – survey

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:32 PM

In a recent Pulse Asia survey 63 of respondents describe the 2016 elections as more credible than the 2010 polls

POPULAR LEADER. A woman takes a selfie with President Rodrigo Duterte during his first visit to Isabela City, Basilan, on July 21, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

Comelec asks SC to allow 'back up' of files amid Marcos case

Aug 16, 2016 - 9:14 PM

The SC sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal directs the Comelec to send a copy of this request to Vice President Leni Robredo and Ferdinand Marcos Jr

COMELEC REQUEST. The Commission on  Elections requests the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to authorize the backing up of files related to the May 9 polls. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Robredo vs Marcos, Duterte on terrorism, Eric Cray | 12PM wRap

Aug 16, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Watch the 12PM wRap with Chay Hofileña

Robredo camp: Marcos Jr's witnesses are fake

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo s legal team says some witnesses in Bongbong Marcos electoral protest claim their signatures were forged or they were told to surrender their IDs for some government benefits

epa05356827 Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Junior looks on during a press conference in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, Philippines, 11 June 2016. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Junior has said he will file an electoral protest on over alleged manipulation of the unofficial vote count during the 09 May elections. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Robredo replies: Why SC should dismiss Marcos Jr's protest

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Ferdinand Marcos Jr has raised issues other than the results of the VP race and failed to show proof to back up his claims

Why Leni Robredo should file a counter-protest vs Marcos Jr

Aug 09, 2016 - 9:00 AM

To offset any potential votes that Marcos will gain in the recount it is both strategic and necessary for the VP to take a counter offensive A counter protest however is as expensive as filing a protest

Pledges come in to cover Robredo's legal fees for Marcos protest

Aug 04, 2016 - 2:30 PM

UPDATED Individuals and groups plan to help Vice President Leni Robredo as she faces the election protest of former senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr

PISO FOR LENI. Several individuals and groups online pledged donations to help Vice President Leni Robredo with the fees she will face as the case filed by defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos progresses.

Robredo fears legal fees, not Marcos' protest

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:50 PM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that former senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr s protest is baseless and she has nothing to hide

SC grants Marcos petition to protect poll materials

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:12 PM

The Presidential Electoral Tribunal orders the Comelec to protect all poll materials relevant to the election protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo

POLL FRAUD? Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos files an election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Macalintal on 'secret servers': Marcos just dreaming of victory

Jul 26, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The alleged servers have nothing to do with the results of the election for any position says lawyer Romulo Macalintal on the controversy over the 2016 vice presidential race

FIGHT NOT OVER. The camp of former Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr rejoices over Smartmatic's admission that there were 'other servers' in the Comelec election system.

Google: High search interest by Filipinos for Duterte, 2016 polls

Jul 14, 2016 - 11:39 AM

Filipinos are leaning forward online more than ever with a clear intent to search for nationally relevant information says Google

'10 days not enough to answer Marcos election protest'

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Lawyer Romulo Macalintal says former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr s election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo is the longest ever filed in the country

Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos files an election protest against Vice President elect Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

WATCH: The 2016 elections' funniest moments

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:55 PM

From the amusing to the absurd the campaign season didn t lack in humorous moments

Marcos protests Robredo victory on eve of oath-taking

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED Defeated vice presidential bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr files his election protest before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

ELECTION PROTEST. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr files an election protest against Vice President elect Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on June 29. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC junks plea vs extended SOCE deadline

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:16 PM

The petitioners failed to submit a copy of the Comelec resolution extending the deadline for filing Statements of Contributions and Expenditures SOCEs the SC says

Weeks after polls, Comelec denies appeals vs Duterte

Jun 27, 2016 - 6:38 PM

The Comelec releases a copy of its May 31 ruling after Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista was accused of sitting on Rodrigo Duterte s case

epa05390680 Filipino President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks to supporters during a visit in the island of Cebu, Philippines, 25 June 2016. President Duterte said he would offer more cash as bounty for the death of criminals who are planning to liquidate him, days before his inaguration into office. Duterte is set to take his seat as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines on June 30. EPA/JAY ROMMEL LABRA

'Failed leadership' in Comelec: A memo waiting to happen

Jun 25, 2016 - 9:31 AM

For insiders the problem boils down to the ability of Andres Bautista a former big boss in the corporate world to run a collegial body where he has only one vote

ELECTIONS CHIEF. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista, a former law dean appointed by President Benigno Aquino III to the poll body, is set to lead the Comelec until February 2, 2022. File photo by Jay Abad

Comelec Chairman Bautista denies 'failed leadership'

Jun 24, 2016 - 8:38 PM

Citing achievements such as the presidential debates Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says Ewan ko kung matatawag mo itong produkto ng failed leadership

FACING CRITICISM. Weeks after the May 9 elections, all Comelec commissioners write a strongly worded memo criticizing the supposed failures of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Jun 24, 2016 - 1:49 PM

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All Comelec commissioners hit Chairman Bautista

Jun 23, 2016 - 10:26 PM

With a heavy heart Comelec commissioners criticize the failed leadership of the Commission on Elections

COMELEC EN BANC. All 6 Comelec commissioners criticize their chairman, Andres Bautista, over a range of issues after the May 9 elections. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Roxas mom Judy is son's biggest campaign donor

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Judy Araneta Roxas donated P110 million to her son s campaign based on the SOCE filed by defeated presidential bet Manuel Mar Roxas II

CAMPAIGN EXPENSES. Defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II submits his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures, in the form of 50 boxes aboard a yellow truck, to the Commission on Elections on June 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Roxas files SOCE, sends truckload of documents

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:31 PM

3rd UPDATE Defeated presidential bet Manuel Mar Roxas II declares that he spent P487 million during the campaign

TRUCKLOAD OF DOCUMENTS. Defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II sends 50 boxes of documents, aboard a yellow truck, as he submits his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures to the Commission on Elections on June 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec accepts Lim's resignation as CFO head

Jun 21, 2016 - 2:45 PM

UPDATED Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr is named officer in charge of the Comelec s Campaign Finance Office

Comelec Commissioner Christian Robert Lim. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Gov't funds in campaign? DSWD ready for audit – Soliman

Jun 20, 2016 - 6:20 PM

There is no such thing misuse of funds If there is then show me the evidence says Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Dinky Soliman

FUNDS MISUSE? Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon 'Dinky' Soliman said their liquidation reports are open for scrutiny to prove none of their funds were used for the Liberal Party's campaign.

Resigned Comelec CFO head Lim: SOCE filing extension illegal

Jun 20, 2016 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED Commissioner Christian Robert Lim also expressed frustration over the Comelec en banc s decision given his office s efforts to implement campaign finance rules

Strike out late SOCEs, group asks Comelec

Jun 20, 2016 - 1:14 PM

UPDATED The rule of law should favor law abiders not law breakers like LP says Leon Peralta of a newly formed Duterte inspired group

PETITION VS LATE SOCE. Leon Peralta and retired Lt. Col. George Rabusa file a petition against the late-filing of SOCEs on Monday, June 20. Michael Bueza/Rappler

'Significant improvement' seen in PH polls – US think tank

Jun 18, 2016 - 7:16 PM

The US based Carter Center however notes persistent problems such as vote buying and election related violence particularly in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

THE VOTERS. Filipinos looks for their names on the voters list inside a public school turned into a polling precinct in Makati City on May 9. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Comelec extends SOCE filing until June 30

Jun 16, 2016 - 4:50 PM

UPDATED Spokesperson James Jimenez says the decision benefits not only the LP which requested the extension but also others that have yet to file their SOCE

Comelec office: No to LP's late SOCE filing

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Granting the Liberal Party s request for a deadline extension would be unfair to other candidates and parties that complied with the prescribed period

Ex-Comelec chief Brillantes: Late filing of SOCE not illegal

Jun 15, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Sixto Brillantes Jr argues that a Comelec resolution on the filing of 2016 campaign spending reports expanded the provision of the law causing confusion

BRILLANTES ON SOCE. The ex-Comelec chairman shares his thoughts on the issue of late-filing of SOCEs. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler