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Palawan group accuses reelected Governor Alvarez of vote buying

May 19, 2019 - 8:40 PM

'Bakit naman iuugnay sa akin? Nakita ba akong nang-aabot ng pera? Wala eh,' says Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez, in response to vote-buying allegations

Corrupted SD cards delay proclamation of senators

May 19, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Corrupted SD cards stall the transmission of votes from some overseas posts to the Commission on Elections, delaying the proclamation of winning senators

CANVASSING OF VOTES. Commission on Elections Director Frances Arabe briefs the media in a press conference during the national canvassing of votes for senators and party-list groups on May 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On Duterte Youth Cardema's bid for substitution: Questions for Comelec

May 19, 2019 - 8:13 PM

The Comelec en banc will need to decide on whether or not Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's filing a petition for substitution is valid and if he meets qualifications to be a youth representative

DUTERTE YOUT. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is considered resigned as chairman of the National Youth Commission since he filed a petition for substitution as party-list nominee. File photo from National Youth Commission

Isko Moreno to corrupt Manila officials: One strike, you're out

May 19, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Mayor-elect Isko Moreno says leading Manila is a 'one-in-a-million' opportunity he doesn't want to waste

ONE STRIKE POLICY. Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno Domagoso says he doesn't want to waste his chance in leading the country's capital city. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LIVE UPDATES: Philippine elections 2019

May 19, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Follow Rappler’s real-time coverage of the national and local races in the 2019 Philippine elections happening on May 13, 2019

Party-list bid means Cardema resigned as youth chair – Malacañang

May 19, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Ronald Cardema is deemed resigned as National Youth Commission chairman, regardless of the outcome of his petition to become the Duterte Youth nominee

NYC CHIEF. Malacañang says Ronald Cardema will no longer serve as the youth comission's chair. Photo from the National Youth Commission

Lawyers push for urgent proclamation of Senate bets

May 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Election lawyer George Garcia says there is an 'urgency to proclaim' winning senators in the May 13 elections

PROCLAMATION OF WINNERS. Election lawyer George Garcia in an interview with reporters on May 19, 2019, there is an urgency to proclaim winning senators and party-list groups. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Uy retains governorship of Zamboanga del Norte

May 19, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The winners in the congressional races are Romeo Jalosjos Jr (1st district), Glona Labadlabad (2nd district), and Isagani Amatong (3rd district)

PROCLAIMED. Reelectionist Zamboanga del Norte Governor Roberto Uy defeats challenger  Representative Seth Frederick Jalosjos in a close fight. File photo from Zamboanga del Norte PIO

Namfrel hits Comelec for 'preventable' mishaps in 2019 polls

May 19, 2019 - 3:10 PM

'Budget allocation for Philippine elections is always adequate.... The preparations are guided by an election calendar. As the young people would say, 'Anyare?'" asks Namfrel

PRELIMINARY FINDINGS. Namfrel National Council members discuss the poll watchdog's initial assessment of the 2019 Philippine elections on Saturday, May 18. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Manila Bay reclamation 'not a priority' for Isko Moreno

May 19, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Manila Mayor-elect Isko Moreno says it would be better to develop land in Binondo and Ermita

Families from Happyland, Tondo spend Easter with a picnic along the docks of Manila Bay on April 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Mayor-elect Cawaling calls for unity in Boracay

May 19, 2019 - 11:14 AM

'Let us help each other build better relations between the national and local governments,' says Mayor-elect Ceciron Cawaling of Malay, Aklan

UNDERGOING REHABILITATION. Boracay is undergoing continued rehabilitation after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered it closed for 6 months in 2018. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Grace Poe at No. 2: Where fading FPJ magic, being independent brought her

May 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The challenges in her campaign snatch from her the most coveted top rank in the Senate race

Sectoral groups slam suspected electoral fraud in 2019 polls

May 18, 2019 - 10:23 PM

Sectoral groups voice out their concern over perceived irregularities in the midterm polls outside the PICC, where the Commission on Elections is conducting the official canvassing of votes

VOICE OUT. Protesters march towards PICC, Comelec's official canvassing headquarters to voice out against election anomalies, on May 17, 2019. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Isko Moreno expects 'high tolerance' from cops in Manila drug war

May 18, 2019 - 9:56 PM

'Minsan habulan, eh napagod 'yung pulis, binaril na lang sa likod. Eh that's violation of human rights,' says Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno Domagoso

MAYOR-ELECT. Isko Moreno speaks in a Rappler Talk on Saturday, May 18 at the Rappler Headquarters in Pasig City. Rappler screenshot

Isko Moreno: No to building of gym in Arroceros Forest Park

May 18, 2019 - 8:50 PM

'It will be retained as Arroceros park, full of trees that help us breathe better,' says Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno Domagoso

NO TO A GYM. Isko Moreno says he will oppose the building of a gymnasium at the Arroceros Forest Park because he suspects that it will be turned into a cock-fighting arena. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Comelec 'not ready' to proclaim senators this weekend

May 18, 2019 - 7:58 PM

The Commission on Elections says it aims to proclaim winning senators and party-list groups 'in one day but not at the same time'

CANVASSING VOTES. The canvassing of votes for senators and party-list groups is ongoing at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec clarifies Duterte Youth's Cardema met deadline for substitution

May 18, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Comelec Director Frances Arabe says the poll body's Commission en banc is currently tackling Cardema's petition for substitution for the party list's nominees

POLL BODY. The Commission on Elections office at the Palacio Del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[EXPLAINER] Transmission glitches don't necessarily mean electoral fraud

May 18, 2019 - 7:00 PM

All baseless accusations that can erode the people’s trust and confidence in the results, in Comelec, and in the election system as a whole would not only be irresponsible, but dangerous

I voted for my nephew's future but I felt I failed him

May 18, 2019 - 5:00 PM

How can I explain to my nephew that Filipinos elected candidates who lied, stole money from the people, and whose backgrounds are questionable?

Jalosjos proclaimed mayor in Dapitan

May 18, 2019 - 4:42 PM

(UPDATED) Reelectionist Mayor Rosalina Jalosjos is finally proclaimed as the winner, defeating her challenger, former Dipolog City mayor Evelyn Uy

DAPITAN CITY MAYOR-ELECT. Members of Dapitan Board of Canvassers proclaim Mayor Rosalina G. Jalosjos winner. Rappler file photo

Ka Leody wants to suspend canvassing of votes

May 18, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Leody de Guzman also questions the 'undue haste' in the proclamation of Senate and party-list winners

PROTEST. Leody de Guzman and Erin Tañada march towards PICC, Comelec official canvassing headquarters to protest against election anomalies on May 17, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION] Why academic achievements are not enough

May 18, 2019 - 12:38 PM

'Being an academic does not mean resting on our laurels nor turning our social media posts into our curriculum vitae. It means using knowledge in upholding the duty to be one with the vulnerable sectors in opposing oppressive systems.'

Liberal Party bets dominate local races again in Calbayog City

May 18, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Liberal Party candidates win in the races for vice mayor, and took 10 of 12 city council seats in Calbayog City, Samar

PROCLAIMED. The proclaimed councilors of Calbayog City's 2nd District come from the Liberal Party. Photo by John Sydric Rendeza/Rappler

Covering the PDP-Laban, Duterte campaign despite the Rappler ban

May 18, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'I had to be invisible to be present'

END OF THE CAMPAIGN. Taken after the President's speech during PDP-Laban's miting de avance in Pasig City, the last event of the 2019 campaign.  Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Youth officials, cancer patient among PPCRV volunteers in Albay

May 18, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Meet some of the volunteers of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting in Albay

YOUTH VOLUNTEERS. The youth officials with another PPCRV volunteer. (Left to right) Analiza Villegas, Mark Anthony Bongalbal, and Maybelle Bogñalbal. Photo by Mavic Conde

[OPINION] The lies they pushed on Election Day

May 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Checking viral claims as politicians play dirty

Gravedigger wins as top councilor in Batangas town

May 18, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Arnel Garces also ran as an independent

Photo from the Konsehal Arnel Garces facebook page

Palawan town reelects anti-mining mayor

May 17, 2019 - 11:12 PM

'You can rest assured that I will continue to serve with a heart for the townspeople and environment. I believe when you're serving the people, you're also serving God,' says Mayor-elect Mary Jean Feliciano

How Top 15 senatorial candidates performed in INC provinces

May 17, 2019 - 10:06 PM

Did Iglesia Ni Cristo-backed senatorial candidates succeed in the 10 provinces with the most members?

Comelec says Namfrel aware of transmission router

May 17, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez says Namfrel was in the meeting where this was approved unanimously

TRANSMISSION ROUTER. Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez in a press conference on May 17, 2019, shows the media the minutes of the meeting on the transmission routers for the May 13 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Groups ask Comelec to suspend proclamation of winning party lists

May 17, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Party-list groups Append, Partido Lakas ng Masa, Murang Kuryente, and Ang Nars make the call as allegations of fraud continue to hound the 2019 elections

SUSPEND PROCLAMATION. Partido Lakas ng Masa's lawyer Aaron Pedrosa and Append's lawyer Romel Bagares show their petitions to media on May 17, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Power back in Zamboanga del Sur town, but canvassing still stalled

May 17, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Vote canvassing is disrupted after 6 unidentified gunmen strafed the electrical transformer that powers the municipal hall

WAITING. Election officials, poll watchers and police wait for the canvassing to resume at the Municipal Hall of Dimataling. Photo by Hanie Lou Baya

Duterte bets enjoy landslide win in UAE

May 17, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Registered Filipino voters in the UAE have made their voices known after participating in the month-long electoral exercise that took place at the Philippine Embassy and Consulate from April 13 to May 13

PH ELECTIONS IN UAE. Registered Filipino voters in the UAE have made their voices known after participating in the month-long electoral exercise that took place at the Philippine Embassy and Consulate from April 13 to May 13. Photo courtesy of The Filipino Times

[ANALYSIS] How to fix what went wrong in the 2019 elections

May 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Abandoning the automated system and going back to manual is a far worse option

Duterte Youth’s Cardema can't substitute for party list nominee – Comelec

May 17, 2019 - 5:47 PM

'The period for substitution has already lapsed,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez

DUTERTE YOUTH CHAIRMAN. Duterte Youth Chair Ronald Cardema sought to substitute his wife, Ducielle Cardema as the group's nominee for the 2019 polls. RTVM screenshot

Piñol's brother, daughter win posts in Cotabato province

May 17, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Piñol has three other brothers who lost their election bids

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol's daughter Krista Piñol Solis wins a seat at the Provincial Board of Cotobato's 2nd District while M'lang Vice Mayor Joselito Piñol continues to hold his position. Photo of Krista Piñol and Joselito Piñol from Facebook.

Rappler PLUS members briefing: Unpacking the 2019 election results

May 17, 2019 - 4:40 PM

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Losing Negros Occidental town mayor seeks recount of votes

May 17, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor questions the validity of the election results after losing to a neophyte candidate

Proclamation of winning senators seen this weekend

May 17, 2019 - 3:42 PM

Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says the proclamation of winning senators in the 2019 elections may take place as early as Saturday afternoon, May 18

CANVASSING OF VOTES. The Commission on Elections led by Chairman Sheriff Abas (1st from right) conducts the canvassing of votes for senators and party-list groups at the Philippine International Convention Center on May 15, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Impunity in Cebu and why covering this election was personal

May 17, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Most people who follow the news noticed that there were at least 3 to 4 shootings happening every day.... I’m no longer watching impunity from a safe distance.

Tribal leader makes history as new mayor of Palawan town

May 17, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Tribal leader Otol Odi, 77, is elected mayor of Rizal town based on a campaign promise to protect their ancestral land

MAKING HISTORY. A member of the Palaw'an indigenous group makes history as the first member of the tribe to become a mayor. Photo from the Facebook page of Mackie Ong Baluyut

Laguna social enterprise upcycles campaign materials

May 17, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Junk Not turns campaign materials into chairs and bags to be donated to different schools

UPCYCLED. Some of the items made from campaign tarpaulins. Photo courtesy of DENR CALABARZON

Bam Aquino amid canvassing of votes: Pray for me, pray for country

May 17, 2019 - 3:15 PM

'Hindi mauubos ang pagmamahal ko sa ating mga kababayan maganda man o hindi ang resulta ng eleksyon,' says reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino

'PRAY FOR ME' Reelectionist senatorial candidate Bam Aquino pens a message to supporters on May 17, 2019, as the partial unofficial count shows him just outside the winning circle of the 2019 midterm elections. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Comelec turns over Transparency Server logs to PPCRV

May 17, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Comelec says PPCRV will do the initial review and produce a report based on examination of the server logs. After that, copies of the logs will also be released to other accredited organizations, including media.

TRANSPARENCY LOGS. Comelec Commissioner Marlon Casquejo turns over devices containing the Transparency server logs to PPCRV representatives

As Lito Lapid enjoys Pampanga support, son Mark loses Porac bid

May 17, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Mark fails to clinch the mayoral seat in his family's hometown

Tension builds as vote counting drags on in Dapitan City

May 17, 2019 - 1:52 PM

No winners have been proclaimed so far. Protesters have gathered at the Dapitan Government Center where the canvassing is held.

DELAYS. Army soldiers take a nap while other teams secure the Dapitan City Government Center where the counting and canvassing of votes are held. Contributed photo

Prosecutor junks vote buying raps vs Cebu SK members

May 17, 2019 - 1:44 PM

'Circumstances narrated by complainants are viewed contrary to human experience when illegal or illicit trade or actions are done,' says the prosecutor

Grupo Progreso wins big in Bacolod City

May 17, 2019 - 1:38 PM

The official proclamation is delayed as defective secure device (SD) cards from 4 clustered precincts halted the counting of votes

REELECTION. The City Board of Canvassers officially proclaims incumbent Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia. Photo from Evelio "Bing" Leonardia Facebook page

Jinggoy Estrada concedes defeat, urges 'independent Senate'

May 17, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Former senator Jinggoy Estrada also calls reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay 'the better person' to cop the final spot in the Magic 12. The 13th placer based on the unofficial count is his half-brother, Senator JV Ejercito.

SENATE BID. Former senator Jinggoy Estrada addresses a crowd at an El Shaddai event during the 2019 election campaign. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Lawyer linked to Atio Castillo death cover-up wins in 2019 elections

May 17, 2019 - 11:06 AM

The Senate committee that probed into the death of hazing victim Atio Castillo earlier recommended 'immediate institution of proper disciplinary or disbarment proceedings' against Anarna

WINNER. Lawyer Kevin Anarna is set to become a board member in Cavite's 5th district. Photo from Anarna's Facebook Page