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Marcos' questions on election system integrity will prolong case – Macalintal

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo s lawyer Romulo Macalintal says the Presidential Electoral Tribunal must first resolve the issue on the integrity of the election system before proceeding with the recount

PET. Former senator Bongbong Marcos attends the preliminary conference brief on his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Is Estelito Mendoza joining Marcos' legal team for his election case?

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The solicitor general of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos appears during the Supreme Court s preliminary conference for Bongbong Marcos electoral protest

PLUNDER LAWYER. Veteran litigator Estelito Mendoza attends a court hearing on February 9, 2017 for his new plunder client, former Senator Bong Revilla. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Marcos hopes ballot recount will start by September

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:11 PM

In the preliminary conference for his electoral protest Marcos says the recount should be initially held in Camarines Sur Iloilo and Negros Occidental

CONFIDENCE. Defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos and his lawyers expressed confidence after the PET's preliminary conference on Tuesday, July 11. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Robredo lawyer: Marcos ‘fishing for evidence’

Jul 05, 2017 - 5:58 PM

In a motion for reconsideration filed with the High Court election lawyer Romulo Macalintal argues that former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr himself is not sure of his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

SETTLED. Vice President Leni Robredo with her lawyer Romulo Macalintal pays the P8 million cash deposit required by the Supreme Court (SC) for the counter-protest she filed against former senator Bongbong Marcos at the SC in Manila on May 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bayron regains seat as Puerto Princesa mayor

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron is back as city chief months after he was removed from the position

BACK. Lucilo Bayron with Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez and DILG Regional Director Florida Maranan Dijan, among others, after he took his oath. Photo from Richard Ligad's Facebook account

Marcos urged to pay P2.08-B Comelec expenses due to his protest

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The P2 08 billion is the cost of the non return of 97 365 vote counting machines to technology provider Smartmatic

SERVICE FEE. Vice President Leni Robredo settles the first half of the P15 million service fee required by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal on May 2, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

The week in photos: June 3-9, 2017

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:51 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CLASSES SUSPENDED. Philippine Army Scout Rangers crouch in a classroom during a mission to flush out Islamist militant snipers in Marawi on June 6, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Facebook bans graphics-only live polls

May 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Facebook pages that violate the policy will see their live broadcasts demoted

TIMELINE: Marcos-Robredo election case

May 09, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Here are the key moments in the legal battle between Vice President Leni Robredo and her rival in the May 2016 polls former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Robredo wants Marcos motion vs counter-protest out of SC records

May 08, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo say the pleading filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr against her counter protest is already moot and academic

Vice President Leni Robredo with her lawyer Romulo Macalintal pays the P8 million cash deposit required by the Supreme Court (SC) for the counter-protest she filed against former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. at the SC in Manila on May 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo pays P8-M deposit for electoral protest fee

May 02, 2017 - 9:48 AM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo raises the required amount from her personal funds and loans from relatives of her late husband

PAID. Vice President Leni Robredo pays the deposit required by the High Court in the review of ballots in the electoral protest of former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr on May 2, 2017. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Marcos asks SC to dismiss Robredo's counter-protest

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:26 PM

3rd UPDATE Lawyers of defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos stress that Vice President Leni Robredo failed to pay the fee required by the Supreme Court for the recount of ballots

SETTLED. Former senator Bongbong Marcos arrives at the Supreme Court on Monday, April 17, 2017, to post a cash deposit of P36 million as initial payment for his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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Apr 19, 2017 - 12:47 PM

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Robredo to pay protest fee only after recount of Marcos ballots – lawyer

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:37 PM

We will only pay after Mr Marcos [has] already finished the revision and the recount of the ballot says the Vice President s lawyer Romulo Macalintal

WILLING TO PAY. Lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo say she is willing to settle the P15 million the SC required for her election counter-protest to proceed. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

LOOK: Marcos' donors for the P36-million recount fee

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:50 PM

We have done this because it is our heartfelt wish that the election protest be resolved with dispatch the donors are quoted as saying

FIRST TRANCHE. Former Senator Bongbong Marcos Jr arrives at the Supreme Court on Monday, April 17, 2017, to post a cash deposit of P36 million as initial installment of his poll protest fee . Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

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Apr 17, 2017 - 7:49 PM

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Marcos pays P36M for first installment of recount fee

Apr 17, 2017 - 4:50 PM

3rd UPDATE The defeated vice presidential candidate says friends and supporters pulled in resources to raise the P36 million

Duterte tops TIME 100 online poll

Apr 17, 2017 - 2:40 PM

The official TIME 100 list of the world s most influential people will be out on April 20

POPULAR. President Rodrigo Duterte is swarmed by supporters after delivering his speech during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. Malacanang Photo

Marcos must pay P185M for all poll precincts, says Robredo lawyer

Apr 17, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo also says former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr should be the first to pay the recount fee

MANIFESTATION. Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyer Romulo Macalintal has filed a manifestation tot he Supreme Court, following the order for their camp to pay P15 million for the election protest filed against them by former senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

SC orders P81-M payment for Marcos protest vs Robredo

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:40 AM

UPDATED Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr will have to pay P66 02 million while Vice President Leni Robredo will have to settle P15 43 million

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 7, 2017

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

Trust in Duterte erodes among the poor

Apr 05, 2017 - 5:27 PM

It is not interestingly the case among the middle class and the rich among whom the President s trust ratings are statistically unchanged since July 2016

WITH THE PEOPLE. Duterte listening to a Davao City resident in his office. Photo by Davao City Government

Suu Kyi's new gov't faces first test at Myanmar polls

Apr 01, 2017 - 11:13 AM

UPDATED With only 19 seats up for election the poll is unlikely to alter the balance of power in a government firmly dominated by Suu Kyi s National League for Democracy

TEST. In this file photo, Myanmar State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi reviews a military honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 18, 2016. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Bongbong Marcos asks SC to dismiss Robredo appeal

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:19 AM

The camp of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr also urges the SC to immediately conduct the necessary actions to proceed with the election case against Vice President Leni Robredo

OPPOSITION. The camp of former senator Bongbong Marcos filed a comment against Vice President Leni Robredo's appeal to the Supreme Court ruling that his election protest is sufficient in form and substance. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Samsung drops from 7th to 49th in U.S. brand reputation survey

Feb 21, 2017 - 2:37 PM

A political scandal involving Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong and the Note 7 snafu take their toll on the South Korean tech giant

A Samsung logo is displayed in a mall beneath the company's headquarters in the Gangnam district of Seoul on October 12, 2016. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Indonesia's capital Jakarta votes for next governor

Feb 14, 2017 - 11:17 AM

UPDATED It will be a test of Indonesia’s religious intolerance a battle of emotions versus rationality and one that is predicted to be an extremely close race in what has been a rollercoaster campaign season

Political polling is often right, despite Trump's shock win – study

Feb 05, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Polls correctly predict elections 9 out of 10 times said the findings by the University of Houston published in the journal Science

In this file photo, then-Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses supporters at Macomb Community College on October 31, 2016 in Warren, Michigan. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP

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Jan 30, 2017 - 8:38 PM

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Jan 19, 2017 - 9:12 PM

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Marcos wants SC action on Comelec's 'failed' SD card decryption

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:34 PM

For us this is quite disheartening and highly irregular says the camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr

SUSPICIOUS. The camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos finds the Comelec's failure to decrypt the unused SD cards suspicious, raising speculations on poll fraud. Rappler file photo

Trump's popularity lowest of any U.S. president in decades – polls

Jan 17, 2017 - 11:42 PM

UPDATED The president elect immediately slams the findings pointing out that a majority of surveys ahead of his electoral win predicted victory for his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to the media following a meeting with Steve Harvey at Trump Tower on January 13, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Bryan R. Smith

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

Marcos camp: Data in unused SD cards prove poll fraud

Jan 16, 2017 - 7:30 PM

But Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says it is better to let the process of decryption be completed first and not to speculate on the supposed files in the SD cards

ELECTION FRAUD. The camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos asserts that data found in unused VCMs prove that the election system is tampered.  File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Comelec junks poll protest vs Cagayan governor

Nov 19, 2016 - 2:03 PM

The Comelec Second Division says the election protest of defeated gubernatorial bet Cristina Antonio is insufficient in form and content

CAGAYAN GOVERNOR. The Comelec Second Division has junked an election protest against Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba (left) filed by defeated candidate Cristina Antonio. File photo by Rappler

How the polls got it so wrong on Trump

Nov 09, 2016 - 7:49 PM

The crystal ball has a big crack in it my friend University of Virginia political professor Larry Sabato says

A TRUMP WIN. US President-elect Donald Trump arrives at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. Base photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Liza Soberano tops Rappler's Star Magic Ball 2016 best dressed poll

Oct 23, 2016 - 9:52 PM

A closer look at Liza s stunning ball gown by Michael Cinco

Facebook poll: Is the Philippines better off with China than the US?

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:40 PM

We ask our online followers what they think of President Rodrigo Duterte s pivot to China

Golden State overwhelming NBA title favorites in GM poll

Oct 19, 2016 - 5:34 AM

A whopping 69 of GMs expect the Golden State Warriors to reclaim the NBA title this season

TITLE FAVORITES. Golden State has added Kevin Durant from Oklahoma City to an already formidable squad. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Quiz: How prepared are you for the unexpected?

Oct 07, 2016 - 10:30 PM

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Comelec junks protest vs Makati Mayor Abby Binay

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The Comelec First Division says Romulo Kid Peña Jr did not indicate the particular precincts where voting machines wrongly scanned ballots

THANKING COMELEC. Makati City Mayor Abigail 'Abby' Binay Campos thanks the Commission on Elections for junking the 'sham' protest filed by her rival, Romulo 'Kid' Peña Jr, against her electoral victory. File photo by the Makati City government

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Aug 29, 2016 - 12:03 PM

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LOOK: Senate panel recommends postponement of barangay, SK polls

Aug 29, 2016 - 8:13 AM

17 senators have so far signed the committee report recommending the postponement of the elections from October 31 2016 to October 30 2017

File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

150 arrested in Zambia over poll protest

Aug 16, 2016 - 8:35 PM

The people of Southern Province were very sure that Hichilema was going to win and this sparked riots resulting into the arrest of 150 people the province s police commissioner Godwin Phiri says in a statement

EDGAR LUNGU. Zambia's ruling party Patriotic Front president-elect Edgar Lungu's supporters celebrate after the announcement of Lungu as the Presidential race winner on August 15, 2016 in Lusaka. Photo by Dawood Salim/AFP

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

Aug 16, 2016 - 12:35 PM

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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

Ex-Comelec Commissioner Sarmiento to chair PPCRV

Aug 15, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Former Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento succeeds Ambassador Henrietta Tita de Villa who co founded election watchdog PPCRV in 1991

NEW PPCRV CHAIRMAN. Former Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento is set to chair the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting starting November 1. Screen grab from Rappler video

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

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Aug 02, 2016 - 7:32 PM

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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.