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2019 party list winners: Where their votes came from

May 24, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Here are the different strategies through which the 51 party-list groups consolidated their votes in the 2019 elections

Akbayan loses House seat for first time since 1998 polls

May 22, 2019 - 8:15 PM

It's a heartbreaking defeat for one of the longest serving party-list organizations in Congress and a significant voice in the opposition

AKBAYAN NOMINEES. Akbayan party-list loses its seat in the House of Representatives during the 2019 Philippine elections. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Comelec proclaims 51 winning groups in 2019 party-list elections

May 22, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Party-list group Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) tops the race, gaining the maximum 3 seats allowed in the House of Representatives

The party-lists representatives. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cebu bettor wins over P100M Lotto 6/42 jackpot

May 22, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The winning combination of 19-34-25-01-04-13 gives a P107, 289, 200.80 payoff

Top Palawan politicians capture key posts ahead of province’s planned split

May 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Governor Jose Alvarez, Vice Governor Victorino Dennis Socrates, and two of 3 lawmakers are reelected, while another congressman is replaced by his sister

PALAWAN POLS. Governor Jose Alvarez (1st from left) lead the politicians who won key posts in Palawan in the 2019 polls. Photos from Palawan official website, House of Representatives website, and Facebook accounts

Sibling rivalries weaken Amante, Plaza clans in Agusan provinces

May 22, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur governors who sought House seats in 2019 win

NEW LAWMAKERS. Agusan del Sur Governor Adolph Edward Plaza (L) and Agusan del Norte Governor Maria Angelica Amante Matba win as representatives in the May 2019 elections. Photo of Plaza from Facebook, photo of Amante Matba from PIA

Bam Aquino's reelection loss: A case of miscalculation?

May 22, 2019 - 8:00 AM

(3rd UPDATE) When Bam Aquino hinged his campaign on the failures of the TRAIN law, he failed to take into account that President Duterte's popularity had recovered from that, says political scientist Gene Pilapil

The opposition coalition presented its full senatorial slate for the 2019 elections at a gathering of supporters graced by Vice President Leni Robredo and former President Noynoy Aquino at Barangay Parang in Marikina. The senatorial candidates are Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Gary Alejano, Atty Makalintal, Erin Tanada, Florin Hilbay and Samira Gutoc. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

9 out of 12 elected senatorial bets are Duterte allies

May 22, 2019 - 3:00 AM

While Malacañang attributes their victory to 'Duterte magic,' most of the winning candidates are also reelectionist senators or politicians with familiar names

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Senators Sonny Angara and Cynthia Villar on the sidelines of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) miting de avance at the PhilSports Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City on May 11, 2019. Also in the photo is Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Pagadian exec linked to pyramid scam wins as mayor

May 20, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Samuel Co of the infamous Aman Futures Group defeats the incumbent mayor of Pagadian City in the May 13 elections

VICTORIOUS. PDP LABAN mayoral bet Samuel Co arise victorious as he was proclaimed as the winner for 2019 election bid on Saturday, May 18. Photo by Stephen Bryan Esic

Negros Occidental town buries slain councilor it made topnotcher

May 20, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Moises Padilla town lays to rest Michael Garcia, who, despite being killed in an ambush, is reelected the No. 1 councilor

Residents of Moises Padilla mourn the deaths of the Garcias as they paid their last respects at San Isidro Labrador Parish on Saturday, May 18.Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Ex-SC justice Velasco is new Marinduque governor

May 20, 2019 - 11:28 AM

A new dynasty is born in Marinduque: Velasco's son is also reelected representative while his wife is mayor-elect of Torrijos town

NEW GOVERNOR. Retired Supreme Court justice and governor-elect of Marinduque Presbitero Velasco Jr (utmost right) poses with President Rodrigo Duterte at the birthday party of the younger Velasco, Lord Allan (2nd from left) on November 3, 2018. Presidential Photo

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 (2nd from left) is proclaimed by the Provincial Board of Canvassers on May 18, 2019, after he defeated challenger Representative Seth Frederick Jalosjos in a close fight. Rappler photo

[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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Ex-Pampanga town mayor beats incumbent by 27 votes

May 17, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Former Magalang town mayor Romulo Pecson returns to his old post by beating incumbent Malu Lacson by a narrow margin

Old names dominate Bicol polls

May 17, 2019 - 10:28 AM

The same names win in the 2019 local races in Bicol region

[OPINION] Should we be optimistic after the 2019 elections?

May 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Bright spots in the poll results offer some rays of hope

Coin toss decides mayoral race in Palawan town

May 17, 2019 - 6:50 AM

A coin toss is needed to settle who between reelectionist Noel Beronio and challenger former mayor Sue Cudilla will be proclaimed mayor

'Most anti-Duterte mayor' wins 3rd term in Cagayan De Oro City

May 16, 2019 - 1:42 PM

Cagayan De Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno is tagged the 'most anti-Duterte mayor' during the campaign by his rival Pompee La Viña, the social media director of President Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 presidential campaign

LANDSLIDE VICTORY. Cagayan De Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno is proclaimed winner in the mayoral race on May 15, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Ineffective? 27 of 36 bets in Duterte drug list win in 2019 polls

May 16, 2019 - 11:45 AM

In an upset to the Duterte administration, 3 of 4 candidates named in the narcolist win in the 2019 elections

DRUG LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte shows his consolidated drug list, which comprises of names of government officials. Malacañang file photo

Yap wins hairline victory against Evasco in Bohol gubernatorial race

May 16, 2019 - 10:06 AM

(UPDATED) Evasco is President Rodrigo Duterte's former Cabinet Secretary. He plans to file an electoral protest.

Ang Probinsyano heading to Congress: Where did its votes come from?

May 15, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Party-list group Ang Probinsyano is assured of at least one seat in the House of Representatives, after it banked on the popularity of its namesake hit action TV series

Complete, official results of 2019 senatorial elections

May 15, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Here are the official results of the 2019 senatorial elections, as released by the National Board of Canvassers

Photos inside the national canvassing area in PICC. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Samira Gutoc tops senatorial polls in Marawi City

May 15, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The senatorial candidate from Marawi is the overwhelming first placer, getting 84% of all votes cast on May 13 in her home turf

LANDSLIDE WIN. Fellow Maranaos give Samira Gutoc wide lead against her rivals in the senatorial race. Photo by Leanne Jazul

Was transmission of 2019 PH election results better or worse?

May 15, 2019 - 12:39 PM

A more transparent system is clearly needed. It is only through more transparency that the Comelec can dispel doubts about the process.

POLL CLOSING. Board of Election canvassers print election returns as the poll closes in Araullo High School, Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Emerson Lachica proclaimed new Kalibo, Aklan mayor

May 15, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Former municipal engineer Emerson Lachica is the brother of incumbent Kalibo Mayor William Lachica

NEW MAYOR. File photo of Kalibo, Aklan's new mayor Emerson Lachica.

Hugpong ng Pagbabago sweeps Senate race in Davao City

May 15, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Davaoeños Bong Go and Ronald dela Rosa clinch the top two spots in the Senate race in the Duterte bailiwick of Davao City

2019 HNP Campaign Caravan for Senators at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on Thursday night, May 9. Crowds staying outside the big tent of the campaign rally stayed even with the sudden heavy rains. Rappler photo

Team Pacquiao scores victory in 2019 Philippine elections

May 15, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Those close to the fighting senator have found success, with family and friends winning government posts

INFLUENTIAL. Manny Pacquiao has a massive effect both on the local and national levels. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


One vote is all it takes for Leyte town mayor-elect to defeat incumbent

May 15, 2019 - 2:32 AM

In San Isidro, Leyte, one vote spells all the difference

NEW MAYOR. Veloso clan celebrates the victory of Wingbebot Veloso (in white polo-shirt with sunglasses), Ching Veloso (in red-black stripes) and Anna Veloso Tuazon (in white blouse) in the midterm elections, May 14 at San Isidro Municipal Hall. Photo by Anna Veloso Tuazon's Facebook Page

Pacquiao trainer Buboy Fernandez wins as Polangui vice mayor

May 15, 2019 - 1:04 AM

The eight-division world champion's confidante takes on a bigger role after first serving as councilor

TRUSTED. Buboy Fernandez has helped Manny Pacquiao clinch two rousing wins since taking over as chief trainer. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Jinggoy Estrada loses in hometown San Juan

May 15, 2019 - 12:26 AM

His half-brother JV Ejercito places 3rd in San Juan City. Grace Poe, a San Juan resident, tops the count.

OUT OF MAGIC 12. Jinggoy Estrada also fails to woo voters in his hometown of San Juan City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

2010 Bar exam blast survivors win local races

May 14, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Almost 9 years after the 2010 Bar exam blasts, two women prevail in their bids for local positions

COUNCILORS. Two victims of the 2010 Bar exam blast emerged victorious in local races.

‘Cebuano Hotshot’ Dondon Hontiveros scores city council seat

May 14, 2019 - 11:04 PM

A winner throughout his basketball career, the 41-year-old claims victory in his first foray into politics in Cebu City

STICKING TO SPORTS. Dondon Hontiveros says he would prioritize developing youth activities and sports in Cebu City. Photo from FIBA

TIME-LAPSE: Leading senators in first 12 hours of results transmission

May 14, 2019 - 10:06 PM

Top senatorial candidates' places remain stable despite issues with the Comelec transparency server transmissions

 CONSISTENT. Cynthia Villar, Grace Poe, Bong Go, Pia Cayetano, Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, and Edgardo "Sonny Angara remain in the top 6 throughout the first twelve hours

LIST: Top 3 Senate bets per town, city, province, overseas post

May 14, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Check this list of leading senatorial candidates in different cities and municipalities, provinces, and overseas posts based on official certificates of canvass

CANVASSING OF VOTES. Staff of the Commission on Elections help in canvassing votes for senators and party-list groups at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on May 14, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Did your favorite 'Ang Probinsyano' cast member win in the 2019 midterm elections?

May 14, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Actors-turned-politicians have come and go in the long-running TV series

'Dragon slayer' Kaka Bag-ao wins as Dinagat Islands governor

May 14, 2019 - 9:16 PM

The Dinagat Islands Representative defeats another member of the once powerful Ecleo clan

Bag-Ao kicks off campaign for governor of Dinagat islands. Photo courtesy of Office of Rep. Kaka J. Bag-ao

Many party-list groups win in 'home' regions, provinces

May 14, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Quite expectedly, a big chunk of votes of many party-list groups in the 2019 elections come from where their nominees are from

Marcoses take seats in Senate, Congress, province and city

May 14, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The icing on the cake for the Marcos family is Michael Marcos Keon's hairline victory over Chevylle Fariñas in the race for Laoag City mayor

MARCOS SCION. Senior Board Member Matthew Marcos Manotoc was proclaimed governor-elect of Ilocos Norte on May 14, 2019. Photo by Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte Media Office

Mar Roxas fails to top senatorial polls in Western Visayas

May 14, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The Otso Diretso candidate ranks only fourth in his home region, behind party mate Bam Aquino

Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas fails to secure top place in his bailiwick region. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Pineda clan, allies dominate Pampanga polls

May 14, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Mother and son Pinedas switch places as Pampanga's top provincial leaders. Incumbent Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda slides down to vice governor, while her son Dennis climbs up from vice governor to governor.

FAMILY AFFAIRS. A campaign poster of the Pinedas. Photo from Facebook of Dennis Pineda

Imee Marcos tops election results in the north

May 14, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Marcos amasses more than 2 million votes in CAR and Region I combined

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos files her Certificate of Candidacy for Senator on October 16, 2018, at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] #PHVote 2019: Of upsets and surprises

May 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Where is the hope?

In Bicol, 4 Otso Diretso candidates make it to Magic 12

May 14, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Senatorial candidates Bam Aquino, Mar Roxas, Chel Diokno, and Gary Alejano are in the winners' circle for the region of Bicol