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The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

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

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Father brings whole family to register for 2019 elections

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Nelson Almario and his family spend the whole afternoon at the registration center in Arroceros, Manila, to make sure the candidates they choose to support in the 2019 polls would have a better chance of winning

FAMILY. Nelson Alamrio made sure his whole family would register for the upcoming 2019 midterm elections. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands troop to Comelec offices on last day of voters' registration

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Long queues form outside Comelec offices even before they open early Saturday morning, as voters try to make their voice count in the May 2019 elections

MASS. People massed at the obby of Quezon City Hall. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

First-time voters: 'As young people, we could change something'

Sep 29, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Students register for the 2019 midterm elections and rush to make it back in time for class

RUSH. Voters trying to beat the September 29 registration deadline rush to the Comelec office in Arroceros, Manila on September 28, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LIST: Satellite voters' registration sites in Metro Manila open on September 29

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:00 AM

On Saturday, September 29, the last day of voters' registration for the 2019 elections, the Comelec's offices nationwide will be open

RUSH. Voters trying to beat the September 29 registration deadline rush to the Comelec office in Arroceros, Manila on September 28, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

No extension for voters' registration – Comelec

Sep 28, 2018 - 5:47 PM

The last day for registration to vote for the 2019 elections is on Saturday, September 29.

LINES. Voters flock to the Comelec office at the Quezon City Hall on Friday, September 28, 2018, the second to the last day of registration for the May 2019 elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

U.S. residents can register to vote through Snapchat

Sep 27, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The initiative aims to help solve low voter turnout ahead of the US midterm elections

REGISTER TO VOTE. Snapchat's new feature aims to increase the young voter turnout. Image from Snapchat website.

'Push mo,' Comelec says as voter registration set to end

Sep 27, 2018 - 3:12 PM

'Worth it 'yan. Push mo,' says the Commission on Elections days before the end of voter registration

VOTER REGISTRATION. Residents of Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City fill up a Comelec registration form at the barangay Comelec satellite center on September 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#PHvote: How to register as voter in the Philippines

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:53 PM

Exercise your right to vote for the country's leaders, but first you have to register. Follow the steps here.

VOTER REGISTRATION. Residents of Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City on Monday, September 24, 2018, fill out forms at the barangay satellite regisration center during the first day of the last week of voters registration for the May 2019 elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec: You want change? Register to vote

Sep 18, 2018 - 4:30 PM

For the 2019 elections, voter registration ends on September 29, 2018

ELECTION MATTERS. Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez speaks in a Quezon City press conference on May 14, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Voter registration banned in malls linked to gov't officials

Sep 11, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The ban applies to malls owned, leased, or occupied by any government official or by 'any person who is related to any city/municipal/barangay official' up to the 4th degree

SATELLITE REGISTRATION. An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Special voter registrations set for Bangsamoro plebiscite

Sep 10, 2018 - 1:25 PM

The satellite voter registrations will be held from September 11 to 13 in the Bangsamoro plebiscite areas in Mindanao

PLEBISCITE SOON. The landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law is up for a plebiscite in Mindanao on January 21, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Voter registration for 2019 polls resumes on July 2

Jun 19, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The registration drive will be held nationwide from July 2 to September 29, 2018, except in Marawi City which is still undergoing rehabilitation

VOTER REGISTRATION. In this file photo, old and new voters troop to the Quezon City Hall to register for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

2018 barangay, SK polls voter registration set Nov 6 to 30

Oct 24, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The Commission on Elections resumes the registration of voters following the postponement of the village and youth council elections to May 2018

VOTER REGISTRATION. Students fill out SK application forms outside the Comelec-Quezon City District 2 Office. File photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Comelec to prioritize female voter applicants on Int'l Women's Day

Mar 07, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Special satellite voters registration areas will be set up on March 8 in Metro Manila and in 22 highly urbanized cities nationwide

LIST: Schedule of satellite Metro voters' registration

Jan 21, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Interested parties may request for satellite registration activities in their area in preparation for the 2017 barangay and SK polls says the Comelec

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

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Jan 16, 2017 - 8:46 PM

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Youth groups want 15 more days for SK registration

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:28 PM

The petitioners tell the Supreme Court that the Comelec violated the SK Reform Act which provides for an enlistment period of no less than 30 days

Registration for 2016 barangay, SK polls set for July 15-30

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:46 PM

The village and youth council elections will be on October 31

VOTERS' REGISTRATION. Voters fill out forms as they register at a Commission on Elections office in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#AnimatED: Credible election as final arbiter

May 02, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Comelec needs to redeem itself on May 9 and beyond

Advice from banks: How to prevent identity theft

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The weakest link in a social network is the one person who did not protect himself or herself

DATA BREACHED

Experts fear identity theft, scams due to Comelec leak

Apr 01, 2016 - 10:36 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Hackers have obtained information about voters which could allow criminals to commit identity theft This can be considered the biggest private data leak in Philippine history

#PHVote: How accessible are the 2016 elections to PWDs?

Mar 12, 2016 - 1:15 PM

As the Comelec gears up for the elections some groups are wondering: will they be able to vote?

PREPARATIONS. With just over a month before the polls open, problems are cropping up for the Commission on Elections. Will accessibility be one of them? Image courtesy of Mara Mercado

What's going on? Is the ARMM voters' list padded again?

Mar 01, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Just right after the 2012 general voters list cleanup in ARMM the region reports a high 27 increase in its voting population – higher than the national average – in 2016

SC junks petition to extend voters' registration

Dec 08, 2015 - 3:36 PM

The high court says the 120 day no registration period under the law does not mandate that the period for registration should be up to that time

Voters fill up the application form during the Comelec's Voter's Biometrics Registration in SM Megamall, Saturday July 4. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Kim Chiu responds to critics, denies cutting in line at voters' registration

Nov 12, 2015 - 5:44 PM

Kim responds to a video that accuses her of not lining up to register to vote for the 2016 elections

KIM CHIU. The actress responds to complaints that say she cut the line during her voters' registration in October. Screengrab from Instagram/chinitaprincess

OFWs in Singapore: Who will they vote for in 2016?

Nov 02, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Whoever gets elected president in 2016 Filipino workers in the city state want him or her to give them decent jobs so they can finally come home for good

Overseas Filipino Workers, tourists, and Singaporeans relax on a Sunday afternoon along Orchard Road where many OFWs unwind during their day-off.

Voters registration fraud in Samar exposed

Nov 02, 2015 - 7:00 PM

People from another province try to register in Samar using fake baptismal certificates where the signature of the parish priest is forged

Comelec Office of Sta. Margarita Samar during Oct. 30, 2015 election registration. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Comelec's no extension rule to help end 'last minute' mentality

Oct 31, 2015 - 11:28 PM

Former senator Panfilo Lacson believes that by sticking to its guns against a voters registration extension the Comelec is helping wean Filipinos away from the habit of doing things at the very last minute

LAST CHANCE. Filipinos line up on the last day of filing for registration for the May 2016 elections at the Election Commission office in Makati on October 31, 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Thousands troop to Comelec offices for last day of voters' registration

Oct 31, 2015 - 3:11 PM

Netizens tweet their photos and experiences during the last day of voters registration

Filipinos line up on the last day of filing for registration for the May 2016 elections at the Election Commission office in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, 31 October 2015. Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez said many people are still coming to the Comelec offices even though they started the registration and validation process since last year. The Philippine presidential and vice presidential elections are scheduled on 09 May 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Comelec downplays errors in online voter records

Oct 28, 2015 - 4:26 PM

The Comelec says its IT department is ‘pretty much standing by the results of the Precinct Finder ’ after a Rappler story pointed out errors in this online database

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event in a mall on July 4, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

#VotersRegistration: The good, the bad, and the hopeful

Oct 28, 2015 - 4:01 PM

Late registration woes are sounded out during Rappler s VotersRegistration Twitter conversation

Comelec sets general voters' registration in Zambo Norte town

Oct 26, 2015 - 8:25 PM

Qualified voters in Sibuco town have to register and undergo biometrics again following reports of discrepancies in the town s voters list in 2013

CONVERSATION: What problems did you encounter during voters' registration?

Oct 26, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Join our Twitter conversation on @rapplerdotcom with Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez and election watchdog Lente PH on Tuesday October 27 at 4 pm

Warning: These Comelec errors can cost your vote

Oct 24, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Voters report errors in the Comelec’s Precinct Finder – supposedly the authoritative source for Filipinos to know if they’re eligible to vote

CAN YOU VOTE? The Comelec on October 23, 2015, shows this set-up for large-scale voting in malls – a first in the Philippines – even as many voters remain unregistered for the 2016 elections. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec sets voters' registration till 9 pm

Oct 06, 2015 - 6:49 PM

The Comelec is scheduling 12 hour shifts from October 17 to 31 the deadline for voters to register for the 2016 elections

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event in a mall on July 4, 2015. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

New hurdle on election day: Classes in May

Oct 01, 2015 - 8:30 PM

For the first time the Philippines’ election day is set during a school week for colleges and universities that have already changed their academic year

Comelec weighs bid to extend voters' registration

Oct 01, 2015 - 1:44 PM

At the same time the Comelec orders 100 new machines to accommodate more voters who lack biometrics

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event in a mall on July 4, 2015. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

CONVERSATION: What voter registration issues do we need to address?

Sep 24, 2015 - 1:06 PM

Let s have a Twitter conversation on Thursday September 24 at 5 pm on how important it is to exercise our right to vote and prevent fraud from as early as the registration process

#PHVote. Let's talk about voter registration issues.

Negros Occidental tops biometrics data registration nationwide

Sep 18, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Nearly all registered voters in this Western Visayas province – 96 – have updated their records biometrics data

Who lacks biometrics? Richer voters, survey says

Sep 16, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Still Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the number of voters lacking biometrics data is down to 3 1 million as of Wednesday September 15

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event in a mall on July 4, 2015. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

HK misses PH overseas voter registration target by 2,000

Sep 03, 2015 - 7:00 PM

A total of 3 545 additional voters last month boosted the overall tally for new registrants to just over 18 000

Comelec open for voters’ reg on Saturdays, holidays

Sep 03, 2015 - 10:55 AM

This is aside from the usual Monday to Friday schedule in Comelec offices in Metro Manila and other key cities

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometric records during a satellite voter registration event in a mall on July 4, 2015. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

MAP: Areas with still no biometrics? Check this out

Aug 30, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Counting only voters without biometrics Kalinga Province leads the list San Juan City in Metro Manila and Davao City in Mindanao are among the top 5

400,000 voters have no biometrics yet in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley

Jul 24, 2015 - 9:08 PM

We are worried because their names will really be deleted if they do not step up now a local Comelec official says of voters in 9 provinces

Comelec: Voters without biometrics down to 3.89 million

Jul 24, 2015 - 8:59 PM

The poll body urges these voters to have their biometrics data captured as soon as possible so they could vote in the 2016 elections

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics records. File photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

LIST: Comelec satellite voters' registration schedules

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:58 AM

4th UPDATE Check if there will be voter registration and biometrics validation booths near your area

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometric records during a satellite voter registration event in a mall on July 4. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Comelec sets new satellite voters' registration schedules in NCR

Jul 14, 2015 - 9:19 AM

UPDATED See which malls and barangays host voters registration and biometrics validation booths in July and August

REGISTRATION. Voters fill up the application form during the Comelec's Voter's Biometrics Registration at SM Megamall, Saturday, July 4. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

How to register for the 2016 elections

Jul 08, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Do you want to have a say on which leaders will be elected in 2016? If yes then you have to make sure you are a registered voter Follow the steps here

Malls open voters' registration booths

Jul 01, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Check here the schedule of registration and biometrics capturing at Ayala Robinsons SM and Walter Mart malls which have partnered with the Comelec