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Data firm working for Trump exposed 198 million voter files – researchers

Jun 20, 2017 - 12:11 AM

A blog post by Upguard says the researchers are able to view names dates of birth home addresses phone numbers and voter registration details as well as data described as modeled voter ethnicities and religions

VOTER DATA EXPOSED. This file photo taken on October 22, 2016 shows President-elect Donald Trump during a campaign event at the Eisenhower Hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The voters data leak and a break in at a Lanao town have put the Comelec the National Privacy Commission and the Data Privacy Act to the test

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

Trump seeks probe of debunked election fraud claim

Jan 25, 2017 - 9:31 PM

UPDATED No public evidence has emerged of large scale illegal voting in the November election and Trump and the White House have failed to substantiate the president s claim

PROBING THE VOTE. President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

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

Rethink data collection policies, sectors told after voters' data leak

Jan 21, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The Comelec data leak must spark new conversations on data privacy both in government and the private sector says the Foundation for Media Alternatives

Can Comelec chair Bautista be impeached for voters' data leak?

Jan 20, 2017 - 9:53 PM

As some lawyers outline possible legal scenarios Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez believes that adhering to the current progress of the case is the proper thing to do

'COMELEAK' PANEL. Atty Romel Bagares, Atty Marlon Tonson and IT expert Angel Averia speak about the 2016 voters' data leak at the 3rd National Privacy Conference in Quezon City on January 20, 2017. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Dela Rosa, Vanity Tax, Wurtzbach | Evening wRap

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Maria Ressa

Comelec's Bautista: Punish the hackers, not the hacked

Jan 05, 2017 - 2:56 PM

After being found criminally liable by the National Privacy Commission following the voters data leak in March 2016 the poll chief says they will file a motion for reconsideration

COMELEC CHAIR RESPONDS. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista speaks to reporters on Thursday, January 5, following a decision by the National Privacy Commission finding him 'criminally liable' for the voters' data leak in March 2016. Michael Bueza/Rappler

National Privacy Commission, AKP, Russian ambassador | Midday wRap

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Watch Rappler s midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Experts, officials trash Trump claim of mass fraud

Nov 29, 2016 - 8:38 AM

Trump who spent the campaign warning that the result might be rigged is now – with his aides – pushing back hard as the Green Party works to secure recounts in 3 states which Trump won: Michigan Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

A man votes at a polling place at a high school in McLean, Virginia during the US presidential election on November 8, 2016.  Andrew Caballero-Reynods/AFP

Trump fared well with women voters despite sex assault claims

Nov 10, 2016 - 12:30 PM

US President elect Donald Trump got the support of 42 of women voters which contributed to his stunning victory

Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cheer as election day results are announced during the Colorado GOP Election Night Party in Greenwood Village, Colorado on November 8, 2016.  Donald Trump has stunned America and the world, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States. / AFP PHOTO / Jason Connolly

U.S. Pinoys for Trump

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:20 AM

It s myopic for Pinoy Republicans to believe there is a place for them in a Trump White House

Overseas voters' registration for 2019 elections begins December 1

Nov 03, 2016 - 3:50 PM

The registration period for overseas Filipino voters will be until September 30 2018

OVERSEAS VOTERS. In this file photo, the Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia conducts a mobile overseas voter's registration in Al Khobar. Photo from the Philippine Embassy - Riyadh website

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

What's behind the high voter turnout?

May 22, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says the personalities of the candidates may have influenced Filipinos to cast their ballots

Voters wait in line for their turn to vote. One of the machines in Maharlika Elementary School malfunctioned. Receipts were not provided to voters. BEIs kept the ballots which they filed when the replacement machine arrived.

Overseas voter turnout highest in a decade

May 14, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says 432 706 overseas Filipinos voted during the OAV from April 9 to May 9

OVERSEAS VOTING. A migrant Filipino joins the overseas absentee voting held in Ottawa, Canada, to elect the Philippines' next president and other national leaders. Photo courtesy of DFA Public Information Services Unit

More than 100 precincts report 100% voter turnout

May 12, 2016 - 1:57 PM

While a 100 turnout in certain precincts may show increased diligence in fulfilling civic duties experts view it with suspicion a possible indicator of poll cheating

INDIGENOUS VOTE. Filipino Igor Nikolai Cawed (L), member of an Igorot Tribe, casts his vote inside a polling center in the mountainous village of Baguio City, Philippines, 09 May 2016. Over 54 million eligible Filipinos vote for a new President, Vice President, 12 senators and more than 18,000 regional and local positions. EPA/STR

Record-breaking: At least 81% of voters join elections

May 09, 2016 - 10:09 PM

UPDATED Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista attributes this to the quality of the candidates which include presidential front runner Rodrigo Duterte

epa05295579 Filipinos looks for their names on the voters list inside a public school turned into a polling precinct in in Makati city, south of Manila, Philippines, 09 May 2016. More than 54 million Filipinos were registered to vote on 09 May to elect a new president, vice president and more than 18,000 regional and local positions. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

News, not surveys, more likely to shape voters’ choice – Pulse Asia

May 09, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Reports that are played up in the news are the ones that may basically shape or condition the minds of the voters regardless of who they support whether they retain their support or shift to another candidate says Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes

SURVEY SAYS. Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes responds to questions in a Rappler interview with Cheche Lazaro on May 9, 2016

Fellow millennials, your votes matter

May 08, 2016 - 1:00 PM

I too may have lost complete faith in this flawed system but I have not lost faith in you—the hope of our nation

Senior's moment and the 2016 PH elections

May 08, 2016 - 10:45 AM

A former journalist who has voted in 9 Philippine presidential elections urges Filipinos to elect a qualified president in an honest election

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 07 May 2016, 6PM

May 07, 2016 - 5:59 PM

Average voter turnout in past 9 national elections is 76 with the highest turnout in 1998 presidential elections at 86 1 Vice presidential bet shares why her standard bearer is not enjoying the same ratings as hers Find out where you can get real time elections results on May 9

Palace to voters: Choice will dictate next 6 years, PH future

May 07, 2016 - 5:56 PM

This involves a very crucial choice Think of your loved ones and our beloved country Malacañang tells voters two days before the elections

#AskTheTaxWhiz: An open letter to taxpaying voters

May 07, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Who among the 5 presidential candidates genuinely pushes for a simple fair and equitable tax system?

PRESIDENTIABLES. From left to right: VP Jejomar Binay, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe and Mar Roxas.

'Fellow Filipinos, why the hate?'

May 07, 2016 - 10:46 AM

We are all Filipino citizens our loyalty doesn’t belong to our candidate it belongs to our country—the Philippines

Voter turnout: How the PH compares to the world

May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM

While the number of registered voters has been increasing in recent years voter turnout has been fluctuating

Comelec regional chief: VCMs in Central Visayas accurate

May 07, 2016 - 12:52 AM

Comelec Region 7 director Jose Nick Mendros denies rumors that voting receipts in his region are inaccurate

NO PROBLEMS. Machines in the Guadalupe precinct in Cebu City were tested and functioning properly. Photo by Richale Cabauatan/Rappler

Facebook launches 'I'm a Voter' button in PH

May 06, 2016 - 9:13 PM

By selecting the button Filipino Facebook users can highlight their status as a voter to their Facebook friends without specifying who they voted for

PHVote 101: How to vote on May 9

May 04, 2016 - 10:17 AM

Do you know how to vote come election day? Watch our step by step guide

#AnimatED: Credible election as final arbiter

May 02, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Comelec needs to redeem itself on May 9 and beyond

Will scandals erode Iglesia ni Cristo bloc vote?

May 01, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Recent scandals involving the Iglesia ni Cristo cast doubt on the practice of bloc voting Will INC members still obey their ministers on election day?

CENTURY-OLD CHURCH. A man holds the flag of the Iglesia ni Cristo during its centennial celebration in Bulacan in July 2014. File photo by Rico Cruz

Voter turnout, AMLC vs Philrem, Panama Papers | 6PM wRap

Apr 28, 2016 - 7:17 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Angeles City teachers: 'We're prepared for May 9 polls but...'

Apr 27, 2016 - 3:13 PM

The problem may be the voters who aren’t familiar with the process especially with the issuing of the receipts says a teacher who will man the polls in the city

ELECTION-READY. Teachers from Angeles City, Pampanga undergo a training by the Commission on Elections. Photo courtesy of Nestor De Guzman

Signs of cheating? Unusually high voter turnouts in 2010, 2013

Apr 26, 2016 - 2:06 PM

These incidents from previous elections highlight the need for vigilance in precincts and polling places and a cleaner voters list poll watchdogs say

Comelec divided on rules 2 weeks before polls

Apr 25, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Commissioner Christian Lim joins Commissioner Sheriff Abas in opposing a rule that allows voters to get replacement ballots

TRAINING TEACHERS. Public school teachers in Tarlac undergo training on March 12, 2016, to learn operating vote-counting machines for the May 9 elections. Rules in polling precincts, however, remain uncertain two weeks before the presidential polls. Photo by Dax Simbol/Rappler

Mexico voter database leak affects 87 million

Apr 25, 2016 - 12:15 PM

MacKeeper s Chris Vickery: There was no password or authentication of any sort required It was configured purely for public access

VOTER DATABASE. People cast their votes in Morelia, Michoacan state, Mexico, on 07 June 2015. File photo by Ulises Ruiz Basurto/EPA

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

PH voter data, RCBC treasurer, Queen Elizabeth at 90 | 6PM wRap

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:01 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Outrage as voters' personal data leaked online

Apr 21, 2016 - 6:56 PM

Netizens express shock and anger after finding out that their birthdays addresses and passport info among others have been exposed

Who is voting for Bongbong Marcos?

Apr 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

It’s not the supposedly politically naive millennial voters

THE SCION. Vice Presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr during his campaign sortie at San Mateo, Rizal on Monday, April 4, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Another Comelec exec questions new ballot rule

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:58 AM

In a memorandum obtained by Rappler Comelec Commissioner Sheriff Abas says the ballot replacement rule might eventually disenfranchise voters

REPLACEMENT BALLOTS. The Comelec allows voters to get replacement ballots if, through no fault of their own, the vote-counting machine rejects their original ballots. But at least two Comelec commissioners have questioned this rule. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Dear Duterte voter: 'Di gumagana ang drug war

Apr 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Davao is a city; Mayor Duterte is running to be president of an entire country Name me a single all out national drug war that has worked and I will vote for Duterte

How big is the president-vice president tandem vote?

Apr 16, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Our system is more akin to that of some Latin American countries where split ticket voting is allowed The downside is we end up with the two top positions occupied by people who were not inclined to work together in the first place

32,360 overseas voters in first 3 days alone

Apr 13, 2016 - 8:07 PM

Despite the high initial turnout the Philippine embassies in London and Seoul among others post a voter turnout of zero

OVERSEAS VOTER. 'X Factor Israel' winner Rose Fostanes, who came to Israel to work as a caregiver, casts her ballot during the first day of overseas absentee voting. Photo courtesy of DFA Public Information Services Unit

Duterte overtakes Poe in SWS survey

Apr 11, 2016 - 10:12 AM

The Davao City mayor takes the solo lead in a new SWS survey garnering 27 of support from respondents compared to Grace Poe s 23

NEW FRONTRUNNER. Rodrigo Duterte faces a crowd of supporters in Angeles, Pampanga in March 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez

#AnimatED: The OFW vote

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Can their ballots be as powerful as their remittances?

What you need to know about overseas absentee voters

Apr 09, 2016 - 12:40 PM

There are at least 1 3 million registered overseas Filipino voters for the 2016 polls but voter turnout has not been high

Filipinos living overseas prepare to cast their vote at a polling center in Dubai on April 12, 2010. Nine million Filipinos live outside the Philippines with many working as maids, nurses, construction workers and sailors and the 590,000 registered voters can cast their votes until May 10. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB / AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB

Game changers: 1.38 million OFWs begin to vote

Apr 09, 2016 - 7:00 AM

UPDATED This year’s batch of overseas Filipino voters – the biggest in history – can cast their votes until 5 pm on May 9 Philippine time

OVERSEAS VOTERS. Filipinos living overseas wait in line to vote at a polling center in Dubai on April 12, 2010, the last time the Philippines elected a president. File photo by Karim Sahib/AFP