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The buildup to the vote is marked by an intensifying crackdown on the opposition with courts sentencing protesters to short stays in jail and police raiding activists' homes
It's final: No opposition candidate in the 2019 elections makes it to the Senate
Lawyer George Garcia urges the Commission on Elections to proclaim the winning senators even without certificates of canvass from the US and Saudi Arabia
'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
Meet some of the volunteers of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting in Albay
Abandoning the automated system and going back to manual is a far worse option
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.
'Circumstances narrated by complainants are viewed contrary to human experience when illegal or illicit trade or actions are done,' says the prosecutor
Out of 8 vote counting machines in the holding room of the school, one is burnt. Seven VCMs are immediately secured by responding policemen.
An Iglesia ni Cristo member says leaders 'give [our] votes to candidates who have been proven to violate every tenet they taught us in church'
These are based on partial, unofficial counts from select areas abroad which used vote-counting machines
This breaches the number of defective vote-counting machines in the 2016 elections, but the Commission on Elections asserts the polls were 'successful'
Dubai has the biggest overseas electorate of all OFW destinations
Up to 450 vote-counting machines had to be replaced on election day, says Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon
(UPDATED) Police accuse Bingbong Crisologo of violating Section 261 (a) of the Omnibus Election Code – vote-buying and selling
Equipment issues mar the polls in various areas in the country
Despite glitches in the vote counting machines, election officers in Cebu City's Barangay Guadalupe say the voting will close as scheduled
Shootings and explosions are reported in polling centers and precincts across the country
The group says the Filipino youth know exactly what changes they want to see in their communities
(3rd UPDATE) 'Its larger than what we saw in 2016, and therefore it is a bit jarring,' says Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez
There are VCMs deployed in Singapore, but only Comelec-designated officials are allowed to feed ballots into the counting machines
(4th UPDATE) Relectionist Senator Grace Poe initially fails to cast her ballot after the vote-counting machine in her polling precinct encounters a technical problem
(UPDATED) One high-profile incident involves former vice president Jejomar Binay whose ballot was not accepted by the vote-counting machine
(UPDATED) Arrests of alleged vote buyers might be influenced by politicians, say election watchdog Lente, Rappler editor
Police say reelectionist Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peña called them to question some of the arrests
Barangay chairman Noel Landero of Bato, Palauig accuses former governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr of violating the Omnibus Election Code
Quezon City mayoral candidate Bingbong Crisologo claims he was arrested without being read his rights and without being told what cases he is set to face
Along with Quezon City mayoral bet Bingbong Crisologo, over 40 of his supporters are also arrested for alleged vote buying. But cops are only able to retrieve P800 from one person.
'We stepped in despite the two weeks notice because it has a vital purpose in our elections,' says Lente executive director Ona Caritos
(3rd UPDATE) Quezon City mayoral bet Bingbong Crisologo is in custody at Camp Karingal for alleged obstruction of justice
NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar says the suspects supposedly operated from inside a barangay hall in Makati City
By carefully choosing the right people who will occupy positions in the government, we are strengthening the foundations that hold our institutions, and our country as a whole, together.
(4th UPDATE) The Philippine National Police has formed 105 teams tasked to address vote-buying incidents
The ex-lawmaker cites the prevalence of vote-buying as the reason for his withdrawal
The 2019 senatorial bet says it is important to preserve the integrity of the elections
Rappler talks to sociologist of religion Jayeel Cornelio about religious endorsements – in the time of the President who said God is stupid
The loss of Istanbul, the country's economic hub, was a shocking defeat for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party
May paraan pa ba para matigil ang talamak na pagbili at pagbebenta ng boto sa Pilipinas?
(UPDATED) Cavite gubernatorial bet Jonvic Remulla says the suspects are mere poll watchers who were arrested while distributing the travel allowance of their colleagues
The idealism accorded to young people might all be wishful thinking
In a letter to the Comelec, senatorial candidate Chel Diokno says Baguio police's inspection of a warehouse for vote-counting machines is a ‘serious breach’
The maximum number of voters that can use each vote-counting machine is now 1,000 from the previous 800, says the Commission on Elections
On Tuesday, April 9, the team sits down with election lawyer and Rappler columnist Emil Marañon III to discuss what counts as vote-buying and how do the anti-vote buying laws fare in implementation
Among the important factors that shape the youth's attitudes on politics are education, religion, family, and class
The petitioners also ask the Supreme Court to void the Comelec ban on the use of digital cameras and cellular phones during the election process, and even after the close of polls
There are only two Comelec employees in every city and municipality. If we want to counter vote-buying effectively, both the citizenry and candidates have to be vigilant.
Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon even challenges parishioners who attended the Palm Sunday service to drop the palaspas if they will give in to vote buying
The law prohibiting vote-buying covers not only candidates but also the voters
'It's very promising,' says Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes
'As overseas Filipinos, your vote is significant and important because this would have an impact on you and your families back home,' says Ambassador Hjayceelyn Quintana