#phvote2013 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on #phvote2013


Uncanvassed votes down to 3 million

May 18, 2013 - 12:22 AM

UPDATED Official canvass which includes the top 10 vote rich provinces finally overtakes the count of Comelec’s Transparency Server

FINAL SAY. The Comelec, sitting as the national board of canvassers, will finalize the tally for senatorial and party-list results. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

Zamboanga del Norte replaces a dynasty with another dynasty

May 16, 2013 - 10:11 AM

The Uys have just emerged as the new political dynasty of Zamboanga del Norte

UYS WIN. They trounced the Jalosjos political clan this time. Photo from Dipolog City Information Office

Erap peddled a dream and Manileños bought it

May 16, 2013 - 12:05 AM

Analysts said challenger Joseph Estrada offered hope and a concrete plan of action Re electionist Alredo Lim with his anti masa politices only offered the status quo

ERAP AND ISKO. Joseph Estrada and Franciso Domagoso raise their hands in triumph. Photo by Jerald Uy

Namfrel: Slow transmission might lead to cheating

May 15, 2013 - 9:20 PM

Poll watchdog points out that a huge number of unreported election results are from the ARMM which is historically the capital of cheating

Comelec certainly no wallflower - analysts

May 15, 2013 - 8:39 PM

The poll body s various policy experiments encouraged change in the overall attitude of both the voters and the candidates

Poe's son: Name, ads, messaging made mom win

May 15, 2013 - 7:20 PM

Brian Poe Llamanzares who served as campaign manager of his mother says: A name not developed is nothing at all

Lani Cayetano wins by a landslide in Taguig

May 15, 2013 - 2:17 AM

With 94 of the votes tallied the re electionist mayor registers a lead of almost 49 000 over her rival Rica Tinga

RE-ELECTED. Taguig Mayor Lani Cayteno (center) with her husband senator Alan Peter and her sister senator Pia Cayetano at the end of a miting de avance in their home court of Taguig. Lani Cayetano calls their last political rally a "dry run for their victory party." Photo by Rappler/Katherine Visconti

'UNA lacks resources' – Tiangco

May 14, 2013 - 9:59 PM

UNA campaign manager cites resource problems

Paulino ends Gordon reign in Olongapo

May 14, 2013 - 9:28 PM

Projecting himself as a man of the masses Paulino said Puede ka pala manalo kahit walang pera

NEW BLOOD. Proclamation of newly-elected Olongapo Vice Mayor Rodel Cerezo (left), with Comelec supervisor Atty. Dictador Untayao and Olongapo City Mayor-Elect Rolen Paulino (right). Photo by Randy Datu

UNA to Comelec: Why the delay?

May 14, 2013 - 7:49 PM

We don’t want to speculate that’s why being transparent is the best thing

EXPLANATION, PLEASE. 'We don’t want to speculate, that’s why being transparent is the best thing,' said Toby Tiangco on the delay of the release of election results. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler.com

Neophytes unseat incumbent mayors in Bulacan towns

May 14, 2013 - 6:48 PM

Based on the initial monitoring report of the Office of the Provincial Election Supervisor at least 4 first timer mayoralty candidates beat incumbent mayors

Faulty cards, weak signal delay Davao Oriental count

May 14, 2013 - 5:10 PM

Out of 11 towns in the province 5 had failed to transmit results as of posting time in Davao Oriental

EMPTY PRECINCTS. Polling stations are almost empty except for a few election workers, poll watchers and journalists. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/RAPPLER

LP ousts Siquijor political dynasty

May 14, 2013 - 3:56 PM

Businessman Jecoy Villa and singer Dingdong Avanzado were finally able to eject the Fua clan in power since the late 1980s in Siquijor

Negros Occidental: Incumbent gov beats Danding bet

May 14, 2013 - 3:09 PM

Negros Occidental Gov Alfredo Marañon will be reelected despite his opponent s backing by the tycoon and sugar baron

Major upset in General Santos City

May 14, 2013 - 12:21 PM

If the results are confirmed in General Santos City the Antonino clan will lose their 18 year long grip on power

LEADING. Ronnel Rivera leads against Darlene Antonino-Custodio in the Rappler Mirror Server unofficial results. Photo by Cocoy Sexcion

Canvassing troubles in Cebu

May 14, 2013 - 12:17 PM

As of 9 40 am the Provincial Board of Canvassers had only received returns from 20 out of 51 cities and municipalities

EMPTY CHAIRS, EMPTY TABLES. Media wait for the canvassing of votes at the Cebu Provincial Capitol Tuesday, May 14. Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Coincidence? Transmission glitches in Garci boys' areas

May 14, 2013 - 11:25 AM

The transmission of election results in certain areas in Mindanao is exceedingly slow

THE TWELVE. Rappler's unofficial count denoting the top 12 senatorial candidates.

10 big provinces go for Team PNoy

May 14, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Cebu province a perceived opposition bailiwick with 2 5 million voters failed to deliver for UNA

1 dead, 3 injured in Lanao del Sur blast

May 14, 2013 - 8:32 AM

The explosion affected the transport of PCOS machines used in the mid term elections

Gomez, Abalos re-elected

May 14, 2013 - 7:24 AM

Zamora Gonzalez won as congressmen in San Juan Mandaluyong respectively

Half the votes: It’s 9-3 for Team PNoy

May 14, 2013 - 7:18 AM

Since the first wave of transmission on election day and up to when half of the votes are in the Top 12 in the senatorial tally has not changed

FRIENDSHIP OVER POLITICS. Grace Poe says they are still loyal with former President Joseph Estrada. Rappler/Jerald Uy

Ilocanos re-elect Imelda, Imee Marcos

May 14, 2013 - 5:25 AM

Imelda Marcos is set to return to Congress while daughter Imee is unopposed in her gubernatorial bid in Ilocos Norte the family s bailiwick

Pacquiao set to return to Congress, wife joins politics

May 14, 2013 - 5:17 AM

The boxing icon is set to return to Congress while his wife Jinkee is headed to an easy win

Image courtesy of Bello Medical Group

Remulla maintains lead in Cavite gubernatorial polls

May 14, 2013 - 3:09 AM

Re electionist Governor Jonvic Remulla is ahead his challenger Ayong Maliksi

Danding's NPC trails in Negros Occidental's early results

May 14, 2013 - 12:31 AM

Early poll results in Negros Occidental show that businessman Danding Cojuangco s Nationalist People Coalition NPC is trailing in electoral races in the province

Robredo ahead in CamSur congressional race vs Villafuerte

May 14, 2013 - 12:17 AM

Congressional bet Leni Robredo pulls ahead in the congressional race against Nelly Villafuerte in Camarines Sur

VICTORY? LP bet Leni G. Robredo (center) shares a relaxed moment with her children Trisha and Jillian Robredo at their residence in Naga City as early poll results show she leads by a large margin vs opponent Nelly Villafuerte. Photo by Rappler/Allan Camata

Mid-term polls were 'generally peaceful' - PNP, Army

May 13, 2013 - 10:21 PM

PNP Chief says police not lowering their guard for canvassing

Voting in the eye of the storm

May 13, 2013 - 6:57 PM

They survived typhoon Pablo but now they are caught in another storm: politics Rappler tells their story on Isla Poo

4 injured in Marawi polling station blast

May 13, 2013 - 5:40 PM

The grenade rolled off the roof of a polling station before injuring 4 people in the capital of Lanao del Sur an election hotspot

PCOS glitches hound elections

May 13, 2013 - 3:32 PM

Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes said according to their projection 200 PCOS machines may have defects

DEFECTIVE PCOS MACHINES=LONG LINES. Voting in a precinct in Cagayan de Oro was stalled due to defective PCOS machines. Photo by Jerome Jungco

#PHvote wRap May 13, 3pm: Poll failure fears

May 13, 2013 - 2:58 PM

The mid term elections kick off with dozens of reports of problems with the automated voting system which lead to fears of a poll failure immediately denied by Comelec

Celebrity power and politics: A connection

May 13, 2013 - 1:10 PM

Do celebrity endorsers truly reflect the candidates they endorse?

THE SHOWBIZ OF POLITICS. Candidates place their celebrity endorsement bets. Graphic by Teddy Pavon/Rappler.com

Maguindanao: Foreign observer sees flaws in polls

May 13, 2013 - 12:15 PM

Some PCOS machines were not sealed off in Dulumanggo Maguindanao a British election observer claims

Ramos, Binay encounter PCOS problems

May 13, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Binay Ramos Hontiveros Robredo Villar encounter a problematic PCOS

DEFECTS. Voters in Padre Burgos Elementary school in Manila have to resort to manual voting after the PCOS machine stopped working. Photo by Rappler.com/Patricia Evangelista

Watch list: 22 towns in Pampanga, Tarlac

May 13, 2013 - 8:24 AM

9 towns in Pampanga are under the watch list 13 in Tarlac

ON STANDBY. Cops are on alert in San Fernando, Pampanga.

Cebu: Long lines but peaceful voting

May 13, 2013 - 8:06 AM

Re electionist Cebu Mayor Michael Rama is running against LP stalwart Rep Tomas Osmeña a scion of the powerful Osmeña clan

EARLY BIRDS. Voters showed up as early as 6 am at Guadalupe Elem School in Cebu City to check voter lists. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/RAPPLER

Bombs discovered in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao

May 13, 2013 - 7:20 AM

All explosive devices have been diffused in Maguindanao tagged as an election hotspot by Comelec

14,000 troops to guard polls in Western Mindanao

May 13, 2013 - 6:23 AM

Seven provinces have been declared hotspots in the region where the election period extends up to one month after the vote to secure the peace

GUARDING POLLS. Soldiers patrol along the highway in Datu Unsay town in Maguindanao on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem

PH election a 'non-event' to investors

May 13, 2013 - 5:59 AM

COL Financial President and CEO Conrado Bate says the situation in 2013 is different from past elections due to the lack of pending policies for attracting investments

NO EFFECT. The head of COL Financial said that the midterm elections will not have any significant effect on the stock market. Photo by Marga Deona

Election period: Over 3,000 nabbed

May 13, 2013 - 2:04 AM

Cops have arrested 3 161 individuals and confiscated 3 084 firearms from various checkpoints nationwide

Zambo del Norte gov, 5 others charged for vote buying

May 13, 2013 - 2:03 AM

Son of governor also slapped with obstruction of justice charge

PNP arrests 14 for liquor ban violation in MM

May 13, 2013 - 2:03 AM

PNP says based on reports from the NCRPO 7 were arrested in Pasig and another 7 were arrested in Quezon City

46 killed, 50 wounded in poll violence

May 12, 2013 - 10:28 PM

PNP says a total of 72 election related incidents have been reported as of May 11

Siquijor LP bet dies of heart attack

May 12, 2013 - 10:22 PM

Siquijor congressional bet Dr Jose Jay Pernes succumbed to a massive heart attack a day before the mid term elections

#Phvote wRap May 12, 6pm: Waiting to vote

May 12, 2013 - 6:38 PM

With only twelve hours left for the polls to open in the Philippines incidents of election related violence and vote buying are picking up as candidates race to secure support from voters

Pacquiao claims harrasment in General Santos

May 12, 2013 - 6:11 PM

The barangay chairman an ally of Pacquiao s political rival Darlene Antonino Custodia accused the boxing champion of vote buying

VOTE-BUYING. Pacquiao and his supporters were accused of vote-buying. Photo by John Javellana.

PCOS wRap: Are we ready?

May 12, 2013 - 5:59 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya says we are not yet ready for the May 13 elections

3 NPA rebels killed, 5 soldiers injured in Gingoog clash

May 12, 2013 - 4:34 PM

Gingoog has been suffering increased violence since April 20 when the mayor was hurt in a NPA ambush prompting the deployment of 3 Marine batallions

School supervisor shot dead in Maguindanao

May 12, 2013 - 4:10 PM

The incident is considered election related but police are still investigating in Maguindanao an electoral hotspot for violence

Polls to push through in South Cotabato town

May 12, 2013 - 12:55 PM

A local Comelec official had threatened to suspend the elections on May 13 if the number of ballots had been short by even one