2013 barangay elections - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2013 barangay elections


High turnout in 'peaceful' Bohol, Zamboanga barangay polls

Nov 26, 2013 - 8:54 PM

Democracy is alive and well in Zamboanga City despite the crisis says Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr after visiting the city on its rescheduled election day

Pacquiao consolidating in GenSan for political return?

Oct 30, 2013 - 7:00 AM

While his brothers and sister in law win in the recent barangay elections some of his allies have lost

WIN SOME, LOSE SOME. Pacquia's relatives win the recent village polls in General Santos, where he lost his first congressional bid in 2007. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Preview of 2016? High turnout for PWDs, seniors

Oct 29, 2013 - 8:26 PM

How polls were conducted in special precincts for vulnerable sectors will be Comelec s benchcmark for the implementation of RA 10366 in 2016

EAGER VOTER. A senior citizen casts her vote in a special polling precinct for persons with disabilities and the elderly in SM City Manila during the barangay elections on Oct 28, 2013. Photo by Roy Lagarde

More relatives of Pacquiao elected

Oct 29, 2013 - 6:44 PM

His brothers Rogelio and Bobby Pacquiao have been elected barangay councilors while sister in law Lorelei has been re elected barangay chairperson

DYNASTY BUILDING? Manny Pacquiao sees more relatives elected in the October barangay polls, after he and his wife were elected in May. AFP file photo by Dale de la Rey

Renewed hopes in PH's vote-rich barangay

Oct 28, 2013 - 10:57 PM

In Caloocan City s Bagong Silang persons with disability go through the trouble to cast their vote – in the hope that services and life will be better

Did voters deliver? Vote buyers ask for selfies

Oct 28, 2013 - 8:26 PM

Comelec discovers the newest way to cheat in manual elections – voters present to vote buyers photos of themselves with their accomplished ballots

Comelec, Lente cite 30 ‘isolated incidents’

Oct 28, 2013 - 7:06 PM

Reports of ballot box snatching delays in poll center opening disruptions in precinct operations and physical harm on individuals were addressed immediately

GETTING READY. Election officials wait for their assigned poll materials in Lian municipal office in Batangas on October 28, 2013. Photo by Dennis Sabangan / EPA

Tanod killed in election violence in Digos City

Oct 28, 2013 - 3:00 PM

In another incident unidentified suspects lob a grenade at a fiscal s home; No reports of injuries

2 killed in election day shooting in Negros Occidental

Oct 28, 2013 - 2:59 PM

Two men die after being shot at allegedly by a group led by a candidate for barangay captain

Barangay polls in 2 Luzon towns stalled

Oct 28, 2013 - 11:36 AM

UPDATED Voting in 3 barangays in Vinzons Camarines Norte are now ongoing Meanwhile elections in Calayan Cagayan will be reset to October 30 and 31

Trouble brewing in Bgy Bel-Air?

Oct 27, 2013 - 12:14 AM

Nene Lichauco of Bgy Bel Air in Makati City has served for 30 years as village chief but corruption charges haunt her

Election areas of concern in Negros Occidental rise to 127

Oct 26, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Of the 127 barangays considered as election areas of concern 33 barangays are classified as areas of immediate concern

Barangay polls: Manual voting, yellow boxes back on Oct 28

Oct 23, 2013 - 7:29 PM

This is an election where more candidates are vying for posts more voters are expected and more voting precincts will be utilized compared to general polls

READY FOR THE POLLS. All 7 Comelec commissioners were present during the poll body's last press briefing before the 2013 barangay elections. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

15 killed, 17 wounded in poll-related incidents – PNP

Oct 23, 2013 - 5:53 PM

The PNP says the 20 incidents so far where these victims were involved are lower in number compared to past barangay elections

Bohol to ask Comelec to postpone barangay polls

Oct 16, 2013 - 2:19 PM

2nd UPDATE The poll body will decide in an en banc session on Thursday whether to also postpone the elections in Cebu which is also badly hit by the quake

Plebiscite on new Davao province proceeds Oct 28

Oct 03, 2013 - 10:10 PM

It would be the 81st province of the Philippines if approved in the plebiscite which takes place simultaneously with the barangay polls

Barangay elections: Know what's banned, and more

Sep 28, 2013 - 4:21 PM

3rd UPDATE The election period has started for the 2013 barangay elections Get to know what activities are banned and more information about the Oct 28 polls

5M register for the first time for barangay, SK polls

Aug 03, 2013 - 8:46 PM

The number is significantly higher than the 700 000 potential voters that Comelec expected to register this year

So we can reform SK, postpone polls – Marcos

Jul 31, 2013 - 3:41 PM

Marcos wants to move SK polls to the last Monday of October 2016 Should the bill be approved current youth officials will be on holdover capacity

Single precinct for PWDs, seniors urged for barangay polls

Jul 18, 2013 - 9:00 PM

CHR says election workers should provide vulnerable sectors a favorable environment to exercise their right to vote