Election 2013 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Election 2013


Medialdea, Duterte, and Cayetano: What ties bind them?

May 24, 2016 - 7:39 PM

The childhood friend of president elect Duterte also has links to his running mate Senator Alan Peter Cayetano

Is Iglesia ni Cristo's bloc voting still strong in 2016?

May 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Recent scandals in the INC have cast doubt on the power of the church s bloc voting

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May 05, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

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

Apr 28, 2016 - 7:17 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Who funds your senator's campaigns?

Feb 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Let s look back at how some of the 2016 senatorial bets funded their campaigns in previous elections

#PHVote throwback: LP spent the most in past campaign

Feb 03, 2016 - 10:28 AM

We review the past campaign spending of political parties with presidential bets in 2016 Will parties once again spend millions hoping for a return on investment?

ARMM had most 'overspending' candidates in past elections

Jan 30, 2016 - 1:00 PM

There are 365 campaign overspending cases in the ARMM from the 2010 and 2013 elections the highest among all regions

Chiz Escudero on Roxas: I did not sin against him in 2010

Dec 05, 2015 - 10:16 AM

The VP bet chooses the LP standard bearer as the one he would likely have the hardest time working with if elected together

ASIDE FROM GRACE. In a roundtable discussion with Rappler, vice presidential candidate and Senator Chiz Escudero says Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas would be, for him, the most difficult presidential candidate to work with. Screenshot from Rappler

Senate tribunal upholds decision in favor of Grace Poe

Dec 03, 2015 - 1:26 PM

2ND UPDATE The 3 Supreme Court justices in the SET – who affirmed their vote to disqualify the senator – will inhibit themselves from the case should it be elevated to the High Court

CHALLENGES. Senator Grace Poe answers questions related to the disqualification cases filed against her. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

With SET decision, Poe camp to seek dismissal of Comelec case

Nov 27, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Grace Poe s lawyer says the Comelec case has been effectively extinguished by the tribunal s decision The opposing camp calls this wishful thinking

'EXTINGUISHED.' The camp of Senator Grace Poe will ask for the dismissal of the citizenship case filed by Rizalito David before the Commission on Elections. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

VLOG: Poe wins in SET disqualification case

Nov 17, 2015 - 5:53 PM

5 SET members recognize the rights of an adopted child

Senate Tribunal denies disqualification case vs Poe

Nov 17, 2015 - 1:44 PM

UPDATED Five senators vote to recognize Grace Poe s rights as an adopted child while 4 other members of the tribunal vote to disqualify her according to Senator Tito Sotto

SC upholds winning senators in 2013 polls

Sep 02, 2015 - 6:39 PM

The Supreme Court junks the petition filed by political party Bangon Pilipinas which sought to nullify the proclamations of the 12 senators in the 2013 polls

UPHELD. The Supreme Court junks the petition filed by Bangon Pilipinas seeking to nullify the proclamations of the 12 winning senators in the 2013 polls. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

In 2016, I will vote in the PH and US elections

Aug 22, 2015 - 6:12 PM

The most important lesson I took away from voting in the 2008 US election was to listen study and evaluate the platform of each candidate running for office

Comelec fines 4,600 candidates over unreported expenses

Jul 15, 2015 - 8:11 PM

The poll body is set to collect around P52 3 million in fines from 2013 candidates who failed to report their campaign expenses

36 candidates face charges for overspending in 2010, 2013

Jul 07, 2015 - 11:28 PM

Among them 3 are incumbent officials Meanwhile cases against 4 candidates have been dismissed due to their death

178 congressmen eligible for reelection in 2016 polls

May 16, 2015 - 9:14 AM

Out of the 178 district congressmen 91 are on their first term and 87 are on their second consecutive term

Akbayan names Bello's replacement in Congress

May 13, 2015 - 10:37 PM

Angelina Angie Ludovice Katoh a founding member of the party list group is a former student leader and labor organizer from Davao del Sur

NEW REP. Akbayan third nominee Angie Katoh replaces former representative Walden Bello. Photo from Akbayan

SC: Comelec can order pollsters to divulge funders

Apr 07, 2015 - 5:06 PM

In this decision on the two year old case the High Court says however that the poll body can t sue survey firms that fail to follow this rule

'Ruling on Team Patay tarps protects church-state separation'

Jan 22, 2015 - 7:33 PM

With its decision the Supreme Court has once again proved that it is indeed the last bastion of democracy says a statement from the Bacolod diocese s lawyers

VICTORY. The Bacolod Diocese wins its fight against the Comelec before the Supreme Court. Photo by Charlie Saceda/Rappler

'Alcala used agri funds for son's gubernatorial bid'

Jan 23, 2014 - 9:45 PM

Implicated in the pork barrel scam Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is named respondent in another complaint to be filed with the Ombudsman on Friday

#wRap2013: Top 10 Twitter moments in PH

Dec 25, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Rappler picks the top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter in the Philippines for 2013

Leonen: Abang Lingkod should not get party-list seat

Dec 02, 2013 - 4:32 PM

Abang Lingkod falsified documents to prove that it represents farmers Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says this betrays public trust

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

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 officials face fundraising challenges during elections

Oct 28, 2013 - 12:35 PM

The 2013 barangay elections poses a challenging question to voters and to barangay officials as well

NPA declares seized candidates 'prisoners of war'

Oct 26, 2013 - 12:05 PM

The rebel group captures 5 barangay election candidates in Loreto Agusan del Sur

STRONGHOLD. NPA guerrillas in a gathering in Agusan del Sur. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

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

LP neophytes lose their bid for House seats

Oct 22, 2013 - 6:44 PM

The Supreme Court has dismissed the cases involving two Liberal Party neophytes who are fighting for their House seats

DISMISSED. The Supreme Court denied the petitions of  Liberal Party neophytes Toby Tañada and Regina Reyes. File photos

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

Congress OKs postponement of SK polls

Sep 24, 2013 - 6:29 PM

The new date for the SK polls will be set between October 28 2014 and February 23 2015 as determined by the Commission on Elections Comelec There will also be no holdover for the current SK officials

Pol ads boost ABS-CBN, GMA first-half earnings

Aug 13, 2013 - 5:09 PM

The two biggest television networks in the country book double digit growths in first half earnings

STRONG FIRST HALF. The country's biggest television networks record double-digit growths in January-June earnings due in part to political ad revenues

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

Barangay, SK polls registration begins

Jul 22, 2013 - 12:43 PM

The Comelec begins the 10 day registration period for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections

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

9M without biometrics cannot vote in 2016

Jun 27, 2013 - 6:41 PM

The Comelec starts taking biometrics July 1 Voters without biometrics can t vote in 2016

TRUST THE MACHINE? Can biometrics solve the problem of electoral fraud? Here are some points for concern.

Rappler Newscast | June 26, 2013

Jun 26, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Only 4 senators are cleared by Comelec 9 UNA members set to join majority bloc Putin: Moscow will not extradite Snowden

‘PH needs realistic election spending cap’

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Candidates file untruthful finance reports because the law only allows an unrealistically low campaign expenditures

Palace on 60-30-10: 'The people have spoken'

Jun 26, 2013 - 4:36 PM

The Palace brushes aside calls for a recount because people have accepted the votes

SC: Landmark party-list ruling is final

Jun 26, 2013 - 3:05 PM

The SC bars militant groups Bayan Muna Anakpawis and Gabriela from opposing a landmark part list ruling

NEW GUIDELINES. SC introduced new parameters in determining what groups could qualify for the partylist system.

It's final: Buhay gets 3 party-list seats

Jun 20, 2013 - 7:05 PM

The group Magdalo also gets a second seat the Comelec says

Barangay, SK polls registration set

Jun 18, 2013 - 10:14 PM

The Comelec says the registration for barangay and SK polls will run from July 22 to 31

SWS, Pulse Asia blast Comelec over 'threat'

Jun 18, 2013 - 5:39 PM

Survey giants join forces against Comelec over a threat to sue them

Rappler Newscast | June 17, 2013

Jun 17, 2013 - 8:58 PM

Talks between gov and MILF stall Binay and 4 other candidates earn from donations Facebook Microsoft Apple release information on US gov data requests

Disclose poll expenses, activists tell Aquino

Jun 17, 2013 - 4:00 PM

President Benigno Aquino III presumably used public funds to campaign for administration bets critics say

ILLEGAL CAMPAIGNING? Groups accuse President Benigno Aquino III of using government funds to push for the administration's senatorial bets. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Bets beat deadline on poll expenses, but...

Jun 13, 2013 - 1:29 PM

The Comelec declines to partially release expenditure reports

Leni calls DQ case 'desperate'

Jun 10, 2013 - 2:55 PM

Leni Robredo says she accepted campaign donations only from dual citizens

PROCLAMATION. Leni Robredo is proclaimed winner in Camarines Sur. File photo by Allan Camata

Leni Robredo DQ sought over foreign poll funds

Jun 08, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Political rival Nelly Villafuerte accuses Leni Robredo of soliciting and receiving campaign donations from at least 7 American citizens and 3 American entities

#TalkThursday with Kaka Bag-Ao

Jun 08, 2013 - 12:11 PM

Rappler speaks Kaka Bag Ao congresswoman elect of Dinagat Islands