Rappler's latest stories on vote-buying
Palawan group accuses reelected Governor Alvarez of vote buying
'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
Prosecutor junks vote buying raps vs Cebu SK members
'Circumstances narrated by complainants are viewed contrary to human experience when illegal or illicit trade or actions are done,' says the prosecutor
PNP backpedals, files vote buying case vs Bingbong Crisologo
(UPDATED) Police accuse Bingbong Crisologo of violating Section 261 (a) of the Omnibus Election Code – vote-buying and selling
Election-related violence disrupts voting in various provinces
Shootings and explosions are reported in polling centers and precincts across the country
Vote-buying crackdown 'prone to abuse'
(UPDATED) Arrests of alleged vote buyers might be influenced by politicians, say election watchdog Lente, Rappler editor
28 arrested for vote buying, illegal campaign in Negros Occidental town
Police say reelectionist Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peña called them to question some of the arrests
Vote buying complaint lodged vs ex-Zambales governor Ebdane
Barangay chairman Noel Landero of Bato, Palauig accuses former governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr of violating the Omnibus Election Code
Crisologo to sue Quezon City police for 'illegal arrest'
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
Crisologo arrest: Cops retrieve only P800 from 'vote buying site'
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.
Lente vows to be 'independent' despite Comelec partnership
'We stepped in despite the two weeks notice because it has a vital purpose in our elections,' says Lente executive director Ona Caritos
Bingbong Crisologo arrested for staff's alleged vote buying in QC
(3rd UPDATE) Quezon City mayoral bet Bingbong Crisologo is in custody at Camp Karingal for alleged obstruction of justice
3 barangay officials, 57 others arrested for alleged vote-buying in Makati
NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar says the suspects supposedly operated from inside a barangay hall in Makati City
Suspected vote-buyers, sellers arrested nationwide
(4th UPDATE) The Philippine National Police has formed 105 teams tasked to address vote-buying incidents
Heherson Alvarez withdraws from Isabela congressional race
The ex-lawmaker cites the prevalence of vote-buying as the reason for his withdrawal
#PHVote podcast: Ano-ano ang paraan ng vote-buying?
May paraan pa ba para matigil ang talamak na pagbili at pagbebenta ng boto sa Pilipinas?
10 suspected vote-buyers arrested in Cavite
(UPDATED) Cavite gubernatorial bet Jonvic Remulla says the suspects are mere poll watchers who were arrested while distributing the travel allowance of their colleagues
Newsbreak Chats: Vote-buying beyond just giving cash
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
[EXPLAINER] Catching vote-buyers is not just the Comelec’s job
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 urges voters not to sell their votes
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
[EXPLAINER] Vote-buying is not just giving or taking cash
The law prohibiting vote-buying covers not only candidates but also the voters
IN PHOTOS: From Luzon to Mindanao, violence, vote buying, confusion reported
Several illegal practices during election are still happening, says voters
PNP arrest 8 for vote-buying in Calabarzon barangay polls
Comelec urges voters and witnesses to report cases of vote-buying
VLOG: Signs of vote buying in Samar
Derek Alviola reports on the vote buying cases in Samar a known election hotspot on election day
'LP buying votes in Baybay City' - Levito Baligod
UPDATED The senatorial bet s team gets yellow sample ballots with P500 each allegedly from the local candidates of the Liberal Party
#PHVoteWatch: Vote machine glitches mar election day
Early morning voters encounter problems with the vote counting machines and delays at the precincts
At least 33 Samar residents leave homes due to vote-buying threats
A resident says the armed men were allegedly sent by a gubernatorial candidate under the Liberal Party in Samar
Cagayan gubernatorial bet accused of vote buying
Regional Public Safety Battalion claims voters and recipients lists with signatures plus P60 000 cash were recovered from a gubernatorial bet supporter s house
Fire in Dumaguete kills 2, razes 96 houses
A commotion ensues at the relief operations center over donations from politicians
Performance artist takes battle vs vote-buying to church
Performance artist Nicolas Aca brings his Boto: Goto performance to a church in Cagayan De Oro and tells voters Boto dili baligya Do not sell your vote
#PHVoteWatch: Violence, vote buying incidents on May 8
UPDATED Here are some of the vote buying vote selling campaign offenses and other election related incidents reported through Rappler s PHVoteWatch Map on Sunday May 8
Angeles City vice mayoral candidate accused of vote buying
Lawyer Willie Rivera denies the allegation and says this is a last ditch effort to discredit him at this point in the elections
#PHVoteWatch: Violence, vote-buying incidents on May 7
Reports of vote buying and election related incidents are reported in Cavite Negros Oriental Cebu Misamis Oriental and Tawi Tawi
Ex-Comelec exec on 2016 polls: 'Vote-buying now is just crazy’
Automated [elections] eliminated some forms of cheating but it increased the number of incidents of vote buying says former Comelec commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal
10 municipalities in Region 12 declared 'areas of concern'
This is mainly for precautionary purposes because of the confirmed presence of armed groups and the intense political rivalries in these areas a Comelec official says
#PHVote: ‘Your vote is your dignity’
We invited netizens to answer the question ‘What is your vote worth?’ Here are some of the best answers
#PHVoteWatch: Report vote buying, other election wrongdoing
Report cases of vote buying vote selling election related violence campaign violations and other forms of election problems and offenses using the PHVoteWatch map
Vote selling among the poor a 'logical' decision - think tank
The Institute of Philippine Culture found that accepting money among poor voters does not necessarily mean selling one s vote
CONVERSATION: What is your vote worth?
We asked netizens to speak out against vote buying Here s what they had to say
The Scrum: Can Mar Roxas be charged with vote buying?
The answer is no if the basis of a complaint would be the now viral video of a Liberal Party rally in Cotabato where envelopes were handed to members of the audience
'Politically-motivated' killings aplenty before PH elections – CHR
What incidents of violence have been happening around the country before election day?
#PHVote: When drought, politics, and firearms mix
Mindanao has always been every government’s Achilles heel but more so this administration
Comelec urges public to report vote-buying
Vote buying is a problem that will stay with us until such time that people are enlightened about it and how it’s ridiculous says Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez
The many ways of buying votes
Will you sell your vote for a couple of bucks or favors?
Time to change our hypocritical approach to vote buying
Anti vote buying campaigns are grounded on the pretentious narrative of a Filipino who is poor yet moral This is so detached from the reality that for someone who has nothing to eat money is money
Gambling on politics
Pampanga s Bong Pineda unlike his tamer predecessors has exhibited greater audacity by directly influencing and meddling in politics even at the national level
We will not bribe voters - Baguio mayoral bets
I will not offer or give bribes or gifts to corrupt the integrity of our democratic process
Miriam Santiago: In elections, you witness 'perpetual' plunder
The presidential candidate tells students in Biñan Laguna: Politicians steal money from government then use that money to campaign
Nancy Binay: My father's viral video is 'saddening'
In the video people lined up to receive money from Vice President Jejomar Binay
Binay to voters: Take politicians' money but vote for your choice
Take the money put in your pocket and then vote for who you want especially the likes of Binay and Honasan the United Nationalist Alliance standard bearer tells voters in Iligan City
Binay warns gov't workers using anti-poverty fund to buy votes for LP
The UNA standard bearer says his camp will sue any government worker caught electioneering