2016 local elections - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2016 local elections


Senate graduates: Pia Cayetano wins, Lapid loses in local polls

May 11, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Pia Cayetano is successful in replacing his brother as Taguig representative while Lito Lapid fails to dislodge the Pamintuans in Angeles City Pampanga

Reelectionists, spouses win NCR mayoral race

May 09, 2016 - 10:36 PM

UPDATED Metro Manila reelectionist mayors are losing only in two cities – Makati and Marikina

2016 local races: Lone candidates, fewer voter choices

May 03, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Around 545 candidates are running for various local positions without an opponent making them sure winners after the May 9 elections

#AnimatED: Ano’ng silbi ng boto mo?

Mar 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Hindi laro ang pagpapatakbo ng isang probinsiya siyudad o bayan Kung mataas ang pamantayan natin para sa mga pambansang kandidato lalo tayong dapat maging mapili sa kampanyang lokal

Local elections 2016: Know your candidates and localities on Rappler

Mar 26, 2016 - 7:18 PM

Rappler PHvote’s coverage of the 2016 local elections is a collaboration among journalists researchers tech specialists artists volunteers and voters who care to deepen the discourse through online engagement

Northern Mindanao poll violence watchlist: 47 towns, 7 cities

Jan 17, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Local governments on the list are monitored because of insurgency problems rido or clan war historical political rivalry and the presence of private armed groups

No election hot spots in Negros Occidental for now – Comelec

Jan 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Even Isabela town where a provincial board member and his bodyguard were shot dead in 2015 is not an area of concern the provincial election chief says

5 Negros Occidental bets disqualified

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:18 PM

Comelec serves notices of disqualification to one who wanted to run for senator and 4 eyeing provincial and mayoral posts

Brother replaces Jonvic Remulla in Cavite gubernatorial race

Dec 09, 2015 - 5:16 PM

Jesus Crispin ‘Boying’ Remulla a former 3 term congressman of the province files his candidacy a day before the deadline for substitutions

LOCAL KINGPINS. Estradas, Binays, UNA candidates count on personal ties with the Remullas

Residents want mayoral bet in Negros Occidental disqualified

Oct 27, 2015 - 7:15 AM

Complainants tell the Comelec that Ramon Lacson Jr a known businessman in Bacolod City has not resided in Salvador Benedicto town even for a single day

Ombudsman suspends re-electionist Camarines Norte governor

Oct 22, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Edgardo Tallado found liable for refusing to reinstate the provincial veterinarian is the same governor kicked out by the Liberal Party over the mistress scandal

Herbert Bautista runs for last term, faces 3 rivals

Oct 16, 2015 - 3:12 PM

Mayor Herbert Bautista s contenders call for a corruption free Quezon City

Actor turned politician Herbert Bautista files his Certificate of Candidacy for his final term as Quezon City mayor at the local Comelec office in Quezon City on Friday. With Bautista is his running mate Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and brother Hero Bautista who is a neophyte politician running for councillor for the 4th district of Quezon City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Grace Padaca runs for Isabela governor as independent

Oct 15, 2015 - 8:06 PM

In her attempt to regain the governorship former elections commissioner Grace Padaca is up against Faustino Bojie Dy III to whom she lost in 2010

REMATCH. Grace Padaca will be up against Faustino Dy III, who defeated him in the gubernatorial race in 2010. Rappler file photo

Mayoral bet Francis Zamora: Time to end 'Estrada option' in San Juan

Oct 14, 2015 - 7:24 PM

The son of longtime congressman Ronaldo Zamora is challenging re electionist Mayor Guia Gomez to end the decades long Estrada rule in the city

PANDESAL FORUM. A day after he files his certificate of candidacy, San Juan City Vice Mayor Franciz Zamora shares why he decided to run for mayor. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Grace Padaca to LP: There must be limit to compromising

Oct 12, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The former Isabela governor and election commissioner criticizes the Liberal Party for taking in new allies who used to bully and cheat those who were taking the straight path

Candidates in new Davao Occidental province come from one family

Oct 12, 2015 - 10:10 PM

The political clan of the Bautistas extends from Davao del Sur to the province newly carved out of it

Danding Cojuangco's son to run for congressman in Tarlac

Oct 12, 2015 - 9:22 PM

Carlos Charlie Cojuangco who served years go as congressman of Negros Occidental will seek the congressional seat vacated by his uncle in Tarlac

In Quezon City, politicians wait for 'lucky day' to file candidacies

Oct 12, 2015 - 3:31 PM

As of lunch time on the first day not a single aspirant has so far filed his certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections office in Quezon City

Local Vote: Pangasinan, Zambales, Aklan, Samar, S. Cotabato

Oct 12, 2015 - 12:43 AM

Rappler s weekly PHvote wrap up: Espino forms new party in Pangasinan; Opposition in Zambales launches party; 9 of 17 Aklan mayors to seek re election; Retired Army colonel to challenge Milagros Tan in Samar; Fuentes consolidates base in South Cotabato

 From left: Former Zambales Governor Amor Deloso, Samar congresswoman Milagros Tan, South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes

Local Vote: Zambales, Mandaluyong, Aklan, Sarangani

Oct 03, 2015 - 8:47 PM

Rappler s weekly PHvote wrap up: Is Zambales now a single party province?; Wife seeks to replace Gonzales as Mandaluyong rep; Aklan: Will gov Miraflores have any challengers?; In Sarangani Pacquiao endorsement still gives pols advantage

Local Vote: Cagayan, Pangasinan, Parañaque

Sep 26, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Rappler s weekly PHvote wrap up: Is Jack Enrile gearing up for a congressional comeback in Cagayan? Who’ll make for better governor in Pangasinan: congressman or barangay chair? 6 celebrities want to be Parañaque councilors

ON THE WEEKLY #PHVOTE WRAP-UP: (From left) Jack Enrile of Cagayan, Vandolph Quizon and Jason Webb of Parañaque, and Mark Cojuangco of Pangasinan

Local Vote: Negros Occidental, Leyte, Northern Samar

Sep 05, 2015 - 5:03 PM

Rappler s weekly wrap up: Lacson mulls gubernatorial bid in Negros Occidental; Businessman to challenge Apostol as Leyte congressman; Ong brothers aim to exchange posts in Northern Samar

Local Vote: Cagayan, Negros Occidental, Tacloban City, Leyte

Aug 22, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Rappler s weekly wrap up: Not campaigning? Declared LP bet distributes PCSO ambulances in Cagayan; Negros Occidental’s closely watched contest: vice governorship; Romualdez wives to seek husbands posts;

 FROM LEFT: Presidential Legislative Liaison Officer Manuel Mamba of Cagayan, 4th District Representative Jeffrey Ferrer of Negros Occidental, and Councilor Cristina Gonzalez of Tacloban City, Leyte

Local Vote: Mandaue, General Santos, Lanao del Norte

Aug 15, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Rappler s weekly wrap up: Mayor congressman swapping posts in 2016?; No Antoninos in next year’s polls; Dimaporo scion to seek governorship of Lanao del Norte