2016 vice presidential election - updates

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FACT CHECK: No results yet in ongoing 2016 VP election recount

May 31, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Due to the confidential nature of the recount process, claims of vote counts should be taken with a grain of salt, unless backed up by official, verifiable sources or documents

PET resets VP protest ballot recount to April 2

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The camps of Vice President Leni Robredo and former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr say they were informed of the new schedule in a meeting with the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

ORAL ARGUMENTS. The Supreme Court resumes hearing oral arguments on the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Wednesday, September 7. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sotto’s 2016 poll fraud claim affects Duterte down to councilors – Robredo

Mar 09, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says questioning the integrity of the 2016 elections also means questioning the victory of all winning candidates

THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo visits San Felipe, Zambales on March 1, 2018. Photo by OVP

Marcos 'ill-advised' over claims vs ballot images in VP protest – Robredo camp

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez says the poll body held a VCM roadshow from 2015 to 2016 to explain the new features of the ballot, which the Marcos camp claims was never explained to them

'SELF-SERVING' MARCOS? Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyer, Romulo Macalintal, defends his client against the new electoral fraud allegations of Bongbong Marcos. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

All aboard #PHVote in a sea of data

Nov 04, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Huge volumes of data fuel a seemingly 'never-ending' coverage of Philippine elections

'Discrepancies' found in VP vote count in Cebu City – ex-congressman

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:19 AM

But ex-Comelec chief Sixto Brillantes Jr – who supports losing VP bet Bongbong Marcos – says there are 'no supposed manipulations' that took place

2016 POLLS. Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong (left) talks about supposed anomalies during the 2016 elections in a media forum at Club Filipino in San Juan City on October 25, 2017. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Bongbong vs Leni: 2016 'election fingerprints' in possible recount areas

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:01 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Election results in these provinces may be up for recount if the Presidential Electoral Tribunal grants the petitions of Marcos and Robredo in their respective protests

Marcos completes payment of P66.2-M electoral protest fee

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr pays the remaining balance of his fee prior to the conduct of the preliminary hearing on his electoral protest and Vice President Leni Robredo s counter protest

NOT CONCEDING. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr reiterates his suspicions that there is fraud involved in the transmission of votes. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

2016 Bongbong vs Leni poll protest: What ARMM 'election fingerprints' say

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:31 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Can election data back up Bongbong Marcos request to annul results in 3 provinces in the ARMM?

Why Leni Robredo should file a counter-protest vs Marcos Jr

Aug 09, 2016 - 9:00 AM

To offset any potential votes that Marcos will gain in the recount it is both strategic and necessary for the VP to take a counter offensive A counter protest however is as expensive as filing a protest

Undervoting in 2016 VP election: Will it help Marcos' case?

Jun 10, 2016 - 1:31 PM

Historically the behavior of voters with regard to undervoting has been essentially the same in the last two presidential polls PPCRV information technology director William Yu says

Marcos photo by Mark Cristino/EPA. Robredo and voter photos by Rappler

Macalintal: Senators’ proclamation 'negates poll irregularities'

May 21, 2016 - 3:28 PM

What is sauce for the gander is likewise sauce for the goose argues the lead counsel of current VP race frontrunner Leni Robredo

ROBREDO LAWYER. Veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal, who represents vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo, tells reporters that the call of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr for a system audit is a 'desperate move.' Screen grab from Rappler

Candidates' votes drop after server glitch excludes precincts

May 16, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Rappler checks previous versions of the result files against the Comelec national results server and finds all the candidates votes are affected

Robredo camp downplays concerns on credibility of polls

May 13, 2016 - 7:11 PM

Despite Smartmatic s unauthorized changing of an election related hash code the camp of front runner Robredo maintains this does not change the vote counts

FRONTRUNNER. Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo waits for the receipt after casting her vote for the national elections at the Tabuco Central School in Naga city on Monday. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'Escudero supporters switched to Robredo to prevent a Marcos win'

May 11, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Political analyst Richard Heydarian says Leni Robredo became the rallying point for the reformist vote that wants to stop the return of Marcos to office

Hairline gap between Robredo, Marcos

May 10, 2016 - 3:49 AM

(28th UPDATE) Leni Robredo early Tuesday maintains a lead of more than 200,000 over Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Imee Marcos: Ilocanos find ‘sentimental attachment’ with Binay

May 02, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Senator Gringo Honasan once again skips the Ilocos sorties of his running mate

COURTESY CALL. Vice President Jejomar Binay pays a courtesy call on Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos. Photo from the United Nationalist Alliance

Binay takes voters on ‘Biyaheng Ginhawa’ in new TV ad

Apr 21, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay and running mate Senator Gringo Honasan drive a train in their new political advertisement

'BIYAHENG GINHAWA.' Vice President Jejomar Binay launches a new political advertisement this week. Screengrab from Binay's official Facebook page

Binay-Honasan tandem powers up vs Duterte

Apr 13, 2016 - 1:25 PM

UPDATED The United Nationalist Alliance tandem releases videos depicting potential horror stories under a Rodrigo Duterte presidency Senator Gringo Honasan later clarifies his advertisement was not intended to attack anyone

NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN. The tandem of Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Gregorio Honasan II has stepped up its negative campaign vs poll front runner Rodrigo Duterte (left).

IN PHOTOS: UST hosts VP debate on April 10

Apr 08, 2016 - 9:25 PM

A sneak peek into the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion where all 6 vice presidential bets are set to battle it out on Sunday for the Comelec organized event

HISTORICAL SITE. The 405-year-old University of Santo Tomas will host the vice presidential debate on April 10. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo hopes to ‘slow down’ in the lead-up to VP debate

Apr 08, 2016 - 7:32 PM

The Comelec sponsored vice presidential debate comes as the LP vice presidential candidate s numbers are steadily rising with a month left in the campaign period

Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Expect all 6 VP bets to go head-to-head – debate organizers

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:03 PM

The April 10 vice presidential debate follows a dual moderator and town hall format with the candidates answering queries from two moderators a 3 person panel and pre selected audience members

BATTLE GROUND. The stage is being set up for upcoming vice presidential debate in UST on April 10. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Gringo Honasan ‘excited but not worried’ for VP debate

Apr 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Will the rockstar of the post EDSA years outshine his opponents for the vice presidency?

UNA VP BET. Senator Gringo Honasan says his priority is to highlight UNA's platform during the debate. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Why Honasan is skipping Binay’s Ilocos sorties

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Will the campaign strategy of the UNA vice presidential candidate help pull him out of the bottom of survey rankings?

NO SHOW. Senator Gringo Honasan appears by the side of his standard-bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay in major sorties. This will not be the case in Ilocos this week. Photo from Honasan's Twitter account

Gringo Honasan's birthday wish: Wisdom for voters

Mar 14, 2016 - 3:27 PM

On his 68th birthday the soldier turned rebel turned politician prays for the electorate s enlightenment

Senator Gringo Honasan was all smiles the morning of his birthday on March 14. Photo from Honasan's Twitter account

Binay's pitch for Honasan

Mar 05, 2016 - 9:10 AM

How will the United Nationalist Alliance standard bearer convince his supporters to favor his running mate who is at the bottom of surveys?

'BIN-GO TANDEM.' Senator Gregorio Honasan II teams up with Vice President Jejomar Binay for the 2016 elections. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Binay, UNA kick off 2016 campaign in Mandaluyong, Laguna, Cavite

Feb 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Why is Vice President Jejomar Binay not holding his first campaign rally in Makati City?

CAMPAIGN STYLE. Vice President Jejomar Binay joins Quezon residents in a boodle fight, a classic during an UNA sorie. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

IN PHOTOS: Comelec's voting machines warehouse in Laguna

Feb 05, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Check out how the Commission on Elections is testing and storing the vote counting machines to be used in the May 2016 polls

This sprawling main production facility is where the VCMs are being tested. Security personnel are placed in strategic areas. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Honasan to young voters: ‘Educate’ yourselves on EDSA history

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:07 PM

EDSA military man and now senator Gringo Honasan also tells the youth to be responsible social media users

'Sabi nung iba, ‘yung generation niyo malambot. ‘Di kasi kayo nagdaan sa giyera, sa laban, sa pinagdaanan namin nun. I disagree,' says EDSA military man and now Senator Gringo Honasan. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Honasan on VP campaign: 'I wage an effective ground war'

Jan 19, 2016 - 12:48 PM

Senator Gringo Honasan says he will work on consolidating his 13 million strong voter base to boost his vice presidential bid

BATTLEGROUND. United Nationalist Alliance vice presidential candidate Gringo Honasan discusses his campaign strategy during a pandesal forum in the Kamuning Bakery Cafe on January 19. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Leni Robredo hopes to repeat victory with little campaign funds

Nov 05, 2015 - 12:45 PM

Liberal Party vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo says she will again rely on word of mouth campaigning through the help of local communities which was key to her successful congressional bid in 2013

Former Albay District 1 representative Edcel Lagman (2nd from left) vows an all-out-support for the vice presidential candidacy of Leni Robredo (2nd from right). With him them are Lagman's eldest daughter, Krisel Lagman-Luistro (1st from left), and incumbent Albay District 1 Representative Grex Lagman. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

10 things to know about Gringo Honasan

Oct 12, 2015 - 8:50 AM

(UPDATED) A former coup plotter, a family man, and a 4-time senator. Here are interesting trivia about the new information and communications technology secretary

BIN-GO! Senator Gringo Honasan finally agrees to be the running mate of Vice President Jejomar Binay in the 2016 elections. File photo by Rappler

VP bet Leni Robredo comes home to Naga

Oct 10, 2015 - 4:16 PM

After she is declared as the vice presidential bet of the Liberal Party she tells her kababayan it might be time to draw attention to the neglected Bicol region

HOME. Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo addresses a crowd at the Naga city hall covered court, two days after she was declared in Manila as the vice presidential bet of the Liberal Party. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Robredo: Don't vote for me out of sympathy

Oct 06, 2015 - 6:16 PM

On her first sortie as vice presidential aspirant LP s Leni Robredo tells local officials in Negros Occidental: Mas mabuti na tutulong kayo kasi naniniwala kayo na bubuti ang ating bansa dahil sa akin

RIGHT REASONS. Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo tells local officials in Negros Occidental on October 6, 2015, that she hopes they will join her not out of pity but because they believe she will be good for the country. In the photo withe her are (from left) former Governor Rafael Coscolluela, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr, former Governor Daniel Lacson, and Bacolod Representative Evelio Leonardia. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Robredo's first sortie: Negros Occidental

Oct 05, 2015 - 11:37 PM

The province is considered a bailiwick of her standard bearer Mar Roxas who topped the senatorial elections in 2004 and the vice presidential race in 2010 here

RUNNING MATE. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo accepts the 'challenge' to be Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas' running mate on October 5, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marcos: I am running for vice president

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Marcos says he will support Duterte should the Davao mayor seek the presidency while it would be difficult for him to tame his political differences with Binay

CORE SUPPORTERS. Senator Bongbong Marcos says he expects people to support him because he is a Marcos. File photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

NUP members 'free' to choose presidential bets in 2016 – solon

Sep 30, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Negros Occidental Representative Jeffrey Ferrer National Unity Party s chair for Western Visayas says most members support Mar Roxas who is from the region

Pacquiao, 3 other newbies in senatorial Magic 12 – survey

Sep 28, 2015 - 3:01 PM

At least 19 of the names being considered for the senatorial slates of the 3 declared presidential contenders are not within the likely winning circle as of mid September

Poe leads poll; Roxas takes Visayas; Duterte, Mindanao

Sep 28, 2015 - 9:44 AM

UPDATED The Pulse Asia survey was conducted September 8 14 before Senator Grace Poe declared her presidential bid and after Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he wouldn t run for the highest post

'Chiz trumps Leni': Albay gov says Bicolanos don't run against each other

Sep 18, 2015 - 1:39 PM

Governor Joey Salceda regional chairman of the ruling Liberal Party says it is not good for a Bicolano to fight another Bicolano except for game changing reasons