Cebu elections - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Cebu elections


Cebu students find Duterte's SONA 2016 authentic

Jul 25, 2016 - 11:31 PM

While analysts criticize the President for his long winded off script speech others think it is authentic

SONA 2016. Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address during the opening of the 17th Congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, East of Manila, Philippines July 25, 2016. Photo by Francis R. MALASIG/EPA

Roxas in Cebu: 'I didn't make it, but I'm not sorry'

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Manuel Mar Roxas II visits the vote rich province to thank the almost 600 000 residents who voted for him

THANKS. Mar Roxas in Cebu to thank the 600,000 who voted for him. Photo by Susan Zamora Entoma

Mike Rama, allies: Loss ‘statistically improbable’

May 15, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Rama alleges that Tomas Osmeña has committed electoral fraud

PRAYER RALLY. More than 500 supporters of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama from different barangays gather in front of City Hall for a second prayer rally. Photo by Ruel Rosello/Sun.Star

Incumbent Cebu mayor who lost by 7 votes won't concede

May 15, 2016 - 2:42 PM

Cordova town also holds special elections for 458 voters

Cebu City polls: Rama to file petition vs Osmeña's win

May 11, 2016 - 2:16 AM

Michael Rama plans to question Tomas Osmeña s win in the Cebu City mayoral race saying it is unbelievable

PROCLAIMED. Cebu City Board of Election Canvassers led by Cebu City Election Officer South District Edwin Cadungog (right) proclaims Tomas Osmeña as mayor-elect. With them are Assistant Cebu City Prosecutor Liceria Rabillas (2nd from left) and Cebu City Schools Superintendent Bianito Dagatan (right). Photo via Sun.Star/Princess Dawn H. Felicitas

VLOG: Cebuano voter dies as she waits in line to vote

May 09, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Teresita Tagalog Tanieza a resident of Barangay Carreta was waiting for her turn to vote at Carreta Elementary School when she suddenly collapsed

Shooting, threats in Cebu town

May 09, 2016 - 11:37 AM

A member of the Garcia clan accuses his rival of attempting to kill an ally

ELECTION DAY VIOLENCE. File photo of Dumanjug reelectionist mayor Nelson Garcia. Photo by Rappler

2.7 million voters expected in Cebu

May 09, 2016 - 10:23 AM

Cebu has the biggest voting population in the Philippines

VOTE-RICH. Around 2.7 million are expected to head to the polls in Cebu province, the most vote-rich province in the Philippines. Pictured on right are early morning voters elsewhere in the country, in Taguig City. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Another suspension? Cebu City mayor says it's 'highly condemnable'

Apr 10, 2016 - 10:10 PM

This is Rama s second suspension in 4 months – during the campaign period at that when suspending officials is prohibited

MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION. Cebu City Mike Rama has yet to receive a copy of his supposed second suspension by Malacañang, but says he will appeal it. His first suspension was ordered in December 2015. File photo by Renante Tomas/Rappler

Cebu: 1 city, 6 towns being watched for poll-related violence

Apr 06, 2016 - 7:44 PM

The areas identified for close monitoring by the authorities have had a history of intense political rivalry

Abaya to DOTC employees: Tell your families to vote for Roxas, Robredo

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:24 PM

The Cabinet member invokes his exemption from the campaign ban: It s my jurisprudence As a [Cabinet] secretary I am authorized to campaign

'EXEMPTED.' Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says he campaigns for presidential candidate Manuel Roxas III and Leni Robredo during DOTC events because he is 'authorized' to. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Old rivalries reopen in Cebu’s newest congressional district

Mar 30, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Vying for the congressional seat in the newly created 7th district are provincial board member Peter John Calderon of LP and Pablo John Garcia of One Cebu

NEW DISTRICT. LP provincial board member Peter John Calderon (left) and Pablo John Garcia of One Cebu battle it out for newly created 7th congressional seat. Calderon's photo from Cebu government website; Garcia photo from Rappler files

How to win Cebu: Will Santiago’s social media clout translate into votes?

Mar 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

About one in every 5 registered voters in Cebu is 24 years old or younger based on Comelec records The province has 2 7 million voters in 2016

STUDENTS' FAVORITE. Miriam Defensor Santiago, who has topped university polls, visits the University of Cebu in San Carlos in February 2016. Rappler photo

How to win Cebu: Roxas leans on mayors, Aquino allies

Mar 27, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Although Mar Roxas has not topped the surveys his wife broadcaster Korina Sanchez says that he remains a formidable candidate because of several factors

ALLIES. Manuel Roxas II goes to Cebu City shortly after announcing his presidential bid, for a Gathering of Friends of the Liberal Party. Rappler photo

How to win Cebu: Poe seeks mileage, both on air and on ground

Mar 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Aside from the Duranos of the 5th district the Espinosa family in Toledo City in the 3rd district has also announced its support for Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero

COURTING THE YOUTH. Presidential candidate Grace Poe greets students of the Univeristy of Visayas in Toledo City, Cebu, on February 10, 2016. Photo by Arnold Almacen

How to win Cebu: Bisaya kinship, social networks in Duterte campaign

Mar 25, 2016 - 9:00 AM

This opportunity to elect a president who wouldn’t be indebted to traditional politicians and big businesses is something that we can’t afford to pass up says Cebu for Duterte coordinator Dr Rowena Burden

HOMETOWN HERO? Thousands cheer presidential candidate in a February 2016 rally in Danao City, Cebu, where he spent his childhood before moving to Davao City. Rappler photo

How to win Cebu: For Binay, it’s a mix of power blocs, grassroots

Mar 24, 2016 - 9:00 AM

How exactly does Binay plan to win in Cebu where he lost in his vice presidential campaign in 2010? Just hard work says Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama

CEBUANOS FOR BINAY. Thousands attend a rally for Vice President Jejomar Binay at the at Plaza Independencia in Cebu City on March 21, 2016, even after local party One Cebu dissolved its alliance with the VP's United Nationalist Alliance. Photo courtesy of UNA

LIVE BLOG: Cebu local candidates' forum, March 19

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The March 19 forum – dubbed Panaghimamat 2016 – features candidates for mayor vice mayor and district representatives in a discussion on youth issues

Cebu groups join forces for PWD-inclusive 2016 elections

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:20 PM

The persons with disability community in Cebu hopes its actions will eventually help amplify the sector s voice in national governance

FULLY-ABLED NATION. Persons with Disability Leaders from all over Cebu Province commit to a disability-inclusive 2016 presidential elections.Photo by JP Maunes

2nd presidential debate: Reinforcing narratives

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM

In the first debate none of the top contenders were particularly successful in defining or refining their campaign narratives The second one in Cebu this Sunday provides them another chance

Why she tops surveys again? Grace Poe in her own words...

Feb 10, 2016 - 5:33 PM

Guess what the presidential candidate – jokingly – credits for the rise in her survey numbers

LIGHT MOMENT. Presidential candidate Grace Poe (middle) with her running mate Chiz Escudero (right) and senatorial bet Lorna Kapunan indulge Cebu City supporters who want to take their photos on the second day of the campaign on February 10, 2016. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

#PHVote Challenge goes to Cebu

Nov 18, 2015 - 12:24 PM

Those interested to attend PHVoteChallenge: Cebu s TheLeaderIWant are required to register in this event page

Will he run for mayor again? Tommy Osmeña is cancer-free

Apr 29, 2015 - 7:15 AM

‘Thank you for all your prayers ’ form Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña posts on Facebook ‘Time to come back to city hall ’ a supporter replies

COMEBACK? Former Cebu Mayor Tomas Osmeña posts a photo of his consultation at the Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he was cleared of cancer, prompting supporters to ask him to run for mayor again in 2016. Photo from Tommy Osmeña's Facebook account

LP’s Davide beats Garcia for Cebu governor

May 17, 2013 - 5:24 PM

LP s Hilario Junjun Davide III is proclaimed governor of Cebu winning a rematch with an old rival and ending the Garcias 18 year hold on the province

NEW GOVERNOR. LP's Hilario "Junjun" Davide III, the son of the former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr, is proclaimed the new governor of Cebu. File photo

Claims of harassment on eve of Cebu polls

May 12, 2013 - 10:13 PM

One Cebu accuses regional police of harassing its candidates and supporters but the police and LP deny the charge

Will PNoy or Gwen prevail in Cebu?

May 09, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Cebu s gubernatorial race is seen as a proxy war between President Aquino and suspended Gov Gwen Garcia Whose candidate will win?

Game of Perks: LP challenges Cebu’s Garcias

May 09, 2013 - 8:41 PM

What does it take to become governor of the country s de facto second capital and most vote rich province?

Cebu local bets now part of ‘Team Buhay’

Apr 26, 2013 - 3:23 PM

In Cebu anti RH crusaders bring their campaign to the gubernatorial and mayoral races