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May 24, 2018 - 10:05 AM

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WEAVING HOPE. It's in the Sinagtala weaving center where women are able to escape and eventually, heal from the scars of the war. Photo courtesy of Sinagtala

CA confirms Sheriff Abas as Comelec chair

May 23, 2018 - 1:25 PM

(UPDATED) Incoming Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas will become the Philippines' youngest, first Mindanaoan, and first Muslim elections chief

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Poll commissioner Sheriff Abas faces the Commission on Appointments (CA) for his confirmation hearing on May 23, 2018, as Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair. Photo by Angie de Silva

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Is it legal to name Sheriff Abas Comelec chair?

Nov 24, 2017 - 11:34 PM

This is the first time that a sitting Comelec commissioner is nominated to head the poll body, former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr tells Rappler

DUTERTE'S CHOICE. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Sheriff Abas is set to become the first Comelec chairman from Mindanao. Photo courtesy of Comelec

Duterte appointees to dominate Comelec by next year

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:12 PM

By choosing Commissioner Sheriff Abas as the next elections chief, President Rodrigo Duterte can get to name 4 of 7 members of Comelec by February 2018

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to appoint 4 of 7 Comelec members by early 2018. Malacañang photo

Sheriff Abas to break many firsts as Comelec chair

Nov 24, 2017 - 5:30 PM

He will become the first Comelec chair from Mindanao, the first Muslim, and, at the age of 38, the youngest elections chief in Philippine history

DUTERTE'S NOMINEE. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Sheriff Abas is set to become the new Comelec chair. Photo courtesy of Comelec

Sheriff Abas is new Comelec chairman

Nov 24, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Sheriff Abas, nephew of MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal, replaces Andres Bautista as chairman of the Commission on Elections

Duterte accepts Comelec Chairman Bautista's resignation

Oct 13, 2017 - 7:22 PM

'I don't know if you can still impeach him or not, because by resigning, he has removed himself,' President Rodrigo Duterte says

MOST TRUSTED. President Rodrigo Duterte is the most trusted, most appreciated official in the country based on a Pulse Asia survey conducted in late September 2017. Presidential photo.

'Reversal of fortunes': Garcia, Roque celebrate Bautista impeachment

Oct 11, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Andres Bautista now holds the distinction of being the first Comelec chairman – and the first official – to be impeached under the Duterte administration

HOUSE VOTES. The House votes to impeach Comelec Chairman Bautista. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte appointee to lead Comelec as plebiscite looms

Oct 11, 2017 - 6:21 PM

Election watchdog Lente vows to keep close watch on Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's replacement, President Rodrigo Duterte's first appointee in the poll body

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to appoint a new Comelec chairman after elections chief Andres Bautista resigned from office. Malacanang file photo

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista resigns

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:32 AM

(4th UPDATE) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says his resignation is effective by December 31, 2017

OUTGOING CHAIRMAN. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista announces that he will step down from the Comelec by the end of 2017. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: Why petitioners want Comelec chairman Bautista impeached

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:13 AM

Will the impeachment complaint against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista pass the House panel's scrutiny?

BAUTISTA COMPLAINT. Impeachment endorsers (from right to center) Rep. Abraham Tolentino, Rep. Harry Roque, Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia show a copy of affidavit of verified complaint for impeachment filed by Atty. Ferdinand Topacio (extreme left) and former Rep. Jing Paras (2nd-left) against Comelec chairman Andy Bautista at the House of Representatives on August 23, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec employees support Bautista amid call for his resignation

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED Dozens of Comelec employees wear red to show their support for Chairman Andres Bautista a day after poll commissioners issued a statement against him

'WALANG BIBITAW.' A poster showing support for Comelec Chairman Bautista is seen along the hallway to his office, as cameramen of different TV networks stake out at the Comelec headquarters in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Valid impeachment complaint filed vs Comelec chair

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:22 PM

The complaint by known administration allies is endorsed by representatives Harry Roque Kabayan Gwen Garcia Cebu and Abraham Tolentino Cavite

FIRST STEP. Representatives Harry Roque, Gwen Garcia, and Abraham Tolentino endorse an impeachment complaint against comelec chairman Andres Bautista. Photo courtesy of Ico Cepeda

Roque 'inclined' to endorse impeachment complaint vs Comelec chair

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:13 PM

The complaint must pass the standards of House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas says Kabayan Representative Harry Roque

ENDORSER? Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says he's 'inclined' to endorse an impeachment complaint vs the embattled Comelec chairman. Rappler photo

AMLC begins probe into bank of Comelec chairman

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:56 AM

The Anti Money Laundering Council says the investigation of the Luzon Development Bank was triggered by the affidavit of Patricia Bautista against her husband Comelec chief Andres Bautista

MONEY LAUNDERING? The Senate committee on banks begins hearings on the alleged ill-gotten wealth of Comelec chief Andres Bautista

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VACC starts impeachment case buildup vs Chairman Bautista

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives will not accept any documents other than certified or original appended to impeachment complaints VACC tells the NBI in the letter

EMOTIONAL. Employees show their support to Comelec  chairman Andres Buatista during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec's Guanzon backs independent system audit

May 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Comelec s Rowena Guanzon says a system audit like the proposal of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr will help the poll body assess the automated election system

INDEPENDENT AUDIT. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon supports an independent third party audit of the automated election system. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Who lacks biometrics? Richer voters, survey says

Sep 16, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Still Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the number of voters lacking biometrics data is down to 3 1 million as of Wednesday September 15

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event in a mall on July 4, 2015. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Comelec open for voters’ reg on Saturdays, holidays

Sep 03, 2015 - 10:55 AM

This is aside from the usual Monday to Friday schedule in Comelec offices in Metro Manila and other key cities

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometric records during a satellite voter registration event in a mall on July 4, 2015. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Giving Comelec a new image

Aug 23, 2015 - 2:17 PM

‘Perception is reality ’ 51 year old Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista tells Rappler

Comelec purges 1.3M Filipinos from voters’ list

Aug 19, 2015 - 4:26 PM

At the same time the number of Filipinos without biometrics data – a new requirement to vote in 2016 – is down to 3 5 million

VOTERS’ LIST. An elderly Filipino looks for his name on the voters’ list in the country's first automated elections at a public school turned into a polling station in Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac City in the Philippines on May 10, 2010. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Open up, Comelec chair once told 'gods of Faura'

May 05, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Years after he was nominated to become chief justice Comelec chair Andres Bautista finds himself in another office assailed for lack of transparency

NEW CHAIRMAN. Newly appointed elections chief Andres Bautista has pushed for transparency in the Supreme Court. Will he do the same in the Commission on Elections? Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Brillantes to argue source code case before SC

May 07, 2013 - 7:52 PM

The chairman an election lawyer for decades before he joined the Comelec will answer Sen Richard Gordon s petition to open the 2013 source code for review