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Supreme Court suspends ballot recount in VP protest

Jan 22, 2019 - 1:58 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The lawyers of the Marcos and Robredo camps say the Supreme Court did not give any reason behind the 'indefinite' suspension

RECOUNT SUSPENDED. The initial ballot recount in the election case ex-senator Bongbong Marcos filed against Vice President Leni Robredo has been suspended.

Robredo: Marcos ‘confused’ for asking SC anew to stop using ballot images

Nov 16, 2018 - 4:43 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's camp argues her rival ex-senator Bongbong Marcos is merely reiterating his 'previous baseless arguments' without presenting concrete evidence

VP PROTEST. Vice President Leni Robredo is facing an electoral protest filed against her by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos

Election lawyers join forces to back Macalintal for senator

Oct 17, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Now an independent senatorial bet, veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal vows to fight for higher discounts for senior citizens

ELECTION LAWYERS. Leading election lawyers Beng Sardillo (1st from left), Sixto Brillantes Jr (2nd), and George Garcia (4th) endorse the senatorial bid of their friend and fellow lawyer Romulo Macalintal (3rd). Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Marcos, Robredo camps pay P50,000 fine for sub judice

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:03 PM

But Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers also ask the Supreme Court which of their past statements are considered a violation of the sub judice rule

SUB JUDICE. The camps of Vice President Leni Robredo and her rival Bongbong Marcos pay for their sub judice rule violation fines. File photos by Rappler

Letters show 2016 poll fraud accuser represented Marcos

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Former Biliran representative Glen Chong denies it, saying the Marcos camp nominated him but he did not accept it

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PET begins Iloilo ballot recount for VP protest

Jun 08, 2018 - 11:02 AM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo confirms that 3 ballot boxes from Ajuy town in Iloilo were opened Thursday afternoon, June 7

ELECTION CASE. Vice President Leni Robredo faces an electoral protest filed against her in 2016 by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos.

Marcos to SC: 'Injustice' to change ballot shading rules in VP recount

May 28, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos argues that the Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, is 'more superior' than the Commission on Elections

MARCOS LOYALISTS. Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos goes to the SC on May 9, 2018 to visit his supporters there who are calling for the truth to prevail in the VP recount. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

2018 barangay, SK election winners to serve for only 2 years

May 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM

One election lawyer argues it's the risk that candidates took, while another says it violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution

VOTE COUNT. Teachers and poll clerks start tallying the ballots for the 2018 barangay and SK elections at the Araullo High School in Manila on May 14, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Did Imee Marcos 'gatecrash' the VP ballot recount site?

Apr 03, 2018 - 4:32 PM

(UPDATED) Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos' lawyer says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos is not accredited, but she was still 'allowed by the PET to enter' on April 2

ENTRY ALLOWED? Former senator Bongbong Marcos and his sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, grants a media interview after visiting the ballot recount site on April 2, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ballot recount for Marcos-Robredo election protest set on March 19

Feb 08, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The scheduling of the recount comes after the bitter word war between the camps of Vice President Leni Robredo and ex-senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr

A MONTH TO GO. Vice President Leni Robredo and ex-senator Bongbong Marcos will have to wait for about a month before the ballot will begin. File photos by Rappler

Let evidence 'speak for itself,' Marcos camp tells Robredo

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Marcos' lawyer Vic Rodriguez says the members of the Board of Election Inspectors they included in the list submitted to the PET 'were named as witnesses – and not as registered voters'

BALLOT RECOUNT. Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr is surrounded by his supporters who are calling for the recount of votes for the position of vice president, July 11, 2017. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rapple

Marcos drops witnesses for poll fraud claims in 36,465 clustered precincts

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:25 PM

UPDATED Ferdinand Marcos Jr s lawyer George Garcia says this does not mean they are abandoning their accusations of electoral fraud against Vice President Leni Robredo which he said can be proven through a ballot recount

FOCUS ON THE BALLOT RECOUNT. Former senator Bongbong Marcos is surrounded by his supporters who are calling for the recount of votes for the position of Vice President on July 11. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Marcos urges SC to proceed with election protest

Jan 26, 2017 - 4:52 PM

Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr files a petition before the Supreme Court seeking to start the preliminary conference of his protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

ELECTION PROTEST. Former senator Bongbong Marcos files an election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marcos camp to file electoral protest by the end of June

Jun 07, 2016 - 5:28 PM

Lawyer George Garcia says they are still preparing the necessary election documents for the protest

FIGHT CONTINUES. The camp of Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr is preparing to file an electoral protest before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marcos camp to Robredo: Congratulations

May 27, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Defeated vice presidential bet Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr is still studying a possible election protest against incoming vice president Leni Robredo

DEFEATED CANDIDATE. Losing vice presidential bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr attends Mass with his family, including his mother Imelda Marcos, at the Baclaran Church on May 15, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Undervotes 'a non-issue,' canvassing co-chair says

May 26, 2016 - 11:50 PM

The Marcos camp says 3 2 million votes for vice president remain ‘unaccounted for’ but the Robredo camp downplays these so called undervotes

CITING UNDERVOTES. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr's lawyers, Didagen Dilangalen (2nd from left) and George Garcia (4th), study an election document as Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo's lawyer, Leila de Lima, looks on. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

3 provincial canvassers explain questionable COCs

May 26, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The COCs of Ilocos Sur Davao del Norte and Laguna are accepted for canvassing after discrepancies are explained

Lawyers from different candidates gather around the representative from Laguna during the second day of canvassing for President and Vice President at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marcos on COC, Closeup concert, Jaclyn Jose | 12PM wRap

May 23, 2016 - 12:12 PM

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Poe banks on volunteer lawyers for clean elections

Mar 12, 2016 - 11:08 PM

On May 9 the plan of the Grace Poe Chiz GPC Legal Team is to deploy one lawyer in every town to keep watch over the election results

CLEAN ELECTIONS. Presidential candidate Grace Poe takes selfies with volunteer lawyers of the Grace Poe-Chiz Legal Team. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

Win or lose in SC, Poe stays in ballot

Mar 01, 2016 - 9:06 PM

The Comelec says the public will know the votes of a disqualified candidate because these will be physically counted but will be declared stray

LEADING CANDIDATE. Presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe waves at the start of her presidential campaign in Manila, Philippines, on February 9, 2016. Photo by Eugenio Loreto/EPA

Grace Poe to attend SC oral arguments on Comelec case – lawyer

Jan 14, 2016 - 6:01 PM

The Supreme Court has advised all camps to refrain from publicly discussing the merits of the case where Poe questions the Comelec s jurisdiction over disqualification cases against her

Photo by Office of Sen. Grace Poe

Grace Poe to Comelec: Let the people decide

Dec 16, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Grace Poe’s lawyer says the cancellation of the senator’s COC has affected her leaders and the number of people supporting her

'LET PEOPLE DECIDE.' Presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe appeals the decision of the Comelec First Division to bar her from running for president. File photo by Dax Simbol/Rappler

Duterte’s bid, Poe’s DQ case, OFW exit passes | 6PM wRap

Dec 07, 2015 - 7:16 PM

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Comelec told: Poe misled voters about citizenship

Dec 07, 2015 - 6:04 PM

Petitioner Estrella Elamparo asks the poll body s Second Division to reconsider part of its ruling

Members of the Comelec Second Division believe there was no deliberate attempt on the senator's part to mislead, misinform or hide her citizenship issues from voters when she filed her COC for president in the 2016 elections. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Poe camp leaves inhibition up to Comelec execs

Dec 07, 2015 - 4:16 PM

The senator s lawyer believes the 3 commissioners who ruled against Poe can still change their minds

APPEAL. George Garcia, lawyer of presidential candidate and senator Grace Poe, presents to media the 63-page motion for reconsideration they filed at the Comelec Second Division on Monday, December 7. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Lawyer asks Comelec: Why prioritize disqualification cases vs Grace Poe?

Dec 03, 2015 - 10:59 PM

When there are about 100 others considered nuisance bets why tackle first the case vs a major candidate Poe s lawyer asks

NO DECEPTION. Senator Grace Poe says she is not trying to deceive anyone when she made 'honest mistakes' in her certificate of candidacy for senator in 2013. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cancellation of Poe's candidacy: 'Comelec execs can't be dictated to'

Dec 02, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Lawyer Manuelito Luna believes Comelec commissioners are independent minded and will decide fairly on Poe s cases

EXPECTED DECISION? Senator Grace Poe says her camp expected the decision of a Commission on Elections division that ruled in favor of her accuser, Estrella Elamparo. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

With SET decision, Poe camp to seek dismissal of Comelec case

Nov 27, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Grace Poe s lawyer says the Comelec case has been effectively extinguished by the tribunal s decision The opposing camp calls this wishful thinking

'EXTINGUISHED.' The camp of Senator Grace Poe will ask for the dismissal of the citizenship case filed by Rizalito David before the Commission on Elections. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Grace Poe's residency in PH: When do we start counting?

Nov 26, 2015 - 10:46 AM

The senator believes her period of residence in the Philippines up to the day before elections is 10 years and 11 months but her critics say she still lacks months to meet the residency requirement for presidential candidates

Poe’s presidential bid, Marcos jewels, UAAP finals | 6PM wRap

Nov 25, 2015 - 7:26 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Poe seeks Comelec extension to answer case vs her

Nov 02, 2015 - 6:09 PM

Grace Poe s lawyer says the extension is never intended to delay the proceedings even as the presidential aspirant is facing 4 disqualification cases before the poll body

EXTENSION. The camp of Senator Grace Poe asks the Commission on Elections for an extension to submit her counter-affidavit on the disqualification case filed against her by 2013 losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David. Contributed Photo by Arnold Almacen

Grace Poe's fight shows state of foundlings in PH – lawyer

Oct 02, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Kung di po nangyari ito sa kanya di po natin malalaman sa kasalukuyan ano nga ba ang kalagayang tunay ng isang napulot lang? Walang nagdi discuss nito wala nga pong batas tungkol dito says Poe s lawyer

'TRUE FILIPINO.' Senator Grace Poe supporters gather in front of the Supreme Court in Padre Faura in Manila to show support for Poe during the oral arguments of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the disqualification case filed against her. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Grace Poe's counsel: David's camp 'distorting the truth'

Oct 01, 2015 - 3:06 PM

Grace Poe s counsel George Garcia says the only issue is whether the sentry is a natural born Filipino and the complainant should not complicate that by questioning her birth certificate and use of her US passport

2016 BID. In Senator Grace Poe officially declares her candidacy as President at the UP Bahay ng Alumni Diliman QC, September 16, 2015. File photo by Rob Reyes

Grace Poe: Comelec case 'harassment,' 'insult'

Aug 17, 2015 - 2:57 PM

This is the second case filed by lawyer Rizalito David to question the citizenship of Senator Grace Poe

Grace Poe

Comelec 'can't unseat elected pols'

Dec 12, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Can elected officials be removed for failing to file campaign spending reports? A seasoned election lawyer says Comelec has jurisdiction over them only in relation to pending cases or petitions prior to election

UNA stumped on proclamation

May 17, 2013 - 4:50 PM

UNA raises questions about the basis of the proclamation but does not plan any legal move against it

'JUST ASKING.' UNA says while it is not questioning the proclamation of the top 6 senatorial bets, it wants to know what was the basis for the move with only 24% of votes canvassed as of that time. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Can Akbayan rep still be ousted?

Feb 16, 2013 - 7:40 AM

The disqualification case vs Akbayan Rep Kaka Bag ao is dismissed on a technicality but this does not settle the issues raised by the petitioner

Photo from Rep Kaka Baga-ao's Facebook page

Leila de Lima: 'Why was I singled out?'

Aug 13, 2012 - 2:42 PM

She beat all odds in her career except this race for the highest post in the judiciary