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Comelec, not HRET, can decide on Cardema case – election lawyer

Aug 18, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Election lawyer Emilio Marañon III says it is wrong for Duterte Youth's Ronald Cardema to say that the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal must decide on his eligibility

Former Youth Commissioner and Duterte Youth Partylist President Ronald Cardema helds his first ever press conference at Eton Centris in Quezon City to debunk all the issues hurled against him by Comelec Commisioner Guanzon which has blocked his nomination to represent the partylist group in Congress. Denouncing responsibility from the threats that COMELEC Commissioner Rowena has been receiving after Cardema failed to get approval to represent Duterte Youth Partylist in Quezon City yesterday. He even showed to the media his exchange of text messages with a certain congressman that he mentioned to be Guanzon’s emissary, who is bargaining with Cardema to work out the promotion and appointment of certain lawyers and persons in the Judiciary and government posts. August 17, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon

Jejomar Binay files electoral protest vs Makati congressman Peña

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Defeated congressional bet Jejomar Binay accuses his opponent Kid Peña of buying votes in Makati City, allegedly handing out P500 to P2,000 per voter

NOT GIVING UP YET. Former vice president Jejomar Binay files an electoral protest against his victories opponent and now Makati 1st District Representative Kid Peña. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Losing bet wants Marikina congresswoman Stella Quimbo disqualified

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:09 PM

(UPDATED) The camp of Congresswoman Stella Quimbo says former ABS representative Eugene de Vera should 'move on and accept the will of the people of Marikina,' where Quimbo won almost 85% of the total votes

NEWBIE CONGRESSWOMAN. Marikina 2nd District Representative Stella Quimbo speaks at an even in her city. Photo from the Facebook page of Teacher Stella Quimbo

[OPINION] De Vera's ouster from the House of Representatives is unconstitutional

Nov 26, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Constitution is clear and made even clearer by abundant jurisprudence, yet Congress chose to bend the law and resort to brute force to remove the ABS party-list representative

Kicked-out congressman: Belmonte has copy of SC ruling

Jun 07, 2016 - 3:02 PM

The camp of Harlin Abayon shows proof that the Office of the House Speaker has received the Supreme Court ruling reinstating him as Northern Samar representative

EXIT. Representative of Northern Samar Harlin Abayon before he was thrown out of the Plenary Session Hall on Monday during the last session of Congress on Monday, June 6. Photo by: Joel Liporada/Rappler

Northern Samar's Abayon escorted out of Congress

Jun 06, 2016 - 8:29 PM

On the last session day the House of Representatives refuses to implement the Supreme Court decision that unseats Liberal Party s Raul Daza

OUT. Northern Samar Representative Harlin Abayon (center) is being escorted by the House of Representatives Sgt. at Arms out of the Plenary Session Hall on Monday, during the last session of Congress. Photo by: Joel Liporada/Rappler

Supreme Court ousts Pichay as Surigao del Sur congressman

Feb 01, 2016 - 3:13 PM

The SC reverses the decision of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal and orders Mary Elizabeth Ty Delgado installed as congresswoman immediately

SC upholds Erice's election as Caloocan congressman

Oct 14, 2015 - 7:55 PM

In 2013 Liberal Party s Edgar Erice defeated by around 10 000 the incumbent at the time National Unity Party s Mary Mitzi Cajayon

AFFIRMED. The Supreme Court dismisses Mary Mitzi Cajayon's petition for certoriati, which contested HRET's affirmation of Edgar Erice's victory in the 2013 elections. Rappler file photo

Electoral protest vs Cebu's Gwen Garcia junked

Jul 21, 2015 - 9:54 PM

The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal junks the election protest filed against Cebu 3rd District Rep Gwen Garcia by rival Geraldine Yapha

GWENDOLYN GARCIA. Photo from her Facebook page.

Aga Muhlach, Fuentebella agree to drop CamSur poll cases

Sep 08, 2014 - 3:41 PM

The House tribunal grants the joint motion filed by the actor and Camarines Sur Representative William Fuentebella to drop the protests they filed against each other

MAP: Pending 2013 electoral protests

May 13, 2014 - 10:51 AM

A total of 59 electoral cases are pending at the Commission on Elections and the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal

The year that was for the PH Supreme Court

Jan 12, 2014 - 12:21 AM

The wheels of justice will continue to turn hopefully faster and without undue favor this 2014

HRET orders opening of ballot boxes in Aga Muhlach protest

Nov 05, 2013 - 4:55 PM

It was a tight race with Felix William Wimpy Fuentebella winning against the former actor by just 2 205 votes Both allege vote buying

ELECTORAL PROTEST. HRET orders the opening of ballot boxes involved in actor Aga Muhlach's electoral protest versus Rep. Wimpy Fuentebella's win in the congressional race in Camarines Sur.

LP vs LP: Gina Reyes and Toby Tañada

Jul 14, 2013 - 2:03 AM

A tense week ahead for two LP neophytes fighting for their seats in the House of Representatives Will LP step in to help one at the expense of the other?

TENSE WEEK: Liberal Party neophytes Toby Tañada and Regina Reyes fight for their seats in the House of Representatives

Aga Muhlach says he won, files case vs Fuentebella

May 31, 2013 - 7:30 PM

Aga Muhlach files an electoral protest against his opponent and congressman elect Wimpy Fuentebella

New poll official and the ties that bind

Mar 08, 2013 - 5:32 PM

The new Comelec commissioner has ties to the Liberal Party and was unseated as a congressman due to alleged poll fraud

NEW COMMISSIONER. Newly-appointed Comelec commissioner Macabangkit Lanto with chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. Photo tweeted by Brillantes

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