PHvote 2013 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on PHvote 2013


SC asked to decide Grace Poe’s citizenship case

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:51 PM

Rizalito David has asked the Supreme Court to reverse the Senate Electoral Tribunal s decision that favored Grace Poe He files a motion to resolve the case for the best interest of all concerned as well as the nation

DOCUMENT: SET decision on disqualification case vs Grace Poe

Nov 21, 2015 - 1:16 PM

In its 32 page decision the Senate Electoral Tribunal dismisses the petition for disqualification based on ineligibility filed by losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David against Senator Grace Poe

VICTORY FOR NOW. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe attends the preliminary hearing of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the disqualification case filed against her by losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David. File photo

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

FULL TEXT: Grace Poe's response to disqualification case before the SET

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:14 PM

Here s the full 107 page reply filed by Senator Grace Poe with the Senate Electoral Tribunal

File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

ER Ejercito to SC: Void my disqualification

May 23, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Ejercito tells the Court he was disqualified for an act done by a third party

DOJ to Comelec: File proper case to unseat elected pols

Dec 17, 2013 - 4:42 PM

The justice secretary herself a former election lawyer says a mere letter to agencies cannot remove officials for failure to file their campaign spending reports

FILE A CASE. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima calls on Comelec to file proper case proceedings to unseat local officials who failed to submit proper campaign spending reports. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

SC gives one party-list seat to Abang Lingkod

Nov 27, 2013 - 6:26 PM

The court says Comelec abused its discretion in cancelling the registration of Abang Lingkod which had joined in 2010 and got enough votes in 2013

Barangay elections: Know what's banned, and more

Sep 28, 2013 - 4:21 PM

3rd UPDATE The election period has started for the 2013 barangay elections Get to know what activities are banned and more information about the Oct 28 polls

Comelec disqualifies Laguna gov for campaign overspending

Sep 26, 2013 - 2:44 PM

UPDATED The Commission on Elections 1st division says ER Ejercito spent over P6 million in television advertisement alone He is allowed to spent only P4 5 million on his campaign

Winners of the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival

Brillantes: Congress should do election post-mortem

Aug 24, 2013 - 5:17 PM

The Comelec chairman also says the poll body will come out with its own full post mortem report within the next two weeks

5M register for the first time for barangay, SK polls

Aug 03, 2013 - 8:46 PM

The number is significantly higher than the 700 000 potential voters that Comelec expected to register this year

It's final: Ecleo group can't join party list – SC

Aug 01, 2013 - 7:52 PM

ARMD s top nominee to Congress would have been Gwendolyn Ecleo of the Dinagat Islands political dynasty

Only 1 in 7 lawmakers are fresh faces

Jul 21, 2013 - 4:29 PM

Only 34 of the 234 district representatives are going to Congress for the first time and are not related to former solons But only 4 are really new to politics

Reyes asks SC to reconsider her disqualification

Jul 16, 2013 - 5:49 PM

The Marinduque representative asks the ponente Justice Jose Perez to inhibit due to his association with the father of her opponent

FIGHTING FOR HER SEAT: Marinduque Rep Regina "Gina" ReyesFIGHTING FOR HER SEAT: Marinduque Rep Regina "Gina" Reyes

Candidate of the masses?

Jul 15, 2013 - 11:56 AM

At least according to contributions reports it s not Teddy Casiño who was able to tap the support of the marginalized but Nancy Binay who belongs to a political dynasty

New senators: Who spent more per vote?

Jul 10, 2013 - 9:20 PM

Neophytes spent P6 and up per vote garnered while re electionists spent less than that – except Alan Cayetano who spent more than P7 per vote

Something curious about JV’s and Jack’s contributors

Jul 06, 2013 - 4:11 PM

An NGO with startup capital of P90 000 gave P44M to JV Ejercito while the family business with net income of P82M gave P136M to Jack Enrile

Erap takes oath as ‘ex-convict mayor’ of Manila

Jun 30, 2013 - 1:41 PM

Exactly 15 years after he was sworn as Philippine president Joseph Estrada takes his oath as the chief executive of Manila

POLITICAL COMEBACK. Former President Joseph Estrada takes his oath as Manila mayor. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/

Family, followers donate to independent Senate bets

Jun 29, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Among independent and 3rd party candidates in the last elections only 5 received significant contributions

UNA bets' contributors mostly relatives, family friends

Jun 28, 2013 - 9:41 PM

Family friends who contributed to the individual campaigns of United Nationalist Alliance senatorial bets are mostly businessmen operating in the provinces

Senate tally 'perfect' only in ARMM

Jun 28, 2013 - 3:04 PM

The election automation law requires a 99 995 overall accuracy rate for the vote counting machines The 2013 count fails to meet this

MAGUINDANAO. Voting in Maguindanao proceeds as scheduled. File photo

Only 6 winning senators cleared to assume office

Jun 27, 2013 - 10:15 PM

Senators elect who have yet to fully comply with election expenses reporting requirements cannot start their terms unless the Senate President allows them

Palace on 60-30-10: 'The people have spoken'

Jun 26, 2013 - 4:36 PM

The Palace brushes aside calls for a recount because people have accepted the votes

Kin, lawyers, big business among Team PNoy donors

Jun 24, 2013 - 5:53 PM

Eleven administration senatorial candidates received a combined P900 million in contributions One bet – Jamby Madrigal – spent for her own campaign

Election ban lifted...and will be in place again

Jun 19, 2013 - 8:57 PM

Comelec Resolution 9715 identifies 22 activities that will be prohibited within the election period for the October 28 barangay and SK elections

All papers in: Jack Enrile is 2013 polls' biggest spender

Jun 17, 2013 - 4:51 PM

If the winning circle was based on the biggest spenders two defeated candidates would make it to the Senate

(File photo by UNA Media Bureau)

Baguio mayoral bet’s expenses: 50 cents

Jun 15, 2013 - 7:58 PM

Peter Puzon spent less this year than in 2010 – and got double the votes

Nancy, 4 others earn from poll donations

Jun 15, 2013 - 11:19 AM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue classifies unused campaign contributions as the candidate’s income and therefore subject to tax

The most poll contributions go to...

Jun 15, 2013 - 6:30 AM

While 4 senatorial candidates report not receiving any contributions

Sectoral? Party list votes come from reg'l bailiwicks

Jun 14, 2013 - 7:27 PM

The past two elections show that a number of party list groups rely not on sectoral allies but on votes from geographic bailiwicks of nominees

Only one Senate bet fails to report poll expenses?

Jun 14, 2013 - 12:46 PM

UPDATED Only Risa Hontiveros of Team PNoy has not issued any statement on her failure to submit her campaign spending report as of Friday June 14

6 Senate winners fail to report expenses

Jun 13, 2013 - 6:57 PM

Only 21 out of 33 senatorial bets submit their Statements of Election Contributions and Expenditures to the Comelec

Gun ban, other poll prohibitions expire June 13

Jun 12, 2013 - 10:43 PM

The election period ends and so do the more than 20 poll related bans that have been in effect since January

Risa Hontiveros: A Rappler Profile

Jun 11, 2013 - 11:53 AM

Rappler reporter Patricia Evangelista talks to Risa Hontiveros about family privacy and why she lost in the 2013 polls

RISA HONTIVEROS. Photo by Rappler/Adrian Portugal

Taguig poll transmission failure a ‘puzzle’

Jun 11, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Only a little over 40 percent of PCOS machines were able to transmit election results to the Comelec shaming the failure rate of remote provinces

Just let the people decide

Jun 06, 2013 - 1:16 PM

The voice of the people actually leans toward change but the choices are very much limited

Jack Enrile loses in NPC territories

Jun 06, 2013 - 8:38 AM

He lost in 9 of the 12 provinces considered as strongholds of his party the Nationalist People s Coalition which vowed to campaign for him

(File photo by UNA Media Bureau)

Collect election trash, be a beauty queen

Jun 04, 2013 - 9:17 PM

Women in a village in Abra province collected the trash left behind by candidates sold them and named Reyna Elena the candidate whose supporters sold the most

JV wins, but scores low, in Estrada areas

Jun 03, 2013 - 9:10 AM

The other Erap son wins in the same 25 provinces and 5 cities that delivered for his father and half brother in 2010 but didn’t have as big a vote share as the two Estradas did

So who spoiled the Antoninos’ party?

Jun 03, 2013 - 8:06 AM

Ronnel Rivera 41 breaks the Antoninos decades long hold on General Santos City He was Darlene s childhood friend their fathers being former friends and business partners

ENDING ANTONINOS' RULE. Ronnel Rivera, son of General Santos City's richest businessman, defeats re-electionist Darlene Antonino-Custodio in the mayoral race. Photo by Cocoy Sexcion

Election officers asked to explain transmission glitches

May 31, 2013 - 8:26 PM

The Comelec en banc gave this order last week while publicly blaming telcos for the failure of PCOS machines to transmit results to Manila

NCR: All re-elected and returning mayors

May 30, 2013 - 8:58 PM

In the 17 local governments in Metro Manila 11 mayors have been re elected while 6 will be governed by former mayors or relatives of outgoing chief executives

Solons: Give rightful seat to DQd party-list group

May 30, 2013 - 6:18 PM

More district congressmen think the huge votes that Senior Citizens garnered despite its disqualification mean the elderly sector wants to be represented

High-tech vote watching: Going beyond 60-30-10

May 28, 2013 - 12:43 PM

The data are available – concerned citizens watchdogs IT professionals should study them break down the numbers And monitor PPCRV s random manual audit

Gemma B. Mendoza

Drilon: Binay, Estrada brands made 12-0 difficult

May 27, 2013 - 12:15 PM

Campaign manager Drilon attributes loss of Team PNoy s 3 bets partly to the established Binay Estrada brand names

WATCHING THE SENATORS. Sen Franklin Drilon has offered advice to the senatorial slate throughout the campaign as Team PNoy's campaign manager. Photo by Rappler.

Most 100% turnout in ARMM, Cebu precincts

May 26, 2013 - 8:19 PM

Consolation or cause for alarm? More than 2 000 clustered precincts with perfect or near perfect turnout beat the national average of 70 75

Imus: Saquilayan vs Maliksi Round 2

May 24, 2013 - 8:07 PM

Saquilayan files a protest citing harassment and vote buying by Maliksi s camp as well as results transmission glitches that could have resulted in cheating

ANOTHER PROTEST. Homer Saquilayan (left, with Gov Jonvic Remulla) accuses Emmanuel Maliksi of harassment and vote buying in the 2013 polls. Photo by Mark Libanan/

Big majority of Ampatuans lose in Maguindanao

May 24, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Of the 75 clan members who ran for local posts only 24 won or are leading the count

Payumos wiped out in Bataan, to file protest

May 24, 2013 - 8:11 AM

Former SBMA chair Felicito Payumo and relatives lose in the congressional gubernatorial and mayoral races including in their hometown of Dinalupihan

Ex-poll exec blames Brillantes for mess

May 23, 2013 - 12:46 AM

The 2013 polls was both messy and costly claims Augusto Lagman Comelec could have done better if it heeded his suggestions he says