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It will cost the Comelec at least P4 billion, and it will overlap with its preparation for the 2022 elections. Let’s set the exercise aside for when we truly need it.
There may be several 'Manchurian candidates' in the presidential race in 2022 as China tries to tighten its grip on the Philippines, say military and diplomatic experts
If passed into law, HB 6095 would allow candidates for president, vice president, and senators to spend P50 per voter, from the current P10
Election watchdog Kontra Daya points out that the Duterte team's expenditures declared to the poll body don't match what was actually paid to ABS-CBN for ads
Trillanes says the highest position he can run for in 2022 is senator
(3rd UPDATE) 'Can anyone honestly say, after watching the coverage of the network during the 2010 and 2016 elections, that ABS-CBN did not take sides and favor any candidate?' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
The Commission on Elections en banc puts to rest contentious issues raised by Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's attempts to sit in Congress as a youth representative
The tribunal says Harlin Abayon's election case against Northern Samar 1st District Representative Paul Daza was 'insufficient in form and substance'
The Commission on Elections says the new registration period will run until September 30, 2021
The Vice President argues that her wider lead over Bongbong Marcos in the initial vote recount was enough basis to dismiss his election case against her
Former senator Bongbong Marcos once again asks the High Court to proceed with his motion to nullify votes in 3 Mindanao provinces where he alleges widespread cheating happened
Here's a quick lookback at the results of the 2019 midterm elections
Petitioners say Duterte Youth is the only organization since the institution of the party list to have been granted registration without completing publication and hearing requirements
The law postponing the polls – and giving barangay officials 5 years in power instead of two – is signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in a Malacañang ceremony
(UPDATED) This is in response to a PCIJ report based on Comelec's own summary report, which showed a 178% voter turnout for Amai Manabilang, Lanao del Sur, in the 2019 elections
(UPDATED) Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez says the poll body will look into this, but adds that this 'seems to be an unlikely scenario'
Six months since the 2019 midterm elections, voters from Lanao del Sur and Marawi continue to demand for answers from the Commission on Elections over allegations of fraud
Both chambers of Congress ratify the bicameral conference committee report on the measure
The Vice President says even her flagship anti-poverty program Angat Buhay will suffer if she already thinks about the next elections
(UPDATED) The consolidated version of the House and Senate bills will immediately be sent to Malacañang for President Rodrigo Duterte's signature
Ano ang implikasyon ng electoral protest sa papalapit na 2022 elections?
(UPDATED) Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says the poll body's job is to hold elections and enforce the outcome of decisions from electoral tribunals
On Thursday, October 24, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss the latest development in the electoral protest filed by Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo
(UPDATED) 'This proves who was telling the truth and who was lying,' tweets Vice President Leni Robredo
The Supreme Court also asks both parties to submit a position paper on Ferdinand Marcos Jr's request to nullify election results in Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Maguindanao
(UPDATED) For one, which has the jurisdiction to probe election materials, the Presidential Electoral Tribunal or the Commission on Elections?
(3rd UPDATE) Results of the recount of votes in Negros Oriental, Iloilo, and Camarines Sur in the vice presidential electoral protest show Robredo with 15,093 additional votes
To make his case that cheating and irregularities occurred in the 2016 polls, Ferdinand Marcos Jr cites the findings of a Comelec department in the protest of ex-Sulu vice governor Tan against former ARMM Governor Hataman
'Between the two us, lahat ng na-achieve ko, pinagpaguran ko. Wala akong fake diplomas. Wala akong fake anything,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Defeated vice presidential bet Bongbong Marcos, while frustrated with the latest PET ruling, says, 'The case goes on and we will go from strength to strength'
(UPDATED) The Presidential Electoral Tribunal votes 11-2, asking Vice President Robredo and former senator Marcos to comment on the latter's motion to nullify votes from 3 Muslim Mindanao provinces
(6th UPDATE) Some quarters interpret Tuesday's decision – asking parties to comment on Marcos' 3rd cause of action, which is the annulment of votes in Lanao Del Sur, Basilan, and Maguindanao – can be disadvantageous to Robredo
Irene Montilla defeated Joselito Malabor in the 2019 mayoral election in Isabela, Negros Occidental, by just 48 votes
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers argue doing so would 'put to rest any apprehensions' of both camps regarding 'speculations' about the possible results of the ballot revision process
This is a rehashed claim, based on an order from the Presidential Electoral Tribunal in June 2018
The camp of defeated Ramon Durano IV is asking the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal to manually recount the votes
Lawmakers approve on 2nd reading the amended House bill on the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, which is now similar to the Senate version
(3rd UPDATE) There are 5 possible scenarios that can come out of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal's next resolution
There are 21 senators who supported the measure seeking to postpone village and youth polls to December 5, 2022
As of posting, there are no official figures from the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, which has yet to decide on whether or not to proceed with the rest of the recount prompted by the Bongbong Marcos election protest
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says legislators are already set to postpone the 2020 barangay and SK elections, whose funds can now be realigned to other government programs next year
(UPDATED) This comes despite Comelec rules stating the deadline for withdrawals and substitution of nominees of party-list groups is before the close of polls on election day
The Supreme Court nullifies the Commission on Elections' order to suspend the election for representative of South Cotabato's 1st District
If passed, barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials would remain in a holdover capacity, serving 5 years in office, instead of just two
(UPDATED) Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema makes a move to end his own congressional bid, citing Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon's 'public harassment' as the reason for his withdrawal
The petitioners argue Duterte Youth's party-list registration should be deemed void from the beginning as it failed to meet jurisdictional requirements of publication and public hearing
(UPDATED) Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says the 2nd division decided unanimously, citing the 'insufficiency in form and substance' of Eusebio's protest