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Rappler's latest stories on campaign expenditures


House passes bill increasing campaign expenses’ cap for candidates

Jun 01, 2020 - 6:16 PM

If passed into law, HB 6095 would allow candidates for president, vice president, and senators to spend P50 per voter, from the current P10

CAMPAIGN SEASON. In this file photo during the 2016 elections, a man walks past campaign banners of local politicians at Fairview in Quezon City. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Comelec to monitor social media influencers campaigning for candidates

Feb 04, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Under the poll body's campaign rules, paid influencers will be required to report to Comelec the payments for their online posts whether for or against a candidate

House OKs bill increasing allowed campaign expenses for candidates

May 22, 2018 - 5:30 PM

House Bill No. 7295 also increases the maximum campaign expenditure that political parties and candidates without political parties may spend per voter

CANDIDATES' FLYERS. Campaign materials for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections are found along Roces Avenue in Quezon City on May 10, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Pimentel wants higher cap for campaign expenses

Nov 05, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The Senate bill seeks to increase the cap for campaign spending by at least a hundred fold due to outdated existing limits

HIGHER CAP. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III files a bill seeking to increase the cap of campaign spending of politicians.

Alvarez to Comelec: Bare resolution extending SOCE deadline

Jun 22, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Incoming Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez says the release of the Comelec resolution would allow other parties to challenge its legality

MISSING RESOLUTION. PDP-Laban's Pantaleon Alvarez urges Comelec to release the resolution that grants parties the extended deadline to file their statement of campaign expenses and contributions. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Common mistakes in declaring campaign expenses

Feb 23, 2016 - 10:00 AM

A much swifter and simpler way of pursuing cases of overspending and accepting prohibited donation against candidates is through a petition for disqualification

ACCURACY. Poll watchdogs question the accuracy of the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures submitted by candidates to the Comelec.

2016 elections: How much can a presidential candidate spend?

Feb 10, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The unrealistic spending cap set by law allows a presidential candidate to spend P836 million at the most for this election See how expenses for local campaigns are computed

Comelec warns bets: Spending meter starts running

Feb 09, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The Comelec starts monitoring candidates expenses as the campaign season officially begins on February 9

EXPLAINER: Why 'candidates' can spend so much and not report it

Jan 26, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The Supreme Court s 2009 ruling means that campaign expenses can only be monitored from the start of the campaign period onwards Before that there is technically no candidate to speak of

NAME RECALL. A 2009 ruling by the Supreme Court has effectively allowed premature campaigning all round, and aspirants for public posts to spend as much as they want. Photo by Nico Villarete/Rappler

Did Binay 'fronts' keep 2010 campaign funds?

May 31, 2015 - 12:00 AM

The bank accounts of Limlingan and Baloloy enjoy massive infusion of funds from December 2009 to June 2010 Were these excess funds from donations and contributions?

Binay wealth: Highest jump when he became 2010 VP

Oct 04, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay s 2010 SALN shows that his net worth rose by more than 13 million equivalent to 31 compared to 2009 It s the highest increase among his public declarations of wealth

List: Laws that Comelec wants amended, enacted for 2016

Feb 17, 2014 - 7:15 AM

From changing the canvassing system to legislating an election money ban here are Comelec s proposals to Congress in preparation for the 2016 elections

House bill seeks to raise campaign spending limits

Oct 06, 2013 - 4:40 PM

Baguio City Rep Nicasio Aliping Jr files HB 2362 seeking to increase campaign spending to up to P30 per voter

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

'Excessive, illegal spending grounds for disqualifying poll bets'

Feb 03, 2013 - 1:01 PM

Comelec adds violations on election spending as ground for disqualification to enforce campaign finance laws as a means of guaranteeing equal access to opportunities for public service

Comelec creates new unit to monitor campaign finances

Jun 27, 2012 - 4:51 PM

The Campaign Finance Unit will receive and examine reports submitted by candidates and their contributors during the elections