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Nancy Binay gets coveted 12th spot in Senate race

May 22, 2019 - 2:35 AM

It's final: No opposition candidate in the 2019 elections makes it to the Senate

MIDTERM POLLS. Reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay shows her ballot for the midterm elections on May 13, 2019, in her polling precinct at San Antonio National High School in Makati City. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Corrupted SD cards delay proclamation of senators

May 19, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Corrupted SD cards stall the transmission of votes from some overseas posts to the Commission on Elections, delaying the proclamation of winning senators

CANVASSING OF VOTES. Commission on Elections Director Frances Arabe briefs the media in a press conference during the national canvassing of votes for senators and party-list groups on May 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lawyers push for urgent proclamation of Senate bets

May 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Election lawyer George Garcia says there is an 'urgency to proclaim' winning senators in the May 13 elections

PROCLAMATION OF WINNERS. Election lawyer George Garcia in an interview with reporters on May 19, 2019, there is an urgency to proclaim winning senators and party-list groups. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ warns prosecutors against engaging in partisan politics

Feb 27, 2019 - 11:23 PM

'Electioneering or engaging in partisan political activities by one holding a non-political office is a punishable offense,' Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra reminds government prosecutors

NO ELECTIONEERING. The justice department warns government prosecutors  against electioneering during the 2019 midterm elections. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

What will happen in Duterte, Robredo proclamation?

May 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Reelected senator Franklin Drilon describes the proclamation of president and vice president as a very short process

'Duterte might attend proclamation in Congress'

May 28, 2016 - 8:04 AM

The Duterte camp s lead counsel Vitaliano Aguirre II says the president elect should attend his proclamation because this is a constitutional process

NEXT LEADER. Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his first press conference since he claimed victory in the presidential election, at a restaurant in Davao City on May 15, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Duterte, Robredo to be proclaimed next week

May 27, 2016 - 10:35 PM

On Friday May 27 Congress finishes tallying all 167 certificates of canvass from provinces chartered cities and local and overseas absentee

IT'S OFFICIAL. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo win in Congress' official canvassing of votes.

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

Robredo wins as VP on late husband's birthday

May 27, 2016 - 7:24 PM

On the last day of canvassing of votes Rodrigo Duterte wins as president with 16 601 997 votes while Leni Robredo tops the tight vice presidential race with 14 418 817 votes

LAYLAYAN. Leni Robredo joins her supporters at her send-off at Quezon City Circle on May 6, 2016. Around 9,000 supporters from various sectors and marginalized attended the event. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Duterte camp flip-flops on early proclamation

May 27, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Incoming justice chief Vitaliano Aguirre II denies any crack in Duterte s Cabinet after he and incoming spokesman Salvador Panelo contradicted each other

CONFLICTING STATEMENTS. Incoming justice chief Vitaliano Aguirre II (left) and incoming presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo (right) contradict each other on the proposal to proclaim the president ahead of the vice president. Photo of Aguirre by Paterno Esmaquel II; photo of Panelo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marcos’ lead, Aquino on Robredo, Manny Pacquiao | 12PM wRap

May 27, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM wrap with Chay Hofileña

As canvassing continues, Robredo heads home

May 27, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Leni Robredo heads home to Naga City to celebrate her late husband s 58th birthday as Congress continues to canvass votes for the presidency and vice presidency

Robredo at the Unveiling of Husband’s Bust   Naga City - Leading presidential candidate Leni Robredo leads the unveiling of her late husband Sec. Jesse Robredo's bust at Cararayan National High School. The unveiling coincides with the 58th birthday of the late secretary. Photo courtesy of Leni Robredo Media Bureau

LIVE: Canvassing of votes for president and vice president

May 27, 2016 - 12:08 PM

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VP canvassing: Which areas matter?

May 27, 2016 - 9:11 AM

Among potentially contentious areas only Lanao del Sur Maguindanao and Sulu have yet to be canvassed as of Thursday May 26

VOTE CANVASSING. Members of the joint session of the 16th Congress sitting as Board of Canvassers for the President and Vice president resume on their 2nd day at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte's presence in proclamation 'not mandatory' – Pimentel

May 26, 2016 - 11:37 PM

Senator Koko Pimentel says of Duterte Pakiusapan po namin kung puwedeng mag attend ng kanyang proclamation but not really necessary or mandatory

PROCLAMATION. Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III says Rodrigo Duterte's attendance in his own proclamation is not 'mandatory.' Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Marcos leads with votes from Ilocano, vote-rich areas

May 26, 2016 - 11:37 PM

On the 2nd day of canvassing of votes for VP Ferdinand Marcos Jr edges out Leni Robredo his lead peaking at 1 9 million Robredo s votes from Camarines Sur and Mindanao help narrow Marcos lead

COMEBACK. Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr regains his lead int he middle of the second day of official canvassing on Thursday, May 26. Photo by Rob Reyes / 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

Macalintal: Under voting doesn't mean electoral fraud

May 26, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Romulo Macalintal lawyer of vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo says under voting is common for all positions

LENI'S LAWYER. Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Proclaim Duterte without waiting for VP – Panelo

May 26, 2016 - 4:43 PM

We will be avoiding a constitutional crisis Duterte spokesman Salvador Panelo says as the president elect s camp laments it s being held hostage by a tight vice presidential race

DUTERTE SPOKESMAN. Incoming presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo says their camp wants the immediate proclamation of Rodrigo Duterte as president-elect. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo’s lead, Trudeau calls Duterte, Clinton’s email | 12PM wRap

May 26, 2016 - 1:07 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

2016 canvassing of votes for president, VP: The basics

May 26, 2016 - 11:18 AM

How is the canvassing of votes done? Who are the key players in 2016?

Day 1 of canvassing: Robredo leads VP race

May 25, 2016 - 11:46 PM

Hailed for their quick pace lawmakers tally 45 of the 165 certificates of canvass on the first day of canvassing in Congress

FINAL TALLY. Congress sitting as the National Board of Canvassers on May 25, 2016, begins to tally the votes for president and vice president. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Ilocos Sur, Laguna, Davao del Norte canvassers ordered to face Congress

May 25, 2016 - 11:12 PM

UPDATED The number of votes in the electronically and physically transmitted certificates of canvass from the 3 provinces do not match

CANVASSING. Opening of the first ballot box during the start of the congressional canvassing of votes for president and vice president. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Proclamation of president, VP might be on May 30 – Pimentel

May 25, 2016 - 10:55 PM

The head of the Senate contingent of the canvassing says there is no reason to entertain separate proclamation of the new president and vice president

Photo by Joel Liporada

Roxas, Robredo win by slim margin in Aquino hometown

May 25, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Administration candidates Manuel Roxas II and Leni Robredo may have secured victories in Tarlac but they are not far ahead of their rivals

HAIRLINE GAP. Administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II and running mate Leni Robredo won in Tarlac province, the Aquinos' hometown, by only a few thousand votes over their rivals.  Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Marcos camp questions Cebu City COC over discrepancy

May 25, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The committee reminds candidates lawyers the only documents that need to tally are the electronically and physically transmitted certificates of canvass

CANVASSING STARTS. Candidates' lawyers watch congressional staff open the first ballot box at the canvassing of votes for president and vice president on May 25, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

CHR on Duterte, canvassing of votes, Japan heist | 6PM wRap

May 25, 2016 - 7:42 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Marcos camp fires opening salvo in canvassing

May 25, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Marcos lawyer Didagen Dilangalen is warned that he will be forced to return to his seat as he makes an early motion – to separately canvass votes for vice president

Canvassing rules, PH rainy season, Twitter | 12PM wRap

May 25, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Watch the Rappler s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

What will Congress do with mismatched COCs, electronic count?

May 24, 2016 - 7:33 PM

The joint committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives adopts the rules for canvassing the votes for president and vice president starting May 25

OPENING. Senate President Franklin Drilon leads the opening of ballot boxes that contains the certificates of canvass. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Pimentel: Pinpoint specific COCs in canvassing objections

May 24, 2016 - 6:23 PM

You can’t allege there is cheating in the election as a whole You have to pinpoint which COC is affected by your allegation says the head of the Senate panel in the canvassing committee

SENATE PANEL. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III heads the Senate panel in the joint committee with the House of Representatives, which starts on May 25, 2016, to canvass the votes for president and vice president. Rappler file photo

Robredo vs Marcos: The long and winding road to the vice presidency

May 24, 2016 - 10:42 AM

The official canvassing of votes at Congress will provide the much awaited ending to the cliffhanger vice presidential race

EXPLAINER: Prospects of electoral protest after VP canvassing

May 24, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The NBOC has no authority to entertain allegations of fraud outside of the face of the certificates of canvass They can only be taken up in an election protest before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

Losing bets can't join canvassing of presidential, VP votes – Drilon

May 23, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Members of the 16th Congress will convene on Tuesday May 24 to set the rules that will govern the official canvassing of votes for president and vice president

CANVASSERS. Members of the Senate and House of Representatives will seat as national board of canvassers to officially audit the votes for president and vice president. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Ex-Comelec chair Brillantes takes low-key role for Marcos Jr

May 23, 2016 - 5:19 PM

Insiders say Sixto Brillantes Jr and some people in Marcos camp do not agree on the issue of possible cheating with the unofficial results transmitted from the vote counting machines

EX-POLL CHIEF. In front of his former colleagues, ex-Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr raises the certificate of proclamation of senator-elect Panfilo Lacson during the proclamation of winning senators on May 19, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

May 23, 2016 - 12:12 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

#AnimatED: Losing with dignity

May 23, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The scrutiny of votes a candidate s right should not hold hostage the transition process

Marcos lawyer: ‘We will challenge every COC’

May 22, 2016 - 9:03 PM

The camp is also expecting the Commission on Elections to respond to their request to audit the servers before the official canvassing starts on May 25

LAST STRETCH. The camp of vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr warned they will challenge every certificate of  canvass in Congress' official canvass of votes for president and vice president. Photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

EXPLAINER: Audit of vice presidential votes? Here are the hurdles

May 21, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Should the Comelec grant the request for a special audit the Marcos camp can use it to delay and block some returns from being canvassed in Congress

IN PHOTOS: Candid moments during the proclamation of new senators

May 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Behind the scenes many celebrity watchers are disappointed that Mommy D Sharon Cuneta and Vilma Santos did not come to the ceremony

Behind the scenes of the Comelec's proclamation of 12 newly elected senators at the PICC om May 19.

Meet PH’s 12 new senators

May 19, 2016 - 3:08 PM

UPDATED Comelec proclaimed the winners in the 2016 senatorial election: 5 newcomers 3 reelectionists; 4 returning

INCOMING SENATORS. The Commission on Elections finalizes the list of 12 incoming senators after the May 9, 2016 elections.

WATCH: Proclamation of elected senators and party-list groups

May 19, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Watch the proclamation on Rappler

Poll sabotage? Brillantes: 'Ang daming bobo sa Pilipinas'

May 18, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Ex Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr a consultant of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr says that ‘there can be no cheating’ using unofficial results

POLL SABOTAGE? Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr questions an electoral sabotage case filed against the Comelec and other stakeholders. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Proclamation of 3 senators in limbo due to Tolentino

May 18, 2016 - 10:20 PM

The camp of Leila de Lima hopes that Francis Tolentino the 13th placer in the Senate race will be able to admit his defeat

READY TO PROCLAIM. The Comelec sitting as the National Board of Canvassers is prepared to proclaim 12 new senators on May 19, 2016. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Worried about cheating, Robredo says remember 1986

May 18, 2016 - 4:03 PM

The Liberal Party vice presidential candidate calls out chief rival Ferdinand Marcos Jr for mind conditioning

CANVASSING WORRIES? Leni Robredo brings up the memories of the 1986 snap elections, when asked if she was worried about irregularities in the canvassing of votes. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Proclamation of 12 senators set for May 19

May 17, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says the National Board of Canvassers will proclaim the new senators along with newly elected party list groups

PROCLAMATION SET. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) is set to proclaim all 12 winning senators on May 19. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

13th placer Tolentino blocks moves to proclaim senators

May 16, 2016 - 6:51 PM

With 43 certificates of canvass yet to be verified 12th placer Leila de Lima has a lead of 1 29 million votes over Francis Tolentino

Overseas absentee voting: Duterte, Marcos win

May 14, 2016 - 11:24 PM

In the tight vice presidential race the difference between the overseas votes of Ferdinand Marcos Jr and Leni Robredo is around 86 700

Comelec to double-check votes in 6 provinces

May 14, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says the Comelec sitting as the National Board of Canvassers wants to double check if any municipality has been omitted from the certificates of canvass

NEW RULE. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Christian Lim says the poll body is set to double-check the canvassed votes in 6 provinces. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Comelec holds special elections for 19,000 voters

May 14, 2016 - 11:35 AM

In one of the polling precincts holding special elections the Comelec says armed men even burned a vote counting machine on May 9

SPECIAL ELECTIONS. The Commission on Elections holds special elections on May 14, 2016, in 55 polling precincts across the Philippines. Photo by Rappler