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Comelec resolution disproves SC claim on ballot shading

Apr 15, 2018 - 6:55 PM

A Commission on Elections resolution shows that the poll body recognizes ballot ovals shaded by at least 25%, as argued by Vice President Leni Robredo

SHADING THRESHOLD. A Comelec resolution in September 2016 recognizes the 25% shading threshold for the May polls.

Linking Andy Bautista's wealth to the 2016 election results is a stretch

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:18 PM

To say that the Comelec chairman s supposed ill gotten wealth came from rigging the polls is a very poor argument born of a very poor understanding of how automated elections work

Comelec chairman Andres Bautista gets emotional during a press conference at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 7, 2017 regarding his marital dispute with his wife Patricia Cruz-Bautista. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Foundlings not natural-born? 'A step backward' for children's rights

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Amid the citizenship issues faced by presidential candidate Grace Poe advocates for children s rights gather to discuss the implications of declaring foundlings like her as stateless

'DON'T DISCRIMINATE.' Advocates of children's rights gather Tuesday, January 5 to talk about the status of foundlings in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Poe runs to SC, Kalayaan camp-out, one-child policy | 12PM wRap

Dec 28, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Grace Poe woos OFWs in Hong Kong amid disqualification

Dec 26, 2015 - 6:08 PM

Poe tells OFWs in Hong Kong she is still a presidential candidate and that she will not steal from government

HONG KONG. Presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe courts Overseas Filipino Workers in Hong Kong, saying she is still a presidential candidate and she will not steal from the government. Photo by Hanna Llamanzares

Poe confident SC will act 'swiftly' on election case

Dec 26, 2015 - 12:08 PM

The camp of Senator Grace Poe will file their petition before the Supreme Court on Monday

'GENUINE CHOICE.' Senator Grace Poe says she is confident the Supreme Court will act swiftly on her petition questioning the final decision of the Commission on Elections. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Comelec chief on conspiracy vs Poe: 'We are independent'

Dec 25, 2015 - 8:09 PM

Wala po akong utang na loob sa aking pagka appoint says the poll chief in response to allegations they are influenced by other parties in their decisions

INDEPENDENT. Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista (2nd from left) defends the poll body from accusations they are being influenced by outside forces in their decisions. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How Comelec commissioners voted on Grace Poe's case

Dec 24, 2015 - 10:00 PM

All commissioners rule that Poe is not a natural born Filipino citizen contrary to the decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on a separate case

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Chiz Escudero: Comelec 'bullying' Grace Poe

Dec 24, 2015 - 4:19 PM

Escudero says the poll body is pretending to be an independent Commission when it has been persecuting Poe

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FULL TEXT: Comelec chief's separate opinion on 1st div ruling vs Poe

Dec 24, 2015 - 7:15 AM

It is quite clear that a former Filipino who reacquires Philippine citizenship pursuant to RA 9225 has to perform an act to acquire or perfect his or her Philippine citizenship

SEPARATE OPINION. Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista, like all the other commissioners, says Senator Grace Poe is not a natural-born Filipino. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Comelec decision, Duterte donation, dengue vaccine | 6PM wRap

Dec 23, 2015 - 8:44 PM

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Grace Poe's camp questions timing of Comelec decision

Dec 23, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Poe s lawyer says the poll body released the decision when government offices are on break giving the candidate less time to prepare a petition

File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Comelec reveals 'final' list of VP candidates for 2016

Dec 23, 2015 - 5:47 PM

The 6 names are Francis Escudero Alan Peter Cayetano Bongbong Marcos Antonio Trillanes IV Gregorio Honasan and Leni Robredo

SWS survey, Comelec decision, Miss Universe | 12PM wRap

Dec 23, 2015 - 1:45 PM

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Comelec votes on Grace Poe appeal vs disqualification

Dec 22, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Commissioner Guanzon hints the decision can be inferred from the individual votes of the commissioners at the division level

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Comelec decision, Poe appeal, Wharton grad | 6PM wRap

Dec 17, 2015 - 8:25 PM

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Grace Poe: Work, not disqualification cases, keeps me up at night

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:30 AM

But it doesn t mean that the cases do not affect her family especially the children

MORE WORK. Grace Poe says she loses sleep not because of the disqualification cases filed against her, but because of work – both as senator and as presidential candidate. File photo from Poe's Facebook page

Cancellation of Poe's candidacy: 'Comelec execs can't be dictated to'

Dec 02, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Lawyer Manuelito Luna believes Comelec commissioners are independent minded and will decide fairly on Poe s cases

EXPECTED DECISION? Senator Grace Poe says her camp expected the decision of a Commission on Elections division that ruled in favor of her accuser, Estrella Elamparo. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Duterte to CBCP, Poe disqualification, Pemberton’s detention | 12PM wRap

Dec 02, 2015 - 1:01 PM

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