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COA hits Comelec for poor planning, wastage in past polls purchases – PCIJ

Aug 19, 2019 - 9:43 PM

For instance, 60 contracts entered into by the election body worth P2.58 billion did not have the needed documents that would ensure availability of funds, reports the PCIJ

12 new senators proclaimed, boosting Duterte's power

May 22, 2019 - 1:01 PM

The new senators include Duterte aide Bong Go and Marcos daughter Imee Marcos, wiping out opposition bets and tightening the President's grip on Congress

DUTERTE AIDE. Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas raises the hand of Senator-elect Bong Go during the proclamation of new senators on May 22, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

SC gives Comelec 10 days to comment on ballot shading threshold

Jul 13, 2018 - 3:32 PM

The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, says it has taken 'note without action' Vice President Leni Robredo's motion to give the Commission on Elections just 5 days to comment

SC ORDER. The Commission on Elections must now comment on the ballot shading threshold in the vice presidential election case.

Voter registration for 2019 polls resumes on July 2

Jun 19, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The registration drive will be held nationwide from July 2 to September 29, 2018, except in Marawi City which is still undergoing rehabilitation

VOTER REGISTRATION. In this file photo, old and new voters troop to the Quezon City Hall to register for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

First-time voters ‘excited, confused’ during 2018 barangay, SK elections

May 14, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Voters as young as 15 years are able to vote in the Sangguniang Kabataan elections, the first youth polls held in 8 years

Photos by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Filipinos cast votes in barangay, SK elections 2018

May 14, 2018 - 7:00 AM

(UPDATED) Voting hours will be from 7 am to 3 pm in nearly 42,000 villages across the Philippines for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections

Barangay, SK elections 2018 get underway at the Corazon Aquino Elementary School, Batasan Rd., Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

16 Batangas barangays without candidates for SK kagawad

Apr 29, 2018 - 10:24 AM

(UPDATED) There are also 5 barangays in the province with no candidates for the position of SK chairman

COC FILING. A Comelec-Manila staff encodes the certificates of candidacy they received on April 20, 2018 for the May 14 barangay and SK elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

No power interruptions in Cebu on May 9 – DOE

Apr 23, 2016 - 10:00 AM

May 9 is a holiday and the day before it is a Sunday so the city has more electricity reserve says the Department of the Energy

Advice from banks: How to prevent identity theft

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The weakest link in a social network is the one person who did not protect himself or herself


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Mar 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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MMDA turns over illegal campaign tarps for recycling

Feb 24, 2016 - 12:14 PM

A truckload of confiscated campaign materials will be used by the Babuyan Islands Mission to create bags for 1 500 students in the far flung island

FOR RECYCLING. Tarps torn down from non-common poster areas will be given to groups for recycling. The MMDA has so far torn down 7 tons of illegal campaign materials. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

New voting machine 'friendlier, faster than PCOS' – poll officer

Feb 13, 2016 - 5:35 PM

There are no major glitches recorded during the mock elections in Cagayan says an election assistant

MOCK POLLS. An election officer presents a transmission report generated by the vote-counting machine during the mock elections in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Thousands troop to Comelec offices for last day of voters' registration

Oct 31, 2015 - 3:11 PM

Netizens tweet their photos and experiences during the last day of voters registration

Filipinos line up on the last day of filing for registration for the May 2016 elections at the Election Commission office in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, 31 October 2015. Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez said many people are still coming to the Comelec offices even though they started the registration and validation process since last year. The Philippine presidential and vice presidential elections are scheduled on 09 May 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Comelec holds parallel biddings for 2016 vote counting machines

Jun 30, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The outcome of this series of biddings will decide whether the 2016 presidential election will go fully automated partially automated or manual

No 'lost' biometrics data – Comelec

Jun 27, 2015 - 3:44 PM

The poll body says that some biometrics data experienced degradation but only less than 2 000 voter records are affected

Comelec rules out manual polls in 2016

May 01, 2015 - 9:03 AM

The poll body plans to either bid out the refurbishment of existing PCOS machines or bid for brand new ones

PNP-SAF protection, ISIS beheads hostages, Mayweather-Pacquiao | The wRap

Feb 02, 2015 - 6:57 PM

The Special Action Force tells government: we need your support ISIS claims it beheaded another Japanese journalist And the Mayweather Pacquiao fight is not a done deal

PH posts in Switzerland push overseas voting registration

Jun 18, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The Philippine embassy in Berne and the Philippine consulate in Geneva team up with an online channel to encourage overseas absentee voters to register for the 2016 elections

More provinces to be declared election hotspots

Apr 27, 2013 - 12:53 PM

The provinces that could be tagged as election hot spots include Lanao del Norte Sulu Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Oriental

LANAO AMBUSH. Mayor Abdulmalik Manamparan of Nunungan town recuperates at a hospital in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte province. Photo by Richele Umel/AFP

Getting the 'young once' on Twitter

Feb 21, 2013 - 6:35 PM

So how do you get non digital natives to enter the wild world of social media?

ONLINE CONVERSATION. Media and communication expert Chris Talbot says politicians who refuse to join social media miss out on the chance to join the online conversation.

Dapitan mayor replaced by Comelec, holds out

Jan 25, 2013 - 1:41 PM

Tension grips Dapitan City due to a political standoff

Mayor Patri Chan and supporters. Photo by Gualberto Laput