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Rappler's latest stories on disqualification


Comelec puts 'unconstitutional' question in candidacy forms

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Candidates can disqualify themselves from the get-go by answering a new question in certificates of candidacy, warns former poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr

SC: Senator Grace Poe a natural-born Filipino

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Voting 9 3 the High Court says in its decision: Private respondent Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares is a natural born Filipino citizen qualified to hold office as Senator of the Republic

NATURAL-BORN FILIPINO. The Supreme Court rules in favor of Senator Grace Poe in the citizenship case seeking her disqualification as senator. File photo from the Office of Senator Grace Poe

SC asked to decide Grace Poe’s citizenship case

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:51 PM

Rizalito David has asked the Supreme Court to reverse the Senate Electoral Tribunal s decision that favored Grace Poe He files a motion to resolve the case for the best interest of all concerned as well as the nation

UEFA threatens Russia, England disqualification over fan clashes

Jun 13, 2016 - 11:25 AM

European football s governing body issues the warning as German hooligans became the latest to join street battles that have marred Euro 2016

England's supporters react as they watch on a giant screen the Euro 2016 football match between England and Russia on June 11, 2016 in a fan zone in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt / AFP

Despite final ruling, Tatad again appeals SC ruling on Poe

Apr 11, 2016 - 7:48 PM

The camp of presidential bet Grace Poe dismisses the second appeal and says the High Court has spoken on the issue twice

Photo by Yaj Selarom

Not good for Grace Poe

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:45 AM

The Supreme Court s minute resolution on the Poe case in effect keeps the door open to a legitimate contest – after the election

SC upholds ruling: Grace Poe can run for president

Apr 09, 2016 - 8:43 AM

UPDATED The High Court affirms its earlier decision which says the presidential bet is a natural born Filipino and has met the 10 year residency requirement Poe s camp welcomes it

FINAl. The Supreme Court decides with finality that presidential bet Grace Poe can run for president. Photo by Ernie Sarmiento

Officers of the court, explain the court!

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:15 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines comments on the Grace Poe verdict in effect telling us that it was just a question of numbers

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Poe decision: Clear and decisive

Mar 20, 2016 - 7:00 AM

From hereon there can be little doubt in our jurisprudence on the formidable basis for the natural born status of foundlings

Photo credit Francisco S. Gutierrez of PIO

EXPLAINER: Did the SC really say Grace Poe is qualified?

Mar 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The dispositive portion causes confusion and gives a false impression that this deny due course decision prevents parties from pursuing a quo warranto case in the future when clearly it does not

BACK TO ILOILO. After the Supreme Court decision allowing her to run for president, Grace Poe campaigns again in Iloilo, where she was abandoned as a baby in front of a church. Here, she speaks to University of the Philippines-Visayas students on March 14, 2016 MOVING FORWARD. On March 14, 2016, nearly a week after the Supreme Court allows her to run for president, Grace Poe campaigns at the University of the Philippines-Visayas in Iloilo, the province where she was abandoned as an infant in front of a Catholic cathedral.

SC issues show cause order to Times reporter

Mar 15, 2016 - 4:14 PM

The Supreme Court en banc issues the order to Jomar Canlas to explain why he should not be cited in indirect contempt

Grace Poe lacks 10-year residency – SC Justice Del Castillo

Mar 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Del Castillo says Poe s intent is shrouded in doubt because of having 2 houses in the US – something they supposedly only admitted later on

NO RESIDENCY. Contrary to the Supreme Court ruling, Justice Mariano Del Castillo says presidential bet Grace Poe fails to meet the 10-year residency requirement mandated by the Constitution. Del Castillo photo by SC

Momentum with Poe after SC decision

Mar 12, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The unintended consequence and worst nightmare of Poe s detractors have come to fruition Because of the timing of the decision the case unexpectedly gives her an immense advantage as the final stretch of the campaign begins

To allow Poe's bid is 'mockery' of polls – Carpio

Mar 11, 2016 - 10:25 PM

To allow a person who is found by the Comelec not to be a natural born Filipino citizen to run for President of the Philippines constitutes a mockery of the election process says the senior associate justice

DISSENT. Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio says to allow a presidential candidate who was deemed not natural born Filipino by the Commission on Elections is a 'mockery' of the polls. Carpio photo by SC

Grace Poe a natural-born Filipino – Supreme Court

Mar 11, 2016 - 7:36 PM

3rd UPDATE Three days after releasing the vote in its landmark decision the Supreme Court explains its ruling It also says Grace Poe met the the 10 year residency requirement for presidential candidates

File photo by Office of Sen. Grace Poe

Grace Poe in Quezon: All smiles post-SC ruling

Mar 10, 2016 - 12:23 AM

After a nervewracking week Grace Poe is back on the campaign trail

Aquino: SC ruling should 'fully educate' public on Poe case

Mar 09, 2016 - 7:20 PM

President Benigno Aquino III hopes the SC decision which has yet to be released to the public in full provides clear rules on being a citizen or non citizen of our nation

FULL EXPLANATION.  President Benigno S. Aquino III says the Supreme Court ruling on Senator Grace Poe's disqualification case would serve as guidelines for Philippine citizenship or non-citizenship. Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Besides Poe case, what other Comelec DQ rulings did SC annul?

Mar 09, 2016 - 6:59 PM

Before Grace Poe s case the Supreme Court had reversed other local cases decided by the Comelec Get to know them

Grace Poe case: Now the debate begins

Mar 09, 2016 - 6:23 PM

The people must now decide whether or not they want her to be president

Senator Grace Poe addresses reporters during a news conference at the Senate building in Pasay City on December 3, 2015. File photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Binay mum on Poe’s SC win: 'I’m focused on my campaign'

Mar 09, 2016 - 4:08 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay reacts to his toughest rival s legal victory on the same day a poll names him as the biggest gainer among candidates if Grace Poe is disqualified

FOCUS ON CAMPAIGN. The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay says recent developmentsm including top rival Grace Poe's victory in the Supreme Court, won't distract his campaign. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

SC ruling 'vindication' of Senate Electoral Tribunal – Sotto

Mar 09, 2016 - 1:39 PM

The senator a member of the SET and who is running for reelection on Grace Poe’s ticket remains confident the High Court ruling allowing Poe’s presidential bid will not be overturned

VINDICATED. Reelectionist Senator Vicente Sotto III (shown here campaigning in Quezon province on March 9, 2016), a member of the Senate Electoral Tribunal, says the Supreme Court decision allowing presidential candidate Grace Poe to run, vindicated SET's own ruling that Poe is a natural-born Filipino. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Binay biggest gainer if Poe disqualified – Pulse Asia

Mar 09, 2016 - 10:38 AM

UPDATED Senator Grace Poe is the top choice of voters in case either of their candidates bow out of the presidential race

SC ruling on Grace Poe unconstitutional – petitioners

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:13 PM

Two of the 4 petitioners say they will appeal the High Court s decision allowing the presidential bet to run for president

Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

Grace Poe: Still in the running

Mar 08, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Was the Supreme Court ruling a divine intervention? Grace Poe would like to think so

Divine message? Grace Poe heard SC news in Quiapo Church

Mar 08, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The presidential bet points out: she was found as an abandoned infant in front of a church; she receives news that she can run for president in front of another church

QUIAPO IS THE PLACE. Grace Poe – shown here during her proclamation rally at Plaza Miranda, Quiapo – receives news of the Supreme Court decision that she is qualified to run for president while in front of Quiapo church.  Rappler file photo by Alecs Ongcal

Roxas congratulates Poe; Binay says SC ruling won't affect campaign

Mar 08, 2016 - 4:27 PM

4th UPDATE We now welcome the verdict of the people come May says Roxas camp while Binay s spokesman says the decision has no bearing on their campaign strategy

Photo by Raymon Dullana/ Rappler

Supreme Court allows Grace Poe to run for president

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:10 PM

5th UPDATE The vote is 9 6 in favor of the presidential candidate

Decline in Grace Poe's ratings not significant – campaign manager

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Campaign manager Ace Durano says latest poll results show that presidential candidate Grace Poe remains with a strong and stable base support

Senator Grace Poe during a campaign sortie in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay on Friday, Mar 4, 2016. Photo by Arnold Almacen

#AnimatED: The Grace Poe cliffhanger

Mar 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM

We hope the wait ends this week – for the sake of the elections and the Supreme Court itself

Comelec weighs limited broadcast of Pacquiao fight

Feb 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The poll body revisits its 2007 decision including a commissioner s argument that a total ban on the telecast is not possible because Pacquiao is of national interest

Cite ex-CJ Panganiban in contempt, Tatad asks SC

Feb 29, 2016 - 6:12 PM

Former senator Francisco Tatad says Panganiban s newspaper column was intended to put undue pressure on the Honorable Court to rule in favor of presidential bet Grace Poe

File photo by SC PIO

#PHVote: Candidates, beware the Ides of March

Feb 29, 2016 - 12:44 PM

The month of March means a little more than 60 days left before D Day like the last quarter of a basketball game with no Stephen Curry in it

epa05179467 Filipinos give soldiers flowers in front of the People Power monument during the 30th anniversary of the fall of the then President Ferdinand Marcos' dictatorship, in Quezon city, east of Manila, Philippines, 25 February 2016. The People Power Revolution (EDSA) was a bloodless citizens' uprising that ousted late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

SC asked to cite CHR in contempt for interfering in Grace Poe's case

Feb 26, 2016 - 6:52 PM

Petitioner Francisco Tatad says the Commission on Human Rights cannot just file a memorandum in support of the presidential candidate without being ordered by the court

CONTEMPT. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

All memos in: SC to decide soon on Grace Poe case

Feb 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Rappler rounds up the main points in the memorandums filed by the parties involved in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe

AFTER ORAL ARGUMENTS. All parties in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe now await the Supreme Court decision. File photos by 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.

Comelec urged to declare Pacquiao fight illegal

Feb 22, 2016 - 1:28 PM

UPDATED A rival senatorial candidate says the boxing champ s match with Timothy Bradley in April will give him free publicity way beyond what s allowed by election laws

PETITION VS PACQUIAO. Through a petition filed on February 22, 2016, former party-list lawmaker Walden Bello questions the upcoming boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

SC told: Grace Poe as foundling ‘half the story’

Feb 17, 2016 - 8:14 AM

Did the Supreme Court in oral arguments gloss over the presidential candidate’s renunciation of PH citizenship?

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SolGen: 99.9% chance children born in PH have Filipino parents

Feb 16, 2016 - 8:28 PM

In oral arguments on Grace Poe s disqualification Solicitor General Florin Hilbay use official statistics to support his argument that she is a natural born Filipino

SolGen to SC: Grace Poe met requisite 10-year residency

Feb 16, 2016 - 4:18 PM

Solicitor General Florin Hilbay says it was a mistake for the Comelec to consider Poe s 2012 certificate of candidacy for senator as conclusive and binding

Negative DNA tests with Guimaras 'relatives' – Grace Poe

Feb 12, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The presidential candidate maintains the negative tests will hardly affect the disqualification case against her as they are merely secondary to her legal arguments

NEGATIVE. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Drilon to SC: Decide Grace Poe’s case now or risk poll’s integrity

Feb 10, 2016 - 4:39 PM

The Senate president party mate of presidential bet Mar Roxas wants the Supreme Court to conduct marathon hearings on Poe s disqualification cases

File photo by Senate

Comelec to SC: Due process observed in Grace Poe case

Feb 10, 2016 - 10:19 AM

I explained to the Court that perhaps what is at issue is writing style: different judges write differently explains Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim

'NO DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS.' Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says the poll body only did its mandate when it ruled to cancel the certificate of candidacy of presidential candidate Grace Poe. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

SC sets another hearing, moves slowly on Grace Poe case

Feb 10, 2016 - 8:52 AM

So far the views of 3 justices all appointees of President Aquino show they are leaning towards presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe

Senator Grace Poe arrives at the Supreme Court to attend for the preliminary hearing of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on her Citizenship Issue on Friday, September 11, 2015. (Contribute Photo)

SC justice: Comelec may have deprived Grace Poe of due process

Feb 09, 2016 - 7:08 PM

Justice Francis Jardeleza says the poll body s decision to cancel the presidential bet s candidacy is like saying Foundlings are not natural born until they produce DNA evidence

Grace Poe's campaign: Mixed messaging, disqualification woes

Feb 06, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Aside from the disqualification issue Poe has to work on her messaging ratings and campaign organization as she campaigns to be the next president

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Poe’s DQ case, SSS pension hike veto, TPP deal signed | 12PM wRap

Feb 04, 2016 - 1:01 PM

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The wisdom of Jose Vitug in the FPJ citizenship case

Feb 04, 2016 - 9:00 AM

There were no presumptions nor assumptions in the Supreme Court case that eventually favored the late Fernando Poe Jr

FAMILY PHOTO: A young Senator Grace Poe with her father Fernando Poe Jr and mother Susan Roces

Could LP's Drilon help Grace Poe's citizenship case?

Feb 04, 2016 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED Contrary to what he said in 2002 Liberal Party Senator Franklin Drilon now says the RA 9225 or the Dual Citizenship law only grants citizenship and not natural born status

Supporters rejoice as Duterte presidential race goes ahead

Feb 04, 2016 - 12:48 AM

Many people are excited about his candidacy but not everyone is happy with Rodrigo Duterte

GREEN LIGHT. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's supporters welcome the dismissal the disqualification cases against him and say they are eager to campaign for him. Photo by Jansen Romero

Clinton wins in Iowa, Sereno on Poe case, terrorism in Indonesia | 12PM wRap

Feb 03, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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