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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

Lawmakers reject 'stupid' proposal to regulate campaign spending, contributions

Feb 19, 2020 - 3:02 PM

Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel argues that it is 'restrictive' and 'unrealistic' for the state to regulate even the contributions given to candidates during the campaign

CHARTER CHANGE TALKS. The House constitutional amendments committee holds a hearing on February 19, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

UK election campaign hots up on Brexit day that never was

Oct 31, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Ahead of an election rally in London, veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn attacks Boris Johnson's 'born-to-rule Conservatives' who he says are only interested in protecting 'the privileged few'

ELECTION CAMPAIGN. Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn waves as he launches the party's election campaign in south London on October 31, 2019. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

How much did Senate bets spend, receive in 2019 election campaign?

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:54 PM

(UPDATED) Mar Roxas and Bong Go are the biggest spenders and have received the highest amounts of contributions in 2019, based on Statements of Contributions and Expenditures available so far

[OPINION] The clash of ideals and businesses during campaign

May 11, 2019 - 8:14 PM

'A candidate may look good, have the most posters and advertisements, some might even entertain by dancing on television, but always bear in mind what that politician stands for'

[OPINYON] Homestretch

May 01, 2019 - 2:53 PM

Ilang araw na lang, pipili muli tayo sa, aminin na natin, limitadong pamimilian ng maglilingkod (o mananamantala, depende sa pananaw mo) sa bayan

Campaign Convos: The problem of the Opposition

Apr 27, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Aside from lack of funds and low ranking in pre-election surveys, the opposition also has to deal with problems rooted in the political and ideological differences of its candidates

Crowdfunding can level candidates' campaign spending – election lawyer

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:50 PM

But election lawyer Emil Marañon III says crowdfunding initiatives aren't easily doable under the Philippines' election laws

[OPINION] Is it time to amend the Philippines’ campaign finance law?

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:00 PM

If we want elections where the playing field is truly even, and where the deserving yet poor candidates have a real fighting chance, the thrust should be in the strict monitoring of campaign spending

[OPINYON] Plata + porma

Mar 18, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Dahil nga wala nang masyadong plataporma, ibig sabihin, hindi na rin maaasahan ang katuparan ng anumang sinabi sa kampanyahan

From tarpaulins to funds from mining: What 2019 candidates should avoid

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:16 PM

Environment groups call for ‘clean, green’ 2019 elections

Ahead of 2019 polls, Robredo backs bill vs premature campaigning

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:21 PM

'Ang pagpigil muli sa maagang pangangampanya ay kailangan para maging mas patas ang pagtakbo,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. Vice President Leni Robredo says a law that criminalizes premature campaigning would create a level laying field among candidates. Photo from OVP

With ‘no money,’ Liberal Party to count on volunteers in 2019

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says in the first 24 hours of their announcement, ‘more than a thousand’ signed up for their ‘people’s campaign’

Supporters with images of the 7 senatorial aspirants under the Oposisyon Koalisyon on October 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dear political parties: For your rallies, hire a wedding planner

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

That’s the person you need to mount campaign events that everyone – the crowd, the journalists, and larger public – will remember.

WhatsApp dirty tricks campaign alleged in Brazil presidential race

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The row shines a light on an issue that has become pressing in democracies: the organized abuse of social media to sway public opinion in countries

[OPINION] Are all government employees not allowed to campaign?

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The prohibitions are not absolute.... The consistent trend of the Supreme Court is to uphold free speech and expression over any form of election regulation.

Comelec backs Gordon bill vs premature campaigning

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:54 PM

'In general the Comelec supports any move to curtail premature campaigning,' says Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez

SENATE HEARING. Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez (center) attends a Senate hearing on August 16, 2018, about electoral reforms. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Consultative Committee proposes 'democracy fund' for fair campaign financing

Jun 15, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The proposed fund is designed to empower small political parties that lack resources to go up against more powerful, dominant ones

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

Why cops didn't arrest illegal campaigners on election day

May 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

PNP chief Oscar Albayalde explains how illegal campaigning is rampant despite repeated reminders from the Comelec and the presence of policemen in voting areas on May 14

LIST: Places where election campaign posters are prohibited

May 03, 2018 - 7:20 PM

These are the places where you shouldn’t see the faces and names of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections candidates

PROHIBITED. Campaign posters are banned from certain public places as the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections' campaign period begins. Rappler photo

105 bets perpetually banned from public office for not filing SOCEs

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:10 PM

All candidates, winning or losing, must submit their statement of contributions and expenses (SOCE) to Comelec within 30 days after the elections

[OPINYON] Tarpo ng tropa mong trapo

Mar 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bukod sa niretokeng mukha ng politiko at walang saysay na mensahe, marami pang sinasabi sa atin, though subliminally, ang basurang tarpo o tarpaulin na naglipana sa ating mga kalye at eskinita.

House approves on final reading 50% discount on political ads

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:38 PM

Political parties and candidates cannot be charged a rate higher than that of regular advertisers, the bill says

House bill seeking huge discount on campaign ads approved on 2nd reading

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:30 AM

If House Bill 6604 becomes law, the Comelec would also be given the power to regulate the rates of political ads

For his victory, Duterte says he owes Imee Marcos, 3 other governors

Dec 29, 2016 - 7:17 PM

The President also names Jose Zubiri and Abet Garcia as among the governors who helped him win

NO DUTERTE CONTRIBUTION. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says President Rodrigo Duterte was only joking when he said she gave money to his campaign. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE

Oct 11, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos donation President Rodrigo Duterte says Si Imee pa ang nagbigay Sabi niya inutang daw niya

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte (left) says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos helped fund his presidential bid. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte's P10M social media campaign: Organic, volunteer-driven

Jun 01, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Nic Gabunada who managed Duterte's social media team says the small budget pushed them to work harder and harness the huge volunteer pool of the Davao city mayor

After the elections: Heartbroken, thankful, and excited

May 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM

I do have some fears But I am more than willing to give the new government a chance

FULL SPEECH: Rodrigo Duterte's speech during his miting de avance

May 08, 2016 - 4:55 AM

Rodrigo Duterte raliies his supporters at the Quirino Grandstand

VLOG: Binay to fight for presidency until the end

May 08, 2016 - 4:50 AM

Vice President Jejomar Binay tells his supporters in his miting de avance that he won t concede

Photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

FULL SPEECH: Grace Poe's full speech during her miting de avance

May 08, 2016 - 4:23 AM

Senator Grace Poe ends her election campaign where she began

FULL SPEECH: Miriam Defensor-Santiago's full speech in her grand rally

May 07, 2016 - 10:16 PM

Santiago joins her youth supporters in Quezon City

WATCH: Bongbong Marcos Miting de Avance

May 06, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Watch Senator Bongbong Marcos miting de avance live here on Rappler

Back to the bailiwick: Binay woos core votes in Laguna

Apr 29, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The United Nationalist Alliance standard bearer repeats his promises to his supporters

Grace Poe turns feisty as she tries to regain lost lead

Apr 29, 2016 - 3:10 PM

Grace Poe s Last Take: The usually calculated senator is now feistier in her interviews and statements especially on Duterte her closest rival

FEISTY. Presidential bet Grace Poe has now shown her feistier side in the weeks leading to election day. Photo byArnold Almacen /Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Binay is king of pol ads, Poe comes close

Apr 28, 2016 - 11:16 PM

Binay s ad spending during the first 50 days of his 2016 presidential campaign is already bigger than his overall spending for his 90 day vice presidential campaign in 2010

Chopper ride to LP sorties: Kris Aquino broke the law

Apr 25, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Under the Omnibus Election Code use of government helicopters for campaign is an election offense punishable with imprisonment and perpetual disqualification to hold public office

PRESIDENTIAL SISTER. Kris Aquino, President Benigno Aquino III's youngest sister, is flown to a Liberal Party sortie in Cebu on April 19 using a presidential chopper. Photo from Aviator Pinoy's Facebook page

IN PHOTOS: A hot day ahead

Apr 24, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Scenes as Dagupan prepares for the last presidential debate

The city of Dagupan in Pangasinan gets ready for the 3rd and last presidential debate on April 24.

Top Philippine candidate pushes 'kill criminals' message

Apr 23, 2016 - 3:47 PM

Analysts say Rodrigo Duterte s profanity laced campaign resonates in a chaotic high crime society with limited opportunities for a vast underclass working for a tiny elite

DIGONG. Philippine presidential front-runner candidate Rodrigo Duterte (C) states his political platform in front of his supporters during a campaign in Manila on April 23, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

Can Pacquiao​ ​turn the tide for Binay​ ​in Mindanao​?

Apr 20, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Manny Pacquiao organizes two rallies for Vice President Jejomar Binay in Sarangani and GenSan

Duterte's 'toughness' captivates Batangueños

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:14 PM

A hysterical crowd fights to be near presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte The mad rush even breaks the glass door to the Lipa City mayor’s office

Binay on attack mode, hits Duterte, Poe, Roxas in sortie

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Rodrigo Duterte has challenged Jejomar Binay to a debate after the Vice President said the Davao City mayor is an executioner of poor people

Duterte in ARMM: I am the Moro people's president

Apr 11, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is dominated by local government officials belonging to the ruling Liberal Party

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, April 11-17

Apr 10, 2016 - 11:29 PM

UPDATED One month before election day here are the places where the presidential and vice presidential candidates are courting votes

#PHVote 101: What are Comelec rules on election propaganda?

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Know what the requirements for campaign paraphernalia are and report election campaign offenses

ELECTION PAPER TRAIL. Politicians hang campaign posters along a street in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines on May 7, 2010. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Binay zeroes in on gut issues

Apr 04, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay visits Pampanga for the third time

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, April 4-10

Apr 04, 2016 - 12:09 AM

This week culminates with the only vice presidential debate organized by the Commission on Elections

Pangasinan mayor receives Poe-Escudero but pushes for Poe-Marcos

Mar 30, 2016 - 8:13 PM

Asingan reelectionist mayor Heidee Ganigan Chua cites the principle of the solid North in explaining her vice presidential candidate

PANGASINAN SORTIE. Presidential bet Grace Poe and running mate Francis Escudero flank former senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani during a sortie in Asingan town on March 30, 2016. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler  Asingan town mayor Heidee Chua on Wednesday, March30. Chua, however, said she is for the Poe-Marcos tandem.

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, March 28 to April 3

Mar 27, 2016 - 11:16 PM

UPDATED Candidates for national positions are back on a busier than usual campaign trail – the local hustings having started before Easter