election offense - updates

Rappler's latest stories on election offense


'LP buying votes in Baybay City' - Levito Baligod

May 09, 2016 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED The senatorial bet s team gets yellow sample ballots with P500 each allegedly from the local candidates of the Liberal Party

BLOTTER. Senatorial bet Levito Baligod's team report the alleged vote buying paraphernalia to Baybay City police. Photo courtest of Levito Baligod's team

#PHVoteWatch: Vote machine glitches mar election day

May 09, 2016 - 8:35 AM

Early morning voters encounter problems with the vote counting machines and delays at the precincts

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

#PHVoteWatch: Report vote buying, other election wrongdoing

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Report cases of vote buying vote selling election related violence campaign violations and other forms of election problems and offenses using the PHVoteWatch map

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

Cebu execs ask Comelec: Allow us to distribute relief goods

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Cebu province is under a state of calamity due to El Niño but it s an election offense when politicians distribute relief goods during the campaign period

Can Comelec sue voters over 'frivolous' objections?

Apr 15, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Voters with frivolous objections can go to jail Comelec says But an ex poll commissioner asks What defines a frivolous suit?

NEW RULES. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista says voters with 'frivolous objections' could be liable for perjury. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Can voters be jailed for taking voting receipts out of precincts?

Apr 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The answer lies in whether the voting receipts should be classified as election document or election paraphernalia under the law It should not be

COMELEC DEMO. The Commission on Elections demonstrates the printing of receipts from vote-counting machines during oral arguments in the Supreme Court on March 17, 2016. Photo courtesy of Francisco S. Gutierrez III/SC PIO

Taking home vote receipts? You can go to jail

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The punishment for this election offense is imprisonment of not less than one year but not more than six years

COMELEC DEMO. The Commission on Elections demonstrates the printing of receipts from vote-counting machines during oral arguments in the Supreme Court on March 17, 2016. Photo courtesy of Francisco S. Gutierrez III/SC PIO

EXPLAINER: Can Comelec regulate 'Pride' ad that attacks Roxas rivals?

Apr 05, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The answer is in the Supreme Court s recent decision on the controversial Team Patay campaign of the Diocese of Bacolod in 2013

Comelec urges public to report vote-buying

Apr 03, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Vote buying is a problem that will stay with us until such time that people are enlightened about it and how it’s ridiculous says Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez

OFFENSE. Vote buying and vote selling are considered election offenses under Philippine law, however, they still happen every election year

Time to change our hypocritical approach to vote buying

Mar 30, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Anti vote buying campaigns are grounded on the pretentious narrative of a Filipino who is poor yet moral This is so detached from the reality that for someone who has nothing to eat money is money

Comelec to decide soon on Grace Poe's citizenship case

Nov 13, 2015 - 1:48 PM

The Comelec law department is expected to decide in the next 15 to 30 days whether or not Poe committed an election offense when she ran for senator in 2013

FOR RESOLUTION. Grace Poe's lawyer George Garcia faces her accuser Rizalito David and lawyer Manuelito Luna during the preliminary investigation at the Comelec law department on November 13. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Comelec to file case vs Bacolod Diocese

Mar 02, 2013 - 3:47 PM

Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr welcomes the case filed by the Bacolod Diocese but maintains an election offense was committed

'NEW' LOOK. The smaller 'conscience vote' tarpaulins now comply with size requirements. Photo by CHARLIE SACEDA