electoral sabotage - updates

Rappler's latest stories on electoral sabotage


Gloria Arroyo cleared of electoral sabotage in 2007 polls case

Dec 28, 2018 - 5:01 PM

(UPDATED) The Pasay court does not believe in the credibility of the whistleblower, former Maguindanao provincial administrator Norie Unas

CLEARED. House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is cleared of electoral sabotage in the alleged rigging of the 2007 senatorial elections. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Poll sabotage? Brillantes: 'Ang daming bobo sa Pilipinas'

May 18, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Ex Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr a consultant of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr says that ‘there can be no cheating’ using unofficial results

POLL SABOTAGE? Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr questions an electoral sabotage case filed against the Comelec and other stakeholders. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Abalos acquitted in 2nd electoral sabotage case

Feb 02, 2015 - 4:50 PM

A Pasay court says there was sufficient evidence to prove that the election results in North Cotabato were altered but it wasn t established that instructions came from the former Comelec chief

ACQUITTED. Former Comelec chairman Benjamin Abalos with wife and son after his acquittal on charges of election fraud on February 2, 2015. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

CA: Pasay judge will continue to hear Abalos' poll case

Nov 12, 2014 - 7:03 PM

The appeals court says former elections chief Abalos failed to show a link between Pasay City Judge Jesus Mupas and emissaries who allegedly asked for money in exchange for a favorable ruling

Benjamin Abalos - Jesus Mupas

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Oct 09, 2014 - 8:16 PM

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Former poll chief Abalos cleared of electoral sabotage

Oct 09, 2014 - 2:37 PM

All 11 counts of electoral sabotage against Abalos in South Cotabato in the 2007 senatorial polls are dismissed He faces 2 other cases involving North Cotabato votes

Lintang Bedol faces charges for not filing SALN

Sep 16, 2014 - 5:59 PM

The Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao has approved the filing of charges against Bedol one of the election officials involved in the 2004 and 2007 poll fraud scandals

INDICTED. Former election supervisor Lintang Bedol, for not filing SALNs. Newsbreak file photo

Court bans media in Arroyo signing of pre-trial order

Jan 12, 2013 - 2:33 PM

Members of the media will only be allowed to stay at the Pasay City Hall grounds on January 31

CASE PROCEEDS. The Sandiganbayan rejects the Arroyos' motion to quash the plunder case against them over the botched NBN-ZTE deal. File photo.

Have Arroyo arrested again, Comelec asks CA

Dec 29, 2012 - 2:37 PM

At the Court of Appeals the Comelec files a petition to re arrest former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo over her electoral sabotage case

Treatment failing for Arroyo

Sep 20, 2012 - 10:14 PM

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is not recovering from her spinal condition despite having a number of alternative treatments

Fourth stem cell treatment for Arroyo

Sep 08, 2012 - 2:21 PM

The former President is trying stem cell treatment for her spinal condition as she is barred from traveling abroad by the courts

Witness vs Arroyo credible, says Comelec

Jul 27, 2012 - 4:46 PM

Comelec asks the court that the statement of its very credible witness Norie Unas should be reconsidered

Comelec appeals Arroyo bail

Jul 26, 2012 - 4:24 PM

The Commission on Elections files a motion for reconsideration regarding a Pasay court s decision to grant bail to former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

PNoy on Arroyo bail: Court hard to please

Jul 26, 2012 - 3:06 PM

President Benigno Aquino III vents his frustration over the release of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo whose imprisonment highlighted his anti corruption campaign

Arroyo bail proves case is 'weak'

Jul 26, 2012 - 8:38 AM

After the Supreme Court issued an order allowing former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to leave the country in November 2011 the Commission on Elections rushed an electoral sabotage case against her

TEMPORARY RELEASE? Arroyo waves at supporters upon arriving home in Katipunan, Quezon City. AFP photo

Gloria Arroyo's bittersweet homecoming

Jul 25, 2012 - 8:30 PM

The Arroyo camp finds her release festive but protestors view it with fury

Court grants Arroyo bail in election case

Jul 25, 2012 - 8:27 AM

2nd UPDATE But she s covered by a hold departure order issued by the Sandiganbayan on July 24 in connection with a plunder case

GMA's 'life-threatening condition' revealed

Jun 26, 2012 - 7:41 PM

Her titanium implant threatens her life says former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo s latest medical report

Arroyo bail feared due to 'rushed' case

Jun 21, 2012 - 7:19 PM

A Pasay court is set to rule on former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo s bail petition

Unas: I didn't see actual poll fraud

Jun 14, 2012 - 5:03 PM

Lawyers of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo seek to establish that the testimony of Norie Unas the star witness in her case is hearsay

Star witness testifies vs GMA

Jun 14, 2012 - 10:10 AM

UPDATED Former Maguindanao administrator Norie Unas appears in court to prove former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo doesn t deserve to post bail

GMA bail hangs in balance

Jun 07, 2012 - 4:26 PM

The Comelec makes a formal offer of evidence on former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo s bail petition and awaits the court s decision

PNoy wants Arroyo in jail

Jun 07, 2012 - 1:39 PM

Former President Gloria Arroyo should be in a jail cell rather than a hospital while awaiting trial for electoral sabotage and corruption charges President Aquino says

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Fuming Abalos walks out of Pasay court

Jun 07, 2012 - 11:04 AM

UPDATED Abalos decries the presiding judge s decision on his co accused in an electoral sabotage case but returns to the courtroom about an hour after his walkout

Blame PNoy if GMA posts bail, group says

Jun 06, 2012 - 1:15 PM

The President is only after exacting personal vendetta and not bringing Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to justice activist group Anakbayan says

'Bigger' chance for GMA bail

Jun 05, 2012 - 7:58 PM

The court could allow former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to post bail especially after a key witness disappeared an Arroyo lawyer says

Comelec: Arroyo case strong despite missing witness

May 31, 2012 - 7:18 PM

The missing witness is not the star witness in the electoral sabotage case the Comelec says

HOSPITAL ARREST. Detained former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may post bail if prosecutors fail to show strong evidence of guilt. Graphics by Analette Abesamis

Comelec rejects Arroyo treatment abroad

May 15, 2012 - 5:44 PM

The Comelec chief makes this statement after the former president s camp claimed she faces a life threatening illness

TREATMENT ABROAD? Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo should not be allowed to seek treatment overseas, Comelec says. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

Enrile to Koko, Migz: Politics like war

May 03, 2012 - 2:26 PM

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile says Migz Zubiri and Koko Pimentel must work together to survive the political war

'Not guilty': Arroyo couple arraigned

Apr 11, 2012 - 8:39 AM

[UPDATED] Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo her husband Mike and former Comelec chief Benjamin Abalos plead not guilty over alleged corruption in the botched NBN ZTE deal

OVER NBN-ZTE. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband, Mike, undergo arraignment together for the first time Wednesday. Illustration by Emil Mercado

GMA turns 65, bored 'over-Noynoying'

Apr 05, 2012 - 11:42 AM

On Holy Thursday former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo turns 65 and spends her first birthday under arrest

VMMC BIRTHDAY. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who marks her first birthday under arrest, waves to the media after filing a "not guilty" plea in relation to alleged electoral sabotage last February. AFP/Ted Aljibe

Burden on the prosecution to deny GMA bail

Mar 15, 2012 - 10:12 AM

Despite electoral sabotage charge GMA may post bail if prosecution fails to present strong evidence of guilt

HOSPITAL ARREST. Detained former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may post bail if prosecutors fail to show strong evidence of guilt. Graphics by Analette Abesamis

Ampatuan no-show at arraignment

Mar 15, 2012 - 8:50 AM

Former Maguindanao Gov Andal Ampatuan Sr who faces an electoral sabotage charge is still reportedly ill and confined in a hospital

VOMITING BLOOD. Andal Ampatuan Sr was rushed to the hospital after vomiting blood Friday, his lawyer says. Photo from Newsbreak

GMA to bid final goodbye to Iggy

Mar 05, 2012 - 11:45 AM

Former President Gloria Arroyo is allowed to attend Iggy Arroyo s funeral mass this Friday but not his burial

Not guilty, Arroyo tells Pasay court

Feb 23, 2012 - 9:06 AM

[UPDATED] Her trial begins on April 19

ELECTORAL SABOTAGE. Detained former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo faces the court Thursday to plead guilty or not guilty.

DOJ execs to assist Comelec in GMA poll fraud case

Jan 22, 2012 - 3:22 PM

Four prosecutors from the Department of Justice have been assigned to the Comelec to assist in the poll fraud case against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Another poll cheat case awaits Abalos

Jan 21, 2012 - 8:21 PM

Ex Comelec chair accused of consipiring to rig 2007 poll results in South Cotabato

GMA "mugshots": real or not?

Nov 22, 2011 - 8:00 AM

The last thing this administration wants is to stoke public sympathy for Arroyo The way things are it already stands accused of violating her personal rights

Former President Arroyo's alleged mugshots

Comelec broke rules to charge Arroyo

Nov 19, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Comelec junked its own rules when it filed an electoral sabotage case against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo last Friday Nov 18

Ampatuan aide tags GMA, Mike Arroyo in poll fraud

Oct 03, 2011 - 3:56 PM

Maguindanao provincial administrator Norie Unas surfaces to accuse former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her husband of allegedly rigging the 2007 polls