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David disqualified, Roxas hits Binay, Dengue vaccine | 12PM wRap

Dec 10, 2015 - 2:21 PM

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Lawyer asks Comelec: Why prioritize disqualification cases vs Grace Poe?

Dec 03, 2015 - 10:59 PM

When there are about 100 others considered nuisance bets why tackle first the case vs a major candidate Poe s lawyer asks

NO DECEPTION. Senator Grace Poe says she is not trying to deceive anyone when she made 'honest mistakes' in her certificate of candidacy for senator in 2013. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Election commission starts screening nuisance bets

Nov 03, 2015 - 3:55 PM

Over 250 aspirants for national posts in 2016 will have to submit evidence and answer questions about their fitness to run for public office

In defense of archangels, intergalactic space ambassadors, and no-hope candidates

Oct 23, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Bizarre political aspirants are not unique to the Philippines Some say their rise is closely linked to the increasing sense of political disaffection among citizens

LP’s Roxas: Disqualify Manuel Antonio Roxas

Oct 22, 2015 - 8:39 PM

Manuel Antonio Roxas ‘intends to confuse the public’ by even using the nickname ‘Manny Mar Roxas ’ the LP standard bearer tells the Comelec

Typhoon Lando, 2016 presidential bets, nuclear deal | 6PM wRap

Oct 22, 2015 - 6:52 PM

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Comelec moves to junk 96% of presidential bets

Oct 22, 2015 - 12:26 AM

The Comelec is set to subject 125 of 130 presidential bets to a series of hearings to decide if they can run in May 2016

PRESIDENT LUCIFER? Filipino volunteer missionary Romeo John Ygonia, who calls himself ‘Archangel Lucifer,’ displays his certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections headquarters in Manila, Philippines, on October 13, 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Nuisance bets: 'We want to serve the country'

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:01 PM

The Omnibus Election Code says a nuisance candidate files a certificate of candidacy or COC “to put the electoral process in mockery or disrepute ”

'I like to legalize the 4 seasons'

Oct 13, 2015 - 6:11 PM

Most of the unknown candidates present out of this world platforms even as one of them echoes a deeper yearning to lead the country despite being ordinary

CANDIDATE? Arturo Pacheco Reyes proposes a law to have the 4 seasons of winter, spring, summer, and fall in the Philippines. Screen grab from Rappler video

Comelec on 'nuisance' bets: Listen before you judge

Oct 13, 2015 - 2:12 PM

Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez says ‘Makikita mo ba ‘yung buong talambuhay ng tao sa isang kapirasong papel?’

THIRD TRY. Disqualified in the 2004 and 2010 elections as a nuisance candidate, Elly Pamatong makes another bid for the presidency on October 12, 2015. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Why Comelec entertains 'habitual' nuisance bets

Oct 10, 2012 - 12:01 AM

Kris Aquino s husband is among a fifth of senatorial COC filers who have been previously declared as nuisance candidates

Only 1 of every 3 Senate bets ‘serious’

Oct 07, 2012 - 9:10 AM

Two independents have network funds name recall to get the votes