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Comelec on ‘colorful’ bets: Give them a chance, it’s not easy

Oct 11, 2018 - 11:03 PM

But Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon also reminds so-called nuisance bets: democracy is not a joke

SC affirms disqualification of 3 nuisance bets

Jan 27, 2016 - 11:23 AM

The High Court says the Commission on Elections did not act with grave abuse of discretion when it cancelled the certificates of candidacy of 3 nuisance bets

DQ UPHELD. The Supreme Court affirms rulings by the poll body to disqualify 2 presidential aspirants and one senatorial aspirant from the 2016 polls.

Escudero on David disqualification: Now you know how it feels

Dec 10, 2015 - 3:22 PM

David however laughs at Escudero s statement saying his disqualification did not stem from a constitutional violation

File photo by 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

Duterte ‘placeholder’ Diño withdraws presidential bid

Oct 29, 2015 - 12:09 PM

UPDATED Yung slot na yun binibigay namin kay Rody Duterte PDP Laban’s Martin Diño says But Duterte has yet to take the party s offer to take Diño s place in the 2016 presidential race

'PLACEHOLDER' BET. Martin Diño withdraws his presidential bid on October 29, 2015, as the Comelec considers declaring him a nuisance candidate. Screen grab from Rappler video

Comelec eyes Duterte ‘placeholder’ as nuisance bet

Oct 28, 2015 - 7:35 PM

This would effectively close the door on Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s expected substitution for Diño says a campaign insider

AT STAKE. The possible presidential bid of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is at stake as Martin Diño, widely considered as his 'placeholder,' faces a disqualification plea. File photo by Karlos Manlupig

#AnimatED: 130 presidential bets? LOL!

Oct 19, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Let’s stop being polite about this electoral phenomenon and take it for what it really is: a joke

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 ”

To become the next president

Oct 14, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Kang David and Murillo along with many other hopefuls who have filed their COCs have taken that first step to becoming president Can they pursue their dream or be declared as nuisance candidates?

KRIS AQUINO SOUND-ALIKE? The first woman to file a COC for president is said to sound like the presidential sister.

'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

Archangel Lucifer, other 'nuisance' candidates soar on Twitter

Oct 13, 2015 - 3:08 PM

Among other nuisance candidates Archangel Lucifer Alfredo Tindugan and Victor Quijano dominate the country s Twitter space on day 2 of CoC filing

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

Puerto Princesa mayoral bets down to 22

May 07, 2015 - 11:16 AM

The unusual number of people who filed candidacies has pushed Hagedorn s name down the candidates list Some of them have since withdrawn from the race

PRO-BAYRON. Supporters of the incumbent mayor raise signs outside the city coliseum. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Vote me for president, really

Aug 07, 2014 - 6:28 PM

If you like my vision of reforms feel free to campaign on my behalf

Comelec disqualifies 73 local bets

Jan 16, 2013 - 1:53 PM

Among those declared nuisance bets are 5 congressional candidates 7 gubernatorial candidates and 24 mayoral candidates

2013 senatorial bets: 32 qualified, 50 'nuisance'

Oct 30, 2012 - 10:37 PM

Out of the 84 aspirants who filed their COCs for senator 32 were approved 50 were declared nuisance while 2 withdrew


Oct 19, 2012 - 1:38 PM

These filers as insane or comical as they may seem to us are beings possessed of human dignity indistinguishable from our own which we fiercely defend

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