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Less election-related shootings, but political clan wars still a major threat...

THREE DAYS after the May 13 midterm elections, troops under the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) seized firearms and other weapons in Talitay, Maguindanao in an operation intended to contain the escalation of conflict between the private armed groups (PAGs) of vice-mayoralty candidates Montasir Sabal and Suraida Ameril.

All that election trash

CENTRAL VISAYAS: CEBU CITY A pedestrian walks past campaign posters dumped along Archbishop Reyes Avenue in Cebu City. DAVAO: MATI CITY, DAVAO ORIENTAL Members of a multi-sector...

Duterte bets dominate Top 12

AN unofficial count as of Monday early evening showed candidates of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration dominating the top 12 slots of the senatorial race, led by reelectionist Senator Cynthia A. Villar.

Snapshots: 2019 national and local elections

Teachers serving as Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) and poll watchers start their day early as they prepare for the influx of voters at the Araullo High School in Manila.

Gov’t forces thwart group’s election day violence plan, seize firearms and...

A JOINT military and police operation over the weekend in Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao led to the arrest of four people suspected to be part of a group planning an attack during the May 13 midterm elections.

NAMFREL to launch election data site for better transparency in May...

THE NATIONAL Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) announced on Thursday it will be running a Website aimed at expanding transparency during the midterm elections on May 13.

2 more Duterte bets climb in March Pulse Asia poll

TWO MORE allies of President Rodrigo R. Duterte made it to the top 12 of Pulse Asia’s latest senatorial survey, with its sole opposition bet from the recent surveys dropping from the latest poll.

Malacañang asserts release of narco-list fair for voters

MALACAÑANG ON Monday maintained that releasing the so-called narco-list, which names politicians allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade, will guide voters in the upcoming midterm elections.

Reelectionist senators band together for campaign

REELECTIONIST SENATORS belonging to different political affiliations have banded together and held a proclamation rally in Tondo, Manila City on the second day of the campaign period for the 2019 midterm elections on May 13.

25 gun ban violators arrested on first day of election period

TWENTY-FIVE civilians were arrested for illegal possession of firearms during the first day of the gun period in line with the midterm elections on May, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported on Monday.

Davao cities, towns under election watch list due to political rivalries,...

LAW ENFORCEMENT agencies have placed in the election watch list several villages in 43 towns and six cities in the Davao Region, mainly due to political rivalries and the threats of disruption from communist rebels.

Robredo presents evidence that could invalidate Marcos’ electoral protest

Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo presented ballot images from 25 precincts that will invalidate the electoral protest of her then VP opponent, Ferdinand...

Comelec extends registration deadline for political parties

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reiterated on Friday, July 13, the deadlines for filing of petitions of registrations of political parties for next year's...

Robredo, Marcos face P50,000-fine each for violating PET’s sub judice rule

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has slapped separate P50,000 fines against Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" G. Robredo and former...

Marcos urges PET to dismiss Robredo’s voting threshold appeal

Former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos Jr. has urged the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to dismiss Vice President Maria Leonor...

Pimentel steps down as Senate president

Senate President Aquilino L. Pimentel III stepped down as the Senate's leader on Monday, May 21, and nominated Senate Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto...

Vote buying, violence mar polls

REPORTS OF vote buying and election violence marred the long-delayed Barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) elections held Monday, May 14, but officials...

#BSKE2018: Campaign period starts today

CAMPAIGNING for the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections officially starts Friday, May 4, and will end on the 12th. The campaign rules are...

National Youth Commission to seek deadline extension of COC filing for...

The National Youth Commission (NYC) is open to appealing to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to extend the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COC)...

Robredo camp files complaint over Marcos lawyer’s ‘shameful’ conduct during recount

The camp of Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" G. Robredo on Tuesday, April 17, filed a manifestation of grave concern to the Presidential Electoral...

Campaign launched to urge Bong Go to run for Senate seat

Supporters of Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher "Bong" T. Go on Wednesday, March 14, gathered in Manila to launch the "Ready, Set,...

Raise the voting age to 25

It was former Supreme Court justice Antonio Nachura, in his book Outline Reviewer In Political Law, who stated that, for the Philippines, “suffrage is...

Charter review body wants to regulate political dynasties

By Arjay L. Balinbin The Philippines’ federal constitution will have “stricter, self-executing anti-dynasty provisions,” President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Charter review body announced on Wednesday, March...

Robredo camp: Marcos case ‘weak, flawed’

LOSING VICE-PRESIDENTIAL candidate Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Monday challenged the camp of Vice-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo that they both withdraw all their...

More govt’s manipulate media with ‘bots,’ trolls — study

WASHINGTON -- More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat...

‘Bato’ hints at possible run for the presidency

THE PHILIPPINES’ top police chief who oversaw a bloody war on drugs that has killed thousands of Filipinos hinted on Monday at a possible...

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Profile of Filipino voters

Data source: Commission on Elections

Election by the numbers

Source: Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and The Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Who will be the next economic manager?

Get to know the people who the next President of the Republic of the Philippines will likely appoint as economic manager. Recommended read: Presidential bets told tax hike inevitable    

SWS: Voting preferences for President as of May 2016

Neither last week’s allegations of undeclared wealth nor the uproar caused by his earlier blithe remarks on the 1989 rape-slay of a female missionary did...

Voting preferences for Vice-President, Senators as of May 2016

The latest BusinessWorld-SWS pre-election poll saw Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos, Jr. and Camarines Sur 3rd District Rep. Maria Leonor G. Robredo racing neck-to-neck...

Tisyu boxes stress votes’ importance

TO SPREAD AWARENESS on how to choose the right candidates at the May national polls, Tisyu has come up with limited-edition tissue boxes, “each...

How Twitter users reacted to #PiliPinasDebates2016

Twitter released data on what Twitter users talked about during the second Commission on Elections (Comelec) presidential debates held in Cebu last March 20, 2016. Here's a...

Pulse Asia: Preferred candidates as of March 2016

These are the leading candidates based on results of Pulse Asia survey conducted March 8-13.  

Binging on ads

See how much these 15 election candidates have spent so far on political advertising spots on TV network giant ABS-CBN.

Poe, Binay still tied at top spot, says latest survey of...

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES Senator Grace Poe and Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay are statistically tied at the top spot in the latest poll by the Pulse Asia Research, Inc., as...

Arangkada evaluation for the next government

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines has released its evaluation of how the Philippines fared from 2010 until the final months of the...

FACT CHECK: What the candidates got wrong during the first presidential...

BusinessWorld Research fact-checked what the presidential bets said during the Commission on Elections' first presidential debate and here are some points that each candidate got...

Why do we vote the way we do?

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman May 9, a Monday, could be just any ordinary day. Metro Manilans would endure EDSA’s bad traffic and the...