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Bongbong says he will run in 2020 elections

FORMER senator and defeated vice-presidential candidate, Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. said on Friday that he will run in the 2022 national elections.

DILG to go after ‘narco-politicians’ who won elections

DESPITE winning in the recent midterm elections, politicians on the so-called ‘narcolist’ are not off the hook as the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said it will still pursue administrative charges filed against them.

Election winners must submit campaign expense reports or they can’t assume...

AFTER the proclamation of all the winners in the 2019 National and Local Elections (NLE), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is calling on all winning candidates and parties to submit their campaign expenses otherwise they will not be able to assume office.

Election violence to trigger clan violence says NGO

FRAUD and violence in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) during the recently concluded national elections will lead to a multitude of conflicts, a UK-based non-government organization reported.

Duterte will not allow election cheating — Palace

MALACAÑANG warned on Friday that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will not allow any form of cheating by the election commission in the 2019 midterm elections on Monday, stressing that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) should ensure the integrity of the ballots.

Comelec assures it will be ready for the polls despite hitches

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that despite some mishaps surrounding the preparations in the days before the May 13 elections, it will be able to address them on time.

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (April, 2019)

A TOTAL of 247,830 police and military officers will be deployed nationwide to secure the midterm elections on May 13.

Almost 248,000 cops, soldiers to be deployed for May 13 polls

A TOTAL of 247,830 police and military officers will be deployed nationwide to secure the midterm elections on May 13. The Philippine National Police (PNP)...

Over 4,000 arrested for violating election gun ban

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) reported that 4,729 individuals have been arrested for gun ban violations as of Friday, April 26.

SC sought to enjoin Comelec to allow voter verification of ballots

ELECTION watchdog Mata sa Balota on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to compel the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to strictly follow the March 2016 high court ruling, allowing voters to verify if their votes have been counted.

Ballots for May elections ready by mid-April

THE PRINTING of ballots for the 2019 National and Local Elections (NLE) will be finished before the Holy Week begins on April 14, which is earlier than the target date, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Wednesday.

BIR reminds candidates of tax obligations

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) outlined the tax duties of candidates for the midterm elections, which covers their campaign expenses and contributions.

Comelec rejects Otso Diretso’s request for debate

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has dismissed the request of the Otso Diretso slate for a debate against the Hugpong ng Pagbabago candidates.

COMELEC’s next target: candidates’s commercial endorsements

FOLLOWING its crackdown on illegal campaign materials, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said that advertisments featuring commercial endorsements of a product by candidates for the midterm elections will be also taken down.

Comelec delivers election source code to BSP

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced that the source code to be used in the automated elections in May was deposited in escrow at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Friday.

Charot isn’t joking

FILIPINO slang that means “just kidding,” the word “charot” is conveniently used to lighten things up and make them fun with the aim of reducing serious discussions into jokes. But PETA’s new political show Charot will take matters seriously.

Software for Comelec’s election management system ready

ONE software program to be used by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for next year’s midterm elections has already been completed, in time before the release of the list of candidates this month.

Comelec issues guidelines for election gun ban exemption

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has issued guidelines for those seeking to apply for a gun ban exemption during next year’s national and local elections.

Palace against PDEA’s proposal to test candidates for drugs

MALACAÑANG on Friday opposed the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct a surprise drug test for candidates of the 2019 midterm elections, saying that it is “violative of the Constitution.”

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...

Comelec won’t disqualify candidates included in narco list

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said it won’t prohibit candidates included in the "narco list" released by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to...

Palace declares May 14 special non-working holiday

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday, May 2, issued Proclamation No. 479 declaring May 14 as a special (non-working) day nationwide in connection with...

PNP to heighten security in poll hotspots ahead of barangay, SK...

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) called for the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify its security measures, particularly in election hotspots,...

PET seeks Marcos’s action on his protest

THE PRESIDENTIAL Electoral Tribunal (PET) in a resolution dated Feb. 13 asked former senator Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. to serve notice as to whether...

Alvarez: ‘No-El’ in shift to federalism ‘possible’

HOUSE SPEAKER Pantaleon D. Alvarez on Wednesday, Jan. 3, raised the possibility of the 2019 midterm elections giving way to the shift toward a...

Supreme Court junks petition to void Robredo’s proclamation

By Tricia Aquino InterAksyon.com THE SUPREME Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has dismissed the first cause of action of former Senator Ferdinand...

Robredo supporters ask Supreme Court approval on contributions to poll case

SUPPORTERS OF Vice-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo on Wednesday sought anew approval by the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET),...

Smart gets smarter with values

Ads & Ends Nanette Franco-Diyco It’s heartening that numerous people, young and old, have been passionately involved in the recent elections — some leaps and bounds...

Philippines' January liquidity growth

Here's an infographic on money supply growth and national elections. 

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...