After election defeat, Robredo to lead ‘biggest volunteer movement in PH history’

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo will not allow the massive, volunteer-led movement she inspired in the 2022 presidential elections to just fade away following her loss to the late dictator’s son Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Facing tens of thousands of her supporters during her thanksgiving event at the Ateneo de Manila University Quezon … Read more

Tuloy ang kasal! ‘Kakampink’ couple receives overwhelming support despite Robredo’s election loss

A couple who planned to wed under a Robredo presidency is bullied online. ‘Kakampinks’ run to their rescue. MANILA, Philippines – Despite the grief “kakampinks” shared over the defeat of Vice President Leni Robredo in the presidential race, it appears the volunteerism inspired by her campaign remains with them. On March 20, couple Ariean Cristobal … Read more

Visayan students, progressive groups protest alleged election irregularities

Students, militant groups, and labor unions from the Visayas take to the streets to demand fair and transparent elections after reports of irregularities on May 9 Students, militant groups, and labor unions from the Visayas took to the streets on Tuesday, May 10, to demand fair and transparent elections after reports of the Commission on … Read more

Comelec shrugs off claims of automated election rigging

Some Robredo supporters find it suspicious that her votes had consistently been at around 47% of Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s when election returns were being transmitted MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday, May 10, brushed aside claims circulating online that the automated election system (AES) was rigged in favor of the presumptive … Read more

Netizens report malfunctioning VCMs, long lines on election morning

Voters take to social media to report on delays and long lines caused by broken machines MANILA, Philippines – Many voting precincts on Monday, May 9, started opening way past 6 am, the scheduled start of voting, due to malfunctioning machines. This caused long lines and crowding in key areas across the country. At the … Read more

Rappler to deliver real-time, interactive 2022 election results on May 9

Immediately after precincts close on May 9, Rappler’s #PHVote microsite will render and visualize results for national and local races from over 107,000 clustered precincts nationwide MANILA, Philippines – Want to get live updates on vote counts for national and local races on election day? Bookmark ph.rappler.com, Rappler’s #PHVote microsite. Immediately after precincts close on … Read more

Here’s what to do if you witness vote-buying, election violations, irregularities

Report cases of election-related violations and other forms of election problems, offenses using validated initiatives MANILA, Philippines – As Filipino voters cast their ballots on Monday, May 9, they must also protect and safeguard their votes. This is what election lawyer Emil Marañon emphasized in the last episode of Rappler’s Ask Your Election Lawyer where … Read more

[OPINION] Why standing with workers is a must in this election

‘In the end, billionaires and workers have conflicting interests that negotiations cannot reconcile’ We may have the most exciting elections on May 9. A week before this election, we had the most exciting commemorations of International Labor Day. The novelty lies not so much in the context of the pandemic. What makes this election and … Read more