Philippine Presidential Election Results

The last 6 Philippine Presidential Election Results

2016 Rodrigo Duterte  [PDP-Laban] with 39.01% of the vote.
2010 Benigno Aquino III [Liberal] with 42.08% of the vote.
2004 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo [Lakas] with 39.99% of the vote.
1998 Joseph Estrada [PMP] with 39.86% of the vote.
1992 Fidel V. Ramos [Lakas] with 23.58% of the vote.
1986 Corazon C. Aquino [UNIDO] with 46.10% of the vote.

Vote Buying in the Philippines

Buying your Vote in the Philippines

Does Vote Buying still happen in the Philippines?

Yes, Vote buying is still a concern in the Philippines, and with more elections coming, the subject crops up again.

The Poverty Action group stated: “estimated that about 30 percent of Filipinos were offered money by a politician or local leader during the 2010 election campaign

They also stated that payments per voter were between 20 to 500 pesos per vote. I have heard that some people get 3,000 for their vote.

CNN Philippines reported that: “Unfortunately, vote buying remains one of the favorite pastimes of politicians.” This was in 2018, when it was reported that 9 people had been arrested by the police for alleged vote buying in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

Who are the people that sell their vote and Why?

The Poor will be more likely to sell their vote, and give their family a little extra food that week.

Can anyone blame them?

Some of them can be quite clever, and sell their vote to more than one candidate, but still vote how they feel… But tell no one… After all they don’t want this cash flow to stop…

What is Vote Buying?

Any person who gives, offers or promises money or anything of value, gives or promises any office or employment, franchise or grant, public or private, or makes or offers to make an expenditure, directly or indirectly, or cause an expenditure to be made to any person, association, corporation, entity, or community in order to induce anyone or the public in general to vote for or against any candidate or withhold his vote in the election, or to vote for or against any aspirant for the nomination or choice of a candidate in a convention or similar selection process of a political party.

That sounds similar to most elections worldwide, but the difference is that in most countries the promises are general, and typically apply to an area. While in the Philippines it is to the individual, and often in cash.

Philippines National Elections May 2019

Philippines National Elections 13th May 2019

There will be national and local elections on 13 May 2019.

The Philippine Bureau of Immigration has warned foreign nationals against breaking Philippine law by participating in public protests or political rallies.

The 2019 Philippine House of Representatives elections will be the 35th triennial election held in the Philippines to decide the 18th Congress of the Philippines. All seats in the House of Representatives will be contested.

The 2019 election of members to the Senate of the Philippines will be the 33rd election of members to the Senate of the Philippines for a six-year term.
The seats of 12 senators elected in 2013 will be contested during this election, and the senators elected in this election will serve up to June 30, 2025.

President of the Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte

President of the Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte

Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte (born March 28, 1945), also known as Digong, assumed office as the President of the Philippines on June 30, 2016

He won office with 39.01% of all votes cast.

Duterte’s main policy was seen as the eradication of drug crime, and called for the re-imposition of capital punishment for crimes including drug trades.

Duterte ordered security forces to shoot-to-kill suspects.

Duterte called for Filipino citizens to kill anyone suspected of drug pushers and addicts, with the words “If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself”

Duterte authorised communist rebels to use their ‘kangaroo courts’ to convict and execute drug traffickers.

Duterte has himself previously confirmed running death squads to execute suspected criminals in Davoa. He has has also subsequently denied this.

Many Filipinos agree with these actions, but those with innocent family members murdered by unknown killers are not happy with these unregulated killings.