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Marcos doubled, tripled or more his 2016 vote in many provinces

Marcos doubled, tripled or more his 2016 vote in many provinces

The supporters of both former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo were enthusiastic nationwide. But the turnout for Marcos was sensational even in areas where Robredo dominated.

Only 16 senatorial candidates declared 2019 socmed spending; Aquino, Go top spenders

Only 16 senatorial candidates declared 2019 socmed spending; Aquino, Go top spenders

Based on candidates’ SOCEs, former senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, who ran under the opposition Liberal Party, had the biggest social media spending during the 2019 polls. He was followed by Duterte’s long-time aide Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, who spent P5.57 million solely on Facebook during the official 90-day campaign period.

Among 2022 bets, Robredo spends most on FB ads

Among 2022 bets, Robredo spends most on FB ads

Presidential candidate Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo spent a total of P14.1 million across three Facebook pages.

Press freedom alarm over treatment of Philippine media in 2022 elections

Press freedom alarm over treatment of Philippine media in 2022 elections

The campaign period, which began on Feb. 8, saw the banning of reporters in campaign events, refusal by candidates to attend media-hosted debates, a spate of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on news websites, and online hostility against news organizations and reporters.

Villar, richest; Go, ‘poorest’ among 2019 senators

Villar, richest; Go, ‘poorest’ among 2019 senators

Among the elected senators joining the 18th Congress in 2019, Sen. Cynthia Villar was the richest with P3.72 billion in total assets with no liability. First-time Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go was the poorest with only P15.51 million in net worth, Senate records showed. The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) has collated the wealth details immediately preceding senators’ election in office in 2019. These are based on the certified summaries of their Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) provided by the Senate.

Roxas, Angara spent most on 2019 pol ads -- Nielsen

Roxas, Angara spent most on 2019 pol ads -- Nielsen

Defeated Liberal Party bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas II was the top ad spender among all national and local candidates, according to Nielsen’s report, with P782.98 million in total ad spend. This covered a total of 15,778 ads — 15,080 of which were placed on radio, while the remaining 698 aired on TV.

Only 394 donors bankrolled senators’ 2019 run

Only 394 donors bankrolled senators’ 2019 run

Of the more than 60 million registered voters in the 2019 elections, only 394 individuals funded the campaigns of elected senators, with their contributions averaging at P2.9 million each.

May 2019 Elections: Party-list groups spend P1.54 B in pol ads

May 2019 Elections: Party-list groups spend P1.54 B in pol ads

Party-list organizations spent P1.54 billion on ad placements alone, data from media monitoring agency Nielsen show. This was P400 million more than the combined total contributions to winning senators in the same polls, which was pegged at P1.14 billion.

‘Poorest’ among 2019 senators, Go, biggest campaign spender

‘Poorest’ among 2019 senators, Go, biggest campaign spender

Despite being the “poorest” among elected senators in 2019, political neophyte Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go spent the most during the campaign.

May 2019 Elections: Party-list ad spending and voting results

May 2019 Elections: Party-list ad spending and voting results

A total of 51 of the 134 party-list groups who ran in the 2019 midterm elections was able to earn at least one seat at the House of Representatives.