Meanwhile, the HRET has received 37 electoral cases – 27 electoral protests and 10 quo warranto cases (questioning a winning candidate's qualifications).
As of May 9, 2014, the HRET has already resolved 19 cases (15 election protests and 4 quo warranto cases).
The map below shows the provinces, cities, and legislative districts which have pending electoral protests. Click the circles and pins to view the details of each case.
Yellow circles are used to mark ongoing EPCs in the Comelec, while yellow pins are used to mark ongoing cases in the HRET.
The map also shows dismissed and withdrawn electoral cases. These cases are marked by red markers and pins on the map.
In the window that pops up after clicking a pin or marker, the name of the protestant (the defeated candidate or a registered voter) who filed the election protest is listed first, followed by the name of the protestee (winning candidate).
Electoral protests were filed before the Comelec against the following officials:
In addition, two EPCs against provincial board members and 8 EPCs against city councilors were filed.
Meanwhile, notable among the 18 ongoing cases in the HRET are:
(READ: Belmonte: Reyes in, Tañada out of House members list) The total number of electoral cases with regard to the 2013 polls was lower compared to the 2010 elections, when a combined 159 cases were filed: 96 in the Comelec and 63 in the HRET.
Election protests can be filed before the Comelec within 10 days after the proclamation of a winning local candidate.
In the HRET, however, the period of filing of election protests is within 15 days after the proclamation of a House representative. There is no prescriptive period for the filing of quo warranto cases. – Rappler.com
Michael Bueza is a researcher and data curator under Rappler's Research Team. He works on data about elections, governance, and the budget. He also follows the Philippine pro wrestling scene and the WWE. Michael is also part of the Laffler Talk podcast trio.