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Bautista's alleged corruption casts doubt on 2016 poll results – senators

Aug 07, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Senate is set to investigate the issue hounding Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista

Bautista's alleged corruption casts doubt on 2016 poll results – senators

Marcos, Duterte, Trump | Midday wRap

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Camille Elemia

Marcos, Duterte, Trump | Midday wRap

Duterte supporters allege cheating in presidential polls

Jun 06, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Without presenting proof, Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema claims that President Rodrigo Duterte should have gotten 'more than 20 million votes'

Duterte supporters allege cheating in presidential polls

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

May 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The former LP president has kept mostly to himself, save for the occasional camping selfie and food recommendation, and when he had to speak up about the hero's burial for the dictator

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

One year after loss, life goes on for Grace Poe at the Senate

May 09, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Once a rival of President Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe is now part of the Senate majority bloc, generally supportive of his administration

One year after loss, life goes on for Grace Poe at the Senate

A year after defeat, Jejomar Binay back to what he loves most

May 09, 2017 - 10:09 AM

(UPDATED) Take a glimpse of the life of Jejomar Binay a year after he lost in the presidential race

A year after defeat, Jejomar Binay back to what he loves most

Calida, election protest, ASEAN 2017 | Evening wRap

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Calida, election protest, ASEAN 2017 | Evening wRap

Comelec junks Lim's petition to disqualify Estrada from Manila poll

Mar 02, 2017 - 8:19 AM

The Comelec first division says Alfredo Lim's petition was filed out of time – 8 days after Joseph Estrada had been proclaimed

Comelec junks Lim's petition to disqualify Estrada from Manila poll

Supreme Court, Trillanes, Trump | Midday wRap

Feb 16, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Supreme Court, Trillanes, Trump | Midday wRap

Entertainment newsmakers of 2016

Dec 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Here are 10 showbiz events that made headlines in 2016

Entertainment newsmakers of 2016

2016 on X: From political to personal

Dec 22, 2016 - 7:55 PM

From the elections and the Marcos burial to various advocacies and campaigns, the X community saw an increase in civic participation from netizens

2016 on X: From political to personal

Facebook: Duterte among top 5 most talked about in 2016

Dec 12, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Over 10 million people went to Facebook to discuss President Rodrigo Duterte's victory and the tightly contested Philippine polls

Facebook: Duterte among top 5 most talked about in 2016

Trump and Duterte: Is a bromance possible?

Nov 10, 2016 - 5:54 PM

'Given the extreme nationalist strategy of Trump and Duterte, it’s unclear to me right now how they will regard and recognize the historical alliances of both countries'

Trump and Duterte: Is a bromance possible?

Marcos to appeal dismissal of complaint over hash code issue

Nov 03, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Lawyer Vic Rodriguez says the Manila City Prosecutor's Office 'downplayed the admissions on the unauthorized change' in the election server

Marcos to appeal dismissal of complaint over hash code issue

Can Comelec probe Marcos donation to Duterte?

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:45 PM

'The Comelec cannot act unless a formal complaint has been lodged,' Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez tells Rappler

Can Comelec probe Marcos donation to Duterte?

Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE

Oct 11, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos' donation, President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'Si Imee pa ang nagbigay. Sabi niya inutang daw niya'

Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE

Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet

Oct 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM

In the Philippines, paid trolls, fallacious reasoning, leaps in logic, poisoning the well – these are only some of the propaganda techniques that have helped shift public opinion on key issues

Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet

Who are De Lima's 2016 poll contributors?

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:30 PM

(UPDATED) None of the contributors to the senator's 2016 campaign have been mentioned by the witnesses in the congressional inquiries on the reported drug trade inside Bilibid

Who are De Lima's 2016 poll contributors?

SC: Senator Grace Poe a natural-born Filipino

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Voting 9-3, the High Court says in its decision: 'Private respondent Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares is a natural-born Filipino citizen qualified to hold office as Senator of the Republic.'

SC: Senator Grace Poe a natural-born Filipino

SC asked to decide Grace Poe’s citizenship case

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:51 PM

Rizalito David has asked the Supreme Court to reverse the Senate Electoral Tribunal's decision that favored Grace Poe. He files a motion to resolve the case 'for the best interest of all concerned as well as the nation'

SC asked to decide Grace Poe’s citizenship case

'Practical' to postpone barangay, SK elections – Alvarez

Aug 25, 2016 - 3:16 PM

President Duterte himself is in favor of it, as several lawmakers file bills and resolutions seeking to move the elections to October 2018

'Practical' to postpone barangay, SK elections – Alvarez

Comelec division junks ex-Bacolod mayor Puentevella's protest

Aug 22, 2016 - 7:30 AM

The Comelec First Division says Monico Puentevella's election protest against Mayor Evelio Leonardia is baseless and does not show the need for a manual recount

Comelec division junks ex-Bacolod mayor Puentevella's protest

2016 elections 'more credible' than 2010 polls – survey

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:32 PM

In a recent Pulse Asia survey, 63% of respondents describe the 2016 elections as 'more credible' than the 2010 polls

2016 elections 'more credible' than 2010 polls – survey

Comelec asks SC to allow 'back up' of files amid Marcos case

Aug 16, 2016 - 9:14 PM

The SC, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, directs the Comelec to send a copy of this request to Vice President Leni Robredo and Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Comelec asks SC to allow 'back up' of files amid Marcos case

Robredo vs Marcos, Duterte on terrorism, Eric Cray | 12PM wRap

Aug 16, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Watch the 12PM wRap with Chay Hofileña

Robredo vs Marcos, Duterte on terrorism, Eric Cray | 12PM wRap

Robredo camp: Marcos Jr's witnesses are fake

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's legal team says some witnesses in Bongbong Marcos' electoral protest claim their signatures were forged, or they were told to surrender their IDs for some government benefits

Robredo camp: Marcos Jr's witnesses are fake

Robredo replies: Why SC should dismiss Marcos Jr's protest

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Ferdinand Marcos Jr has raised issues other than the results of the VP race, and failed to show proof to back up his claims

Robredo replies: Why SC should dismiss Marcos Jr's protest

Pledges come in to cover Robredo's legal fees for Marcos protest

Aug 04, 2016 - 2:30 PM

(UPDATED) Individuals and groups plan to help Vice President Leni Robredo as she faces the election protest of former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr

Pledges come in to cover Robredo's legal fees for Marcos protest

Robredo fears legal fees, not Marcos' protest

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:50 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr's protest is baseless, and she has nothing to hide

Robredo fears legal fees, not Marcos' protest

SC grants Marcos petition to protect poll materials

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:12 PM

The Presidential Electoral Tribunal orders the Comelec to protect all poll materials relevant to the election protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo

SC grants Marcos petition to protect poll materials

Robredo: 'Senator Marcos knows he lost the elections'

Jul 28, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she doesn't pay much attention to the election protest but acknowledges the battle is tough because she is facing a Marcos

Robredo: 'Senator Marcos knows he lost the elections'

Macalintal on 'secret servers': Marcos just dreaming of victory

Jul 26, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The alleged servers 'have nothing to do with the results of the election for any position,' says lawyer Romulo Macalintal on the controversy over the 2016 vice presidential race

Macalintal on 'secret servers': Marcos just dreaming of victory

Google: High search interest by Filipinos for Duterte, 2016 polls

Jul 14, 2016 - 11:39 AM

Filipinos are leaning forward online more than ever, with a clear intent to search for nationally relevant information, says Google

Google: High search interest by Filipinos for Duterte, 2016 polls

'10 days not enough to answer Marcos election protest'

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Lawyer Romulo Macalintal says former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr's election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo is 'the longest' ever filed in the country

'10 days not enough to answer Marcos election protest'

Duterte's party to SC: Junk Comelec rule on campaign expense reports

Jul 07, 2016 - 1:01 PM

(UPDATED) PDP-Laban argues that the extension of the filing of campaign expenses 'is clearly an accommodation' of the Liberal Party

Duterte's party to SC: Junk Comelec rule on campaign expense reports

WATCH: The 2016 elections' funniest moments

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:55 PM

From the amusing to the absurd, the campaign season didn't lack in humorous moments

WATCH: The 2016 elections' funniest moments

Istanbul attack, Marcos’ protest, Martin Andanar | 6PM wRap

Jun 29, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Istanbul attack, Marcos’ protest, Martin Andanar | 6PM wRap

Pandesal, Chocnut on Leni Robredo's inauguration menu

Jun 29, 2016 - 5:51 PM

The Vice President-elect will have a simple 6-dish meal for her guests during her inauguration

Pandesal, Chocnut on Leni Robredo's inauguration menu

Marcos protests Robredo victory on eve of oath-taking

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) Defeated vice presidential bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr files his election protest before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

Marcos protests Robredo victory on eve of oath-taking

SC junks plea vs extended SOCE deadline

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:16 PM

The petitioners failed to submit a copy of the Comelec resolution extending the deadline for filing Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs), the SC says

SC junks plea vs extended SOCE deadline

Memo filed vs Comelec chairman's Japan trip

Jun 28, 2016 - 9:11 AM

Commissioner Christian Lim says Chairman Andres Bautista cannot sign his own travel authority to ensure 'checks and balances' in Comelec

Memo filed vs Comelec chairman's Japan trip

Weeks after polls, Comelec denies appeals vs Duterte

Jun 27, 2016 - 6:38 PM

The Comelec releases a copy of its May 31 ruling after Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista was accused of sitting on Rodrigo Duterte's case

Weeks after polls, Comelec denies appeals vs Duterte

'Failed leadership' in Comelec: A memo waiting to happen

Jun 25, 2016 - 9:31 AM

For insiders, the problem boils down to the ability of Andres Bautista, a former big boss in the corporate world, to run a collegial body where he has only one vote

'Failed leadership' in Comelec: A memo waiting to happen

Comelec Chairman Bautista denies 'failed leadership'

Jun 24, 2016 - 8:38 PM

Citing achievements such as the presidential debates, Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says, 'Ewan ko kung matatawag mo itong produkto ng failed leadership'

Comelec Chairman Bautista denies 'failed leadership'

Comelec commissioners push for dialogue with chairman Bautista

Jun 24, 2016 - 4:25 PM

They also clarify that they're not asking for Bautista's resignation

Comelec commissioners push for dialogue with chairman Bautista

Brexit, Comelec conflict, Zika vaccine | 12PM wRap

Jun 24, 2016 - 1:49 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Brexit, Comelec conflict, Zika vaccine | 12PM wRap

All Comelec commissioners hit Chairman Bautista

Jun 23, 2016 - 10:26 PM

'With a heavy heart,' Comelec commissioners criticize the 'failed leadership of the Commission on Elections'

All Comelec commissioners hit Chairman Bautista

Roxas mom Judy is son's biggest campaign donor

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Judy Araneta Roxas donated P110 million to her son's campaign, based on the SOCE filed by defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II

Roxas mom Judy is son's biggest campaign donor

Roxas files SOCE, sends truckload of documents

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:31 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II declares that he spent P487 million during the campaign

Roxas files SOCE, sends truckload of documents

PH labor, Indonesia vs China, Donald Trump | 6PM wRap

Jun 21, 2016 - 8:41 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

PH labor, Indonesia vs China, Donald Trump | 6PM wRap