Ten days before the snap polls on June 8, the two rivals separately faced wide-ranging questions from members of the public before interrogations by veteran bulldog broadcaster Jeremy Paxman
(UPDATED) The report, if confirmed, would raise new questions about the Trump team's relationship with the Russians, who US intelligence agencies say tried to sway the November election in Trump's favor
Analysts say Prime Minister Theresa May could benefit at the UK polls from the shift in focus ahead of the general election on June 8
Presidential Security Group commander Lope Dagoy was unable to attend his confirmation hearing, as he was with President Rodrigo Duterte in Russia
Solicitor General Jose Calida says the consolidation of legal functions under his office would 'result in a leaner, cleaner government bureaucracy'
Fernando Alejo, 52, was the officer-in-charge in a Community Environment and Natural Resources Office sub-station in Narra town
Almost 4,000 new lawyers told to 'arm yourselves well with idealism tempered by wisdom; passion strengthened by persistence; knowledge of the law honed by dedicated hard work'
Says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: 'We need lawyers who will not back down from serving the rule of law even at great personal cost. We need lawyers who will not bend to pressures to set the law aside in favor of expediency.'
Switzerland will increase reliance on hydraulic power as well as renewables like solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass
He faces a stark challenge from US President Donald Trump, who is currently visiting Iran's bitter regional rival Saudi Arabia, and has threatened to tear up the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions
President Hassan Rouhani says his victory shows Iranians' belief in the reinforcement of democracy as the way to ensure security
(UPDATED) Hassan Rouhani frames the election as a choice between greater civil liberties and 'extremism'
Meanwhile, a House bill seeks early voting for PWDs and senior citizens within a week before election day
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Political analyst Ramon Casiple says Bongbong Marcos would have to decide whether he'll run for senator in 2019 or continue with his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo
(UPDATED) President Hassan Rouhani faces stiff competition from hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi who has positioned himself as a defender of the poor and called for a much tougher line with the West
The Comelec and CHR chiefs' net worth, as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC, all increase in 2016
Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay says Republic Act 9417 or the OSG Law guides the allowances of lawyers at the Office of the Solicitor General
Compared to 2015, Manny Pacquiao, however, registers a lower net worth in his latest Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)
(3rd UPDATE) US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein taps former FBI director Robert Mueller to take over the probe of 'Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election'
(UPDATED) The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30,000 signatures to back the petition
Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella will have the title of 'secretary' and will no longer report to PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar. He will also have a deputy spokesperson.
The Vice President's net worth as of December 31, 2016, was at P8,878,111, from P11,053,138 on June 30, 2016, according to her latest SALN
Rouhani is seeking a second four-year term next Friday. He says Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers had ended many sanctions and brought a windfall from renewed oil sales over the past year that could now be invested
What are the roles and functions of the government agency that dancer-turned-blogger Mocha Uson will soon be a part of?
Top cop Director General Ronald dela Rosa says he wants to just 'relax' after he retires next year but he also can't turn down President Rodrigo Duterte if he wants him to serve the government in another capacity
The Palace communications team amends a photo caption that identifies Honeylet Avanceña as Duterte's First Lady, and uses the term 'longtime partner' instead
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Trump has repeatedly denounced as 'fake news' the accusations that members of his circle coordinated or colluded with Russian officials
'There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date,' says the FBI's acting director
(2ND UPDATE) The new PCOO assistant secretary responds to criticism from Bb Pilipinas International 2017
13.1 million voters will cast ballots in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), a sprawling industrial area with a big migrant population which has been a Social Democratic Party (SPD) stronghold for 17 years
The sexy star turned political blogger has been appointed assistant secretary of the government's communication arm
The Senate Intelligence Committee says it made the formal demand after Flynn rejected its request two weeks ago for information on his contacts with Russian officials and businessmen
President Rodrigo Duterte says it's his turn to believe in Mocha Uson, the new PCOO assistant secretary for social media, who supported his presidential bid
(UPDATED) The newly appointed assistant secretary for social media will get a monthly gross salary of at least P106,454, plus allowances and bonuses
The celebrity blogger trends on Twitter as Filipinos, both the outraged and the pleased, weigh in on her appointment as PCOO assistant secretary
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
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(UPDATED) Moon Jae-In promises unity after final results from the National Election Commission (NEC) showed he took 41.1% of the vote – some 13.4 million ballots.
(UPDATED) The surprise dismissal of Comey, who played a controversial role in the 2016 presidential election, comes as he was leading a probe into whether Trump's aides colluded with Moscow to sway the vote
A year ago on May 9, Rodrigo Duterte gave Rappler his first one-on-one interview after partial vote transmissions showed he was leading the presidential race
Once a rival of President Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe is now part of the Senate majority bloc, generally supportive of his administration
(UPDATED) Moon, of the Democratic Party, has 41.4% support, according to the joint survey by 3 television stations
'I think the result of the French elections really show that it's good news to open trade and globalization, and it reduces the uncertainties of the eurozone,' says Changyong Rhee, director of the International Monetary Fund's Asia and Pacific Department
(UPDATED) The celebrity blogger and known Duterte supporter is given a post at the Presidential Communications Operations Office
It's been a year since the 2016 elections. Revisit Rappler's #PHvote microsite – it doesn't disappoint with the wealth of stories from that whirlwind of a day.
Here are the key moments in the legal battle between Vice President Leni Robredo and her rival in the May 2016 polls, former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr