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French election: what you need to know

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Nearly 47 million voters are set to go to the polls, with 11 candidates vying for president

French election: what you need to know

France on edge as presidential vote looms

Apr 23, 2017 - 4:50 AM

France goes to the polls on Sunday, April 23, in an election seen as crucial for the future of a deeply divided country and the beleaguered European Union

France on edge as presidential vote looms

Leni Robredo on new book on Jesse: 'Best birthday gift'

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:21 PM

'Nay, Ano ang Bayani? Ang Kwento ni Jesse Robredo' is a children's book that tells the story of the late Jesse Robredo

Leni Robredo on new book on Jesse: 'Best birthday gift'

In or out? EU is hot-button issue in French vote

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:23 PM

None of the 4 main candidates can afford to be neutral on the EU, whether they portray it as the source of all woes or a guarantee of peace and stability

In or out? EU is hot-button issue in French vote

Fears engulf French election after policeman shot in Paris

Apr 21, 2017 - 6:34 PM

Three of the 4 frontrunners – far-right leader Marine Le Pen, centrist Emmanuel Macron and conservative Francois Fillon – call off campaign events planned for Friday in the wake of the attack

Fears engulf French election after policeman shot in Paris

Robredo to 'do everything' to block Marcos return to power

Apr 21, 2017 - 3:40 PM

'Marami pang kautangan sa bayan na hindi pa nababayaran, at iyong kautangan na iyon, iyon din ang ginagamit para makabalik sa kapangyarihan,' says the Vice President

Robredo to 'do everything' to block Marcos return to power

Jean-Luc Melenchon: France's 'unbowed' hard left candidate

Apr 21, 2017 - 12:26 PM

For many, Jean-Luc Melenchon has emerged as the main voice on the left

Jean-Luc Melenchon: France's 'unbowed' hard left candidate

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 21, 2017

LP House majority won’t support Duterte, Robredo impeachment

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:06 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says this 'common consensus' was reached during a meeting of 15 LP House majority caucus members with their party chair, Vice President Leni Robredo

LP House majority won’t support Duterte, Robredo impeachment

Iran bans live election debates

Apr 20, 2017 - 10:49 PM

The commission also releases guidelines for the debates, telling candidates they are not allowed to 'blacken the image of the country... or the actions of the executive, administrative, legislative or judicial bodies'

Iran bans live election debates

Marcos, Arroyo, Ahok | Evening wRap

Apr 20, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Marcos, Arroyo, Ahok | Evening wRap

ANALYSIS: Jakarta governor election result is a victory for prejudice over pluralism

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The election was the most politically significant regional election in Indonesia’s history because it was a referendum on the future of Indonesia’s ethno-religious diversity and tolerance after unwanted intervention by a number of radical Islamist groups.

ANALYSIS: Jakarta governor election result is a victory for prejudice over pluralism

Palace downplays eroding trust in Duterte among poor

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Urban poor commission chief Terry Ridon says, however, that the bloody campaign against drugs has affected many of the poor as the operations are done mostly in their communities

Palace downplays eroding trust in Duterte among poor

Marcos asks SC to dismiss Robredo's counter-protest

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:26 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Lawyers of defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos stress that Vice President Leni Robredo failed to pay the fee required by the Supreme Court for the recount of ballots

Marcos asks SC to dismiss Robredo's counter-protest

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 20, 2017

LOOK: Robredo receives honorary degree from Camarines Sur university

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The conferment of the doctorate degree on the Vice President comes as President Rodrigo Duterte turns down a similar offer from the University of the Philippines

LOOK: Robredo receives honorary degree from Camarines Sur university

Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off in religiously tense polls

Apr 19, 2017 - 8:54 PM

Winning candidate Anies Baswedan, a former education minister, thanked Jakarta's voters for supporting him and hinted that he would move to heal the divisions in the capital after the bitter poll, if his victory was confirmed.

Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off in religiously tense polls

France's Le Pen hardens tone as campaign clock ticks down

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Marine Le Pen has spent years trying to broaden support for her National Front party, but she signals a return to the core concerns of many of her supporters in recent speeches

France's Le Pen hardens tone as campaign clock ticks down

Ecuador confirms Moreno victory after partial vote recount

Apr 19, 2017 - 4:54 PM

Moreno wins the April 2 second round with a 51.15% share – more than 226,000 votes ahead of his conservative rival Guillermo Lasso

Ecuador confirms Moreno victory after partial vote recount

Georgia race seen as early Trump test goes to run-off

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) A Democrat nearly claims outright victory in a closely watched congressional primary in Georgia

Georgia race seen as early Trump test goes to run-off

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:24 PM

(UPDATED) The House of Commons votes by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on June 8 – plunging Britain back into political uncertainty just weeks before the start of negotiations on leaving the European Union

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

EU says Brexit plans unchanged by British election call

Apr 19, 2017 - 9:15 AM

Tusk spokesperson: 'We expect to have the Brexit guidelines adopted by the European Council on 29 April and, following that, the Brexit negotiating directives ready on 22 May'

EU says Brexit plans unchanged by British election call

France arrests two over attack plot days before vote

Apr 18, 2017 - 10:30 PM

(UPDATED) The foiled plot sparked fears that the closing days of the campaign could be a target for extremists ahead of Sunday's (April 23) vote, the country's most unpredictable election in decades

France arrests two over attack plot days before vote

Robredo to pay protest fee only after recount of Marcos ballots – lawyer

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:37 PM

'We will only pay after Mr Marcos [has] already finished the revision and the recount of the ballot,' says the Vice President's lawyer Romulo Macalintal

Robredo to pay protest fee only after recount of Marcos ballots – lawyer

May calls for June 8 election before Brexit talks

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:13 PM

(4th UPDATE) Theresa May's dramatic announcement comes after months of tumult in British politics following the Brexit vote

May calls for June 8 election before Brexit talks

Military briefs Robredo on security challenges confronting PH

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assures the Vice President the defense establishment and the military are loyal to the Constitution and duly constituted authorities

Military briefs Robredo on security challenges confronting PH

With Georgia congressional race, litmus test looms for Trump

Apr 18, 2017 - 9:13 AM

Democrat Jon Ossoff aims to strike the first blow in what is shaping up to be a bitter, 18-month battle for control of the US Congress in the 2018 elections that come halfway through Trump's presidential term

With Georgia congressional race, litmus test looms for Trump

Erdogan slams criticism of disputed Turkey poll

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Showing no sign of pulling his punches, Erdogan says Turkey could hold further referendums on its EU bid and re-introducing the death penalty

Erdogan slams criticism of disputed Turkey poll

Frontrunners Le Pen, Macron hold rival Paris rallies

Apr 17, 2017 - 8:12 PM

The unpredictable race narrows dramatically, with surveys suggesting 4 candidates are in contention to win one of the top two spots in the April 23 vote and progress to the run-off election a fortnight later

Frontrunners Le Pen, Macron hold rival Paris rallies

LOOK: Marcos' donors for the P36-million recount fee

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:50 PM

'We have done this because it is our heartfelt wish that the election protest be resolved with dispatch,' the donors are quoted as saying

LOOK: Marcos' donors for the P36-million recount fee

Duterte, Marcos, Order of Lapu-Lapu | Evening wRap

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Zak Yuson

Duterte, Marcos, Order of Lapu-Lapu | Evening wRap

Logistics boosts 2GO's net income in 2016

Apr 17, 2017 - 6:20 PM

The management of 2GO attributes the strong performance to 'sustained topline growth coupled with improved cost efficiencies'

Logistics boosts 2GO's net income in 2016

Marcos pays P36M for first installment of recount fee

Apr 17, 2017 - 4:50 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The defeated vice presidential candidate says friends and supporters pulled in resources to raise the P36 million

Marcos pays P36M for first installment of recount fee

Marcos must pay P185M for all poll precincts, says Robredo lawyer

Apr 17, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo also says former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr should be the first to pay the recount fee

Marcos must pay P185M for all poll precincts, says Robredo lawyer

Erdogan wins Turkey referendum as opposition cries foul

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:12 AM

The sweeping constitutional changes approved in the vote create a presidential system that will grant Erdogan more power than any leader in modern Turkish history

Erdogan wins Turkey referendum as opposition cries foul

French presidential hopefuls battle for votes with a week to go

Apr 17, 2017 - 12:25 AM

The French go to the polls on April 23 to choose two candidates from a field of 11 who will go head-to-head in a run-off

French presidential hopefuls battle for votes with a week to go

Tense Turkey votes in crunch referendum on Erdogan powers

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Turks are voting in a referendum on sweeping changes to the president's role which, if agreed, would grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan more power than any leader of Turkey since its founding

Tense Turkey votes in crunch referendum on Erdogan powers

Rouhani, hardline rival register for bruising Iran election

Apr 14, 2017 - 8:42 PM

(UPDATED) President Rouhani faces a tougher than expected battle for a second term on May 19, as criticism mounts over the continued stagnation of the economy

Rouhani, hardline rival register for bruising Iran election

VIRAL: UST student council bets draw flak for views on martial law

Apr 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

One candidate says martial law shouldn't be feared, while another says research should be done first on what it's all about

VIRAL: UST student council bets draw flak for views on martial law

Turkey set for watershed poll on expanding Erdogan powers

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:17 PM

The referendum will shape its political system for the next generation and determine the key NATO member's future relationship with the West

Turkey set for watershed poll on expanding Erdogan powers

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 12, 2017

Apr 12, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 12, 2017

SC orders P81-M payment for Marcos protest vs Robredo

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:40 AM

(UPDATED) Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr will have to pay P66.02 million, while Vice President Leni Robredo will have to settle P15.43 million

SC orders P81-M payment for Marcos protest vs Robredo

Robredo should avoid message of 'discord, dissonance' – analyst

Apr 11, 2017 - 5:39 PM

After another decline in the Vice President's net satisfaction rating, 'she's becoming less and less relevant unless she changes the narrative,' says political science professor Ranjit Rye

Robredo should avoid message of 'discord, dissonance' – analyst

Robredo's net satisfaction rating slides – SWS survey

Apr 11, 2017 - 10:38 AM

(UPDATED) The SWS poll is held at the height of attacks against Vice President Leni Robredo for her video message criticizing the Duterte administration's drug war, played on the sidelines of a UN meeting

Robredo's net satisfaction rating slides – SWS survey

2017 Pulitzer Prizes awarded for work on U.S. election, PH war on drugs

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:23 AM

The 101th edition of the awards comes with the US news media under assault from the White House

2017 Pulitzer Prizes awarded for work on U.S. election, PH war on drugs

DoubleDragon more than doubles income in 2016

Apr 10, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The property firm will raise P9.7 billion this year through retail bond issue – the last fund-raising needed to complete its one million square meters of leasable space by 2020

DoubleDragon more than doubles income in 2016

Far-left Melenchon's surge shakes up French presidential race

Apr 10, 2017 - 7:41 AM

After strong performances in two televised debates, several new surveys this weekend show him climbing to third position, with 18-19% of voters saying they would vote for him

Far-left Melenchon's surge shakes up French presidential race

Prosecutor dismisses PAWS' dog slaughter complaint vs 'Oro'

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:50 PM

PAWS says that their complaint on the violation of section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act has been dismissed

Prosecutor dismisses PAWS' dog slaughter complaint vs 'Oro'

Misogyny 'played role' in election loss – Clinton

Apr 07, 2017 - 8:20 AM

(UPDATED) The 69-year-old says she has no plans to run for office again

Misogyny 'played role' in election loss – Clinton

ALYANSA, KAISA to lead next year’s UP student council

Apr 06, 2017 - 11:33 PM

This turnout for the 2017 campus elections in UP Diliman is slightly higher than in 2016, according to the University Student Electoral Board – 11,951 out of 24,036 eligible voters participated

ALYANSA, KAISA to lead next year’s UP student council