Patricia Bautista sought an audience with President Rodrigo Duterte because her husband's actions supposedly involved matters of national security, says her lawyer, Martin Loon
'Hindi naman tayo natalo kasi iyong laban natin, talagang laban na taas-noo nating ginawa,' Vice President Leni Robredo also tells her party mates
Why do Marvin Marcos and others in his infamous league get easy deals from the Duterte regime?
Duterte may yet preside over the collapse of the democratic republic and, along with it, the dismemberment of the Philippine nation-state
I am a yellowtard because I would rather take clumsy liberal-democrats over a maniacal murderer in Malacañang
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
Duterte, Estrada, Arroyo, Marcos – they are our own Gang of Four, who, in the 60s and 70s, in its original Communist Chinese incarnation was the ruthless power behind Mao Zedong
After being forced into exile following the 1986 EDSA Revolution, the Marcoses slowly return to politics, with members of the late dictator's family now holding government positions
An apologist of the President and a public official who gets paid by taxpayers’ money, Andanar is embarking on a dangerous path of propaganda and media control
Ateneo School of Government dean Ronald Mendoza says people need to trust in their leaders and institutions for reforms to take root
Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo explains what it's like being member of the Liberal Party under a Duterte-controlled House of Representatives. After elections, from close to a hundred, members were reduced to 32.
Duterte puts Salceda on the spot during his visit to Albay: 'Dapat si Joey andoon sa Malacañang eh. Now, you are out of grace,' in apparent reference to Salceda's support for the presidential bid of Grace Poe in the last elections
Rappler takes a look back at some of President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial statements, and how his Cabinet officials tried to make sense of them
If decentralization (or broader, federalism) is to work, leadership selection must first be made more inclusive and competitive
Senate President Aqulino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president, says party efforts to lead the country's shift to federalism will be in full swing by 2017
The positions have reversed: this time it is the Filipino trapo of the former colony who is showing his American counterpart how to win and retain power.
(UPDATED) Senator Francis Pangilinan says the party 'will not get in the way' of the Duterte administration's plans to improve the country
Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba is leaving the Liberal Party and switching to President Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban
Martial Law was a bold and grandiose plan to steer the Philippines into a developed country in the mold of the East Asian economic tigers
We need to publicly speak against government action founded on false ideas. We are complicit when we are not critical.
Majority of ex-Cebu City mayor Mike Rama's local allies join PDP-Laban, but Rama, who was on President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list, does not switch parties
Duterte will guide the Philippines to a new era, say his supporters in the United States.
Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go confirms the country's top two leaders will meet at 3:30 pm on Monday, July 4
The group Duterte Youth for Change says they are both watchdogs and supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte
(Updated) At least 2,000 rallyists from various militant and sectoral groups march to Mendiola – hoping that the Duterte presidency will address the concerns of the masses and other key issues that the Aquino administration 'neglected'
Senator-elect Ana Theresia 'Risa' Hontiveros takes her oath as senator in Cebu as a way to 'thank Cebuanos who stood by her side since 2010'
The Davao City mayor is weeks away from taking his oath as president. During the remaining days of his freedom, he opens up about his worries and fears.
Familiar names like Garin, Tupas, Defensor, Biron, and Gorriceta have retained their solid hold on the province’s 5 districts after the recently concluded May 9 elections
President Benigno Aquino III recalls that the Liberal Party was once a small party, until he became president and politicians decided to switch to their side
'You cannot fight the devil if you are a saint. You can only fight the devil if you are more of a devil than the devil himself,' the congregation leader says of his old friend Rodrigo Duterte
The roster of presidential and vice presidential bets for the 2016 elections shows how intertwined the lives of these candidates have been
People cry out for strong leadership, leadership that's willing to kill. We’ve slept with that kind of leader, and got raped as a nation. Now we’re flirting again with another strong man.
Students from the Far Eastern University Institute of Technology see potential in the relative unknowns from Rappler's senatorial debate, and hope they would steer away from traditional politics
'When a friend asks for some tips, I tend to help' says Senator Serge Osmeña, when asked why he decided to help Grace Poe again
'Vote-buying is a problem that will stay with us until such time that people are enlightened about it and how it’s ridiculous,' says Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez
Is the Comelec doing enough to stop corporations from making campaign donations?
Philippine laws prohibit corporations from making campaign donations. However, the practice continues, with both corporation and candidate having little or no fear of consequences.
While much has been written about the prevalence of dynasties in Philippine politics and about the reservation that political dynasties are unhealthy for a democratic society, not much has been written about the profile of their voters
In the upcoming 2016 national and local elections, only 8,873 candidates are women
'If kapwa is so central to the Filipino experience, then why do we see so little of it in our everyday lives?'
In the past 6 elections – from 1998 to 2013 – more men have participated and won than women
Let's look back at how some of the 2016 senatorial bets funded their campaigns in previous elections
We review the past campaign spending of political parties with presidential bets in 2016. Will parties once again spend millions, hoping for a return on investment?
President Benigno Aquino III's orders come after congressional leaders said they are unlikely to pass the bill before Aquino's term ends in June
If given the chance, he hopes to personally apologize to Pope Francis for cursing him. He might also visit communist leader Joma Sison in the Netherlands.
Rodrigo Duterte clarifies he will only order the killing of a criminal 'if they put up a violent resistance'
Cayetano, a vice-presidential candidate, says he will inhibit himself from the reopening of the probe
In his first political sortie in the Visayan hub after he declared he was running for president, Duterte taps into regional pride and his own Cebuano roots
The sum is 5 times the current monthly wage of the lowest-ranking police officer and more than what the PNP chief earns