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Lawyer threatens more revelations vs Comelec chief

Aug 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

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

Lawyer threatens more revelations vs Comelec chief

Robredo to LP: 'We were made for times such as this'

Aug 11, 2017 - 11:55 AM

'Hindi naman tayo natalo kasi iyong laban natin, talagang laban na taas-noo nating ginawa,' Vice President Leni Robredo also tells her party mates

Robredo to LP: 'We were made for times such as this'

[Newspoint] The other Marcos phenomenon

Jul 15, 2017 - 8:56 AM

Why do Marvin Marcos and others in his infamous league get easy deals from the Duterte regime?

[Newspoint] The other Marcos phenomenon

Towards the abyss

Jun 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Duterte may yet preside over the collapse of the democratic republic and, along with it, the dismemberment of the Philippine nation-state

Towards the abyss

How I became a 'Yellowtard'

May 16, 2017 - 12:48 PM

I am a yellowtard because I would rather take clumsy liberal-democrats over a maniacal murderer in Malacañang

How I became a 'Yellowtard'

Dela Rosa on Senate bid: 'Don't take it seriously'

May 12, 2017 - 5:55 PM

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

Dela Rosa on Senate bid: 'Don't take it seriously'

[Newspoint] Our own Gang of Four and a Half

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:30 PM

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

[Newspoint] Our own Gang of Four and a Half

TIMELINE: How the Marcoses made their political comeback

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:13 PM

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

TIMELINE: How the Marcoses made their political comeback

Inside Martin Andanar's man cave

Jan 26, 2017 - 5:36 PM

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

Inside Martin Andanar's man cave

PH needs strong institutions to overcome 'trust deficit'

Jan 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Ateneo School of Government dean Ronald Mendoza says people need to trust in their leaders and institutions for reforms to take root

PH needs strong institutions to overcome 'trust deficit'

The Liberal Party and realpolitik in the House

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:44 AM

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.

The Liberal Party and realpolitik in the House

Duterte teases Joey Salceda: Now, you are out of grace

Dec 09, 2016 - 11:12 AM

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

Duterte teases Joey Salceda: Now, you are out of grace

'Creative imagination' under Duterte, or interpreting what he says

Dec 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM

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

'Creative imagination' under Duterte, or interpreting what he says

Of marriage, morality and misogyny

Nov 28, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Why a double standard exists in Philippine politics and society

Of marriage, morality and misogyny

Under decentralization: More Ampatuans than Robredos?

Nov 26, 2016 - 12:22 PM

If decentralization (or broader, federalism) is to work, leadership selection must first be made more inclusive and competitive

Under decentralization: More Ampatuans than Robredos?

IN PHOTOS: PDP-Laban celebrates victory as ruling party

Nov 17, 2016 - 11:59 AM

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

IN PHOTOS: PDP-Laban celebrates victory as ruling party

Part 2: Hillary and Donald: American politics into the abyss?

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

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.

Part 2: Hillary and Donald: American politics into the abyss?

Pangilinan is new Liberal Party acting president

Nov 06, 2016 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Francis Pangilinan says the party 'will not get in the way' of the Duterte administration's plans to improve the country

Pangilinan is new Liberal Party acting president

LP stalwart Cagayan gov to join Duterte party

Oct 06, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba is leaving the Liberal Party and switching to President Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban

LP stalwart Cagayan gov to join Duterte party

The tragedy of Martial Law

Sep 21, 2016 - 1:51 PM

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

The tragedy of Martial Law

'Murder is murder'

Sep 06, 2016 - 8:14 PM

We need to publicly speak against government action founded on false ideas. We are complicit when we are not critical.

'Murder is murder'

Over 300 Cebu politicians join PDP-Laban

Aug 29, 2016 - 7:30 AM

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

Over 300 Cebu politicians join PDP-Laban

Duterte Fil-Am supporters see change for better

Jul 25, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Duterte will guide the Philippines to a new era, say his supporters in the United States.

Duterte Fil-Am supporters see change for better

Duterte scheduled to meet Robredo on July 4

Jul 04, 2016 - 11:49 AM

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

Duterte scheduled to meet Robredo on July 4

Duterte youth supporters will also be his 'critics'

Jul 01, 2016 - 3:27 PM

The group Duterte Youth for Change says they are both watchdogs and supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte youth supporters will also be his 'critics'

‘Hopeful’ leftist groups stage rally in support of Duterte

Jun 30, 2016 - 5:13 PM

(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'

‘Hopeful’ leftist groups stage rally in support of Duterte

Senator-elect Hontiveros takes oath at Cebu Capitol

Jun 19, 2016 - 4:02 PM

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'

Senator-elect Hontiveros takes oath at Cebu Capitol

The transformation of Rody Duterte

May 30, 2016 - 2:05 PM

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.

The transformation of Rody Duterte

Blood is thicker than water: Political clans retain hold on Iloilo

May 28, 2016 - 10:30 AM

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

Blood is thicker than water: Political clans retain hold on Iloilo

Aquino: I understand LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

May 26, 2016 - 10:29 PM

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

Aquino: I understand LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

Quiboloy predicts landslide win for Duterte

Apr 26, 2016 - 4:00 PM

'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

Quiboloy predicts landslide win for Duterte

Connecting the candidates: What links presidential, VP bets?

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The roster of presidential and vice presidential bets for the 2016 elections shows how intertwined the lives of these candidates have been

Connecting the candidates: What links presidential, VP bets?

Flirting with a strong man named Rodrigo Duterte

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:00 PM

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.

Flirting with a strong man named Rodrigo Duterte

Senatorial bets' inexperience not a problem – FEU-IT community

Apr 23, 2016 - 4:49 PM

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

Senatorial bets' inexperience not a problem – FEU-IT community

Poe seeks Osmeña's help, Grace-Chiz deny rift

Apr 22, 2016 - 1:21 PM

'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

Poe seeks Osmeña's help, Grace-Chiz deny rift

Comelec urges public to report vote-buying

Apr 03, 2016 - 5:00 PM

'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

Comelec urges public to report vote-buying

Part 2: Toothless laws, elections, campaign donors

Mar 24, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Is the Comelec doing enough to stop corporations from making campaign donations?

Part 2: Toothless laws, elections, campaign donors

Part 1: Poe, other bets, used corporate donors for campaigns

Mar 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Philippine laws prohibit corporations from making campaign donations. However, the practice continues, with both corporation and candidate having little or no fear of consequences.

Part 1: Poe, other bets, used corporate donors for campaigns

Who chooses dynastic candidates in PH senatorial polls?

Mar 12, 2016 - 5:15 PM

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

Who chooses dynastic candidates in PH senatorial polls?

#PHVote: Less than 20% of 2016 candidates are women

Mar 08, 2016 - 1:22 PM

In the upcoming 2016 national and local elections, only 8,873 candidates are women

#PHVote: Less than 20% of 2016 candidates are women

The myth of 'kapwa'

Mar 05, 2016 - 1:38 PM

'If kapwa is so central to the Filipino experience, then why do we see so little of it in our everyday lives?'

The myth of 'kapwa'

IN NUMBERS: Women in PH politics

Mar 01, 2016 - 8:04 PM

In the past 6 elections – from 1998 to 2013 – more men have participated and won than women

IN NUMBERS: Women in PH politics

Who funds your senator's campaigns?

Feb 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Let's look back at how some of the 2016 senatorial bets funded their campaigns in previous elections

Who funds your senator's campaigns?

#PHVote throwback: LP spent the most in past campaign

Feb 03, 2016 - 10:28 AM

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?

#PHVote throwback: LP spent the most in past campaign

Aquino says BBL bid to continue after his term

Jan 31, 2016 - 3:06 PM

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

Aquino says BBL bid to continue after his term

Duterte plans to visit Pope in Rome?

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:00 PM

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.

Duterte plans to visit Pope in Rome?

Duterte denounces extrajudicial killing: No honor in it

Jan 12, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Rodrigo Duterte clarifies he will only order the killing of a criminal 'if they put up a violent resistance'

Duterte denounces extrajudicial killing: No honor in it

Alan Cayetano to Poe: Inhibit from Mamasapano probe

Jan 10, 2016 - 11:56 AM

Cayetano, a vice-presidential candidate, says he will inhibit himself from the reopening of the probe

Alan Cayetano to Poe: Inhibit from Mamasapano probe

Rodrigo Duterte in Cebu: It’s time for a new Visayan hero

Jan 09, 2016 - 8:30 AM

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

Rodrigo Duterte in Cebu: It’s time for a new Visayan hero

Duterte, Cayetano to give P75,000-P100,000 salary to policemen

Jan 04, 2016 - 9:33 PM

The sum is 5 times the current monthly wage of the lowest-ranking police officer and more than what the PNP chief earns

Duterte, Cayetano to give P75,000-P100,000 salary to policemen