The camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr asks the justice department to review the complaint against the Comelec and Smartmatic officials
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who is currently enjoying an insurmountable lead in the elections, is set to be the oldest Philippine president
The country's next leader will have a lot of work to do to address the government's spotty human rights track record
Analysts say Rodrigo Duterte's profanity-laced campaign resonates in a chaotic, high-crime society with limited opportunities for a vast underclass working for a tiny elite
Conducted before the most recent controversy hitting Duterte, Rappler's SMS poll shows the Davao City mayor as the preferred presidential candidate for the 4th month in a row
Here’s a challenge to overseas absentee voters: participate in the 2016 polls and challenge the rest of the OAV community to take the #OFWVote challenge!
Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump seem to capitalize on the deep frustrations of Filipinos and Americans with the failings of their respective countries’ democratic systems
'I'd tell him he's a thief,' a mother of 8 tells presidential bet Mar Roxas, referring to his rival Vice President Jejomar Binay
The administration candidate campaigns in General Santos City
Strip her of the story, take away the violins, and all that will be left is a woman who once abandoned the same country she is asking to lead.
Five months since he told Rappler his Cabinet will likely be composed of fresh faces, Roxas says it would be 'unfair' to name prospective Cabinet appointees at this point
Administration candidate Mar Roxas, an investment banker before entering politics, outlines his economic plans to sustain the Philippines' economic growth before the country's top business leaders and executives
The Supreme Court declares Senator Grace Poe qualified to run for president in the 2016 elections, but not a few justices disagree with this decision
The landmark ruling comes two months before the May 9 polls
(UPDATED) Could it be because of his political ads, which he aired very early? Gatchalian says it's a 'combination of many things'
What are the 20 promises that the presidential bet vowed to deliver if she becomes the next president?
Aside from the disqualification issue, Poe has to work on her messaging, ratings, and campaign organization as she campaigns to be the next president
'I was wearing [the] yellow Liberal Party shirt with LP logo, my official party colors,' explains Recto, shared candidate of the LP and the Poe-Escudero tandem
'Kahit na sino pa nasa kulungan na may tunay na kahinaan o sakit, kailangan bigyan ng konsiderasyon,' says the senator
The presidential aspirant tears up while responding to questions about her bid for the highest office in the land at a media forum
Nationalist People's Coalition, the second largest political party, meets with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as it prepares to announce its favored presidential candidate
Will Grace Poe be eligible to run for president? The decision rests not on merits alone but on the justices’ personal interests, external pressures and dynamics of elections.
Unlike other communities hit by disasters, those whose houses burned down on New Year's Day get 'overflowing' help – they know, candidates want their votes
They are among the more than 700 police commanders reassigned in time for the May 2016 elections
Exempting the poorest from tax, creating a Mindanao railway system, and doubling the salaries of teachers are part of the tandem's platform
Some 740 unit commanders of the Philippine National Police have been reassigned to avoid impressions of partiality or bias toward politicians or groups in their areas
Watch the new political ad of former justice secretary and senatorial candidate Leila de Lima. What do you think?
Despite the President's and the ruling party's support, Mar Roxas' latest survey numbers have not been impressive
The challenge is to harness hope into action, to push for honest and effective governance and to make wise choices in the May elections
What could have caused Mar Roxas' numbers to freeze?
The Comelec confirms an earlier report that majority of the commissioners voted against Grace Poe in the 2 disqualification cases lodged against her
Surveys released before Christmas show erratic changes in the ranking of the leading presidential candidates
Administration candidate Leni Robredo enjoys the biggest gain in the new VP survey
Spoiler alert: the Duterte-Roxas exchange is not the last of the campaign idiocies
We should also guard against the dangers of 'trash-talking' politics
Despite the noise, the 2016 elections pre-campaign season in the Philippines is actually showing signs of emergent intellectual discourse
The LP's vice presidential bet responds to yet another question about presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte
'We are of course very pleased that the SC saw it our way,' Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says
Even before Rodrigo Duterte made an issue out of Mar Roxas' allegedly non-existent degree, Rappler made a check with the University of Pennsylvania, which the Wharton School is part of
Caught in a fierce battle with ex-allies for control of San Juan, the Estrada family weighs its options for 2016
'To his followers, he's the only one with a backbone, the only who will stand up for his principles and what he wants for the nation regardless of who he angers and disappoints. Or kills.'
This particular SWS survey clearly sets the bias in favor of presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte. Here is why.
The lawyer who partly won against Grace Poe fights her case amid suspicion she’s a paid partisan
Grace, tuloy man o hindi ang iyong kandidatura, ibalik mo na ang kwento sa taumbayan. Sabi nga, 'It's not about you.'
We do not even need to be a signatory to a hundred international conventions to consider the peculiar circumstances of foundlings for purposes of determining their citizenship. We only need to be human.
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Among the people supporting the presidential polls front runner in her campaign are her high school friends from Assumption College