Instead of saying the Philippine government will respect Trump’s recent order, Malacañang should speak out publicly against it, in order to blunt the momentum of an exclusionary regime that will eventually affect its citizens
A strong opposition based on the defense of universal human rights is the best way to ensure the future of Philippine democracy
I am not only running against a system. I am running for an alternative system, for a system where people can live honestly, decently, and with dignity. A life of dignity for all Filipinos: This is what this campaign has been all about.
What can the presidential candidates do for higher education, especially in the context of the ASEAN integration and the full implementation of the K to 12?
Senatorial candidate Walden Bello has the same suggestion to voters as presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago: 'Let’s punish him in the polls on May 9'
(UPDATED) Six senatorial aspirants present themselves to voters at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate at UP-Diliman
The exchange on health issues during Rappler's 2nd senatorial debate on Friday, April 15, resonates with netizens who lament the current state of health care
At Rappler's 2nd senatorial debate, 5 candidates pitch for their standard-bearers. An independent, Walden Bello, says who he thinks won't win.
Netizens' 2nd top pick is economist and former Akbayan representative Walden Bello
In the 3rd round, the 6 senatorial bets are asked questions by netizens and the audience in the UP School of Economics Auditorium
At the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate, 6 senatorial candidates explain how to reconcile adjusting tax rates with ensuring the delivery of quality social services
At the Rappler senatorial debate on Friday, April 15, candidates propose solutions such as accelerating the phaseout of old vehicles, and regulating the number of new cars crowding limited road space
Senatorial candidate Dionisio Santiago, for his part, says everyone wants peace but the BBL has ‘unconstitutional’ provisions
In Rappler’s ‘The Leader I Want’ debate, senatorial candidate Walden Bello says EDCA merely makes the Philippines a ‘military base’ of the US
Rappler #PHVote's 'The Leader I Want' series looks at Walden Bello's stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address
3 Fridays, 3 schools, 18 candidates to be scrutinized. Rappler goes to the University of the Philippines-Diliman on April 15 for the 2nd of the 3-part senatorial debates.
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista explains that there is no 'justiciable controversy' in Pacquiao's case because the fight has not happened
A Pulse Asia poll shows 8 out of 10 Filipinos believe candidates should include family planning in their program of action, while 9 out of 10 want the government to allocate funding for family planning services
Seven senatorial candidates court the support of 7 marginalized sectors, promising to pursue their priority agenda
A vote for progressives is a vote against conservative, elitist politics. That can never be a 'wasted' vote.
The Purple Ribbon for RH Movement deems Senator Tito Sotto and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao as 'unworthy of the people's vote'
'This is not a political activity,' the camp of boxer Manny Pacquiao also tells the Comelec as he defends his upcoming match with Timothy Bradley Jr
The opposition United Nationalist Alliance also says it does not expect to get 'undue advantage' from its senatorial bet's match with Timothy Bradley Jr
Poll commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Manny Pacquiao should postpone his boxing match because it 'is not a title bout' in the first place
The poll body revisits its 2007 decision, including a commissioner's argument that a total ban on the telecast is not possible because Pacquiao 'is of national interest'
Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña
(UPDATED) A rival senatorial candidate says the boxing champ's match with Timothy Bradley in April will give him free publicity way beyond what's allowed by election laws
(3rd UPDATE) An official of the Department of Finance, however, refutes the civic group's claims, saying that debt indicators are 'at the best they have ever been since 1986'
Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña
Former representative Walden Bello says his fellow senatorial candidate faces disqualification from the Senate race if he does not move his April 9 bout until after the elections
'People who support Mayor Rodrigo Duterte do so because of a perceived collapse of law and order and the administration of justice'
I have real ideological differences with Prof. Walden Bello about what the term 'progressive' means and how progressives accomplish objectives
The Senate race gets more crowded and interesting with lots of familiar faces, new names, and returning bets locking in their candidacies
Former Akbayan Representative Walden Bello is running for senator 'because people demand a representative who'll go to hell for them, who won't bullshit them like most politicians'
Will the current leadership continue to tread softly around the powerful set of interests that has dominated society for 30 years or will it muster the courage to break with the political economy of export-oriented rapid growth?
On the 43rd anniversary of the declaration of martial law, I share 3 tales that illustrate why breaking the law is sometimes the only way to live up to the demands of a higher law
Akbayan can comfort itself with the fact that it is not the first leftist group to face this dilemma over which to prioritize. Localist demands led to the unraveling of their communist rivals in the 1980s.
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President Aquino led an emergency meeting convened Sunday night to discuss government response to the situation with the INC
This is a response to the open letter of Patricio Abinales and Lisandro Claudio to Mujiv Hataman, Risa Hontiveros and Walden Bello, warning them against running for national posititons
Do not let your talents go to waste by losing. Run locally, win, and set the example we sorely need.
The Department of Justice special panel also recommends a further investigation of the possible liabilities of labor officials over the largest industrial accident in the country
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz turns over to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima a briefer on violations of labor laws, detailing possible evidence to support criminal action against Kentex Manufacturing and its subcontractor
Workers are not provided with personal protective equipment including earplugs for noise pollution, face masks for airborne contaminants, and welding goggles
A total of 52 – 8 casualties' kin and 44 survivors – name 9 Kentex owners as respondents in their criminal complaint
The settlement of the civil aspect of the case aside, the workers say they will still file a criminal complaint against the footwear manufacturer
Spoiled offspring of the ruling class like the Aquinos and Abads will come and go, but Akbayan is a precious child forged in the historic struggles of the Philippine Left and heir to its finest traditions. Will it find the courage to follow the harsh dictates of its progressive conscience?
The amount is higher than the initial estimate of P7.8 million
Workers go to the Ombudsman, wary that the Aquino government is sparing Cabinet members and eyeing only Valenzuela local officials for possible charges
The 6-member panel will review official reports and gather evidence to determine criminal and administrative charges over the deadly blaze