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Potential storm spotted east of GenSan

Jul 26, 2013 - 7:06 PM

PAGASA expects the LPA to bring rain to parts of Mindanao

Sectoral? Party list votes come from reg'l bailiwicks

Jun 14, 2013 - 7:27 PM

The past two elections show that a number of party list groups rely not on sectoral allies but on votes from geographic bailiwicks of nominees

Risa Hontiveros: A Rappler Profile

Jun 11, 2013 - 11:53 AM

Rappler reporter Patricia Evangelista talks to Risa Hontiveros about family privacy and why she lost in the 2013 polls

RISA HONTIVEROS. Photo by Rappler/Adrian Portugal

JV wins, but scores low, in Estrada areas

Jun 03, 2013 - 9:10 AM

The other Erap son wins in the same 25 provinces and 5 cities that delivered for his father and half brother in 2010 but didn’t have as big a vote share as the two Estradas did

NCR: All re-elected and returning mayors

May 30, 2013 - 8:58 PM

In the 17 local governments in Metro Manila 11 mayors have been re elected while 6 will be governed by former mayors or relatives of outgoing chief executives

Were the 2013 polls PWD-friendly?

May 25, 2013 - 4:49 PM

The 2013 polls were more inclusive of persons with disability PWDs compared to past elections but much more needs to be done

NCR, 8 key cities disprove '60-30-10'

May 25, 2013 - 11:18 AM

The totals reflect the alleged ratio but individual city results mirror variations that challenge notions of a fixed cheating pattern

60-30-10? Regional votes don't support it

May 23, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Individual votes of candidates as well as aggregate votes for each slate vary from region to region But when results converge at national average they reflect the sentiment of the country favoring Team PNoy

11 senatorial bets not No. 1 in bailiwicks

May 21, 2013 - 6:45 AM

When somebody becomes too popular and ends up topping the count in most provinces the No 1 spot in one’s perceived bailiwick becomes even more coveted

Team PNoy dominates in 10 poorest provinces

May 20, 2013 - 9:26 AM

Did the opposition s pro poor campaign line resonate with voters? It is best to test this in the 10 poorest provinces

IN PHOTOS: Stars of the proclamation

May 19, 2013 - 10:01 PM

The who s who of Philippine politics attend the new senators proclamation

When Grace Poe found out she was number one

May 17, 2013 - 6:57 PM

Grace Poe was with her mother Susan Roces in the same room they waited for the 2004 presidential election results when the first numbers came in and showed she was number one

NUMBER ONE. Grace Poe came with her husband Neil Llamanzares, their children, as well as mother actress Susan Roces. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

Erap peddled a dream and Manileños bought it

May 16, 2013 - 12:05 AM

Analysts said challenger Joseph Estrada offered hope and a concrete plan of action Re electionist Alredo Lim with his anti masa politices only offered the status quo

ERAP AND ISKO. Joseph Estrada and Franciso Domagoso raise their hands in triumph. Photo by Jerald Uy

Age doesn't matter for 90-year-old voter

May 13, 2013 - 4:28 PM

Consolacion Cabatik is 90 years old and one of the oldest Filipino voters who cast a vote on Monday

INFOGRAPHICS: Prohibited acts in poll precincts

May 13, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Reminders on what a voter cannot do inside the polling precinct


Tight, costly races in 49 provinces

May 13, 2013 - 6:46 AM

In more than half of the provinces and two thirds of the congressional districts the Liberal Party s candidates are engaged in one on one battles

INFOGRAPHICS: Persons allowed, not allowed in poll precincts

May 13, 2013 - 6:36 AM

Who s authorized and not authorized to go inside the polling precincts

PH election a 'non-event' to investors

May 13, 2013 - 5:59 AM

COL Financial President and CEO Conrado Bate says the situation in 2013 is different from past elections due to the lack of pending policies for attracting investments

NO EFFECT. The head of COL Financial said that the midterm elections will not have any significant effect on the stock market. Photo by Marga Deona

Aga Muhlach clashes with 105-year-old Fuentebella dynasty

May 12, 2013 - 10:57 AM

The popular movie star is perceived to be the toughest opponent for the Fuentebellas of Camarines Sur the oldest political dynasty in the Bicol region

Rape, 'tililing' and other dirty tricks

May 11, 2013 - 8:31 AM

Dirty trick operators have 5 tested methods during campaigns

Votes for sale, anyone?

May 11, 2013 - 3:05 AM

This year’s elections show how the players are improving on established forms of vote buying and vote selling

Gulp! Team PNoy, Magsaysay 'win' 2013 polls

May 10, 2013 - 5:58 AM

7 Eleven s elections in a cup promo increases its Gulp soda sales by about 10 as almost a million customers bought cups for their favorite political party

ELECTION CUPS. The 7-Election promo of 7/11 features three cups containing the list and caricatures of the various senatorial candidates running for the 2013 Elections. Photo by Cai Ordinario

Will PNoy or Gwen prevail in Cebu?

May 09, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Cebu s gubernatorial race is seen as a proxy war between President Aquino and suspended Gov Gwen Garcia Whose candidate will win?

Game of Perks: LP challenges Cebu’s Garcias

May 09, 2013 - 8:41 PM

What does it take to become governor of the country s de facto second capital and most vote rich province?

Family feud and political sisterhood in Dinagat

May 09, 2013 - 4:18 PM

Jade the current vice governor is running against her re electionist mother Gov Glenda Ecleo She is fielding congresswoman Kaka Bag ao against her sister Gwendolyn Ecleo

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Which party-list group best represents you?

May 09, 2013 - 11:31 AM

Rappler classifies groups vying for slots in the party list according to advocacy or the regions and sectors they represent

Campaign homestretch: 5 things to expect

May 08, 2013 - 6:30 AM

The homestretch of the campaign still manages to come up with surprises that leave the unprepared candidates startled

Wear it to win it: Senate bets and fashion sense

May 07, 2013 - 7:00 AM

These 9 senatorial candidates seem to be making more than a fashion statement with their campaign outfits

CAMPAIGN FASHION. What is their fashion sense and look trying to tell us?

Hagedorn: Out to prove surveys wrong

May 05, 2013 - 6:19 PM

He s 19th to 21st in the latest survey but Hagedorn looks at this as a challenge one of the many he had hurdled as Puerto Princesa s acclaimed mayor

Dinagat: The hands that heal hold power

May 05, 2013 - 2:57 PM

Nearly half a century after their patriarch transformed his faith healing organization into a vote delivery machine the Ecleos are still ruling one of the poorest provinces

#PHvote quotes: Hot, hot homestretch

May 04, 2013 - 5:43 PM

Candidates remarks get more heated as they approach the last several days of the campaign

How to make Sonny Angara sexy

May 03, 2013 - 11:45 AM

He can be counted on to impeach a president an Ombudsman and a Chief Justice He can be counted on to stand up to the Catholic Church But don t count on him to issue the big sound bites and lead the battle in the media

In 153 races, vice mayors challenge their mayors

May 02, 2013 - 1:21 PM

Elections get more exciting in 153 areas around the country as vice mayors challenge their mayors for the chief executive post

CamSur: Among the poorest, with no new choices

May 02, 2013 - 7:00 AM

For 27 years under the Villafuertes Camarines Sur has earned more money but the inequalities remained large with the poor seemed to be getting poorer

Salceda and the dynasties of Albay

May 01, 2013 - 3:38 PM

Joey Salceda the unopposed governor whose endorsement Team PNoy and UNA are fighting over has put his family in the same league as the longer running dynasties in Albay

74 mayor-vice mayor tandems try ‘switcheroo’

May 01, 2013 - 12:31 PM

Mayors and vice mayors attempt to switch places to remain in power

Can you defy Danding and win in Negros polls?

Apr 29, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Re electionist Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr challenges Danding Cojuangco s machinery counts on intelligent voters in Negros Occidental

FAQs: If signal jammers mar elections

Apr 27, 2013 - 11:14 PM

Signal jammers threaten election day What should the public expect from the Comelec?

P188-M padding in poll contract?

Apr 27, 2013 - 4:22 PM

The Comelec was questioned after a winning bid of P302 million for the deployment of election paraphernalia in Mindanao rose to P490 million in just 9 days

#PHvote quotes: Mother Lily and a singer's tears

Apr 27, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Movie producer endorses president for 2016 singer cries over Comelec ruling and more

FAQs: Why worry about PCOS code?

Apr 25, 2013 - 10:30 PM

Local groups can t review the PCOS source code Should voters worry about it?

PCOS CODE. Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr says it's 'too late' to open the PCOS source code for a local review. File photo by John Javellana

‘Kung walang corrupt, bakit sobrang mahirap ang Samar?’

Apr 24, 2013 - 10:38 PM

A number of COA reports cite a total of at least P674 million of provincial funds that were misused diverted missing or released improperly under the Tans’ rule since 2001

IMPOVERISHED. Under the Tans' rule, the number of poor families in Samar increased. Photo by Judith Balea

8 things you need to know about the party list

Apr 24, 2013 - 10:00 AM

The really basic things a voter should know to make his party list vote count

Samar’s long wait for salvation

Apr 23, 2013 - 10:08 PM

There s been little progress in 15 years Residents accuse the ruling family of corruption; the Tans blame their constituents for being laidback

UNFINISHED ROAD. A lady tries to maintain her balance as she walks along an uneven road to a remote coastal barangay in Catbalogan, Samar. Photo by Judith Balea

UNA, Chavit and ‘going against history’

Apr 22, 2013 - 7:37 PM

UNA gets together with Singson who you ll admit it really delivers votes according to Vice President Binay

Eddie Villanueva: Third time lucky?

Apr 22, 2013 - 1:31 PM

After 2 failed presidential bids the preacher believes he has better chances in the senatorial race where voters can pick 12 candidates

Fewer independents running in 2013

Apr 22, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Muslim Mindanao and the Cordilleras have the most number of candidates without political parties

The Tans of Samar: Expanding a dynasty

Apr 21, 2013 - 10:40 PM

Headed by matriarch Milagrosa who was once a reluctant candidate the Tans want control of key cities both congressional districts and the province