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After PDP-Laban move, Mamba slams ex-party LP, Aquino admin

Nov 18, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba says Mar Roxas will get 'zero' votes in Tuao, his hometown, if the 2016 LP presidential bet runs for senator in 2019

MAMBA. In this file photo, Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba speaks at the AGOS Summit on Disaster Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pimentel: No party decision yet on Uson, Roque as PDP-Laban bets

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, president of the ruling party, says Mocha Uson and Harry Roque for now are just nominees of PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez

NO DECISION YET. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III clarifies that PDP-Laban has no decision yet on whether Malacañang officials Mocha Uson and Harry Roque will be part of the party's 2019 senatorial slate. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Mocha Uson says no plans to run for senator, but...

Nov 17, 2017 - 6:10 PM

(UPDATED) Equally surprised at PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez's announcement in Cebu is Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mocha Uson, Harry Roque on PDP-Laban's 2019 senatorial slate

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez, the Speaker of the House, makes the announcement during the mass oath taking of local allies in Cebu

Pimentel bares initial 6 PDP-Laban Senate bets for 2019

Oct 06, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will likely be the national campaign manager of the slate, under the battle cry '12-0,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

Ex-Bohol mayor sued at Comelec for media work during election season

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:41 AM

Former Tagbilaran City mayor Dan Neri Lim is accused of working as a radio host while at the same time being a candidate for congressman

DOUBLE DUTY? Former Tagbilaran City mayor Dan Neri Lim is accused of working as a radio host while running for congressman in the previous election season. File photo

Linking Andy Bautista's wealth to the 2016 election results is a stretch

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:18 PM

To say that the Comelec chairman s supposed ill gotten wealth came from rigging the polls is a very poor argument born of a very poor understanding of how automated elections work

Comelec chairman Andres Bautista gets emotional during a press conference at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 7, 2017 regarding his marital dispute with his wife Patricia Cruz-Bautista. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo supporters urge SC: Accept P7-M payment for VP protest fee

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:10 PM

This is a matter of transcendental importance as it tackles right of suffrage of whom we elected the Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni group says as it files a motion for reconsideration before the High Court

AID FOR ROBREDO. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo outside the Supreme Court. Photo by Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni

SC defers payment of Robredo’s P7-M balance in protest fee

Aug 18, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The grant of our motion to defer payment of balance of cash deposit only affirmed what we had been saying all along that contrary to former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s claim the validity of his protest has not yet been resolved by the PET says lawyer Romulo Macalintal

SUPPORTERS. The Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni movement at the Supreme Court on August 23, 2017 seeking a petition asking the court to allow the group to extend financial help to the Vice President. Photo from Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni

Robredo supporters raise P6M to help with VP's protest fee

Jul 31, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni group vows to complete raising the P7 449 million needed by the Vice President for her counter protest against ex senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

'PISO PARA KAY LENI'. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo raise funds to help her in the election case filed against her by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Marcos' questions on election system integrity will prolong case – Macalintal

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo s lawyer Romulo Macalintal says the Presidential Electoral Tribunal must first resolve the issue on the integrity of the election system before proceeding with the recount

PET. Former senator Bongbong Marcos attends the preliminary conference brief on his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Is Estelito Mendoza joining Marcos' legal team for his election case?

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The solicitor general of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos appears during the Supreme Court s preliminary conference for Bongbong Marcos electoral protest

PLUNDER LAWYER. Veteran litigator Estelito Mendoza attends a court hearing on February 9, 2017 for his new plunder client, former Senator Bong Revilla. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Marcos hopes ballot recount will start by September

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:11 PM

In the preliminary conference for his electoral protest Marcos says the recount should be initially held in Camarines Sur Iloilo and Negros Occidental

CONFIDENCE. Defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos and his lawyers expressed confidence after the PET's preliminary conference on Tuesday, July 11. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Marcos completes payment of P66.2-M electoral protest fee

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr pays the remaining balance of his fee prior to the conduct of the preliminary hearing on his electoral protest and Vice President Leni Robredo s counter protest

NOT CONCEDING. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr reiterates his suspicions that there is fraud involved in the transmission of votes. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Robredo supporters seek SC permission to help pay protest fee

Jul 04, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Supporters of the Vice President are raising funds through the online drive Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni as she faces the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

PISO PARA KAY LENI. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo raise funds to help her in the election case filed against her by former senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

WATCH Duterte Year 1: Rappler reporters on their biggest stories

Jun 30, 2017 - 10:24 PM

Here are the highlights of the first 365 days of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration according to Rappler reporters

Ubial denies own information, singles out Rappler

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:14 AM

Several media organizations reported on Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial s statement that she claimed she never said

SC resets preliminary conference on Marcos-Robredo poll protest

Jun 06, 2017 - 3:55 PM

UPDATED The preliminary conference originally set for June 21 is reset to July 11

RESET. The Supreme Court has postponed the preliminary conference on former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr's election case against Vice President Leni Robredo on July 14. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marcos again urges SC to speed up poll protest

Jun 05, 2017 - 12:45 PM

In a new motion the camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr seeks the decryption and printing of ballot images from SD cards

SPEED UP. The camp of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr has filed another motion seeking to expedite the procedure of his election protest. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

One year after loss, life goes on for Grace Poe at the Senate

May 09, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Once a rival of President Rodrigo Duterte Senator Grace Poe is now part of the Senate majority bloc generally supportive of his administration

TIMELINE: Marcos-Robredo election case

May 09, 2017 - 4:01 PM

(UPDATED) Here are the key moments in the legal battle between Vice President Leni Robredo and her rival in the May 2016 polls, former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

A year after defeat, Jejomar Binay back to what he loves most

May 09, 2017 - 10:09 AM

UPDATED Take a glimpse of the life of Jejomar Binay a year after he lost in the presidential race

WHERE IS BINAY NOW? Former vice president Jejomar Binay inside his home after casting his vote on May 9, 2016. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Robredo wants Marcos motion vs counter-protest out of SC records

May 08, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo say the pleading filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr against her counter protest is already moot and academic

Vice President Leni Robredo with her lawyer Romulo Macalintal pays the P8 million cash deposit required by the Supreme Court (SC) for the counter-protest she filed against former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. at the SC in Manila on May 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo pays P8-M deposit for electoral protest fee

May 02, 2017 - 9:48 AM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo raises the required amount from her personal funds and loans from relatives of her late husband

PAID. Vice President Leni Robredo pays the deposit required by the High Court in the review of ballots in the electoral protest of former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr on May 2, 2017. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Deconstructing Dutertismo: Progressives take on Duterte governance

Apr 30, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Academics policy makers and politicians give their take on what influences Duetrte s thinking and the direction of his presidency so far

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Marcos asks SC to dismiss Robredo's counter-protest

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:26 PM

3rd UPDATE Lawyers of defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos stress that Vice President Leni Robredo failed to pay the fee required by the Supreme Court for the recount of ballots

SETTLED. Former senator Bongbong Marcos arrives at the Supreme Court on Monday, April 17, 2017, to post a cash deposit of P36 million as initial payment for his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

SC orders P81-M payment for Marcos protest vs Robredo

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:40 AM

UPDATED Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr will have to pay P66 02 million while Vice President Leni Robredo will have to settle P15 43 million

PANOORIN: Foreign ministers ng ASEAN, magmimiting sa Boracay

Feb 20, 2017 - 4:41 PM

Pag uusapan ng ASEAN foreign ministers ang iba t ibang regional issues tulad ng sigalot sa West Philippine Sea

SC denies Robredo's appeal to junk Marcos protest

Feb 16, 2017 - 9:44 AM

UPDATED The SC says the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr is sufficient in form and substance

SUFFICIENT. The Supreme Court finds the protest of former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo's victory in the last elections as sufficient in form and substance.Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Live: Senator Franklin Drilon's Privilege Speech on International Agreements

Feb 15, 2017 - 3:39 PM

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LIVE: 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas

Dec 19, 2016 - 3:18 PM

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Comelec returns 97,000 voting machines to Smartmatic

Dec 02, 2016 - 6:52 PM

The Comelec says it is not required to keep materials that do not contain election results data for the election protest of Ferdinand Marcos Jr against Leni Robredo

MACHINES RETURNED. The Comelec returns 97,000 vote-counting machines to Smartmatic as the poll body decided not to purchase these. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Marcos to SC: Order Comelec to bare 'unused' SD cards

Nov 25, 2016 - 1:07 PM

Marcos lawyer George Erwin Garcia says many SD cards were found to have data during the stripping or disabling of vote counting machines

MARCOS SON. Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr (L) speaks to supporters on November 19, 2016, after a Mass at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery) where his father was buried in Manila. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Comelec junks poll protest vs Cagayan governor

Nov 19, 2016 - 2:03 PM

The Comelec Second Division says the election protest of defeated gubernatorial bet Cristina Antonio is insufficient in form and content

CAGAYAN GOVERNOR. The Comelec Second Division has junked an election protest against Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba (left) filed by defeated candidate Cristina Antonio. File photo by Rappler

Marcos makes last ditch motion to stop release of 'unused' VCMs

Oct 23, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Bongbong Marcos counsel George Garcia argues that the Comelec decision is a violation of the Precautionary Protective Order PPO issued by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal PET and is tantamount to contempt of court

Defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr/ File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Ilocanos hold vigil ahead of SC decision on Marcos burial

Oct 17, 2016 - 7:02 PM

Marcos loyalists march for four days to call for the state burial of the late dictator

Can Comelec probe Marcos donation to Duterte?

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The Comelec cannot act unless a formal complaint has been lodged Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez tells Rappler

Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE

Oct 11, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos donation President Rodrigo Duterte says Si Imee pa ang nagbigay Sabi niya inutang daw niya

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte (left) says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos helped fund his presidential bid. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

PH starts process of freeing 434 'political prisoners'

Oct 09, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The National Democratic Front has been pressing for the release of all political prisoners as a necessary incentive for the communist rebels to agree to a bilateral ceasefire agreement

Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

Comelec junks protest vs Makati Mayor Abby Binay

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The Comelec First Division says Romulo Kid Peña Jr did not indicate the particular precincts where voting machines wrongly scanned ballots

THANKING COMELEC. Makati City Mayor Abigail 'Abby' Binay Campos thanks the Commission on Elections for junking the 'sham' protest filed by her rival, Romulo 'Kid' Peña Jr, against her electoral victory. File photo by the Makati City government

Printing of ballots for barangay, SK polls stopped

Aug 29, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The Comelec will wait for a law or joint resolution in Congress formalizing the polls postponement

BALLOT PRINTING. In this file photo, Commission on Elections personnel inspect the start of printing of official ballots and other forms for the October 31, 2016 barangay and SK elections at the National Printing Office, August 21, 2016. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Comelec division junks ex-Bacolod mayor Puentevella's protest

Aug 22, 2016 - 7:30 AM

The Comelec First Division says Monico Puentevella s election protest against Mayor Evelio Leonardia is baseless and does not show the need for a manual recount

2016 elections 'more credible' than 2010 polls – survey

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:32 PM

In a recent Pulse Asia survey 63 of respondents describe the 2016 elections as more credible than the 2010 polls

POPULAR LEADER. A woman takes a selfie with President Rodrigo Duterte during his first visit to Isabela City, Basilan, on July 21, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

Comelec asks SC to allow 'back up' of files amid Marcos case

Aug 16, 2016 - 9:14 PM

The SC sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal directs the Comelec to send a copy of this request to Vice President Leni Robredo and Ferdinand Marcos Jr

COMELEC REQUEST. The Commission on  Elections requests the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to authorize the backing up of files related to the May 9 polls. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Robredo camp: Marcos Jr's witnesses are fake

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo s legal team says some witnesses in Bongbong Marcos electoral protest claim their signatures were forged or they were told to surrender their IDs for some government benefits

epa05356827 Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Junior looks on during a press conference in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, Philippines, 11 June 2016. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Junior has said he will file an electoral protest on over alleged manipulation of the unofficial vote count during the 09 May elections. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Robredo replies: Why SC should dismiss Marcos Jr's protest

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Ferdinand Marcos Jr has raised issues other than the results of the VP race and failed to show proof to back up his claims

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Aug 08, 2016 - 3:40 PM

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Pledges come in to cover Robredo's legal fees for Marcos protest

Aug 04, 2016 - 2:30 PM

UPDATED Individuals and groups plan to help Vice President Leni Robredo as she faces the election protest of former senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr

PISO FOR LENI. Several individuals and groups online pledged donations to help Vice President Leni Robredo with the fees she will face as the case filed by defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos progresses.

Robredo fears legal fees, not Marcos' protest

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:50 PM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that former senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr s protest is baseless and she has nothing to hide

SC grants Marcos petition to protect poll materials

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:12 PM

The Presidential Electoral Tribunal orders the Comelec to protect all poll materials relevant to the election protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo

POLL FRAUD? Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos files an election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler