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Youth and elections: Is there such a thing as a 'youth vote'?

Apr 25, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Among the important factors that shape the youth's attitudes on politics are education, religion, family, and class

#TheLeaderIWant: Francis Zamora and his promise of a new San Juan

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Will Francis Zamora's promise of a new San Juan be enough against the time-tested name and machinery of the Ejercito-Estrada clan?

Poll watchdogs ask SC to compel Comelec to issue voting receipts

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The petitioners also ask the Supreme Court to void the Comelec ban on the use of digital cameras and cellular phones during the election process, and even after the close of polls

ELECTION PREPARATIONS. Comelec-deployed staff test ballot papers on vote-counting machines in a warehouse in Santa Rosa, Laguna, on February 4, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Otso Diretso bets on Duterte’s Canada rant: Be tough on China too

Apr 24, 2019 - 4:46 PM

Reelectionist senator Koko Pimentel says that President Duterte's threat of war against Canada is just ‘exaggeration’

Otso Diretso candidates Florin Hilbay and Samira Gutoc campaign in several towns in Pangasinan on April 24, 2019. Photo by Rappler

#PHVote podcast: Paano ang pagboto sa party list?

Apr 24, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Pag-uusapan nila Rappler news editor Miriam Grace Go at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan ang proseso ng pagboto at bakit importante ang pagkakaroon ng party-list representatives sa Kongreso

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Newsbreak Chats: Vote-buying beyond just giving cash

Apr 24, 2019 - 3:47 PM

On Tuesday, April 9, the team sits down with election lawyer and Rappler columnist Emil Marañon III to discuss what counts as vote-buying and how do the anti-vote buying laws fare in implementation

Duterte allies hit 2019 campaign trail on big bikes

Apr 24, 2019 - 1:13 PM

Whether it’s a flair for drama or the need for speed they find reason to set loose their big bikes on the campaign trail

FALSE: 'ABS-CBN news headline' on suspending anti-Otso Diretso Facebook accounts

Apr 24, 2019 - 10:37 AM

The news headline is fabricated. The ABS-CBN did not publish any article that says news organizations will suspend anti-Otso Diretso Facebook accounts

FALSE: Nancy Binay says OFWs are not foreign workers but 'domestic help'

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Senator Nancy Binay's media team says it did not issue such statement. The quote is fabricated.

Otso Diretso meets Archbishop Villegas in vote-rich Pangasinan

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:57 AM

(UPDATED) The opposition was scheduled to meet with 3 incumbent city mayors, none of whom are from the Liberal Party, but one keeps the meeting away from media, and one fails to show up

MARKET VISIT. Florin Hilbay visits the Dagupan City Public Market on April 24, 2019, as he and Samira Gutoc represent Otso Diretso in campaigning in vote-rich Pangasinan. Photo by Rappler

[EXPLAINER] Catching vote-buyers is not just the Comelec’s job

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:00 PM

There are only two Comelec employees in every city and municipality. If we want to counter vote-buying effectively, both the citizenry and candidates have to be vigilant.

Leyte town mayor backs Roxas' Senate bid: 'He was always there to help'

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Palo town Mayor Remedios Petilla credits ex-DILG chief Mar Roxas for helping her town rebuild after Super Typhoon Yolanda

ALLIES. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas meets with Palo, Leyte Mayor Remedios Petilla on April 23, 2019. Photo from Roxas' media staff

How elections are made accessible to PWDs and senior citizens

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

The law may be in place, but much more should be done to make elections accessible to all

Senior citizen voter file photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

What voters need to know about Comelec's fingerprint verification machine

Apr 23, 2019 - 10:30 AM

The Comelec will pilot test its new voter registration verification machine in 14 areas, including populous capital Manila, Quezon City, and the Bangsamoro region

VOTER VERIFICATION. The Comelec will pilot test its voter registration verification machine in select areas during the 2019 elections.

Sara Duterte, Cotabato City’s Cynthia Guiani forge alliance for 2019 elections

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Two female mayors from Mindanao known for their strong personalities band together to ensure victory for their 2019 candidates

Otso Diretso’s lower-ranking bets release TV ads over Holy Week

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Gary Alejano, Chel Diokno, and Erin Tañada air their ads on television. Romy Macalintal will follow this week.

TV ADS. With only 21 days until the elections, the lower-ranked bets of Otso Diretso are only just beginning to air television ads. Screenshots from ads

Mar Roxas: Stop ‘automatic’ visas for Chinese

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:43 AM

The Bureau of Immigration started granting visas on arrival to ‘qualified’ Chinese nationals in 2017

CHINESE WORKERS. Opposition senatorial bet Mar Roxas says the Philippine government must stop its visas-upon-arrival scheme for Chinese. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Sara Duterte thinks of leaving Hugpong ng Pagbabago to head Davao City local party

Apr 21, 2019 - 6:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter wants to become president of Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod, the Davao City party led by her older brother Paolo

Hugpong ng Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

DILG bans 'epal' local bets from attending national gov't payouts

Apr 21, 2019 - 6:10 PM

'Huwag po tayong magpa-epal sa mga proyekto ng gobyerno lalo na ngayong panahon ng kampanya,' the Department of the Interior and Local Government tells local officials

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial distribution of cash grants to the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) beneficiaries at the Cebu Technological University Gym in Cebu City on February 24, 2019. Assisting the President is Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Bautista. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

On Easter 2019, Duterte hopes for integrity in May polls

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:44 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte, in his Easter message, says he hopes evil 'will be swept away by our strong faith in the Almighty'

EASTER SUNDAY. Catholics watch the traditional Salubong that reenacts the meeting of Mary and her resurrected son, Jesus, during the Easter Sunday celebration at EDSA Shrine, Quezon City on April 21, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Abra vice governor bet Bersamin reports harassment by Bangued mayor

Apr 18, 2019 - 4:48 PM

Ana Marie Bersamin tells police that she and her team were harassed by some 40 supporters of incumbent Bangued Mayor Dominic Valera

[OPINION] Inclusive elections in May 2019? Let's manage expectations

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:51 PM

'Government response to access issues must be holistic and decisive; Otherwise the same issues will keep resurfacing every 3 years'

PWD photo by Shutterstock. Election photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Renounce evil' in polls, Bishop David says on Holy Thursday

Apr 18, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David calls on Filipino Catholics to 'bridge the anomalous gap between faith and social life' as they observe Holy Week 2019

HUMAN CROSS. Families of victims of involuntary disappearances and extrajudicial killings form a human cross at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani as a form of protest on Holy Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] Campus mock polls show how different the youth vote is

Apr 18, 2019 - 12:15 PM

'Young people's political choices may predict the next leaders who in turn will run the country's future'

Poll officer: Candidates in Mindanao seeking more security 'paranoid'

Apr 17, 2019 - 2:19 PM

'During election time, this sickness of paranoia is very rampant,' says electiion officer Chubasco Cenen Caiña

POLL WATCH. Police Colonel Surki Serenas (2nd, left), Comelec election officer Chubasco Cenen Caina (2nd, right), and Colonel Edgardo de Leon, Commanding Officer of the 403rd Infantry Brigade, attend an election-related security briefing in Cagayan de Oro City on April 16, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

SC to judges: Don't let candidates use search warrants vs rivals

Apr 17, 2019 - 1:40 PM

The Supreme Court reminds judges that they should 'remain impartial' during the campaign period, amid reports that 'unscrupulous politicians' are using the courts to target their opponents

SEARCH WARRANTS. The Office of the Court Administrator receives reports of politicians trying to obtain search warrants from lower courts against their rivals during the election period. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

In tears, Abby Binay says she’s ‘lone wolf’ in the family

Apr 17, 2019 - 12:08 PM

'I grew up different... So they don’t seem to accept na ‘Bakit ikaw ganyan? Bakit ‘di ka kagaya namin?’ says Makati Mayor Abby Binay on her siblings opposing her reelection bid

'LONE WOLF.' Abby Binay talks to reporters ahead of her proclamation rally at Kalayaan Avenue in Makati City on March 29, 2019. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FALSE: 'PET recount done,' Bongbong Marcos defeated

Apr 17, 2019 - 11:44 AM

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Election Tribunal, has not yet declared the official results of the Marcos-Robredo electoral protest case

Duterte, PDP-Laban campaign rallies: Showbiz, insults, late night rants

Apr 17, 2019 - 9:03 AM

People spend 8 to 10 hours in a single PDP-Laban campaign rally, led by President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets a round of applause from the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and other senatorial candidates during a campaign rally at the Puerto Princesa Coliseum in Palawan on April 4, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte leads PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cagayan

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:12 PM

Reelectionist Governor Manuel Mamba, a former Liberal Party stalwart who jumped ship to PDP-Laban, hosts the campaign rally in Tuguegarao City

CAGAYAN CAMPAIGN. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the PDP-Laban campaign rally at the Cagayan Sports Coliseum in Tuguegarao City on April 16, 2019. Presidential Photo

Poll watchdog asks Comelec to act on complaints vs party-list groups

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:29 PM

Kontra Daya convenor Danilo Arao also asks the Comelec hold a public forum with party-list groups with reported links to political dynasties or represent special business interests

ELECTIONS FORUM. Kontra Daya convenor Danilo Arao presents findings on party list groups at a forum in the University of the Philippine Bahay ng Alumni on April 16, 2019. Photo

Campaign Convos: Anthony del Rosario on HNP's 2022 plans, locking horns with Alvarez

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:27 PM

In this election podcast, Rappler speaks with Hugpong ng Pagbabago secretary-general and Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario

PNP keeping close watch over Lanao del Norte for poll-related violence

Apr 16, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Police say past elections in Lanao del Norte were marked by 'intense political rivalry' exacerbated by the rido culture in the province

POLL WATCH. Police Colonel Surki Sereñas (2nd, left) said Lanao de Norte is Northern Mindanao's closely-watched province in the May 2019 elections. With him are Chubasco Cenen Caina (2nd, right) and Colonel Edgardo de Leon, Commanding Officer of the 403rd Infantry Brigade on April 16,2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Only 2 candidates got public performance license to use copyrighted songs in rallies

Apr 16, 2019 - 4:33 PM

Candidates who use copyrighted music without a license can be held criminally and civilly liable, says the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc

No Sara Duterte endorsement for Floirendo speakership bid in Tagum rally

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:01 AM

But Hugpong ng Pagbabago Secretary-General Anthony del Rosario says Sara Duterte and the party have decided to support Floirendo – aside from backing 3 other speakership bids

Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Del Rosario, Floirendo blast Alvarez in Davao del Norte HNP rally

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Governor Anthony del Rosario and congressman Tonyboy Floirendo join forces to host the senatorial bets of Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago in Tagum City

Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

[EXPLAINER] Vote-buying is not just giving or taking cash

Apr 15, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The law prohibiting vote-buying covers not only candidates but also the voters

5 top Senate bets have yet to register social media pages

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Less than half of senatorial bets have complied with this new Commission on Elections requirement as of Monday, April 15

SOCIAL MEDIA. Leading senatorial candidates Lito Lapid, Grace Poe, Bato dela Rosa, Imee Marcos, and Jinggoy Estrada have not registered their social media pages for the midterm polls as of April 15, 2019. Photos from senatorial bets' Facebook pages

Labor candidates to admin bets: We’ll sing and dance, but only if you debate with us

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Labor Win’s Ka Leody De Guzman says he wouldn’t expect the administration allies to join debates, as doing so would supposedly expose their anti-people interests and agendas

DEBATE. The Labor Win coalition, composed of (L-R) Allan Montaño, Neri Colmenares, Sonny Matula, Ernesto Arellano, and Leody De Guzman challenge administration allies to a debate. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Amend labor code to end endo, labor candidates pitch to voters

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:08 PM

For starters, labor lawyer Allan Montaño says there is a big difference to changing the word ‘or’ to ‘and’ in the labor code definition of a contractor and sub-contractor

LABOR WIN. Labor candidates (L-R) Neri Colmenares, Ka Leody De Guzman, Allan Montaño and Ernesto Arellano pitch their labor code amendments to end contractualization during a forum on April 15, 2019. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Erice to Kris Aquino: I didn't intend to blame PNoy for Mar's 2016 loss

Apr 15, 2019 - 12:21 PM

(UPDATED) Caloocan congressman Edgar Erice, who manages Mar Roxas' senatorial bid, says he and his candidate are 'true blue Liberals who 'stand with the party'

Election lawyer: Schools, watchdogs can help Comelec check candidates' spending

Apr 15, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Election lawyer Emil Marañon says the task is too big for the Commission on Elections alone as some 100,000 statements of candidates' expenses are filed after elections

Kris Aquino: Don't blame my brother Noy for Mar Roxas' defeats

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:40 PM

'So pati ba pagkatalo sa 2010 kasalanan din ni Noy?' asks Kris Aquino, lashing out at senatorial candidate Mar Roxas' campaign manager Edgar Erice

1,000 Filipinos vote in Dubai on 1st day of overseas voting

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:55 PM

'It's very promising,' says Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes

OVERSEAS VOTING. Overseas Filipino workers in Dubai cast their votes in the Philippines' 2019 elections. Photos courtesy of The Filipino Times

Crowdfunding can level candidates' campaign spending – election lawyer

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:50 PM

But election lawyer Emil Marañon III says crowdfunding initiatives aren't easily doable under the Philippines' election laws

Choose candidates with environmental agenda – youth leaders

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Youth climate advocates from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao challenge candidates to help stop using coal energy and producing single-use plastic, among others

CALL TO ACTION. Youth leaders from across the Philippines gather in a unity declaration protest to stop environmental destruction. Photo by Claudia Gancayco

Filipino voters in UAE start casting their ballots

Apr 14, 2019 - 5:54 PM

'As overseas Filipinos, your vote is significant and important because this would have an impact on you and your families back home,' says Ambassador Hjayceelyn Quintana

OVERSEAS VOTING. Registered Filipino voters in Dubai start casting their ballots for the 2019 elections. Photo courtesy of Philippine Consulate General in Dubai

Election law needs reforms, says Chel Diokno

Apr 13, 2019 - 8:47 PM

If elected, Diokno says he will give an equal fighting chance to those who do not have enough means to seek office due to lack of funds

IN BATANGAS. 2019 senatorial candidate Chel Diokno campaigns in Batangas. Photo from Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Campaign Convos Podcast: Skip the gimmicks, we assess senatorial candidates based on platform

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM

What if we judged a senatorial candidate purely based on their platform and advocacies? Rappler campaign reporters skip the gimmicks and drama to discuss what senatorial bets are promising.

Colmenares: Solve impunity by not electing another Duterte

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Saying that impunity reigns in the country, senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares says it’s because Duterte ‘makes sure that the judiciary is afraid of him’

Lawyer-Senatoriables Ernesto Arellano, Neri Colmenares, Chel Diokno, Sonny Matula, Erin Tanada and Joan Sheelah Nalliw during the Integrated Bar of the Philippines townhall meeting with Lawyera-Senatoriables in IBP office, Pasig City on April 12, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler