2016 Rappler senatorial debates
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#TheLeaderIWant: 6 senatorial bets face off in last Rappler debate

Apr 22, 2016 - 4:02 PM

The candidates present their plans to voters at the last leg of Rappler s senatorial debates held at the FEU Institute of Technology in Manila

SENATORIAL BETS. Six senatorial candidates present their platform at the 3rd and final Rappler senatorial debates at FEU on April 22, 2016. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Diosdado Valeroso’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 22, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series features the stand of Diosdado Valeroso on key issues that senatorial bets will address in a debate on Friday April 22

CANDIDACY. Retired police chief Diosdado Valeroso files his senatorial candidacy. Photo by Michael Bueza

The Leader I Want: Allan Montaño's to-fix list for 2016

Apr 21, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at the stand of Allan Montaño on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

CANDIDACY. Labor lawyer Allan Montaño makes official his senatorial bid. Photo by Rappler

The Leader I Want: Dante Liban’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 21, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at the stand of Dante Liban on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

RETURNING. Former congressman Dante Liban is aiming to return to public service. Photo by Michael Bueza

The Leader I Want: Rafael Alunan III’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 21, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at the stand of Rafael Alunan III on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

SENATE RUN. 'My job is to fix things, my job is to defend the country,' says former interior secretary Rafael Alunan III who filed his certificate of candidacy on October 16, 2015. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

6 senatorial bets on why they are #TheLeaderIWant

Apr 16, 2016 - 6:17 PM

UPDATED Six senatorial aspirants present themselves to voters at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate at UP Diliman

?PLATFORM. Senatorial candidates present their platform at the Rappler senatorial debate in UP Diliman on April 15, 2016 ?

Hontiveros overall winner in 2nd Rappler senatorial debate online poll

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Netizens 2nd top pick is economist and former Akbayan representative Walden Bello

OVERALL WINNER. After sweeping all the rounds, Hontiveros is also declared the overall winner of the debate by netizens. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kill drug lords? If they fight back, says Senate bet Dionisio Santiago

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:42 PM

The former PDEA chief says the fight against illegal drugs should be everybody’s concern

FIGHT VS CRIME. Former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Dionisio Santiago replies to a question at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate in UP-Diliman on April 15, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Hontiveros is netizens' choice in 3rd round of Rappler senatorial debate

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:21 PM

In the 3rd round the 6 senatorial bets are asked questions by netizens and the audience in the UP School of Economics Auditorium

3RD ROUND WINNER. Risa Hontiveros wins the 3rd round of the Rappler senatorial debate according to respondents of Rappler's online poll

Hontiveros: Time to bring mental health issues into light of day

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:10 PM

The senatorial candidate whose platform focuses on universal health care says the country should start looking at mental health as part of a person’s overall health

HEALTH ADVOCATE. Former Akbayan party-list representative Risa Hontiveros says she will push laws that advocate proper mental health care

Senatorial bets asked: Do you support adjusting tax rates?

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:21 PM

At the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate 6 senatorial candidates explain how to reconcile adjusting tax rates with ensuring the delivery of quality social services

Senate bets' transportation fixes: Decongest Manila, improve mass transit

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:58 PM

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

PLATFORM. Senatorial candidates present their platform at the Rappler senatorial debate in UP Diliman on April 15, 2016 ?

Risa Hontiveros wins 2nd round of Rappler senatorial debate – netizens

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:08 PM

Hontiveros a health advocate answers questions on the Philippines failure to achieve its Millennium Development Goal on reducing maternal deaths

SECOND ROUND WINNER. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel wins the second round of the Rappler senatorial debate according to respondents of Rappler's poll

Risa Hontiveros wins 1st round of Rappler senatorial debate – netizens

Apr 15, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Hontiveros says she ll prioritize legislation that would institutionalize super barangay health centers

1ST ROUND WINNER. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel wins the first round of the Rappler senatorial debate according to respondents of Rappler's poll

The Leader I Want: Walden Bello’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:45 PM

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

The Leader I Want: Dionisio Santiago’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Dionisio Santiago s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN. After retiring in 2010, Dionisio Santiago is back again to run for a senate seat in the 2016 elections.

The Leader I Want: Risa Hontiveros' to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Risa Hontiveros stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

MESSAGING IS KEY. Will politics be sweeter for Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel this time around? File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Richard Gordon's to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Richard Gordon s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

'I'M NOT OPPORTUNISTIC.' Former Senator and 2013 senatorial candidate Richard "Dick" Gordon says he will not file a disqualification case against Senator Grace Poe.

The Leader I Want: Sherwin Gatchalian’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 12:38 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Sherwin Gatchalian s stand on key issues the next batch of senators candidates will have to address

EDUCATION REFORMS. Valenzuela Representative Sherwin Gatchalian says education will be his primary legislative agenda if he gets elected as senator in 2016. Screenshot from Rappler

The Leader I Want: Leila De Lima’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Leila De Lima s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

FIRST RUN. Former justice secretary Leila de Lima files her candidacy for Senator at the COMELEC office in Manila on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Petilla wins online polls in 1st senatorial debate

Apr 08, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The second placer is Greco Belgica a former Manila city councilor who calls himself a pork buster

POLL WINNER. Former energy chief Carlos Jericho Petilla wins all 4 rounds of Rappler's online polls on April 8, 2016, as part of #TheLeaderIWant senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Lorna Kapunan says no to death penalty

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:43 PM

To have [the death] penalty [we have to be] morally certain we have a justice system that works

DEATH PENALTY. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says no to death penalty. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kapunan: Address drought to avoid another Kidapawan incident

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:34 PM

The human rights lawyer says the farmers protest that turned bloody was a result of the government s failure to address the effects of drought and climate change

CLIMATE CHANGE PROBLEM. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says the Kidapawan dispersal may be repeated if the government fails to address the effects of climate change. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Senate bets asked: How can you work with your future president?

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Four senatorial candidates are asked how they plan to push for their advocacies in the Senate if the next president is not allied with them

ASPIRING FOR THE SENATE. Four senatorial bets attend the first leg of the Rappler senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Petilla pushes for diverse energy mix

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:27 PM

The former energy secretary says tapping diverse sources of energy should be encouraged

ENERGY MIX. Former energy secretary Jericho Petilla says a proper energy mix is needed in the Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Petilla grilled on high electricity rates: 'What did you tell your president to do?'

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Bulok ang administrasyon natin lawyer Lorna Kapunan tells former energy chief Jericho Petilla

EPIRA. Former energy chief Jericho Petilla talks about his plans to lower electricity rates in the country. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Domestic violence: Kapunan for tougher law, Baligod for values formation

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:06 PM

For Lorna Kapunan it s time to create more family courts Fellow lawyer Levi Baligod says the basic education curriculum should emphasize values formation

ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Lawyers Levi Baligod (L) and Lorna Kapunan talk about their plan to improve the plight of victims of domestic violence during Rappler's first senatorial debate on April 8. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Baligod, Belgica, Kapunan, Petilla on why they should be elected senator

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The Leader I Want: Four senatorial candidates woo voters at the first leg of Rappler s senatorial debates

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES. (From left) Levi Baligod, Greco Belgica, Lorna Kapunan, and Carlos Jericho Petilla. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Belgica: Lower income tax rate to 10%, scrap VAT

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Senatorial candidate Greco Belgica says that if taxes are lowered then people will have more money and will no longer need free services from government

Admin shielded allies in PDAF scam prosecution – Baligod

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Levi Baligod former lawyer of pork barrel scam whisteblowers accuses the Aquino administration of selective prosecution in the pork barrel scam cases

ANTI-PORK. Senatorial candidate Levi Baligod says the pork barrel system provides opportunities for corruption. Rappler photo

The Leader I Want: Samuel Pagdilao’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 08, 2016 - 12:24 AM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Samuel Pagdilao s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

RETIRED OFFICER. Former police general Atty Samuel Pagdilao is running for senator on a platform of peace and order. Photo from "Samuel "Sir TsiP" Pagdilao for Senator" Facebook page

The Leader I Want: Jericho Petilla’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Jericho Petilla s stand on key issues the next batch of senators candidates will have to address

LP SENATOR? Former Energy secretary Jericho Petilla during LP's NECO meeting on September 30, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Greco Belgica’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Greco Belgica s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

NO MORE PORK. Second-time senatorial candidate Greco Belgica wants to be rid of pork in all its forms. Photo from Greco Belgica's Facebook account

The Leader I Want: Levi Baligod’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Levi Baligod s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN. Pork scam lawyer Levito Baligod throws his hat into the senatorial race on October 16, 2015. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Lorna Kapunan’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Lorna Kapunan s stand on key issues the next batch of senators candidates will have to address

AGENDA OF HOPE. Senatorial candidate Lorna Kapunan speaks during #TheLeaderIWant Forum at the De La Salle University Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium on January 20, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Susan Ople’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Susan Ople s stand on key issues that the next batch of senators will have to address

OFW ISSUES. Susan Ople hopes to review and update policies related to migrant workers if elected into the Senate.

The Leader I Want: Francis Tolentino’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Francis Tolentino s stand on key issues that the next batch of senators will have to address

LESSONS LEARNED. Former MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino hopes to stop the problems of Metro Manila from happening in other parts of the country.

#TheLeaderIWant: Rappler senatorial debates kick off on April 8

Apr 06, 2016 - 5:41 PM

UPDATED 3 Fridays 3 schools 18 candidates to be scrutinized Rappler kicks off its series of senatorial debates on Friday April 8 at the AMA University in Quezon City