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Vice President Leni Robredo's camp argues her rival ex-senator Bongbong Marcos is merely reiterating his 'previous baseless arguments' without presenting concrete evidence
Senatorial aspirants Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc, and Erin Tañada believe Filipinos should be made more aware of their human rights, so they won't be afraid to file reports when abuses happen
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III believes PDP-Laban senatorial candidates have no disadvantages in the 2019 elections
Marawi City civic leader Samira Gutoc says the government and the residents should 'co-manage' rehabilitation efforts
(UPDATED) Abby is running against her brother Junjun in the 2019 elections. Their father, former vice president Jejomar Binay, says Abby has shown 'very good performance.'
President Rodrigo Duterte only got involved in the selection of the 5 PDP-Laban senatorial candidates for 2019, says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III
The reelectionist Senator Aquilino Pimentel III has one condition: 'Basta hindi sila PDP-Laban,' referring to the party founded by his father, who had fought the Marcos dictatorship
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III talks to Rappler about his platform and the plans of PDP-Laban for 2019
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano highlights his bravery as a former soldier in his campaign jingle as a senatorial bet
'Maraming may opinyon. Tayo may solusyon,' says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos in her political advertisement
Rival Edgardo Zaragosa asks Comelec to cancel Chavit Singson's certificate of candidacy, saying the political kingpin cannot be living in a small house with one parking slot located near a piggery
Lawyer Jude Sabio tells the Comelec it won't look good if 'a legal archenemy of President Duterte' is declared a nuisance senatorial candidate
Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora says mandatory debates for all candidates would help voters make informed choices on election day
(UPDATED) The different addresses the former foreign affairs secretary and his outgoing mayor wife declared in their respective certificates of candidacy present 'legal infirmities,' the complaints say
Ibinibigay ng administrasyong Duterte ang bawat pagkakataon para may tumayong bayani
Senatorial aspirant Erin Tañada suggests measures 'that can be easily implemented by this administration if it has the political will to listen to the people'
Maranao leader and senatorial hopeful Samira Gutoc says peace movements at the grassroots, coupled with help from government, will help bring peace in Mindanao
How will Samira Gutoc show the rest of the country that a Maranao like her can help address their most pressing problems – from high prices of goods to extrajudicial killings?
'You could see the people hanging around the President right now are the people we fought against, and we start to question: Ano ba pinaglaban natin? Bakit nagkaganito?'
'Ang pagpigil muli sa maagang pangangampanya ay kailangan para maging mas patas ang pagtakbo,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
The Commission on Audit says this is to 'prevent opportunities and circumstances that may impair the independence, neutrality, and professionalism of the Commission, its officers and employees'
‘Many of them support the President and I get that, and I don’t think you need to challenge that at this point,’ says reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino
The former Quezon congressman, a champion of farmers and laborers, hopes to be the third Tañada in the Philippine Senate
'Gusto ko ilabas talaga 'yan para makita ng mga tao kung sino ang dapat iboto at hindi,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año amid concerns that the list is not fully vetted
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo claims President Rodrigo Duterte 'may not be referring to an election' when he said, 'Vote for Freddie Aguilar!'
(3rd UPDATE) Among them is Jude Josue Sabio, the lawyer who filed a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court
In a move at odds with his own political party, President Rodrigo Duterte supports the senatorial bid of singer Freddie Aguilar
Pulse Asia research director Ana Tabunda says majority of Filipinos are supportive of increases in tobacco taxes as health is considered a 'most urgent personal concern' for many
What will the scion of the Tañada clan do to stand out in the polls and finally succeed in getting the Senate seat he has been aspiring for?
The Liberal Party-led senatorial slate should make sure volunteer sign-ups and social media endorsements will translate to votes
Most of those running for senator are male, married, and approaching their senior years
This is how they voted on the Train Law, hero's burial for Marcos, martial law extension, Bangsamoro Organic Law, and other issues during the 17th Congress
'I just couldn't sit and watch it happen,' says human rights lawyer Chel Diokno as he tells Rappler why he decided to run for the Senate at this time of extrajudicial killings
Vice President Leni Robredo says in the first 24 hours of their announcement, ‘more than a thousand’ signed up for their ‘people’s campaign’
The bill will attempt to supersede a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that decriminalized the provision in the Omnibus Election Code
The Philippine Information Agency’s support for the activities of a non-government official, especially one running for senator, goes against its stated functions
When the senatorial campaigns kick off, check the candidates' claims against this list of issues that have so far made headlines in 2018
That’s the person you need to mount campaign events that everyone – the crowd, the journalists, and larger public – will remember.
Does Chel Diokno have it in him to convince the tougher judge – the Filipino voter?
The Newsbreak team discusses on Thursday, October 25, looming electoral issues and the situation in Cebu City
Vice President Leni Robredo also calls for an end to patronage politics, saying that officials have the obligation to serve the people in the first place
Watch Rappler’s evening wRap with Ralf Rivas
The opposition coalition's senatorial bets say they will be champions of justice, human rights, and welfare of Filipinos if elected in 2019
'We remind the National Youth Commission that as a government agency you should uphold neutrality and not use any of your programs as a venue for political gain,' says the Parliament of Youth Leaders
'Ngayon pong halalan na darating, pagkakataon para iwasto natin lahat,' says Vice President Leni Robredo in pushing for the opposition's 8 Senate bets
They shed their yellow shirts, and do away with the classic ‘L’ sign. Voters, they believe, don't care about colors anymore.
Watch the launch of the opposition coalition slate on Rappler
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte believes party-list groups under the Makabayan bloc should not be in Congress
Can the boxing champ and neophyte senator handle a national campaign? PDP-Laban president and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says, 'Of course, kayang-kaya niya iyan.'
'Tuloy-tuloy po tayo sa pagbabago,' promises lawyer Kevin Anarna, who was linked in the fatal hazing of Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III