politics in my hometown - updates

Rappler's latest stories on politics in my hometown


Not just athletes, politicians shine in our sports league too

Apr 14, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Politicians use the annual event to campaign for the elections

Jerseys worn during the inter-barangay sports league in Marikina City. Photo from the author

The Church speaks up because we won’t

Apr 07, 2013 - 5:37 PM

The Church talks about a number of political issues exercising its right to free expression Do you agree with the way it s doing it?

St. Lucy Parish puts up a tarpaulin against black sand mining. Photo taken by Franzes Ivy Carasi

Keeping our barangay safe without cops

Mar 31, 2013 - 1:37 PM

Crimes threatening the non gated Barangay Laging Handa so homeowners sought an immediate solution without asking help from the local government

MANONG GUARD. He is one of the men who help keep the streets of Barangay Laging Handa in Quezon safe. Photo by Karen Fuentes

Because we want to make Marikina even better

Mar 19, 2013 - 6:00 AM

The Fernandos ruled with iron fists before but that was because they had to instill discipline in the residents It appealed to our values

Davao City: When the vulnerable vote

Mar 03, 2013 - 5:47 PM

Many voters prefer Duterte because he reduces crimes but they overlook the reasons for these social ills such as lack of welfare programs

CITY HALL MARKER. Commemorative Monument of Peace and Unity. Photo by Kevin Terence Olmedo

From victim to vote buyer to frustrated watcher

Feb 17, 2013 - 4:33 PM

After being cheated of the SK chairmanship through vote buying I realized money dictates who wins elections in this country But I m not losing hope

I live close to Chinatown, I mean Barangay Beatles

Feb 10, 2013 - 3:51 PM

A mere change in her village s name albeit unofficially has inspired this young girl to be more involved in her community

Vote buying in my unheard-of town

Feb 03, 2013 - 5:04 PM

Every election season the people of Manukan would crowd a candidate’s home expecting a daily feast to be served and their every request granted

Relief services are for…registered voters

Jan 30, 2013 - 6:01 PM

In the aftermath of Sendong an organization was providing tents for evacuees in Cagayan de Oro The city government stopped people from availing

One of the tents provided by Shelterbox to Cagayan de Oro resident who lost their homes to ‘Sendong.’ Photo by Athena Marie Yu

We used padrino to fight corruption

Jan 20, 2013 - 7:44 PM

A barangay chairman in Quezon City was asking a restaurant for grease money for its business permit The owners had to call a few councilor and congressman friends