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Soldiers, cops, media vote Palparan for senator

May 17, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Ex police chief Panfilo Lacson tops the list of senatorial bets selected by absentee voters that include soldiers cops and media practitioners

THE CANDIDATE. Palparan in detention. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

Guide to the 2016 Philippine elections

May 04, 2016 - 11:50 AM

From do s and don ts during voting to candidates views and plans Rappler s got you covered

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

Minority president expected after elections – Recto

Apr 17, 2016 - 12:56 AM

A minority president says Recto will need to continue to win the hearts and minds of Filipinos

MINORITY PRESIDENT. Senatorial candidate Ralph Recto says the next president will need to hit the ground running. GJMAGS Photography

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: 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.

Sotto, Drilon lead in Senate race – Pulse Asia

Mar 22, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The latest survey shows that 13 of 50 candidates vying for a Senate seat have a statistical chance of winning

HUGE STRIDES. Senate President Franklin Drilon vows that the upper chamber will work on the priority bills. File photo by Rappler

Senate bets vow to act on sectoral concerns

Mar 19, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Seven senatorial candidates court the support of 7 marginalized sectors promising to pursue their priority agenda

SECTORAL CONSULTATION. Senatorial bets attend Ang Kailangang Boses a forum in Ateneo de Manila University where they listened to representatives from various sectors. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

Against all odds: Voting for ‘progressives’

Mar 18, 2016 - 10:00 AM

A vote for progressives is a vote against conservative elitist politics That can never be a wasted vote

7 sectors set agenda for Senate bets in forum

Mar 16, 2016 - 10:40 AM

Representatives of the labor OFW farmers indigenous peoples detainees displaced persons and PWD sectors tell senatorial candidates what they expect from them should they win

AGENDA. Representatives from 7 marginalized sector of Philippine society present their agenda to 6 senatorial candidates. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

Kiko Pangilinan grabs solo lead from Sotto in survey

Mar 15, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Erstwhile senatorial survey front runner Senator Vicente Sotto III slides to 2nd place

Who chooses dynastic candidates in PH senatorial polls?

Mar 12, 2016 - 5:15 PM

While much has been written about the prevalence of dynasties in Philippine politics and about the reservation that political dynasties are unhealthy for a democratic society not much has been written about the profile of their voters

Senate race still dominated by former, reelectionist senators – poll

Mar 09, 2016 - 5:09 PM

The commissioned Pulse Asia survey shows Senator Vicente Tito Sotto III still leading the 56 candidates vying for a Senate seat

TOP 3. The latest Pulse Asia survey commissioned by ABS-CBN shows incumbent and former senators leading the senatorial race

Senatorial bets: Different stands on same-sex unions

Feb 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Some of those running to be lawmakers disagree with Pacquiao s barb against gays unions but are themselves opposed to such relationships or have no opinion on the issue

CAUGHT IN CONTROVERSY. Filipino boxer and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao at the campaign launch of the opposition party led by Vice President Jejomar Binay on February 9, 2016. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Walden Bello to Pacquiao: Postpone fight vs Bradley or lose Senate bid

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:29 AM

Former representative Walden Bello says his fellow senatorial candidate faces disqualification from the Senate race if he does not move his April 9 bout until after the elections

POSTPONE FIGHT. Former Akbayan party list representative Walden Bello (right) says Manny Pacquiao's April 9 fight against Timothy Bradley Jr is against election rules

Sotto, Lacson keep lead in new SWS survey

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Senator Teofisto Guingona III is among the candidates fighting for the last slots in the Magic 12 as of February

SURVEY LEADERS. Senator Tito Sotto and former Senator Ping Lacson continue to top senatorial polls

How did voters combine senatorial candidates on the ballot in 2010?

Feb 14, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Voters who picked celebrities incumbents and dynasts are more likely to live in rural areas be poorer and report lower educational attainment

'Shared bets' Lacson, Recto: Only for 'Daang Matuwid'

Feb 09, 2016 - 11:54 AM

The 2 senatorial bets join the ruling coalition in its campaign kick off in Roxas City

Senate bets against divorce, support same-sex union

Jan 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Asked about same sex marriages one of the candidates says the issue is human rights and not religious rights

ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL. Love happens not only between men and women, but also between people of the same sex. Photo by George Moya / Rappler

Lorna Kapunan: I'm desperate, angry, but not hopeless about PH

Jan 22, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The human rights lawyer talks about her legislative agenda and the role of an efficient justice system in creating an honest Philippine government

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

Why run for senator? 'Maraming gunggong sa Senado'

Jan 20, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Three candidates tell TheLeaderIWant forum why they want to be senator

WHAT MADE THEM RUN? Senatorial bets Lorna Kapunan, Martin Romualdez, and Neri Colmenares answer questions during the The Leader I Want forum organized by Rappler on Wednesday, January 20. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Race to the Senate: The women who want your vote in 2016

Jan 03, 2016 - 8:30 AM

What do Leila de Lima Nariman Ambolodto Risa Hontiveros Alma Moreno Princess Jacel Kiram Lorna Kapunan and Susan Toots Ople promise to do if elected?

FUTURE SENATORS? These women candidates vow to bring various issues and advocacies to the Senate floor if elected in 2016. Image by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

De Lima, lawmakers in Pulse Asia winning senatorial circle

Dec 22, 2015 - 1:04 PM

Practically all the probable winners are either current or former lawmakers – with the exception of former justice secretary Leila de Lima according to Pulse Asia

CEASEFIRE. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima takes over the supervision of the Maguindanao Massacre case to end the rift between government prosecutors and two private lawyers. File photo by Rappler

Cancellation of Poe's candidacy: 'Comelec execs can't be dictated to'

Dec 02, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Lawyer Manuelito Luna believes Comelec commissioners are independent minded and will decide fairly on Poe s cases

EXPECTED DECISION? Senator Grace Poe says her camp expected the decision of a Commission on Elections division that ruled in favor of her accuser, Estrella Elamparo. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Women candidates: Make psych tests for annulment cheaper

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:26 PM

So ‘yung binubugbog nang binugbog ng asawa who wants out of the marriage already titiisin na lang na kasal pa rin siya kasi wala naman siyang P100 000 says vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo

HARD BREAK-UP. In a country that bans divorce, annulment is one available option for Filipino couples who want to end their marriage. But it comes with a hefty price.

Women candidates: Employment will empower Pinays

Nov 26, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Si nanay ang nag aaruga sa bawat isa Pero si nanay ay may mga sariling pangarap din senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros says

WOMEN IN GOV'T. From left to right: Iloilo District 4 representative candidate Mitch Monfort-Bautista, senatorial candidates Princess Jacel Kiram and Toots Ople, broadcaster and forum moderator Ces Drilon, Senate bets Lorna Kapunan and Risa Hontiveros, and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Joey Marquez, Vandolph speak up on Alma Moreno's interview with Karen Davila

Nov 26, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Vandolph says Karen Davila humiliated his mom

VANDOLPH. The comedian says that Karen Davila 'humiliated' his mother, Alma Moreno, when she interviewed her. Screengrab from Instagram/vitovandolf

Women senatorial bets vow to prioritize labor, human rights

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:25 AM

Labor reforms and human rights issues are among the target advocacies espoused by former justice secretary Leila de Lima OFW advocate Susan Ople and lawyer Lorna Kapunan – aspirants in the 2016 senatorial race

LABOR REFORMS. Leila de Lima, Susan Ople, and Lorna Kapunan vow labor and human rights reforms if elected to the Senate in 2016.

Alma Moreno speaks up on Karen Davila interview

Nov 23, 2015 - 3:33 PM

The Parañaque councilor says that she is still fighting

'AWKWARD INTERVIEW.' Senatorial candidate Alma Moreno says that she was hurt by social media users' comments on her 'awkward' interview with Karen Davila. Screengrab from Instagram/iamkarendavila

#PrayForAlma: Legislation, lights on, pills, discrimination, and more

Nov 17, 2015 - 3:43 PM

The actress and senatorial hopeful leaves Filipinos scratching their heads with her viral TV interview

Poe-Escudero tandem announces complete Senate slate

Oct 29, 2015 - 10:18 AM

UPDATED Half of the slate is composed of exclusive candidates while the other half is shared with either the administration or opposition

Senatorial bets galore on Day 3 of COC filing

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM

On Wednesday alone 28 senatorial aspirants filed their candidacies along with 20 aspirants for president and 4 for vice president

Risa Hontiveros runs for senator for 3rd time

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:55 AM

Confident of her chances the former Akbayan party list representative lists down 3 items in her agenda

3RD TIME'S THE CHARM? Former Akbayan representative Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel files her certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections on Wednesday, October 14. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Ex-senator Zubiri runs as Poe’s guest candidate

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:01 AM

Ex senator Zubiri says he is running as an independent candidate under a party he calls ‘Pamilyang Pilipino at Taumbayan’

Migz Zubiri files his COC for Senator at COMELEC on Day three of filing of candidacy. Photo by Jansen Romero

'No bullshit' Walden Bello runs for senator

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:22 AM

Former Akbayan Representative Walden Bello is running for senator because people demand a representative who ll go to hell for them who won t bullshit them like most politicians

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Oct 12, 2015 - 12:14 PM

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