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Pledges come in to cover Robredo's legal fees for Marcos protest

Aug 04, 2016 - 2:30 PM

UPDATED Individuals and groups plan to help Vice President Leni Robredo as she faces the election protest of former senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr

PISO FOR LENI. Several individuals and groups online pledged donations to help Vice President Leni Robredo with the fees she will face as the case filed by defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos progresses.

Ceasefire, election protest, Jordan | 6PM wRap

Jul 26, 2016 - 7:29 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Marcos protests Robredo victory on eve of oath-taking

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED Defeated vice presidential bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr files his election protest before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

ELECTION PROTEST. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr files an election protest against Vice President elect Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on June 29. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marcos camp: Election server tweaked not once but twice

Jun 15, 2016 - 4:31 PM

This is is the camp’s fourth allegation of irregularity in the transmission of votes through the Commission on Election servers

RESPONSE. Comelec is set to probe on the criminal case filed by Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr's camp against Smartmatic officials. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Marcos after June 30: I'll take seat kept warm for me

Jun 11, 2016 - 4:05 PM

3rd UPDATE Senator Bongbong Marcos who lost the vice presidency to his rival Leni Robredo says his camp will file an electoral protest on June 28 Robredo counters saying his statements continue to divide our country

ELECTORAL PROTEST. Senator Bongbong Marcos talks about his plan to file an electoral protest on June 28. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Becoming Leni Robredo

May 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The Philippines newly elected vice president is more than the story she loves to tell on the campaign trail

Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Robredo tells supporters: Win impossible without you

May 27, 2016 - 10:19 PM

Kahit mahirap ang sitwasyon kapag tinatawag tayong magsakripisyo sa bayan wala tayong karapatan tumalikod dito says Vice President elect Leni Robredo

VP WIN. Leni Robredo during a thankgiving event in Manila. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Marcos’ lead, Aquino on Robredo, Manny Pacquiao | 12PM wRap

May 27, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM wrap with Chay Hofileña

Undervotes 'a non-issue,' canvassing co-chair says

May 26, 2016 - 11:50 PM

The Marcos camp says 3 2 million votes for vice president remain ‘unaccounted for’ but the Robredo camp downplays these so called undervotes

CITING UNDERVOTES. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr's lawyers, Didagen Dilangalen (2nd from left) and George Garcia (4th), study an election document as Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo's lawyer, Leila de Lima, looks on. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo’s lead, Trudeau calls Duterte, Clinton’s email | 12PM wRap

May 26, 2016 - 1:07 PM

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Comelec defers action on Marcos bid for audit

May 25, 2016 - 10:34 AM

UPDATED Still Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the poll body is open to a system audit by non partisan information technology practitioners

COMELEC EN BANC. Headed by Chairman Andres Bautista, the 7-member Commission on Elections continues deciding on crucial issues weeks after the May 9 polls. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo vs Marcos: The long and winding road to the vice presidency

May 24, 2016 - 10:42 AM

The official canvassing of votes at Congress will provide the much awaited ending to the cliffhanger vice presidential race

Ex-Comelec chair Brillantes takes low-key role for Marcos Jr

May 23, 2016 - 5:19 PM

Insiders say Sixto Brillantes Jr and some people in Marcos camp do not agree on the issue of possible cheating with the unofficial results transmitted from the vote counting machines

EX-POLL CHIEF. In front of his former colleagues, ex-Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr raises the certificate of proclamation of senator-elect Panfilo Lacson during the proclamation of winning senators on May 19, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima joins Robredo's legal team

May 23, 2016 - 4:06 PM

Before formally assuming her Senate seat the ex justice secretary and former election lawyer will be Robredo s consultant

#AnimatED: Losing with dignity

May 23, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The scrutiny of votes a candidate s right should not hold hostage the transition process

PODCAST: Georgina Hernandez on the cliffhanger VP race

May 21, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Leni Robredo’s spokesperson calls for vigilance in the lead up to the canvass of votes

Marcos camp confident to win in official canvass by over 100k votes

May 17, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Citing figures from 104 certificates of canvass the camp of VP candidate Bongbong Marcos says he has 13 506 005 votes vs Leni Robredo s 13 343 009

CONFIDENT. The camp of Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr's camp said they are still confident they will win in the official canvassing of votes, which will start on May 25.

Robredo camp: Marcos win mathematically improbable

May 15, 2016 - 4:28 PM

Sana mag take tayo ng high ground Wag na tayo makipag away dahil panalo na tayo Leni Robredo tells supporters at the Ateneo de Manila University campus in Quezon City where they had a multisectoral thanksgiving mass

TIGHT VP RACE. The tight vice presidential race between Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo and Senator Bongbong Marcos has kept the whole nation in suspense.

Comelec’s Guanzon slams Smartmatic over hash code

May 13, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Smartmatic should be liable for the hash code issue raised by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

HITTING SMARTMATIC. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Smartmatic should be held liable for an unauthorized change in an election-related hash code. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Alan Cayetano concedes VP race to Leni Robredo

May 12, 2016 - 11:38 AM

UPDATED Rep Leni is not only leading the race she has clearly won it says the running mate of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte

CONCEDING. Alan Peter Cayetano visits Davao City on election day. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Can the OAV vote decide the vice-presidential race?

May 11, 2016 - 11:37 PM

As of 10:05 am of May 11 unofficial partial election results data from the mirror server show that only 349 of the 1 767 precincts abroad have transmitted results

Comelec on Marcos bid vs tally: 'Right to know' at stake

May 11, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says the law allows a quick count so that we have a transparent election

Miriam Santiago backs Marcos' cheating allegation

May 11, 2016 - 1:17 PM

Citing her running mate s numbers in the unofficial vote count Santiago likens the current administration to an authoritarian government which feels free to manufacture numbers as they are needed

SUPPORT. Miriam Defensor Santiago with running mate Senator Bongbong Marcos arrives for a Street Party in West Avenue in Quezon City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

VLOG: Marcos camp worries over 'dagdag-bawas' in transmission

May 10, 2016 - 8:56 PM

His representatives say they are worried by the discrepancy in votes of Senator Chiz Escudero and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo reported by some media outfits

'Dagdag-bawas' possible in VP race canvassing – Marcos camp

May 10, 2016 - 5:22 PM

The camp of the vice presidential candidates uses as proof the discrepancy in the votes reported by both GMA News and CNN Philippines

DAGDAG-BAWAS? The camp of Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr want to stop the unofficial transmission of votes. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

VLOG: Robredo's long journey

May 10, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The LP candidate is currently leading the tight vice presidential race overtaking Senator Bongbong Marcos

Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Dingdong Dantes for Poe-Robredo but to campaign only for Leni

Apr 26, 2016 - 5:14 PM

In deciding his preferred bets the actor and youth leader says he factored in the future of his daughter Maria Letizia and her generation

Why is it difficult for Bongbong Marcos to apologize?

Apr 14, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Bongbong Marcos narrative of denial has gained traction It exploits the already weak collective memory of Filipinos and has hijacked the unread past

DICTATOR'S SON. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr speaks during the proclamation of his vice-presidential candidacy in Manila, Philippines, on October 10, 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Marcos, Escudero share top spot in VP race – Pulse Asia

Apr 01, 2016 - 10:39 AM

UPDATED Administration vice presidential bet Leni Robredo is nearly statistically tied for top spot in the latest commissioned Pulse Asia survey held from March 15 to 20

TIED. Senators Bongbong Marcos and Chiz Escudero lead other candidates in the vice presidential race, based on the latest Pulse Asia survey commissioned by ABS-CBN. Marcos photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler; Escudero's photo from Arnold Almacen

Ateneo presidents slam Bongbong Marcos ‘revision of history’

Mar 07, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Heads of Jesuit run universities join nearly 530 other signatories against ‘the darkness and oppression of the Marcos years’

DICTATOR’S SON. Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr, a candidate for vice president, gestures during his campaign in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on February 9, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Leni Robredo's campaign anchors on youth, volunteers

Nov 28, 2015 - 8:34 AM

Supporters of the administration s vice presidential bet have just opened a volunteer center located in Katipunan Avenue near major schools

TSINELAS VOLUNTEER CENTER. Liberal Party's Representative Leni Robredo opens her support center with presidential sister Viel Aquino

Honasan on Binay's VP offer: I need time

Oct 06, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Honasan says of Binay s offer: I ve gone through worse but I have to address my family s reluctance apprehension to what it will bring to our private lives

'AGONIZING DECISION.' Senator Gregorio Honasan II says he needs time to consult his family, and has to "go slow" with them on possibly running for vice president. File photo courtesy of Kai Honasan.

VLOG: Chiz Escudero declares VP bid; Grace Poe-Chiz Escudero in 2016

Sep 17, 2015 - 7:38 PM

The Poe Escudero tandem – locked and loaded for the upcoming 2016 elections But what about their action plan?

Chiz Escudero: I accept the challenge to be Grace Poe's partner in 2016

Sep 17, 2015 - 11:31 AM

UPDATED The senator says the Poe Escudero tandem will remain without a party: Pilipinas po ang aming partido at mga Pilipino ang aming mga kapartido

Senator Chiz Escudero announces his intention to run as Grace Poe's Vice President in Election 2016 at Club Filipino in San Juan on Thursday (September 17, 2015). Photo by Jazmin Dulay/Rappler

PODCAST: The 3 Cs in Duterte's presidential campaign

Apr 19, 2015 - 10:30 AM

For Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte a vice presidential or even a senatorial campaign is out of the question

ONTO 2016. What are the challenges in running a Duterte presidential campaign? Angelito Banayo answers this and other questions in this Rappler podcast. Rappler file photo