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What makes #TheLeaderIWant? Walking the talk, students say

Mar 06, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Keep it real, students remind candidates

Chel Diokno to Duterte: Stop weaponizing lists

Mar 05, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Otso Diretso candidates Erin Tañada and Florin Hilbay also slam the government for threatening to release a new narco list, saying it is aimed to influence the elections

LISTS AS WEAPONS. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno speaks during Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant forum on March 4, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Amid Duterte veto, Tañada vows to push coco levy bill in Senate

Mar 04, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Opposition senatorial candidate Erin Tañada says the coco levy funds, once returned, could be used to help farmers diversify their products and skills

ON COCO LEVY. Erin Tañada speaks during Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant senatorial forum on Monday, March 4. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

We need laws on quick rehabilitation from disasters – Bam Aquino

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The senatorial candidate says Congress should now focus on laws that help communities get back on their feet after calamities

Senate bets Gutoc, Matula want OFW deployment ban to abusive countries

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:27 PM

'I also want deployment bans for countries that do not respect human rights especially for women,' says senatorial bet Samira Gutoc

Macalintal: Nothing wrong with PH election laws

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:19 PM

‘Wala pa pong napapatunayang pandaraya from 2010 to 2016 elections,’ says Romulo Macalintal, the election lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo

ELECTORAL PROCESS. Veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal said there's nothing wrong with Philippine election laws during Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant senatorial forum on March 4, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Go after syndicates, not children in conflict with the law – Colmenares

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Senatorial candidates Neri Colmenares and Sonny Matula both oppose lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility

NO TO LOWERING MACR. Leftist leader Neri Colmenares is against lowering the minimum criminal liability age. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Labor leader De Guzman vows to push for workers-backed endo bill

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:04 PM

'Itong time na ito dahil ang layo na nang inabot ng kaunlaran, siguro ito panahon na para bigyang biyaya ang mga manggagawa,' says senatorial bet Leody de Guzman

LABOR REP. Senatorial bet Leody de Guzman (far right) vows to push for a workers-backed bill against labo contractualization. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PAO must be ‘more professional’ in gathering evidence – Diokno

Mar 04, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Human rights lawyer and senatorial bet Chel Diokno says there are 'inherent conflicts of interest' in PAO that cause its indigent clients to lose representation in court

'MORE PROFESSIONAL' PAO. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno suggests way how to strengthe the PAO. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Neri Colmenares, Leody de Guzman want Mining Act repealed

Mar 04, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The two senatorial bets slam the Mining Act for favoring big corporations instead of Filipino communities

Gary Alejano: Strengthen cyber libel to combat fake news

Mar 04, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Alejano’s fellow Otso Diretso candidate Bam Aquino says the cyber libel law is a ‘double-edged’ sword that could curb people’s freedom of speech

CYBER LIBEL. Otso Diretso candidate Gary Alejano said that cyber libel should be strengthened to combat fake news during Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant senatorial forum on March 4, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Colmenares stands by cutting taxes: Take money from useless projects

Mar 04, 2019 - 3:27 PM

‘You don’t have the moral authority to impose these taxes on us because you're not efficiently collecting taxes at ang dami niyong winawaldas sa inyong mga luho,’ says candidate Neri Colmenares

LEFTIST CANDIDATE. Neri Colmenares of the left-leaning Makabayan and Labor Win slates stands firm on cutting taxes to ease people's burdens. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/ Rappler

Aquino says job mismatch hounds K to 12 program

Mar 04, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino also says teachers have so far failed to prepare Grade 12 students to enter the workforce

JOB MISMATCH. Reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino weighs in on the implementation of the K-12 program. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

To curb ISIS influence, Bangsamoro gov't must involve youth – Samira Gutoc

Mar 04, 2019 - 3:07 PM

The Moro youth, vulnerable to radicalization offline and online, should be included in the task of governing the new Bangsamoro region, says opposition senatorial bet Samira Gutoc

To protect West PH Sea, Alejano to push for Dept of Maritime Oceanic Affairs in Senate

Mar 04, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The former marine captain also calls for a 'clear maritime strategy' that would identify what is within the Philippines' domain and would harmonize actions of all government agencies in protecting the country's sovereignty

#TheLeaderIWant senatorial forum 2019

Mar 04, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Catch Rappler and Ateneo School of Social Sciences' #TheLeaderIWant Senatorial Forum on March 4 at Leong Hall in the Ateneo de Manila University

HIGHLIGHTS: #TheLeaderIWant Senatorial Forum

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Tune in to the #TheLeaderIWant Senatorial Forum on March 4, 2019, at Leong Hall, Ateneo de Manila University. This is co-organized by Rappler, the AdMU School of Social Sciences and the Department of Political Science

#TheLeaderIWant: Mar Roxas on his return to politics

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Catch the interview with Mar Roxas live at 2 pm, Friday, February 8

Jiggy Manicad: Duterte's attacks vs media just his 'style'

Feb 05, 2019 - 4:14 PM

(UPDATED) Is President Duterte good or bad for press freedom in the Philippines? 'He is like a challenge because we have to stay within our ethics of reporting,' says senatorial bet Jiggy Manicad.

Former TV broadcaster Jiggy Manicad files his certificate of candidacy for senator at the Comelec office in Manila on October 17, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Bantay-salakay ng Malasakit Center?

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Ang nagtutulong-tulong – ang nagmamalasakit – para magbigay ng serbisyo at pondo sa mahihirap na kababayan natin ay ang mga ahensiya. Hindi ito idea ni Bong Go – inagaw niya lang ito.

#TheLeaderIWant: Romulo Macalintal – from election lawyer to candidate

Jan 15, 2019 - 5:07 PM

For more than 3 decades, Macalintal fought for others to win in elections. This time, he is embarking on a whole new battle – the senatorial race.

#TheLeaderIWant: Florin Hilbay and his dream transition from lawyering to legislating

Dec 06, 2018 - 9:15 PM

How would he continue to push for his advocacies when he's no longer within the hall of the courts and in the August Hall?

#TheLeaderIWant: Harry Roque on being his own man

Dec 06, 2018 - 6:58 PM

How different would a Senator Harry Roque be from a Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque? Rappler interviews the People's Reform Party bet.

#TheLeaderIWant: JV Ejercito on his 2019 senatorial bid amid sibling rivalry

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:20 PM

What are the challenges that reelectionist senatorial candidate JV Ejercito faces?

#TheLeaderIWant: Serge Osmeña on eyeing a Senate comeback in 2019

Nov 28, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Former senator Serge Osmeña talks to Rappler about his platform, priorities, and the challenges he's facing as a senatorial candidate

#TheLeaderIWant: Neri Colmenares on what a leftist can bring to the Senate

Nov 24, 2018 - 3:14 PM

How will he convince Filipino voters that a leftist deserves a seat in the Senate?

#TheLeaderIWant: Gary Alejano on taking his fight to the Senate

Nov 22, 2018 - 5:40 PM

If elected senator, how will the former Marine captain prove that he can be the soldier of every Filipino?

#TheLeaderIWant: Koko Pimentel on 2019 candidacy, PDP-Laban campaign

Nov 14, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III talks to Rappler about his platform and the plans of PDP-Laban for 2019

Extend Mindanao martial law? It failed to address human dignity – Gutoc

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Maranao leader and senatorial hopeful Samira Gutoc says peace movements at the grassroots, coupled with help from government, will help bring peace in Mindanao

NO TO MARTIAL LAW. Marawi civic leader Samira Gutoc is against another extension of martial law in Mindanao. Screenshot by Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: Samira Gutoc on Mindanao representation in the Senate

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:45 PM

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?

#TheLeaderIWant: Erin Tañada on being a voice for farmers, laborers

Nov 05, 2018 - 2:08 PM

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?

Chel Diokno on running for senator: 'Fight the fear'

Oct 30, 2018 - 5:45 PM

'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

Manuel "Chel" Diokno at the Rappler Headquarters on October 24, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: Chel Diokno on legislation beyond human rights

Oct 25, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Does Chel Diokno have it in him to convince the tougher judge – the Filipino voter?

#TheLeaderIWant: Pasig’s Vico Sotto on old, new politics

Oct 22, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Rappler kicks off its #TheLeaderIWant series by talking to Pasig city councilor Vico Sotto

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ano ang nakataya sa 2019 elections?

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Ang eleksiyon ay tungkol sa ating mga botante. Ang laging tanong ay: ano ba ang magagawa ni Kandidato X at ni Kandidato Y upang paunlarin ang buhay natin?

MovePH 2016: Online campaigns and the communities they served

Dec 31, 2016 - 3:10 PM

As 2016 ends we in MovePH highlight the online campaigns we’ve launched and their impact on the communities that we continue to serve

NATIONWIDE COVERAGE. Rappler's 20 core Movers with the MovePH team pose for a photo after the 3-day training. Photo from Rappler

'Undecided voter': Cebuano millennial on improving disaster response

May 07, 2016 - 7:08 PM

Rowinmar Espinosa a resident of Bantayan Island in Cebu looks back at her experience during Super Typhoon Yolanda in voting for the next president

DISASTER RESPONSE. In this file photo, Filipino children peer from a glass window inside a school turned into a temporary evacuation center in Daan Bantayan, Northern Cebu province, central Philippines, 07 December 2014. Photo from Jay Rommel/EPA

IN PHOTOS: Leni's send-off

May 07, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Robredo s supporters from a number of marginalized sectors speak up

A supporter waves her slippers in the air. Slippers are symbolic of Leni's type of leadership, which she calls, "tsinelas leadership"

Rappler, Twitter release #PHVote emoji for the 2016 elections

May 07, 2016 - 11:00 AM

On election day tweet using PHVote

I shot the presidentiables

May 07, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Rappler photographer Alecs Ongcal recalls her experiences covering the candidates ahead of the May 9 elections

Imperfect choices in a Philippine leader

May 05, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Can the country survive May 9? Of course it will or at the very least muddle through

VITAL. Political ads are a staple during the campaign period.

WATCH: Binibining Pilipinas 2016 queens on the leader they want

May 04, 2016 - 7:14 PM

As the 2016 election draws near Maxine Medina Kylie Verzosa and the other Bb Pilipinas winners voice out what they look for in a leader

QUEENS. The 2016 Binibining Pilipinas winners speak about their ideal leader, days before the presidential elections. Rappler screengrab

The Last Battle of Miriam Defensor-Santiago

May 02, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Her last crusade is not a fight for the presidency It is a battle for relevance – one that she lost long before the first vote was cast

The Tragedy of Jejomar Binay

May 02, 2016 - 9:16 PM

His name is a betrayal Jesus and Joseph and Mary blistering the tongue Watch your back check your pockets – and mourn the man who could have been

The Inheritance of Mar Roxas

May 02, 2016 - 9:09 PM

His name is Manuel Araneta Roxas II son of a senator grandson to a president anointed heir of two dynasties the last living hope of a dream that was born in the sugar plantations of Negros He may not have been the first choice of the President or his family but we are told second is the best we deserve

The Legend of Grace Poe

May 02, 2016 - 8:48 PM

Poe benefits from the flaws of every candidate because she has never been in a position where flaws can be discovered Hers is a story of epic proportions but it is in the end only a story

The Rapture of Rodrigo Duterte

May 02, 2016 - 8:38 PM

We write this as a warning The streets will run red if Rodrigo Duterte keeps his promise Take him at his word and know you could be next

Unstoppable rise? The challenge for Duterte

Apr 28, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The man from Mindanao if he were truly the one to turn things around now has to start reimagining himself as the leader of a divided nation

#AnimatED: A vote for character

Apr 25, 2016 - 9:00 AM

4 ways to weigh the presidential candidates

Roxas delivers best closing statement – Rappler editors

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:02 PM

Struggling in the surveys the administration candidate makes an emotional appeal to rally to his cause