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#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

#TheLeaderIWant: Rappler holds last leg of senatorial debates on April 22

Apr 22, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Rappler goes to the FEU Institute of Technology on Friday April 22 for the last of its 3 part senatorial debates

The 'OFWS' agenda: Recommendations for next president

Apr 18, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Migrants rights groups propose an agenda for OFWs meant to guide voters and candidates in the May 2016 elections

#PHVote: Senatorial debate sparks online discussion on barangay health care

Apr 16, 2016 - 1:30 AM

The exchange on health issues during Rappler s 2nd senatorial debate on Friday April 15 resonates with netizens who lament the current state of health care

Senatorial bets asked: Who will win as president?

Apr 15, 2016 - 8:30 PM

At Rappler s 2nd senatorial debate 5 candidates pitch for their standard bearers An independent Walden Bello says who he thinks won t win

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Want jobs? ‘People should protect tourism’ – Gordon

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:36 PM

At Rappler s 2nd senatorial debate Sherwin Gatchalian says Metro Manila is failure in urban planning characterized by congestion and urban decay

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Bello pushes for BBL, ‘marshall plan’ for Mindanao

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Senatorial candidate Dionisio Santiago for his part says everyone wants peace but the BBL has ‘unconstitutional’ provisions

Walden Bello, by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Gordon on Kidapawan protest: ‘That’s all lack of vision’

Apr 15, 2016 - 4:42 PM

The problem with this government is they have all the laws and they don’t enforce the law ’ Richard Gordon says at Rappler’s ‘The Leader I Want’ senatorial debate‬

KIDAPAWAN PROTEST. Former senator Richard Gordon talks about the government's role in the Kidapawan protest at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate at UP-Diliman on April 15, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: Rappler's 2nd senatorial debate set for April 15

Apr 12, 2016 - 10:00 PM

3 Fridays 3 schools 18 candidates to be scrutinized Rappler goes to the University of the Philippines Diliman on April 15 for the 2nd of the 3 part senatorial debates

Duterte’s lead, ISIS in PH, SpaceX Dragon | 6PM wRap

Apr 11, 2016 - 7:36 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

VP debate, Pacquiao, PH military vs Islamic militants | 12PM wRap

Apr 11, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

#OFWVote: Presidential bets on solving illegal recruitment, abuse

Apr 09, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Check where presidential candidates stand on issues affecting OFWs based on what s been shared with Comelec

The Leader I Want: Petilla wins online polls in 1st senatorial debate

Apr 08, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The second placer is Greco Belgica a former Manila city councilor who calls himself a pork buster

POLL WINNER. Former energy chief Carlos Jericho Petilla wins all 4 rounds of Rappler's online polls on April 8, 2016, as part of #TheLeaderIWant senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Lorna Kapunan says no to death penalty

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:43 PM

To have [the death] penalty [we have to be] morally certain we have a justice system that works

DEATH PENALTY. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says no to death penalty. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kapunan: Address drought to avoid another Kidapawan incident

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:34 PM

The human rights lawyer says the farmers protest that turned bloody was a result of the government s failure to address the effects of drought and climate change

CLIMATE CHANGE PROBLEM. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says the Kidapawan dispersal may be repeated if the government fails to address the effects of climate change. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Senate bets asked: How can you work with your future president?

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Four senatorial candidates are asked how they plan to push for their advocacies in the Senate if the next president is not allied with them

ASPIRING FOR THE SENATE. Four senatorial bets attend the first leg of the Rappler senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Petilla pushes for diverse energy mix

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:27 PM

The former energy secretary says tapping diverse sources of energy should be encouraged

ENERGY MIX. Former energy secretary Jericho Petilla says a proper energy mix is needed in the Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Petilla grilled on high electricity rates: 'What did you tell your president to do?'

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Bulok ang administrasyon natin lawyer Lorna Kapunan tells former energy chief Jericho Petilla

EPIRA. Former energy chief Jericho Petilla talks about his plans to lower electricity rates in the country. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Domestic violence: Kapunan for tougher law, Baligod for values formation

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:06 PM

For Lorna Kapunan it s time to create more family courts Fellow lawyer Levi Baligod says the basic education curriculum should emphasize values formation

ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Lawyers Levi Baligod (L) and Lorna Kapunan talk about their plan to improve the plight of victims of domestic violence during Rappler's first senatorial debate on April 8. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Belgica: Lower income tax rate to 10%, scrap VAT

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Senatorial candidate Greco Belgica says that if taxes are lowered then people will have more money and will no longer need free services from government

Admin shielded allies in PDAF scam prosecution – Baligod

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Levi Baligod former lawyer of pork barrel scam whisteblowers accuses the Aquino administration of selective prosecution in the pork barrel scam cases

ANTI-PORK. Senatorial candidate Levi Baligod says the pork barrel system provides opportunities for corruption. Rappler photo

#TheLeaderIWant: Make your GULP count

Apr 08, 2016 - 2:14 PM

Tell us who your leader is through 7 Eleven’s GULP presidential cups

MAKE YOUR CHOICE. The Presidential GULP Cups are now available in all 7-Eleven stores nationwide. All photos by Alecs Ongal/Rappler