2016 elections
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P3.5B for dengue vaccination program 'too big' – economist

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Economist Hilton Lam once conducted an economic evaluation of Dengvaxia, which showed the vaccine is only cost-effective if sold at P654.25 each. The DOH bought the vaccine at P1,000 each.

WHO'S ACCOUNTABLE? Health advocates along with parents and their children who had the Dengvaxia vaccine rally in front of the Department of Health in Manila on December 8, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong

New vaccines shouldn't be introduced during an election year – Ubial

Dec 11, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Senator Richard Gordon also questions where the dengue vaccination program was launched, saying that NCR, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon 'appear to be the places with highest voters'

ANTI-DENGVAXIA. Ex-DOH chief Paulyn Ubial testifies during the Senate probe into the dengue vaccination program on December 11, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Indonesian terrorist, Roque on Duterte, NY terror suspect | Evening wRap

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:16 PM

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Comelec, Bautista, Paynor on ASEAN | Midday wRap

Oct 24, 2017 - 1:19 PM

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WATCH: Hollywood stars, ex-spies launch Russia investigation campaign

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:19 AM

'We need our president to speak directly to us and tell us the truth,' says actor Morgan Freeman

Dela Rosa, Supreme Court, Bangsamoro Basic Law | Evening wRap

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:00 PM

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Comelec employees support Bautista amid call for his resignation

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED Dozens of Comelec employees wear red to show their support for Chairman Andres Bautista a day after poll commissioners issued a statement against him

'WALANG BIBITAW.' A poster showing support for Comelec Chairman Bautista is seen along the hallway to his office, as cameramen of different TV networks stake out at the Comelec headquarters in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Linking Andy Bautista's wealth to the 2016 election results is a stretch

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:18 PM

To say that the Comelec chairman s supposed ill gotten wealth came from rigging the polls is a very poor argument born of a very poor understanding of how automated elections work

Comelec chairman Andres Bautista gets emotional during a press conference at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 7, 2017 regarding his marital dispute with his wife Patricia Cruz-Bautista. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec chair surprised by commissioners' call for his resignation

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Magkakasama kami kanina Wala namang sinasabi sa aking magpapa press con Hindi man lang ako binusinahan Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista tells Rappler

COMELEC COLLEAGUES. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista (seated) and Commissioner Rowena Amelia Guanzon (standing), along with other poll commissioners, join the Comelec's budget hearing at the House of Representatives on August 24, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bautista's alleged corruption casts doubt on 2016 poll results – senators

Aug 07, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Senate is set to investigate the issue hounding Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista

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

Marcos, Duterte, Trump | Midday wRap

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:36 PM

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SWS survey, Hague ruling, Trump Jr | Midday wRap

Jul 12, 2017 - 12:32 PM

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Duterte supporters allege cheating in presidential polls

Jun 06, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Without presenting proof Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema claims that President Rodrigo Duterte should have gotten more than 20 million votes

Recall petition filed vs San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez

May 17, 2017 - 12:59 PM

UPDATED The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30 000 signatures to back the petition

SIGNATURE DRIVE. The petitioners say they gathered 30,000 signatures for the recall petition against San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com


A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

May 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The former LP president has kept mostly to himself save for the occasional camping selfie and food recommendation and when he had to speak up about the hero s burial for the dictator

RELAXED. Roxas during a trip to Orientel Mindoro during his 'Thank You Tour.' Photo from Mar Roxas' Facebook page

One year after loss, life goes on for Grace Poe at the Senate

May 09, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Once a rival of President Rodrigo Duterte Senator Grace Poe is now part of the Senate majority bloc generally supportive of his administration

A year after defeat, Jejomar Binay back to what he loves most

May 09, 2017 - 10:09 AM

UPDATED Take a glimpse of the life of Jejomar Binay a year after he lost in the presidential race

WHERE IS BINAY NOW? Former vice president Jejomar Binay inside his home after casting his vote on May 9, 2016. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Calida, election protest, ASEAN 2017 | Evening wRap

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:33 PM

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Comelec junks Lim's petition to disqualify Estrada from Manila poll

Mar 02, 2017 - 8:19 AM

The Comelec first division says Alfredo Lim s petition was filed out of time – 8 days after Joseph Estrada had been proclaimed

Supreme Court, Trillanes, Trump | Midday wRap

Feb 16, 2017 - 1:02 PM

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Underwater park, Trump, Pacquiao | Midday wRap

Jan 12, 2017 - 12:44 PM

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Entertainment newsmakers of 2016

Dec 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Here are 10 showbiz events that made headlines in 2016

2016 on X: From political to personal

Dec 22, 2016 - 7:55 PM

From the elections and the Marcos burial to various advocacies and campaigns the X community saw an increase in civic participation from netizens

Facebook: Duterte among top 5 most talked about in 2016

Dec 12, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Over 10 million people went to Facebook to discuss President Rodrigo Duterte s victory and the tightly contested Philippine polls

Trump and Duterte: Is a bromance possible?

Nov 10, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Given the extreme nationalist strategy of Trump and Duterte it’s unclear to me right now how they will regard and recognize the historical alliances of both countries

Marcos to appeal dismissal of complaint over hash code issue

Nov 03, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Lawyer Vic Rodriguez says the Manila City Prosecutor s Office downplayed the admissions on the unauthorized change in the election server

COMELEC COMPLAINT. Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos' legal counsel Amor Amorado and campaign advisor Jonathan dela Cruz when they filed a complaint before the Commission on Elections last May. Rappler file photo

Prosecutor junks complaint vs Comelec, Smartmatic over hash code

Nov 02, 2016 - 5:01 PM

UPDATED The criminal complaint related to the change of a special character in the transparency server during the 2016 polls is dismissed for lack of merit and insufficiency of evidence

COMPLAINT. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, represented by Abakada party list Representative Jonathan dela Cruz (L) files a complaint against Comelec and Smartmatic officials at the Manila City Prosecutor's Office on May 24, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Can Comelec probe Marcos donation to Duterte?

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The Comelec cannot act unless a formal complaint has been lodged Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez tells Rappler

Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE

Oct 11, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos donation President Rodrigo Duterte says Si Imee pa ang nagbigay Sabi niya inutang daw niya

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte (left) says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos helped fund his presidential bid. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet

Oct 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM

In the Philippines paid trolls fallacious reasoning leaps in logic poisoning the well – these are only some of the propaganda techniques that have helped shift public opinion on key issues

Who are De Lima's 2016 poll contributors?

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:30 PM

UPDATED None of the contributors to the senator s 2016 campaign have been mentioned by the witnesses in the congressional inquiries on the reported drug trade inside Bilibid

DE LIMA. Senator Leila de Lima at the Rapple senatorial debate in April 2016. Rappler file photo

SC: Senator Grace Poe a natural-born Filipino

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Voting 9 3 the High Court says in its decision: Private respondent Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares is a natural born Filipino citizen qualified to hold office as Senator of the Republic

NATURAL-BORN FILIPINO. The Supreme Court rules in favor of Senator Grace Poe in the citizenship case seeking her disqualification as senator. File photo from the Office of Senator Grace Poe

SC asked to decide Grace Poe’s citizenship case

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:51 PM

Rizalito David has asked the Supreme Court to reverse the Senate Electoral Tribunal s decision that favored Grace Poe He files a motion to resolve the case for the best interest of all concerned as well as the nation

'Practical' to postpone barangay, SK elections – Alvarez

Aug 25, 2016 - 3:16 PM

President Duterte himself is in favor of it as several lawmakers file bills and resolutions seeking to move the elections to October 2018

POSTPONE THE POLLS. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez expresses support for the numerous bills and resolution filed to move this year's barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Comelec division junks ex-Bacolod mayor Puentevella's protest

Aug 22, 2016 - 7:30 AM

The Comelec First Division says Monico Puentevella s election protest against Mayor Evelio Leonardia is baseless and does not show the need for a manual recount

2016 elections 'more credible' than 2010 polls – survey

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:32 PM

In a recent Pulse Asia survey 63 of respondents describe the 2016 elections as more credible than the 2010 polls

POPULAR LEADER. A woman takes a selfie with President Rodrigo Duterte during his first visit to Isabela City, Basilan, on July 21, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

Comelec asks SC to allow 'back up' of files amid Marcos case

Aug 16, 2016 - 9:14 PM

The SC sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal directs the Comelec to send a copy of this request to Vice President Leni Robredo and Ferdinand Marcos Jr

COMELEC REQUEST. The Commission on  Elections requests the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to authorize the backing up of files related to the May 9 polls. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Robredo vs Marcos, Duterte on terrorism, Eric Cray | 12PM wRap

Aug 16, 2016 - 12:35 PM

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Robredo camp: Marcos Jr's witnesses are fake

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo s legal team says some witnesses in Bongbong Marcos electoral protest claim their signatures were forged or they were told to surrender their IDs for some government benefits

epa05356827 Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Junior looks on during a press conference in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, Philippines, 11 June 2016. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Junior has said he will file an electoral protest on over alleged manipulation of the unofficial vote count during the 09 May elections. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Robredo replies: Why SC should dismiss Marcos Jr's protest

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Ferdinand Marcos Jr has raised issues other than the results of the VP race and failed to show proof to back up his claims

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.

Robredo fears legal fees, not Marcos' protest

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:50 PM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that former senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr s protest is baseless and she has nothing to hide

SC grants Marcos petition to protect poll materials

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:12 PM

The Presidential Electoral Tribunal orders the Comelec to protect all poll materials relevant to the election protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo

POLL FRAUD? Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos files an election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Robredo: 'Senator Marcos knows he lost the elections'

Jul 28, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she doesn t pay much attention to the election protest but acknowledges the battle is tough because she is facing a Marcos

Macalintal on 'secret servers': Marcos just dreaming of victory

Jul 26, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The alleged servers have nothing to do with the results of the election for any position says lawyer Romulo Macalintal on the controversy over the 2016 vice presidential race

FIGHT NOT OVER. The camp of former Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr rejoices over Smartmatic's admission that there were 'other servers' in the Comelec election system.

Google: High search interest by Filipinos for Duterte, 2016 polls

Jul 14, 2016 - 11:39 AM

Filipinos are leaning forward online more than ever with a clear intent to search for nationally relevant information says Google

'10 days not enough to answer Marcos election protest'

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Lawyer Romulo Macalintal says former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr s election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo is the longest ever filed in the country

Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos files an election protest against Vice President elect Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Duterte's party to SC: Junk Comelec rule on campaign expense reports

Jul 07, 2016 - 1:01 PM

UPDATED PDP Laban argues that the extension of the filing of campaign expenses is clearly an accommodation of the Liberal Party

WATCH: The 2016 elections' funniest moments

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:55 PM

From the amusing to the absurd the campaign season didn t lack in humorous moments

Istanbul attack, Marcos’ protest, Martin Andanar | 6PM wRap

Jun 29, 2016 - 9:10 PM

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