2016 presidential debates - updates

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Stand with Rappler, defend press freedom

Jan 15, 2018 - 2:34 PM

We will continue bringing you the news, holding the powerful to account for their actions and decisions, calling attention to government lapses that further disempower the disadvantaged. We will hold the line.

Binay-Duterte 'bromance' at 2nd presidential debate

Mar 20, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay chooses not to have a face off with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte at the second presidential debate in Cebu City

NO FACE-OFF. Vice President Jejomar Binay has nothing to ask Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte at the face-off portion of the second presidential debate on March 20, 2016. Screengrab form TV5

#PHVote: Millennial advocates hit Duterte's 'killing spree'

Mar 20, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Is the tough talking mayor s plan enough to really deal with crime?

#PHVote: Advocates dismayed at presidential bets' 'catfight' over coal

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:04 PM

During the second presidential debate climate advocates lament how the debaters steered away from the discussion on coal and climate change

Mar Roxas said that it is not about the actual notes, but are we a rules based society.

#PHvote: Cebu poverty through the eyes of the kid in viral photo

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:49 PM

As presidential candidates head to Cebu City for the debate a non governmental group asks: What are your concrete plans to alleviate families like that of Daniel Cabrera’s from poverty?

INSPIRATION. Daniel Cabrera pose in front of his medals and certificates in their home in Mandaue City, Cebu. A social media post changed his life in June 2015.

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Cagayan de Oro presidential debate

Mar 17, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Five presidential candidates face off in the first debate in Cagayan de Oro City Here s the transcript of that event

FIRST DEBATE. Five presidential candidates hold hands at the end of the first presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro. Screengrab from GMA-7

Cagayan de Oro debate crowd: Where are our issues?

Feb 22, 2016 - 4:43 PM

The first presidential debate fails to take up candidates plans for the indigenous peoples of Mindanao agriculture and persons with disabilities

The crowd watching the PiliPinas Debates 2016 at the Capitol University gym in Cagayan de Oro Ciity, Philippines, February 21, 2016. photo by Bobby Lagsa / Rappler

2016 bets on why they should be president

Feb 21, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Find out the closing statements of the 5 presidential bets at the PiliPinas 2016 debate in Cagayan de Oro

PRESIDENTIAL BETS. The 5 presidential bets take the opportunity to seek voters' support on national television. Photo by AFP

1st presidential debate kicks off in Cagayan de Oro

Feb 21, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Rappler is your invaluable companion in making better sense of the first presidential debate helping you choose the leader you want

Rappler sues Comelec chief over debates, public interest issues

Feb 19, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Instead of ensuring a wider distribution of the debate Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista granted exclusive broadcasting and livestreaming rights to hand picked partners