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#TheLeaderIWant: Ernesto Arellano on pushing for pro-worker legislation in the Senate

Apr 01, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Rappler talks to labor leader Ernesto Arellano about his Senate bid and priority measures if elected

Central Luzon: New killing fields in Duterte's drug war

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Central Luzon cops kill almost double the number of drug suspects slain by Metro Manila cops in 2018

NEW EPICENTER. Central Luzon surpasses Metro Manila in the Duterte administration's war on drugs in terms of deaths in police operations.

Otso Diretso balances the good and the bad of Aquino's endorsement

Feb 24, 2019 - 5:12 PM

The Otso Diretso campaign makes an effort to distance itself from major controversies under former president Benigno Aquino III, like the Mamasapano and Dengvaxia scandals

Otso Diretso senatorial candidates join Tindig Pilipinas, Every Woman and other groups to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Edsa People Power in Quezon City on February 23, 2019, Former President Benigno Aquino endorsed the Otso Diretso slate and asks people to support the opposition candidates. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Laguna politicians vow to deliver votes for Duterte's slate

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:45 AM

In 2016, these local politicians supported then-administration standard bearer Mar Roxas

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises the hands of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) candidates during the party's campaign rally at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan City, Laguna on February 23, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Rafael Alunan completes Duterte’s 2019 Senate slate

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:48 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Koko Pimentel confirms Alunan as Duterte's choice to complete his roster of senatorial bets for the May 2019 midterm polls

Bagongbayan Party President Senator Dick Gordon (2nd-right) endorses former DILG Sec. Raffy Alunan (2nd-left) for party's senator and 1P (One Philippines) partylist nominees during its kicked off campaign at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on February 15, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Otso Diretso bets want to restore Negros Island Region

Feb 22, 2019 - 4:49 PM

Otso Diretso senatorial candidate and Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, who was born and raised in Sipalay City in Negros Occidental, says he supports the return of the Negros Island Region

NATIVE SON. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Gary Alejano campaigns in his home province of of Negros Occidental. He says he was born and raised in Sipalay City. Photo by Mara Cepda/Rappler

Otso Diretso volunteers channel ‘people power’ to court Ilonggo vote

Feb 22, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Negros Occidental is part of Western Visayas, the bailiwick of Mar Roxas and the once-ruling Liberal Party

Otso Diretso volunteers to channel ‘people power’ to court Ilonggo vote. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso dares Hugpong bets to debate on People Power anniversary

Feb 22, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Otso Diretso bet Chel Diokno tells Hugpong counterparts: See you 12 noon, February 25, in Plaza Miranda

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Robredo: Otso Diretso to rely on 'unmatched dedication' of Cebu volunteers

Feb 21, 2019 - 4:51 PM

'Basta tayo ang gagalaw, walang imposible,' tells members of the Ahon Laylayan Coalition in Cebu City, where she campaigned for opposition senatorial candidates

PRODUCT OF VOLUNTEERISM. Vice President Leni Robredo addresses the Ahon Laylayan Coalition in Cebu City on February 21, 2019.  Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso goes door-to-door in vote-rich Cebu

Feb 21, 2019 - 2:05 PM

The opposition senatorial candidates are banking on word of mouth to help secure votes in the May 2019 elections

Photo byMara Cepeda/Rappler

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Feb 12, 2019 - 9:50 PM

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Bong Go: Don’t vote for me if I used gov’t resources for Senate bid

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:57 PM

But the former Duterte aide refuses to say who is funding his campaign

WAIT FOR SPENDING REPORT. Administration bet Bong Go tells journalists in Angeles City on February 12, 2019, he will report his campaign financiers and expenses. This document, however, is required by the Comelec only after the elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP defends invite for Bong Go: We didn't say vote for him

Feb 12, 2019 - 2:50 PM

'Remember, wala kaming sinasabi sa kanila na kung sino dapat iboto nila,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

EARLY CAMPAIGN? Senatorial candidate Bong Go is welcomed in national police headquarters Camp Crame a day before the official campaign period for the 2019 elections. PNP photo

Arroyo asks Pampanga to give Duterte bets 'landslide' win

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:50 PM

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appears beside presidential daughter Sara Duterte to personally endorse Hugpong ng Pagbabago's Senate slate

APPEAL TO PAMPANGA. House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo speaks at the campaign launch of Hugpong ng Pagbabago on February 12, 2019, urging Pampangueños to vote for its senatorial bets. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Otso Diretso begins tough challenge of campaigning as underdogs

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:56 PM

(UPDATED) The opposition slate settles with Caloocan as its kickoff venue, the city of Mayor Oscar Malapitan, a Duterte ally

KICKOFF. Otso Diretso slate in a press conference on February 12, 2019 in Caloocan City, to kick-off their campaign for the midterm elections. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

#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

#TheLeaderIWant: Jiggy Manicad, from reporter to politician

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Can a reporter-turned-politician be an independent voice in the Senate? Rappler talks to Jiggy Manicad.

#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: 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

#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?

#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