Rappler's latest stories on 2019 senatorial elections
President Duterte has endorsed 4 out of 7 reelectionist senators: Pimentel, Villar, Angara, and Ejercito. Will he anoint one of them to be his successor?
We ask the Comelec to use all its moral suasion to organize one senatorial debate and compel all major candidates to attend. Or we wake up in May with a Senate slate that is purely bought and paid for.
(UPDATED) Aside from its bet Neri Colmenares, Makabayan endorses 5 of 8 Otso Diretso bets
The President says Go never took a single cent from millions of cash supposedly distributed to law enforcers for operations and intelligence work
Over 500 of the bills the ex-senator and 2019 senatorial bet co-authored or filed were pending at the Senate committee level in the 16th Congress, from 2013 to 2016
Warring unions join forces for the first time in decades to push for the pro-worker agenda that Duterte has failed to deliver. Will this be enough of a game changer?
'Dapat pa rin pong krimen siya para wala pong abuso sa hanay nating mamamahayag,' says senatorial bet and former journalist Jiggy Manicad
How are the 62 senatorial aspirants in the 2019 midterm elections the same or different from each other?
(UPDATED) ''Pag natalo itong mga kandidato ko, balikan ko kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly tells the audience during PDP-Laban's proclamation rally in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan
Unlike them, pro-life advocate Rizalito David and lawyer Jude Josue Sabio fail to convince the Commission on Elections to allow them to run for senator
'Kung gano'n ang tulong nila sa atin, 'yung ayuda, 'yung pautang nila sa atin, hindi na bale,' says opposition senatorial candidate Mar Roxas
Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque contradicts the Duterte administration on death penalty for drug-related crimes
President Rodrigo Duterte says he will likely have his own 2019 Senate slate, distinct from the slate of his own political party, PDP-Laban
(3rd UPDATE) Reelectionists and former senators are ahead, while some newcomers gain ground, in surveys leading to the 2019 midterm elections
Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon says Region 6 will 'play an important role for Otso,' referring to the opposition's Otso Diretso senatorial candidates
In their first sortie, the coalition candidates go to Capiz, Roxas’ home province and bailiwick
'Hindi ba meron tayong isang kandidato na from 1% to Vice President? Nasubukan na po natin noon. Uulitin natin para sa 8,' Team Pilipinas convenor Maria Cecila Reyes tells volunteers for the opposition's 2019 campaign
The Liberal Party-led senatorial slate should make sure volunteer sign-ups and social media endorsements will translate to votes
Most of those running for senator are male, married, and approaching their senior years
This is how they voted on the Train Law, hero's burial for Marcos, martial law extension, Bangsamoro Organic Law, and other issues during the 17th Congress
'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
They shed their yellow shirts, and do away with the classic ‘L’ sign. Voters, they believe, don't care about colors anymore.
Watch the launch of the opposition coalition slate on Rappler
Despite years – or decades – spent working in the government, these political veterans are still running for office in the 2019 Philippine elections
These first-time Senate hopefuls – lawyers, Duterte appointees, a reporter, civic Muslim leader, former soldier, long-time local chiefs – promise to shake up the midterm polls
(UPDATED) Rappler lists the senatorial aspirants who are facing cases, complaints, or probes, as well as those who have been acquitted or the cases against them dismissed
Mansueto Gallardo, 70, and Porferio Camorongan, 80, find government slow in addressing some pressing problems
'Talagang mayroong confusion. May mawawalang boto because of confusion. That comes with the risk of running together kaya nga hindi ginagawa ito ng pamilya,' says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito
Vice President Leni Robredo says they are still deliberating whether or not to field a complete slate of 12 senatorial bets for the 2019 polls
PDP-Laban president Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says the party will 'just release a complete list of its candidates nationwide' after the filing of certificates of candidacy
Senator Francis Pangilinan says opposition groups still 'needed more time' to finalize their senatorial slate for the 2019 elections
Among those who posted using the #GoRegisterPH hashtag on social media are Eraserheads legends Raymund Marasigan and Buddy Zabala, jazz singer Toni B, and musicians from Cheats, Sandwich, Moonstar 88, The Vowels They Orbit, and Gracenote
'Kung tatanungin mo ako if I really want to have power, ayokong ganun. It's more of correct the insitutions na magsisilbi sila,' says broadcast journalist Jiggy Manicad on his plans to run for senator
Senators Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar, and Nancy Binay, Taguig City Representative Pia Cayetano, and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio lead the probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held in early September
Most likely, it will be the only arena where genuine political competition can happen
How is the Senate race shaping up a year into the polls? Results of the June 2018 Pulse Asia survey present interesting movements.
'Ako, Senado, kung ako'ng masusunod ah,' says Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa after being asked to choose between running for senator or governor
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the ruling party will consider even poor performers in surveys on possible senatorial aspirants
'We are suggesting to him to consider it but candidacy is a personal decision. But yes, we are suggesting to him to take a good look at it,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
One of the contested issues in Baguio about federalism is its effect on the Cordillera Administrative Region's quest for autonomy
Former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr says 'one option' is to request for his electoral protest case be raffled off to another Supreme Court justice
(UPDATED) Former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr says he is determined to see through the electoral protest he filed against Vice President Leni Robredo
(UPDATED) House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez names 6 people whom he wants to be part of PDP-Laban’s senatorial slate for the 2019 elections: Mocha Uson, Harry Roque, Carlo Nograles, Francis Tolentino, Geraldine Roman, Albee Benitez
'If that guy or woman is elected by the people, then you have to honor that choice,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, president of the ruling party, says Mocha Uson and Harry Roque for now are just nominees of PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez