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Did Grace Poe sway voters after the Cebu debate?

Mar 25, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Of the 35 who voted for Poe in the March 22 mobile survey 25 also voted for her before the presidential debate in Cebu

GRACEFUL. Senator Grace Poe with senatorial candidates speaks during a school visit at the University of the Philippines-Visayas in Iloilo on March 14. File phots from the Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Filipino voters are 'rational' – analyst

Mar 23, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Communications expert Clarissa David says voters have various criteria when choosing their next leaders and the masses reasons shouldn t be quickly judged as irrational

OWN REASONS. Communications expert Clarissa David says voters have their own varied, rational reasons for electing leaders.

Grace Poe won Cebu presidential debate – SWS respondents

Mar 22, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Poe is named the winner by respondents in Balance Luzon and in the Visayas but slides to second place among respondents in Metro Manila and Mindanao

WINNER. Respondents of the SWS mobile survey say Grace Poe came out the best during the second presidential debate.

Duterte ties Poe, One Cebu Party, Binay’s documents | 12PM wRap

Mar 22, 2016 - 1:03 PM

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Presidential debate 'not good form,' but good entertainment – analyst

Mar 22, 2016 - 10:31 AM

It s kind of a wild wild west but it s fun It s fun in that sense because there’s a lot of attacking there’s a lot of freedom to really just butt in there and interrupt says analyst Clarissa David

GOOD ENTERTAINMENT. The town hall format of the debate allowed candidates more freedom to interject and interrupt each other, often deviating from the debate topics. Photo by Rappler

Cebu debate: Roxas, Duterte most talked about on Facebook

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The social media site also says concerns about transparency and corruption are the most discussed

More #PiliPinasDebates2016 tweets for Cebu debate than CDO

Mar 21, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Over 1 6 million tweets are sent as Filipinos weigh in on the second presidential debate for the May 2016 elections

Poe 'Invisible Girl,' Roxas 'Mister Fantastic' – Palace

Mar 21, 2016 - 6:18 PM

Sunday s presidential debate in Cebu was like watching the Fantastic Four on stage says Palace spokesman Manolo Quezon

CEBU DEBATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay, Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe, and Mar Roxas on-stage. Screenshot from TV5

Poe was 'on point and aggressive' – Rappler adjudication panel

Mar 21, 2016 - 6:00 PM

I thought she was very very sneaky but effective says one adjudicator of the Cebu presidential debates last Sunday March 20

Duterte’s 2nd debate performance: Few explanations, all political will

Mar 21, 2016 - 6:00 PM

He may not be the best public speaker but Duterte s selling point to some voters may be that he s more of a doer and not a talker

DUTERTE SPEAKS. Duterte admits to being a 'bullet point' type of speaker after the second presidential debate held in Cebu City. Screengrab from TV5 livestream

Cebu debate: Education, health on agenda, but not discussed

Mar 21, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Presidential candidates were able to tackle a few issues during the debate but they weren t asked about two key matters supposedly on the agenda

Cebu presidential debate: Litmus test of character

Mar 21, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Millennial advocates and experts say the debate was intense but lacked substance

Behind the scenes during the delay in the 2nd Presidential Debate in Cebu.

Pro-BBL Roxas hit for 'Muslim na mananakop' line in debate

Mar 21, 2016 - 11:37 AM

The LP standard bearer was answering a rival s insinuations that he doesn t enjoy President Benigno Aquino III s trust

ONLINE FLAK. The ruling party's standard-bearer is criticized for his use of a pejorative term during the presidential debate in Cebu City. Screenshot from the TV5 screen

Rule on documents: Who missed what in Cebu debate meetings

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:35 AM

The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay says they should not be criticized for asking whether documents are allowed onstage

#AnimatED: Comelec Debate 2, A for Entertainment

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Nasindihan ba ang kandila sa karimlan? Lumiwanag ba?

More fireworks in 2nd presidential debate despite delay

Mar 21, 2016 - 7:15 AM

The presidential candidates are on attack mode during the whole debate

#PiliPinasDebates2016: Highs and lows on social media

Mar 21, 2016 - 1:55 AM

UPDATED Who were the most talked about candidates online? Check out the social media highlights of the second leg of PiliPinasDebates2016

Duterte sweeps Rappler online polls for Cebu debate

Mar 20, 2016 - 11:43 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte consistently ranks 1st in our polls while Vice President Jejomar Binay is consistently last

Poe to Roxas: Isn't Mamasapano proof Aquino doesn't trust you?

Mar 20, 2016 - 11:22 PM

The second presidential debate puts the LP standard bearer in a familiar situation: having to defend the mistakes of the current administration

MAMASAPANO DEBACLE. Senator Grace Poe and LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas face-off during the 2nd presidential debate. Rappler screenshot

Fewer TV ads during Cebu presidential debate

Mar 20, 2016 - 11:20 PM

UPDATED Rappler counts over 41 minutes of commercials during the 160 minute broadcast on TV 5 Compare that to the 48 minutes of ads during GMA 7 s 135 minute CDO debate in February

Screenshot of the 2nd presidential debate in Cebu City on Sunday, March 20. Video courtesy of TV5

Duterte tests Poe: What would you do if China attacked?

Mar 20, 2016 - 11:02 PM

The Davao City mayor presses Poe to answer his question directly

Screengrab from TV5 livestream

Poe eyes ex-coup plotter as her anti-crime czar

Mar 20, 2016 - 10:57 PM

Retired Marine colonel Ariel Querubin pardoned for his involvement in two coup attempts will be the anti crime czar of a Poe presidency

CONSULTATION: Senator Grace Poe listens to inputs from retired Colonel Ariel Querubin

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

PiliPinas 2016 Cebu Presidential Debate: Part 2 goes to Grace Poe

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:50 PM

In this part of the debate candidates ask each other questions on key issues

This file picture shows Grace Poe at the first presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Duterte to Roxas: You are pretentious, a fraud

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:37 PM

As rebuttal Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas questions the Duterte brand of justice

Screengrab from TV5 stream

Celebrities on second presidential debate in Cebu

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Celebrities who tuned into the Cebu presidential debates comment about the long delay the heated exchanges among the candidates and more

Photos from Instagram/@celestinegonzaga/Alecs Ongcal/Rob Reyes/Rappler

One-on-one debate: Duterte still netizens' choice

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:14 PM

The Davao mayor sweeps the Rappler polls in the two segments of the second presidential debate held in Cebu City

STILL ON TOP. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte sweeps the Rappler polls.

Cebu debate: Duterte, Poe favor return of death penalty

Mar 20, 2016 - 8:48 PM

Why are they in favor of bringing back death penalty? Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says it s for cases involving drugs while Senator Grace Poe says it s for heinous crimes

DEATH PENALTY IN PH. Both Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Grace Poe are in favor of bringing back death penalty in the country. Screenshot courtesy of TV5

Duterte still netizens' winner in Round 3 of Cebu presidential debate

Mar 20, 2016 - 8:37 PM

The Davao City mayor continues to edge ahead of his rivals in the Rappler poll as selected by netizens

WINNING STREAK. The Davao City mayor is still netizens' top choice on the Rappler poll.

Cebu presidential debate: All candidates against divorce

Mar 20, 2016 - 8:33 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay Senator Grace Poe Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Mar Roxas are all against divorce

Still top choice: Duterte is netizens' pick for Round 2, Part 1 of debate

Mar 20, 2016 - 8:09 PM

The Davao City mayor continues his winning streak among netizens who chose him as the winner of Round 2 Part 1 of the presidential debate in Cebu City

STILL ON TOP. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is still netizens' top pick in the Rappler poll for Round 2, Part 1 of the debate.

Duterte gets netizens' vote in Round 1 of 2nd presidential debate

Mar 20, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Just like his performance in the first debate held in Cagayan de Oro City the Davao mayor gets the most votes among netizens

STILL TOP CHOICE. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wins the first round of the 2nd presidential debate, according to netizens.

Binay to rivals: Let's sign bank waiver together

Mar 20, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay vows he ll push for the FOI bill but Senator Grace Poe doubts this

#PiliPinasDeLate? Delayed Cebu debate stirs confusion on social media

Mar 20, 2016 - 7:40 PM

The 90 minute delay is caused by disagreement on whether or not bringing notes to the stage is allowed

DELAYED. The Visayas leg of the presidential debate is an hour late. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PiliPinas 2016 Cebu Presidential Debate: Winners of Part 1

Mar 20, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Rappler editors name the winners of each of the 3 different parts of round 1

Rappler photo shows the candidates shortly before the 2nd presidential debate held in Cebu

2nd presidential debate adds 'Yes or No' segment

Mar 20, 2016 - 7:11 PM

Organizers of the PiliPinas Debate in Cebu announces an additional segment aside from the original panel discussion and one on one between candidates

SECOND DEBATE. The second presidential debate is set to be held in Cebu City on March 20, 2016. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

2016 polls still unpredictable, voters can still switch bets – analyst

Mar 20, 2016 - 6:18 PM

The elections are just 7 weeks away but political communications expert Clarissa David says there is still a sense that candidates can change voters minds

Behind the scenes during the delay in the 2nd Presidential Debate in Cebu.

#PHVote: What millennial advocates, experts want from 2nd presidential debate

Mar 20, 2016 - 5:47 PM

Voters are waiting to see if the candidates will provide substance with their answers Will candidates deliver?

Cebu presidential debate: The Rappler coverage

Mar 20, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Tune in to Rappler for breaking news quick fact checks expert commentaries instant videos and unique social media engagement during the 2nd Comelec organized presidential debate in Cebu

UP students lead preps for Cebu presidential debate

Mar 20, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Compared to the first debate in Cagayan de Oro the programs in Cebu are more interactive with booths and activities that get voters sentiments for the elections

World-class debaters to adjudicate candidates on Rappler panel

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:36 AM

The live panel includes former UP Diliman team captain Nicole Curato Worlds Finals adjudicator Joan de Venecia and Asian Grand Champion Glenn Tuazon

Watch, comment, vote, share: Weigh in on the Cebu debate

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:59 PM

Here s how you can join the online conversation and make your voice heard during the second presidential debate in Cebu on Sunday March 20

WEIGHING IN. Participate in Rappler's comprehensive coverage of the second presidential debate on March 20, 2016 by joining our online poll and sharing your thoughts on social media. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Poe in Cebu early, 'crams' for 2nd presidential debate

Mar 19, 2016 - 6:27 PM

Senator Grace Poe says she has to make sure she delivers her full message to the people at the Cebu leg of the presidential debates on Palm Sunday

CEBU. Presidential candidate Grace Poe poses with fans at the Indiana Aerospace University in Cebu City a day before the presidential debate on March 20, 2016. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Comelec: Expect 'improved' 2nd presidential debate

Mar 19, 2016 - 4:53 PM

The Comelec says it has made conscious efforts to address concerns raised in the first debate in Cagayan de Oro City

DEBATE VENUE. UP Cebu's Performing Arts Hall. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

The Scrum: Visayas voters keeping Roxas’ campaign afloat

Mar 18, 2016 - 11:04 PM

Poll numbers show how much the Visayan voters want Mar Roxas to succeed President Aquino But alas for him the smallest of the country s 3 subdivisions doesn t always get its way

Fast Facts: What you ought to know about Cebu and elections

Mar 18, 2016 - 9:18 PM

Know the electoral profile of the province with the biggest voters population the venue of the 2nd presidential debate on March 20

#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.