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PH lawyers revive decade-old group to protest Duterte policies

Sep 23, 2019 - 8:15 PM

'Not since the dark years of Martial Law have our civil liberties and fundamental rights been threatened and blatantly violated with such brazen impunity,' says the group Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties

REVIVAL. The Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties (CLCL), first formed in 2006, is revived to protest the "repressive" policies of the Duterte government. Photo by Rappler

FLAG demands P5M damages in sedition countercharge vs CIDG

Sep 06, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada, and Ted Te file a perjury countercharge against the CIDG officer who filed the sedition complaint. Te admits to meeting to Bikoy who wanted a legal consult.

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FLAG lawyers move to disqualify OSG from sedition probe

Aug 19, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The lawyers cite a Supreme Court decision from 1990 which says that the Office of the Solicitor General only participates in a criminal case when it has 'reached the appellate courts'

SEDITION COMPLAINT. Lawyer Larry Gadon accompanies Peter Joemel Advincula aka Bikot to the DOJ on August 9, 2019 for the start of inciting to sedition hearing against opposition leaders. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pangilinan's resignation 'a sign of humility' – Liberal Party execs

May 21, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Erin Tañada, Liberal Party vice president for external affairs and Otso Diretso senatorial candidate, says he admires Senator Kiko Pangilinan's courage during the tough campaign

STILL TRUSTED. Resigned LP president and Senator Kiko Pangilinan (right) is still be trusted by other LP leaders like Erin Tañada(left), who ran but lost for senator. VP Leni Robredo (center) has not accepted Pangilinan's resignation. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Otso Diretso not conceding the fight just yet for Aquino, Roxas

May 14, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The defeated opposition senatorial bets are hoping that their colleagues Bam Aquino and Mar Roxas can still make it to the Magic 12

STILL SMILING. Otso Diretso spokesperson Barry Gutierrez and senatorial bets Samira Gutoc and Erin Tañada pose for a picture ahead of their press conference on May 14, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappelr

As initial votes come in, somber yet hopeful mood at Otso Diretso HQ

May 13, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Erin Tañada is the only Otso Diretso candidate at their Cubao headquarters on election night

STILL SMILING. Otso Diretso senatorial bet poses in front of a caricature of himself inside Balay on May 13, 2019. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso thanks rain-soaked supporters: 'You are the spirit of this campaign'

May 08, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Heavy rain pours during the opposition senatorial ticket's thanksgiving concert at the UP Sunken Garden. But the crowd stays to listen to their speeches.

THANK YOU. Otso Diretso candidates pose for a selfie together with their supporters, who were all soaked from the rain on May 8, 2019. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Otso Diretso hopes to stage another ‘revolution’ in historic Kawit, Cavite

May 07, 2019 - 7:46 AM

Their host and Cavite 1st District Representative Boy Blue Abaya delivers a speech endorsing Otso Diretso, but does not share the stage with them

REVOLUTION? Otso Diretso opposition candidates and their representatives raise each other's hands during their sortie in Kawit, Cavite on May 6, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso heads to Tañada’s turf to woo Quezon voters

May 03, 2019 - 11:09 AM

The highlight of the sortie is a grand campaign rally in Sariaya town, where the opposition bets will be hosted by local allies

TAÑADA TURF. Former Quezon congressman Erin Tañada (second from L) and other Otso Diretso candidates will campaign in his province on May 3, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

China debt trap? Opposition bets say PH at 'losing end' of 'onerous' loans

Apr 27, 2019 - 7:58 PM

'Ang mahirap sa sinasabi ng pamahalaan na hindi pa ito done deal, hihintayin pa ba natin na matapos ang kontrata saka tayo magrereklano? Aanhin mo pa ang damo, kung patay na ang kabayo?' says Otso Diretso's Romulo Macalintal

STUDY CHINA DEALS. Opposition senatorial bets oppose the China deals as is. Rappler file photos by Angie de Silva and Darren Langit

Should people who refuse to evacuate be arrested? Dela Rosa, Tañada face off

Apr 27, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The two are responding to a question on how the country can further reduce risk and improve response to natural disasters

Otso Diretso bets challenge Duterte: Be transparent in China deals

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:47 PM

'Because he is an advocate of freedom of information, kung talagang naniniwala siya dito, hindi na kailangan dapat ihingi nang kahit sino man ang mga kontratang pinirmahan,' says Senatorial bet Erin Tañada III

CHALLENGE ON CHINA. Otso Diretso bets call on President Rodrigo Duterte to be transparent in deals and talks with China. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

‘Mahaba pa ang laban’: Survey laggard Otso Diretso bets still positive

Apr 12, 2019 - 11:35 AM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo also suspects black propaganda against Otso Diretso candidates Mar Roxas and Bam Aquino, but did not give any evidence for her claim

UNFAZED. Vice President Leni Robredo (center) raises the hands of Otso Diretso bets Samira Gutoc, Romy Macalintal, and Chel Diokno in Bohol on April, 5, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LP: Remember dark 1978 elections, be brave in May 13 polls

Apr 07, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Campaign manager Francis Pangilinan likens Otso Diretso to Laban opposition bets who struggled in the 1978 Interim Batasang Pambansa elections

COURAGE. Liberal Party stalwarts Francis Pangilinan (2nd from L) and Erin Tañada (3rd from L) recall people's courage during the 1978 Interim Batasang Pambansa elections. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Gutoc, Tañada listen to issues of Marawi City residents

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Her fellow Maranaos ask Otso Diretso Senate candidate Samira Gutoc what's delaying the rehabilitation of Marawi

Photo from Otso Diretso Media

Survey on Filipinos wanting non-corrupt candidates 'gives validation' to Otso Diretso

Mar 25, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Otso Diretso candidates say their respective track records already provide voters a glimpse of the things they can do should they be elected as senators

NOT CORRUPT. Otso Diretso candidates Florin Hilbay, Erin Tañada, Samira Gutoc, and Chel Diokno pose with their slate's hand sign during a sortie in Mandaue City on March 25, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec rejects request to force Hugpong candidates to join debates

Mar 08, 2019 - 1:32 PM

The opposition Otso Diretso senatorial slate slams the poll body for 'not doing its job' in educating voters for the May elections

A MISSED OPPORTUNITY. The Otso Diretso candidates say the debate could have been used by the Comelec to help educate voters. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Otso Diretso bets urge Comelec to probe Bong Go shirts issue

Mar 06, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Otso Diretso candidate Erin Tañada says if the poll body does not investigate the issue, it would be like turning a blind eye to a possible violation of campaign rules

PROBE THE SHIRTS. Otso Diretso bet Erin Tañada says Comelec must investigate the controversy surrounding the shirts of administration bet Bong Go. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso: We campaign to talk about issues, not entertain voters

Mar 06, 2019 - 3:46 PM

But the opposition senatorial bets say they are not necessarily going on the offensive against administration candidates. Rather, they just want intelligent discourse during the campaign

ISSUES-BASED. Otso Diretso candidates Florin Hilbay, Romy Macalintal, and Erin Tañada hold a press conference in Marikina City on March 6, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Macalintal, Tañada challenge Angara: Explain why you pushed for TRAIN

Mar 05, 2019 - 5:55 PM

'Kung ito'y magandang batas, dapat sana hinaharap kayo ni Senator Angara, 'di ba?' Otso Diretso candidate Romy Macalintal tells the crowd at a campaign event

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Chel Diokno to Duterte: Stop weaponizing lists

Mar 05, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Otso Diretso candidates Erin Tañada and Florin Hilbay also slam the government for threatening to release a new narco list, saying it is aimed to influence the elections

LISTS AS WEAPONS. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno speaks during Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant forum on March 4, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Mayor Fresnedi endorses Otso Diretso in Muntinlupa

Mar 05, 2019 - 1:25 PM

The Otso Diretso candidates say it is a 'breath of fresh air' that an incumbent politician is supporting the opposition senatorial slate

MAYOR'S ENDORSEMENT. Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi (2nd from R) raise the hands of Otso Diretso candidates in Muntinlupa. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Amid Duterte veto, Tañada vows to push coco levy bill in Senate

Mar 04, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Opposition senatorial candidate Erin Tañada says the coco levy funds, once returned, could be used to help farmers diversify their products and skills

ON COCO LEVY. Erin Tañada speaks during Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant senatorial forum on Monday, March 4. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Otso Diretso to Hugpong: 'Don't want to be called thieves? Then don't steal'

Feb 19, 2019 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED)'Hindi negative campaigning ang magsabi ng totoo,' says Otso Diretso senatorial bet and ex-Quezon congressman Erin Tañada

THE OPPOSITION. (FROM L-R) Otso Diretos bets Gary Alejano, Samira Gutoc, Erin Tañada, Bam Aquino, Florin Hilbay, Romy Macalintal, and Chel Diokno campaign in Iriga City. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Colmenares, Roque back national minimum wage for Filipinos

Jan 27, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The senatorial bets argue that prices of basic goods may even be higher in the provinces compared to Metro Manila

HIGHER WAGES. Filipino labor groups have long been calling for a national minimum wage in the Philippines. Photo from the Makabayan bloc

Roque says no to death penalty in drug crimes

Jan 27, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque contradicts the Duterte administration on death penalty for drug-related crimes

NO TO DEATH PENALTY. Harry Roque says he opposes the reimposition of the death penalty for drug-related crimes. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte’s NPA death squad will target the poor – opposition

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Human rights lawyer and senatorial candidate Chel Diokno says the only lasting solution he sees is the resumption of peace talks between the government and the Left

OPPOSITION COALITION CANDIDATES. Former Quezon congressman Erin Tañada is running for senator in the May 2019 elections under the Oposisyon Koalisyon ticket. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Strengthen human rights awareness of Filipinos, say opposition bets

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Senatorial aspirants Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc, and Erin Tañada believe Filipinos should be made more aware of their human rights, so they won't be afraid to file reports when abuses happen

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS. Senatorial bets Erin Tañada, Chel Diokno, and Samira Gutoc say Filipinos should be made more aware of human rights. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Defenseless vs inflation? 'Gov't should listen to people,' says Tañada

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Senatorial aspirant Erin Tañada suggests measures 'that can be easily implemented by this administration if it has the political will to listen to the people'

HIGH PRICES. Filipino shoppers carry the goods they bought at the Commonwealth Public Market on October 08, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Erin Tañada asks Liberal Party members: 'Tayo ba ang nagkamali?'

Nov 08, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'You could see the people hanging around the President right now are the people we fought against, and we start to question: Ano ba pinaglaban natin? Bakit nagkaganito?'

OPPOSITION COALITION CANDIDATES. Former Quezon congressman Erin Tañada is running for senator in the May 2019 elections under the Oposisyon Koalisyon ticket. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Erin on the Tañada brand: 'There’s space for principled politics'

Nov 07, 2018 - 11:27 AM

The former Quezon congressman, a champion of farmers and laborers, hopes to be the third Tañada in the Philippine Senate

3RD GEN TAÑADA. Ex-Quezon congressman Erin Tañada is running for senator for the 2019 elections under the Oposisyon Koalisyon. Screenshot by Rappler

#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?

Comelec updates, less time on Facebook, Harry and Meghan | Evening wRap

Oct 16, 2018 - 9:44 PM

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Hilbay, Macalintal complete official opposition senatorial slate

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The opposition coalition, led by the Liberal Party, will field only 8 senatorial candidates

OPPOSITION SLATE. The 8 candidates who make up the opposition's official slate for the 2019 senatorial elections.

Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada file candidacies for senator

Oct 16, 2018 - 1:53 PM

Will their brand of politics – staunch critics of martial law and dictatorship – work to counter the Duterte magic?

DESCENDANTS. Former Senator Wigberto 'Bobby' Tañada (center) raises the arms of son, former Quezon representative Erin Tañada (left) and Chel Diokno, son of former senator Jose 'Pepe' Diokno, who are both running for a Senate seat in the May 2019 elections. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Tindig Pilipinas endorses Senate bets who will 'fight for all of us'

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:59 AM

(UPDATED) 'They will be our fighters against poverty, for social inclusion, and for the nation’s sovereignty,' says the opposition coalition

OPPOSITION BETS. Tindig Pilipinas endorses  senatorial bets Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, Bangsamoro leader Samira Gutoc Tomawis, and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno at a press conference in Quezon City on October 12, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Trillanes arrest shows ‘attempt to silence dissent’ – Robredo

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:12 PM

'Dapat sana parating may lugar iyong dissenting voices para…kaming mga public officials, parati kaming on our toes,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

DISSENTING VOICES. Vice President Leni Robredo offers her support for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV at the Senate on September 25, 2018, the day he was arrested. Photo by OVP

LP senate bets, Hontiveros on NFA, BTS | Midday wRap

Sep 25, 2018 - 1:14 PM

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LP's initial Senate slate for 2019: Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) The Liberal Party formally nominates Aquino, Diokno, and Tañada as senatorial candidates for the 2019 elections

No genuine House minority under Danilo Suarez, says Robredo

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:32 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she trusts Marikina Representative Miro Quimbo, her party mate at the Liberal Party, will lead his bloc to be the 'real opposition' in the House

AGAINST SUAREZ. Vice President Leni Robredo slams the retention of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez as House minority leader. File photo by OVP

'Prime Minister Arroyo' if Cha-Cha succeeds, opposition warns

Jul 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'She has the smarts, she has the experience, and this is something that she’s wanted to have for a long time,' says former lawmaker Barry Gutierrez

HOUSE SPEAKER. Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo during the 3rd State of the nation address at the House of representatives in Quezon city. Photo by Mary Grace dela Serna/Rappler

LP's 'resistance slate' for 2019: Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Gary Alejano

May 21, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The LP president reveals 6 names they're considering for the 2019 senate slate: Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada, Gary Alejano, Barry Gutierrez, and Agot Isidro

Lawyers, law students launch group to call for end to EJKs

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:49 PM

Responding to lawyer Harry Roque's statement that he will throw hollow blocks at critics, convenor Tony La Viña says 'magtatapon kami ng pan de sal'

Photo by Angie De Silva

The LP question: How to be 'non-traditional' opposition

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:59 PM

'You can’t always oppose everything. You have to choose which are the ones that are going against the core interests of the party,' says the Liberal Party's vice president for external affairs

NON-TRADITIONAL OPPOSITION? 'Tindig Pilipinas' a cause-oriented group composed of groups politicians from the opposition is launched on September 18, 2017 at Club Filipino in San Juan. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aquino magic? LP says endorsement will boost Robredo’s numbers

Oct 06, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo is currently a survey laggard placing 10th in the latest vice presidential surveys

LP TICKET. Mar Roxas, President Benigno Aquino III, and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo at Club Filipino. Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau

No fears that Robredo will neglect CamSur – women supporters

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo assures her home province that she will not neglect them despite her decision to run for a national position for 2016

VP BET. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo accepts the Liberal Party's offer to run as their vice presidential candidate. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bam Aquino is Robredo’s 2016 campaign manager

Oct 05, 2015 - 12:35 PM

President Aquino handpicks his cousin to run the campaign of the Liberal Party s vice presidential bet

LP disowns mayor, mum on Drilon-Napoles link

Oct 15, 2013 - 1:14 AM

But government s news releases say Candaba Mayor Rene Maglanque was an ally Party statement fails to address allegations that PDAF scam mastermind was a campaign donor

PHOTO OP? Senate President Franklin Drilon with wife Mila (in yellow) and couple Jaime and Janet (in red) Napoles. Photo obtained by Rappler

RH advocate is new DOH undersecretary

Jul 02, 2013 - 12:12 PM

President Aquino confirms the appointment of former Deputy Majority Leader Janette Garin as new Health Undersecretary

Former Iloilo Rep Janette Garin, named July 2 as the Department of Health's new undersecretary. Here, Garin talks during an interview on Rappler's #TalkThursday in January. Rappler/file

Team PNoy all set for proclamation rally

Feb 11, 2013 - 1:36 PM

The proclamation rally of Team PNoy is scheduled to take place in Plaza Miranda Wednesday February 12 with President Benigno Aquino III expected to set the tone of the campaign