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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.
The highlight of the sortie is a grand campaign rally in Sariaya town, where the opposition bets will be hosted by local allies
Hilbay seeks to institutionalize the Pantawid Pamilyang Piliipino Program, and expand its coverage, if he's elected in the Senate
'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
'Kung talagang walang basehan, 'yon 'yong pinakamadaling gawin,' says Otso Diretso candidate Florin Hilbay on Paolo Duterte showing his tattoo to counter allegations against him
Otso Diretso candidate Chel Diokno, a human rights lawyer, says the documents will help confirm the pattern they observed in killings in the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs
'They should have taken measures way back, and not let so much time pass before they actually did these concrete steps to actually stop the weaponization of the social network,' says senatorial bet Chel Diokno
Escudero, who is running for governor of Sorsogon, gathers Bong Go, Romy Macalintal, and Florin Hilbay for Sunday lunch in his home
Francis 'Chiz' Escudero, who is on his second and last term as senator, is running for governor of Sorsogon in the May 2019 elections
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
Alternative candidates love to talk about change. But harping on change can only backfire. A popular and highly trusted administration will not be replaced.
The opposition senatorial bets also say teachers must be given proper technical and technological support
(UPDATED) The awareness ratings of several Otso Diretso bets go up in double figures in the latest Pulse Asia survey, but less than 5% of respondents say they'd vote for the opposition candidates
Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Florin Hilbay proposes giving tax breaks to companies that would expand operations to the provinces
The Otso Diretso candidate acknowledges that Juan Ponce Enrile and Imee Marcos are more 'familiar names and faces in Northern politics,' but believes 'there's also enough space for a new name'
President Duterte is committing ‘abuse of power and discretion which tramples on the rights of every individual to due process,’ says senatorial candidate Gary Alejano
The opposition senatorial bets argue that President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Catholic Church are emboldening some to threaten members of the clergy
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
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
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
The Otso Diretso candidates say it is a 'breath of fresh air' that an incumbent politician is supporting the opposition senatorial slate
(UPDATED)'Hindi negative campaigning ang magsabi ng totoo,' says Otso Diretso senatorial bet and ex-Quezon congressman Erin Tañada
Senatorial candidates are divided on the proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal liability
In a TV forum, opposition senatorial candidates Florin Hilbay, Chel Diokno, and Samira Gutoc push for a divorce law in the Philippines
Issues hounding President Rodrigo Duterte – from his health to accountability for abuses under his administration – are asked of senatorial bets during ABS-CBN's forum
(UPDATED) 'Dapat inako niya ang lahat ng responsibilidad doon bilang tatay ng bansa,' says opposition senatorial bet Gary Alejano
'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
‘Gusto ko pwede kaming maghiwalay, kapag ayaw ko na sayo iiwan na kita, mahihirapan ka talaga na kumuha ng boto na kailangan mo,’ says Florin Hilbay
Acknowledging a problem of the past administration to which he belonged, the former solicitor general triggers negative reaction from ex-president Aquino's spokespersons
‘There’s also a tactical perspective to it, if you think you’re not gonna get that decision from the Supreme Court then why file before the Supreme Court?’ says senatorial aspirant Florin Hilbay
How would he continue to push for his advocacies when he's no longer within the hall of the courts and in the August Hall?
‘Many of them support the President and I get that, and I don’t think you need to challenge that at this point,’ says reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino
The filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections has its share of eyebrow-raising moments
'Lagi po akong dehado, pero...malaki po ang aking tiwala sa kapasidad ng mamamayan na sumipat ng qualifications at karakter ng ating mga senador,' he says
The opposition coalition, led by the Liberal Party, will field only 8 senatorial candidates
Rey Robles remains as lead counsel, with his firm’s managing partner Joselito Chan also joining the team
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida dismisses the issue and says 'the issue is not new'
The High Court can either let the impeachment proceedings in Congress take their course, or set a precedent for a quo warranto removal
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the 1987 Constitution and what historic event shaped it?
The SC majority says safeguards remain, and cites legal remedies for human rights like writs of amparo and habeas data
'If Duterte acts contrary to the law in the Carandang case, he is violating his oath of office and culpably violating the Constitution,' says legal expert Tony La Viña
Former Commission on Human Rights chairperson Etta Rosales and former solicitor general Florin Hilbay also file a motion for consolidation to join other petitions already scheduled for oral arguments next week
#TayoSiPAB trends online as supporters rally around Jover Laurio after she finally comes forward as the person behind Pinoy Ako Blog
(5th UPDATE) The High Court rules the Sandiganbayan has no jurisdiction over De Lima. This means her case will not be handled by the Office of the Ombudsman, but by DOJ prosecutors who will defend their case against her before the Muntinlupa RTC.
'What I consider a threat to our democratic values and a danger to the market place of ideas is the prevalence of false information provided by public officials - whether deliberately or out of sheer incompetence,' says lawyer Florin Hilbay
Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay the petitioners counsel calls the ruling a strange and unfortunate result
The Court can still decide regardless of the expiration of the 60 day period but the best time to decide is now says former solicitor general Florin Hilbay
A lot of things depend on the clarity of the Supreme Court decision in saying not only what martial law is not but also what it includes