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Otso Diretso bets' promise: We won't steal public funds if elected

May 09, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The opposition candidates also vow to bring independence to the Senate, saying it cannot be a chamber that simply bows to the whims of the Duterte administration

HONESTY IN THE SENATE. Otso Diretso senatorial candidates raise each other's hands during their last preelection gathering on May 8, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/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 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

Otso Diretso dares Paolo Duterte: Show your tattoo, clear your name

Apr 06, 2019 - 12:22 PM

'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

A DARE. Otso Diretso bets challenge former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte to answer the allegations against him head-on. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Better PH education? Pay teachers more – Otso Diretso

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The opposition senatorial bets also say teachers must be given proper technical and technological support

SALARY INCREASE. Applicants prepare their visual aids during a teaching demonstration as part of the itemization requirements for public school teachers at Araullo High School in Manila on March 15, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Still lagging behind, Alejano seeks ban on release of preelection surveys

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:15 PM

'Given a chance, we'll pass a bill that will prohibit such [a] mind-conditioning tool,' says Otso Diretso senatorial bet Gary Alejano

Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Gary Alejano is proposing to prohibit the release of pre-election survey results. Screenshot by Rappler

Give incentives to companies helping poor LGUs – Otso Diretso

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Florin Hilbay proposes giving tax breaks to companies that would expand operations to the provinces

TALK WITH EXECS. Otso Diretso candidates Gary Alejano, Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc, and Florin Hilbay attend the forum organized by FINEX, MAP, MBC, and PCCI on March 18, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte narco list aims to ‘control’ May elections, say Otso Diretso bets

Mar 15, 2019 - 5:07 PM

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

DRUG WAR CRITIC. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate and Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano is against the government's release of another narco list. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Otso Diretso to Duterte: 'Stop fueling fire of persecution vs Church'

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:10 PM

The opposition senatorial bets argue that President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Catholic Church are emboldening some to threaten members of the clergy

PROTECT THE CHURCH. Otso Diretso senatorial candidates condemn the death threats received by priests and bishops critical of the drug war. File photo by OVP

Apolitical? Bong Go posters displayed at Liga ng mga Barangay event – Alejano

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the campaign jingle of administration senatorial bet Bong Go was also played outside the venue

'NOT APOLITICAL.' Campaign posters of administration senatorial candidate Bong Go are displayed during the Liga ng mga Barangay event held from February 25 to 27. Photo by Valerie Escalera/Presidential Photo

Government paid for Bong Go shirts in nationwide event – Alejano

Mar 05, 2019 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Gary Alejano shows DILG documents authorizing local government units to pay for the registration fee of barangay captains, an amount which covers a kit with Bong Go t-shirts

STATE-FUNDED? Opposition senatorial candidate Gary Alejano alleges that Bong Go shirt giveaways at the nationwide Liga ng Barangay event were paid for by local government funds. Photos courtesy of Gary Alejano

Gary Alejano: Strengthen cyber libel to combat fake news

Mar 04, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Alejano’s fellow Otso Diretso candidate Bam Aquino says the cyber libel law is a ‘double-edged’ sword that could curb people’s freedom of speech

CYBER LIBEL. Otso Diretso candidate Gary Alejano said that cyber libel should be strengthened to combat fake news during Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant senatorial forum on March 4, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

To protect West PH Sea, Alejano to push for Dept of Maritime Oceanic Affairs in Senate

Mar 04, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The former marine captain also calls for a 'clear maritime strategy' that would identify what is within the Philippines' domain and would harmonize actions of all government agencies in protecting the country's sovereignty

FALSE: Alejano says OFWs 'sold their souls to Duterte'

Feb 27, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano reiterates that the quote is false and is just propaganda. The claim had already been proven false and is being rehashed.

A screenshot of the photo of Alejano with his supposed quote against the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)

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

Top poll ad spender? Alejano says he spent less than '3%' of PCIJ estimate

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:36 PM

'I cannot imagine myself having that amount,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, who has been named by the PCIJ as the top 10 ad spender so far for the 2019 polls

TOP SPENDER? Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano at the Philippine Military Academy alumni homecoming 2019 in Baguio City. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

Alejano's unlikely ally: Duterte supports renaming Philippines

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte already has a name in mind for the country: Maharlika. This was the name supported by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Arroyo, lawmakers condemn killing of Batocabe

Dec 22, 2018 - 6:08 PM

(6th UPDATE) Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and other lawmakers call for a speedy probe into the killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

COLLEAGUES. In this Facebook photo posted on July 26, 2018, the late AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe is seen with Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the House of Representatives. Photo from Batocabe's Facebook page

Magdalo seeks House probe into alleged AFP arms sale to rebels, terrorists

Dec 21, 2018 - 4:39 PM

'To preserve the honor, integrity, and the dignity of the whole AFP, and most importantly, to preserve the lives of our soldiers who have offered their lives to serve out nation,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

Priority bills of Senate bets cover death penalty, tax suspension

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Eight senatorial hopefuls discuss the priority bills they would push for should they win in the 2019 elections

PRIORITIES. Senatorial aspirants Gary Alejano, Serge Osmeña, Francis Tolentino, Juan Ponce Enrile, Chel Diokno, Bam Aquino, Bato dela Rosa, and JV Ejercito joins CNN Philippines senatorial debate on December 2, 2018. File photos by Rappler

Senate bets on labor issues: End 'endo,' gender discrimination

Dec 02, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the government must set an example by regularizing its own contractual hires

Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Enrile, Osmeña back China oil deal; Alejano says it's a trap

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Former senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Serge Osmeña cite China's military might to justify backing the oil and gas deal between Manila and Beijing

DEALS SIGNED. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping declare their joint press statements following the successful expanded bilateral meeting on November 20, 2018. File photo by Malacañang

Senate bets on drugs: Solve poverty or kill drug lords in Luneta?

Dec 02, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Duterte appointee Ronald dela Rosa wants drug lords shot in Luneta, while Duterte critic Gary Alejano says government should start by addressing poverty

WAR ON DRUGS. Crime scene investigators and media surround the dead body of a drug suspect. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/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

Duterte can't rely on military alone to solve PH problems – Alejano

Nov 24, 2018 - 3:43 PM

'For the President, it seems that it’s the military that is the sole solution to the problems of the country. That is wrong,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

ON MILITARIZATION. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano guests at Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant series on November 22, 2018. Screenshot from Rappler

Oil and gas deal in West PH Sea 'victory for 'bully' China – Alejano

Nov 23, 2018 - 11:52 AM

'The fact that we have recognized China in sharing with [them] our own resources in our own waters is already a victory on their part,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

'VICTORY' FOR CHINA. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano is against the oil and gas development deal signed by the Philippines and China. Screenshot from Rappler

#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?

Alejano to Duterte: You're selling PH to China, you don't know patriotism

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano reacts to President Rodrigo Duterte's statement likening the Magdalo party to ISIS

The opposition coalition presented its full senatorial slate for the 2019 elections at a gathering of supporters graced by Vice President Leni Robredo and former President Noynoy Aquino at Barangay Parang in Marikina. The senatorial candidates are Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Gary Alejano, Atty Makalintal, Erin Tanada, Florin Hilbay and Samira Gutoc. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

In campaign jingle, Alejano is 'soldier of every Filipino'

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano highlights his bravery as a former soldier in his campaign jingle as a senatorial bet

SOLDIER. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano delivers his speech as senatorial bet of the Oposisyon Koalisyon on October 24, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

HOAX: Alejano's 'quotes' on Bong Go

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the quotes are fake and part of black propaganda ahead of the 2019 elections

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.

Magdalo congressman Gary Alejano files candidacy for senator

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano vows to fight for the security of every Filipino family and to uphold Philippine sovereignty against China if he wins a Senate seat

SENATORIAL HOPEFUL. Magdalo congressman Gary Alejano files his certificate of candidacy for senator on October 15, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Oct 12, 2018 - 10:39 PM

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Opposition’s Senate bets unfazed by poor survey numbers

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:58 PM

'Hindi naman ho kami tumitingin sa surveys. Kami ay tumitingin sa sentimiyento ng taongbayan,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

CAMPAIGN BEGINS. Tindig Pilipinas convenor Dinky Soliman endorses senatorial bets Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc Tomawis, and Gary Alejano on October 12, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/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

Arroyo: Be concerned about Duterte’s health ‘only if he says it’s serious’

Oct 08, 2018 - 4:09 PM

But opposition lawmakers say Malacañang's conflicting statements on the President's health raise concerns

THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo comments on the current status of President Rodrigo Duterte's health. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Trillanes on his arrest: ‘Democracy died today’

Sep 25, 2018 - 5:06 PM

This case 'goes beyond me,' says the second senator to be arrested under the Duterte administration

Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III listens as PNP Dir. Guillermo Eleazar presents the arrest warrant being served by Makati police chief Superintendent Rogelio Simon to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Makati RTC Branch 150 Executive Judge Elmo Alameda ordered the arrest of Sen. Trillanes based on rebellion charges. (Photo: JOSEPH VIDAL/SENATE PRIB)

What Red October? Robredo camp, Tindig Pilipinas groups deny ouster plot

Sep 24, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says the military is 'confusing legitimate dissent and extra-constitutional moves, if any, to be the same'

NO OUSTER PLOT. Vice President Leni Robredo's camp, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, and Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin deny involvement in plans to unseat President Rodrigo Duterte.

Congressional leaders lukewarm to probing Trillanes amnesty revocation

Sep 13, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Lawmakers are hoping Congress leaders will assert the independence of the legislative branch in the issue of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty

AMNESTY AND CONGRES. Several lawmakers weigh in on how the Congress leadership should approach the amnesty ordeal of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photos by Rappler

SC denial of TRO still a 'victory' for Trillanes, says Magdalo

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the Supreme Court has 'shown independence' by giving Senator Antonio Trillanes IV the chance to explain his side in court

BETTER FOR TRILLANES. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano welcomes the Supreme Court's denial of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's request for TRO. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

How can rebel groups trust gov’t negotiations again? – Alejano

Sep 10, 2018 - 7:16 PM

(UPDATED) Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the revocation of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty has a 'far-reaching effect to peace and stability in our country'

EFFECT ON PEACE DEALS. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano delivers a privilege speech to condemn the revocation of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty. File  photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Disobey Duterte's 'illegal orders,' Alejano asks AFP, PNP

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:40 AM

'I'm reminding them that they are not the private army of this President, they are the army of the people,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

Magdalo Partylist Gary Alejano during the DOJ proposed P21.353-billion budget for 2019 briefing in Congress on Monday, 6, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Revocation of Trillanes' amnesty 'clear act of revenge' – Alejano

Sep 04, 2018 - 12:40 PM

(2nd UPDATE) 'Maliwanag na political persecution 'yan,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, a mutineer turned lawmaker like Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

'POLITICAL PERSECUTION.' Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano calls out President Rodrigo Duterte for revoking the amnesty of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House to probe P6.8-billion shabu smuggled from China, Taiwan

Aug 13, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Opposition lawmakers Miro Quimbo and Gary Alejano slam the drug smuggling, calling it a 'big blow' to President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign

Bureau of Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña and PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino extract the alleged shabu worth P3.4 billion inside steel cases during a press conference at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) in Port Area, Manila on August 7, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'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

Alejano tags airing of Chinese shows in PTV as PH ‘surrender’ to China

Jun 14, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano argues PTV should focus on promoting Philippine culture and traditions instead of 'betraying' the country by airing Chinese shows

'SURRENDER TO CHINA'. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano slams the planning airing of Chinese shows in PTV. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Jun 12, 2018 - 3:14 PM

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With China in West PH Sea, lawmakers say Independence Day 'devoid of spirit'

Jun 12, 2018 - 8:56 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Opposition lawmakers say the country is not truly given the government's failure to assert the country's rights against China in the West Philippine Sea

FREEDOM. Boy Scouts of the Philippines wave Philippine flaglets with full of gladness in celebration of Independence Day in 2017.  File photo by SM City Tarlac

'Sickening': Lawmakers react to Duterte kissing an OFW on the lips

Jun 06, 2018 - 5:08 PM

So far, only one lawmaker – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian – has justified President Duterte's act, saying what happened was like how actors shoot kissing scenes not with their wives

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with his supporters upon his arrival at the E-Mart Headquarters in Seoul, Republic of Korea for the E-Mart/Philippine Food Festival on June 5, 2018. Malacañang Photo