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Duterte officially endorses 11 chosen candidates for May 2019

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:59 PM

(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

PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte endorses senatorial candidates from the PDP-Laban during its kickoff rally for the 2019 midterm elections in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on February 14, 2019. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

In Naga, Otso Diretso bets throw shade at Marcoses

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:47 PM

'Ipinagtatanggol ko lamang po 'yong mga legal na pamamaraan. Para hindi siya madaya no'ng isang taong hindi marunong tumanggap ng pagkatalo,' says Romulo Macalintal, the lead legal counsel of Vice President Leni Robredo

OTSO DIRETSO. Vice President Leni Robredo joins the Otso Diretso slate as it officially kicks off its campaign for the 2019 senatorial elections in Naga City on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Photo by OVP

MONITOR: Senate bets' TV ads a week before 2019 campaign period

Feb 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

These pre-campaign ads have allowed candidates' camps to spend on promotions without having to report them to the Comelec

Duterte hit for endorsing Jinggoy? Filipinos 'believe in his judgment' – Panelo

Feb 11, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte's endorsements of Jinggoy Estrada and Imee Marcos won't hurt his supposedly firm stance against corruption

Detained former senator Jinggoy Estrada arrive at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on Monday, for his Plunder and Graft trial. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Duterte’s chosen ones: Who will benefit most from the President’s endorsement?

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The popular President Duterte is supporting multiple slates. His blessing will be more critical to some, than to others.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Convention at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 17, 2018, reiterates that his administration remains committed to preserve and defend the most cherished democratic values in the country. Malacañang Photo

Diokno tells Imee: Impose term limit to avoid corrupt Marcos dictatorship

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:42 AM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos cites a study that says imposing term limits ended up installing unqualified family members to political positions

TERM LIMITS. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno clapped back at an old family political foe, Imee Marcos, on the issue of removing term limits. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Imee willing to sign bank waiver to prove no Marcos ill-gotten wealth

Feb 09, 2019 - 10:54 PM

The anti-graft court has found evidence that Imee Marcos is a beneficiary of the illegal Swiss foundations created and maintained by their mother, Imelda Marcos

BANK WAIVER. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says she has nothing to hide in her bank accounts. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Dengvaxia scare caused measles outbreaks in PH –Año | Evening wRap

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:15 PM

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FALSE: Imee Marcos ‘graduated cum laude from UP College of Law’

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:48 PM

(UPDATED) 'There is no record of her graduation from UPD (University of the Philippines Diliman) nor any honors or academic distinctions received with the University Registrar's office,' says UP Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa

NO UP DEGREE. UP says while she took courses at the university, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos does not have a record of graduation.

Why run with Imee Marcos, Bong Revilla? Manicad says he's 'focused on issues'

Feb 06, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Former journalist Jiggy Manicad compares the Hugpong ng Pagbabago slate to a 'family' he was born into

MISLEADING: Imee Marcos 'was a minor' during Martial Law

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The senatorial hopeful was 17 years old when Martial Law was proclaimed, but was already turning 31 in 1986, the year her family was exiled from the Philippines

Bangsamoro Plebiscite 2019 | Midday wRap

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:21 PM

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FALSE: Imee Marcos 'earned degree from Princeton'

Jan 20, 2019 - 4:52 PM

'Our records do not show that Ms Marcos was awarded a degree,' says Princeton deputy university spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss in an email to Rappler

NOT A PRINCETON GRAD. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos is the guest at the Kapihan sa Manila Bay Forum on January 16, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LOOK: Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña takes down Imee Marcos tarp

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:41 PM

‘Cebuanos do not appreciate the politicization of Sinulog,’ says the mayor, who has ordered a team to take down other such tarpaulins along the parade route

A FAVOR. Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña takes down a Sinulog-themed tarpaulin by Imee Marcos since "Cebuanos do not appreciate the politicization" of the annual festival. Photo from Tommy Osmeña's Facebook Page.

Sri Lanka President Sirisena praises Duterte drug war | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:22 PM

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In new ad, Imee Marcos 'dabs' and rides it out with Sara Duterte

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos goes on a motorcycle ride with presidential daughter Sara Duterte and, in Bisaya, calls for governance that 'puts people first'

WATCH: Imee Marcos silent on 'benefiting' from illegal foundations

Jan 16, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says she cannot comment while the case is still under appeal

EVADING THE QUESTION. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos attends the Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum in Manila on January 16, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Imelda Marcos planned to withdraw gubernatorial bid from the start – Imee

Dec 03, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The former first lady was only serving as a placeholder to allow one of the younger Marcoses to substitute her in the Ilocos Norte gubernatorial race, says her daughter Imee Marcos

Students activists call for immediate imprisonment of former Imelda Marcos during rally along Espana Boulevard in Manila. Earlier, Marcos was granted bail by Sandiganbayan on her seven cases of graft. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Koko Pimentel open to sharing same slate with Imee Marcos

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:36 PM

The reelectionist Senator Aquilino Pimentel III has one condition: 'Basta hindi sila PDP-Laban,' referring to the party founded by his father, who had fought the Marcos dictatorship

Imee Marcos says she has 'solutions' in new campaign ad

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'Maraming may opinyon. Tayo may solusyon,' says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos in her political advertisement

#IMEESOLUSYON. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos launches her campaign tag for the 2019 elections. Screenshot from Marcos' YouTube account

Imee, Bongbong Marcos were beneficiaries of illegal Swiss foundations

Nov 10, 2018 - 8:48 PM

'The validity of the documents, presented and offered in evidence by the prosecution, passed the scrutiny of the court,' says the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

MARCOS SIBLINGS. Former senator Bongbong Marcos with sister Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos outside the Supreme Court on April 2, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Vice Ganda on viral photo with Imee: I'm no Marcos endorser

Oct 23, 2018 - 8:56 AM

The popular comedian faces controversy yet again

WHAT ENDORSEMENT? Comedian Vice Ganda responds to yet another controversy. Image from Vice Ganda's Twitter account

The week in photos: October 13-19, 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SCULPTURE. A child plays in front of a sculpture titled Damien Hirst Looking For Sharks, part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibiton in Sydney on October 19, 2018. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

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

Oct 16, 2018 - 9:44 PM

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Awkward! Imee Marcos, Chel Diokno file COCs same time

Oct 16, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The daughter of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the son of an opposition leader detained during Marcos' time find themselves sitting next to each other at Comelec

AWKWARD MOMENT. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (center) and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel 'Chel' Diokno file their certificates of candidacy for senator at the same time on October 16, 2018. Photo courtesy of Ted Te  AWKWARD MOMENT. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (center) and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel 'Chel' Diokno file their certificates of candidacy for senator at the same time on October 16, 2018. Photo courtesy of Ted Te

WATCH: Comelec crowds jeer at Imee Marcos, loyalists shout back

Oct 16, 2018 - 4:05 PM

As supporters of opposition senate bet Chel Diokno shout 'Never again to Martial Law,' Imee Marcos says she only hears supporters chant 'Imee, solusyon'

FANFARE. Outgoing Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos arrives at the Commission on Elections in Manila to file her certificate of candidacy for senator on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

COC filing, Bong Go, Prayut Chan-o-cha | Midday wRap

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:07 PM

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Imee Marcos seeks Senate seat, Imelda to run for governor

Oct 16, 2018 - 8:55 AM

Imee Marcos' son, Matthew Marcos Manotoc, will run for Ilocos Norte vice governor

2019 ELECTIONS. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos is running for senator in the 2019 elections. File photo from Imee Marcos Media

Election protest, Sara Duterte, Imee Marcos, Bong Go | Evening wRap

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:37 PM

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Imee Marcos on survey ranking: ‘Engagement with public paid off’

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:55 AM

The Ilocos Norte governor lands in the winners' circle in the last Pulse Asia survey, thanks to the drop in ranking of others previously ahead of her

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos at a media forum in Quezon City on Friday, August 31, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

How Imee Marcos got away from paying $4M in damages for Trajano death

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Because the Supreme Court said the lower court sheriff was not diligent enough in serving the summons personally on Imee, the Honolulu court's ruling on the 'wrongful death' of student Archimedes Trajano was unenforceable here

SPARED BY TECHNICALITY. The Supreme Court in 2006 voided a lower court proceedings that sought to compel Imee Marcos pay $4 million in damages for the "wrongful death" of student Archimedes Trajano. Photo of Imee Marcos by Darren Langit, and Supreme Court facade by LeAnne Jazul

Duterte jokes: Push COA auditor in Ilocos Norte down the stairs

Sep 16, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos complains about the Commission on Audit to President Rodrigo Duterte during their meeting on Typhoon Ompong's effects on the province

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the updates on the aftermath of Typhoon 'Ompong' during a situation briefing with the members of his cabinet and local government officials held at the Provincial Capitol in Laoag, Ilocos Norte on September 16, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] U.P. and the Marcoses

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Is UP more accommodating of the Marcoses than it is commonly believed to be?

U.P. history department slams president's attendance at Marcos event

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:16 PM

The Department of History says the UP President's appearance at the event is an insult to the memory of those who risked their lives to fight martial law

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Aug 30, 2018 - 10:07 PM

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U.P. president 'regrets' pain caused by appearance with Imee Marcos

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:30 PM

'I intended no offense.... Tao lang po!' says University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion, adding that UP will never forget the dark period of Martial Law

Liza Maza: No real change with 'old forces' like Marcoses

Aug 25, 2018 - 9:44 AM

The return of the Marcoses to power, possibly with the help of President Rodrigo Duterte, does not bode well for his promise of 'real change,' says former National Anti-Poverty Commission chief Liza Maza

Bongbong Marcos to 'move on' critics: 'What else do you want to do?'

Aug 24, 2018 - 2:52 PM

'There are so many problems na hinaharap ng Pilipinas. Bakit natin pinagaaksayahan pa 'to [ng panahon]?' the former senator says

'MARTIAL LAW IS OVER.' Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos speaks during a media forum in Quezon City on August 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Opposition tells Imee Marcos: Move on? You're remorseless

Aug 22, 2018 - 8:30 PM

'How can those who were unjustly detained, tortured, and murdered move on when there is...not acceptance and recognition of wrongdoing on their part?' asks Senator Francis Pangilinan

MARCOS, DICTATOR. Several protesters attend a rally on November 25, 2016 against the hero's burial for the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Sr. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Imee Marcos on Martial law, Donald Trump, Asian Games | Midday wRap

Aug 22, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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Imee to Marcos family critics: 'Move on' from Martial Law

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:55 AM

'The conflict between the Marcoses and Aquinos happened a long time ago. We don't need to keep hating people for a very long time,' says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos

MOVE ON? Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos flashes the V sign made popular by her father and former president Ferdinand Marcos on November 9, 2016, when the Supreme Court allowed a hero's burial for him. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The week in photos: August 11-17, 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photo taken on August 11, 2018, Indian people watch a 'Wall of Death' show at a fair in the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP PHOTO / HIMANSHU SHARMA

Arroyo hosts a thank you lunch, manhunt for leftists, Nam Joo-Hyuk | Evening wRap

Jul 30, 2018 - 9:45 PM

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Imee Marcos blocking Fariñas’ bid to retain House leadership

Jul 30, 2018 - 4:02 PM

His vicious conflict with Ilocos Norte's Governor Imee Marcos could cost Representative Rodolfo Farñas his position as House majority leader

CLASH. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads the probe into the alleged misuse of tobacco funds under Governor Imee Marcos.

Arroyo, Sara Duterte, Imee Marcos meet for ‘thank you lunch’

Jul 30, 2018 - 2:53 PM

(UPDATED) Speaker Gloria Arroyo hosts a get-together to show her gratitude to politicians who supported her bid for the leadership of the House of Representatives

'THANK YOU LUNCH.' Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio meet on July 30, 2018. All photos from Arroyo's office

The women behind the fall of Alvarez

Jul 27, 2018 - 3:09 PM

How did formidable forces of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Sara Duterte Carpio, and Imee Marcos topple Pantaleon Alvarez in the House of Representatives?

Ombudsman probing Imee Marcos over questionable projects

Jul 12, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Outgoing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says their investigation would help 'accelerate the finding of facts' on alleged anomalies in Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos during the resumption of the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability inquiry into the Ilocos Government's P66.45-M purchase of motor vehicles on October 9, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino vs Marcos looms in 2019 Senate race

Jul 11, 2018 - 5:21 PM

How is the Senate race shaping up a year into the polls? Results of the June 2018 Pulse Asia survey present interesting movements.

SC clears House panel over Ilocos 6 detention

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:24 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court also rules that the House panel did not commit grave abuse of discretion in investigating the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte’s tobacco funds

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

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Jul 09, 2018 - 10:54 PM

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