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Robredo defense of ballot images ‘insulting’ to Filipinos – Marcos camp

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Marcos' lawyer Vic Rodriguez maintains the Comelec did not brief candidates on the new features of the 2016 ballot. The poll body's spokesperson refutes that.

CONTESTING THE VEEP. Former senator Bongbong Marcos Jr arrives at the Supreme Court in Manila on February 8, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marcos 'ill-advised' over claims vs ballot images in VP protest – Robredo camp

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez says the poll body held a VCM roadshow from 2015 to 2016 to explain the new features of the ballot, which the Marcos camp claims was never explained to them

'SELF-SERVING' MARCOS? Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyer, Romulo Macalintal, defends his client against the new electoral fraud allegations of Bongbong Marcos. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Robredo calls for bilateral deal to protect OFWs in Kuwait

Feb 11, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo supports the Duterte administration's ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait, citing incidents of abuse there

PROTECTION FOR OFWs. A bilateral agreement between the Philippines and Kuwait to protect the welfare of OFWs has already been sent to the middle east nation and is awaiting its signature. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo camp formally withdraws any 'pending motions' before SC

Feb 08, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo maintains they have no pending motions aimed at delaying the ballot recount, but tells the Supreme Court that any such motion, if it exists, should be considered withdrawn

UNFAZED. Vice President Leni Robredo has said she wants the electoral protest resolved soon so it will be proved she had won the elections fairly. Photo by OVP

Ballot recount for Marcos-Robredo election protest set on March 19

Feb 08, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The scheduling of the recount comes after the bitter word war between the camps of Vice President Leni Robredo and ex-senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr

A MONTH TO GO. Vice President Leni Robredo and ex-senator Bongbong Marcos will have to wait for about a month before the ballot will begin. File photos by Rappler

Marcos, Robredo pull media stunts but get no closer to a recount

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:51 PM

What was supposed to be the signing of a simple gentleman's agreement that will clear the way for the recount of vice presidential votes turns into a media circus

Marcos signs document withdrawing motions that delay VP vote recount

Feb 06, 2018 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo takes on Marcos' challenge and agrees to sign the joint manifestation to be filed with the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

NO MORE DELAYS. Ferdinand Marcos Jr, who has filed an electoral protest, challenges Vice President Leni Robredo to also withdraw motions that tend to delay the ballot recount. Photo courtesy of the Office of Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Recount will 'greatly disappoint' Marcos, says Robredo camp

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's lead counsel Romulo Macalintal expresses confidence that the recount of ballots 'will just confirm the results as counted by the vote-counting machines'

Robredo, Marcos camps point fingers amid recount 'challenge'

Feb 04, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Marcos camp 'challenges' the Robredo camp to withdraw all pending motions, but the latter says it does not have any pending motions at all

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Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

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1987 Constitution protects freedoms suppressed under Martial Law – Robredo

Feb 02, 2018 - 10:13 PM

On Constitution Day, the Vice President says the Charter embodies the Filipino's 'collective dream' of a society where wealth and power are for the greater good

FREEDOM FIGHTER. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech at the Universidad de Sta. Isabel in Naga City on January 31, 2018. Photo by OVP

[OPINION] What Bongbong Marcos should understand about ballot images

Feb 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The 'shocking' evidence of cheating presented by the losing vice presidential candidate are actually new features on the ballot introduced in 2016

Marcos wants to 'revise' 2016 polls' narrative, says Robredo

Jan 31, 2018 - 3:47 PM

(UPDATED) The Vice President's lawyer Romulo Macalintal also believes Bongbong Marcos will use the electoral protest for political mileage in the 2019 polls

HISTORICAL REVISIONISM. Vice President Leni Robredo slams ex-senator Bongbong Marcos for claiming fresh electoral fraud allegations against her. Photo by OVP

Senate hearing on fake news, De Castro on Sereno, CIA on Russian meddling | Evening wRap

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:30 PM

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Is it official gov't line to say VP Robredo is purveyor of fake news?

Jan 30, 2018 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy tells senators it's just her opinion, but she is told public officials like her are expected to be more responsible with their speech

Robredo camp doubts authenticity of Marcos' 'self-serving' ballot images

Jan 30, 2018 - 11:33 AM

Lawyer Romulo Macalintal says former senator Bongbong Marcos is 'afraid to know the real truth of the results of the elections,' thus his 'highly ridiculous' fresh allegations against Vice President Leni Robredo

'SELF-SERVING' MARCOS? Vice President's Leni Robredo's lawyer Romulo Macalintal defends his client against the new electoral fraud allegations of Bongbong Marcos. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ballot images show Robredo colluded with Comelec, Smartmatic – Marcos

Jan 29, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Defeated vice presidential bet Bongbong Marcos alleges the electoral fraud was conducted in 8 regional hubs that the Comelec created to address SD card concerns during the May 2016 polls

POLL PROTEST. Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos presents a ballot image showing an undervote for him during the 2016 polls. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Palakpakan ang Baliw Awards

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Bakit itim na ang puti at puti ang itim? Bakit pinapalakpakan natin ang mali at pinupukol ang tama?

[OPINION | Newspoint] A souring plot

Jan 27, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Duterte is in a great hurry. He wants to put federalism on track, hoping to construct around it some reason, some excuse, some pretext to stop the May 2019 midterm elections.

Robredo gives P2.295 M relief goods in Albay evacuation centers

Jan 24, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo helps distribute food packs, sacks of rice, face masks, blanekts, mats, and hygiene kits to Albay residents displaced by Mt Mayon's eruption

HELO FROM THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo visits an evacuation center in Albay to distribute relief goods to evacuees. All photos from OVP

Robredo wants VP protest resolved so Marcos ‘won’t have space to lie’

Jan 24, 2018 - 5:59 PM

'Habang hindi kasi siya nare-resolve, nagkakaroon ng pagkakataon si Marcos na gumawa ng mga kuwento kahit hindi totoo,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the upcoming ballot recount

NO TO MARCOS' LIES. Vice President Leni Robredo believes the results of the electoral protest against her will still show she had won the polls fairly. Photo by OVP

IN PHOTOS: Ballot retrieval in CamSur for Marcos-Robredo election case

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Ballot boxes from Camarines Sur precincts are to be delivered to the Presidential Electoral Tribunal Retrieval Team until January 26

BALLOT RETRIEVAL. Men transfer ballot boxes from a truck to the Legislative Building in Pili, where representatives from the SC are waiting for them. All photos by OVP

Ballot retrieval in CamSur for VP protest begins

Jan 23, 2018 - 12:30 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo says the ballot recount will only 'vindicate' her client from the 'baseless accusation' of ex-senator Bongbong Marcos that Robredo had cheated in the polls

RETRIEVAL BEGINS. Ballot boxes from Libmanan, Camarines Sur arrive at the Pili provincial capitol for the ballot recount. Photo by OVP

USTAA defends Mocha Uson award, Malacanang on Robredo, Maria Ressa appears before NBI | Midday wRap

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:20 PM

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Robredo not 'out of touch,' says VP's legal adviser

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Lawyer Barry Gutierrez says the Vice President visits communities through her anti-poverty program, which allows her to talk to and help Filipinos from 'all walks of life'

ON THE GROUND. Vice President Leni Robredo visits the house of the Eraya family of Southville 3, Barangay Poblacion in Muntinlupa City on January 18, 2018. Photo by OVP

Malacañang claims Robredo 'out of touch' with realities on the ground

Jan 21, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'The darkness that Vice President Robredo may be referring to perhaps pertains to the future of those discredited politicians who wish to return to power,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Vice President Leni Robredo joined the "bayanihan" with the Self Reliance and Livelihood for Comprehensive Community Magic Circle Alliance at the housing site at the Social Resettlement for SRCC-MCHC, Socialized Housing Project in Pasong Tamp, Quezon City on Tuesday, January 16, 2017. (Photo by OVP)

Robredo rallies LP: Continue legacy of fighting for democracy

Jan 20, 2018 - 5:02 PM

'Madalas po, marami tayong nakakausap na parating ang tanong, "May pag-asa pa kaya?" At parati pong ang sagot ko: "Sa kahuli-hulihan, parating tama iyong mananaig,"' Vice President Leni Robredo tells her partymates

LP CHAIR. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech before Liberal Party members on January 19, 2018. Photo by OVP

PET ruling 'confirmation of bias' vs Bongbong Marcos, says lawyer

Jan 18, 2018 - 2:31 PM

The PET allows former senator Bongbong Marcos to gain access to the soft copies of election data in the 3 pilot provinces where a ballot recount will be held, but the original documents will remain with the Court.

MARCOS CAMP. Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, counsel for former senator Bongbong Marcos, questions the latest ruling of the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, in Marcos' electoral protest. Rappler file photo

Robredo favors Con-Con over Constituent Assembly to amend charter

Jan 18, 2018 - 2:24 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo reasons forming a Constituent Assembly will divide lawmakers' attention between proposing amendments and passing legislation

CON-CON OVER CON-ASS. Vice President Leni Robredo wants the Filipinos to be given a chance to select a new set of representatives should the charter be amended. Photo from OVP

Abolish OVP? Let the public, not politicians, decide – Robredo

Jan 16, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she would respect the decision to abolish her office under federalism only if it were 'the will of the people, not of other politicians'

Be 'concerned’ over moves to muzzle 'watchdog' press – Robredo

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:42 PM

'Kung wala ng bantay, ano ‘yong makakahadlang sa pang-aabuso ng mga opisyal ng gobyerno?' says Vice Presdent Leni Robredo on the SEC order against Rappler

PROTECT THE PRESS. Vice President Leni Robredo cites the crucial role journalists play under a democracy. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Robredo’s trust rating soars to 'very good' +52 – SWS

Jan 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) Among geographical areas, the Vice President obtains the biggest jump in her trust ratings in Mindanao where it rose from a 'moderate' +24 in September 2017 to a 'very good' +50 in December 2017

'VERY GOOD' TRUST RATING. Vice President Leni Robredo mingles with guests at the commemoration of the 121st Rizal Day on December 30, 2017. The Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather Stations survey showsa surge in her trust rating. (Photo by OVP)

Robredo camp hits alleged plan to abolish VP post under federalism

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:29 PM

The Office of the Vice President points out that the only time the Philippines did not have a vice president was during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos

 Vice President Leni Robredo visits May-Ogob Elementary School in Ocampo, Camarines Sur for the inauguration of a two-classroom building named after her late husband, former Interior Secretary and long-time Naga Mayor Jesse Robredo.  The Jesse Robredo Building, donated by the Vicente and Juanita Hao Chin Foundation, will be used by two kinder and one Grade 1 classes, which are currently using a makeshift classroom. (Photo by OVP)

Drilon on Charter Change, Bongbong Marcos on 2019 elections, Veloso’s birthday message | Evening wRap

Jan 10, 2018 - 7:52 PM

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Bongbong Marcos accuses PET of 'unfair treatment'

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr says 'one option' is to request for his electoral protest case be raffled off to another Supreme Court justice

SOLID NORTH. Former senator Bongbong Marcos waves to supporters the SC before the preliminary conference was held for his electoral protest against the Vice President on July 11, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Why run for senator when I already won as VP?' – Bongbong Marcos

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:50 AM

(UPDATED) Former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr says he is determined to see through the electoral protest he filed against Vice President Leni Robredo

RAN BUT LOST. Former senator Bongbong Marcos campaigns for vice president in Mandaluyong in May 2016. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Sereno in Pulse Asia survey, Roque on CA ruling on Joel Reyes, Bannon apology | Evening wRap

Jan 08, 2018 - 7:14 PM

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Sereno least trusted, approved gov’t official – Pulse Asia

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:54 PM

She gets a disapproval rating of 26% and a distrust rating of 33% in the survey conducted from December 10-15 and December 17, 2017

LEAST TRUSTED. A Pulse Asia survey shows that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is the least trusted government official. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Dela Rosa sacks 67 cops, Robredo on ‘No-El,’ Bannon apologizes to Trump | Midday wRap

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:52 PM

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Robredo opposes 'no-el,' term extension

Jan 07, 2018 - 3:32 PM

'Kapag inalis natin sa ordinaryong Pilipino iyong karapatang pumili kung sino iyong magre-represent sa kanya, nasaan na iyong demokrasya doon?' says Vice President Leni Robredo

File Photo by OVP

Robredo to SC: Allow both camps to witness ballot retrieval

Jan 04, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo wants her camp and that of her rival Bongbong Marcos to be allowed to send representatives when ballots are retrieved in Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental

THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during the 100th Centennial Anniversary held at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex on December 19, 2017. Photo by OVP

Robredo on 2018: Hope remains in every Filipino

Dec 31, 2017 - 3:58 PM

'Nananatili tayong matatag at determinado sa ating adhikain na iangat ang ating mga kababayan mula sa kahirapan at ipagtanggol ang mga karapatan ng bawat Pilipino'

HOPE FOR THE COUNTRY. Vice President Leni Robredo visits May-Ogob Elementary School in Ocampo, Camarines Sur. File photo courtesy of the OVP

Duterte calls on Filipinos to emulate Rizal’s patriotism

Dec 30, 2017 - 9:16 AM

'Even in death, he imparted upon us his aspirations for a nation that is free from the scourge of injustice, tyranny and suffering,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the 121st death anniversary of national hero Dr Jose Rizal

RIZAL DAY. President Rodrigo Duterte pays tribute to national hero Jose Rizal on his death anniversary. File photo from Presidential Photo

Robredo 'happy' over 'good' satisfaction rating in SWS survey

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo maintains a good +42 net satisfaction rating in December 2017, up by a point from the same survey in September 2017

GOOD RATING. Vice President Leni Robredo leads her office's Metro Laylayan visit to Barangay Tumana in Marikina City on December 12, 2017. Photo by OVP

Robredo’s New Year wish: Unity, fewer calamities, zero killings

Dec 28, 2017 - 11:52 AM

'Tingin ko hindi naging maganda iyong 2017 as far as pagkakaisa is concerned – masyadong polarized iyong mga Pilipino noong mga nakaraang buwan at nakaraang taon,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

HOPE FOR 2018. Vice President Leni Robredo launches her Istorya ng Pag-Asa program at the Camarines Norte State College on December 7, 2017. File photo by OVP

Robredo asks Filipinos to remember Marawi residents this Christmas

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:54 PM

'Alalahanin natin ang mga kapatid nating nasa Marawi. Nagsisimula pa lamang silang bumangon mula sa gulo ng hidwaang naganap ngayong taon,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE. In her Christmas message, Vice President Leni Robredo asks Filipinos to remember residents who were affected by the months-long siege in Marawi City. Screenshot from VP Leni Robredo's Facebook page

‘Posisyon o paninindigan?’: Robredo's most memorable quotes in 2017

Dec 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo has so far refused to become opposition leader, but this past year she has made strong statements against policies of the Duterte administration

STORY OF HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the launch of Istorya ng Pag-Asa at Assumption Iloilo, Iloilo City on November 15. Photo by OVP

Philippines’ 12 biggest cases of 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:18 PM

From jailing a sitting senator to debating the constitutionality of the Duterte administration's war on drugs, look back at the high-stakes judgments, decisions, and preliminary investigations of 2017

BIGGEST CASES. Characters of the pork barrel scam are back on the spotlight while their 'jailer' Leila de Lima ends up in prison for 3 counts of drug trade.

SC junks Robredo supporters' plea to help pay electoral protest fee

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The Piso Para Kay Leni movement will instead turn over the P7.5-million collected funds to the Vice President's anti-poverty program

'PISO PARA KAY LENI'. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo raise funds to help her in the election case filed against her by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler