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Marcoses take seats in Senate, Congress, province and city

May 14, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The icing on the cake for the Marcos family is Michael Marcos Keon's hairline victory over Chevylle Fariñas in the race for Laoag City mayor

MARCOS SCION. Senior Board Member Matthew Marcos Manotoc was proclaimed governor-elect of Ilocos Norte on May 14, 2019. Photo by Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte Media Office

Imee Marcos tops election results in the north

May 14, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Marcos amasses more than 2 million votes in CAR and Region I combined

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos files her Certificate of Candidacy for Senator on October 16, 2018, at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Imee Marcos on running with PDP-Laban: 'God works in mysterious ways'

May 11, 2019 - 9:40 PM

PDP-Laban was founded to fight the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Decades later, Marcos' daughter Imee is an ally of the party.

Imee Marcos speaks at a campaign rally in Manila on February 27, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

‘Zero vote:’ Youth groups slam Imee Marcos’ dishonesty

May 06, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The groups ask fellow voters to exert an effort to reach other electorates and educate them about the characteristics leaders must possess

TWO FACES. Various youth groups call on Filipinos not to vote for Imee Marcos at the "Zero Votes for Imee Marcos" unity declaration event in Quezon City on Monday, May 6. Photo by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler

After dropping bid for governor, Fariñas backs Imee Marcos' Senate candidacy

May 06, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Ilocos Norte congressman Rudy Fariñas says it would 'bring honor' to their province if his former rival Imee Marcos wins in the 2019 senatorial race

RIVALS TURNED ALLIES? Ilocos Norte 1st DIstrict Representative Rudy Fariñas says Governor Imee Marcos' victory in the Senate race would bring honor to their province. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #Animated: Si Bikoy at ang walong di dapat iboto

May 06, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Isang linggo na lang at eleksyon na. Gamitin natin ang balota upang tiyaking hindi makakapasok ang mga ito sa Senado.

Marcos Bridge eastbound side closed for repairs starting May 4

May 01, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The closure of the eastbound side of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will last for 4 months

CLOSURE. The eastbound side of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will be closed for 4 months, starting May 4, 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

COA to La Union state university: Explain 'diverted' funds

Apr 28, 2019 - 9:45 PM

The Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University reallocated nearly P32 million to incentives for officials and employees in 2018, says the Commission on Audit

Image from DMMMSU-NLUC website

Cop shot dead in Ilocos Norte

Apr 20, 2019 - 4:49 PM

Police Corporal Wilbert Rarogal Jr was heading home with his relatives after a swimming excursion in Marcos town when he was attacked

SLAIN COP. Police Corporal Wilbert Rarogal Jr was vacationing in Barangay Santiago in Marcos town when he was shot dead on April 19, 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of Trebo Ilocano

FALSE: 'PET recount done,' Bongbong Marcos defeated

Apr 17, 2019 - 11:44 AM

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Election Tribunal, has not yet declared the official results of the Marcos-Robredo electoral protest case

5 top Senate bets have yet to register social media pages

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Less than half of senatorial bets have complied with this new Commission on Elections requirement as of Monday, April 15

SOCIAL MEDIA. Leading senatorial candidates Lito Lapid, Grace Poe, Bato dela Rosa, Imee Marcos, and Jinggoy Estrada have not registered their social media pages for the midterm polls as of April 15, 2019. Photos from senatorial bets' Facebook pages

[OPINION] Universities should take strong stance against the Marcos dictatorship

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:40 PM

An Ateneo professor and a student leader respond to Tony La Viña's piece published in Rappler, saying that his concern about the university's decision on the Irene Marcos controversy is, among others, oversimplistic

Robredo: Imee Marcos 'insensitive' for saying PH started fight with China

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:05 PM

'Iyon talagang nakakadismaya.... Talagang napaka-insensitive. Nakakatakot na ganito iyong magiging senador,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo visited the beneficiaries of cattle donated by Office of the Vice President under its Angat Buhay program in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. The beneficiaries are part of the Daruhan sa Matag Mag-uuma farmers association, and received the cattle as part of livelihood initiatives, as identified by the local government, a participant in the Angat Buhay Bridging Leadership Program. (Photo by OVP)

[OPINION] Should we ban the Marcoses from our campuses?

Apr 13, 2019 - 8:30 PM

I would think I have succeeded more as a teacher if my students were more angry at the Duterte administration's human rights record than being upset at the Marcos children visiting us

FALSE: ‘NSO’ figures comparing spending budget of 3 ex-presidents

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Except for the summary of expenditures for the Ramos administration, the rest of the figures cannot be attributed to the NSO

Irene Marcos was invited to Ateneo, and students are up in arms

Apr 08, 2019 - 7:22 PM

Ateneo students are demanding an apology, saying, ‘The role of Ateneo is not to condone the fabrication of lies, but to be a pillar of human rights in a society that celebrates the mockery of the truth’

Irene Marcos at the Ateneo Areté Amphitheater, Thursday, April 4. / Photo fro, Panday Sining Katipunan

Malacañang slams U.S. senators for 'interfering' with PH sovereignty

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:57 AM

The American senators who called on the Duterte government to drop charges against Senator Leila de Lima and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa should 'mind their own business,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo at the sidelines of the 85th anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at The Forum of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Grounds in Pasay City on December 6, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

FALSE: National Board of Canvassers has final official result in 2016 VP election recount

Apr 06, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Facebook posts falsely claim that lawmakers have a 'final official result' in the 2016 vice presidential election recount

[ANALYSIS] How the Marcos-World Bank partnership brought PH economy to its knees

Apr 02, 2019 - 9:15 AM

The World Bank provided dictator Ferdinand Marcos a curtain of international legitimacy behind which he and his cronies plundered the public till

Bongbong Marcos presses Supreme Court to start probe into Mindanao votes

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:02 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo calls this a circumvention of the tribunal rules as the current process is contained so far to 3 pilot provinces – Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental

VP POLL PROTEST. George Garcia, lawyer of former senator Bongbong Marcos, files a petition before Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal on March 26, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

FALSE: Imee Marcos was ‘class valedictorian’ from California boarding school

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:24 PM

'While the student you inquired about attended our school for a brief period in the fall of 1972, she is not a graduate,' says Santa Catalina School assistant head of school John Aimé

FALSE. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos claims she was class valedictorian from the Santa Catalina School in California. File photo of Marcos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Imee to Bicolanos: Give 'another Marcos' a chance

Mar 16, 2019 - 4:40 PM

'If you did not give Bongbong a chance here in Bicol in the past elections, this time maybe you can give me, or another Marcos, a chance to be in the Senate,' senatorial candidate Imee Marcos asks Bicolanos in a campaign sortie

VOTE FOR ME. Senatorial candidate Imee Marcos woos voters in Legazpi City. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Robredo chides Imee Marcos: Just be upfront about college degree issue

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:42 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also reacts to Sara Duterte's remark on honesty during elections, saying it is an 'insult to the electorate'

Court decisions prove Marcos ill-gotten wealth — Robredo

Mar 01, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The vice president says there are court decisions, not only in the Philippines but also is Switzerland and the US, to prove that the Marcosses stashed ill-gotten wealth

SEIZURE. More ill-acquired assets are to be seized by the state from dummy foundations of the Marcoses. File photo by AFP

Otso Diretso to Bulacan youth: Will you vote for somebody who lies about college degrees?

Mar 01, 2019 - 1:43 PM

The opposition senatorial candidates hit administration bet Imee Marcos for lying about graduating from Princeton University and the UP College of Law

Photo by Mara Cepeda

Anti-Martial Law Pimentel shares 2019 campaign stage with Imee Marcos

Feb 27, 2019 - 5:30 PM

'We respect the President's personal decision to endorse Marcos,' PDP-Laban tells Rappler

[OPINION] Why should young Filipinos in the diaspora care about Martial Law?

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:00 PM

We need to remember why Filipinos both in the Philippines and abroad rallied against a dictator

FALSE: Marcos family owns a 'million tons of gold'

Feb 19, 2019 - 9:31 PM

There is only an estimated 206,132 to 209,483 US tons of gold mined worldwide throughout history

Imee Marcos shuns 'anti-corruption' messaging by opponents

Feb 18, 2019 - 11:13 PM

'Panahon ng eleksyon ngayon, talagang bakbakan at talagang batikusan. Pero huwag na ho nating patulan ang lahat,' the Ilocos Norte governor and senatorial aspirant says

'FOCUS ON TRACK RECORD.' Hugpong ng Pagbabago chairperson Sara Duterte Carpio, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, and Senator Cynthia Villar during a press briefing in Ilocos Norte on Monday, February 18. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Peñalosas head 4-KO sweep of PH pugs over foreign foes

Feb 17, 2019 - 11:04 AM

Dave Peñalosa clinches the WBO Oriental featherweight crown as Carlo Caesar Peñalosa, Johnriel Casimero, and Carl Jammes Martin also win by stoppage

UNBEATEN. Dave Peñalosa dominates Marcos Cardenas to remain unscathed after 15 bouts. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ilocos Norte vice gubernatorial candidate dies

Feb 16, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Provincial board member Mariano Marcos II was found unconscious in the men’s room at the Laoag City International Airport

ILOCOS NORTE POLITICIAN. Provincial Board Member Mariano Marcos II died on February 16, 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of Mariano 'Nonong' Marcos II

Peñalosa struggles to make weight in WBO title fight vs Cardenas

Feb 15, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Dave Peñalosa fights for the vacant WBO featherweight crown against Mexican Marcos Cardenas

HEAVY HANDED. Dave Peñalosa (right) makes weight just in time as he bids to win by stoppage against Marcos Cardenas. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

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

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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

Who were targets of disinformation in 2018?

Feb 05, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Aquinos, the Catholic Church, and critics of Marcos and Martial Law, are the top targets of disinformation in the 133 claims that Rappler fact-checked in 2018

FALSE: Time magazine says late dictator Marcos has been acquitted from all corruption cases

Jan 26, 2019 - 9:23 PM

No, a TIME magazine cover did not say former Philippine president Marcos had been acquitted of all corruption cases

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

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Jan 22, 2019 - 9:41 PM

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FALSE: Imee Marcos 'earned degree from Princeton'

Jan 20, 2019 - 4:52 PM

(UPDATED) '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.

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