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[MANILA MASTERS] Recap: Evil Geniuses' last hurdle to reach finals

May 28, 2017 - 8:28 PM

EG loses the first game before pulling off two straight wins that netted them the championship ticket

[MANILA MASTERS] Recap: Team NP's thrashing of Faceless

May 28, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Southeast Asia’s last hope is out of the Manila Masters falling to Team NP 2 1

[MANILA MASTERS] Recap: Invictus eliminated as EternalEnvy dominates

May 27, 2017 - 10:17 PM

Invictus Gaming becomes the first Chinese team to be eliminated from the Manila Masters after a 2 0 thrashing by Team NP

[MANILA MASTERS] Recap: NP eliminates Secret

May 26, 2017 - 4:13 PM

NP s EternalEnvy settles score with Secret s Puppey in inspired performance in do or die match


PDP-Laban welcomes 5 more ex-LP lawmakers

May 10, 2017 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED In defending their departure from LP Representatives Geraldine Roman and Alfred Vargas say there is overwhelming support for President Rodrigo Duterte in their respective districts

PARTY HOPPING. A total of 10 lawmakers, 5 formerly from the Liberal Party, jump ship to PDP-Laban on May 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House ousts Floirendo from Commission on Appointments

May 08, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr s removal from the House contingent to the Commission on Appointments comes a day before a House probe into his banana firm s operations

CONFLICT BETWEEN FRIENDS. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr is facing a graft complaint and congressional probe, all thanks to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

NUP seals alliance with PDP-Laban

Jun 02, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The National Unity Party is the latest political party to express support for President elect Rodrigo Duterte s PDP Laban

NEW ALLIES. The National Unity Party joins forces with the incoming ruling party, PDP-Laban. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

3 Mindanao lawmakers shift to Duterte's PDP-Laban

May 24, 2016 - 10:36 PM

Peter Unabia and Mylene Albano of the Liberal Party along with Rogelio Pacquiao take their oath as PDP Laban members

NEW ALLIANCES. Several members of the House of Representatives have deflected to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

LP lawmakers told: Support PDP-Laban, but stay with party

May 23, 2016 - 6:02 PM

More realignments in the House of Representatives: the National Unity Party reunites with Lakas CMD before entering into a coalition with PDP Laban

'I'm sure Alvarez will be next Speaker' – Belmonte

May 20, 2016 - 9:56 PM

UPDATED He has or will soon have the numbers longtime House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte says of newly elected Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez

NPC to form alliance with Duterte's PDP-Laban

May 19, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The Nationalist People s Coalition is the latest political party to express support for the incoming administration of president elect Rodrigo Duterte

COALITION. The Nationalist People's Coalition - the country's second largest political party - is now allied with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan.

NP, PDP-Laban form 'coalition' for Duterte presidency

May 16, 2016 - 5:35 PM

Nacionalista Party president Manny Villar says they will cooperate to initiate reforms under Rodrigo Duterte s administration

Coveenant signing of "Coalition for Change" between Nacionalista Party and PDP-Laban. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Silent endorsement for Bongbong Marcos from NP stalwarts?

Apr 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Senator Cynthia Villar earlier said that members of the Nacionalista Party are free to choose who will they support as VP

Roxas’ ally in Laguna, Duterte on 2016, Russia strikes | 6PM wRap

Dec 09, 2015 - 7:18 PM

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Ruling party in Laguna: One stage, two vice governors

Dec 08, 2015 - 6:50 PM

It’s only a glimpse of the unique situation in Laguna where political support does not always toe party lines

LAGUNA ALLIES. Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas in San Pedro, Laguna. He shares the stage with allies in the province including Laguna provincial board member Angelica Jones, an LP member (in vest); Laguna Vice Governor Katherine Agapay of the Nacionalista Party (in "Karen" shirt). Photo by Be a Cupin/Rappler

Controversial bets, Duterte waiting game cap off COC filing week

Oct 16, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The Senate race gets more crowded and interesting with lots of familiar faces new names and returning bets locking in their candidacies

SENATORIAL BETS. Controversial bets  Getulio Napeñas – the dismissed chief of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force  – and former military general Jovito Palparan will run for senator in the 2016 elections. Rappler photos

OFW advocate Susan Ople seeks senatorial seat

Oct 16, 2015 - 9:50 AM

This will be the first OFW driven national campaign Ople says

Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Duterte sure to run, but won't say for which post

Oct 01, 2015 - 3:54 PM

The Davao City mayor continues to keep everyone guessing

TANDEM? NP Senator Bongbong Marcos meets with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on September 30, 2015. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

DOJ forms fact-finding team on attacks vs Lumad

Sep 26, 2015 - 4:48 PM

The probe aims to identify and hold responsible those behind the attacks The fact finding team is given 60 days to submit a final report on its findings and recommendations

PROTEST. A multisectoral group holds a protest outside the House of Representatives to protest the Lumad killings. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

Binay-Honasan? Gringo says it's a 'painful joke'

Sep 22, 2015 - 2:51 PM

Senator Honasan says he has no interest in higher office and will just help in Binay s campaign as vice president of the opposition party

NOT INTERESTED. Senator Gregorio Honasan II says he would rather remain as senator instead of running as Binay's vice presidential bet. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Binay-Marcos? Bongbong still unsure

Sep 16, 2015 - 7:51 PM

Binay says he is about to seal a tandem with Senator Bongbong Marcos for 2016 but the lawmaker says the decision isn t all that simple

MOVING ON? Vice President Jejomar Binay explains his preference for Senator Bongbong Marcos as his running mate by saying, 'Let's move on.' File photo

NP to leave LP coalition – Bongbong Marcos

Sep 08, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Marcos says he is running for a higher post in 2016 and will make an announcement once everything is clear

SPLIT. Senator Bongbong Marcos says Nacionalist Party will have to formalize its split from the coalition led by the Liberal Party.

NUP: Roxas endorsement mere 'formality'

Aug 27, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Save for a few members the National Unity Party is set to stay in the broad Liberal Party led coalition come 2016

NUP STILL IN. Admin bet Mar Roxas after a meeting with members of the NUP.  Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Binay’s defense, Duterte-Marcos talks, N. Korea ‘wartime’ | 12PM wRap

Aug 21, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Binay’s pledge, NP-Duterte talks, Abu Sayyaf clash | 12PM wRap

Aug 20, 2015 - 1:15 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Marcos is Binay's top choice for VP

Aug 19, 2015 - 10:26 AM

Binay is willing to work with ex rivals to boost a presidential bid that a corruption controversy has weighed down and to consolidate forces opposed to the administration

MOVING ON? Vice President Jejomar Binay explains his preference for Senator Bongbong Marcos as his running mate by saying, 'Let's move on.' File photo

Bongbong on 2016: No downside to being a Marcos

Aug 16, 2015 - 7:06 PM

Senator Marcos says: I do not see any bad side to being a Marcos I am so lucky to be the son of a president who has done so much I think I am the luckiest person I know

CORE SUPPORTERS. Senator Bongbong Marcos says he expects people to support him because he is a Marcos. File photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

INC, Aquino after 2016, Prince George | 6PM wRap

Jul 23, 2015 - 6:35 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

No NP, NPC talks to back Poe-Chiz – Cynthia Villar

Jul 23, 2015 - 5:15 PM

NPC president Giorgidi Aggabao and NP stalwart Senator Cynthia Villar are denying a newspaper story

ALL SET? Two of the country's biggest political parties are in talks to back the Poe-Chiz tandem

LP: Party to beat in 2016

Jun 11, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The political imperative is to keep intact the ruling coalition in preparation for 2016

Villar party: 'No consensus' on 2016 in Japan cruise

May 04, 2015 - 5:55 PM

The NP has yet to decide whether to field its own candidates in 2016 enter into a coalition with other parties or adopt candidates

'NOTHING FINAL.' Former senator Manny Villar's Nacionalista Party gathers in a Japan cruise sponsored by the tycoon. Photo courtesy of Senator Marcos' Facebook page

'DOJ Mamasapano report should provide closure'

Apr 25, 2015 - 9:17 PM

We need the BBL so we can establish the necessary mechanism on the ground to reduce and eliminate violence such as what happened in Mamasapano says National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Secretary Yasmin Busran Lao

Replace ‘lemon’ Audi, DTI orders car dealer

Mar 04, 2015 - 7:49 PM

In a test case the DTI orders a car dealer to replace a luxury car bought by a complainant – or reimburse him

Binay to Aquino: Ignore ‘self-preserving’ voices

Aug 14, 2014 - 11:34 AM

On term extension Binay says Aquino must not listen to voices manufactured by quarters with vested interests who are driven mainly by self preservation

'VESTED INTERESTS.' Binay warns President Aquino against listening to voices of "quarters with vested interests." File OVP photo

Trillanes: Not being in Napoles list is 2016 edge

Jun 02, 2014 - 1:35 PM

Claiming that his exclusion from the Napoles list is an advantage in 2016 Trillanes says he ll be coming in without a particular baggage

'AN ADVANTAGE.' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says not being named in any of the Napoles or Luy lists is a plus factor in 2016. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Female president? Not I, says Grace Poe

Mar 11, 2014 - 6:09 PM

The experience of her father the late actor Fernando Poe Jr in the 2004 presidential campaign discourages her from seeking higher office

Cayetano: 'I don’t wanna run; I wanna win'

Mar 05, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Cayetano confirms he wants to be president but is still testing to see if 2016 is the best time

‘Big chance’ for LP-NP alliance in 2016

Feb 17, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Sen Alan Peter Cayetano says the NP will team up with the LP in 2016 if the two parties agree on the selection of candidates

Binay-Cayetano rift: From Fort to Dasma and 2016

Dec 21, 2013 - 1:35 PM

The Binay camp responds to Cayetano s criticism of the Dasma incident by raising the Makati Taguig Fort Bonifacio rivalry

Drilon is Senate President again

Jul 22, 2013 - 10:40 AM

UPDATE The staunch Aquino ally leads the Senate at a time of controversy and bitter rivalries

'BIG MAN' ON TOP. Sen Franklin Drilon (C) takes his oath as Senate President during the Senate's first session for the 16th Congress, July 22, 2013. Sen Paolo Benigno Aquino (R) gives the oath.

Strong minority? Drilon: We’ll face challenge

Jul 18, 2013 - 8:10 PM

Sen Franklin Drilon is unfazed by the plan of the minority to possibly refuse committee chairmanships

THEIR CALL. Incoming Senate President Franklin Drilon says it's up to the Senate minority if its members will reject committee chairmanships. He says the majority can handle the work. Photo by Senate PRIB/Cesar Tomambo

Sotto on NP Senate leaders: Anyare?

Jun 25, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Sen Tito Sotto says the Liberal Party not the Nacionalista Party should hold key posts in the Senate

EYEBROW RAISING. Sen Vicente "Tito" Sotto III questions NP senators' bid for Senate posts, saying it is the ruling Liberal Party that should hold key positions in the chamber. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Committee haggling? Villar relaxed with NP deals

Jun 25, 2013 - 1:35 PM

Sen Manny Villar says his NP is getting some prime committee chairmanships in the next Senate

FACIAL EXPRESSION. Sen Manny Villar says his facial expression reflects how relaxed he is with the negotiations of his Nacionalista Party for committee chairmanships. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Marcos: 2016 biggest factor in Congress posts

Jun 20, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Will it be Bong Bongbong or Alan Bongbong? Sen Bongbong Marcos says he has many plans for 2016

MARCOS 2016? Asked about his plans for 2016, Sen Bongbong Marcos says, “Many. That’s why I’m confused because I have so many plans." Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

How Team PNoy ran its 2013 campaign

May 10, 2013 - 6:05 PM

The strategy of Team PNoy has been consistent since the very start: use President Aquino s popularity to make the senatorial slate win

UNA: The opposition that’s not quite

May 10, 2013 - 4:19 PM

UNA’s campaign reflects problems in identity messaging and the strange nature of this midterm polls and Philippine politics

Emano leading tight mayoral race in CDO- survey

May 06, 2013 - 7:26 PM

Incumbent Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Emano retained his lead against Oscar Moreno in a close contest for the mayoralty position in Cagayan de Oro

BY A LANDSLIDE? Rufus Rodriguez is leading by a wide margin in the congressional race for the 2nd district of Cagayan de Oro, according to a survey.

Nacionalista Party: Sure and steady

May 06, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The oldest political party is set to have all of its 3 senatorial candidates win Its guiding principle in party building: work with the party in power

PARTY BUILDING. The NP fights it out in local free zones but works with the ruling party in the legislature. In photo: Cavite Rep Boying Remulla (left) and NP head Sen Manny Villar

More than half of re-electionists are turncoats

Apr 16, 2013 - 12:02 PM

A big majority of the turncoats ran and won under Lakas in 2010 and are now running under the Liberal Party

UNA: LP lying about Mrs Binay

Mar 23, 2013 - 9:28 PM

UNA insists the Sandiganbayan lifted the hold departure order against the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay