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'I had to be invisible to be present'
Expect the administration's pet programs such as the anti-illegal drug campaign and push for federal constitution to continue in provinces and hometowns, political scientist Ela Atienza says
Maguindanao 2nd District Representative Zajid Mangudadatu, a 3-term congressman, ranks 19th in the partial, unofficial tally
'If you believe in Bikoy, kindly vote for Otso Diretso,' the President says in his winding speech during PDP-Laban's miting de avance
PDP-Laban was founded to fight the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Decades later, Marcos' daughter Imee is an ally of the party.
The entertainment starts two hours before the main program, with PDP-Laban and Duterte rallies usually taking 8 to 10 hours
But former police chief Ronald dela Rosa also says the ruling party's senatorial bets won't allow President Duterte to dictate on them should they get elected
Rappler counts 18 one-on-one races for gubernatorial posts and 56 one-one races for legislative district representatives contested by candidates of President Duterte's PDP-Laban party
'Kalokohan,' says Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan, adding that this decision is against democracy
The political party chaired by President Duterte struggles to mix its party 'principles' with its current political reality
Mandaluyong City candidates under PDP-Laban seek support for senatorial bets who are also running under the administration slate
Most of them are part of the administration slate PDP-Laban and Hugpong ng Pagbabago
'We brought PDP-Laban and some of their guest candidates here. You know their qualifications, their background, how they helped us,' House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo tells her constituents
Some candidates throw their support behind the ongoing campaign, while others propose different solutions to the illegal drug problem
Whether it’s a flair for drama or the need for speed they find reason to set loose their big bikes on the campaign trail
People spend 8 to 10 hours in a single PDP-Laban campaign rally, led by President Rodrigo Duterte
Reelectionist Governor Manuel Mamba, a former Liberal Party stalwart who jumped ship to PDP-Laban, hosts the campaign rally in Tuguegarao City
PDP-Laban senatorial candidate Francis Tolentino says the Chief Executive's absence from the rally is 'nothing to worry about'
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines also documents how Bobby Lagsa was 'evicted' from the event hours before President Duterte arrived
The opposition senator says his friendship with Governor Manuel Mamba, a former party mate who has jumped ship to President Duterte's party, is 'beyond politics'
(UPDATED) The PDP-Laban says it will ask these candidates to explain. If they do not give a 'satisfactory' statement, they will be expelled from the party.
Governor Bojie Dy, who endorsed Duterte's opponent in 2016, vows to deliver Isabela's vote for senatorial candidates endorsed by the President
During a PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cauayan City, Isabela, the President denounced the rape and murder of 16-year-old Cristine Silawan
President Duterte hopes to convince 1.7 million Negros Occidental voters to send his bets to the Senate in the May 2019 polls
Will he run for president? How can he juggle the duties of being a senator, maintaining his status as a world boxing champ, and managing the campaign of the ruling PDP-Laban?
Among the candidates are Bong Revilla, Imee Marcos, Jinggoy Estrada, and Grace Poe
(UPDATED) When the 18th Congress convenes after the 2019 elections, the PDP-Laban party says it is confident it will get back the speakership snatched last year by Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
In 2016, these local politicians supported then-administration standard bearer Mar Roxas
(UPDATED) Senator Koko Pimentel confirms Alunan as Duterte's choice to complete his roster of senatorial bets for the May 2019 midterm polls
(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
The administration is said to have 3 different senatorial slates: PDP-Laban, Hugpong ng Pagbabago, and President Rodrigo Duterte's own list called 'Du It Pilipinas'
It's a strategic decision, says PDP-Laban president Senator Aquilino Pimentel III
The poll body resolves the row among factions in President Rodrigo Duterte's party: only nominations signed by the Pimentel group are recognized
Deputy Speaker Prospero Pichay Jr says the ruling PDP-Laban fielded candidates against Lakas-CMD in several districts despite a coalition agreement between their parties signed in 2016
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III believes PDP-Laban senatorial candidates have no disadvantages in the 2019 elections
President Rodrigo Duterte only got involved in the selection of the 5 PDP-Laban senatorial candidates for 2019, says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III
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
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III talks to Rappler about his platform and the plans of PDP-Laban for 2019
Can the boxing champ and neophyte senator handle a national campaign? PDP-Laban president and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says, 'Of course, kayang-kaya niya iyan.'
The Comelec says internal fighting within President Rodrigo Duterte's party has confused its local candidates as well
Zajid Mangudadatu is the second high-profile senatorial hopeful pushing for the rights of Muslims in Mindanao
The Commission on Elections vows to quickly decide on other 'intra-party' controversies so clear up confusions as soon as the filing of COCs is over
The singer submits a certificate of nomination and acceptance from what party president Koko Pimentel calls a 'rogue' PDP-Laban
PDP-Laban president Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says the party will 'just release a complete list of its candidates nationwide' after the filing of certificates of candidacy
Former PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa admits his high survey ratings are a factor in his decision to run: 'Bakit naman magtatakbo-takbo ka kung di ka sigurado?'
The potential bets, mostly lawmakers, are introduced during the PDP-Laban Leadership Assembly
President Rodrigo Duterte also promises clean elections in 2019
PDP-Laban's initial list is composed of party mates, 'friends of the party,' and reelectionist senators
President Rodrigo Duterte makes the call days after he met with factions in the ruling party
'Congrats to them all. No implication on us,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president