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Bato dela Rosa, Faeldon, Phillip Salvador take oath with PDP-Laban

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:42 PM

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?'

OATH. New members of PDP-Laban take their oath before PDP-Laban president, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

8 'very possible' senatorial bets announced at PDP-Laban assembly

Sep 01, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The potential bets, mostly lawmakers, are introduced during the PDP-Laban Leadership Assembly

LINEUP. PDP-Laban announces 8 "very possible" personalities part of their Senatorial slate.

Duterte vows to help Sara's party, sticks with PDP-Laban

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:32 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also promises clean elections in 2019

LOOK: PDP-Laban asks Duterte to finalize 2019 Senate slate

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:56 PM

PDP-Laban's initial list is composed of party mates, 'friends of the party,' and reelectionist senators

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Duterte to PDP-Laban: ’Unity now more important than ever’

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:31 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes the call days after he met with factions in the ruling party

PDP-LABAN CARES. President Rodrigo Duterte attends the 1st year anniversary of the humanitarian arm of PDP-Laban.

Pimentel downplays Hugpong alliance with political parties

Aug 13, 2018 - 4:19 PM

'Congrats to them all. No implication on us,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sara Duterte's party vows to help PDP-Laban

Aug 10, 2018 - 4:33 PM

The President's daughter says she herself is 'confused' at how PDP-Laban members could be worried about her regional party endorsing national candidates

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Duterte meets PDP-Laban, Samsung Note 9, sun-skimming spacecraft | Midday wRap

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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Duterte 'unites' PDP-Laban factions, vows help in 2019

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:16 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with party leaders again in September, ahead of the filing of certificates of candidacy

MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with the two warring factions of ruling party PDP-Laban at Diamond Hotel. Photo from SAP Bong Go

PDP-Laban struggles for unity, survival ahead of 2019 polls

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:02 PM

(UPDATED) Aside from the infighting, PDP-Laban faces threats from other Duterte-allied parties, especially the Hugpong ng Pagbabago of President Duterte's daughter Sara Duterte Carpio

PDP Laban Assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to meet PDP-Laban factions on Aug 9

Aug 09, 2018 - 12:10 AM

Rodrigo Duterte is meeting with his party-mates due to infighting between two camps, that of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and lawyer Rogelio Garcia

UNITING. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in a speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP) - Laban Christmas Benefit Dinner for Marawi City at Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City on December 13, 2017, calls on the PDP-Laban as well as other political parties to unite so that they could all work together to solve the country's problems. Photo by ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte's PDP-Laban inks deal with North Korea's party

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:10 AM

PDP-Laban and the Workers' Party of Korea sign a deal on party cooperation, youth development, as well as 'promotion of world peace'

Photo from Ron Munsayac/PDP Laban

Pimentel, Alvarez call for unity in PDP-Laban amid infighting

Aug 02, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III urges PDP-Laban members to trust in the party leadership, while Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez says he 'remains friends' with party mates even after his ouster as Speaker

PDP Laban Assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to 'unify' PDP-Laban factions

Jul 28, 2018 - 4:52 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to resolve the party infighting involving the factions of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and Duterte's classmate, lawyer Rogelio Garcia

FACTIONS. A group within PDP-Laban held an 'unauthorized' national assembly and elections on Friday, July 29. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: July 21-27, 2018

Jul 28, 2018 - 4:51 PM

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

A burning home is reflected in a pool during the Carr fire in Redding, California on July 27, 2018. One firefighter has died and at least two others have been injured as wind-whipped flames tore through the region. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Rappler CA decision, Arroyo on elections, Gilas update | Evening wRap

Jul 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Pimentel, Alvarez 'unseated' as PDP-Laban leaders

Jul 27, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban President, says the 'expelled rogue members' who held the 'unauthorized' assembly will be dealt with under party rules

FACTION. A group within PDP-Laban is seeking to unseat Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez as party leaders. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lawmakers ‘left out in the cold’ now eyeing to leave PDP-Laban

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Deputy Speaker Rolando Andaya, himself a Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan member, says the 'tipping point' for the looming exodus is Gloria Arroyo's rise as Speaker

ARROYO ALLIES. Lawmakers applaud after they led a House coup that installed former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as the new Speaker. Photo by Mara Grace dela Serna/Rappler

PDP-Laban to hold historic meeting with North Korean party

Jul 15, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The ruling PDP-Laban says this is the 'first-ever visit by a Philippine political party to the North Korean capital' of Pyongyang

PDP-Laban offers to help improve PH-North Korea ties

Jun 16, 2018 - 7:28 PM

The ruling party also plans to send a delegation to Pyongyang 'to meet with their counterparts from the Workers' Party of Korea'

Koko Pimentel to marry partner in mid-October 2018

May 21, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Resigned Senate president Aquilino Pimentel III has been in a relationship with Kathryna Yu for at least two years now

WEDDING BELLS. Resigned Senate president confirms his wedding with partner Kathryna Yu in October 2018. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

SWS survey on Duterte’s trust rating, Press freedom in PH, Kim and Moon summit | Evening wRap

Apr 27, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Senate President Sotto? 'I'm open to it'

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:04 PM

When asked if Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III will step down once he files his certificate of candidacy for the 2019 elections, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says there have been discussions 'to that effect'

SENATE PRESIDENT. Majority leader Vicente Sotto III said he was open to possible assuming the leadership role at the Senate. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Noynoy Aquino not running for Senate 'at this time'

Apr 24, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says he would rather focus on helping his cousin, reelectionist Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, and other Liberal Party candidates get elected

Former President Benigno Aquino III attends the Congress hearing on the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine on February 26, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Pimentel on Aguilar, Duterte on Dela Rosa, BSP on Inflation | Midday wRap

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:59 PM

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JV over Jinggoy: Pimentel chooses Ejercito in PDP-Laban initial lineup

Apr 19, 2018 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'We have to give credit where credit is due,' says Senate and PDP-Laban president Aquilino Pimentel III

2019. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III chooses reelectionist Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito over Jinggoy Estrada in the PDP-Laban initial slate. Photos by Angie Silva/Rappler

Freddie Aguilar for senator? Yes, PDP-Laban eyes him for 2019

Apr 19, 2018 - 12:06 PM

(2ND UPDATE) Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says broadcast journalist Jiggy Manicad is also included in the initial lineup

SENATE LAUDS FREDDIE AGUILAR: Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III (right) presents a copy of Senate Resolution 658 recognizing Filipino singer and composer Freddie “Anak” Aguilar (2nd, left) for his “lifetime outstanding contributions to Philippine arts and culture,” Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Aguilar was accompanied by his wife, Jovie Aguilar (left). (PRIB Photo by Joseph Vidal/AYA/13 March 2018)

Speaker Alvarez’s waves of interest in Siargao

Apr 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM

If Davao del Norte is getting too crowded politically, is it time for Alvarez to look elsewhere and start planning for his future?

PANTALEON ALVAREZ. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez addresses the crowd as President Rodrigo Duterte looks on. File photo from Malacañang.

Pimentel on PDP-Laban senatorial slate, De Castro on Sereno, Psy in North Korea | Evening wRap

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:32 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Bea Cupin

Pimentel vows to 'fight' for reelectionist allies in PDP-Laban slate

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:16 PM

This comes after Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito aired the grievance of reelectionist senator-allies that they were left out despite having supported the government

Bangsamoro Basic Law in Basilan

Aguirre on DOJ probe, Alvarez on Go, Sereno on quo warranto petition | Evening wRap

Mar 20, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Alvarez: Bong Go in PDP-Laban Senate slate

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Top presidential aide Bong Go is floated as part of the 2019 Senate slate for the ruling party

2019 PUSH. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez speaks during a PDP-Laban event in Bulacan province. File photo courtesy of the House media bureau

Nene Pimentel, IBP, Namfrel reject no-election scenario in May 2019

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:55 PM

'The principal effect of a no-election scenario would be to upset the constitutional mandate that requires elective officials to be subjected to periodic check by the sovereign people,' says former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr

Additional P44B to P72B needed for federalism shift – gov't think tank

Mar 13, 2018 - 2:50 PM

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies' estimate is conservative, as it assumes that the existing bureaucracy will not require any additional costs

Photo from PIDS website

Show of force: 28,000 witness PDP-Laban oath-taking in Bulacan

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Members of the House and Duterte appointees who have been floated as potential senatorial bets in 2019 tag along and give speeches before a crowd of incumbent and aspiring barangay leaders

Alvarez out as Speaker? ‘Maglaway sila,’ says Roque

Mar 12, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Palace spokesman Harry Roque dismisses speculation regarding the possible replacement of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez from his post

PANTALEON ALVAREZ. Pantaleon Alvarez speaks as President Rodrigo Duterte looks on. Photo from Malacañang.

[WATCH] Rappler Talk: Analyst Aaron Jed Rabena on Philippines-China relations

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Aaron Jed Rabena on how Chinese President Xi Jinping's move toward lifetime rule might affect Philippines-China relations and their maritime dispute

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, February 26 - March 4, 2017

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

Pimentel on Communist Party of China, Whang-Od as Living Treasure, Kushner’s top-level access | Midday wRap

Feb 28, 2018 - 12:34 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 28, 2018

Feb 28, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

Pimentel: Nothing wrong with PDP-Laban ties with China's Communist Party

Feb 28, 2018 - 10:46 AM

'Isn't this a free country? If someone else wants to run the party then they should first join, get elected as party leader, and then run it the way they want to run it,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

Photo from Pimentel's official Facebook account

China’s illegal entry in Benham Rise, Roque on People Power, Pimentel on Duterte-Carpio | Evening wRap

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:47 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

PDP-Laban vs Sara Duterte party in 2019? Pimentel says 'possible'

Feb 26, 2018 - 4:25 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, president of the ruling party, says they are planning to field candidates nationwide, including in Mindanao

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Davao governors bolt parties to join Sara Duterte’s Hugpong

Feb 23, 2018 - 2:43 PM

All except one governor of Region 11, have jumped into the new political party

LAUNCHED. Region 11 governors attend the launching of Hugpong Ng Pagbabago, led by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Photo by Mick Basa / Rappler

Bong Go: 'Not interested' to run for Senate 2019

Feb 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'Magsisilbi po ako kay Mayor Duterte hanggang kamatayan, kung hindi man ako mauna,' says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

PRESIDENTIAL AIDE. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go (right) with President Rodrigo Duterte at the Camp Panacan Station Hospital  in Davao City on January 29, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Ombudsman on AMLC, Alvarez on Go, Bello on Kuwait | Midday wRap

Feb 16, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Alvarez wants Bong Go in PDP-Laban Senate slate

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The House Speaker and PDP-Laban secretary general says this is because they want more candidates from Mindanao

PDP LABAN. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is joint by around 5,500 new members of PDP Laban in Negros Oriental. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

PDP-Laban to 'campaign against' anti-federalism candidates

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:30 PM

'Kung ayaw mo ng federalism, we really have to campaign against you kasi ayaw mo na umasenso 'yung mga probinsya,' says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

RULING PARTY. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez addresses over 3,000 new members of PDP after the mass oath-taking at Patin-ay, Agusan Del Sur. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

A comparison of Cha-Cha proposals: From federalism to foreign equity

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Here are some of the topics among the proposed changes to the 1987 Constitution

Changing the Constitution: What are being proposed so far

Feb 03, 2018 - 8:42 PM

We track the proposed revisions to the 1987 Constitution, based on draft constitutions and proposed changes by the House of Representatives