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Former Senate president Nene Pimentel 'very ill,' says family

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:33 PM

PDP-Laban spokesperson Ron Munsayac says that Pimentel, the party chairman emeritus, is in the intensive care unit

CRITICAL CONDITION. Former Senate President Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr is 'very ill and currently under treatment,' according to the Pimentel family. Rappler file photo

Pacquiao appointed as PDP-Laban 'Senate leader'

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Meanwhile, 'speaker-in-waiting' Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco is appointed as the leader of PDP-Laban House lawmakers

PRESIDENT. Senator Manny Pacquiao is new PDP-Laban president. Photo from Pacquiao's Facebook page

Pimentel on his way out? 'About time' PDP-Laban elects new leaders, senator says

Aug 08, 2019 - 1:00 AM

'We will call for a national assembly. We will listen to the voice of the members kung sino ang gusto nila (who they want). Definitely, there will be some changes,' says party president Aquilino Pimentel III

PATIENCE. PDP-Laban president and Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III asks his partymates to be patient. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PDP-Laban assures House members it's fighting for their choice committees

Aug 07, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Party leaders try to counter 'black propaganda' about supposed discontent among congressmen and congresswomen in dividing the spoils of the Speakership battle

GOING STRONG? PDP-Laban members in the House and the Senate does President Rodrigo Duterte's signature fist pump for the cameras on August 7, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

SC declares Koko Pimentel's faction as 'legitimate' PDP-Laban

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:33 AM

But the Supreme Court does not close the doors to the rival faction filing a direct case against the legitimacy of Senator Koko Pimentel's group

PDP-LABAN. The Supreme Court upheld a Commission on Elections (Comelec) resolution that recognizes Senator Koko Pimentel's group as the legitimate representative of PDP-Laban in the elections. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cayetano to PDP-Laban bloc: Join me in 'very exciting journey'

Jul 12, 2019 - 3:52 PM

'I hope you stay beside me and not behind me. We will do this together,' Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano tells the lawmakers

photos from Cayetano's office

PDP-Laban open to term-sharing but Velasco should be Speaker first

Jul 03, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president, says this will 'help settle the issue of House Speaker which has been dragging for a considerable period of time'

POLITICAL ADS. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III files a bill seeking to lower the rates of political ads for candidates. File Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Unjustified' to sanction PDP-Laban lawmakers who won’t back Velasco

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda, who is supporting speakership bet Martin Romualdez, opposes the planned sanctions of the PDP-Laban leadership

FOR ROMUALDEZ. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda is voting for speakership bet Martin Romualdez, going against the wishes of his party PDP-Laban. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

At least 40 PDP-Laban lawmakers back Velasco for Speaker

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:14 PM

(UPDATED) Aurelio Gonzales Jr, another PDP-Laban speakership bet, also throws in the towel and supports Lord Allan Velasco's bid for the highest post in the House of Representatives

THE CHOSEN ONE? Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco gets the support of at least 40 of his PDP-Laban  party mates. Photo from Velasco's Facebook page

Duterte meets with Pacquiao to discuss PDP-Laban Speaker bet

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:59 PM

The President will choose from 3 names – Lord Allan Velasco, Dong Gonzales, and Pantaleon Alvarez

PDP-LABAN BET. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Senator Manny Pacquiao to discuss their party PDP-Laban's candidate for House Speaker in the 18th Congress. Photo courtesy of Senator-elect Bong Go

'Imperative' for next Speaker to come from PDP-Laban, says Pimentel

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:18 AM

'The party of President Duterte is the biggest bloc in Congress with more than 94 representatives on top the party-list congressmen allied with us,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president

PARTY MATTERS. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III that the ruling PDP-Laban must regain the leadership in the House of Representatives in the 18th Congress. File photo by Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Covering the PDP-Laban, Duterte campaign despite the Rappler ban

May 18, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'I had to be invisible to be present'

END OF THE CAMPAIGN. Taken after the President's speech during PDP-Laban's miting de avance in Pasig City, the last event of the 2019 campaign.  Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

PDP-Laban sweeps one-on-one local races

May 14, 2019 - 12:39 PM

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

Mangudadatu: Only losing PDP-Laban Senate bet

May 14, 2019 - 7:52 AM

Maguindanao 2nd District Representative Zajid Mangudadatu, a 3-term congressman, ranks 19th in the partial, unofficial tally

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by senatorial candidate Zajid "Dong" Mangudadatu upon his arrival at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro City to lead the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally on March 24, 2019. Also in the photo is Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. ARMAN BAYLON/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte makes last pitch for his Senate slate

May 11, 2019 - 11:01 PM

'If you believe in Bikoy, kindly vote for Otso Diretso,' the President says in his winding speech during PDP-Laban's miting de avance

LAST PITCH. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte is shown delivering his speech during PDP-Laban campaign rally at the Bacolod City Government Center Football Field in Negros Occidental on April 11, 2019. File photo by Simeon Celi Jr./Presidential Photo

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

Till the very end, song and dance numbers fill PDP-Laban campaign

May 11, 2019 - 8:59 PM

The entertainment starts two hours before the main program, with PDP-Laban and Duterte rallies usually taking 8 to 10 hours

MITING DE AVANCE. The PDP-Laban during its miting de avance on May 11, 2019. Screenshot from video.

PDP-Laban bets: ‘We will support Duterte all the way’ in the Senate

May 11, 2019 - 7:24 PM

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

PDP-LABAN BETS. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte raises the hands of the PDP-Laban senatorial candidates during a campaign rally at the Puerto Princesa Coliseum in Palawan on April 4, 2019. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

In local elections, one-on-one races to test PDP-Laban’s dominance

May 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM

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

LOCAL ELECTIONS. One-on-one local races are dominated by PDP-Laban members. Photo of Bulacan PDP-Laban oath taking by Bea Cupin/Rappler; Photo of ballot by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte allies named dominant majority, minority parties

May 10, 2019 - 11:55 AM

'Kalokohan,' says Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan, adding that this decision is against democracy

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises the hands of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and other senatorial candidates at a campaign rally at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum in Batangas on April 17, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PDP-Laban and its confusing local politics in 2019

May 09, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The political party chaired by President Duterte struggles to mix its party 'principles' with its current political reality

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises the hands of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) senatorial candidates at a campaign rally at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum in Batangas on April 17, 2019. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Abalos, Gonzales push for PDP-Laban bets in Mandaluyong miting de avance

May 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Mandaluyong City candidates under PDP-Laban seek support for senatorial bets who are also running under the administration slate

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

El Shaddai endorses 14 Senate bets

May 04, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Most of them are part of the administration slate PDP-Laban and Hugpong ng Pagbabago

ENDORSED. El Shaddai on May 4, 2019, endorses 14 senatorial bets for the midterm elections. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Arroyo to Kapampangan voters: Let's help PDP-Laban, guest candidates in May 2019

May 03, 2019 - 8:31 PM

'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

Barug PDP-Laban bets in Cebu City weigh in on Duterte's 'drug war'

May 01, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Some candidates throw their support behind the ongoing campaign, while others propose different solutions to the illegal drug problem

ON 'DRUG WAR.' Barug PDP-Laban bets in Cebu City attend the Mega Cebu Candidates Forum Klarohay Ta! on April 29 at the University of San Carlos. Photo by Micole Gerard Tizon /Rappler

Duterte allies hit 2019 campaign trail on big bikes

Apr 24, 2019 - 1:13 PM

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

Duterte, PDP-Laban campaign rallies: Showbiz, insults, late night rants

Apr 17, 2019 - 9:03 AM

People spend 8 to 10 hours in a single PDP-Laban campaign rally, led by President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets a round of applause from the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and other senatorial candidates during a campaign rally at the Puerto Princesa Coliseum in Palawan on April 4, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte leads PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cagayan

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:12 PM

Reelectionist Governor Manuel Mamba, a former Liberal Party stalwart who jumped ship to PDP-Laban, hosts the campaign rally in Tuguegarao City

CAGAYAN CAMPAIGN. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the PDP-Laban campaign rally at the Cagayan Sports Coliseum in Tuguegarao City on April 16, 2019. Presidential Photo

Duterte skips PDP-Laban campaign rally in Marawi

Apr 12, 2019 - 6:55 PM

PDP-Laban senatorial candidate Francis Tolentino says the Chief Executive's absence from the rally is 'nothing to worry about'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte applauds while witnessing the program proper during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at One Pinagtipunan Circle in Malabon City on April 2, 2019. Joining the President on stage are former Bureau of Corrections Chief Ronald dela Rosa, former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go, and Kathryna Yu-Pimentel who represents her husband Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang orders Rappler correspondent kicked out of PDP-Laban’s CDO rally

Mar 25, 2019 - 9:57 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines also documents how Bobby Lagsa was 'evicted' from the event hours before President Duterte arrived

Bam Aquino: Cagayan governor's support for PDP-Laban bets a non-issue

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:38 PM

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'

YOUTH VOTERS. Otso Diretso's reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino thanks schools that welcome opposition bets like him. He visits the University of Cagayan Valley in Tuguegarao City on March 19, 2019. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Duterte names 8 party mates in new drug list

Mar 15, 2019 - 7:35 AM

(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.

ALLIES NAMED. President Rodrigo Duterte names 8 party mates in announcing his latest drug list. Malacañang file photo

At Isabela rally, Bong Go introduces Duterte as ‘one of my campaign managers’

Mar 14, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Governor Bojie Dy, who endorsed Duterte's opponent in 2016, vows to deliver Isabela's vote for senatorial candidates endorsed by the President

PDP 5. President Rodrigo Duterte raises the hands of the 5 senatorial candidates of his official party, PDP-Laban – (from left) Mangudadatu, Dela Rosa, Go, Pimentel, Tolentino – at the F. L. Dy Memorial Coliseum in Cauayan City, Isabela, on March 13, 2019. Malacañang photo

After rape-slay of Cebu girl, Duterte warns drug addicts of 'most dangerous time'

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:46 PM

During a PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cauayan City, Isabela, the President denounced the rape and murder of 16-year-old Cristine Silawan

DEATH PENALTY. At the PDP-Laban rally in Cauayan City, Isabela, on March 13, 2019, senatorial bet Ronald dela Rosa (shaking hands with President Duterte) reiterates his stand to restore capital punishment for drug-related crimes. Malacañang photo

Duterte campaigns for admin bets in Negros Occidental

Mar 09, 2019 - 12:58 PM

President Duterte hopes to convince 1.7 million Negros Occidental voters to send his bets to the Senate in the May 2019 polls

DUTERTE-APPROVED. President Rodrigo Duterte poses with his Senate bets in front of thousands of Negrenses on Friday, March 8. RTVM screenshot

Rappler Talk: Manny Pacquiao on PDP-Laban's campaign, politics, boxing

Mar 01, 2019 - 11:29 AM

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?

Campaign manager Pacquiao endorses non-PDP-Laban senatorial bets

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Among the candidates are Bong Revilla, Imee Marcos, Jinggoy Estrada, and Grace Poe

Rappler photo

PDP-Laban floats 7 names for House speakership race

Feb 27, 2019 - 4:37 PM

(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

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at the Plaza Independencia in Cebu City on February 24, 2019. Joining the President on stage are former Bureau of Corrections Chief Ronald dela Rosa, former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go, Davao del Norte First District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez, and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Laguna politicians vow to deliver votes for Duterte's slate

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:45 AM

In 2016, these local politicians supported then-administration standard bearer Mar Roxas

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises the hands of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) candidates during the party's campaign rally at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan City, Laguna on February 23, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Rafael Alunan completes Duterte’s 2019 Senate slate

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:48 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Koko Pimentel confirms Alunan as Duterte's choice to complete his roster of senatorial bets for the May 2019 midterm polls

Bagongbayan Party President Senator Dick Gordon (2nd-right) endorses former DILG Sec. Raffy Alunan (2nd-left) for party's senator and 1P (One Philippines) partylist nominees during its kicked off campaign at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on February 15, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/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

How Duterte's political style is hurting PDP-Laban in 2019

Feb 09, 2019 - 9:33 AM

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'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is given a warm welcome by Senator Aquilino Pimentel III upon his arrival at the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Building in Pasay City for his attendance to the first anniversary celebration of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) Cares and the PDP-Laban Leaders’ Reunion on August 15, 2018. Also in the photo is Davao del Norte First District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PDP-Laban: Fielding 5 Senate bets not a sign of weakness

Feb 03, 2019 - 8:26 AM

It's a strategic decision, says PDP-Laban president Senator Aquilino Pimentel III

PDP-Laban led by the Party President Senator Koko Pimentel and Chairman former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez along with its members and leaders gather at the Seda Hotel in Quezon City on Thursday, August 2, 2018, for a leadership meeting. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Pimentel group is legitimate PDP-Laban – Comelec

Nov 30, 2018 - 6:11 PM

The poll body resolves the row among factions in President Rodrigo Duterte's party: only nominations signed by the Pimentel group are recognized

TRUE PRESIDENT. Senator Koko Pimentel files his Certificate on Candidacy on October 11, 2018 at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pichay hits PDP-Laban for 'disrespecting' coalition with Lakas-CMD

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:00 PM

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

ON ALLIANCES. Deputy Speaker and Lakas-CMD secretary-general Prospero Pichay Jr is the guest at the Ugnayan sa Batasan forum on November 19, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PDP-Laban's Senate slate to rely on Duterte popularity, party machinery

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III believes PDP-Laban senatorial candidates have no disadvantages in the 2019 elections

Photos of Mangudadatu, Dela Rosa, Pimentel by Rappler; Photos of Duterte, Go,Tolentino by Malacañang

Duterte has 'minimal involvement' in PDP-Laban affairs

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte only got involved in the selection of the 5 PDP-Laban senatorial candidates for 2019, says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III

PDP-LABAN. PDP-Laban president and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says party chairman President Rodrigo Duterte is not much involved in the party's affairs. File Presidential Photo

Koko Pimentel open to sharing same slate with Imee Marcos

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:36 PM

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

#TheLeaderIWant: Koko Pimentel on 2019 candidacy, PDP-Laban campaign

Nov 14, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III talks to Rappler about his platform and the plans of PDP-Laban for 2019

Manny Pacquiao is PDP-Laban's campaign manager for 2019 senatorial elections

Oct 23, 2018 - 9:07 AM

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.'

Senate Blue Ribbon committee Chairman Senator Richard Gordon at the hearing on the Misuse of Government Funds of the General Santos City Road Right-of-Way project, September 24, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler