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Marcos drops witnesses for poll fraud claims in 36,465 clustered precincts

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:25 PM

UPDATED Ferdinand Marcos Jr s lawyer George Garcia says this does not mean they are abandoning their accusations of electoral fraud against Vice President Leni Robredo which he said can be proven through a ballot recount

FOCUS ON THE BALLOT RECOUNT. Former senator Bongbong Marcos is surrounded by his supporters who are calling for the recount of votes for the position of Vice President on July 11. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

VP electoral protest 'exactly where we wanted it to be' – Marcos camp

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:52 PM

UPDATED Lawyer Victor Rodriguez says the latest SC decision on the electoral protest of former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo will not stop them from exposing the many sins of Smartmatic

UNFAZED. Former senator Bongbong Marcos believes the latest ruling of the PET on his electoral protest against the Vice President was in his favor. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Robredo wants Marcos to pay P2B for protection of 2016 poll materials

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The Vice President s lawyer Romulo Macalintal says their motion is consistent with an earlier ruling of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the Tolentino De Lima case

POLL PROTECTION FEE. Lawyers Romeo Macalintal and Maria Bernadette Sardillo discuss Vice President Leni Robredo's latest petition against ex-senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

SC junks Marcos' motion questioning integrity of 2016 polls

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:32 PM

UPDATED It only shows that indeed the protest of Mr Marcos has no basis It is only based on some speculations and conclusions says Romulo Macalintal counsel of Vice President Leni Robredo

REVISION STAGE.The electoral protest filed by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo continues to move forward.

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Aug 24, 2017 - 3:29 PM

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SC forms teams for revision of ballots in Marcos-Robredo election case

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Lawyer Victor Rodriguez says the Marcos camp is hoping the revision stage guidelines will expedite the process and finally settle their electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

REVISION STAGE.The electoral protest filed by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo continues to move forward.

Robredo supporters urge SC: Accept P7-M payment for VP protest fee

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:10 PM

This is a matter of transcendental importance as it tackles right of suffrage of whom we elected the Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni group says as it files a motion for reconsideration before the High Court

AID FOR ROBREDO. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo outside the Supreme Court. Photo by Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni

SC defers payment of Robredo’s P7-M balance in protest fee

Aug 18, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The grant of our motion to defer payment of balance of cash deposit only affirmed what we had been saying all along that contrary to former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s claim the validity of his protest has not yet been resolved by the PET says lawyer Romulo Macalintal

SUPPORTERS. The Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni movement at the Supreme Court on August 23, 2017 seeking a petition asking the court to allow the group to extend financial help to the Vice President. Photo from Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni

SC bars Robredo supporters from helping pay P7-M protest fee

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:28 PM

UPDATED The Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni plans to file a motion for reconsideration before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

WATCH: Robredo’s ‘laylayan’ tour reaches Navotas

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Robredo is expected to tour other less fortunate areas in Metro Manila to provide livelihood assistance to Filipinos

Robredo supporters raise P6M to help with VP's protest fee

Jul 31, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni group vows to complete raising the P7 449 million needed by the Vice President for her counter protest against ex senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

'PISO PARA KAY LENI'. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo raise funds to help her in the election case filed against her by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Robredo renews call to uphold human rights, rule of law after SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates her stance after President Rodrigo Duterte lashes out against his critics and promises an unrelenting drug war

CANDID. Vice President Leni Robredo during the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, July 24.

Robredo still enjoys majority support – Pulse Asia survey

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:45 PM

In terms of socioeconomic classes Vice President Leni Robredo s performance rating rises by 6 percentage points among the Class E

BETTER RATINGS. Vice President Leni Robredo's ratings in the Pulse Asia survey for the survey period of June 24-29 improved from the results of March survey ratings. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Marcos' questions on election system integrity will prolong case – Macalintal

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo s lawyer Romulo Macalintal says the Presidential Electoral Tribunal must first resolve the issue on the integrity of the election system before proceeding with the recount

PET. Former senator Bongbong Marcos attends the preliminary conference brief on his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Is Estelito Mendoza joining Marcos' legal team for his election case?

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The solicitor general of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos appears during the Supreme Court s preliminary conference for Bongbong Marcos electoral protest

PLUNDER LAWYER. Veteran litigator Estelito Mendoza attends a court hearing on February 9, 2017 for his new plunder client, former Senator Bong Revilla. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Robredo lawyer: Marcos ‘fishing for evidence’

Jul 05, 2017 - 5:58 PM

In a motion for reconsideration filed with the High Court election lawyer Romulo Macalintal argues that former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr himself is not sure of his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

SETTLED. Vice President Leni Robredo with her lawyer Romulo Macalintal pays the P8 million cash deposit required by the Supreme Court (SC) for the counter-protest she filed against former senator Bongbong Marcos at the SC in Manila on May 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo supporters seek SC permission to help pay protest fee

Jul 04, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Supporters of the Vice President are raising funds through the online drive Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni as she faces the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

PISO PARA KAY LENI. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo raise funds to help her in the election case filed against her by former senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Marcos urged to pay P2.08-B Comelec expenses due to his protest

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The P2 08 billion is the cost of the non return of 97 365 vote counting machines to technology provider Smartmatic

SERVICE FEE. Vice President Leni Robredo settles the first half of the P15 million service fee required by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal on May 2, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC resets preliminary conference on Marcos-Robredo poll protest

Jun 06, 2017 - 3:55 PM

UPDATED The preliminary conference originally set for June 21 is reset to July 11

RESET. The Supreme Court has postponed the preliminary conference on former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr's election case against Vice President Leni Robredo on July 14. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marcos again urges SC to speed up poll protest

Jun 05, 2017 - 12:45 PM

In a new motion the camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr seeks the decryption and printing of ballot images from SD cards

SPEED UP. The camp of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr has filed another motion seeking to expedite the procedure of his election protest. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Robredo's net worth dips by P2.1M in 1st 6 months as VP

May 16, 2017 - 10:44 AM

The Vice President s net worth as of December 31 2016 was at P8 878 111 from P11 053 138 on June 30 2016 according to her latest SALN

LOWER NET WORTH. Vice President Leni Robredo addresses her supporters after she paid the required P8 million cash deposit to the Supreme Court for her counter-protest against former senator Bongbong Marcos on May 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Military briefs Robredo on security challenges confronting PH

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assures the Vice President the defense establishment and the military are loyal to the Constitution and duly constituted authorities

NO. 2. Vice President Leni Robredo was briefed on the capabilities and accomplishments of the Philippine military. File photo

Kahihiyan o karangalan

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:19 PM

Ang sagot sa pahayag ng administrasyong Duterte na hindi dapat nakikialam ang mga banyaga sa mga pangyayari sa Pilipinas: may karapatan silang makialam kapag mga Pilipino na rin mismo ang nagrereklamo sa kanila

Duterte on impeachment vs Robredo: 'Stop it'

Mar 23, 2017 - 9:56 AM

UPDATED Guys lay off You can do other things but do not tinker with the structure of the government I will not countenance it the President tells those seeking to impeach Vice President Leni Robredo

AGAINST ROBREDO'S IMPREACHMENT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reacts to word of an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo. Screen shot from live stream.

LOOK BACK: When the Philippines didn't have a vice president

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Throughout Philippine history there have been several periods when the president didn t have a second in command

Tense encounter? Duterte, Robredo to attend PMA graduation

Mar 07, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The two officials who don t exactly see eye to eye will inevitably meet at the PMA graduation on Sunday March 12

Robredo asks SC to reverse decision to proceed with Marcos case

Mar 06, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr accuses Vice President Leni Robredo of resorting to delaying tactics

APPEAL. The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo has filed a motion for reconsideration on the Supreme Court's ruling to proceed with the election protest filed against her by defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos. File photo by the Office of the Vice President.

Robredo: Duterte admin 'obsessed with monopolizing power'

Feb 27, 2017 - 7:41 PM

3 Liberal Party members and an ally are stripped of their committee chairmanships in the Senate

'DEMOCRACY DEMANDS DISSENT.' Vice President Leni Robredo criticized the Duterte administration after LP senators were stripped of their committee chairmanships. Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

SC denies Robredo's appeal to junk Marcos protest

Feb 16, 2017 - 9:44 AM

UPDATED The SC says the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr is sufficient in form and substance

SUFFICIENT. The Supreme Court finds the protest of former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo's victory in the last elections as sufficient in form and substance.Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marcos wants SC action on Comelec's 'failed' SD card decryption

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:34 PM

For us this is quite disheartening and highly irregular says the camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr

SUSPICIOUS. The camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos finds the Comelec's failure to decrypt the unused SD cards suspicious, raising speculations on poll fraud. Rappler file photo

Marcos camp: Data in unused SD cards prove poll fraud

Jan 16, 2017 - 7:30 PM

But Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says it is better to let the process of decryption be completed first and not to speculate on the supposed files in the SD cards

ELECTION FRAUD. The camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos asserts that data found in unused VCMs prove that the election system is tampered.  File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Rappler Talk: What's next for Leni Robredo?

Dec 09, 2016 - 10:00 PM

UPDATED After resigning from the Duterte Cabinet will Vice President Leni Robredo be the face of the opposition?

Leni Robredo: The new, 'default' face of the opposition

Dec 06, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Minority senators laud the move of the Vice President and accept her with open arms: Welcome to the minority

Vice President Leni Robredo takes in questions from our colleagues in the media Thursday morning.

Duterte in Peru, Marcos burial, Pence and 'Hamilton' | Midday wRap

Nov 21, 2016 - 1:06 PM

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'New VP' in 2017? Robredo camp alarmed by 'recount'

Nov 20, 2016 - 10:20 PM

The objective is to steal the vice presidency from VP Leni says Robredo s spokesperson about a recount allegedly being planned without the direction of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

Vice President Leni Robredo takes in questions from our colleagues in the media Thursday morning.

Robredo ‘warmly welcomed’ into Duterte Cabinet

Jul 12, 2016 - 2:38 PM

Cabinet members discussed with Robredo the process and the thinking behind the Duterte administration s controversial war on drugs says the Palace spokesman

WELCOMING LENI. President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes the newly-appointed chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Vice President Leni Robredo who attends the Cabinet meeting for the first time. Photo by Cado Ninal/Malacanang PPD

VP Robredo is Duterte's housing czar

Jul 07, 2016 - 6:54 PM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo is offered to head the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council

FUTURE CABINET MEMBER. Vice President Leni Robredo and President Rodrigo Duterte chat at the end of their first official meeting in Malacañang Palace. Photo by the Office of the Vice President

Duterte to Robredo: Come here often, you're part of admin

Jul 05, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says President Rodrigo Duterte asked her to help him as he leads the nation and she assured him of her full support

Photo from the Office of the Vice President

1st executive order, Duterte-Robredo meet, Gilas Pilipinas | 6PM wRap

Jul 04, 2016 - 7:15 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Duterte-Robredo meeting at Malacañang

Jul 04, 2016 - 4:43 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo pays a courtesy call on President Rodrigo Duterte

Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Robredo on meeting Duterte: ‘It exceeded expectations’

Jul 02, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she is hopeful about a healthy working relationship with President Rodrigo Duterte in the next 6 years

ALL SMILES. Vice President Leni Robredo describes her first meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte as cordial. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

Robredo asks to schedule courtesy visit to Duterte

Jul 01, 2016 - 6:14 PM

The Vice President says President Duterte appeared to welcome the idea of a formal meeting between the two of them

FINALLY, THEY MEET. Vice President Leni Robredo and President Rodrigo Duterte pose together for the camera for the first time. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

Robredo: Despite win, there are ‘barriers, difficulties’

Jul 01, 2016 - 9:03 AM

At a thanksgiving event on the night of her inauguration Vice President Leni Robredo calls on her supporters to be humble and not to fight with her detractors

THANKSGIVING. Vice President Leni Robredo addresses her supporters in a thanksgiving event in Quezon City on June 30, 2016. Photo from Leni Robredo Media Bureau

From 1% to Vice President: Robredo inaugurated as VP

Jun 30, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Robredo turns emotional during her inaugural speech and promises to visit the country s remote barangays in her first 100 days in office

Who are the Robredo sisters?

Jun 30, 2016 - 5:00 PM

They were once against the idea of Leni Robredo running for vice president But once a change of heart was made and crunch time came they were their mother s chief campaigners and cheerleaders

TEAM ROBREDO. The vice president-elect's daughters Aika, Tricia, and Jillian during  campaign rally. Photo from Leni Robredo's Facebook page

Binay's final tweet as VP

Jun 30, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Former vice president Jejomar Binay says it was his honor to have served the Filipino people

THE END. Former Vice President Jejomar Binay tweets a message for Filipinos on June 30. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Binay’s last days as VP

Jun 29, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Here s a wrap of outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay s activities in his last 7 days in office

FAREWELL. Vice President Jejomar Binay bids the vice presidency goodbye on June 30. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What’s next for VP Binay?

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:36 PM

The outgoing Vice President and his daughter Senator Nancy Binay share what he plans to pursue after he steps down on June 30

Binay cries in last boodle fight with security detail

Jun 29, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay bids farewell to the men and women who kept the Binay family safe in the past 6 years

GOODBYE LUNCH. Outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay delivers a speech in front of his security detail on June 28. Photo from the Office of Senator Nancy Binay

In the limelight: Village chiefs tapped to swear in nat'l officials

Jun 25, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Aside from Vice President elect Leni Robredo s chosen ones meet the other barangay captains who have administered the oath taking of national officials

LIMELIGHT. Lawmakers have also tapped barangay captains to administer her oath ahead of Vice President-elect Leni Robredo.