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Senatorial bets' inexperience not a problem – FEU-IT community

Apr 23, 2016 - 4:49 PM

Students from the Far Eastern University Institute of Technology see potential in the relative unknowns from Rappler s senatorial debate and hope they would steer away from traditional politics

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Alunan wins Rappler's last senatorial debate – netizens

Apr 22, 2016 - 7:29 PM

At second place is OFW rights advocate Susan Ople

COMEBACK. Former Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan III wants to make a comeback to public service by running as a senator. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Senatorial bets: 'Cyberwarriors,' techies needed vs data leak

Apr 22, 2016 - 6:51 PM

At the Rappler senatorial debate 6 candidates are asked for suggestions on how the Comelec can address the hacking and data leak that put thousands of Filipino voters information online putting them at risk of identity theft

SENATORIAL DEBATE. Senatorial canddidates at the last leg of Rappler's senatorial debates in FEU on April 22, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte preferred 'presidentiable' of independent senatorial bets

Apr 22, 2016 - 6:38 PM

Five of the 6 senatorial candidates who have joined Rappler s TheLeaderIWant debate say they prefer the tough talking Davao City mayor to head the country

WHO'S YOUR 'PRESIDENTIABLE'? Four of 6 senatorial candidates – (from left) Rafael Alunan III, Dante Liban, Allan Montaño, and Susan Ople – field questions at Rappler's 3rd and last senatorial debate at the FEU Institute of Technology on April 22, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Why won't contractualization work in PH? Poor quality of life – Ople

Apr 22, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Sa ibang mga bansa maganda quality of life Dito sa Metro Manila torture every day Pumasok umuwi in between torture din says senatorial candidate Susan Ople

CONTRACTUALIZATION. Senatorial candidate Susan Ople explains why contractualization is not working in the Philippines at the Rappler debate in FEU on April 22, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ople: With current conditions in PH, 'labor migration here to stay'

Apr 22, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The senatorial candidate says 45 000 Filipinos leave the country every day She is proposing a comprehensive government review of the country’s overseas employment program

OFW ADVOCATE. Senatorial candidate Susan Ople will push for la ws that would benefit OFWs if elected senator. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Valeroso pushes for meritocracy bill vs padrino system

Apr 22, 2016 - 4:54 PM

Former police officer Diosdado Valeroso says such a system would motivate government workers and encourage them to take pride in their work in public service

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Senate bet Allan Montaño: Equip Filipino workers for ASEAN integration

Apr 22, 2016 - 4:42 PM

At the Rappler debate senatorial candidate Rafael Alunan III says the ASEAN has yet to come up with a common labor code that will protect the regional workforce especially migrant workers within the region

LABOR LAWYER. Allan Montaño maps out his plan for Filipino workers at the Rappler senatorial debate at FEU on April 22, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Senate bet Dante Liban: We need a department focused on PH family

Apr 22, 2016 - 4:20 PM

The former Quezon City representative says his proposal will actually be an improvement of the Department of Social Welfare and Development

FAMILY-ORIENTED. Former Quezon City representative Dante Liban talks about his proposed office for Filipino families at the 3rd Rappler debate on April 22, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Crime-free PH in 3-6 months? Start by cleaning up gov't – Alunan

Apr 22, 2016 - 4:03 PM

Senatorial candidate Rafael Alunan III says his presidential bet s promise to suppress crime in a short time is doable

DUTERTE'S BET. Rafael Alunan III explains at Rappler's senatorial debate on April 22, 2016, how his presidential candidate's promise to suppress crime in 3-6 months is doable. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: 6 senatorial bets face off in last Rappler debate

Apr 22, 2016 - 4:02 PM

The candidates present their plans to voters at the last leg of Rappler s senatorial debates held at the FEU Institute of Technology in Manila

SENATORIAL BETS. Six senatorial candidates present their platform at the 3rd and final Rappler senatorial debates at FEU on April 22, 2016. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: Rappler holds last leg of senatorial debates on April 22

Apr 22, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Rappler goes to the FEU Institute of Technology on Friday April 22 for the last of its 3 part senatorial debates

The Leader I Want: Diosdado Valeroso’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 22, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series features the stand of Diosdado Valeroso on key issues that senatorial bets will address in a debate on Friday April 22

CANDIDACY. Retired police chief Diosdado Valeroso files his senatorial candidacy. Photo by Michael Bueza

The Leader I Want: Allan Montaño's to-fix list for 2016

Apr 21, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at the stand of Allan Montaño on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

CANDIDACY. Labor lawyer Allan Montaño makes official his senatorial bid. Photo by Rappler

The Leader I Want: Dante Liban’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 21, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at the stand of Dante Liban on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

RETURNING. Former congressman Dante Liban is aiming to return to public service. Photo by Michael Bueza

The Leader I Want: Rafael Alunan III’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 21, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at the stand of Rafael Alunan III on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

SENATE RUN. 'My job is to fix things, my job is to defend the country,' says former interior secretary Rafael Alunan III who filed his certificate of candidacy on October 16, 2015. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

6 senatorial bets on why they are #TheLeaderIWant

Apr 16, 2016 - 6:17 PM

UPDATED Six senatorial aspirants present themselves to voters at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate at UP Diliman

?PLATFORM. Senatorial candidates present their platform at the Rappler senatorial debate in UP Diliman on April 15, 2016 ?

Hontiveros overall winner in 2nd Rappler senatorial debate online poll

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Netizens 2nd top pick is economist and former Akbayan representative Walden Bello

OVERALL WINNER. After sweeping all the rounds, Hontiveros is also declared the overall winner of the debate by netizens. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kill drug lords? If they fight back, says Senate bet Dionisio Santiago

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:42 PM

The former PDEA chief says the fight against illegal drugs should be everybody’s concern

FIGHT VS CRIME. Former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Dionisio Santiago replies to a question at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate in UP-Diliman on April 15, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Hontiveros is netizens' choice in 3rd round of Rappler senatorial debate

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:21 PM

In the 3rd round the 6 senatorial bets are asked questions by netizens and the audience in the UP School of Economics Auditorium

3RD ROUND WINNER. Risa Hontiveros wins the 3rd round of the Rappler senatorial debate according to respondents of Rappler's online poll

Hontiveros: Time to bring mental health issues into light of day

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:10 PM

The senatorial candidate whose platform focuses on universal health care says the country should start looking at mental health as part of a person’s overall health

HEALTH ADVOCATE. Former Akbayan party-list representative Risa Hontiveros says she will push laws that advocate proper mental health care

Decongest prisons to stop inmate criminality, VIP lifestyle – De Lima

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:39 PM

The 2014 raids on the national penitentiary yielded illegal drugs firearms and other banned items in the lavishly decorated cells of convicted drug lords

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Hontiveros: Include 'hilot' in community health teams

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:22 PM

The former PhilHealth director an administration senatorial bet counters a proposal to arrest or ban the traditional health attendants in rural areas

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Senatorial bets asked: Do you support adjusting tax rates?

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:21 PM

At the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate 6 senatorial candidates explain how to reconcile adjusting tax rates with ensuring the delivery of quality social services

Senate bets' transportation fixes: Decongest Manila, improve mass transit

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:58 PM

At the Rappler senatorial debate on Friday April 15 candidates propose solutions such as accelerating the phaseout of old vehicles and regulating the number of new cars crowding limited road space

PLATFORM. Senatorial candidates present their platform at the Rappler senatorial debate in UP Diliman on April 15, 2016 ?

P15B for free higher education in PH ‘a drop in the bucket’ – Gatchalian

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The senatorial bet s proposal is even bigger than the total 2016 budget of UP and one third of the entire budget of state universities and colleges

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kidapawan dispersal showed 'breakdown' of protocols – De Lima

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The former justice secretary says the first responders to disperse the protesting farmers on April 1 were armed personnel – violative of existing protocols

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Risa Hontiveros wins 2nd round of Rappler senatorial debate – netizens

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:08 PM

Hontiveros a health advocate answers questions on the Philippines failure to achieve its Millennium Development Goal on reducing maternal deaths

SECOND ROUND WINNER. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel wins the second round of the Rappler senatorial debate according to respondents of Rappler's poll

De Lima on Duterte's anti-crime plan: Does he have superpowers?

Apr 15, 2016 - 4:34 PM

UPDATED The former justice secretary says the Davao city mayor s anti crime plan is not doable and cannot be sustained

Risa Hontiveros wins 1st round of Rappler senatorial debate – netizens

Apr 15, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Hontiveros says she ll prioritize legislation that would institutionalize super barangay health centers

1ST ROUND WINNER. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel wins the first round of the Rappler senatorial debate according to respondents of Rappler's poll

Bello hits Aquino admin over EDCA ‘deception’

Apr 15, 2016 - 4:08 PM

In Rappler’s ‘The Leader I Want’ debate senatorial candidate Walden Bello says EDCA merely makes the Philippines a ‘military base’ of the US

The Leader I Want: Walden Bello’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Walden Bello s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

The Leader I Want: Dionisio Santiago’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Dionisio Santiago s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN. After retiring in 2010, Dionisio Santiago is back again to run for a senate seat in the 2016 elections.

The Leader I Want: Risa Hontiveros' to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Risa Hontiveros stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

MESSAGING IS KEY. Will politics be sweeter for Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel this time around? File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Richard Gordon's to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Richard Gordon s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

'I'M NOT OPPORTUNISTIC.' Former Senator and 2013 senatorial candidate Richard "Dick" Gordon says he will not file a disqualification case against Senator Grace Poe.

The Leader I Want: Sherwin Gatchalian’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 12:38 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Sherwin Gatchalian s stand on key issues the next batch of senators candidates will have to address

EDUCATION REFORMS. Valenzuela Representative Sherwin Gatchalian says education will be his primary legislative agenda if he gets elected as senator in 2016. Screenshot from Rappler

The Leader I Want: Leila De Lima’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Leila De Lima s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

FIRST RUN. Former justice secretary Leila de Lima files her candidacy for Senator at the COMELEC office in Manila on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: Rappler's 2nd senatorial debate set for April 15

Apr 12, 2016 - 10:00 PM

3 Fridays 3 schools 18 candidates to be scrutinized Rappler goes to the University of the Philippines Diliman on April 15 for the 2nd of the 3 part senatorial debates

'Suntukan sa UST,' Chiz for Waze, and other funny VP debate posts

Apr 11, 2016 - 3:27 PM

Trust Filipinos to be able to mix humor into the slugfest that was the vice presidential debate

Jabs and uppercuts: VP bets slug it out on social media

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:08 AM

Robredo and Cayetano seem to be the top vice presidential candidates battling it out online

The Leader I Want: Petilla wins online polls in 1st senatorial debate

Apr 08, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The second placer is Greco Belgica a former Manila city councilor who calls himself a pork buster

POLL WINNER. Former energy chief Carlos Jericho Petilla wins all 4 rounds of Rappler's online polls on April 8, 2016, as part of #TheLeaderIWant senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Lorna Kapunan says no to death penalty

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:43 PM

To have [the death] penalty [we have to be] morally certain we have a justice system that works

DEATH PENALTY. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says no to death penalty. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kapunan: Address drought to avoid another Kidapawan incident

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:34 PM

The human rights lawyer says the farmers protest that turned bloody was a result of the government s failure to address the effects of drought and climate change

CLIMATE CHANGE PROBLEM. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says the Kidapawan dispersal may be repeated if the government fails to address the effects of climate change. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Senate bets asked: How can you work with your future president?

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Four senatorial candidates are asked how they plan to push for their advocacies in the Senate if the next president is not allied with them

ASPIRING FOR THE SENATE. Four senatorial bets attend the first leg of the Rappler senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Petilla pushes for diverse energy mix

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:27 PM

The former energy secretary says tapping diverse sources of energy should be encouraged

ENERGY MIX. Former energy secretary Jericho Petilla says a proper energy mix is needed in the Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Petilla grilled on high electricity rates: 'What did you tell your president to do?'

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Bulok ang administrasyon natin lawyer Lorna Kapunan tells former energy chief Jericho Petilla

EPIRA. Former energy chief Jericho Petilla talks about his plans to lower electricity rates in the country. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Domestic violence: Kapunan for tougher law, Baligod for values formation

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:06 PM

For Lorna Kapunan it s time to create more family courts Fellow lawyer Levi Baligod says the basic education curriculum should emphasize values formation

ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Lawyers Levi Baligod (L) and Lorna Kapunan talk about their plan to improve the plight of victims of domestic violence during Rappler's first senatorial debate on April 8. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Baligod, Belgica, Kapunan, Petilla on why they should be elected senator

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The Leader I Want: Four senatorial candidates woo voters at the first leg of Rappler s senatorial debates

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES. (From left) Levi Baligod, Greco Belgica, Lorna Kapunan, and Carlos Jericho Petilla. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Belgica: Lower income tax rate to 10%, scrap VAT

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Senatorial candidate Greco Belgica says that if taxes are lowered then people will have more money and will no longer need free services from government

Admin shielded allies in PDAF scam prosecution – Baligod

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Levi Baligod former lawyer of pork barrel scam whisteblowers accuses the Aquino administration of selective prosecution in the pork barrel scam cases

ANTI-PORK. Senatorial candidate Levi Baligod says the pork barrel system provides opportunities for corruption. Rappler photo