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From experimental to essential? Social media in the 2019 elections

May 15, 2019 - 8:30 AM

'We were very much focused on Facebook in the last elections. But now candidates are more diversified, having specific content per platform,' says a global digital media specialist

On election day, sample ballots still flood precincts

May 13, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Campaigning is prohibited on election day, but that didn't stop supporters from distributing sample ballots for their bets

Supporters of some candidates distribute election paraphernalias and sample ballots right outside the gate of CP Sta. Teresa Elementary School in Taguig City, where former Foreign Affirs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, running for the first district of Taguig, is expected to vote later in the morning. May 13, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva

[OPINYON] Pakibulong... sa mga wala pang iboboto

May 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Higit sa youth vote, ang pinakamahalagang magagawa isang araw bago ang eleksiyon ay youth campaign – kailangang padaluyin ang paghahangad sa pagbabago

The clash of ideals and businesses during campaign

May 11, 2019 - 8:14 PM

'A candidate may look good, have the most posters and advertisements, some might even entertain by dancing on television, but always bear in mind what that politician stands for'

[OPINION] Reality check on Otso Diretso’s volunteer-driven campaign

May 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Is ‘all out, all heart’ enough?

ALL HEART. Otso Diretso's campaign staff cheer loudly for their candidates. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Widow candidate' tradition in Philippines' deadly polls

May 11, 2019 - 1:51 PM

In taking over her husband's candidacy, widow Gertrudes Batocabe was among at least half a dozen women standing in for their slain husbands this year – a long tradition in the Philippines' notoriously deadly politics

CAMPAIGN. This photo taken on April 30, 2019 shows Gertrudes Batocabe (C), wife of the late congressman Rodel Batocabe, posing for photos with supporters during a campaign rally in the town of Daraga, Albay province, south of Manila. Photo by AFP

Campaign Convos: Ang bili sa Sugbo sa nasudnong piniliay

May 10, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Kada kampanya, balik-balik ra ang mga kandidato sa lalawigan sa Sugbo aron pangulitawhan ang mga Sugbuanon. Ngano kaha? Paminawa ang podcast diri.


Gender equality advocates to launch campaign to end violence against LGBTQ+

May 09, 2019 - 6:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: #EndRainbow violence is a movement that aims to increase the public's awareness on the lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer rights to promote acceptance and eliminate stigma

#STEMpowering campaign completes pilot run

May 09, 2019 - 11:54 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Girls from 52 schools in Manila, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro participate in career caravans and mentoring and training sessions

Campaign Convos Podcast: Can Grace Poe keep her lead?

May 07, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Independent candidate Grace Poe has consistently topped senatorial surveys, with just one other reelectionist seen as challenging her front-runner status. Reporter Aika Rey tells us about her 2019 campaign.

How much do you need to become senator?

May 01, 2019 - 8:19 PM

On average, senatorial candidates each spend around P107 million for their campaigns

[OPINYON] Homestretch

May 01, 2019 - 2:53 PM

Ilang araw na lang, pipili muli tayo sa, aminin na natin, limitadong pamimilian ng maglilingkod (o mananamantala, depende sa pananaw mo) sa bayan

Campaign Convos: The problem of the Opposition

Apr 27, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Aside from lack of funds and low ranking in pre-election surveys, the opposition also has to deal with problems rooted in the political and ideological differences of its candidates

Campaign Convos: Anthony del Rosario on HNP's 2022 plans, locking horns with Alvarez

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:27 PM

In this election podcast, Rappler speaks with Hugpong ng Pagbabago secretary-general and Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario

Crowdfunding can level candidates' campaign spending – election lawyer

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:50 PM

But election lawyer Emil Marañon III says crowdfunding initiatives aren't easily doable under the Philippines' election laws

Campaign Convos Podcast: Skip the gimmicks, we assess senatorial candidates based on platform

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM

What if we judged a senatorial candidate purely based on their platform and advocacies? Rappler campaign reporters skip the gimmicks and drama to discuss what senatorial bets are promising.

Duterte: Suspend 18 immigration personnel for 'extorting' from Koreans

Apr 08, 2019 - 12:33 PM

Immigration bureau personnel allegedly tell Korean nationals they are 'fundraising' for the senatorial campaign of former Duterte aide Bong Go

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 31st Annual Convention of the Prosecutors' League of the Philippines at the Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on April 4, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ifugao candidate uses fresh cabbage in campaign 'poster'

Apr 06, 2019 - 11:50 PM

This is probably the most nutritious election campaign material this year

Ifugao candidate uses fresh cabbage in campaign 'poster'. Photo by Ronel Pablo Benito/Rappler

[OPINION] Is it time to amend the Philippines’ campaign finance law?

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:00 PM

If we want elections where the playing field is truly even, and where the deserving yet poor candidates have a real fighting chance, the thrust should be in the strict monitoring of campaign spending

Northern Mindanao 'peaceful' as local campaign kicks off

Mar 30, 2019 - 3:24 PM

In Cagayan de Oro, former SSS commissioner Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña kicks off his bid to replace Mayor Oscar Moreno

PEACEFUL KICK OFF Cagayan de Oro mayor candidate Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Vina kicks off his campaign at Cogon Market on Friday, March 29. Photo from La Vina's Facebook page

Local campaigns start: Duterte, ex-mayor, sets the tone for 2019 polls

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Around 43,000 candidates are vying for nearly 18,000 local positions across the country

CAMPAIGNING. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with guests at the PDP-Laban senatorial bets’ rally at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro City on March 24, 2019, 5 days before the start of the local campaigns. Malacañang Photo

Campaign Convos: Rappler reporters’ 2019 campaign podcast

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:42 AM

It's going to be a crazy 2019 campaign season! Rappler's campaign reporters bring you a podcast to make sense of it all.

[OPINYON] Plata + porma

Mar 18, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Dahil nga wala nang masyadong plataporma, ibig sabihin, hindi na rin maaasahan ang katuparan ng anumang sinabi sa kampanyahan

Bernie Sanders attacks 'dangerous' Trump at campaign launch

Mar 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Bernie Sanders calls Donald Trump 'the most dangerous president in modern American history'

BACK IN THE RACE. United States Senator Bernie Sanders kicks off his campaign with attacks on Republican president Donald Trump . File photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Otso Diretso starts online fundraising for its campaign volunteers

Feb 28, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Senator Francis Pangilinan, Otso Diresto campaign manager, says the donations will help fund their grassroots campaign powered by mostly youth volunteers

OTSO DIRETSO. Campaign manager and Senator Francis Pangilinan pose for a picture with the Otso Diretso candidates and Vice President Leni Robredo during their proclamation rally in Naga City on February 13, 2019. File photo by OVP

Duterte says last half of his term 'most dangerous' for drug suspects

Feb 26, 2019 - 11:24 PM

'The last 3 years of my term will be the most dangerous for people into drugs,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in a gathering of mayors

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 25, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Love’s dark (open) secret

Feb 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Beneath all the fluff, love remains conditional. A recent study by Closeup found out why

Top poll ad spender? Alejano says he spent less than '3%' of PCIJ estimate

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:36 PM

'I cannot imagine myself having that amount,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, who has been named by the PCIJ as the top 10 ad spender so far for the 2019 polls

TOP SPENDER? Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano at the Philippine Military Academy alumni homecoming 2019 in Baguio City. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

Political ads of top spenders worth more than their declared wealth

Feb 13, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Former special assistant to the President Bong Go spends a whopping P422 million for his senatorial bid. The mystery? His net worth as of 2017 is only P12.85 million.

Comelec to monitor social media influencers campaigning for candidates

Feb 04, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Under the poll body's campaign rules, paid influencers will be required to report to Comelec the payments for their online posts whether for or against a candidate

What's your Metro Manila adventure?

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:32 AM

Here's how Grab's working to make each in-city adventure better than the next

From tarpaulins to funds from mining: What 2019 candidates should avoid

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:16 PM

Environment groups call for ‘clean, green’ 2019 elections

Global media groups start fund-raising for Rappler

Dec 18, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa will be the first recipients of fund for journalists facing threats to press freedom worldwide

IN COURT. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is facing legal cases filed by the Phiippine government. Photo by Beth Frondoso/Rappler

#XXXWAD: Catriona Gray, PH celebs rally together in fight to end AIDS

Dec 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Local celebs take part in The Red Whistle's #XXXWAD campaign in honor of the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day

Agot Isidro, Bencab, Bituin Escalante want you to vote in 2019

Nov 30, 2018 - 6:46 PM

A series of online videos featuring Pinoy artists and celebs encourages the youth to cast their ballots in 2019

Signature drive launched vs tapping journalists as drug operations witnesses

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:16 PM

The police practice of pressuring media practitioners to sign anti-drug operation reports as witnesses puts them in physical danger and in conflict-of-interest situations. #PHnews

MANIFESTO. Representatives from media organizations and outlets affix their signatures on the 'Sign Against the Sign' manifesto to show support of the campaign. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Ahead of 2019 polls, Robredo backs bill vs premature campaigning

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:21 PM

'Ang pagpigil muli sa maagang pangangampanya ay kailangan para maging mas patas ang pagtakbo,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. Vice President Leni Robredo says a law that criminalizes premature campaigning would create a level laying field among candidates. Photo from OVP

Twitter removed thousands of accounts discouraging U.S. vote participation

Nov 03, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has alerted Twitter to the accounts, which are removed in late September and early October

SOCIAL MEDIA. This November 7, 2013 file photo shows the logo of Twitter on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

[OPINION] When the opposition says it will tap volunteers

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The Liberal Party-led senatorial slate should make sure volunteer sign-ups and social media endorsements will translate to votes

Opposition volunteers

With ‘no money,’ Liberal Party to count on volunteers in 2019

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says in the first 24 hours of their announcement, ‘more than a thousand’ signed up for their ‘people’s campaign’

Supporters with images of the 7 senatorial aspirants under the Oposisyon Koalisyon on October 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Senators seek to make premature campaigning a crime

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:57 PM

The bill will attempt to supersede a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that decriminalized the provision in the Omnibus Election Code

2019 ELECTIONS. Commissioner Rowena Guanzon wait at the gates of the Comelec office in Manila to officialy close the filing of certificates of candidacy of aspirants for the May 2019 polls. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Dear political parties: For your rallies, hire a wedding planner

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

That’s the person you need to mount campaign events that everyone – the crowd, the journalists, and larger public – will remember.

WhatsApp dirty tricks campaign alleged in Brazil presidential race

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The row shines a light on an issue that has become pressing in democracies: the organized abuse of social media to sway public opinion in countries

[OPINION] Are all government employees not allowed to campaign?

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The prohibitions are not absolute.... The consistent trend of the Supreme Court is to uphold free speech and expression over any form of election regulation.

Duterte's EJK remark 'far fetched' as evidence before ICC – Sotto

Oct 01, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III says Duterte simply meant the government’s anti-drug campaign may have been used by other parties to carry out other agenda

KILLED. Families of Extra Judicial Killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war hold photos of their slain loved ones during the gathering and requiem mass at St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Quirino Extension, Manila in observe of All Soul's Day on November 02, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe

Sep 08, 2018 - 12:21 PM

George Papadopoulos is the second person jailed amid the 16-month investigation into alleged Russian collusion during the 2016 elections

This undated image posted on his Linkedin profile shows George Papadopoulos posing on a street of London. Former Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Kremlin-related contacts, and more specifically on a Moscow-linked professor who was offering "dirt" on Trump's election rival Hillary Clinton. LINKEDIN / AFP

Bacolod breaks ground on first-ever drug rehab center

Aug 18, 2018 - 3:09 PM

The first drug rehabilitation center of Bacolod will also cater to drug dependents from other localities

Comelec backs Gordon bill vs premature campaigning

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:54 PM

'In general the Comelec supports any move to curtail premature campaigning,' says Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez

SENATE HEARING. Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez (center) attends a Senate hearing on August 16, 2018, about electoral reforms. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lithuania capital launches provocative 'G-spot' tourism ads

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:46 AM

'Nobody knows where it is, but when you find it, it's amazing. Vilnius, the G-spot of Europe,' says the advertisement

G-SPOT AD. Inga Romanovskiene, director of official tourism service Go Vilnius (R) and Indre Speciunaite (L) public relations project manager pose in front of a projection of a publicity campaign to promote tourism in Vilnius in Vilnius on August 7, 2018. Photo by  Petras Malukas/AFP