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UK PM hopefuls slam Trump tweets, but refuse to call them racist

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:33 AM

Front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refuse to call the tweets of US President Donald Trump racist when pressed to do so during their last debate

A combination of file pictures created in London on June 21, 2019 shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (L) giving a speech at the Konrad-Adenauer foundation in Berlin on February 20, 2019 and British Conservative Party politician Boris Johnson (R) giving a speech during a fringe event on the sidelines of the Conservative Party Conference 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, on October 2, 2018. Britain's leadership race leaves London for the English countryside Saturday as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt begin wooing grassroots Conservatives who will pick the new premier. Paul ELLIS, Odd ANDERSEN / AFP

Comelec disqualifies winning Cebu City councilor

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Comelec says Cebu City Councilor Alvin Arcilla is on his 3rd and final term now, and should not have run in 2019

LAST TERM. The Commission on Elections says Councilor Alvin Arcilla has maxed out his term limit. Photo from Arcilla's Facebook

[OPINION] New elections, new lows? Say no

May 13, 2019 - 7:00 AM

With your vote, save the country from hitting rock-bottom

GLOOMY. Consumers are now pessimistic on the economy. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[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

'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

Biden spars with Trump on age, faces questions on women

Apr 27, 2019 - 10:35 AM

"If he looks young and vibrant compared to me I should probably go home," Biden says of the president.

CHALLENGER. In this file photo taken on April 18, 2019 Former US vice president Joe Biden leaves a rally organized by UFCW Union members to support Stop and Shop employees on strike throughout the region in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP

#TheLeaderIWant: Allan Montaño and the labor vote

Apr 08, 2019 - 3:42 PM

Rappler reporter Aika Rey speaks to Labor Win candidate Allan Montaño about his Senate bid and priority measures if elected

IN NUMBERS: Candidates for Senate 2019

Feb 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM

How are the 62 senatorial aspirants in the 2019 midterm elections the same or different from each other?

Cebu gubernatorial candidate Boyet Cortes dies

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Roliveth 'Boyet' Cortes reportedly dies of a heart attack

CEBU CANDIDATE. The late Roliveth 'Boyet' Cortes on the day he filed his certificate of candidacy for governor. Photo from Cortes' Facebook page

Economy a key issue in 2019 Senate race – analyst

Feb 03, 2019 - 4:52 PM

While Philippine politics is seen as personality-based, 'from time to time, there are issues that resonate and can really make a difference in national elections'

Mar Roxas says Ilonggo support won’t make him complacent

Jan 10, 2019 - 6:08 PM

In their first sortie, the coalition candidates go to Capiz, Roxas’ home province and bailiwick

KICK-OFF. Ahead of the start of the election period, opposition senatorial bets led by Manuel Roxas II launch a series of town hall meetings in Roxas City on January 10, 2019. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Angela Ponce makes history: 'I don't need to win Miss Universe. I only need to be here.'

Dec 17, 2018 - 10:07 AM

'I always say: having a vagina didn't transform me into a woman. I am a woman, already before birth, because my identity is here'

MAKING HISTORY. She failed to make the cut, but Angela Ponce is a queen in all ways. Photo from the Miss Universe Organization

New social media campaign rules won't limit freedom of expression, says Comelec

Dec 06, 2018 - 8:44 PM

'It may just cause you to be more forthright with how much you’re spending when creating that content,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez

LIMIT SPENDING. The Comelec says its new guidelines eyed for social media campaigns during elections will be limited to candidates' spending. Graphic by Alyssa Arizabal

LIVE: JBC interviews candidates for Supreme Court justice | December 5, 2018

Dec 05, 2018 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) The Judicial and Bar Council is interviewing 6 applicants for the slot of retiring Associate Justice Noel Tijam

Mitos Magsaysay running for Zambales representative, replacing father-in-law

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The suspended Olongapo mayor, Rolen Paulino, also withdraws his candidacy in favor of his son, Rolen Paulino Jr

ALLIANCE. Former 1st district congresswoman Mitos Magsaysay (2nd from right) is running for her old post. She has the support of (from left) Vice Governor Angel Magsaysay, 2nd District Representative Cheryl Deloso Montalla, and Governor Amor Deloso. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Rudy Fariñas runs for Ilocos Norte governor vs Marcos' grandson

Nov 29, 2018 - 9:54 PM

The former House majority leader will go head to head against the grandson of graft convict and Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos

THE RIVALRY HEATS UP. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rudy Fariñas is eyeing to become governor in 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cagayan congressman Ting running for governor as brother’s substitute

Nov 29, 2018 - 9:25 PM

It's now a 3-way fight between political scions for governor of Cagayan: Governor Manuel Mamba, ex-governor Alvaro Antonio, and Representative Randolph Ting

Photo from Randy Ting's Facebook account

FilAm bets make history in San Francisco elections

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Two Filipino Americans are poised to become the new members of the City Council of South San Francisco

MAKING HISTORY. Flor Nicolas (L) and Mark Nagales are set to join  the City Council of South Francisco. Photos from Nagales and Nicolas' campaign websites.


Malacañang: Mandatory drug test okay for local bets only

Oct 20, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The Supreme Court already declared drug tests for candidates unconstitutional a decade ago, but Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo now offers a different take for local posts

PH VOTE. Aspirants rush to the Comelec office in Manila on October 17, 2018, to beat the deadline to file their certificates of candidacy. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LIST: 2019 Senate hopefuls facing cases, complaints, probes

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler lists the senatorial aspirants who are facing cases, complaints, or probes, as well as those who have been acquitted or the cases against them dismissed

Jinggoy Estrada files his Certificate of Candidacy for Senator on October 16, 2018, at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ex-barangay chief challenges Imelda Marcos for Ilocos Norte governor

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:48 PM

Before Jesus Arimbuyotan filed his certificate of candidacy, the former first lady was uncontested to replace her daughter, Governor Imee Marcos

DAUGHTER’S POST. Ilocos Norte congresswoman Imelda Marcos on October 16, 2018, accompanies to the poll body in Manila her eldest daughter, senatorial hopeful Imee, whom she seeks to replace as governor. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Tolentino bids for Senate anew, sets aside protest vs De Lima

Oct 17, 2018 - 9:34 AM

President Duterte's former political adviser stresses that while he filed a motion to suspend proceedings of his electoral protest against Senator Leila De Lima, he does not believe she won in 2016

Former MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino speaks to media upon his arrival at Comelec office in Manila to file his certificate of candidacy for senator on October 17,2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ano ang nakataya sa 2019 elections?

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Ang eleksiyon ay tungkol sa ating mga botante. Ang laging tanong ay: ano ba ang magagawa ni Kandidato X at ni Kandidato Y upang paunlarin ang buhay natin?

IN PHOTOS: Meet the candidates of Miss Earth 2018

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Around 90 candidates are vying to become the organization's ambassador for the environment

GODDESSES OF THE EARTH. Candidates to the Miss Earth beauty pageant pose for photos by the poolside during a press presentation in Manila on October 11, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/ AFP

Comelec on ‘colorful’ bets: Give them a chance, it’s not easy

Oct 11, 2018 - 11:03 PM

But Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon also reminds so-called nuisance bets: democracy is not a joke

Dr Willie Ong runs for senator, banks on '10M FB followers'

Oct 11, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Dr Willie Ong is one of the bets banking on their huge social media following as they file their certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections

FOR HEALTH. Dr. Willie Tan Ong of Lakas-CMD with supporters after filing his Certificate on Candidacy for Senator on October 11, 2018 at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Meet the Miss World Philippines 2018 candidates

Oct 02, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Models, students, and career women are part of this year's roster of ladies

After criticism, Comelec amends rule on substitution of bets

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:49 PM

The Commission on Elections earlier allowed 'substitution due to withdrawal' until midday of election day, a rule criticized by former poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr

Amend law on substitution of bets, says election lawyer

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:07 PM

'The law on that should be amended because it could cause a lot of confusion, and some people might take advantage of it,' says lawyer Romulo Macalintal

COMELEC RULES. The Commission on Elections relaxes its rules on the substitution of bets, with election lawyers warning this might stir confusion on election day. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Meet the 40 Miss World Philippines 2018 candidates

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:15 AM

Who will become this year's winners?

Comelec relaxes rules for substitution of candidates in 2019

Sep 11, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr opposes these new rules, saying these are prone to abuse

Young presidential candidate hopes to change Zimbabwe

Jul 30, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Upbeat and energetic, 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, faces the task of unseating a ruling party that has held an iron grip on Zimbabwe since it became independent in 1980

YOUNG LEADER. MDC-Alliance leader and opposition presidential candidate of Zimbabwe Nelson Chamisa greets supporters as he arrives at a campaign rally in Chitungwizea, outside Harare on July 26, 2018. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP

LIVE: JBC interviews candidates for Supreme Court justice | June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018 - 3:58 PM

There are 12 candidates vying for the slot of retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr, with 3 of them to be interviewed on Thursday, June 14

Opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano to run for senator

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The former mutineer turned lawmaker says the Senate is in need of 'more independent-minded members'

FIGHTER. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano is a former soldier. Photo by Rappler

Post-elections, Comelec finds 26 overaged SK bets in Northern Mindanao

May 15, 2018 - 5:36 PM

If any of them turn out to have won in barangays in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, and Misamis Occidental, the Comelec says it will suspend their proclamation

LIST: New barangays electing first set of officials during May 14 polls

May 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority shows that 20 barangays were created since the last barangay elections in 2013

Simulation of Barangay and SK Elections at Rosauro Almario Elem. School. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The candidates of Miss Earth Philippines 2018

May 10, 2018 - 6:25 PM

This year's theme is 'Dyosa ng Inang Kalikasan'

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINYON] Kapit, kapitan, kapit

May 08, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Maraming gustong tumakbo. Mahigit isang milyong katao. Marahil, isa sa bawat 50 botante sa bansang ito, kandidato. Nagmamalaking madaling lapitan, madaling kapitan si Kapitan.

1 million barangay, SK candidates start campaigns

May 04, 2018 - 7:20 AM

The campaign period for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections 2018 kicks off just after the national government releases a list of village officials allegedly linked to drugs

TWO WEEKS. Candidates for village and youth councils across the Philippines have until May 12, 2018, to campaign. Rappler photo

Abra barangay candidate arrested for allegedly molesting minor

May 02, 2018 - 8:27 PM

A joint tracker team of Bangued, Pidigan, and San Juan towns arrested tricycle driver Romnick Balubar Blaza, who has filed his candidacy at Barangay Banacao in Bangued

Liberal Party, other groups urge Mar Roxas to run for senator

Apr 24, 2018 - 5:09 PM

'We are suggesting to him to consider it but candidacy is a personal decision. But yes, we are suggesting to him to take a good look at it,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

Mar Roxas arrives at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice at UP Diliman in Quezon City on Thursday, to join Tindig Pilipinas commemorate the 45 years of Marcos declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Wesley So finishes 7th in debut Fide Candidates Tournament

Mar 28, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Fabiano Caruana, who like Wesley So plays for the US national team, wins the tournament and earns the right to challenge world chess champion Magnus Carlsen

FINAL ROUND. Wesley So and Levon Aronian in the post-game media briefing after the 14th and last round of the Fide Candidates Tournament Tuesday held in Kuhlhaus Berlin. Photo by Nick Dunaevsky of Fide World Chess

Wesley So draw with Karjakin pushes Caruana into the solo lead

Mar 27, 2018 - 6:44 PM

So remains at 7th place with one win, 3 losses and 7 draws

DRAW. Wesley So says that he couldn't really consult anybody with regards to his matchup with Sergey Karjakin. Photo from FIDE World Candidates Tournament Facebook

Wesley So has vital role in world chess championship qualifier

Mar 25, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Wesley So faces new co-leader Sergey Karjakin in the penultimate round

Wesley So vs former world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik in Round 12 of FIDE Candidates Tournament at Kühlhaus in Berlin. Photo by Anastasya Karlovich, FIDE Press Officer

Wesley So draws again in Candidates Tournament

Mar 24, 2018 - 5:27 PM

After 11 rounds, Wesley So is at 7th out of the 8 participants in the Candidates Tournament, where the winner will face world champion Magnus Carlsen

DRAW. Wesley So draws anew, this time against world number two Shakriyar Mamedyarov. File photo by Anastasya Karlovich/FIDE Press Officer


Wesley So collects sixth draw in Candidates Tournament

Mar 23, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Wesley So now affords a smile in the post-game press conference after pulling off an impressive draw in Round 10

ASIANS. Wesley So tangles with Dang Liren of China in a earlier round of the Fide Candidates Tournament in Beijing. Photo by Anastasya Karlovich, FIDE Press Officer

Another draw for Wesley So with 5 rounds to go

Mar 21, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Wesley So has interesting company in the cellar of the Fide candidates tournament

ALL AMERICAN. File photo of Wesley So and Fabiano Caruana playing in Round 8 of Fide chess candidates tournament in Berlin. Photo by Anastasya Karlovich, FIDE Press Officer

Wesley So draws vs Candidates Tournament leader Caruana in Round 8

Mar 20, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Wesley So's endgame plan at one point was a 'shock,' says Fabiano Caruana

CELLAR. Wesley So remains at the cellar with Levon Aronian with 3 points. Photo by Anastasya Karlovich, FIDE Press Officer

Round 7 loss all but eliminates Wesley So in Candidates Tournament

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Going into the second half of this top caliber tournament, Wesley So is at joint 7th and 8th with Levon Aronian

TIGHT SPOT. Wesley So erred in the endgame against Sergey Karjakin in Round 7 of FIDE World Candidates Tournament 2018. Photo by Anastasya Karlovich, FIDE Press Officer