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Vote buying complaint lodged vs ex-Zambales governor Ebdane

May 13, 2019 - 6:09 AM

Barangay chairman Noel Landero of Bato, Palauig accuses former governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr of violating the Omnibus Election Code

ALLEGATION OF VOTE BUYING. Zambales reelectionist Governor Jun Ebdane is accused of vote buying

Arsenio Lacson: Bringing the Estrada, Duterte avatar to life

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Until recently there was no biography of this member of the best president we never had club

What's The Big Idea? Arsenio Lacson: The mayor who would be president

Jul 13, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Athletic and abrasive, Arsenio Lacson cut a towering figure in Manila as the 'tough-talking man with a big heart'

Digong is boss, not the bayan's champion

Jun 17, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Duterte has nationalized this local way of doing politics with its associated coercive features vulgar argot and a more personalized patronage system

Jerjer, Titing Dimataga, and other viral names in 2016 campaign

May 06, 2016 - 9:58 PM

Looks like IpasokSiDick is not alone

This candidate is running to be a councilor of Cebu.

Paete local bets tackle water shortage, leadership in town debate

May 04, 2016 - 3:34 PM

Aside from the usual promises mayoral candidates discuss their plans to solve Paete s water shortage problem

PAETE VOTE. Mayoral candidates Rojilyn Bagabaldo (left) and Marcelino Cadayona (right) answer questions prepared by the youth of Paete. Photo by Mary Joy Gelit/ Rappler

At an LP rally, politician campaigns for Duterte

Apr 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

It s an awkward moment for LP candidates led by reelectionist ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman when a Mangudadatu clan member declares support for Duterte during a rally

LP, YES? Local candidates flash the L sign of the administration party, except a Duterte ally, former Buluan mayor Ibrahim Mangudadatu, during an April 26 rally. Photo by Ferdh Cabrera/Rappler

Clash between old and new for CamSur’s 3rd congressional seat

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:07 PM

Former representative Luis Villafuerte and Naga City vice mayor Gabriel Bordado Jr spar over local issues during Harampangan 2016 a debate series organized by church and civil society groups

COVETED SEAT. Former Camarines Sur 3rd district Representative Luis Villafuerte and former Naga City Vice Mayor Gabriel Bordado Jr participate in a debate organized by local church and civil society groups. Photo by Charles Salazar/ Rappler

Top 3 Pangasinan #PHVote issues: crime, joblessness, education

Apr 12, 2016 - 9:53 PM

Campaigns are in full swing in Pangasinan and the youth hope to find a leader pushing for their issues in an already loud and crowded field

IN PHOTOS: Roxas campaigns in Cotabato, visits MILF's Camp Darapanan

Apr 01, 2016 - 10:18 AM

The administration standard bearer talks about his plans for the peace process

TALK OF PEACE. Mar Roxas visits the MILF headquarters in Camp Darapanan. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

#PHVoteWatch: Politicians' names found in school medals

Mar 31, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Netizens question the inclusion of politicians names in school awards

Roxas: ’Natural' for Erap to pick Poe

Mar 28, 2016 - 8:09 PM

The administration bet is relying on former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim to help him win votes in the Philippine capital

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Cebuano millennials to Filipino youth: Engage in elections

Mar 18, 2016 - 9:59 AM

The Cebuano youth set the bar high for youth engagement in the upcoming elections Will the rest of the Filipino youth follow suit?

In Batangas, LP welcomes support of Arroyo ally Ermita

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:06 PM

The former Batangas representative and ex spokesman of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo endorses Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo

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Why Leni Robredo is my choice of conscience

Feb 28, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Former 1986 Constitutional Commission member Ed Garcia who was Leni Robredo s former professor in UP writes why he s supporting her

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Comelec division ousts Tuguegarao mayor over 2013 cheating

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:55 PM

UPDATED In a decision promulgated January 26 the Comelec First Division also orders Vice Mayor Engelbert Caronan installed as chief executive

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Roxas, Poe, Binay, Duterte? Estradas undecided

Dec 11, 2015 - 9:20 AM

Caught in a fierce battle with ex allies for control of San Juan the Estrada family weighs its options for 2016

NO POLITiCS, JUST SERVICE. Mar Roxas is joined by San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez and her son, Senator JV Ejercito at the launch of a housing project in the city. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Tuguegarao mayor suspended a 3rd time

Nov 18, 2015 - 7:52 PM

Mayor Jefferson Soriano is implicated in the anomalous purchase of rubber boats amounting to P131 5M when he was chair of the PNP bids and awards committee

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Cagayan de Oro mayor gets court order to stay in office

Nov 13, 2015 - 9:31 PM

The Court of Appeals issues a status quo ante order as it deliberates on Mayor Oscar Moreno s motion for reconsideration of the Ombudsman s dismissal order

Duterte's end game for leadership

Oct 28, 2015 - 6:32 PM

When I asked Duterte what type of leader the Philippines needs now he pointed to Ferdinand Marcos

IN PHOTOS: The red mountain

Oct 18, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Will mining be an election issue in key provinces in Mindanao?

Who will Grace Poe support in San Juan?

Oct 06, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Will it be the Estradas or the Zamoras? Both families are closely connected to the neophyte Senator Poe

CHOICE IN SAN JUAN. Senator Grace Poe is related to both former President and now Manila mayor Joseph Estrada and San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora.

Ex-Estrada ally declares bid to 'end dynasty' in San Juan

Oct 06, 2015 - 5:07 PM

But Vice Mayor Francis Zamora s father himself has been holding posts in San Juan for more than 20 years in some years

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Political kingpin Emano no-show in UNA's Mindanao launch

Oct 04, 2015 - 12:21 AM

Emano’s absence fuels speculation that he is not in top shape and may not be able to join sorties if he runs for mayor of Cagayan de Oro City

UNA IN MINDANAO. Vice President Jejomar Binay speaks during the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) Mindanao Launch in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental on October 3, 2015. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Negros Occidental gov to field bets vs Roxas’ non-supporters

Oct 02, 2015 - 8:29 PM

Of the 31 mayors excluding that of Bacolod City 12 have Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr s support because they have declared their support for Mar Roxas

Photo by Marchel Espina

Local mass-based parties: The way to beat dynasties

Aug 25, 2015 - 10:00 AM

My message to reformers thus is this: forget running in 2016

Cagayan Valley is Mar Roxas’ Waterloo

Aug 20, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Manuel Mamba a key Aquino ally meets with local politicians in a region that brought huge losses to the Liberal Party in the 2010 and 2013 elections

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the inaugural drive-through at the completed Lullutan Bridge during the inauguration ceremony in Barangay Lullutan, City of Ilagan, Isabela on Tuesday (April 07, 2015). The 500.6 lineal meter Lullutan Bridge is considered one of the longest bridges that crosses Cagayan River connecting Barangay Camalagui 1 and Barangay Lullutan in the Cagayan Valley Region. Costing P772.924 million, the bridge with a loading capacity of 20 tons is made of 14 – span structural steel girders with reinforced concrete slab supported by 13 piers with 2 concrete column pedestals resting on group bored pile foundation. Also in photo are Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson; Isabela Governor Faustino Dy III; Isabela 1st District Representative Rodolfo Albano III; City of Ilagan, Isabela Mayor Jose Marie Diaz; Isabela Vice Governor Antonio Albano; and Presidential Legislative Liaison Office Head Manuel Mamba. Photo by Rey Baniquet / Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO

Forget nat'l politics: Open letter to Mujiv Hataman, Risa Hontiveros, and Walden Bello

Aug 14, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Do not let your talents go to waste by losing Run locally win and set the example we sorely need

Two policemen relieved over Negros politician's slay

Aug 01, 2015 - 3:28 AM

UPDATED Two police officers have been relieved from their posts after being linked to the killing of 5ht district Board Member Renato Malabor and Leody Jomilla his bodyguard

Duterte: I do not covet the presidency

Jun 03, 2015 - 9:05 PM

Duterte says that if the people and God will permit and he becomes the next president he will bring total change in the system and in the government

Can Duterte win?

Jun 03, 2015 - 10:00 AM

In the end Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is most effective only in his local realm

Duterte: 'Am I the death squad? True'

May 25, 2015 - 7:44 PM

I don t want to kill people So don t elect me as president says the controversial mayor who is being encouraged by supporters to run for president in 2016

Family of slain Cagayan mayor appeals for 'faster' justice

Apr 24, 2015 - 1:24 PM

The family of Gonzaga Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr asks Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to help solve his murder which they believe was perpetrated by a local politician

ELUSIVE JUSTICE. The family of the late Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr of Gonzaga, Cagayan, seeks Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s help to attain progress in the investigation into his murder a year ago. Photo by Raymon Dullana, Rappler

Provincial board recommends suspension of Cebu town mayor

Mar 02, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Allies of controversial Dumanjug town Mayor Nelson Garcia however succeed in postponing the approval of the decision for another week

CONTROVERSIAL. Dumanjug Mayor Nelson Garcia says the case is nothing but a 'grand conspiracy' between the Cebu Provincial Board and his vice mayor. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Fil-Am wins big in small New Jersey town

Nov 07, 2014 - 12:07 AM

Democrat Arvin Amatorio wins a council seat by garnering 2 947 votes after campaigning for less than two months

NPA: We didn't kill mayor

May 29, 2014 - 3:07 PM

The NPA says that while it once accused slain Mayor Reynaldo Navarro of involvement in illegal logging it never found enough basis to order his killing

Taguig now 'area of immediate concern'

May 11, 2013 - 4:30 PM

More police forces will be assigned to Taguig Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr told reporters

Taguig possible 'area of immediate concern'

May 06, 2013 - 4:35 PM

UPDATE Taguig City might be declared an area of immediate concern following the violent confrontation between supporters of rival mayoral candidates

Violence in Taguig

May 04, 2013 - 7:56 PM

Opposing camps of the Cayetanos and Tingas have different versions about who initiated the violence that erupted in Taguig city hall

PNoy urged to act on Escalante extrajudicial killings

Apr 21, 2013 - 9:25 PM

Residents call on the President to bring to justice those who are responsible

Supporters of Escalante re-electionist Mayor Melecio "Beboy" Yap also hold a prayer rally, about 250 meters away from the place where the march rally participants gathered for a program. Photo by Gilbert Bayoran

Duterte visits typhoon-ravaged NPA guerilla zone

Dec 29, 2012 - 10:50 AM

Duterte gives NPA unit an unspecified amount of money to assist typhoon victims and blames greediness of imperialist countries and big corporations for environmental destruction

POST-TYPHOON VISIT. Davao City vice-mayor Rodrigo Duterte during a visit to an NPA camp in Compostela Valley during the anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.

Who wants to fight Pacquiao?

Oct 02, 2012 - 8:03 AM

Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao will seek re election in 2013 as congressman of Sarangani while politics heat up in nearby General Santos City where his brother also plans to run for Congress

Mayor survives ambush

Sep 07, 2012 - 8:57 AM

Sarangani Mayor Jerry Cawa survives an ambush in his town in Davao del Sur