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On 'dilawan' tag, Aquino says listen to message before looking at color

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III: 'Dapat bago tignan nila 'yung kulay, dapat tignan nila kung may saysay ba 'yung sinasabi. Meron bang dahilan para umalma sa mga patayan na nangyayari?'

L-R, Senator Franklin Drilon, Former Pres. Noynoy Aquino, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Vice Pres. Lenie Robredo and Senator Bam Aquino during a solidarity mass held at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice at UP Diliman in Quezon City on Thursday, to commemorate the 45 years of Marcos declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino, Liberal Party members lead 'Mass for justice'

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Aside from condemning the atrocities during the Martial Law era, they also demand justice for victims of extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration

Sen. Bam Aquino (right) sings together with Vice President Leni Robredo, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, former President Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Franklin Drilon during the “Misa ng Mamamayan Para sa Katarungan” at the Parish of Holy Sacrifice on Thursday in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. Photo by Mark Saludes Photo from the Office of Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

Liberal Party holds 1st official meeting post-2016 elections

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The party ratifies resolutions naming Vice President Leni Robredo as its chairperson and Senator Francis Pangilinan as its president

LP OFFICIALS. Top-ranking officials of the Liberal Party meet officially for the first time. Photo courtesy of Rep. Teddy B. Baguilat, Jr.

Marcos, Roxas, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:29 PM

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Roxas, Negros officials disappointed over Duterte decision to dissolve NIR

Aug 09, 2017 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED Former interior secretary Manuel Roxas II a Negrense through his mother had spearheaded efforts to create the region

Aquino to appeal Ombudsman decision

Jul 14, 2017 - 4:11 PM

UPDATED Aquino spokesperson Abigail Valte says the ex president will seek to clarify certain facts as stated in the Ombudsman decision

MAMASAPANO'S GHOSTS. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during the necrological service for 42 slain SAF members at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on January 30, 2015. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

The fall of the 'dilawang' Liberal Party

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Liberal Party s rebranding is a hard and messy work in progress as Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

May 24, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

PORK SCAM REINVESTIGATION. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his allies are the targets of the reinvestigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) into the pork barrel scam. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Poe to invite Roxas to next Senate hearing on MRT3 mess

May 23, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe says her former election rival has some explaining to do on the questionable contract with a maintenance provider under his term as transportation chief

GHOSTS OF THE MRT3. Senator Grace Poe says the MRT3 mess started under the term of former transportation secretary Manuel Roxas II.

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May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

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May 15, 2017 - 9:51 PM

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Poe blames Roxas for MRT3 mess

May 15, 2017 - 3:50 PM

But Senator Grace Poe says there is no need yet to invite her former election rival to the ongoing Senate probe

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

May 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The former LP president has kept mostly to himself save for the occasional camping selfie and food recommendation and when he had to speak up about the hero s burial for the dictator

RELAXED. Roxas during a trip to Orientel Mindoro during his 'Thank You Tour.' Photo from Mar Roxas' Facebook page

'Melted?' Liberal Party meets for 71st anniversary

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

UPDATED For the first time since the May 2016 elections members – and allies – of the once ruling Liberal Party meet over dinner to celebrate its 71st anniversary

71ST. The once-ruling Liberal Party meet – albeit informally – for the first time since the May 2016 elections. Photo from the Liberal Party's Facebook page

5 reasons the gold shipment complaint vs Aquino is a joke

Jan 07, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Wrong documents wrong dates wrong government posts are cited

In Perito and Cantora's affidavit, Mar Roxas is Secretary of Department of Nutrition and Local Government and Leila De Lima is Secretary of Department of Finance.

2016 on X: From political to personal

Dec 22, 2016 - 7:55 PM

From the elections and the Marcos burial to various advocacies and campaigns the X community saw an increase in civic participation from netizens

‘Mar country’ no more: Roxas allies take oath with Duterte’s party

Sep 30, 2016 - 7:31 PM

Joining Marañon in the oath taking are 20 mayors 19 vice mayors 152 councilors and two board members who mostly belonged to two major political groups in the province: United Negros Alliance Unega and Love Negros

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. leads about 200 officials in Negros Occidental who took their oath as members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Friday at L' Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel P. Espina

SC dismisses Roxas electoral protest vs Binay

Aug 16, 2016 - 7:50 PM

It will be an exercise in futility to conduct a revision and engage in academic discussion in order to determine who really won as vice president in the 2010 elections

IN PHOTOS: 'Citizens' assembly' vs Marcos hero's burial

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Several groups from different affiliations together with Liberal Party members attend the citizens assembly

NO HERO. Citizens urged President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision in allowing the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Roxas generals? Mar says file cases, don't spread rumors

Jul 06, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The Liberal Party s defeated presidential bet distances himself from the police generals linked by President Duterte to drugs

NO 'ROXAS GENERALS.' Mar Roxas, then DILG chief, joins then-president Benigno Aquino III during an event in Camp Bagong Diwa. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

WATCH: The 2016 elections' funniest moments

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:55 PM

From the amusing to the absurd the campaign season didn t lack in humorous moments

Roxas in Cebu: 'I didn't make it, but I'm not sorry'

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Manuel Mar Roxas II visits the vote rich province to thank the almost 600 000 residents who voted for him

THANKS. Mar Roxas in Cebu to thank the 600,000 who voted for him. Photo by Susan Zamora Entoma

Robredo swears in Osmeña as Cebu City mayor

Jun 29, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Tommy never abandoned me Vice President elect Leni Robredo says in her speech after administering the oath to incoming Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña

OATH. Vice president-elect Leni Robredo administers oath to incoming Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña. Also in the photo is former interior secretary Manuel 'Mar' Roxas. Photo by JM Alarcon/Rappler

Roxas mom Judy is son's biggest campaign donor

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Judy Araneta Roxas donated P110 million to her son s campaign based on the SOCE filed by defeated presidential bet Manuel Mar Roxas II

CAMPAIGN EXPENSES. Defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II submits his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures, in the form of 50 boxes aboard a yellow truck, to the Commission on Elections on June 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Alvarez to Comelec: Bare resolution extending SOCE deadline

Jun 22, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Incoming Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez says the release of the Comelec resolution would allow other parties to challenge its legality

MISSING RESOLUTION. PDP-Laban's Pantaleon Alvarez urges Comelec to release the resolution that grants parties the extended deadline to file their statement of campaign expenses and contributions. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Roxas files SOCE, sends truckload of documents

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:31 PM

3rd UPDATE Defeated presidential bet Manuel Mar Roxas II declares that he spent P487 million during the campaign

TRUCKLOAD OF DOCUMENTS. Defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II sends 50 boxes of documents, aboard a yellow truck, as he submits his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures to the Commission on Elections on June 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gov't funds in campaign? DSWD ready for audit – Soliman

Jun 20, 2016 - 6:20 PM

There is no such thing misuse of funds If there is then show me the evidence says Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Dinky Soliman

FUNDS MISUSE? Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon 'Dinky' Soliman said their liquidation reports are open for scrutiny to prove none of their funds were used for the Liberal Party's campaign.

Comelec office: No to LP's late SOCE filing

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Granting the Liberal Party s request for a deadline extension would be unfair to other candidates and parties that complied with the prescribed period

Ex-Comelec chief Brillantes: Late filing of SOCE not illegal

Jun 15, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Sixto Brillantes Jr argues that a Comelec resolution on the filing of 2016 campaign spending reports expanded the provision of the law causing confusion

BRILLANTES ON SOCE. The ex-Comelec chairman shares his thoughts on the issue of late-filing of SOCEs. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

UNA: Don't give 'special treatment' to Roxas, LP in SOCE filing

Jun 15, 2016 - 3:44 PM

UNA also urges the Comelec to sanction LP and its presidential bet Mar Roxas for failing to file their SOCEs on time

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Jun 09, 2016 - 12:34 PM

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Aquino to Roxas: No shame in being 2nd in presidential race

Jun 07, 2016 - 7:06 PM

From number 4 in the surveys to number 2 is nothing to be ashamed of says the outgoing president on the failed presidential bid of Mar Roxas

Photo by Lilibeth Frondoso

WATCH: Aquino, Roxas let loose during thanksgiving party

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:37 PM

From Impossible Dream to Bayan Ko the President and his men and women sing it all

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May 27, 2016 - 12:08 PM

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Roxas, Robredo win by slim margin in Aquino hometown

May 25, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Administration candidates Manuel Roxas II and Leni Robredo may have secured victories in Tarlac but they are not far ahead of their rivals

HAIRLINE GAP. Administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II and running mate Leni Robredo won in Tarlac province, the Aquinos' hometown, by only a few thousand votes over their rivals.  Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau)

When Rody Duterte met INC's Eduardo Manalo

May 25, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Is time spent with a presidential candidate a measure of Iglesia preference?

Davao City Mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte meets Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo on April 22, 2016.

#PugadBaboy: Bitter

May 25, 2016 - 5:00 AM

What's behind the high voter turnout?

May 22, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says the personalities of the candidates may have influenced Filipinos to cast their ballots

Voters wait in line for their turn to vote. One of the machines in Maharlika Elementary School malfunctioned. Receipts were not provided to voters. BEIs kept the ballots which they filed when the replacement machine arrived.

PNP chief Marquez to cops: 'Be loyal to your badge'

May 21, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Whoever the president and chief PNP may be our work is the same Just do your job Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez tells police officers in Bicol

CONFISCATED. Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez inspects the loose firearms confiscated in Bicol before the 2016 elections. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Future candidates

May 21, 2016 - 5:00 AM

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May 18, 2016 - 3:10 PM

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Negros Occidental comes up short in delivering promised votes for Roxas

May 16, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Its leaders promised a million votes for the administration standard bearer but Mar Roxas got only 579 810 votes from the vote rich province

Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel "Mar" Roxas II campaigns for the administration bets at the Silay City public plaza in Negros Occidental, Tuesday. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Pineda fails to deliver for Aquino's bets in Pampanga

May 13, 2016 - 2:34 PM

In the Pineda clan s hometown of Lubao Rodrigo Duterte secures the top spot while administration bet Mar Roxas ends up in 4th place

PAMPANGA ALLIES. Administration candidate Manuel Roxas II and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

More than 100 precincts report 100% voter turnout

May 12, 2016 - 1:57 PM

While a 100 turnout in certain precincts may show increased diligence in fulfilling civic duties experts view it with suspicion a possible indicator of poll cheating

INDIGENOUS VOTE. Filipino Igor Nikolai Cawed (L), member of an Igorot Tribe, casts his vote inside a polling center in the mountainous village of Baguio City, Philippines, 09 May 2016. Over 54 million eligible Filipinos vote for a new President, Vice President, 12 senators and more than 18,000 regional and local positions. EPA/STR

Despite huge margin, Duterte sweeps only 3 regions

May 11, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Administration bet Mar Roxas gets the solid vote of two regions: his own Western Visayas and the Negros Island Region whose creation he supported

#PHVote election news updates, 11 May 2016

May 11, 2016 - 3:01 PM

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FULL TEXT: Mar Roxas' concession speech

May 10, 2016 - 2:28 PM

In his speech the administration standard bearer wishes Rodrigo Duterte success in his presidency

CONCESSION SPEECH. Administration standard-bearer delivers his concession speech on May 19, 2016. Bea Cupin/Rappler

As rivals concede, Duterte assured of presidency

May 10, 2016 - 2:19 PM

After Grace Poe and Mar Roxas concede 71 year old Rodrigo Duterte is practically assured of being the country s next president

PRESUMPTIVE PRESIDENT. Closest rivals concede to presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Mar Roxas to Duterte: 'I wish you success'

May 10, 2016 - 1:21 PM

UPDATED Ang iyong tagumpay ay tagumpay ng ating sambayanan at ng ating bansa administration standard bearer Mar Roxas tells Rodrigo Duterte in his concession speech

CONCESSION SPEECH. Administration standard-bearer delivers his concession speech on May 19, 2016. Bea Cupin/Rappler

#PHVote election news updates, 10 May 2016

May 10, 2016 - 7:02 AM

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