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Robredo: Better results with 'calm, courageous' leadership

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:48 PM

'Gusto ko sana ipakita na ang mabuting leadership ay na-a-achieve 'pag mag-adhere ka sa prinsipyo na nirerespeto mo ang dissenting opinions,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

CALM, QUIET LEADERSHIP. Vice President Leni Robredo tells Rappler what kind of opposition leader she would be. Screenshot by Rappler

Rappler Talk: VP Leni Robredo on leading the opposition

Sep 13, 2018 - 9:00 PM

On Thursday, September 13, Rappler sits down with Vice President Leni Robredo to discuss what she thinks the government should do to address the plight of the poor and the role the opposition should play now

LIST: Opposition reveals 18 possible names for 2019 Senate slate

Sep 10, 2018 - 5:56 PM

(UPDATED) Dingdong Dantes is among the names being considered by the opposition, according to Liberal Party president and Senator Francis Pangilinan

2019 SLATE. The opposition bloc bares the list of possible names for its 2019 senatorial slate

Robredo: Opposition coalition stands with Trillanes

Sep 05, 2018 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'Gagawin natin ang lahat para hindi patuloy ang ganitong uri ng pagpapahirap para lang isilensyo ang ating mga gustong sabihin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

VP IN ZAMBOANGA CITY. Vice President Leni Robredo in a media interview during her visit to Zambanga City on September 5, 2018, where she discussed the rice problem with local officials. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Don’t call Leni Robredo the opposition Messiah

Jul 20, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The Vice President will not oppose just anything and everything about the Duterte administration, but she will be the unifying force of dissent

[OPINION] 2019 elections the real battle for the opposition

Jul 16, 2018 - 3:39 PM

It is in the voting precincts, not on Twitter or Facebook, where voters shake things up. Will the 2019 elections be game changing or make us slide faster to the kangkungan?

Robredo taking lead vs Duterte admin a ‘morale boost' for opposition

Jul 13, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Administration critic Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he is willing to take a step back and give Vice President Leni Robredo 'the space that she needs to deliver the message to the people'

THE OPPOSITION. Vice President Leni Robredo shakes the hand of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV at the GenWe: Tambayan event. Joining them are Kaya Natin! Movement lead convenor Harvey Keh and ex-Quezon representative Erin Tañanda. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Sereno and the opposition, Trump-Kim summit, PH weather | Midday wRap

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

With Sereno for charm offensive, opposition projects strong front

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:46 PM

The ousted chief justice calls on Tindig Pilipinas to join with other forces, but Senator Hontiveros says they still have a fundamental difference with the Left

TINDIG PILIPINAS. Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno delivers the key address of the biggest general assembly yet of Tindig Pilipinas, a coalition of opposition groups. Photo by Rappler

Over 1,000 protesters held during anti-Putin rallies

May 05, 2018 - 5:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Craven old man Putin thinks he is a tsar,' Navalny says on Twitter ahead of the demonstrations. 'But he is not our tsar.'

Guerrero leaves AFP leadership 4 reminders before bowing out

Apr 19, 2018 - 11:35 AM

'Being in the military service is not about you. It is about the institution. It is about the country. It is about the people we serve and secure,' newly retired AFP chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero reminds the officers of the Philippine military

PARTING WORDS. Former military chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero has some advice to the military leadership as he retires from the service. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Franklin Drilon on opposition and rule of law under Duterte

Sep 01, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Watch the interview with Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Rappler

Amid Duterte's popularity, opposition pols should reinvent themselves – Vitug

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Rappler editor at large Marites Vitug says politicians should organize in the grassroots if they want political reform

COUNTER-SONA. A forum organized by civil society leaders, attended by opposition politicians, ahead of Preisdent Rodrigo Duterte's second State of the Nation Address. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Why Leni Robredo can't be full-on opposition

Jun 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The Vice President cannot risk completely disengaging from government Her access to the President and Cabinet members can advance her pro poor agenda

IT'S OFFICIAL. Oath taking of the elected Vice President Leni Robredo at the Quezon City Reception House on June 30, 2016.

Oposisyon sa panahon ni Duterte: 'Huwag lang tayong bibitiw'

Jan 23, 2017 - 4:54 PM

Asahang hindi sa lahat ng panahon ay mamamayagpag ang kasinungalingan ang poot diskriminasyon pagkakahati hati

Leni leads PH pro-democracy movement

Dec 06, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Her biggest challenge lies in leading the entire pro democracy movement to reclaim the nation’s democratic ideals that are being eroded slowly by the administration’s authoritarian tendencies

Spokespersons, not Binay, field resignation questions

Jun 24, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay does not entertain questions from journalists after his 10 minute speech explaining why he resigned from the Aquino Cabinet

QUESTIONS FOR BINAY. After delivering a speech on June 24, 2015, explaining his resignation from the Aquino Cabinet, Vice President Jejomar Binay leaves his spokespersons – (from left) Mon Ilagan, Lito Atienza, Harry Roque, JV Bautista – to answer journalists' questions.

Binay: I resigned to protest 'crooked, failed' gov't

Jun 24, 2015 - 5:44 PM

I became an obstacle to their ambitions While they are persecuting me they allow their party mates to go on with the DAP and the PDAF of their allies party mates and friends

'SELECTIVE JUSTICE.' Vice President Jejomar Binay explains on June 14, 2015, that he has resigned from the Aquino Cabinet because the ruling party is bent on frustrating his presidential bid.

Binay turns UNA into political party for 2016

Sep 24, 2014 - 1:27 PM

UPDATED Vice President Jejomar Binay mobilizes for 2016 amid a corruption scandal hounding him and his family

UNA IN 2016. Vice President Jejomar Binay gathers his allies on Sept 24, 2014. Photo by Albert Victoria/Rappler

Kremlin snuffs out last avenues of dissent for Putin foes

Jul 12, 2014 - 3:59 PM

House raids bugging devices threats violence and demeaning posters are just a few things Vladimir Putin s critics have faced while trying to run for city parliament in the Russian capital

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (back 5th R) chairs a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 3, 2014. File photo by AFP/RIA-NOVOSTI/ Pool/Alexie Nikolsky