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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.

[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?

No special event to announce PDP-Laban’s Senate slate

Oct 08, 2018 - 10:18 PM

PDP-Laban president Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says the party will 'just release a complete list of its candidates nationwide' after the filing of certificates of candidacy

PDP-Laban led by the Party President Senator Koko Pimentel and Chairman former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez along with its members and leaders gather at the Seda Hotel in Quezon City on Thursday, August 2, 2018, for a leadership meeting. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

JV Ejercito leaves Erap's party over feud with Jinggoy

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Senator JV Ejercito says he and his father have not spoken 'for a long time now' following Jinggoy's announcement of his own Senate bid. 'Hindi lang tampo, masama talaga loob ko.'

Liberal Party forms task force to assist De Lima

Sep 26, 2018 - 6:57 PM

The task force is expected to closely coordinate with jailed Senator Leila de Lima to assist her in handling her legal, legislative, and other work-related concerns

LP HONORS DE LIMA. Senator Leila de Lima arrives at the Quezon City Region Trial Court to attend the hearing on her disobedience to summons case on August 2, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LP's initial Senate slate for 2019: Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) The Liberal Party formally nominates Aquino, Diokno, and Tañada as senatorial candidates for the 2019 elections

Rectos leave Liberal Party, join Nacionalista Party

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The newly formed local party One Batangas also seals an alliance with the Nacionalista Party of the Villars

SANDUGAN. One Batangas seals its alliance with Nacionalista Party on September 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Ralph Recto

Nancy Binay named new UNA president

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Former vice president Jejomar Binay is the party chairman while Senator Gregorio Honasan II is chosen as the vice president

Photo courtesy of United Nationalist Alliance

Robredo hopes more ‘advocates’ to 'professionalize' LP

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says having non-politician members will help ensure that advocacies, not elections, set party direction

LP CHAIRPERSON. Vice President Leni Robredo hopes the "advocates" now joining the Liberal Party will set a new direction for the party. Screenshot by Rappler

Bato dela Rosa, Faeldon, Phillip Salvador take oath with PDP-Laban

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Former PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa admits his high survey ratings are a factor in his decision to run: 'Bakit naman magtatakbo-takbo ka kung di ka sigurado?'

OATH. New members of PDP-Laban take their oath before PDP-Laban president, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

8 'very possible' senatorial bets announced at PDP-Laban assembly

Sep 01, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The potential bets, mostly lawmakers, are introduced during the PDP-Laban Leadership Assembly

LINEUP. PDP-Laban announces 8 "very possible" personalities part of their Senatorial slate.

Lakas-CMD eyes Bong Revilla, Martin Romualdez for senator in 2019

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Both party bets, however, have yet to express their intention to run in the mid-term polls. Revilla is being tried for plunder, while Romualdez lost in the 2016 senatorial race.

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES? Former senator Bong Revilla and ex-Leyte representative Martin Romualdez are among the people being considered by Lakas-CMD for its senatorial slate. File photos by Rappler

LOOK: PDP-Laban asks Duterte to finalize 2019 Senate slate

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:56 PM

PDP-Laban's initial list is composed of party mates, 'friends of the party,' and reelectionist senators

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Pimentel downplays Hugpong alliance with political parties

Aug 13, 2018 - 4:19 PM

'Congrats to them all. No implication on us,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sara Duterte to seek reelection in 2019

Aug 13, 2018 - 10:45 AM

'She is saying she can’t leave Davao City. There’s so much she wants to do that she hasn’t accomplished yet,' says Anthony del Rosario, secretary general of the mayor's Hugpong ng Pagbabago party

2019 PLANS. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio has been floating the idea of a Senate run to ‘annoy' her father’s critics. File photo from the Davao City Facebook page.

Duterte meets PDP-Laban, Samsung Note 9, sun-skimming spacecraft | Midday wRap

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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Duterte 'unites' PDP-Laban factions, vows help in 2019

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:16 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with party leaders again in September, ahead of the filing of certificates of candidacy

MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with the two warring factions of ruling party PDP-Laban at Diamond Hotel. Photo from SAP Bong Go

PDP-Laban struggles for unity, survival ahead of 2019 polls

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:02 PM

(UPDATED) Aside from the infighting, PDP-Laban faces threats from other Duterte-allied parties, especially the Hugpong ng Pagbabago of President Duterte's daughter Sara Duterte Carpio

PDP Laban Assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte's PDP-Laban inks deal with North Korea's party

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:10 AM

PDP-Laban and the Workers' Party of Korea sign a deal on party cooperation, youth development, as well as 'promotion of world peace'

Photo from Ron Munsayac/PDP Laban

Kusog Bicolandia forms in Bicol as new breed of regional political party

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:44 PM

Kusog Bicolandia aims to champion genuine social equality, where every Bicolano shall be given access to the same basic needs: quality health services, education, livelihood, emergency assistance, pension and shelter (HELPS)

KUSOG BICOLANDIA. The party introduces itself at the 1st Bicol All Media Convergence held in Legazpi City. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Pimentel, Alvarez call for unity in PDP-Laban amid infighting

Aug 02, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III urges PDP-Laban members to trust in the party leadership, while Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez says he 'remains friends' with party mates even after his ouster as Speaker

PDP Laban Assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

HOAX: 'Unpaid SONA protesters' swarm Liberal Party headquarters

Aug 01, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The blog post was published in February 2018, 4 months before the 2018 SONA and the alleged gathering outside the LP headquarters

LP, Makabayan lawmakers join forces in bid for House minority

Jul 30, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The bloc led by Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo now has 22 members

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Jul 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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Pimentel, Alvarez 'unseated' as PDP-Laban leaders

Jul 27, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban President, says the 'expelled rogue members' who held the 'unauthorized' assembly will be dealt with under party rules

FACTION. A group within PDP-Laban is seeking to unseat Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez as party leaders. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lawmakers ‘left out in the cold’ now eyeing to leave PDP-Laban

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Deputy Speaker Rolando Andaya, himself a Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan member, says the 'tipping point' for the looming exodus is Gloria Arroyo's rise as Speaker

ARROYO ALLIES. Lawmakers applaud after they led a House coup that installed former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as the new Speaker. Photo by Mara Grace dela Serna/Rappler

Liberal Party lawmakers claim they're real House minority

Jul 25, 2018 - 5:05 PM

They say Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez can no longer be minority leader since he voted for new House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Con-Com proposes ban on political turncoats, stricter rules for political parties

May 02, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The Consultative Committee hopes the proposed provisions will lead to 'genuine party politics' based on ideologies instead of on personalities, but at least one member warns this would unduly punish those who feel that their party no longer represents their ideals

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

Show of force: 28,000 witness PDP-Laban oath-taking in Bulacan

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Members of the House and Duterte appointees who have been floated as potential senatorial bets in 2019 tag along and give speeches before a crowd of incumbent and aspiring barangay leaders

Mocha Uson, Harry Roque on PDP-Laban's 2019 senatorial slate

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez, the Speaker of the House, makes the announcement during the mass oath taking of local allies in Cebu

One Cebu members, Liberal Party mayors transfer to Duterte's PDP-Laban

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia, founder and president emeritus of One Cebu party, will lead members in the mass oath taking with PDP-Laban Friday, November 17

JUMPING SHIP. Cebu Representative Gwendolyn Garcia leads their political clan from One Cebu Party to PDP-Laban.

Ex-LP stalwart Mamba to take oath as PDP-Laban chair in Cagayan

Nov 16, 2017 - 6:26 PM

The oath taking comes a year after the Cagayan governor transferred to President Rodrigo Duterte's party

NEW PROVINCIAL CHAIR. Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba will take his oath as PDP-Laban provincial chair on November 17, 2017, more than a year after he jumped ship from the Liberal Party. Photo by Rappler

Is it 2019 yet? Speaker Alvarez tells Bacolod to vote 12-0 in senatorial race

Oct 06, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Speaker administers the oath of more than 2,000 Negrenses who have joined the administration's PDP-Laban

SHOW OF FORCE. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leads the oath-taking rites of the new members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan at the University Negros Occidental-Recoletos gymnasium in Bacolod City, Thursday, October 5. Photo by Marchel P. Espina

Electing local governments: Are there other ways to do it?

May 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Local electoral systems across nations allow electors to vote for candidates directly including independent candidates without any need for party affiliation

ABS-CBN poll: Sotto, Drilon sustain lead in senatorial race

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Of the 13 candidates with a statistical chance of winning 5 are with the ruling LP; 4 independent; 2 NPC 1 UNA 1 Akbayan

STILL LEADING. Senators Vicente Sotto and Franklin Drilon remain the top preferences for senator among voters.

Raul Roco's Aksyon Demokratiko endorses Grace Poe

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:59 PM

Among her new supporters are candidates of the Liberal Party the United Nationalist Alliance Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino and the Nationalist People’s Coalition

Photo by Gary Jimenez/Office of Sen Poe

Is Jonvic Remulla dumping Binay?

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:13 PM

If the Remullas of Cavite pull out their support from the Vice President they will be the second political family from a vote rich province to do so after the Garcias of Cebu

SPOKESMAN NO MORE. Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, his brother confirms, is staying away from the presidential campaign of Vice President Jejomar Binay, shown in this file photo during a motorcade in Cavite in February 2016. Rappler photo

Zipper system: How to get more women elected

Apr 18, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The system imposes a gender quota mandating political parties to alternate female and male candidates on candidate lists At least one party in the Philippines does this

Davao City: Duterte party to expel disloyal village chiefs

Apr 07, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Some 70 barangay chairpersons are reportedly supporting the congressional bet of Abet Ungab instead of Hugpong Sa Tawong Lungsod s Karlo Bello

Silent endorsement for Bongbong Marcos from NP stalwarts?

Apr 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Senator Cynthia Villar earlier said that members of the Nacionalista Party are free to choose who will they support as VP

Aquino, Roxas endorse Arroyo ally in Zambales

Apr 06, 2016 - 9:47 PM

The President and his presidential bet endorse reelectionist Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr before a crowd of social welfare beneficiaries from Zambales 13 towns

PARTNERS. President Benigno Aquino III, Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas, and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo raise the hands of Zambales Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr on April 5, 2016, as they urged Zambaleños to vote for the administration slate and the local Sulong Zambales Party. Photo by Randy V. Datu/Rappler

Old rivalries reopen in Cebu’s newest congressional district

Mar 30, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Vying for the congressional seat in the newly created 7th district are provincial board member Peter John Calderon of LP and Pablo John Garcia of One Cebu

NEW DISTRICT. LP provincial board member Peter John Calderon (left) and Pablo John Garcia of One Cebu battle it out for newly created 7th congressional seat. Calderon's photo from Cebu government website; Garcia photo from Rappler files

Bongbong Marcos courts local execs in Aquino bailiwick

Mar 29, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Some Tarlac mayors say their support for Marcos is their personal decision not dictated by the party

In Aquino province, some NPC mayors back Bongbong Marcos

Mar 28, 2016 - 9:52 PM

The vice presidential bet says Ilocanos dominate the northern towns of Tarlac and that NPC founder Danding Cojuangco has allowed mayors to support him

ILOCANOS OF TARLAC. Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr convenes barangay officials in the town of San Manuel, Tarlac, on March 28, 2016. He visits Tarlac's northern towns of Tarlac, where Ilocanos reside. Photo by Dax Simbol/Rappler

Bongbong Marcos eyes One Cebu endorsement

Mar 22, 2016 - 7:07 PM

The latest Pulse Asia survey shows that the vice presidential candidate is preferred by only 10 of voters in Central Visayas which is dominated by Cebuano voters

Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr courts residents of the vote-rich province of Cebu. Photo from the Office of Senator Bongbong Marcos

LP mayor in Talisay City endorses Duterte

Mar 22, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Amid reports about Liberal mayors refusing to support party bet Mar Roxas Mayor Johnny delos Reyes is the first to endorse another presidential candidate

SHIFTING ALLIANCES. Talisay City Mayor Johnny delos Reyes (2nd from left), a member of the Liberal Party, declares his support for presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte (middle) of PDP-Laban on March 21, 2016. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

One Cebu talking to Poe? 'Complete lie,' says Garcia

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:31 PM

The campaign manager of Grace Poe s slate Cebu congressman Ace Durano says he is talking informally with another member of the province based party congressman Benhur Salimbangon

NEW BET? One Cebu, chaired by gubernatorial candidate Winston Garcia, denies the party has picked another presidential bet after cutting ties with Vice President Jejomar Binay on March 21, 2016. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ex-LP chair in Negros Occidental declares support for Poe, Escudero

Mar 18, 2016 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED Other Visayan congressmen say Representative Albee Benitez s break from the Liberal Party will not affect the campaign of Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo