senators 2016 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on senators 2016


One year after loss, life goes on for Grace Poe at the Senate

May 09, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Once a rival of President Rodrigo Duterte Senator Grace Poe is now part of the Senate majority bloc generally supportive of his administration

Robredo: Local governance will seal partnership with Duterte

May 30, 2016 - 9:11 PM

The Vice President elect says that instead of renting an office for her at the expensive Coconut Palace satellite offices in the countryside is a better option

VICTORY. Senate President Franklin M. Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. proclaim Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (not in photo) and Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo as the country'€™s duly-elected President and Vice President, Monday, May 30, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Proclaimed: Duterte skips ceremony; Robredo, daughters in full force

May 30, 2016 - 4:18 PM

UPDATED Congress as the National Board of Canvassers proclaims the president elect and vice president elect exactly a month before they take their oath on June 30

ELECTED. The certificates canvassed by Congress show Rodrigo Duterte getting a total of 16,601,997 votes for president, and Leni Robredo 14,418,817 votes for vice president.

'Naipasok si Dick at ang Kamao': Netizens react to new senators

May 19, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Social media users weigh in as the Philippines 12 new senators are proclaimed

Why Congress needs to canvass votes for president, VP

May 19, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Why does Congress need to canvass votes for president and vice president before proclamation? What are the processes involved?

2010. President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay are proclaimed by Congress. Photo from EPA

Manny Pacquiao, the senator

May 17, 2016 - 4:00 PM

While he may have received enough support to place him in the Magic 12 in this year s elections others cannot take Manny Pacquiao seriously as a legislator

epa05252130 Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley of the USA in their WBO International Welterweight Championship title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 09 April 2016. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

Foundlings not natural-born? 'A step backward' for children's rights

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Amid the citizenship issues faced by presidential candidate Grace Poe advocates for children s rights gather to discuss the implications of declaring foundlings like her as stateless

'DON'T DISCRIMINATE.' Advocates of children's rights gather Tuesday, January 5 to talk about the status of foundlings in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

House ratifies P3-trillion national budget for 2016

Dec 16, 2015 - 9:27 PM

Congress lives up to its record of passing the national budget on time every year under the Aquino administration

ON TIME. House ratifies budget before it adjourns session for the Christmas break.

Gatchalian: PH not yet ready for same-sex marriage

Nov 12, 2015 - 6:53 PM

The Valenzuela lawmaker a senatorial aspirant in 2016 also believes the country needs limited divorce when there s violence and abuse in the relationship

NOT READY. Valenzuela Representative Sherwin Gatchalian says the country is not yet ready for same-sex marriage. Screenshot from Rappler

Ex-DILG chief Alunan runs for senator

Oct 16, 2015 - 4:36 PM

I love my country I love the Filipino people and I am here to serve them If they want me they can have me says former interior secretary Rafael Alunan III

SENATE RUN. 'My job is to fix things, my job is to defend the country,' says former interior secretary Rafael Alunan III who filed his certificate of candidacy on October 16, 2015. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Miriam Santiago: Senators dream of being president

Oct 15, 2015 - 3:14 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago quips: Sa Senado kasi nananaginip silang lahat Nananaginip silang maging presidente ng Pilipinas

HALLER OF FAMER. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago addresses the Philippine Judges Association on October 15, 2015. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Neri Colmenares files CoC: 'The nation needs a fighter in the Senate'

Oct 12, 2015 - 11:28 AM

The 3 term party list congressman wants to bring to the Senate his fight for an increase in pension and salaries and to lower the prices of electricity and water

Neri Colmenares files for his senatorial candidacy at COMELEC office in Manila on Monday, October 12, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Who is running for senator | 2016 Elections

Oct 12, 2015 - 10:51 AM

5th UPDATE The official list of candidates for Senator in the May 9 2016 national elections

Roxas: LP in talks with Manny Pacquiao

Oct 09, 2015 - 4:20 PM

It’s possible says Mar Roxas when asked about the inclusion of Sarangani Representative and world renowned boxer Manny Pacquiao in the LP s Senate slate

LP BET TOO? Boxer and Saranggani Rep Manny Pacquiao meets President Benigno Aquino III. File photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

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Jun 10, 2015 - 3:15 PM

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Who's who in the 2016 senatorial surveys

May 06, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Incumbent returning senators top the surveys on the 2016 senatorial elections

Miriam: 90% of cancer cells gone

Oct 16, 2014 - 5:21 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago gives a health update to her fellow senators in compliance with the requirements of collegial courtesy

2016 RACE? Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has some running mates in mind, should she decide to take another shot at the presidency. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB