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Laughter, jokes fill last Senate session as 6 senators bid goodbye

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The Senate honors the 6 outgoing senators: Bam Aquino, JV Ejercito, Francis Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Loren Legarda, and Antonio Trillanes IV

The graduating senators. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Senators obeyed ‘their conscience,’ not somebody’s command

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Reelected Senator Grace Poe pays tribute to graduating colleagues who, she believes, will in time ‘reclaim their place again in this chamber’

LAST DAY. Eighteen of the senators of the 17th Congress attend the last session day on June 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate panels back gov't shutdown of social media accounts

Nov 27, 2018 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, under the Office of the President, wants the DICT to be authorized to shut down social media accounts that are deemed 'inimical to national interest'

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The class of 2019: Where are graduating senators going?

Oct 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Four senators are leaving the chamber in mid-2019: Loren Legarda, Gregorio Honasan II, Francis Escudero, and Antonio Trillanes IV. Here are their plans.

GRADUATING SENATORS. Three administration allies and one opposition senator are set to leave the Senate in 2019.

Honasan on Trillanes amnesty: AFP must 'enforce, not interpret, laws'

Sep 09, 2018 - 6:40 PM

'Uphold the rule of law and due process,' Senator Gregorio Honasan II tells the military, on the revocation of the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

The Senate conducts a hearing on SAF allowances on May 22, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate conducts surprise drug test for employees

Jul 30, 2018 - 12:41 PM

(UPDATED) Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Gregorio Honasan II volunteered to undergo the procedure first

Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Senate inaction on China: No inquiry amid militarization

Jul 08, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Experts tell Rappler it is the Senate's 'patriotic duty' to protect the Philippines' territorial integrity as China militarizes the South China Sea

Honasan offered post as DICT chief? 'I cannot confirm or deny'

Dec 06, 2017 - 12:52 PM

But the outgoing senator says, 'I'll cross that bridge when we get to it but it would be difficult... to refuse the country if the country needs me'

NEXT DICT CHIEF? Senator Gregorio Honasan II refuses to confirm nor deny his supposed impending appointment as secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Ubial rejection averted ‘major public health disaster’ – Roque

Oct 10, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque, one of ex-DOH chief Paulyn Ubial's oppositors, says the department deserves a 'decisive leader'

REJECTED. Ex-DOH chief Paulyn Ubial is rejected by the Commission on Appointments. Screenshot by Rappler

Lawmakers see failure of intelligence in Marawi attack

May 24, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Members of the Senate and House of Representatives want authorities to explain what truly happened with some saying local government officials might be involved

ROAD BLOCKS. Armed men belonging to the Maute Group block roads leading to Marawi city. Photo by Chico Dimaro Usman

Senate bill seeks 20 to 40 years jail time for joining terror groups

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:12 PM

This bill seeks to penalize any person who becomes a member or manifests his her intention to become a member of any terrorist organization says Senator Gregorio Honasan II

Lacson jokes: De Lima 'most wiretapped' person on Earth

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson jokes that he and Senator Gregorio Honasan II at different points in time became the country s most wiretapped persons as enemies of the government

WIRETAPPING. Senator Panfilo Lacson calls Senator Leila de Lima as the 'most wiretapped individual' on planet Earth.

Ex-Maguindanao lawmaker charged for P3.8M PDAF scam

Dec 27, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The Ombudsman charges 2nd district Representative Simeon Datumanong of Maguindanao in relation to the misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund

Ombudsman probes Gringo, Jinggoy over DAR fund misuse

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Also under preliminary investigation are former DAR secretary Virgilio delos Reyes ex San Jose del Monte congressman Arturo Robes and 6 DBM and DAR officials

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

Ex-Comelec chair to represent Marcos in canvassing

May 13, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr however downplays claims of cheating based on the hash code issue raised by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

EX-POLL CHIEF. Former Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr is set to represent Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr during the canvassing of votes in Congress. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Marcos cried fraud even before May 9 polls

May 13, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Despite insinuations of fraud from Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr the Comelec says Marcos has not filed any formal complaint about alleged cheating

HINTING FRAUD. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr insinuated fraud even before the May 9 elections. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Which home provinces delivered for presidential, VP candidates?

May 10, 2016 - 10:16 AM

Most candidates for president and vice president are leading in the polls in cities and provinces where they trace their roots unofficial results show as of May 10

Duterte enjoys wide lead; Robredo edges ahead of Marcos

May 09, 2016 - 6:21 PM

67th UPDATE As of 3:58 pm Rodrigo Duterte tops the presidential race with nearly 15 9 million votes while the battle between Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo is too close to call

Marcos, Robredo tied for top spot in final The Standard VP poll

May 06, 2016 - 9:32 AM

Senator Chiz Escudero who was previously tied with Senator Bongbong Marcos is now ranked 3rd in the tight vice presidential race

STATISTICALLY TIED. Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo are statistically tied in the last The Standard poll

Marcos Jr still leads VP race – ABS-CBN poll

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:20 PM

The son of the late dictator leads overwhelmingly in the National Capital Region and Balance Luzon

Marcos keeps lead in VP race – ABS-CBN survey

Apr 19, 2016 - 11:54 AM

2ND UPDATE Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr is the top choice in Metro Manila the rest of Luzon and also among voters in class ABC and class D according to the ABS CBN commissioned poll conducted in early April

RIZAL CAMPAIGN. Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr woos voters in San Mateo, Rizal, on April 4, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: VP bets' candid moments at debate backstage

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:07 PM

What happened behind the scenes of the vice presidential debate at the University of Santo Tomas?

SUPPORT. Jillian embraces her mother as the debate is about to commence. Photo from Jillian Robredo's Twitter

Binay: Duterte is an executioner

Apr 11, 2016 - 10:21 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay hits Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on the same day that Duterte tops a survey

'Suntukan sa UST,' Chiz for Waze, and other funny VP debate posts

Apr 11, 2016 - 3:27 PM

Trust Filipinos to be able to mix humor into the slugfest that was the vice presidential debate

Candidates gang up on Bongbong Marcos in VP debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Political consultant Malou Tiquia lauds how Marcos handled it: The body language was in check For some it showed character; to others leadership under pressure

Marcos tops SWS survey; Escudero, Robredo tied for 2nd

Apr 11, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Marcos voter preference rating remains unchanged from the previous survey but he secures the lead as Escudero s rating drops

POLL FRONTRUNNER. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr overtakes Senator Francis 'Chiz' Escudero in the recent SWS survey. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Vice presidential bets square off in heated UST debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:30 AM

The 6 candidates engage in heated verbal tussles in the lone vice presidential leg of PiliPinas Debates 2016

Jabs and uppercuts: VP bets slug it out on social media

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:08 AM

Robredo and Cayetano seem to be the top vice presidential candidates battling it out online

VP debate better than presidential – viewers

Apr 11, 2016 - 12:27 AM

I m a little worried that our vice presidential candidates generally make more sense than our presidential candidates a viewer observes

Online polls: Cayetano sweeps rounds, but Robredo is overall winner

Apr 10, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Alan Peter Cayetano takes Rounds 1 to 7 but netizens pick Leni Robredo as overall winner and applaud her closing line on Rappler s online polls during the vice presidential debate

Voters looking for strongman leadership, empathy – analysts

Apr 10, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Analyst Clarissa David and sociologist Jayeel Cornelio say candidates who are running on anti crime platforms – but are also expressing empathy – will win voters allegiance

FACE OFF. Six candidates for the vice presidency face off on various issues in the debate at the University of Santo Tomas on Sunday, April 10.

Who was overall winner of VP debate? Netizens choose Robredo

Apr 10, 2016 - 9:28 PM

Administration candidate Leni Robredo edges Senator Alan Peter Cayetano with netizens choosing her the winner of the vice presidential debate

WINNER. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo is chosen by netizens as the winner of the vice presidential debate.

Internet users to VP bets: Break up telecom monopoly

Apr 10, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Filipinos deserve better Internet services Advocates say breaking up the monopoly of telecommunication companies is the way to do it

Rappler editors' pick: Cayetano wins VP debate

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:56 PM

UPDATED Rappler editors name Alan Peter Cayetano the winner in this intense debate and recap some of the key points raised in the event

VP bets' traffic fixes: Boost rural dev't, improve mass transit

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The vice presidential candidates say improving mass transit providing economic development in rural areas and firm leadership are key to easing traffic in NCR

TRAFFIC FIXES. The vice presidential candidates have similar proposals to fix the worsening traffic problem in Metro Manila.

For netizens, round 7 of VP debate goes to Cayetano

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:24 PM

The senator maintains his sweep of the Rappler online polls as netizens vote him the winner of the 7th round of the vice presidential debate

WINNER. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (left) is still the winner of the Rappler online polls.

6th round of VP debate: Cayetano still winner for netizens

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:21 PM

For netizens the 6th round of the vice presidential debate is dominated by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano

TOP PICK. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano remains the top pick of netizens on the Rappler polls. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'Love triangle' not over? Cayetano, Marcos fight over Duterte

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr recalls Rodrigo Duterte s promise to relinquish the presidency to him if he fails in his anti crime campaign vow triggering a heated exchange with Senator Alan Peter Cayetano

TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is also paired with Bongbong Marcos despite running together with Alan Peter Cayetano.

Chiz: Gov't should not negotiate with Abu Sayyaf, terrorists

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Vice presidential bets say what should be addressed are the root causes of the armed struggle in Mindanao: social injustice and poverty

Cayetano still netizens' top pick in Round 5 of VP debate

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Round 5 of the Pilipinas 2016 vice presidential debate goes to Senator Alan Peter Cayetano as chosen by netizens on the Rappler polls

WINNING STREAK. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano continues to win netizens' votes in the Rappler polls.

VP bets want to pass anti-dynasty law

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:23 PM

The anti dynasty bill has languished in Congress for nearly 3 decades

END OF ANTI-DYNASTY. All vice presidential candidates approve of passing an anti-dynasty bill.

Round 4 of VP debate: Cayetano maintains winning streak

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:20 PM

In round 4 of the vice presidential debate netizens vote Senator Alan Peter Cayetano as the winner

ROUND 4 WINNER. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano takes round 4 of the vice presidential debate according to voters on the Rappler poll.

Trillanes: ‘I have every right to say Binay is corrupt’

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:11 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay the only presidential candidate at the Pilipinas 2016 debate is seen booing Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

DEBATE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (right) hits Vice President Jejomar Binay, the presidential candidate of Senator Gringo Honasan (left) at the vice presidential debate on April 10, 2016.

For netizens, Cayetano wins round 3 of VP debate

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:53 PM

For the 3rd time Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is judged the winner of round 3 of the vice presidential debate by netizens

3RD ROUND WINNER. Netizens pick Senator Alan Peter Cayetano as the winner in the third round of the vice presidential debate.

Round 2 of VP debates: Cayetano is winner, says netizens

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Rappler s online poll shows the running mate of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is the winner for round 2 of the vice presidential debate

STILL WINNER. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is netizens' pick for the second round of the vice presidential debate.

Pilipinas 2016: What will define VP bets' governance?

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:42 PM

Vice presidential candidates give the public a glimpse of their leadership in their opening speeches at the Comelec organized debate

OPENING SPEECH. Vice presidential bets make their governance pitch during the debate on Sunday, April 10.

Cayetano gets netizens' vote in 1st round of VP debate

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano wins the first round of the vice presidential debate according to voters on the Rappler poll

FIRST ROUND WINNER. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is the first round winner of the vice presidential debate according to voters on the Rappler poll. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Presidential bets show support for VPs during debate

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Vice President Jojo Binay is at the debate hall while Mayor Rody Duterte and ex Secretary Mar Roxas tweet messages of support for their VP bets

PRESENT. Vice President Jejomar Binay attends the vice-presidential debate to show support for running mate Gringo Honasan. Photo by Mara Cepeda

Cayetano hits Marcos: Your family stole $10 billion

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:07 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano criticizes Senator Marcos for denying that his family stole billions during the dictatorship but the son of the late dictator says there is no basis to this claim

FIGHTING FORM. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano hits Senator Bongbong Marcos' claim that his family did not engage in corrupt activities. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler