2016 Philippine politics - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2016 Philippine politics


Duterte Fil-Am supporters see change for better

Jul 25, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Duterte will guide the Philippines to a new era say his supporters in the United States

President Rodrigo Duterte has won the support of Fil-Am groups. File photo by Jay Rommel Labra/EPA

The promise of busting crime, and why it’s old news

Apr 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Can this all end in 6 months courtesy of yet another ranger trained special unit or yet another bemedaled officer?

Poe seeks Osmeña's help, Grace-Chiz deny rift

Apr 22, 2016 - 1:21 PM

When a friend asks for some tips I tend to help says Senator Serge Osmeña when asked why he decided to help Grace Poe again

HOMESTRETCH. Presidential bet Grace Poe seeks the help of her mentor, Senator Sergio Osmeña III, to help her in the homestretch of her campaign.

Honasan: Fight crime but protect rights

Dec 15, 2015 - 5:14 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay s running mate says: It is okay to be determined to fight criminality without forgetting to respect human rights and human life

NATIONAL SECURITY. Senator Gregorio Honasan II, the opposition vice presidential bet, talks about his platform on national security.

LP black propaganda? Roxas says they ‘stick to facts’

Oct 19, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The Liberal Party standard bearer says his camp doesn’t have ‘any kind of coordination conversation or any kind of relation with’ journalist Philip Lustre whom he only knows ‘as a journalist’

MEETING OF FRIENDS. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (L) meets Mar Roxas (center) over dinner in Davao city on May 22. Photo sourced by Rappler

Binay-Honasan? Gringo says it's a 'painful joke'

Sep 22, 2015 - 2:51 PM

Senator Honasan says he has no interest in higher office and will just help in Binay s campaign as vice president of the opposition party

NOT INTERESTED. Senator Gregorio Honasan II says he would rather remain as senator instead of running as Binay's vice presidential bet. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Binay: Poe, Roxas can't campaign like I do

Sep 21, 2015 - 10:56 PM

They cannot do in 8 months what I have already done I have traveled to three fourths of the Philippines the Vice President tells Reuters

FAVORITE ACTIVITY. Vice President Jejomar Binay is fond of doing boodle fights as part of his personalistic campaign approach. File OVP photo

#PugadBaboy: Movie Picks for 2016

Jul 22, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Binay: I'll bring 'competence' to Malacañang

May 17, 2015 - 8:09 PM

I sincerely believe that the issue in this coming election – for the presidency particularly – is experience and competence

President Benigno S. Aquino III greets Vice President Jejomar Binay during the reception line for the New Year’s Vin d’ Honneur at the Reception Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Monday (January 12, 2015). The annual reception which marks the 28th Vin d’ Honneur since the 1986 EDSA Revolution was attended by government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps, officials of international organizations and businessmen. (Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Will Duterte run for president?

Feb 14, 2015 - 2:08 PM

During a Dipolog stop of his listening tour the mayor of Davao revealed what he would do if becomes president and reforms are not achieved in 6 months

LISTENING TOUR. Duterte visited Dapitan City and Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte, and Dumaguete City in Negros Occidental for consultations on changing the government system to federalism. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Jinggoy on VP bid: It's up to you

Nov 30, 2012 - 7:04 PM

Will Sen Jinggoy Estrada become Vice President Binay s running mate in 2016?