2016 campaign - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2016 campaign


NSA deputy calls Trump's wiretapping allegations 'crazy'

Mar 19, 2017 - 12:36 AM

The accusations infuriated British officials prompting an uncommonly vehement denial from Britain s GCHQ intelligence agency

US PRESIDENT. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriff's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2017. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Duterte: San Miguel's Ramon Ang was campaign donor

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:27 PM

The big businessman – whom Duterte praises for his disarming attitude of humility – is not on the list of contributors the President submitted to the Comelec

CHRISTMAS WITH THE PRESIDENT. President Duterte walks with Presidential Assistant Bong Go and SMC boss Ramon Ang (left) during a Christmas party in Malacañang on December 20. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

IN PHOTOS: Campaign materials hang from trees, electric wires in Pangasinan

Apr 14, 2016 - 7:24 PM

Campaign materials in Pangasinan are spotted on trees schools and electrical wires – areas prohibited by the Commission of Elections

SCHOOLS AND ELECTIONS. In Pangasinan, campaign materials are spotted at a gate of a public elementary school. Photo by Vivienne Valencia/Rappler

Show off your vote with the 7-Election presidential cups

Apr 06, 2016 - 5:20 PM

7 Eleven’s customers can ‘vote’ for their chosen president through specially designed GULP cups

MAKE YOUR CHOICE. The Presidential GULP Cups are now available in all 7-Eleven stores nationwide. All photos by Alecs Ongal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Grace Poe's celebrity friends show support in Cebu

Apr 06, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Showbiz personalities from Cebu and Manila entertain the crowd while waiting for the dramatic arrival of the presidential candidate

SURPRISE. Senator Tito Sotto's brother Vic and wife Pauleen Luna make a surprise appearance at the rally.

Caught campaigning? Jail awaits gov’t employees

Mar 31, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Possible penalties include dismissal from public service if a government employee is caught campaigning even on Facebook

JOINING FORCES. Civil Service Commission Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa Bala (left) and Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista (right) sign a joint circular on 'political neutrality' during the election season. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Gov't employees barred from campaigning on Facebook

Mar 29, 2016 - 6:55 PM

The government allows its employees however to like share and repost entries from a candidate s social media account

'POLITICAL NEUTRALITY.' CSC Chair Alicia Bala and Comelec Chair Andres Bautista on March 29, 2016, sign a joint circular on 'political neutrality' in the 2016 elections. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Binay cancels Ilocos Norte sorties for debate preps

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Camarines Sur Representative Wimpy Fuentebella says the UNA standard bearer will be briefed by his technical team in preparation for the March 20 presidential debate in Cebu City

ILOCOS VOTE. UNA standard-bearer Jejomar Binay courts voters in Ilocos Sur. Photos from the United Nationalist Alliance.

Aquino campaigns hard, hands out Roxas-Robredo ballers in Cavite

Mar 11, 2016 - 2:05 PM

President Benigno Aquino III makes a pitch for the administration tandem in vote rich Cavite an opposition bailiwick

MAIN ENDORSER. Liberal Party (LP) chairman President Benigno S. Aquino III campaigns for anointed tandem Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo in Dasmariñas City, Cavite on March 10, 2016. Photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino stars in new Roxas-Robredo ad

Mar 01, 2016 - 9:17 PM

Meron po diyan tiyak sarili lang ang kayang mahalin at meron rin namang tunay kayong mamahalin the President says in a new ad for his anointed bets

Roxas, Robredo in Las Piñas: Help us boost our numbers

Mar 01, 2016 - 1:02 PM

Administration standard bearer Mar Roxas and running mate Leni Robredo make the plea 9 weeks before the elections as they continue to trail their rivals in polls

DAANG MATUWID CAMPAIGN. Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas arrives at a sortie in Parañaque city on March 1, 2016. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Will Binay win again in vote-rich Cavite?

Feb 11, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Binay s supporters in Cavite remain unfazed by the corruption allegations against him

Binay, Honasan build on 'core votes' in Laguna

Feb 10, 2016 - 5:04 PM

The Binay camp expects dismissed Laguna governor ER Ejercito to deliver votes for the United Nationalist Alliance candidates

UNA SA LAGUNA. Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Gringo Honasan with UNA's candidates for Laguna governor, ER Ejercito, and vice governor, Niño Lajara. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte promises radical change in campaign kick-off in Tondo

Feb 10, 2016 - 2:15 AM

The latest Laylo survey places Duterte at 3rd place

VLOG: Miriam Santiago woos Ilocano vote to launch campaign

Feb 09, 2016 - 5:41 PM

But she flies back to Manila right after

Comelec warns bets: Spending meter starts running

Feb 09, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The Comelec starts monitoring candidates expenses as the campaign season officially begins on February 9

'Boring' Roxas asks: Will you choose a foreigner or bully over me?

Feb 02, 2016 - 10:17 PM

Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel Roxas II sticks to his latest message in the 2016 campaign: he’s no drama but reliable

Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

On same-sex unions, LP bets Roxas, Robredo differ

Feb 01, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Should government adopt same sex unions as a policy?

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, DIVORCE. The LP's presidential and vice presidential bets weigh in on the controversial issues of same-sex unions and divorce in the Philippines. File photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Poe's youth army: When politics gets in the way of friendship

Dec 08, 2015 - 6:00 PM

What if Senator Grace Poe is eventually disqualified from the race? The millennials in Poe s campaign sit in silence It s Poe or nothing they say

YOUTH CAMPAIGNERS. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Donald Trump: Do they like me in Indonesia?

Sep 04, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump also praises House Speaker Satye Novanto – who faces various graft allegations in Indonesia – as a great man

'GREAT MAN.' Donald Trump praises House Speaker Satye Novanto, who faces graft allegations in Indonesia.

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Aug 06, 2015 - 12:17 PM

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