2016 politics - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2016 politics


LIVE: #USVote: US election 2016

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Live coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election November 8 2016

Trump within reach of shock White House win

Nov 09, 2016 - 9:42 AM

UPDATED As polls closed in all but the westernmost states and media called state races one by one pollsters are scrambling to update their forecasts and pointing to either a dead heat or an upset

Voters cast ballots at a polling station at the Big Bear Lake Methodist Church in Big Bear, California, November 8, 2016. Bill Wechter/AFP

Future at stake as Americans choose next president

Nov 08, 2016 - 6:35 PM

UPDATED As the world holds its collective breath Americans are called to make a historic choice between two radically different visions for the most powerful nation on Earth

WHO WILL IT BE? This combination of pictures created on November 07, 2016 shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Sioux City, Iowa on November 6, 2016 and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Detroit, Michigan on November 4, 2016. Mandel Ngan and Brendan Smialowski/AFP

#USVote 2016: America at the cusp of history

Nov 07, 2016 - 10:47 PM

Who will be the next President of the United States? After nearly 2 years of a brutal divisive campaign we ll soon know

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on November 03, 2016 shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Cleveland, Ohio on October 22, 2016 and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016.  Just five days before the bitter presidential campaign comes to a head a new poll on November 3, 2016 showed a tightening race, with Hillary Clinton's edge over Donald Trump shrinking and few voters saying they remain undecided. The New York Times/CBS News poll showed the Democratic White House hopeful with 45 percent to her Republican rival's 42, a three-point lead that had diminished from the more comfortable nine-point margin she had weeks earlier. / AFP PHOTO / Jay LaPrete AND SAUL LOEB

ASEAN Summit: Duterte chats with Chinese premier Li

Sep 08, 2016 - 2:18 PM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is the highest ranking Chinese leader whom Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has met

FIRST MEETING. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for the first time on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos. Photo courtesy of Jesus Dureza

Duterte opens up on presidency, SONA at media dinner

Jul 26, 2016 - 8:32 AM

President Duterte invites journalists who covered him during the campaign to a private dinner in Malacañang Park after his SONA

LONG DAY. President Duterte entertains some journalists in Bahay Pangarap after a long SONA day. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Death penalty, urban problems top House legislative agenda

Jul 25, 2016 - 3:54 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez once again calls on Congress to support President Rodrigo Duterte s priority measures which include federalism and the reimposition of the death penalty

NEW LEADER. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez addresses the session of the House of Representatives after being elected Speaker, July 25, 2016.

Joma Sison: Gina Lopez as DENR chief is acceptable

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:56 PM

The Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman describes Lopez as a dedicated activist against abusive mining

VLOG: Who will win in Catbalogan, Samar?

May 08, 2016 - 6:53 PM

This is the second time that the Liberal Party will attempt to unseat the Tans of Samar in favor of political newbies

Anti-Duterte ad by Trillanes riles up Duterte supporters

May 06, 2016 - 10:44 AM

The ad pushes Duterte supporters to go on attack mode both online and offline

Screenshot from Facebook

WATCH: #PHVoteBEI Webinar

May 03, 2016 - 2:31 PM

This is an important training for all members of the Board of Election Inspectors BEIs You too can learn and watch

North Korea in focus at nuclear summit

Mar 31, 2016 - 9:53 AM

The specter of the Islamic State ISIS group obtaining a dirty bomb will also loom over the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC

CALM. A view of the Washington Convention Center March 30, 2016 which will host the Nuclear Summit later this week in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Supreme Court justices raise doubts on Poe’s residency

Jan 20, 2016 - 8:56 AM

Defense of physical presence in the country appeared wobbly

IN COURT. (L-R) Susan Roces, presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe, and vice-presidential candidate Sen. Francis Escudero at the Supreme Court, January 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

Candidates flock to Tondo fire victims to give aid

Jan 17, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Unlike other communities hit by disasters those whose houses burned down on New Year s Day get overflowing help – they know candidates want their votes

A campaign poster was hung beside religious images which survived the fire that razed over 1,000 houses in Dagupan Extension, Tondo, Manila. According to the residents, various politicans have come to their aid.

They must think we're stupid

Oct 22, 2015 - 9:05 AM

Our professional politicians think we don t keep track of their mistakes Or even if we do it s not our opinions that matter

Comelec sets scrutiny of voting machines 3 months before polls

Aug 20, 2015 - 8:35 PM

For 2016 the review of the source code of voting machines is scheduled around 3 months before the elections – a process done only 4 days before polls in 2013

'MASTER BLUEPRINT.' This CD contains the source code, or 'master blueprint,' or voting machines for the 2013 elections. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Marcos on 2016: Never say never

Nov 25, 2012 - 3:08 PM

Sen Bongbong Marcos says he is not saying no to a possible presidential bid in 2016