2016 presidential candidates - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2016 presidential candidates


Duterte’s wife: Search is on for a special barong

May 10, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Daily trips to Davao during a transitional period ? Here are other things to expect from a Duterte presidency according to his wife Honeylet Avanceña

DUTERTE'S DAUGHTER, WIFE. Honeylet Avanceña (right) and Kitty Duterte are tired but happy at the end of Election Day in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte to fellow presidential bets: Let's begin the healing now

May 09, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Duterte s election day message: Let’s begin to forget and start healing I would like to reach the hands of my opponents Let us be friends

CALL FOR HEALING. Duterte holds a presscon at Royal Mandaya Hotel after casting his vote. Photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

Beware the hypocrites in us

May 07, 2016 - 8:52 PM

Digong is alas us; and we are – well most of us – are Digong

Duterte 'lacked substance' in Makati business forum

Apr 27, 2016 - 10:47 PM

The presidential bet explains his platform on crime education and health but leaves top businessmen with questions about his economic policies

BUSINESS MATTERS. Duterte gives a speech in front of businessmen in Makati on April 27, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte hiding P211M from SALN? 'That's garbage'

Apr 27, 2016 - 5:53 PM

He is a liar He fabricated it says Duterte of vice presidential candidate Antonio Trillanes IV

Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a business forum in Makati City on April 27.

All 5 presidential bets face off in Pangasinan debate

Apr 23, 2016 - 8:03 PM

The debate on Sunday April 24 follows a town hall format – questions are sourced from sectoral representatives across the country Candidates also challenge each other in a face off segment

One Cebu, Duterte's PDP-Laban formalize alliance

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:22 PM

The 2 parties say they share many things in common including a stand against crime corruption and poverty

Photo by Jensen Floren/Rappler

The story behind Rodrigo Duterte's 'apology'

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:40 PM

I might have really okayed it but to say I really read it carefully no it just passed through my hands says Duterte about his apology for his rape remarks

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Duterte speaks at a public rally in Iloilo City on April 19, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte in 1989: 'Shoot-to-kill can never be shoot-to-live'

Apr 20, 2016 - 11:30 AM

In 1989 when the final assault was made at 3 pm the Australian was dead but 5 Filipina hostages were still inside a cell along with the hostage takers

Presidential election survey front-runner Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City on April 12, 2016.

Pro- or anti-environment: What can we expect from presidential bets

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The environmental network Green Vote 2016 tries to grade the candidates Rappler does its own research to give a full picture of their stand on 6 environmental issues

PASSED OR FAILED? Environmental groups show the report card of each presidential candidate based on their assessment of their stands on various environmental issues. Photo by Carlo Manalansan/Kalikasan PNE

Wa na ta sa tubaan, Mayor!

Apr 19, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Husto na ning kabuang Mayor Dili angay sa imoha

Poe to push for law despite help from 'dynasties'

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Kahit naman sa Kongreso o sa Senado katrabaho natin sila Di naman nangangahulugan na pagdating sa punto na gagawin ang batas ay di na patas

Presidential candidate Sen Grace Poe poses for a picture with Camsur Gov. Migz Villafuerte, Rep LRay Villafuerte and senatoriables Isko Moreno and Lorna Kapunan before a crowd of supporters in the University of Saint Anthony, Iriga City, Camsur. Photo by Bobby Toriano (Poe-Escudero Media Bureau)

Duterte: Second chances with ex-wife? 'Already happening'

Apr 14, 2016 - 6:49 PM

Duterte s ex wife Elizabeth responds We ve always been friends ever since We are also married in the church So in my situation I m still married

KISS. Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte kisses his first wife during her birthday celebration at Rico's Lechon in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Photo by Paolo Andrada/Rappler

On campaign trail, Jejomar Binay shows off tan line

Apr 13, 2016 - 2:49 PM

For Vice President Jejomar Binay a tan line on his wrist proves persistence in his campaign

TAN LINE. Vice President Jejomar Binay shows off to reporters the result of his ground campaigning. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Grace Poe: Nothing can stop me now

Apr 09, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Reacting to the Supreme Court minute resolution affirming its previous decision Poe says in Filipino It feels like my campaign has been unchained and it will go full speed

FULL SPEED AHEAD. Senator Grace Poe visits Batangas State University in Malvar, Batangas on April 8, 2016. File photo by Arnold Almacen/Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

KathNiel, Twitter bots, polls: Quality, not just buzz

Apr 01, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Yes there are bots tweeting about the presidential candidates But not always for the reasons you might assume

Who won the Cebu presidential debate?

Mar 23, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The point of a debate is to help voters make informed decisions get them involved in the political process and increase their engagement and interest in elections

Duterte ties Poe in latest Pulse Asia poll

Mar 22, 2016 - 11:01 AM

4th UPDATE Poe loses 2 percentage points from the previous March 1 6 survey while Duterte gains 1 percentage point The poll is taken after the SC ruling that overturns the Comelec which disqualified her as a presidential candidate

First things first: Where should the next President start?

Mar 20, 2016 - 3:56 PM

Experts give their views on what the Philippines next leader should address in terms of disaster preparedness health corruption and education

Watch, comment, vote, share: Weigh in on the Cebu debate

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:59 PM

Here s how you can join the online conversation and make your voice heard during the second presidential debate in Cebu on Sunday March 20

WEIGHING IN. Participate in Rappler's comprehensive coverage of the second presidential debate on March 20, 2016 by joining our online poll and sharing your thoughts on social media. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Cagayan de Oro presidential debate

Mar 17, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Five presidential candidates face off in the first debate in Cagayan de Oro City Here s the transcript of that event

FIRST DEBATE. Five presidential candidates hold hands at the end of the first presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro. Screengrab from GMA-7

1st presidential debate kicks off in Cagayan de Oro

Feb 21, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Rappler is your invaluable companion in making better sense of the first presidential debate helping you choose the leader you want

Roxas: Am I Duterte's platform?

Feb 02, 2016 - 4:18 PM

On the campaign trail Mar Roxas responds to the latest statements of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Grace Poe: I have always been truthful

Jan 30, 2016 - 8:33 PM

In Cagayan de Oro Poe also says she will raise the budget allocation for Mindanao to at least 30 because 20 of the country s population live there

POE IN CDO. Senator Grace Poe leads her team in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, January 30, to attend the national convention of Kabayan Riders Association for New Cultural Harmony and Order Inc. (Karancho) at the Nazareth Gymnasium. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Making sense of Digong Duterte

Jan 30, 2016 - 10:30 AM

If we are to elect Duterte to the presidency we must first ask ourselves: how different is present day Philippines from Davao City of the 1980s?

Roxas on MRT3, PH economy, Turkey-Russia relations | 6PM wRap

Nov 26, 2015 - 7:00 PM

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Mar Roxas: His own enemy

Nov 11, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Defending detailing and deflecting won’t get Mar Roxas to Malacañang

Day 2: 15 more presidential wannabes file COCs

Oct 13, 2015 - 9:55 PM

So far a total of 37 candidates have filed certificates of candidacies for president

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. Romeo John Ygonia files his COC at the COMELEC office in Manila on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

VLOG: Santiago declares she's running for president

Oct 13, 2015 - 5:59 PM

Santiago says she s over her cancer and has nothing else to do

Presidential aspirants: 22 and counting

Oct 12, 2015 - 4:12 PM

2nd UPDATE If Filipinos would have to pick a president based on today s list the choices include a vice president a former Tesda director general a twice disqualified presidential candidate a tricycle driver and a pastor

16 CHOICES SO FAR. Vice President Jejomar Binay, lawyer Ely Pamatong, and former Tesda director general Augusto Syjuco Jr are among the 16 presidential hopefuls who filed their certificates of candidacy on October 12. Photos from Rappler

Binay-Honasan 2016, LP Senate slate, Obama on Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 12, 2015 - 12:14 PM

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Binay runaway winner in presidential poll

Apr 29, 2014 - 8:47 PM

Pulse Asia s Ulat ng Bayan Survey for March 19 26 2014 shows 40 will choose Binay as their first choice for president in 2016