2016 presidential elections - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2016 presidential elections


Trump breaks silence, claims no knowledge of porn star payment

Apr 06, 2018 - 9:23 AM

After weeks of dodging questions about the alleged tryst, US President Donald Trump offers a flat 'no' when asked if he knew about the payment made in the final weeks of the 2016 election

CONTROVERSIAL PAIR. This combination file pictures created on February 14, 2018 shows US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, and adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels on January 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandel Ngan and Ethan Miller/AFP

Trump congratulates Putin, summit on cards

Mar 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Although a spy attack has topped global headlines for weeks, it did not come up during the leaders' conversation, according to both the Kremlin and White House

REELECTION. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump (L) chats with Russia's President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. File photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Sotto’s 2016 poll fraud claim affects Duterte down to councilors – Robredo

Mar 09, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says questioning the integrity of the 2016 elections also means questioning the victory of all winning candidates

THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo visits San Felipe, Zambales on March 1, 2018. Photo by OVP

Malacañang defends Duterte tapping Facebook for 2016 polls

Dec 30, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says it would have been 'foolhardy' for any political candidate not to use the popular social networking site as a campaign tool

TOP CAMPAIGNER. President Rodrigo  Duterte delivers a speech at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on December 21, 2017. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

LISTEN: Duterte's 1st interview as apparent winner in 2016 polls

May 09, 2017 - 8:44 PM

A year ago on May 9 Rodrigo Duterte gave Rappler his first one on one interview after partial vote transmissions showed he was leading the presidential race

CALL FOR HEALING. In this photo, taken during a press conference right after he cast his vote on May 9, 2016, Duterte calls for reconciliation with his rivals. Photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

A year after defeat, Jejomar Binay back to what he loves most

May 09, 2017 - 10:09 AM

UPDATED Take a glimpse of the life of Jejomar Binay a year after he lost in the presidential race

WHERE IS BINAY NOW? Former vice president Jejomar Binay inside his home after casting his vote on May 9, 2016. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'I'm very afraid': Muslims in shock as Trump heads for victory

Nov 09, 2016 - 4:06 PM

I am very concerned that the relationship between the US and Muslim countries will become tense again

VICTORY. Republican President-elect Donald Trump during a rally in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA 28 December 2015. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

LIVE: Thanksgiving party for President-elect Rodrigo Duterte

Jun 04, 2016 - 12:48 PM

Watch the thanksgiving party for president elect Duterte live on Rappler

When Rody Duterte met INC's Eduardo Manalo

May 25, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Is time spent with a presidential candidate a measure of Iglesia preference?

Davao City Mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte meets Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo on April 22, 2016.

Jejomar Binay's impossible dream

May 22, 2016 - 9:30 AM

UPDATED Vice President Jejomar Binay s name vast political experience and formidable political machinery are not enough to make him the 16th president of the Philippines What went wrong?

THE CANDIDATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay promises a better life for Filipinos during his miting de avance on May 7.Photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

PNP chief: Bicol had 'most peaceful' 2016 elections

May 21, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Bicol had the most peaceful elections with a 9 5 grade in a scale of 10 says top cop Director General Ricardo Marquez

'PEACEFUL ELECTIONS'. PNP chief Ricardo Marquez talks with the members of the press after the post-election assessment on Thursday, May 19. With him is Bicol PNP regional director Chief Supt. Augusto Marquez. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Bongbong Marcos: 'I have won'

May 15, 2016 - 6:38 PM

Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr makes the claim in an interview with CNN Philippines after he attends mass at Baclaran church

MASS. Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr attends mass with his family at the Baclaran Church in Paranaque City on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gathering clouds?

May 14, 2016 - 2:44 PM

Rodrigo Duterte s close in circle is doing him most harm now and the faster he dismantles this caboodle and sends them to their kennels the more accessible he becomes once more to the people

PRESIDENT-ELECT. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte casts his vote. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

How to check if online election-related information is reliable

May 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Find out the purpose of the online article you are reading to determine motivation This can help you decide whether what the author is saying is fact opinion or plain propaganda

After defeat, ER Ejercito to push for recall election in Laguna

May 13, 2016 - 9:13 PM

ER Ejercito who has lost to Ramil Hernandez claims that there were anomalies in the 2016 Laguna gubernatorial election

LAGUNA ELECTIONS. Laguna provincial board of canvassers proclaim Ramil Hernandez as new Laguna governor.

PDiggy or PGong? Netizens suggest the #NextPresidentialNickname

May 13, 2016 - 7:14 PM

What would you like to call president elect Rodrigo Duterte?

Liberal Party bets dominate Cagayan de Oro polls

May 13, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Incumbent Cagayan de Oro mayor Oscar Moreno secures his seat with more than 97 000 votes

Reelected Cagayan De Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno (center) and new Vice Mayor Rainier Juaquin Uy, both of Liberal Party were proclaimed by the City Board of Canvassers dawn Thursday, after an almost 48-hours marathon canvassing. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Things to look forward to in a Duterte presidency

May 13, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Shakira Sison reflects on the possibilities and implications of the Duterte presidency

READY. Rodrigo Duterte prepares for the final leg of the Pilipinas Debates 2016  on April 24 at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City. Photo by Alberto Garcia/Manila Bulletin/Pool

Finally, Binay congratulates Duterte

May 12, 2016 - 11:02 PM

3rd UPDATE The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay says he wished presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte all the best

CONCEEDING? Vice President Jejomar Binay congratulates presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte on May 12. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Incumbent Antique governor defeated after 3 decades in power

May 12, 2016 - 9:34 PM

In a one on one race for the gubernatorial seat of Antique province incumbent Vice Governor Rhodora Dodod Cadiao defeats long time governor Exequiel Javier

Rappler file photo of Exequiel Javier (left) and new Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao (right)

Librarian to Marcos supporters: 'Read reliable sources' on martial law

May 12, 2016 - 8:33 PM

I was angry that they keep spreading all those stuff about Marcos without credible sources ” says Roscelle Cruz a librarian who has seen records from the martial law period

Transition team bares Duterte's 8-point economic agenda

May 12, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Sonny Dominguez who is part of the transition team says Duterte wants to accelerate infrastructure spending because this will lead to job generation and will be injecting economic activity in our country

DU30'S ECONOMIC PLANS. Former agriculture secretary Carlos "Sonny" Dominguez briefs the media on the economic agenda of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Bakeshop to give out P5M worth of free 'Duterte cakes'

May 12, 2016 - 9:08 AM

The gesture is its owner s way of staying true to its promise of giving out cakes if Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wins the elections

#PHVoteWatch: Hernandez keeps seat in Laguna

May 11, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Despite a delay in the transmission of votes supporters of Hernandez celebrate as the partial results shows a wide gap between Ramil Hernandez and his rivals

PPCRV volunteer ambushed in Pagadian City

May 11, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Elmida Adela a Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting PPCRV volunteer is attacked by still unidentified men on Tuesday morning May 10

Netizens question Noli de Castro for 'discriminatory' remark

May 11, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Veteran broadcaster Noli de Castro earns the ire of many netizens after supposedly making a discriminatory remark against Bataan 1st District Representative elect Geraldine Roman

Robredo vs Marcos: Who is the better fit for a Duterte presidency?

May 10, 2016 - 9:07 PM

Whoever wins the vice presidential race will have to work with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte the presumptive winner of the 2016 presidential elections

BETTER FIT. Which vice presidential candidate is a better fit for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the presidential front runner a day after elections?

Davaoeños to Duterte: You are our ‘pride and joy’

May 10, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Davao City residents are elated about the imminent victory of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte but it will be bittersweet for them too

DUTERTE SUPPORTER. Young Allech Maglasang demonstrates the signature campaign pose of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Rappler

Duterte sweeps Metro Manila

May 10, 2016 - 3:41 PM

Rodrigo Duterte leads in all areas in the National Capital Region – except in Makati City bailiwick of Vice President Jejomar Binay

LEAD. Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte dominates the tally of votes in almost all areas in the Nationa Capital Region. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#PHVoteWatch: Luck to decide new Bocaue mayor

May 10, 2016 - 12:12 PM

UPDATED Joni Villanueva wins the coin toss for the mayoral post in Bocaue Bulacan

Mayoral bets Joni Jjv Villanueva and Kuya Jim Valerio are both tied on top spot with 16,694 votes each. Photos from Villanueva's and Valerio's Facebook pages

Muntinlupa mayoral bet cries fraud, supporters stage protest

May 10, 2016 - 2:54 AM

Muntinlupa ex Mayor Aldrin San Pedro and his supporters stage a protest after 20 precincts registered zero votes for him

HOTLY CONTESTED. Muntinlupa Ex-mayor Aldrin San Pedro (L) and incumbent Mayor Jaime Fresnedi are in a hotly contested race to be the city's chief executive. Photos from San Pedro and Fresnedi's Facebook pages.

Laguna voters fail to cast their votes but admit negligence

May 10, 2016 - 1:33 AM

Voters in San Pablo City come to their polling precincts ahead of time to cast their votes only to be informed that they were not qualified voters

DISENFRANCHISED. Filomena Javier was denied her right to vote. Photo by Karla Sambajon/ Rappler

Binay not yet conceding, will wait for complete count

May 10, 2016 - 12:30 AM

I have repeatedly called for respecting institutions and the democratic process Once the process is completed we should always respect the outcome the Vice President says late Monday night

NOT A QUITTER. Vice President Jejomar Binay is pictured inside his home after he voted on May 9. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

VLOG: Signs of vote buying in Samar

May 09, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Derek Alviola reports on the vote buying cases in Samar a known election hotspot on election day

Image by Nico Villarete / Rappler

Voters want concern for poor, principles from candidates

May 09, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Moral integrity rounds up what voters are looking for in an ideal candidate

VLOG: Cebuano voter dies as she waits in line to vote

May 09, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Teresita Tagalog Tanieza a resident of Barangay Carreta was waiting for her turn to vote at Carreta Elementary School when she suddenly collapsed

Local police replace 400 BEIs in Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao

May 09, 2016 - 2:11 PM

According to the Department of Education another 200 police personnel are on standby to be deployed in other ARMM provinces

#PHVoteWatch: Vote machine glitches mar election day

May 09, 2016 - 8:35 AM

Early morning voters encounter problems with the vote counting machines and delays at the precincts

Last minute jitters among Laguna voters before polls

May 09, 2016 - 4:28 AM

Hours before the polls open Laguna voters express their excitement and fears for the elections

Image by Nico Villarete / Rappler. Photo of traffic by Romeo Gacad/AFP. Rappler file photo of Vote Counting Machines and ballots

PPCRV reminds voters: Shade left circle on the ballot

May 09, 2016 - 1:30 AM

Remember shade the circle TO THE LEFT of your choice Happy voting PPCRV the official citizen s arm of the Commission on Elections says

Why Grace Poe quickly rejected Roxas’ call for unity talk

May 08, 2016 - 11:55 PM

It was because Mar Roxas was saying one thing and Liberal Party spokesman Edgar Erice was saying another says Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian

POE SPOKESMAN. Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian makes a final pitch for presidential candidate Grace Poe. Rappler screengrab

538 Ilonggo inmates to cast votes in prison

May 08, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Some 459 male and 79 female inmates imprisoned in Iloilo City are allowed to vote for all national positions in the May 9 polls

Photo of inmate voting from Agence France-Presse

Davaoeños attempt Guinness world record in Duterte rally

May 08, 2016 - 9:22 PM

Supporters of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte try to break the Guinness World Record for the Simultaneous Singing of the National Anthem a record currently held by Bangladesh

Photo by Geriann Montinola

2 supporters of Iloilo town mayoral bet shot dead

May 08, 2016 - 8:37 PM

The victims Roberto Margarso 44 and Ronaldo Estandarte 56 die of multiple gunshot wounds after being pursued by armed men according to local police

ELECTION VIOLENCE. Supporters of a mayoral candidate in Estancia, Iloilo were killed a day before the May 9 elections. Contributed photo

Comic book 'heroes' during the 2016 #PHVote campaign

May 08, 2016 - 6:17 PM

For some comics may just be a medium for entertainment but for others it is a way to retell or distort a story

#PHVoteWatch: Violence, vote buying incidents on May 8

May 08, 2016 - 1:34 PM

UPDATED Here are some of the vote buying vote selling campaign offenses and other election related incidents reported through Rappler s PHVoteWatch Map on Sunday May 8

IN PHOTOS: Jejomar Binay's miting de avance

May 08, 2016 - 10:30 AM

During his miting de avance Vice President Jejomar Binay expresses confidence that he will be elected president

VICTORY POSE. Team Binay after their miting de avance in Makati on May 7. All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

#PHVoteWatch: Violence, vote-buying incidents on May 7

May 08, 2016 - 3:30 AM

Reports of vote buying and election related incidents are reported in Cavite Negros Oriental Cebu Misamis Oriental and Tawi Tawi

Angeles City local bets 'upstage' Duterte at last rally

May 08, 2016 - 3:11 AM

Some attendees expressed concerns that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte s name was used to get more people to attend ABE Kapampangan last campaign rally

Image courtesy Wenri De Guzman

Iloilo City ready for May 9 polls

May 08, 2016 - 2:33 AM

All systems go for Iloilo City as the local election officials finalize their preparations for the elections on Monday May 9