May 2016 election - updates

Rappler's latest stories on May 2016 election


PH gov't records P6B surplus in November

Jan 07, 2016 - 5:54 PM

This is the fourth time in 2015 that the government achieves a budget surplus

TRIM. The fiscal performance in November trimmed the year-to-date deficit to P46.5 billion ($987.95 million). File image

World Bank maintains PH 2016 growth forecast at 6.4%

Jan 07, 2016 - 4:13 PM

While unchanged the World Bank s forecast for the Philippines this year is below the government s growth target of 7 8

LOWER FORECAST. For 2015, the World Bank projects that the country grew by 5.8%, which is below the National Economic and Development Authority's full-year goal of 6%. File image from the World Bank website

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are campaign expenses taxed?

Jan 06, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Are politicians exempt from paying income tax? Are big campaign donors also big taxpayers?

Meralco sees tight power supply in 2016

Dec 24, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Meralco is tapping an additional interim supply of around 240MW to avert a possible power supply problem especially during elections

POWER SUPPLY. 'Everybody is trying to avoid a scheduled shutdown during election. This may put some tightness in supply based on their maintenance schedule,' Meralco President Oscar Reyes says. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Telstra-San Miguel venture a bumpy, costly ride – think tank

Dec 15, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Australian telecommunications think tank Creator Tech Pty Ltd says Telstra’s possible joint venture with San Miguel could result in a high priced failure

LONG, BUMPY RIDE. An Australian telecommunications think tank says without the 700 MHz spectrum, there is no mobile business possible. In the photo are Telstra's Andrew Penn (left) and San Miguel's Ramon Ang (right)

Isko Moreno is Marcos' 'adopted' senatorial bet

Oct 22, 2015 - 3:32 PM

The Manila vice mayor is part of the senatorial slate of presidential front runner Grace Poe and her running mate Chiz Escudero

ADOPTED CANDIDATE. Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno has been announced as the 'adopted' senatorial bet of vice presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Metro Pacific mulls IPO for hospital business

Oct 03, 2015 - 8:45 AM

The conglomerate has received offers from local and foreign banks to underwrite the maiden offering but it may consider to do so after the 2016 elections

HOSPITAL GROUP. Metro Pacific Investment Corporation's hospital units include the Makati Medical Center and its College of Nursing. Screen grab from Makati Medical Center's online virtual tour

2016 election spending seen to boost PH GDP – Standard Chartered

Sep 29, 2015 - 8:48 PM

Presidential and vice presidential candidates are expected to spend up to P10 billion or 0 08 of nominal gross domestic products on their campaigns

INCREASE. Standard Chartered sees an increase in the number of registered voters that stood at 52 million in 2013. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Petilla clarifies resignation, recommends Usec as OIC

Apr 29, 2015 - 6:14 PM

The energy chief who says he has received no instructions from the President yet recommends Undersecretary Zenaida Monsada as DOE OIC for continuity

March 2015 voters' registration: Satellite venues in NCR

Feb 28, 2015 - 1:45 PM

For the 2016 elections the Comelec is expecting 3 million new voters on top of the 54 million voters already registered

2016 VOTE. In this file photo, a Filipino fills out a voter registration form at a registration center in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines. File photo by Rolex Dela Peña/EPA