Philippine presidential elections 2016 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine presidential elections 2016


#OFWVote challenge: Go out and vote

Apr 09, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Here’s a challenge to overseas absentee voters: participate in the 2016 polls and challenge the rest of the OAV community to take the OFWVote challenge

Roxas woos businessmen: 'Best is yet to come' for PH

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:05 PM

Administration candidate Mar Roxas an investment banker before entering politics outlines his economic plans to sustain the Philippines economic growth before the country s top business leaders and executives

TALKING BUSINESS. Liberal Party bet Mar Roxas outlines his economic plans to businessmen on March 30, 2016. Photo from Mar Roxas’ Twitter account

Grace Poe: I'll let courts, doctors decide on Gloria Arroyo

Jan 28, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Kahit na sino pa nasa kulungan na may tunay na kahinaan o sakit kailangan bigyan ng konsiderasyon says the senator

Duterte eyed as NPC presidential bet

Jan 19, 2016 - 9:38 AM

Nationalist People s Coalition the second largest political party meets with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as it prepares to announce its favored presidential candidate

HEARING HIM OUT. Rodrigo Duterte speaks to media after meeting with members of the Nationalist People's Coalition. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte, Cayetano platform focuses on crime, economy

Jan 12, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Exempting the poorest from tax creating a Mindanao railway system and doubling the salaries of teachers are part of the tandem s platform

2016 TANDEM. Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Peter Cayetano answer questions from Cebu media on January 7, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Miriam Santiago's to-fix list for 2016

Oct 16, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Miriam Santiago s stand on key issues that the next president will have to address

Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LP officials pressured to cancel Poe-Escudero event in Tawi-Tawi?

Sep 24, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Governor Nurbert Sahali and Representative Ruby Sahali both members of the Liberal Party invite Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero to their fiesta then withdraw the invitation

BULLYING? Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero say there Tawi-Tawi event was cancelled for 'political reason.' Photo by Jazmin Dulay/Rappler

NUP to meet with Grace Poe, Mar Roxas, VP Binay on Sept 28

Sep 22, 2015 - 1:34 PM

NUP a member of the administration coalition is still unsure in supporting Mar Roxas as it invited all three presidential candidates to its party convention on Monday September 28

NUP Convention. Admin bet Mar Roxas after a meeting with members of the NUP in August. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Grace Poe all set to declare 2016 bid

Sep 16, 2015 - 3:57 PM

UPDATED Presidential polls front runner Senator Grace Poe launches her bid for higher office at the UP Bahay ng Alumni where her father also declared his political plans in 2003

SENTIMENTAL VENUE. Posters of Grace Poe are displayed at the VIP entrance of the Bahay ng Alumni, where she is set to declare her plans for 2016. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Aquino 'not worried' by Grace Poe declaration

Sep 14, 2015 - 2:58 PM

The President has said he is not giving up on Poe to join the Liberal Party even as he and the LP criticize the senator for her inexperience in government service

President Benigno S. Aquino III graces the 29th Founding Anniversary of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) at the PSG Grandstand, Malacañang Park in Manila City on Tuesday (March 10, 2015). With theme: “Kalasag ng Pangulo: Kaagapay Tungo sa Pag-Unlad at Malawakang Pagbabago.” PSG is the lead agency tasked in providing security to the President of the Philippines and the First Family. They also provide protective security to visiting Heads of States and diplomats. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Grace Poe to declare candidacy on September 16?

Sep 12, 2015 - 4:45 PM

UPDATED Poe is reportedly planning a declaration without her friend and ally Senator Francis Escudero Will developments at the Senate Electoral Tribunal change anything?

Sen. Grace Poe is set to declare her presidential bid on Wednesday, September 16, without her ally Sen. Francis Escudero. File photo by Rappler

After Poe and Roxas, NPC to meet with VP Binay

Sep 06, 2015 - 2:37 PM

The Nationalist People s Coalition will meet Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday September 7 even as party officials earlier said there is no need for that as they already know Binay

MEETING. The Nationalist People's Coalition, the 2nd biggest political party in the Philippines, is set to meet Vice President Jejomar Binay, even as party executives earlier said they would support the candidacy of Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero.

TIMELINE: Grace Poe's citizenship, residency

Sep 04, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Rappler traces the citizenship and residency of Senator Grace Poe as shown in her verified answer submitted to the Senate Electoral Tribunal

Grace Poe turns 47, wishes for strength, wisdom

Sep 03, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Asked if making a final decision on the 2016 presidential elections is included in her birthday wishes Poe says Of course I always pray for it

BIRTHDAY. Senator Grace Poe wishes for 'strength' and 'wisdom' as she embarks on a new year. (Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler)

Despite earlier claims, NPC still open to other presidential bets

Aug 30, 2015 - 7:34 PM

NPC spokesman and Quezon Rep Mark Enverga says past meetings with Poe and Escudero are part of due diligence to ensure NPC will endorse the best candidate

Aquino tells El Shaddai: Let us be 'guides' in 2016

Aug 23, 2015 - 3:40 PM

The El Shaddai a religious group with 8 million followers worldwide is being pursued by politicians during elections season as they are believed to deliver votes for favored candidates

President Benigno S. Aquino III is the guest of honor at the 76th birthday of El Shaddai leader Brother Mike Velarde. Accompanying the President are DILG secretary Mar Roxas and DND Secretary Voltaire Gazmin.  (Photo by Joseph Vidal/Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Trillanes: Magdalo wants Grace Poe for president

Aug 19, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Trillanes says the group has 500 000 official members nationwide who would actively campaign for Poe at the grassroots level

FANNING THE FLAME. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV warns against politicians and communist groups supposedly fanning anti-Aquino sentiment after Mamasapano. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

NPC not keen on meeting candidates other than Grace Poe

Aug 19, 2015 - 1:53 AM

UPDATED A party official said Senator Grace Poe has left a good impression on them and has set a third meeting with Senators Poe and Escudero next week

(Photo by Office of Senator Francis Escudero)

Poe to Roxas: Your people stab me in the back

Aug 17, 2015 - 6:16 PM

The senator who leads presidential preference surveys tells the administration candidate he should not wait for her before picking his running mate

Grace Poe now working on 2016 platform

Aug 05, 2015 - 10:00 PM

My mother told me whatever preparation I do would not be put to waste because I still have years in the Senate That s still service

ALL SET FOR 2016? Senator Grace Poe admits she is already working on her 2016 campaign platform even as she said she remains undecided to date. (Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler)

The crowd that turned up for Binay

Jul 02, 2015 - 10:46 PM

In the end these people are all hoping for progress Umaasa po kami na sa kanya magmumula ang pagbabago

Members of Kaibigan ni Jojo C. Binay wait in line outside the Makati Coliseum where the UNA was launched on July 1, 2015. More than 40 of them came from Laguna, while close to 3,000 supporters came from all over the country. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Binay: I will continue anti-corruption campaign

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says in a media forum that he is not corrupt but simply innovative

VP Jejomar Binay Media Forum at the Luneta Hotel on June 10, 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Poe asked Aquino: Will you support me?

May 11, 2015 - 5:43 PM

Will the President s party mates approve of Senator Grace Poe who fares in surveys better than the Liberal Party s presumptive standard bearer?

TALKS WITH AQUINO. Senator Grace Poe reveals: yes, the President is thinking of 2016 and is looking for an 'alternative' candidate.

Lacson eyes presidency in 2016

Apr 24, 2015 - 3:21 PM

He is doing the rounds to get the pulse of the masses and will campaign on an anti corruption and anti crime platform

ANTI-CORRUPTION. Former Senator Panfilo Lacson is getting the public pulse before finalizing his bid for the presidency. File photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

'Evolutionary' measures needed to address PH power situation

Feb 06, 2015 - 4:48 PM

An energy specialist at the World Bank group says the Aquino administration can tap electric cooperatives to help address the country s power supply problems