PiliPinas Debate 2016 - updates

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Marcos, Escudero, Honasan, 2 Senate bets 'anti-health'

May 05, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Health advocacy groups that lobbied for the passage of the sin tax law warn against top leaders who chose to favor the vested interests of a few over protecting public interest

AFTER SIN TAX LAW. Health advocacy groups call Bongbong Marcos, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Ralph Recto, and Tito Sotto as 'anti-health' candidates

In 3rd debate, Binay wooed core voters, not the undecided – analysts

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay seems more comfortable in the debate in Pangasinan but is this enough to sway undecided voters?

UNA STANDARD-BEARER. How did Vice President Jejomar Binay fare during the 3rd presidential debate on April 24. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Pangasinan presidential debate: The Rappler coverage

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:28 AM

Rappler live streams on Sunday April 24 the last of the Comelec organized series of presidential debates from the Phinma University of Pangasinan We give you breaking news quick fact checks expert commentaries polls and instant videos

Pangasinense youth leader to presidential bets: Prioritize education

Apr 24, 2016 - 7:24 AM

Frankie Cortez is one of the few youth representatives in Pangasinan who will be watching the last presidential debate live Will his plea be heard?

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

Rappler editors' pick: Cayetano wins VP debate

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:56 PM

UPDATED Rappler editors name Alan Peter Cayetano the winner in this intense debate and recap some of the key points raised in the event

UST vice presidential debate: The Rappler coverage

Apr 09, 2016 - 10:24 PM

On April 10 Rappler live streams the only Comelec organized vice presidential debate held at the University of Santo Tomas Tune in for breaking news quick fact checks expert commentaries polls and instant videos

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

The Scrum: Visayas voters keeping Roxas’ campaign afloat

Mar 18, 2016 - 11:04 PM

Poll numbers show how much the Visayan voters want Mar Roxas to succeed President Aquino But alas for him the smallest of the country s 3 subdivisions doesn t always get its way

Fast Facts: What you ought to know about Cebu and elections

Mar 18, 2016 - 9:18 PM

Know the electoral profile of the province with the biggest voters population the venue of the 2nd presidential debate on March 20

Early bird Binay courts Cebu ahead of presidential debate

Mar 18, 2016 - 6:37 PM

UPDATED Vice President Jejomar Binay is the first presidential candidate to arrive in vote rich Cebu for the Sunday event campaigning outside of the provincial center

BOODLE FIGHT. Vice President Jejomar Binay eats at Carcar City Public Market during his visit on Friday, March 18. Photo from UNA Media Team

#PHvote: Cebu poverty through the eyes of the kid in viral photo

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:49 PM

As presidential candidates head to Cebu City for the debate a non governmental group asks: What are your concrete plans to alleviate families like that of Daniel Cabrera’s from poverty?

INSPIRATION. Daniel Cabrera pose in front of his medals and certificates in their home in Mandaue City, Cebu. A social media post changed his life in June 2015.

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

The first presidential debate viewed from the paddy

Feb 28, 2016 - 11:49 PM

The rural poor saw the debate very differently from how the urban middle classes viewed it — evidence of a deep cultural and economic divide in our society

VP bets: How to improve the election debates

Feb 23, 2016 - 6:32 PM

Most of the vice presidential candidates find the time allowance very limiting for their election partners to expound on their thoughts

GAMES BEGIN. The Philippines five main presidential candidates faced off for the first time Sunday, vowing to fight poverty and crime if they are selected to succeed President Benigno Aquino. / AFP / pool / Lyn Rillon

5 things to do if the Comelec wants a real debate

Feb 22, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Lawyer Ted Te provides tips on how not to dumb down the series of PiliPinas 2016 presidential debates

PRESIDENTIAL BETS. The 5 presidential bets take the opportunity to seek voters' support on national television. Photo by AFP

Cagayan de Oro debate crowd: Where are our issues?

Feb 22, 2016 - 4:43 PM

The first presidential debate fails to take up candidates plans for the indigenous peoples of Mindanao agriculture and persons with disabilities

The crowd watching the PiliPinas Debates 2016 at the Capitol University gym in Cagayan de Oro Ciity, Philippines, February 21, 2016. photo by Bobby Lagsa / Rappler

Debate time limits not enough to explain platform, says Duterte

Feb 22, 2016 - 9:16 AM

Duterte suggests a reconfiguration of the format of the succeeding debates

Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks to reporters at the sidelines of the PiliPinas Debate 2016 at Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, February 21, 2016. Bobby Lagsa / Rappler

#PHVote: Which issues weren't tackled in the first debate?

Feb 22, 2016 - 12:27 AM

LGBT rights urban development and climate change are some of the issues that observers want addressed

SILENCE. Although they covered a variety of issues, some say there were issues the candidates missed. Photo courtesy of COMELEC EID

In Manila, Roxas supporters also cheer on Santiago during debate

Feb 21, 2016 - 10:32 PM

I think people will also find it funny because Miriam was really hitting most of the time Vice President Binay says the Liberal Party s Miro Quimbo

POLITICAL DYNASTY. Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Miriam Santiago discuss political dynasties during the 3rd round of the presidential debate on Sunday, February 21. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

No sparks: 'Not a debate, but speed dating'

Feb 21, 2016 - 9:40 PM

Tell me your dreams hopes and aspirations and let me see if I like you says a sociologist who monitored the first presidential debate

Duterte emphasizes nationality, deadline for fighting crime

Feb 21, 2016 - 9:24 PM

By emphasizing his being a native of the Philippines during his closing speech was Duterte reminding the audience of Poe s citizenship issues?

IN CLOSING. Duterte emphasizes his being a native of the Philippines in his closing speech during the Cagayan de Oro presidential debate on February 21, 2016. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Roxas to Binay: Drugs rampant in 2 'faces' of Makati

Feb 21, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Binay camp: Roxas plucking data from thin air ; Makati consistently cited by PDEA for its anti drugs campaign

CDO DEBATE. Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel Roxas at the Commission on Elections' first presidential debate for the 2016 elections. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID