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Alvarez to probe drug use in Bilibid during De Lima's time

Jul 22, 2016 - 7:01 PM

The incoming House Speaker says this should be the subject of a congressional inquiry and not the rising number of drug suspects killed since the Duterte administration took over

IN AID OF LEGISLATION. Incoming House Speaker Bebot Alvarez to file a House resolution that would investigate the Department of Justice when it was still helmed by Senator Leila de Lima.

CAMPAIGN NOTES: 90 campaign days with Mar Roxas

May 07, 2016 - 12:15 PM

How does he take his coffee and why is Plants vs Zombies the best game on the iPad – these are some of the fun stuff I know about the Liberal Party standard bearer

LAST STRETCH. Mar Roxas campaigns in Naga City. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Roxas, Robredo hit rivals: Why distrust election surveys now?

May 05, 2016 - 5:18 PM

The administration tandem returns to Bicol in the remaining days of the campaign

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Roxas and Robredo: 'Silent Majority' and 'Silent Medyority' votes

May 02, 2016 - 11:00 AM

One group is staunchly behind the LP tandem while another says okay sila na lang

'SILENT MAJORITY.' Mar Roxas attends a gathering of his supporters at the Quezon Memorial. Photo courtesy of Roxas media bureau

Paolo Roxas swings it, dad Mar shows battle scars

Apr 27, 2016 - 10:26 PM

Campaigning isn t easy – and LP standard bearer Mar Roxas and son Paolo have the scars and videos to prove it

CAMPAIGN STORIES. Mar Roxas during a rally in Dagupan City. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte unstoppable? Roxas says Filipinos are ‘smart voters’

Apr 26, 2016 - 6:54 PM

Is Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte immune to controversies? The LP standard bearer says voters will choose the right leader on May 9

#PHVote: ‘Philippines, we have your data’

Apr 25, 2016 - 1:18 PM

It s two weeks before May 9 and the Comelec is dealing with all sorts of problems

Roxas-Robredo sorties: 4Ps, 'aylabyus' and the 'laylayan'

Apr 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM

What s it like covering your standard Liberal Party campaign rally?

CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF. Roxas, Aquino, and Robredo during the ruling party's kick-off in Roxas City. File photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacañang Photo Bureau

#PHVote: Will Teflon Duterte survive rape crisis?

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:49 PM

The crass and tough Rodrigo Duterte triggers weekend rage after a video of his joke on rape went viral angering not a few Filipinos and sending his campaign staff to damage control mode

WEEKEND RAGE. File photo of Rodrigo Duterte in a talk with businessmen. File photo by Rappler

Roxas: My rivals allied with ‘discredited’ Cebu pols

Apr 08, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The administration candidate banks on his local allies led by the Cebu governor to bring him votes

#PHVote: When drought, politics, and firearms mix

Apr 04, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Mindanao has always been every government’s Achilles heel but more so this administration

Roxas finds anti-Binay campaigner in General Santos rally

Apr 01, 2016 - 10:55 PM

I d tell him he s a thief a mother of 8 tells presidential bet Mar Roxas referring to his rival Vice President Jejomar Binay

Presidential candidate Mar Roxasdelivers a message during a campaign rally which also celebrate the last day of the Women's Month at the Brgy. Kalantungan Covered Court in Cotabato City on Thursday. Lito Boras /

Grace Poe visits Binay ally ER Ejercito, wife in Laguna

Apr 01, 2016 - 4:15 PM

The warring San Luis and Ejercito families in the province separately meet the presidential candidate

COURTESY CALL. Presidential bet Grace Poe pays a courtesy visit to Pagsanjan mayor Maita Ejercito and husband, dismissed Laguna governor ER Ejercito. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Hit for Yolanda, Roxas asks critics: What's your track record?

Apr 01, 2016 - 1:53 PM

The administration candidate campaigns in General Santos City

IN PHOTOS: Roxas campaigns in Cotabato, visits MILF's Camp Darapanan

Apr 01, 2016 - 10:18 AM

The administration standard bearer talks about his plans for the peace process

TALK OF PEACE. Mar Roxas visits the MILF headquarters in Camp Darapanan. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

#PHVote: Ambush, campaign bloopers, and shady allies

Mar 28, 2016 - 10:41 AM

A reelectionist mayor in Laguna is wounded in an attack the Liberal Party embraces the jueteng network in Pampanga the Comelec s website is hacked

#PHVote: Debate fiasco, Marcos-Robredo ‘war’

Mar 21, 2016 - 1:43 PM

Shifting alliances mudslinging – it s been an election week of reality check for certain candidates

When Binay, Roxas visit same area to court votes

Mar 14, 2016 - 6:25 PM

The 2 presidential hopefuls spend their Sunday in Baguio and outlying areas

Photos courtesy of the Mar Roxas campaign team

#PHVote: Grace Poe’s coup, Duterte’s mob

Mar 14, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Last week s events show why campaigns are what they are They put to test bets ability to deal with things seldom rehearsed in strategy meetings

COURT VICTORY. Grace Poe speaks at a women's rally in Manila minutes after the Supreme Court decision. File photo by EPA

Korina using agri agency? Annoyed Roxas defends wife

Mar 08, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Asks Mar Roxas: Is there a rule that says she can t travel and campaign for her husband? What s the issue?

In 'Roxas presidency,' senior citizens get maintenance meds free

Mar 08, 2016 - 9:29 AM

UPDATED We will include them in PhilHealth says the administration candidate

Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Roxas campaigns in Duterte territory

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:28 AM

Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas brings his campaign to the Davao Region the bailiwick of presidential rival Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

DAVAO CAMPAIGN. Roxas brings his campaign to enemy territory. File photo of Roxas in Iriga City/Rappler

Who's winning in Duterte-Roxas word war?

Mar 07, 2016 - 2:03 PM

The two candidates have been slugging it out behind Poe and Binay but guess who s now ahead?

#PHVote: Duterte, Poe, Binay, Roxas and a dead heat race

Mar 07, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Presidential campaign teams are aware of how tight this race is

Philippines presidential candidates (L-R) vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Mirrian Defensor-Santiago, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe, and Mar Roxas raise their fellow candidates as they participate in a debate held in Cagayan de Oro, southern Philippines on February 21, 2016. 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

Inside Balay: Who's who in the Roxas campaign

Mar 04, 2016 - 2:13 PM

It s a mix of family members former and current government officials and LP and coalition stalwarts

YELLOW CAMPAIGN. Who are Roxas' most trusted people in his 2016 run? Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Who are the people behind Team Jejomar Binay?

Mar 03, 2016 - 10:00 AM

For the dark horse of the 2010 elections it’s all about trust If Binay wants to win again in May he needs the people who know him best to help sell his name – and vision – to the masses

PARA SA KANILA, UNA SI BINAY. Most of the people behind the campaign team of Vice President Jejomar Binay are his longtime allies. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Roxas downplays NPC endorsement of Poe

Mar 01, 2016 - 3:12 PM

The administration standard bearer insists 20 NPC members are supporting the Daang Matuwid coalition

Rappler file photos

Roxas camp wants fewer ads, more talk in presidential debates

Feb 29, 2016 - 2:55 PM

If everybody is given 90 seconds it’s going to be a miss universe type of thing says coalition spokesman Barry Gutierrez

MORE TIME TO TALK. The LP-led coalition wants changes in the next presidential debate. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#PHVote: Candidates, beware the Ides of March

Feb 29, 2016 - 12:44 PM

The month of March means a little more than 60 days left before D Day like the last quarter of a basketball game with no Stephen Curry in it

epa05179467 Filipinos give soldiers flowers in front of the People Power monument during the 30th anniversary of the fall of the then President Ferdinand Marcos' dictatorship, in Quezon city, east of Manila, Philippines, 25 February 2016. The People Power Revolution (EDSA) was a bloodless citizens' uprising that ousted late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

#PHVote: Candidates deal with fluid survey numbers, health issues

Feb 15, 2016 - 2:12 PM

A new survey on voters preferences still shows a tight race while the Comelec s performance is scrutinized in mock polls

#PHVote: Poe bounces back, Duterte blows it

Feb 08, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The campaign gets more intense from today Last week s events capture that intensity

Permit to campaign does not exist - CPP

Apr 29, 2013 - 4:41 PM

The Communist Party of the Philippines denies the Army s claim that political contenders are forced to buy protection from the NPA

NO PERMIT NEEDED. NPA guerillas somewhere in Compostela Valley during the celebration of the 44th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Communist Party of the Philippines last Dec 26, 2012. File photo by Karlos Manlupig

Social media to fuel DOT's new campaign

Jan 04, 2012 - 4:38 PM

Using social media as the primary medium for the campaign gives the tourism department less control – and gives more to the people

SOCIAL MEDIA BELIEVER. Tourism Sec. Mon Jimenez talks about the DOT's new campaign. Photo by Maria Ressa.