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Rappler Talk: Will religious endorsements work in 2019 polls?

May 08, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Rappler talks to sociologist of religion Jayeel Cornelio about religious endorsements – in the time of the President who said God is stupid

El Shaddai endorses 14 Senate bets

May 04, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Most of them are part of the administration slate PDP-Laban and Hugpong ng Pagbabago

ENDORSED. El Shaddai on May 4, 2019, endorses 14 senatorial bets for the midterm elections. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

[OPINION] The folly of religious endorsements

Apr 26, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Our politics is thoroughly personality-driven. When religious leaders throw their support behind certain candidates, they inevitably echo the divide according to existing political loyalties.

Binay is El Shaddai members' pick in ‘internal survey’

May 06, 2016 - 7:42 PM

Unlike the Iglesia Ni Cristo bloc vote this is not binding on the other members who prefer other bets as El Shaddai leader Mike Velarde is not endorsing any presidential candidate himself

BINAY AT EL SHADDAI.  Vice President Jejomar Binay (L) holds hands with El Shaddai leader Mike Velarde at a prayer vigil in Paranaque City on May 1, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

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)

Court denies Arroyo's plea to attend Bro Mike's wedding

Jul 18, 2014 - 11:10 AM

The court says granting Arroyo s request will set a bad precedent and be regarded as a mockery of the administration of justice

CLOSE FRIEND. Former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says El Shaddai founder Mike Velarde is a close friend and spiritual adviser. File photo by AFP

Arroyo seeks court nod for Bro Mike's anniversary

Jul 08, 2014 - 9:11 PM

The former president is willing to pay extra to get out of hospital detention for El Shaddai founder Mike Velarde s 50th wedding anniversary

3 Senate bets corner ‘holy’ support

May 12, 2013 - 3:39 PM

3 senatorial bets have cornered most of the religious votes Honasan Trillanes and Villar

Magsaysay, Aquino get El Shaddai support

May 07, 2013 - 4:40 PM

The El Shaddai movement completed its list of endorsed candidates choosing Ramon Magsaysay Jr and Bam Aquino

SIGNIFICANT STRENGTH. Bro. Mike Velarde formally endorses Jun Magsaysay Jr. and Bam Aquino. Photo by Rappler/Jodesz Gavilan

#PHvote quotes: Sixto drama, iron lady and 'flat irons'

Apr 20, 2013 - 1:13 PM

The Comelec chief is at the center of this week s SC drama while VP Binay cracks a joke that fires up the web

Meet White Vote's 1st set of Senate bets

Apr 14, 2013 - 3:29 AM

The White Vote Movement has endorsed 6 senatorial candidates who are against the reproductive health law

WHITE VOTE 6. The White Vote Movement endorses 6 senatorial candidates who are against the Reproductive Health Law. Rappler/Jerald Uy

El Shaddai confirms support for 6 bets

Apr 13, 2013 - 9:21 PM

The Catholic charismatic El Shaddai Movement endorsed 6 senatorial candidates: Villar Pimentel Trillanes Honasan Mitos Magsaysay JV Ejercito

Church never wins in elections — Bishop

Apr 13, 2013 - 6:00 PM

When the Church endorses candidates in political elections she always ends up a loser Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas reminds fellow bishops

El Shaddai picks 'Team Buhay' bets

Apr 13, 2013 - 11:42 AM

El Shaddai s picks are the same candidates in the Team Buhay campaign launched by the Diocese of Bacolod City to support candidates who junked the Reproductive Health law

'El Shaddai expected to back 6 candidates'

Apr 10, 2013 - 8:48 PM

Villar says the formal announcement is expected on April 13 Three more candidates from the United Nationalist Alliance will also be endorsed

Catholics' group hits El Shaddai's 'unity vote'

Apr 06, 2013 - 1:15 PM

A group of Catholics decry El Shaddai s unity vote against candidates who supported the Reproductive Health Law

CHURCH DIVIDED? A group of Catholics decried El Shaddai's "unity vote" against politicians who supported the Reproductive Health Law. RAPPLER\Jerald Uy

El Shaddai to release 'unity vote' Sunday

Apr 06, 2013 - 1:10 PM

El Shaddai widely perceived to vote as bloc is set to announce its preferred list of senatorial candidates on Sunday April 7

WHO WILL BE BLESSED? El Shaddai, widely perceived to vote as bloc, is set to announce its preferred list of senatorial candidates tomorrow.