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Local campaigns start: Duterte, ex-mayor, sets the tone for 2019 polls

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Around 43,000 candidates are vying for nearly 18,000 local positions across the country

CAMPAIGNING. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with guests at the PDP-Laban senatorial bets’ rally at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro City on March 24, 2019, 5 days before the start of the local campaigns. Malacañang Photo

Volatile DR Congo votes after two-year delay

Dec 30, 2018 - 2:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Analysts say the threat of violence is great, given the many organizational problems and wide-ranging suspicion of President Joseph Kabila, who is stepping down

POLLS. A man casts his vote at the Katendere voting centre in Goma on December 30, 2018. Photo by Patrick Meinhardt/AFP

Barangays welcome postponement of polls

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:28 PM

The Liga ng mga Barangay thanks President Duterte for rescheduling the elections, and vows to cooperate in the campaign against drugs and criminality

Duterte postpones barangay, SK polls to May 2018

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The barangay and SK elections will be held on the second Monday of May 2018 instead of October 23 this year

BARANGAY, SK POLLS. President Rodrigo Duterte postpones the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataaan elections to May 2018. Malacañang file photo

A president mediating a marital conflict? 'It's my job,' says Duterte

Aug 08, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Does he think the complaints about Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista affect his 2016 victory? President Duterte says I ve already taken my oath

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 'Salamat Magigiting na Mandirigma: Go Negosyo Kapatid for Marawi' ceremony at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 25, 2017, reassures the families of the law enforcers that he will raise a P50-billion trust fund to cover the educational expense for their children. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Comey, Alvarez, Moon | Midday wRap

May 10, 2017 - 1:24 PM

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US Election Day predictions: Who is going to win?

Nov 08, 2016 - 9:58 AM

Here are final predictions for the Presidency as well as elections for Governors the US Senate and the US House of Representatives

FEMALE PRESIDENT? Will Hillary Clinton be the first female president of the United States? EPA/Spencer Platt

PDiggy or PGong? Netizens suggest the #NextPresidentialNickname

May 13, 2016 - 7:14 PM

What would you like to call president elect Rodrigo Duterte?

Malaysian investors told: Keep investing in PH beyond elections

May 06, 2016 - 9:43 AM

The finance chief says the Philippines is in the right place at the right time with its favorable demographics and integration with ASEAN neighbors

SHOPTALK. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima (right) encourages Malaysian firms to do business in the Philippines. Beside him is TAEL Partners CEO Michael Sng. Photo from Department of Finance

Aquino defends Kris' chopper ride: Why the criticism?

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:22 AM

The President points out that his sister is one the biggest taxpayers in the country and could be the President s guest the way big businessmen or investors are accommodated

PRESIDENTIAL SISTER. Kris Aquino, President Benigno Aquino III's youngest sister, is flown to a Liberal Party sortie in Cebu on April 19 using a presidential chopper. Photo from Aviator Pinoy's Facebook page

Single ticket: How about voting for president and VP together?

Mar 23, 2016 - 6:35 PM

When the winning presidential candidate comes from one party and the winning vice presidential candidate comes from another party the best that can be hoped for is a coalition of convenience

The presidency in the age of misery

Jan 20, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The future president needs a personal quality that can embody virtues of compassion and solidarity inspire confidence and speak to the world about our shared virtues as a people

MONEY. While money can play a part in the elections, voters can still make sure the candidates who prioritize their concerns get elected. Image courtesy of Raffy De Guzman

Senate tribunal upholds decision in favor of Grace Poe

Dec 03, 2015 - 1:26 PM

2ND UPDATE The 3 Supreme Court justices in the SET – who affirmed their vote to disqualify the senator – will inhibit themselves from the case should it be elevated to the High Court

CHALLENGES. Senator Grace Poe answers questions related to the disqualification cases filed against her. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Poe not qualified? Let her run first, lawyer tells Comelec

Nov 25, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Grace Poe s lawyer George Garcia says the senator didn t intend to lie about her natural born status

What business leaders want from the next PH president

Sep 19, 2015 - 6:28 PM

Good governance solutions to infrastructure woes and a sharply defined economic plan should be the key priorities of the next Philippine president foreign business leaders say

INCLUSIVE GROWTH IS KEY. "I wish Filipinos have a lot of choices; but what is important is the next leader’s priority should be inclusive growth," ECCP's Michael Raeuber says

UN: Burundi elections not free or credible

Jul 03, 2015 - 6:42 AM

United Nations observers say Elections in Burundi wracked by violence and boycotted by the opposition are free or credible a day after clashes left 6 dead in the capital

EMPTY. Electoral commission staff sit in an empty polling station in the neighborhood of Kinama in Bujumbura on June 29, 2015. Today's vote is for local and parliamentary seats, with a presidential election due to follow on July 15. Photo by Phil Moore / AFP

Crisis-hit Burundi confirms new dates for controversial elections

Jun 10, 2015 - 11:32 PM

The presidency announces Burundi will go ahead with parliamentary elections on June 29 and a presidential poll on July 15 confirming a delay in the votes caused by weeks of civil unrest

STILL BURNING. A Burundian protester looks on in front of a burning barricade during an anti-government demonstration against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in Cibitoke neighborhood of the capital Bujumbura, Burundi, 02 June 2015. Photo by Dai Kurokawa / EPA

Palace official will seek Cagayan gubernatorial post

Jun 06, 2015 - 12:14 PM

In Enrile s Cagayan Presidential Legislative Liaison Office Secretary Manuel Mamba says he will support whoever is the Liberal Party standard bearer

Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) chief Manuel Mamba. Photo from his Facebook profile.

Protests flare again in Burundi's capital

Jun 02, 2015 - 9:11 PM

UPDATED Protestors in Burundi once again defy police as they began the 38th day of demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza s plan to run for a controversial third term

TORCHED. A masked Burundian protester faces soldiers in front of a burning barricade during an anti-government demonstration against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in the capital Bujumbura, Burundi, 25 May 2015. Photo by Dai Kurokawa / EPA

Bishops to Aquino: Stop Samar killings before polls

May 28, 2015 - 2:01 PM

We are alarmed that these killings may be the start of a wave of political violence in our provinces in the island of Samar bishops tell the President

HELP SOUGHT. Bishops seek the 'immediate assistance' of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to prevent 'a wave of political violence' in the island of Samar. File photo by Rolando Mailo/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Burundi asks for donations to fund controversial elections

May 26, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The government of Burundi appeals for national solidarity asking for public donations to fund the controversial elections that sparked weeks of civil unrest and a coup attempt

DEFIANCE. A Burundian protester throws from a burning barricade during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Bujumbura, Burundi, 22 May 2015. Photo by Dai Kurokawa / EPA

#PHVote: Challenges confronting the next president

May 14, 2015 - 11:00 AM

President Aquino subverts Daang Matuwid by using double standards going after his enemies while tolerating corruption inefficiency and recklessness among his friends and allies

Miriam endorses Manny Pangilinan for president

Mar 25, 2015 - 12:46 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago says of the tycoon: People like him should be in government not those from highly publicized careers

IDEAL CANDIDATE? Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago endorses businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan for president at her speech in the University of the Philippines. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Palace denies hand in Aquino second term ad

Sep 30, 2014 - 4:54 PM

We have nothing to do with those advertisements says Malacañang of the ad urging 8 million signatures to convince President Benigno Aquino III to run again

TWO MORE YEARS. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says President Benigno Aquino III is not focused on charter change. Malacañang Photo Bureau

LP 'expected' rise of Roxas in 2016 survey

Sep 29, 2014 - 3:30 PM

The ruling Liberal Party says the climb in the presumptive administration bet s numbers is an expected consequence of government reforms

'SURVEYS CAN CHANGE'. Secretary Mar Roxas' allies say the reception of Roxas on the ground is warm, and believe surveys can change. File photo by DILG

Tense Ukraine picks president amid bloodshed

May 25, 2014 - 12:41 PM

Insurgents have threatened to block voting in their strongholds in the rust belt on the Russian border

Aquino: Justify postponing barangay polls

May 21, 2013 - 5:39 PM

The President asks the Comelec to give him a very good reason for supporting the proposal to postpone the barangay polls

Team PNoy bets to disclose SALNs

Apr 10, 2013 - 1:00 AM

If and when President Aquino takes the lead this year his senatorial bets are expected to make public their assets list spokesman says

FULL DISCLOSURE. Rep Sonny Angara said he is willing to disclose both his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth for 2012 as well as his Income Tax Return. Photo from Team PNoy Media Bureau

Bam Aquino: What can a 6th Aquino bring to the Senate?

Dec 31, 2012 - 6:00 PM

Being a cousin of the President has its advantages but he hopes to be voted for his own platform for his intention to bring young blood and fresh ideas to the Senate

Deeply divided U.S. votes for next leader

Nov 06, 2012 - 1:04 PM

Rappler s Carmela Fonbuena reports from Ohio one of the battleground states in the United States most expensive presidential election so far

Roxas: Focusing on 2016 is 'sure way to fail'

Oct 18, 2012 - 12:19 AM

Interior Secretary Manuel Mar Roxas denied using the Department of the Interior and Local Government to advance his political aspirations

No surprise in Binay’s higher ratings vs PNoy

Apr 14, 2012 - 1:57 PM

In Philippine history VPs are generally more popular than presidents

PNoy, Binay to field separate 2013 slates?

Apr 04, 2012 - 6:02 PM

The political rivalry between the ruling Liberal Party and the Vice President s new coalition will complicate the 2013 elections

SEPARATE WAYS? Pres. Aquino and VP Binay have separate long lists for 2010