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Mexico campaign closes with leftist 'AMLO' looking unstoppable

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Sick of endemic corruption and horrific violence fueled by the country's powerful drug cartels, many Mexicans are keen for any alternative to the two parties that have governed for nearly a century

ELECTIONS. Supporters of Mexico's presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, standing for the coalition 'Juntos haremos historia,' arrive to attend their candidate closing campaign rally at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City, on June 27, 2018, ahead of the upcoming July 1 presidential election. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Oprah confirms no plans to run for U.S. president

Feb 16, 2018 - 11:09 AM

'I am actually humbled by the fact that people think that I could be a leader of the free world, but it's just not in my spirit,' says Oprah

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Oprah Winfrey arrives with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Rappler Talk: Henry De Sio, Jr on 'The Changemaker Effect' in society

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Former Obama campaign leader Henry De Sio Jr. talks to Rappler about the effect of active and involved citizenry

Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet

Oct 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM

In the Philippines, paid trolls, fallacious reasoning, leaps in logic, poisoning the well – these are only some of the propaganda techniques that have helped shift public opinion on key issues

Rappler Talk: Martin Andanar on working with Duterte

Jun 28, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Watch the recording of the interview with incoming Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar here

No reason for Comelec to reject late SOCE filing – Macalintal

Jun 16, 2016 - 1:59 PM

Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal says the Comelec has no authority to change the law which does not prohibit the late submission of campaign spending reports but imposes penalties

SPENDING REPORTS. The Liberal Party submits boxes of its campaign spending reports past the deadline. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Koko Pimentel, Aquino on Duterte, LeBron James | 6PM wRap

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:38 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Binay: I drafted my victory speech

May 09, 2016 - 8:33 AM

UPDATED Presidential candidate Jejomar Binay talks to reporters after casting his vote in Makati

CONFIDENT. VP Binay inside his home after casting his vote in Makati City. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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

Aquino, Roxas, Poe and bungled invitations

May 07, 2016 - 8:31 AM

President Aquino s proposed alliance talks is such a throwback He s back again to bringing Mar Roxas and Grace Poe to work for one goal – an effort that was once a major failure

It’s Roxas-Robredo vs Duterte-Marcos, says LP standard-bearer

May 05, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The Liberal Party tandem sharpens its democracy pitch 4 days to go before elections

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

CAMPAIGN NOTES: 10 things I learned about Duterte on the campaign trail

May 03, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Some amusing things I ve observed about Duterte: he isn t laway conscious and he can be a gentleman

'ORDINARY MAN.' Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a Makati Business Club forum on April 27, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Roxas: Momentum is ours

May 03, 2016 - 8:00 PM

But Mar Roxas has yet to top major opinion polls

ENDGAME. File photo of Mar Roxas in a campaign rally. Photo by Rappler

Aquino campaigns for LP bets in Enrile country

May 03, 2016 - 9:40 AM

The President reminds Cagayan voters of the administration s projects in the province including 3 bridges

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

Want communism to rise? Choose Duterte – Roxas

Apr 27, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Mar Roxas is in vote rich Cebu for the 3rd time where Duterte is the favored bet

RELEASED. The NPA releases 5 police officers to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Editha Caduaya/ 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

Can Roxas and Duterte be friends again?

Apr 25, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Mar Roxas recalls Rodrigo Duterte approaching him during a commercial break in last Sunday s debate

Presidential candidates face off anew in the final leg of the Pilipinas Debates 2016 on April 24 at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City.

#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

#AnimatED: A vote for character

Apr 25, 2016 - 9:00 AM

4 ways to weigh the presidential candidates

Duterte: Sieg Heil?

Apr 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM

This disproportionate nature of pro Duterte voices is the first element to what I would now call the makings of a real – and first – fascist movement in the country

Is Jonvic Remulla dumping Binay?

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:13 PM

If the Remullas of Cavite pull out their support from the Vice President they will be the second political family from a vote rich province to do so after the Garcias of Cebu

SPOKESMAN NO MORE. Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, his brother confirms, is staying away from the presidential campaign of Vice President Jejomar Binay, shown in this file photo during a motorcade in Cavite in February 2016. Rappler photo

As Roxas campaigns in Leyte, Martin Romualdez makes amends

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:56 PM

The UNA senatorial candidate issues a press statement calling for an end to the blame game over Super Typhoon Yolanda

Roxas tells Leyteños: Don't believe lies about Yolanda

Apr 20, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Barely 3 weeks before election day the administration candidate returns to Leyte for a final appeal for votes

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


Apr 18, 2016 - 10:35 AM

I call on all women whose husbands and lovers continue to support Duterte to stop caring for them until they change their vote Bar them from your beds

Binay: Still a 2-way race between me and Roxas

Apr 12, 2016 - 2:32 PM

The Vice President downplays the threat posed by leading bets Rodrigo Duterte and Grace Poe saying they are newbies in campaign organization

TWO-WAY RACE? Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) believes that the presidential race is between him and administration standard-bearer Mar Roxas (right).

Will candidates govern as they campaign?

Apr 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

With days into the homestretch we may not have enough time to observe the campaigns of all the candidates to get more from them But there is an ample opportunity to reflect on the shared notion that the presidency is not just about brutish passion charisma and endless vulgarity

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

NYC chair quits to focus on Roxas-Robredo campaign

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:59 AM

Another NYC official Commissioner Dingdong Dantes is also set to resign this week and will be campaigning for presidential bet Grace Poe and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo

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

Aquino: Shouldn't Duterte's pronouncements worry us?

Mar 29, 2016 - 8:08 AM

The President takes a swipe at Mar Roxas rivals singling out Rodrigo Duterte Grace Poe and Jejomar Binay for their supposed weaknesses

Liberal Party (LP) chairman President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Meeting with Local Leaders at the San Fernando City Pampangga Thursday, March 16, 2016. (Photo by Lauro Montellano Jr. /Malacanang Photo Bureau)

#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

In Cavite, comic book 'campaigns' for Roxas

Mar 28, 2016 - 8:44 AM

A comic book distributed during LP provincial chief Ayong Maliksi s birthday tells the story of Typhoon Yolanda and party standard bearer Mar Roxas role during the devastating storm

It’s Poe vs Duterte in the final stretch

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The priority of Grace Poe now is to go after soft Mar Roxas votes afraid of Binay and Duterte winning and if achievable to get Aquino on her side in the end game

#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

Roxas, Robredo go solo in rivals' bailiwicks

Mar 18, 2016 - 9:57 AM

LP standard bearer Mar Roxas visited Davao solo while his running mate Leni Robredo takes on Ilocos region by her lonesome

LP TANDEM. Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo campaign in Makati City. File phot by Mark Cristino/EPA

In Batangas, LP welcomes support of Arroyo ally Ermita

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:06 PM

The former Batangas representative and ex spokesman of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo endorses Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo

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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

#AnimatED: Online mob creates social media wasteland

Mar 14, 2016 - 9:00 AM

No one deserves to be bullied for asking questions in a public forum We condemn this behavior

Danding, coco levy mess rile up Poe, Roxas camps

Mar 11, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero blame the Liberal Party for the non disbursement of the funds to farmers The LP asks: What did you do as senators?

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