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Young presidential candidate hopes to change Zimbabwe

Jul 30, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Upbeat and energetic, 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, faces the task of unseating a ruling party that has held an iron grip on Zimbabwe since it became independent in 1980

YOUNG LEADER. MDC-Alliance leader and opposition presidential candidate of Zimbabwe Nelson Chamisa greets supporters as he arrives at a campaign rally in Chitungwizea, outside Harare on July 26, 2018. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP

France's Macron takes on critics over 'vague' program

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:58 PM

The 39 year old former economy minister has surged from outsider to a frontrunner ahead of elections in April and May but faces constant criticism from rivals that his program is too vague

French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron visits the European cemetery of Bologhine in Algiers on February 14, 2017.  Macron is winding up his two-day visit to Algeria. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon messes up Donald Trump's hair

Sep 16, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Jimmy Fallon known for his hilarious impressions of the US presidential candidate gets up close and personal with Donald Trump s famous hair

DONALD TRUMP. Jimmy Fallon messes up the US presidential candidate's famous hair. Screengrab from YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Social media on Leni Robredo's win: 'The best woman won'

May 28, 2016 - 8:50 AM

Robredo s supporters take to social media to congratulate her

When Rody Duterte met INC's Eduardo Manalo

May 25, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Is time spent with a presidential candidate a measure of Iglesia preference?

Davao City Mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte meets Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo on April 22, 2016.

De Lima joins Robredo's legal team

May 23, 2016 - 4:06 PM

Before formally assuming her Senate seat the ex justice secretary and former election lawyer will be Robredo s consultant

#PugadBaboy: Anyone but

May 20, 2016 - 5:00 AM

Unyielding Marcos says Robredo's rise in tally 'strange'

May 10, 2016 - 10:32 PM

It was a very measured increase in the votes that doesn t seem to follow what our internal surveys are saying Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr says

PRESS INTERVIEW. Bongbong Marcos flew back to Manila right after he voted at Ilocos. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Duterte’s wife: Search is on for a special barong

May 10, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Daily trips to Davao during a transitional period ? Here are other things to expect from a Duterte presidency according to his wife Honeylet Avanceña

DUTERTE'S DAUGHTER, WIFE. Honeylet Avanceña (right) and Kitty Duterte are tired but happy at the end of Election Day in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte to fellow presidential bets: Let's begin the healing now

May 09, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Duterte s election day message: Let’s begin to forget and start healing I would like to reach the hands of my opponents Let us be friends

CALL FOR HEALING. Duterte holds a presscon at Royal Mandaya Hotel after casting his vote. Photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

#AnimatED: Elections a watershed for Southeast Asia’s oldest democracy

May 09, 2016 - 10:19 AM

The front runner presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte has effectively recast the country’s number one problem from poverty to criminality and drugs

Senior's moment and the 2016 PH elections

May 08, 2016 - 10:45 AM

A former journalist who has voted in 9 Philippine presidential elections urges Filipinos to elect a qualified president in an honest election

Miting de avance day: Duterte, Roxas, Poe, Santiago hashtags trend

May 07, 2016 - 9:48 PM

Hashtags for 4 out of the Philippines 5 presidential candidates make an impact on Twitter on the last day of campaigning

Beware the hypocrites in us

May 07, 2016 - 8:52 PM

Digong is alas us; and we are – well most of us – are Digong

At odds with Marcos Jr

May 07, 2016 - 7:42 AM

The real issue with Marcos Jr is his denial of the atrocities of Martial Law that his father ordered and presided over

Duterte, Cayetano still lead Facebook engagement for national elections

May 06, 2016 - 11:31 PM

Facebook reveals who users were talking about in election related conversations for nearly 6 months

Imperfect choices in a Philippine leader

May 05, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Can the country survive May 9? Of course it will or at the very least muddle through

VITAL. Political ads are a staple during the campaign period.

Dear Digong: Please don't fail your people

May 05, 2016 - 10:00 AM

I hope to God for the sake of our country that all of the things you ve promised are lies

Guide to the 2016 Philippine elections

May 04, 2016 - 11:50 AM

From do s and don ts during voting to candidates views and plans Rappler s got you covered

The Tragedy of Jejomar Binay

May 02, 2016 - 9:16 PM

His name is a betrayal Jesus and Joseph and Mary blistering the tongue Watch your back check your pockets – and mourn the man who could have been

#PHVote: Banking on Duterte’s bank accounts

May 02, 2016 - 3:14 PM

Rivals of the presidential race front runner are banking on the Trillanes exposé to give them a fighting chance on May 9

CONTROVERSY. Rodrigo Duterte takes questions from media in Pasay City on April 29, 2016. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

How Philippine presidential candidates turn up on Google

May 01, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Have you googled any of the candidates lately? We did and here s what we saw

Cebuanos form coalition vs Duterte presidency

Apr 30, 2016 - 7:22 PM

A group calling itself ASTIG – Alliance Against Tyranny Incompetence and Greed – wants to jolt Filipinos hypnotized by the dangerous poll front runner

HYPNOSIS. Former Negros Occidental governor Rafael Coscolluela and retired Judge Meinrado Paredes urgeCebuanos not to be 'hypnotized' by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Richale Cabauatan/Rappler

WATCH: Kris Aquino interviews vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo

Apr 28, 2016 - 6:18 PM

Leni talks about being the LP s second choice for vice president her choice to maintain a humble household

Duterte 'lacked substance' in Makati business forum

Apr 27, 2016 - 10:47 PM

The presidential bet explains his platform on crime education and health but leaves top businessmen with questions about his economic policies

BUSINESS MATTERS. Duterte gives a speech in front of businessmen in Makati on April 27, 2016. 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 hiding P211M from SALN? 'That's garbage'

Apr 27, 2016 - 5:53 PM

He is a liar He fabricated it says Duterte of vice presidential candidate Antonio Trillanes IV

Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a business forum in Makati City on April 27.

Winning the elections

Apr 27, 2016 - 11:36 AM

It s safe to say that this is now Duterte s election to lose The only way he can be stopped is if Roxas and Binay voters shift to their second choice which is usually Poe

#AnimatED: A vote for character

Apr 25, 2016 - 9:00 AM

4 ways to weigh the presidential candidates

Marcos still leading VP pick – ABS-CBN poll

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Marcos maintains lead in ABS CBN vice presidential survey; Sotto Drilon are top picks for Senate

Vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos during a campaign sortie at San Mateo, Rizal, April 4, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Connecting the candidates: What links presidential, VP bets?

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The roster of presidential and vice presidential bets for the 2016 elections shows how intertwined the lives of these candidates have been

Flirting with a strong man named Rodrigo Duterte

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:00 PM

People cry out for strong leadership leadership that s willing to kill We’ve slept with that kind of leader and got raped as a nation Now we’re flirting again with another strong man

Escudero urges Comelec inventory of voter list

Apr 23, 2016 - 8:18 PM

If the hackers were able to get it out they must have also the added to the list says the vice presidential candidate

CDO SORTIE. Senator Francis Escudero answers questions at a news briefing in Cagayan de Oro City on April 22, 2016. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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

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

One Cebu, Duterte's PDP-Laban formalize alliance

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:22 PM

The 2 parties say they share many things in common including a stand against crime corruption and poverty

Photo by Jensen Floren/Rappler

Dear Duterte voter: 'Di gumagana ang drug war

Apr 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Davao is a city; Mayor Duterte is running to be president of an entire country Name me a single all out national drug war that has worked and I will vote for Duterte

The story behind Rodrigo Duterte's 'apology'

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:40 PM

I might have really okayed it but to say I really read it carefully no it just passed through my hands says Duterte about his apology for his rape remarks

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Duterte speaks at a public rally in Iloilo City on April 19, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte in 1989: 'Shoot-to-kill can never be shoot-to-live'

Apr 20, 2016 - 11:30 AM

In 1989 when the final assault was made at 3 pm the Australian was dead but 5 Filipina hostages were still inside a cell along with the hostage takers

Presidential election survey front-runner Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City on April 12, 2016.

Pro- or anti-environment: What can we expect from presidential bets

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The environmental network Green Vote 2016 tries to grade the candidates Rappler does its own research to give a full picture of their stand on 6 environmental issues

PASSED OR FAILED? Environmental groups show the report card of each presidential candidate based on their assessment of their stands on various environmental issues. Photo by Carlo Manalansan/Kalikasan PNE

Wa na ta sa tubaan, Mayor!

Apr 19, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Husto na ning kabuang Mayor Dili angay sa imoha

Marcos keeps lead in VP race – ABS-CBN survey

Apr 19, 2016 - 11:54 AM

2ND UPDATE Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr is the top choice in Metro Manila the rest of Luzon and also among voters in class ABC and class D according to the ABS CBN commissioned poll conducted in early April

RIZAL CAMPAIGN. Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr woos voters in San Mateo, Rizal, on April 4, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

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

Beauty pageant questions? Netizens find ABS-CBN VP debate 'boring'

Apr 18, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Social media users are not too pleased with the format of ABS CBN s HarapanBise vice presidential debate

#AnimatED: Choosing a vice president

Apr 18, 2016 - 9:00 AM

She or he will be more than a spare tire

ABS-CBN debate: Bets give an idea of how they will be as VP

Apr 17, 2016 - 11:50 PM

From transportation to martial law vice presidential candidates are asked how they would perform if elected

Party mates hit Marcos again in ABS-CBN VP debate

Apr 17, 2016 - 9:17 PM

Though absent from the ABS CBN vice presidential debate Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr is again criticized by his fellow Nacionalista Party members

Party feud. Nacionalista Party members Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV attack party mate Senator Bongbong Marcos in the vice presidential debate organized by ABS-CBN on Sunday, April 17.

Robredo No. 1 in VP race – TV5's Bilang Pilipino survey

Apr 16, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Social Weather Stations conducts the mobile survey days after the Commission on Elections sponsored vice presidential debates

FRONT RUNNER. Administration candidate Leni Robredo greets supporters at a campaign rally in Bicol. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

The VP debates in sentiments

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Who among the vice presidential candidates generate the most positive and most negative sentiments among Twitter users during the Comelec sponsored debate?

Poe to push for law despite help from 'dynasties'

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Kahit naman sa Kongreso o sa Senado katrabaho natin sila Di naman nangangahulugan na pagdating sa punto na gagawin ang batas ay di na patas

Presidential candidate Sen Grace Poe poses for a picture with Camsur Gov. Migz Villafuerte, Rep LRay Villafuerte and senatoriables Isko Moreno and Lorna Kapunan before a crowd of supporters in the University of Saint Anthony, Iriga City, Camsur. Photo by Bobby Toriano (Poe-Escudero Media Bureau)