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Rappler's latest stories on presidential candidates 2016


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.

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

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’s anti-crime promise: ‘Suppress’ or ‘stop’ crime?

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:28 PM

Hindi ko talaga ma i stop as in stop For as long as there is society and there are men and women and children in a society there will always be crime says Duterte

CRIME-FIGHTER. Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech in front of thousands in Cainta, Rizal on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Marcos is VP front-runner in ABS-CBN survey

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:55 AM

UPDATED Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo and Senator Francis Escudero are statistically tied for second place

VP RACE. Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr greets supporters at a campaign motorcade. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

What you need to know about Pangasinan and #PHVote

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:17 AM

Ahead of the 3rd presidential debate to be held on Pangasinan on Sunday April 24 MovePH brings the PHVote challenge to the vote rich province

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

Cayetano on VP debate: Opportunity to contrast myself vs other bets

Apr 08, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Alan Peter Cayetano feels like a new graduate – half excited and half concerned about the upcoming Comelec debate

READY TO DEBATE. Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at #TheLeaderIWant Forum in DLSU on January 20, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#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

Grace Poe, Duterte top Pulse Asia's March survey

Mar 15, 2016 - 11:04 AM

3rd UPDATE Poe and Duterte mark similar increases of 2 percentage points from the previous February survey while Binay drops by 3 percentage points Roxas improves by only 1 percentage point

Duterte is Laylo poll's 'small winner'

Mar 10, 2016 - 7:37 PM

The Mindanaoan presidential bet is the only candidate who can boast of a rise in numbers across all survey categories of the February 24 to March 1 Laylo poll

GAINING SUPPORT. Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte attends the Peasants Electoral Agenda forum at University of the Philippines in Diliman on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero

When Bongbong Marcos met Cynthia Villar in Pangasinan

Feb 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Senator Cynthia Villar says she does not need to endorse Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr to voters in the Solid North

ENDORSEMENT? Nacionalista Party leader Senator Cynthia Villar clarifies they will not support any of the NP members running for vice president. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

Miriam: Keep standards high in choosing president

Feb 27, 2016 - 9:17 AM

Presidential candidate Miriam Santiago tells students of the University of Cebu a president should have academic professional moral excellence

EXCELLENCE. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is mobbed by students at the University of Cebu on February 27, 2016. Photo from MDS Media Bureau

PiliPinas 2016 Debate: Round 1 goes to Mar Roxas

Feb 21, 2016 - 5:49 PM

UPDATED Roxas also goes on the offensive attacking the other candidates – Poe s competence Binay s alleged corruption and Duterte s temper

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

28% of voters support bet with 'untarnished image'

Feb 19, 2016 - 1:16 PM

Being nationalistic did not leave the country is least mentioned as an important consideration in choosing the next Philippine president based on the poll conducted by Pulse Asia

VOTERS. Filipino voters cite 'untarnished reputation' as their most important consideration in choosing their next leader. File photo by Evangelista

Rappler January SMS poll: Duterte has 'most engaged' followers

Feb 18, 2016 - 1:29 PM

How much of a game changer will engaged voters be come election day?

CHOICE CANDIDATE. 2016 presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte attends the Peasants Electoral Agenda forum at University of the Philippines in Diliman on February 3, 2016. File photo by Jansen Romero

Can Naga City produce a VP? Leni Robredo in sentimental kick-off

Feb 12, 2016 - 8:48 AM

Leni Robredo’s 2016 campaign won’t be easy It will also see her in a similar battle as in 2013: against scions of well entrenched political families

SENTIMENTAL KICK-OFF. Mar Roxas and his running mate, Leni Robredo, at a campaign sortie. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

HIGHLIGHTS: #PHVote 2016 Philippine Elections

Feb 08, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Rappler brings you real-time updates, election results, and news about the 2016 Philippine presidential elections happening on May 9, 2016.

How do you handle a candidate like Rodrigo Duterte?

Jan 27, 2016 - 11:54 AM

When Duterte made the Pope Francis gaffe even his political party suggested he hire PR specialists to do a makeover of his strong willed image He would have none of it

FOR PRESIDENT. Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte explains his priorities at #TheLeaderIWant Forum held at DLSU on January 20, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

A fake shabu laboratory in Davao?

Jan 26, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Citing intelligence information Duterte says there is an intent by operators to flood Davao with shabu pretend to stage a round of raids and even set up a shabu factory

WARNING. Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte warns plotters out to embarrass him and Davao City. Screengrab from video of Editha Z. Caduaya/Rappler

PODCAST: Leoncio Evasco Jr. on Duterte’s ‘unorthodox campaign’

Jan 17, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Duterte s campaign manager talks about his candidate s message of real democracy as opposed to elite democracy and the biggest hurdle: campaign funds

Duterte to businessmen: Davao City is my Exhibit A

Jan 14, 2016 - 9:56 PM

Duterte says he wants to make the Philippines more investor friendly by solving crime ending red tape and fixing infrastructure

FOR PEACE, PROGRESS. Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte explains his platform to businessmen in Makati City on Thursday, January 14, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Jejomar Binay's greatest challenge

Dec 23, 2015 - 9:45 AM

His camp says Binay s core of supporters has remained solid despite all the mud thrown at him in 2015

AMLC reveals more names of alleged Binay 'dummies'

Dec 09, 2015 - 5:06 PM

In the forfeiture case filed by the Anti Money Laundering Council names of alleged dummies of the Vice President turn out to be related to each other

Duterte: Consider me last of your options

Dec 09, 2015 - 2:13 PM

After personally filing his COC Duterte remains ambivalent about the presidency

HOT AND COLD. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte thanked his supporters in an event on Tuesday but remained hesitant on his bid for presidency.

Comelec disenfranchises global Filipinos

Dec 06, 2015 - 9:30 AM

What the Comelec s Second Division therefore added to jurisprudence in one legal leap is this: Former Filipinos can never be deemed residents of the Philippines ever again unless they are first repatriated under RA 9225

The Leader I Want: Bongbong Marcos' to-fix list for 2016

Nov 14, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Bongbong Marcos stand on key issues that the next vice president will have to address

VICE-PRESIDENTIAL BID. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr arrives in Intramuros, Manila, for his declaration to run for vice president on October 10, 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

2016 VP hopefuls: Few politicians, mostly professionals

Nov 05, 2015 - 3:54 PM

While there are 130 presidential hopefuls only 19 want to be vice president

2016 presidential hopefuls: Mix of males, senior citizens

Oct 29, 2015 - 7:49 PM

79 of the presidential aspirants are male majority are married and about half are senior citizens

Alan Peter Cayetano files CoC for vice president

Oct 16, 2015 - 3:45 PM

The vice president can be a drum beater can be an agenda setter He can be a person in the Cabinet that will push for true change says the senator

VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET. Senator Alan Cayetano makes his way to a media interview after he filed his certificate of candidacy at the Comelec on October 16, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET. Senator Alan Cayetano makes his way to the Comelec to file his certificate of candidacy on October 16, 2015. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Day 2: 15 more presidential wannabes file COCs

Oct 13, 2015 - 9:55 PM

So far a total of 37 candidates have filed certificates of candidacies for president

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. Romeo John Ygonia files his COC at the COMELEC office in Manila on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

VLOG: Santiago declares she's running for president

Oct 13, 2015 - 5:59 PM

Santiago says she s over her cancer and has nothing else to do

Presidential aspirants: 22 and counting

Oct 12, 2015 - 4:12 PM

2nd UPDATE If Filipinos would have to pick a president based on today s list the choices include a vice president a former Tesda director general a twice disqualified presidential candidate a tricycle driver and a pastor

16 CHOICES SO FAR. Vice President Jejomar Binay, lawyer Ely Pamatong, and former Tesda director general Augusto Syjuco Jr are among the 16 presidential hopefuls who filed their certificates of candidacy on October 12. Photos from Rappler

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Oct 12, 2015 - 12:14 PM

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Leni Robredo: Reluctant politician in the VP race

Oct 06, 2015 - 12:16 PM

A widow a single mother a reluctant politician now thrust into the national limelight Will the sacrifice pay off?

Leni Robredo: I can't refuse call to serve

Oct 05, 2015 - 11:09 AM

The Liberal Party proclaims Camarines Sur Representative Maria Leonor Leni Robredo as its candidate for vice president in the 2016 elections

8 things to know about Antonio Trillanes IV

Oct 03, 2015 - 9:58 PM

If he loses his bid for the vice presidency in 2016 he will remain as senator until his term ends in 2019 He s got nothing to lose

VICE PRESIDENT. Senator Sonny Trillanes endorses Senator Grace Poe when he formally announces his bid for the vice presidency at the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

PODCAST: Presidency or nothing for Duterte

Apr 18, 2015 - 5:09 PM

In this Rappler podcast Angelito Banayo says Davao city Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is still testing the waters by going around the country before he throws his hat in the presidential derby

ONTO 2016. What are the challenges in running a Duterte presidential campaign? Angelito Banayo answers this and other questions in this Rappler podcast. Rappler file photo