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Which VP candidate benefited the most from zero votes?

May 17, 2016 - 3:10 PM

Nationwide more precincts voted zero for Robredo than they did for Marcos Marcos also got more votes from the precincts that gave Robredo zero votes

ZERO VOTES. Did cheating happen in precincts where some candidates fared exceptionally well while other candidates got zero votes?

Robredo camp downplays concerns on credibility of polls

May 13, 2016 - 7:11 PM

Despite Smartmatic s unauthorized changing of an election related hash code the camp of front runner Robredo maintains this does not change the vote counts

FRONTRUNNER. Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo waits for the receipt after casting her vote for the national elections at the Tabuco Central School in Naga city on Monday. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Roxas wishes Binay 'peace in his heart' because...

May 02, 2016 - 11:50 PM

The LP standard bearer confident that the momentum in the homestretch belongs to the ruling party believes the Vice President is going to jail for alleged corruption

2016 RIVALS. Mar Roxas and Jejomar Binay at the Manila Cathedral. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/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

'Pambobola,' says Roxas of Duterte's anti-crime promise

Apr 06, 2016 - 4:48 PM

Administration standard bearer Mar Roxas wonders aloud how the mayor can end crime on a national scale in just months when Davao City itself is not crime free

CAMPAIGN SORTIE. Presidential candidate Mar Roxas delivers a speech during a campaign rally at the Bula Gymnasium in Brgy. Bula, General Santos City on April 1, 2016. Photo by Lito Boras /

Binay: 'No barangay elections this year if I win'

Mar 16, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Kayong mga barangay officials e matulog na kayo nang mahimbing Pag ako naging presidente wala hong halalan ngayong taong ito the UNA standard bearer vows in a sortie in Vigan City

POSTPONE BARANGAY POLLS. Vice President Jejomar Binay fields questions at a campaign sortie in Ilocos Sur. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Sereno: SC must do justice to foundlings like Poe

Mar 12, 2016 - 1:51 PM

A presumption of foundlings natural born status can be established by the deliberations of the 1935 Constitution and the history of its provisions says the Chief Justice

JUSTICE FOR FOUNDLINGS. In this file photo, the Supreme Court holds oral arguments on the disqualification case against presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Binay biggest gainer if Poe disqualified – Pulse Asia

Mar 09, 2016 - 10:38 AM

UPDATED Senator Grace Poe is the top choice of voters in case either of their candidates bow out of the presidential race

'Enemy' territory? Roxas goes to Davao region

Mar 08, 2016 - 9:43 PM

Despite the Davao region being a bailiwick of rival Rodrigo Duterte Mar Roxas says Davaoeños gave him a warm welcome

Binay: No more gov’t underspending to raise village execs’ pay

Mar 03, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Supporters of Vice President Jejomar Binay believe he will win big in vote rich Bulacan the home province of his wife

BULACAN SORTIE. Vice President Jejomar Binay addresses supporters at the the San Rafael Municipal Gymnasium in San Rafael, Bulacan, on March 3, 2016. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Grace Poe: I'll let courts, doctors decide on Gloria Arroyo

Jan 28, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Kahit na sino pa nasa kulungan na may tunay na kahinaan o sakit kailangan bigyan ng konsiderasyon says the senator

Ex-minister: 2016 bets ignoring INC issues due to bloc voting

Jan 24, 2016 - 6:10 PM

But former INC minister Lowell Menorca II also says bloc voting is now unreliable because the church is already divided

LP behind Grace Poe DQ? Far from it – Spokesman

Dec 02, 2015 - 5:25 PM

The spokesman of the LP led coalition points to the recent SET decision and to opposition UNA when asked if they were behind efforts to disqualify Poe

LP VS POE? The Liberal Party denies speculation that they are behind disqualification cases against Senator Grace Poe. Senate file photo

Miriam Santiago: Senators dream of being president

Oct 15, 2015 - 3:14 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago quips: Sa Senado kasi nananaginip silang lahat Nananaginip silang maging presidente ng Pilipinas

HALLER OF FAMER. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago addresses the Philippine Judges Association on October 15, 2015. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

With no VP yet, Binay party drops national convention

Sep 24, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Binay foregoes a party convention originally scheduled for September 30 and will instead hold regional launches in Baguio Cebu and Cagayan de Oro

STILL NO VP. Vice President Jejomar Binay still does not have a running mate less than a month before the filing of candidacies. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Poe to Roxas: Your people stab me in the back

Aug 17, 2015 - 6:16 PM

The senator who leads presidential preference surveys tells the administration candidate he should not wait for her before picking his running mate

Who will be Mar Roxas' VP? List: Poe, Robredo, Cayetano

Aug 03, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Administration standard bearer Manuel Roxas II is said to be choosing from a short list of 3

Senate (Poe and Cayetano) and Rappler (Robredo) file photos Senate (Poe and Cayetano) and Rappler (Robredo) file photos

Poe as VP? She's still on my shortlist – Roxas

Aug 02, 2015 - 6:33 PM

For Mar Roxas and the LP convincing Grace Poe to be his running mate isn t just about 2016 Politicians think of the next elections… statesmen think of the next generation Roxas tells reporters

'DREAM TEAM.' Administration standard-bearer Mar Roxas says Senator Grace Poe is still in the shortlist for his VP. Senate file photo

Miriam Santiago eyes presidency in 2016

Jul 22, 2015 - 11:08 AM

Santiago says she is elated and gratified by her doctors statement that her lung cancer has been controlled and by a survey naming her one of the top 3 presidential bets

'EQUAL PROTECTION.' Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says calls for Enrile's house arrest smacks of special treatment. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Grace Poe still top choice for vice president – SWS

Jun 24, 2015 - 1:30 PM

The number of Filipino adults who are undecided on their vice presidential candidate jumps to 22 in June from 13 in March

TOP CHOICE FOR VP. Senator Grace Poe leads potential candidates in the vice presidential race.

Poe to Binay: Honesty over experience

May 18, 2015 - 6:11 PM

Senator Grace Poe also says she is more comfortable with Senator Escudero than Secretary Roxas but adds any decision for 2016 will depend on the LP s invitation

'ANSWER ALLEGATIONS.' Senator Grace Poe challenges Vice President Binay to answer corruption allegations against him. File photo from Poe's Facebook page

Grace Poe on talks with Aquino: 'It's a continuing process'

May 09, 2015 - 11:20 PM

In a meeting on the eve of his Chicago trip on May 6 President Benigno Aquino III reportedly asks Senator Grace Poe if she can run for vice president in tandem with Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II

'Lacson for president' video posted on Facebook

Apr 10, 2015 - 7:12 PM

The polished 30 second video makes references to Panfilo Lacson s record as senator and national police chief

LACSON FOR PRESIDENT? Presidential Adviser on Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson speaks in a forum in Makati City on January 23, 2014. File photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

2016 presidential choices: Beyond good or evil

Oct 15, 2014 - 1:11 PM

We do not need another hero or a warrior or a saint We just need someone who is visibly intent on deepening Philippine democracy

Binay cries ‘Niagara Falls’ when called Mr President

May 01, 2014 - 6:08 PM

Former Senator Saguisag says of his friend Jejomar Binay The first time I called him Mr President his eyes moistened The next time Niagara Falls

'PRESIDENT JOJOBAMA.' Citing surveys, former Senator Rene Saguisag says Binay will become 'President Jojobama,' if elections were hold today. OVP photo

Jinggoy: I might be 'mayor' in prison, not of Manila

Mar 04, 2014 - 7:01 PM

Senator Estrada jokes that given the administration undue interest in his case he might end up a ward leader in prison not mayor of the country s capital

Cayetano: Expedite pork trial before ‘Binay admin’

Feb 26, 2014 - 12:02 PM

Cayetano expresses concern that a Binay presidency might abandon the pork barrel scam case