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Davaoeños Bong Go and Ronald dela Rosa clinch the top two spots in the Senate race in the Duterte bailiwick of Davao City
In their first bid for public office – national position, at that – Duterte disciples Bong Go and Ronald dela Rosa get enough votes to land them in the top 5
Higit sa youth vote, ang pinakamahalagang magagawa isang araw bago ang eleksiyon ay youth campaign – kailangang padaluyin ang paghahangad sa pagbabago
When legislators believe in the rule of law, everything they do in the august halls of the Senate would be about justice. They will not lie, they will not cheat, they will not steal.
The education department says that if data are collected properly through the Election Monitoring App, 'officials are able to easily get a picture of activities and reports within hours, not in weeks or months'
The 24-member Senate under the next Congress will be filled with members from political dynasties
On average, senatorial candidates each spend around P107 million for their campaigns
President Duterte has endorsed 4 out of 7 reelectionist senators: Pimentel, Villar, Angara, and Ejercito. Will he anoint one of them to be his successor?
We ask the Comelec to use all its moral suasion to organize one senatorial debate and compel all major candidates to attend. Or we wake up in May with a Senate slate that is purely bought and paid for.
(UPDATED) Aside from its bet Neri Colmenares, Makabayan endorses 5 of 8 Otso Diretso bets
The President says Go never took a single cent from millions of cash supposedly distributed to law enforcers for operations and intelligence work
Over 500 of the bills the ex-senator and 2019 senatorial bet co-authored or filed were pending at the Senate committee level in the 16th Congress, from 2013 to 2016
Warring unions join forces for the first time in decades to push for the pro-worker agenda that Duterte has failed to deliver. Will this be enough of a game changer?
'Dapat pa rin pong krimen siya para wala pong abuso sa hanay nating mamamahayag,' says senatorial bet and former journalist Jiggy Manicad
How are the 62 senatorial aspirants in the 2019 midterm elections the same or different from each other?
(UPDATED) ''Pag natalo itong mga kandidato ko, balikan ko kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly tells the audience during PDP-Laban's proclamation rally in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan
Unlike them, pro-life advocate Rizalito David and lawyer Jude Josue Sabio fail to convince the Commission on Elections to allow them to run for senator
'Kung gano'n ang tulong nila sa atin, 'yung ayuda, 'yung pautang nila sa atin, hindi na bale,' says opposition senatorial candidate Mar Roxas
Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque contradicts the Duterte administration on death penalty for drug-related crimes
President Rodrigo Duterte says he will likely have his own 2019 Senate slate, distinct from the slate of his own political party, PDP-Laban
(3rd UPDATE) Reelectionists and former senators are ahead, while some newcomers gain ground, in surveys leading to the 2019 midterm elections
Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon says Region 6 will 'play an important role for Otso,' referring to the opposition's Otso Diretso senatorial candidates
In their first sortie, the coalition candidates go to Capiz, Roxas’ home province and bailiwick
(UPDATED) The Pasay court does not believe in the credibility of the whistleblower, former Maguindanao provincial administrator Norie Unas
Former police chief Ronald Dela Rosa, a senatorial aspirant, says he will also support a bill that imposes death penalty on corrupt officials
'Hindi ba meron tayong isang kandidato na from 1% to Vice President? Nasubukan na po natin noon. Uulitin natin para sa 8,' Team Pilipinas convenor Maria Cecila Reyes tells volunteers for the opposition's 2019 campaign
The Liberal Party-led senatorial slate should make sure volunteer sign-ups and social media endorsements will translate to votes
Most of those running for senator are male, married, and approaching their senior years
This is how they voted on the Train Law, hero's burial for Marcos, martial law extension, Bangsamoro Organic Law, and other issues during the 17th Congress
'I just couldn't sit and watch it happen,' says human rights lawyer Chel Diokno as he tells Rappler why he decided to run for the Senate at this time of extrajudicial killings
They shed their yellow shirts, and do away with the classic ‘L’ sign. Voters, they believe, don't care about colors anymore.
Watch the launch of the opposition coalition slate on Rappler
Despite years – or decades – spent working in the government, these political veterans are still running for office in the 2019 Philippine elections
These first-time Senate hopefuls – lawyers, Duterte appointees, a reporter, civic Muslim leader, former soldier, long-time local chiefs – promise to shake up the midterm polls
(UPDATED) Rappler lists the senatorial aspirants who are facing cases, complaints, or probes, as well as those who have been acquitted or the cases against them dismissed
Mansueto Gallardo, 70, and Porferio Camorongan, 80, find government slow in addressing some pressing problems
The former interior secretary says any joint exploration agreement with China must ensure the Philippines gets a 'lion's share' of profits
‘I’m not saying that I’m immortal, but only God knows,’ says Juan Ponce Enrile, who has refiled his certificate of candidacy for senator
Going against the advice of President Rodrigo Duterte, Harry Roque decides to run for senator under People's Reform Party
President Duterte's former political adviser stresses that while he filed a motion to suspend proceedings of his electoral protest against Senator Leila De Lima, he does not believe she won in 2016
'Bago ako sa politics pero hindi ako bago sa issues na araw-araw kino-cover din natin,' says the veteran reporter after filing his certificate of candidacy
(UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte goes with his top aide Bong Go in filing the latter's certificate of candidacy at the Comelec office in Intramuros
The senator says signing the TRAIN law was a 'lesson learned'
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte's first police chief vows to push for the reinstatement of the death penalty if he wins in the 2019 elections
'Talagang mayroong confusion. May mawawalang boto because of confusion. That comes with the risk of running together kaya nga hindi ginagawa ito ng pamilya,' says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito
Vice President Leni Robredo says they are still deliberating whether or not to field a complete slate of 12 senatorial bets for the 2019 polls
PDP-Laban president Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says the party will 'just release a complete list of its candidates nationwide' after the filing of certificates of candidacy
Senator Francis Pangilinan says opposition groups still 'needed more time' to finalize their senatorial slate for the 2019 elections
Among those who posted using the #GoRegisterPH hashtag on social media are Eraserheads legends Raymund Marasigan and Buddy Zabala, jazz singer Toni B, and musicians from Cheats, Sandwich, Moonstar 88, The Vowels They Orbit, and Gracenote
'Kung tatanungin mo ako if I really want to have power, ayokong ganun. It's more of correct the insitutions na magsisilbi sila,' says broadcast journalist Jiggy Manicad on his plans to run for senator