sorties - updates

Rappler's latest stories on sorties


I shot the presidentiables

May 07, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Rappler photographer Alecs Ongcal recalls her experiences covering the candidates ahead of the May 9 elections

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, May 2-9

May 02, 2016 - 11:39 PM

UPDATED Candidates are allowed to campaign only until May 7 when they will hold their miting de advance They head to their home cities and provinces to cast their votes on May 9

CAMPAIGN NOTES: Different women, same story in Roxas’ rallies

May 02, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Will Mar Roxas scripted? anecdotes win the hearts of Negrense voters? Rappler s Bacolod correspondent Marchel Espina files this blog

TELLING A STORY. Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel Roxas II interviews Corazon on stage during a rally in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Repeat of 2010? Binay confident he will win in Sorsogon

Apr 27, 2016 - 10:27 PM

His running mate who hails from the province Senator Gringo Honasan does not show up at his rally The governor is endorsing another vice presidential bet

BINAY IN SORSOGON. Sorsogon governor Raul Lee raises the hand of Vice President and UNA Presidential contender Jejomar Binay on Wednesday afternoon political rally attended by almost 10,000 people. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Binay’s dream: PH where the poor get free manicure, pedicure

Apr 27, 2016 - 8:45 AM

Vice President Jejomar Binay peddles his vision in vote rich Bicol a day after his voter preference rating sank to its lowest since pollsters held pre election surveys last year

BINAY IN CAMARINES SUR. Vice Pres. Jejomar Binay waves his supporters at Sagñay Sports Complex in Camarines Sur on Tuesday evening during his first salvo of political rally in Bicol. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, April 25 to May 1

Apr 26, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Two weeks before the elections presidential candidates and their running mates return to vote rich provinces

Top Philippine candidate pushes 'kill criminals' message

Apr 23, 2016 - 3:47 PM

Analysts say Rodrigo Duterte s profanity laced campaign resonates in a chaotic high crime society with limited opportunities for a vast underclass working for a tiny elite

DIGONG. Philippine presidential front-runner candidate Rodrigo Duterte (C) states his political platform in front of his supporters during a campaign in Manila on April 23, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

The Scrum: Can Mar Roxas be charged with vote buying?

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The answer is no if the basis of a complaint would be the now viral video of a Liberal Party rally in Cotabato where envelopes were handed to members of the audience

Roxas machinery will have a hard time in Negros Occidental – Poe ally

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:03 AM

Poe and running mate Senator Francis Escudero along with actor Coco Martin draw huge crowds in Negros Occidental considered a bailiwick of the administration s presidential bet

GRACE POE. Senator Grace Poe woos Negrense candidates. Photo by Marchel P. Espina

LOOK: Lovi Poe campaigns for sister Grace in Cagayan de Oro

Apr 21, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Although the actress has been campaigning for her half sister on her own it was the first time Lovi actually caught up with candidate Grace Poe in a sortie

Lovi Poe campaigns for Grace in Cagayan de Oro, April 20, 2016. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

LP bet in Cagayan de Oro endorses Grace Poe

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:25 AM

Liberal Party congressional bet Rolando Uy of the city s first district is the first party member in Cagayan de Oro to openly abandon standard bearer Manuel Roxas II

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/ Rappler

WATCH: Chiz and Heart campaign together for the first time

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:48 AM

Mas lalo akong ganado na umikot na kasama siya kasi grabe yong reaction ng mga tao says the actress as she joins her vice presidential candidate husband in General Santos City and Davao del Sur

'SAY CHIZ.' Actress Heart Evangelista takes a selfie with husband and vice presidential candidate Francis 'Chiz' Escudero during a rally in Davao del Sur, on April 19, 2016, the first time they campaigned together. Photo by Arnold Almacen/Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Bongbong Marcos hits nepotism in government

Apr 19, 2016 - 10:44 PM

The vice presidential candidate also says the government lacks an overarching fiscal and investment plan

Pacquiao: I can draw crowds for Binay, UNA

Apr 19, 2016 - 9:50 PM

The boxing champ who is running for senator says his popularity will draw people to Binay s rallies thus make them listen to the Vice President s platform

CROWD FAVORITE. Will the presence of the People's Champ, Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao, get more people to attend UNA sorties? Photo by Mara Cepeda/ Rappler

Duterte a threat to democracy – Grace Poe

Apr 19, 2016 - 10:29 AM

How will Poe benefit from Duterte s latest faux pas?

Grace Poe: Yes, Duterte will be a dangerous president

Apr 18, 2016 - 6:39 PM

Grace Poe also takes a swipe at Rodrigo Duterte for failing to control his supporters who would sometimes threaten his critics

DANGEROUS. Presidential bet Grace Poe says 'Yes' when asked if Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, her closest rival, would be a 'dangerous president.'

Miriam Santiago vows to elevate discourse in last presidential debate

Apr 18, 2016 - 3:06 PM

She says presidential candidates should focus on discussing where to get funding for their promises

SHE'S BACK. Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago speaks before graduates of Bulacan State University on Monday, April 18, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, April 18-24

Apr 17, 2016 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED The week culminates with the 3rd and last Comelec organized presidential debate for 2016 to be held at the University of Pangasinan PHINMA Network

Duterte's 'toughness' captivates Batangueños

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:14 PM

A hysterical crowd fights to be near presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte The mad rush even breaks the glass door to the Lipa City mayor’s office

Poe seeks St Jude of the 'impossible' as poll nears

Apr 15, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Presidential bet Grace Poe says the decline in her ratings has revealed who her real supporters are

Presidential candidate Sen Grace Poe visits the Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila for a campaign rally on April 14. Photo by Jay Morales

Poe, Duterte, Roxas sons almost cross paths in Cagayan Valley sorties

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Brian Poe Llamanzares Sebastian Duterte and Paolo Roxas campaign for the presidential candidates in the same region on the same day

MOM'S CAMPAIGNER. Brian Poe Llamanzares (extrme right) tells university students in Tuguegarao City on April 13, 2016, about the 'Study Now, Pay Later' program of his mother, presidential candidate Grace Poe. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Duterte continues verbal tussle with Binay in Cainta

Apr 14, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Rodrigo Duterte hopes to convert more voters in Cainta a vote rich town in Rizal province where the reelectionist mayor has endorsed him

Miriam Santiago not yet out of the presidential race – Marcos

Apr 12, 2016 - 9:36 PM

Vice presidential bet Bongbong Marcos says voters will be in for a surprise on May 9 because support for his presidential bet doesn t reflect in the surveys

'HIDDEN SUPPORT.' Vice presidential bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr says his standard-bearer Miriam Defensor Santiago has voter support that are not reflected in surveys. This file photo shows them at the announcement of their senatorial slate at the Ynares Sports Complex in Pasig City on February 14, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, April 11-17

Apr 10, 2016 - 11:29 PM

UPDATED One month before election day here are the places where the presidential and vice presidential candidates are courting votes

Korina Sanchez to kabalens: Mar needs Pampanga's vote

Apr 07, 2016 - 7:53 PM

Sa patuloy na pagtaas ng numero para kay Mar ang kulang na lang talaga ay Pampanga the broadcast journalist wife of the LP standard bearer tells SunStar Pampanga in an exclusive interview

SUBSTITUTE CAMPAIGNER. Broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez says one of the plans of her husband, Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas, is to decongest the city by developing the countryside. Photo from Korina Sanchez's Facebook page

Will Miriam Santiago be back on the campaign trail?

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Her running mate Bongbong Marcos says they are campaigning together next week – if ever only the 3rd time they will be seen together since the campaign started

ODD COUPLE. Vice presidential candidate Ferdinang "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. along with Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago officially started their election campaign at Batac, Ilocos Norte on Tuesday, February 9. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Aquino, Roxas endorse Arroyo ally in Zambales

Apr 06, 2016 - 9:47 PM

The President and his presidential bet endorse reelectionist Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr before a crowd of social welfare beneficiaries from Zambales 13 towns

PARTNERS. President Benigno Aquino III, Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas, and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo raise the hands of Zambales Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr on April 5, 2016, as they urged Zambaleños to vote for the administration slate and the local Sulong Zambales Party. Photo by Randy V. Datu/Rappler

Poe on Kidapawan: Why are the victims getting sued?

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:39 PM

Campaigning in Cebu presidential candidate Grace Poe says the vote rich province faces water shortage like Kidapawan Cotabato where farmers recently clashed with cops

DANAO ALLIES. Presidential candidate Grace Poe and running mate Francis Escudero (right) endorse Bakud Party chairman Ramon Durano III (center) during the local party's assembly in Danao City, Cebu, on April 5, 2016. Photo courtesy of Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Duterte in Bohol: I'm leftist, I wouldn't kill NPA members

Apr 05, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte campaigns on a peace and order platform in the province where communist guerrillas and government forces often clash

WARM WELCOME. Residents of Ubay town in Bohol rush to Duterte's helicopter landing site on April 4, 2016. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Binay's birthday wish for Arroyo: Good health and freedom

Apr 04, 2016 - 10:18 PM

The former president who is detained for plunder charges celebrates her 69th birthday on April 5

Mayor, ex-KB leader, welcomes Bongbong Marcos in Rizal

Apr 04, 2016 - 7:48 PM

A former leader of the Marcos time Kabataang Barangay San Mateo Mayor Rafael Diaz is on his last term fielding his wife and vice mayor Cristina Diaz to replace him

In Pampanga, Binay campaign goes sectoral

Apr 04, 2016 - 5:49 PM

With the Pampanga governor and the Angeles mayor declaring support for his rivals the Vice President goes directly to the sector he has been able to help

TAX EXEMPTION. United Nationalist Alliance presidential candidate Jejomar Binay explains to Pampanga's Best factory workers on April 4, 2016, why his proposed tax exemption for those earning below P30,000 is feasible. Photo courtesy of UNA

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, April 4-10

Apr 04, 2016 - 12:09 AM

This week culminates with the only vice presidential debate organized by the Commission on Elections

Bukidnon governor Jose Zubiri Jr endorses Duterte

Apr 01, 2016 - 7:02 PM

But Zubiri says most local leaders in the province support Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo instead of Duterte s running mate Alan Peter Cayetano

File photo of Rodrigo Duterte by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

In Cotabato, Roxas asked to explain ‘Muslim na mananakop’ line

Apr 01, 2016 - 9:22 AM

I did not realize that it created quite a stir It was not intended Maybe the correct adjective would have been MNLF says the administration presidential bet

Photo by Lito Boras/

Grace Poe: I'm not hurt by Aquino's attacks

Mar 31, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The presidential bet also defends her stand on the need for surface to air missiles which the President criticized in front of local leaders

Duterte: Becoming a dictator would dishonor my mother

Mar 30, 2016 - 5:55 PM

So I will dishonor the memory of my mother by following the person she helped put down? says Duterte referring to his mother who was part of the anti Marcos movement in Davao City

NOT A DICTATOR. Rodrigo Duterte points to Davao City as an example of how he will lead the Philippines: a hardliner on crime but not a dictator. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Marcos on survey gains: A lot of things can still happen

Mar 30, 2016 - 5:48 PM

The vice presidential candidate now tied for the top slot with Chiz Escudero says he s not paying attention to ratings and will continue campaigning hard

Gloc-9 speaks up about performance in Abby Binay's rally

Mar 30, 2016 - 1:12 PM

To Gloc 9 management this was just a regular sortie gig for a local candidate no different from the sorties before it and the sorties that will come after it says a statement from the rapper s management

Marcos in Pampanga: Allow Arroyo to get treatment abroad

Mar 29, 2016 - 10:01 PM

Vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos says local leaders in this Central Luzon province are crossing party lines to support him

MARCOS VILLAGE. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, who is running for vice president, meets with officers of two Aeta organizations and his supporters at a village named after his late father in Mabalacat City, Pampanga, on March 29, 2016. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Bongbong Marcos courts local execs in Aquino bailiwick

Mar 29, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Some Tarlac mayors say their support for Marcos is their personal decision not dictated by the party

In Aquino province, some NPC mayors back Bongbong Marcos

Mar 28, 2016 - 9:52 PM

The vice presidential bet says Ilocanos dominate the northern towns of Tarlac and that NPC founder Danding Cojuangco has allowed mayors to support him

ILOCANOS OF TARLAC. Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr convenes barangay officials in the town of San Manuel, Tarlac, on March 28, 2016. He visits Tarlac's northern towns of Tarlac, where Ilocanos reside. Photo by Dax Simbol/Rappler

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, March 28 to April 3

Mar 27, 2016 - 11:16 PM

UPDATED Candidates for national positions are back on a busier than usual campaign trail – the local hustings having started before Easter

Duterte supporters threatened by Romualdos in Camiguin?

Mar 23, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Duterte says It s the usual parochial feudal system When one family dominates they think [the town] is their property already

DUTERTE IN CAMIGUIN. Despite supposed threats from the local government in Camiguin, supporters of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte give him a warm welcome. Photo from Duterte media bureau

LP mayor in Talisay City endorses Duterte

Mar 22, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Amid reports about Liberal mayors refusing to support party bet Mar Roxas Mayor Johnny delos Reyes is the first to endorse another presidential candidate

SHIFTING ALLIANCES. Talisay City Mayor Johnny delos Reyes (2nd from left), a member of the Liberal Party, declares his support for presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte (middle) of PDP-Laban on March 21, 2016. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, March 21-27

Mar 21, 2016 - 1:17 PM

UPDATED The presidential and vice presidential candidates like the rest of us are slowing down as Holy Week begins

Grace Poe promises 2nd airport in Negros Occidental

Mar 18, 2016 - 7:32 PM

The presidential candidate tells a crowd in San Carlos City that an airport will make the area accessible to tourists and investors

COURTING NEGRENSES. Presidential candidate Grace Poe speaks at a rally in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, on March 18, 2016. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Poe challenges critics, denies P150-M campaign donations

Mar 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Ako talaga ay nagtitimpi lang ha? Pero yung mga ginagawa nilang ganyan sa tingin ko dapat managot na rin sila sa batas she says of camps that make allegations against her

CHALLENGE. Presidential bet Grace Poe challenges her critics to prove their claims she received P150 million of campaign donations. Photo from the Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Grace Poe returns to roots after historic SC win

Mar 14, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The presidential candidate takes the time in between sorties to visit Jaro Cathedral where she was found as an infant almost 48 years ago

ROOTS. After her Supreme Court win, presidential bet Grace Poe returns to Jaro Cathedral where her life journey began in 1968. Photo from the Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, March 14-20

Mar 14, 2016 - 7:00 AM

UPDATED Toward the end of the week all roads lead to Cebu for the second presidential debate organized by the Comelec