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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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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?

Why is it difficult for Bongbong Marcos to apologize?

Apr 14, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Bongbong Marcos narrative of denial has gained traction It exploits the already weak collective memory of Filipinos and has hijacked the unread past

DICTATOR'S SON. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr speaks during the proclamation of his vice-presidential candidacy in Manila, Philippines, on October 10, 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

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

VP bets on Internet speed: Improve infra, more competition

Apr 10, 2016 - 9:02 PM

During the Comelec debate on Sunday April 10 some vice presidential candidates also propose an independent government telecom regulator

FACE-OFF. VP bets explain their stances on key issues for voters during the Comelec VP debate hosted by CNN Philippines and BusinessMirror. Photo from Comelec

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

Where do VP bets stand on traffic, transportation?

Apr 07, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Are the vice presidential bets paying attention to the people s complaints about traffic?

Who among the VP bets will support divorce?

Apr 07, 2016 - 7:37 PM

The Philippines is the only country in the world without divorce Will this change come 2016?

Escudero, Marcos tied for top spot in VP race – Laylo poll

Apr 05, 2016 - 5:25 PM

The third in a series of surveys the latest Standard poll conducted by Laylo Research Strategies shows Escudero on a gradual downward trend

Where do VP bets stand on RH law, women?

Mar 29, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Of the 6 vice presidential candidates only two are against the reproductive health law

What sets Leni apart from Chiz, Bongbong? No presidential dreams

Mar 22, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Administration vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo concedes she needs to work harder as election day nears

Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Marcos edges out Escudero as top VP bet – Pulse Asia

Mar 22, 2016 - 11:16 AM

UPDATED Senators Bongbong Marcos and Chiz Escudero are still statistically tied with a difference of 1 percentage point

VP POLL FRONT RUNNER. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr campaigns in Laguna on March 2, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

In Ilocos, Robredo asked: Why are you proud to be anti-Marcos?

Mar 18, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Responding to a student at a forum the Liberal Party’s vice presidential candidate says it’s not about being anti Marcos but taking a strong stance against the abuses committed during martial law

LOW-KEY VISIT. LP vice presidential bet Leni Robredo talks to students at the Northwestern University in Laoag City on March 18, 2016. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Poe overtakes Binay in SWS poll; Robredo gains most

Mar 14, 2016 - 2:43 AM

4th UPDATE Senator Grace Poe is the leading presidential candidate in the latest SWS survey while Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo is the biggest gainer in the vice presidential race

Senator Grace Poe holds a motorcade and reaches out to the residents during a campaign rally on March 11 in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. Photo from the Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Escudero tops 1st, 2nd choice for VP – Pulse Asia poll

Mar 09, 2016 - 12:15 PM

The commissioned Pulse Asia survey conducted from February 16 to 27 asks 5 200 registered voters for their favored vice presidential candidate and their second choice in case their primary bet drops out of the race

CAMPAIGN SORTIE. Senator Chiz Escudero addresses students in Kidapawan. Photo from Arnold Almacen

Chiz still top choice for VP, Cayetano drops

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:56 AM

UPDATED Duterte s running mate loses support across all regions and in all economic classes according to the latest Manila Standard poll

Bongbong Marcos rising in VP race, tied with Escudero

Mar 04, 2016 - 11:01 AM

4th UPDATE Pulse Asia says that in the vice presidential race Senators Francis Escudero and Bongbong Marcos Jr are statistically tied for first place

FOR VP. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr is catching up in the VP race, according to Pulse Asia. File photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

#PHVote: Candidates, beware the Ides of March

Feb 29, 2016 - 12:44 PM

The month of March means a little more than 60 days left before D Day like the last quarter of a basketball game with no Stephen Curry in it

epa05179467 Filipinos give soldiers flowers in front of the People Power monument during the 30th anniversary of the fall of the then President Ferdinand Marcos' dictatorship, in Quezon city, east of Manila, Philippines, 25 February 2016. The People Power Revolution (EDSA) was a bloodless citizens' uprising that ousted late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Why Leni Robredo is my choice of conscience

Feb 28, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Former 1986 Constitutional Commission member Ed Garcia who was Leni Robredo s former professor in UP writes why he s supporting her

Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

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

Escudero slips; Marcos tied with him for No. 1 – SWS

Feb 15, 2016 - 7:32 AM

UPDATED It s the first time that Senator Escudero lost the lead in surveys says SWS The numbers of Leni Robredo and Alan Peter Cayetano rose by 2 points

2016 Vice-Presidential Candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos continues to visit various places in the north on the second day of his election sortie on Wednesday, February 10. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

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

Robredo in Negros, concedes ‘disadvantages’ of being admin bet

Feb 05, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Leni Robredo meets with Negros politicians and members of civl society a few days before the start of the official campaign period for national candidates

Liberal Party vice presidential bet and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo speaks before the members of civic societies and volunteer groups at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City, Friday. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant trends, supporters take advantage

Jan 21, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Fans of the Duterte Cayetano tandem are quick to make memes about their being the only ones present at the forum

No drama in Gensan for Duterte, Marcos, Cayetano

Jan 17, 2016 - 3:20 PM

In General Santos City Rodrigo Duterte and running mate Alan Cayetano share the campaign trail with Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr

ALL IN GENSAN. Candidates for 2016 elections Rodrigo Duterte, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, and Alan Peter Cayetano visit General Santos City on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Photos by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Comelec reveals 'final' list of VP candidates for 2016

Dec 23, 2015 - 5:47 PM

The 6 names are Francis Escudero Alan Peter Cayetano Bongbong Marcos Antonio Trillanes IV Gregorio Honasan and Leni Robredo

Trillanes to back death penalty as VP

Dec 07, 2015 - 9:50 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV however rejects the arbitrary killing of criminals

FANNING THE FLAME. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV warns against politicians and communist groups supposedly fanning anti-Aquino sentiment after Mamasapano. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

Leni Robredo: Political will needed to implement K to 12

Dec 05, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The VP candidate is in favor of the K to 12 program despite the problems expected to go with its full implementation

RURAL DEVELOPMENT. Aside from reforms in education, vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo is also pushing for rural development and provision of more government resources to cities outside Metro Manila. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Cayetano: Duterte, the iPad among Walkmans

Dec 01, 2015 - 3:08 PM

Senator Poe Sec Mar VP Binay can offer something better for the country but they can t offer something different Not real change says Cayetano

Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Naga better than Davao? I wasn't comparing, Robredo says

Dec 01, 2015 - 10:35 AM

The Liberal Party s VP bet says she was not comparing Naga and Davao when asked about Duterte s leadership style

NOT COMPARING. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo says a participatory, inclusive style of governance worked well in Naga City. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Leni Robredo's campaign anchors on youth, volunteers

Nov 28, 2015 - 8:34 AM

Supporters of the administration s vice presidential bet have just opened a volunteer center located in Katipunan Avenue near major schools

TSINELAS VOLUNTEER CENTER. Liberal Party's Representative Leni Robredo opens her support center with presidential sister Viel Aquino

The Leader I Want: Antonio Trillanes' to-fix list for 2016

Nov 21, 2015 - 4:45 PM

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

RUNNING FOR VP. Senator Antonio 'Sonny' Trillanes IV files his candidacy for vice president with his wife Arlene and members of the Magdalo group. Photo by EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

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

Leni Robredo hopes for anti-poverty job if elected VP

Oct 31, 2015 - 6:43 PM

If I will be given a chance to be elected as VP I want to be on the ground with the common people as this is the closest to my heart Robredo tells local Liberal Party leaders in Albay

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