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Marcos, Escudero, Honasan, 2 Senate bets 'anti-health'

May 05, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Health advocacy groups that lobbied for the passage of the sin tax law warn against top leaders who chose to favor the vested interests of a few over protecting public interest

AFTER SIN TAX LAW. Health advocacy groups call Bongbong Marcos, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Ralph Recto, and Tito Sotto as 'anti-health' candidates

43 minutes of TV ads in 2-hour ABS-CBN VP debate

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:10 AM

This is 32 of the 133 minute broadcast a bigger share compared to the vice presidential debate aired by CNN Philippines

IN PHOTOS: VP bets' candid moments at debate backstage

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:07 PM

What happened behind the scenes of the vice presidential debate at the University of Santo Tomas?

SUPPORT. Jillian embraces her mother as the debate is about to commence. Photo from Jillian Robredo's Twitter

Honasan showed ‘depth and experience’ in VP debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 10:28 PM

For analysts the senator military man and former coup plotter showed his seniority during the vice presidential debate at the University of Santo Tomas

THE VETERAN. Analysts praise Senator Gringo Honasan for his performance during the VP debate on April 10. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Apr 11, 2016 - 7:36 PM

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Chiz Escudero's VP debate performance was 'safe' – analyst

Apr 11, 2016 - 5:47 PM

Senator Francis Escudero claims it s not his style to malign opponents

VP DEBATE. Senator Francis Escudero and wife Heart Evangelista during the first vice presidential debate held on Sunday, April 10. Photo by Arnold Almacen/Poe-Escudero media bureau

Alan Peter Cayetano: 'Rabble-rouser' of the VP debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 5:00 PM

A 4th placer in pre election surveys Cayetano makes a bold statement with his performance at the vice presidential debate

ALAN'S AUDACITY. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and his wife, Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, arrive in UST for the vice presidential debate. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'Suntukan sa UST,' Chiz for Waze, and other funny VP debate posts

Apr 11, 2016 - 3:27 PM

Trust Filipinos to be able to mix humor into the slugfest that was the vice presidential debate

Candidates gang up on Bongbong Marcos in VP debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Political consultant Malou Tiquia lauds how Marcos handled it: The body language was in check For some it showed character; to others leadership under pressure

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Apr 11, 2016 - 12:52 PM

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How do VP bets think they fared in UST debate?

Apr 11, 2016 - 10:45 AM

Gringo Honasan Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo think they performed well but Chiz Escudero and Antonio Trillanes believe only the people can judge their performance

NOT JUST SPARE TIRES. The 6 vice presidential bets face-off in a debate at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion. Photo by Alysa Salen of BusinessMirror

Only 1/5 of VP debate are TV ads

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:06 AM

This is a smaller share compared to the last 2 presidential debates But the VP debate aired by CNN Philippines features more political ads

Scenes from the VP debate venue.

Vice presidential bets square off in heated UST debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:30 AM

The 6 candidates engage in heated verbal tussles in the lone vice presidential leg of PiliPinas Debates 2016

Cayetano, Marcos clash in debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:20 AM

Alan Peter Cayetano calls out Bongbong Marcos on martial law and corruption

Jabs and uppercuts: VP bets slug it out on social media

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:08 AM

Robredo and Cayetano seem to be the top vice presidential candidates battling it out online

VP debate better than presidential – viewers

Apr 11, 2016 - 12:27 AM

I m a little worried that our vice presidential candidates generally make more sense than our presidential candidates a viewer observes

Online polls: Cayetano sweeps rounds, but Robredo is overall winner

Apr 10, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Alan Peter Cayetano takes Rounds 1 to 7 but netizens pick Leni Robredo as overall winner and applaud her closing line on Rappler s online polls during the vice presidential debate

Voters looking for strongman leadership, empathy – analysts

Apr 10, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Analyst Clarissa David and sociologist Jayeel Cornelio say candidates who are running on anti crime platforms – but are also expressing empathy – will win voters allegiance

FACE OFF. Six candidates for the vice presidency face off on various issues in the debate at the University of Santo Tomas on Sunday, April 10.

Who was overall winner of VP debate? Netizens choose Robredo

Apr 10, 2016 - 9:28 PM

Administration candidate Leni Robredo edges Senator Alan Peter Cayetano with netizens choosing her the winner of the vice presidential debate

WINNER. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo is chosen by netizens as the winner of the vice presidential debate.

Internet users to VP bets: Break up telecom monopoly

Apr 10, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Filipinos deserve better Internet services Advocates say breaking up the monopoly of telecommunication companies is the way to do it

Rappler editors' pick: Cayetano wins VP debate

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:56 PM

UPDATED Rappler editors name Alan Peter Cayetano the winner in this intense debate and recap some of the key points raised in the event

VP bets' traffic fixes: Boost rural dev't, improve mass transit

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The vice presidential candidates say improving mass transit providing economic development in rural areas and firm leadership are key to easing traffic in NCR

TRAFFIC FIXES. The vice presidential candidates have similar proposals to fix the worsening traffic problem in Metro Manila.

For netizens, round 7 of VP debate goes to Cayetano

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:24 PM

The senator maintains his sweep of the Rappler online polls as netizens vote him the winner of the 7th round of the vice presidential debate

WINNER. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (left) is still the winner of the Rappler online polls.

6th round of VP debate: Cayetano still winner for netizens

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:21 PM

For netizens the 6th round of the vice presidential debate is dominated by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano

TOP PICK. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano remains the top pick of netizens on the Rappler polls. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'Love triangle' not over? Cayetano, Marcos fight over Duterte

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr recalls Rodrigo Duterte s promise to relinquish the presidency to him if he fails in his anti crime campaign vow triggering a heated exchange with Senator Alan Peter Cayetano

TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is also paired with Bongbong Marcos despite running together with Alan Peter Cayetano.

Chiz: Gov't should not negotiate with Abu Sayyaf, terrorists

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Vice presidential bets say what should be addressed are the root causes of the armed struggle in Mindanao: social injustice and poverty

Cayetano still netizens' top pick in Round 5 of VP debate

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Round 5 of the Pilipinas 2016 vice presidential debate goes to Senator Alan Peter Cayetano as chosen by netizens on the Rappler polls

WINNING STREAK. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano continues to win netizens' votes in the Rappler polls.

Marcos on human rights abuses: I can only apologize for myself

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:40 PM

To Leni Robredo s demand that the Marcos family return their ill gotten wealth Marcos responds: I cannot give what I do not have

CAN'T APOLOGIZE FOR FATHER. Bongbong Marcos apologizes for any wrongdoing he may have committed against others but says he cannot apologize for his father. Photo from Comelec

VP bets want to pass anti-dynasty law

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:23 PM

The anti dynasty bill has languished in Congress for nearly 3 decades

END OF ANTI-DYNASTY. All vice presidential candidates approve of passing an anti-dynasty bill.

Round 4 of VP debate: Cayetano maintains winning streak

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:20 PM

In round 4 of the vice presidential debate netizens vote Senator Alan Peter Cayetano as the winner

ROUND 4 WINNER. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano takes round 4 of the vice presidential debate according to voters on the Rappler poll.

Trillanes: ‘I have every right to say Binay is corrupt’

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:11 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay the only presidential candidate at the Pilipinas 2016 debate is seen booing Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

DEBATE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (right) hits Vice President Jejomar Binay, the presidential candidate of Senator Gringo Honasan (left) at the vice presidential debate on April 10, 2016.

For netizens, Cayetano wins round 3 of VP debate

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:53 PM

For the 3rd time Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is judged the winner of round 3 of the vice presidential debate by netizens

3RD ROUND WINNER. Netizens pick Senator Alan Peter Cayetano as the winner in the third round of the vice presidential debate.

Round 2 of VP debates: Cayetano is winner, says netizens

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Rappler s online poll shows the running mate of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is the winner for round 2 of the vice presidential debate

STILL WINNER. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is netizens' pick for the second round of the vice presidential debate.

Robredo: Remove politics in appointment of justices

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Vice presidential bets Leni Robredo and Antonio Trillanes IV share how they will reform the judicial system

JUDICIAL REFORM. Vice presidential bets answer questions on how to improve the judicial system. Photo by Comelec

Pilipinas 2016: What will define VP bets' governance?

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:42 PM

Vice presidential candidates give the public a glimpse of their leadership in their opening speeches at the Comelec organized debate

OPENING SPEECH. Vice presidential bets make their governance pitch during the debate on Sunday, April 10.

Cayetano gets netizens' vote in 1st round of VP debate

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano wins the first round of the vice presidential debate according to voters on the Rappler poll

FIRST ROUND WINNER. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is the first round winner of the vice presidential debate according to voters on the Rappler poll. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Presidential bets show support for VPs during debate

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Vice President Jojo Binay is at the debate hall while Mayor Rody Duterte and ex Secretary Mar Roxas tweet messages of support for their VP bets

PRESENT. Vice President Jejomar Binay attends the vice-presidential debate to show support for running mate Gringo Honasan. Photo by Mara Cepeda

Cayetano hits Marcos: Your family stole $10 billion

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:07 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano criticizes Senator Marcos for denying that his family stole billions during the dictatorship but the son of the late dictator says there is no basis to this claim

FIGHTING FORM. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano hits Senator Bongbong Marcos' claim that his family did not engage in corrupt activities. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Advocates share hopes, expectations for VP debate

Apr 10, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Rappler s advocates want more substance out of the vice presidential debate Will the candidates deliver?

Youth protesters heckle Bongbong Marcos at VP debate venue

Apr 10, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The group the youth arm of the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses in Malacañang was quickly escorted by the organizers security personnel

Cayetano, Marcos most talked about VP bets on Facebook

Apr 10, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Alan Peter Cayetano is the most discussed vice presidential candidate at 44 followed by Bongbong Marcos at 35

UST vice presidential debate: The Rappler coverage

Apr 09, 2016 - 10:24 PM

On April 10 Rappler live streams the only Comelec organized vice presidential debate held at the University of Santo Tomas Tune in for breaking news quick fact checks expert commentaries polls and instant videos

IN PHOTOS: UST hosts VP debate on April 10

Apr 08, 2016 - 9:25 PM

A sneak peek into the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion where all 6 vice presidential bets are set to battle it out on Sunday for the Comelec organized event

HISTORICAL SITE. The 405-year-old University of Santo Tomas will host the vice presidential debate on April 10. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo hopes to ‘slow down’ in the lead-up to VP debate

Apr 08, 2016 - 7:32 PM

The Comelec sponsored vice presidential debate comes as the LP vice presidential candidate s numbers are steadily rising with a month left in the campaign period

Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Expect all 6 VP bets to go head-to-head – debate organizers

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:03 PM

The April 10 vice presidential debate follows a dual moderator and town hall format with the candidates answering queries from two moderators a 3 person panel and pre selected audience members

BATTLE GROUND. The stage is being set up for upcoming vice presidential debate in UST on April 10. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Gringo Honasan ‘excited but not worried’ for VP debate

Apr 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Will the rockstar of the post EDSA years outshine his opponents for the vice presidency?

UNA VP BET. Senator Gringo Honasan says his priority is to highlight UNA's platform during the debate. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Trillanes to 'stick to identity' in upcoming VP debate

Apr 06, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The navy officer turned lawmaker is lagging behind in preferential polls but he says he is coming prepared for the vice presidential debate

VP DEBATE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he will stick to his identity for the upcoming vice presidential debate. Screenshot by Rappler