Aquino government - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Aquino government


Aquino: Crucible of leadership

Jun 24, 2016 - 5:00 PM

President Benigno Aquino III is disarmingly frank about how being with world leaders taught him humility, the best advice he could give to any leader

#AnimatED: Impunity in NAIA

Nov 09, 2015 - 9:00 AM

‘Tanim bala’ is symptomatic of a weak rule of law in the country where people are not protected from injustices

Is there an 'objective' way to assess the State of the Nation?

Aug 12, 2015 - 9:30 AM

What would be crucial is for government to adopt long term targets so that empirical performance of governments may be compared across time in relation to these long term targets

Mapagpalayang Daan: The Third Way

Aug 05, 2015 - 7:00 PM

I beg to disagree with Prof Solita Monsod s framing of the 2016 presidential race as matuwid na daan vs kurakot na daan

After Aquino: Good governance and the succession dilemma

Aug 04, 2015 - 10:50 AM

Throughout the past 3 decades presidential endorsements have rarely changed the dynamics of the elections which was more determined by popularity in benign cases or outright vote rigging as allegedly the case in 2004

Why can't government spend more?

Jul 22, 2015 - 11:45 AM

The solution to the problem of corruption carried the seed of the next problem: the zeal for good governance complicated the work of government unnecessarily

Salvation from Mary Jane

May 18, 2015 - 8:15 PM

What we need is a kind of politics that refuses to react in haste but desires to engage

Philippine leaders and world affairs

May 08, 2015 - 9:32 AM

We are unable to see the relevance of political sciences as a powerful source of expert policy advice Hopefully leaders heed advice from those who actually know

President Benigno S. Aquino III and His Excellency Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, share a light moment following their joint press statement at the Reception Hall of the Malacañan Palace during the State Visit to the Philippines on Monday (February 09, 2015). This is President Widodo’s first State Visit to the Philippines. In the spirit of ASEAN solidarity, it is tradition on the part of a new head of state to immediately conduct introductory visits to fellow ASEAN Member States. Indonesia was the Philippines’ 11th largest trade partner in 2013, with total trade amounting to US$3.62billion. The Philippines and Indonesia enjoy excellent bilateral relations and cooperate extensively in numerous areas. (Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Erap’s birthday wish for Gloria Arroyo

Apr 20, 2015 - 3:00 PM

No administration – not this one not anybody else in the future – should be allowed to turn the entire government into his private revenge machine

Roxas defends Aquino, tells Napeñas: Stick to facts

Apr 07, 2015 - 3:08 PM

At the resumption of a House hearing on the Mamasapano probe Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and sacked police general Getulio Napeñas offer two different interpretations of the President s orders

Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Don’t mess with the police, Mr President

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:30 AM

The grumblings in the Philippine National Police should not be taken lightly

FULL TEXT: Aquino's speech on Mamasapano at PNPA

Mar 26, 2015 - 6:03 PM

I am aware of this: that no words will suffice to explain the deaths of our brave policemen All I can do after saying all that must be said and after doing all that must be done is to ask for your deep understanding

TRUTH? President Benigno Aquino III's past statements contradict some findings of the Board of Inquiry. Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Aquino has no liability in Mamasapano - Roxas

Mar 13, 2015 - 12:28 PM

UPDATED Resigned PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima is to blame for the tragedy Interior Secretary Mar Roxas says

SPARING THE PRESIDENT. A file photo of President Aquino and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.

Don’t you trust AFP? Aquino asked Purisima, Napeñas

Mar 12, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The police Board of Inquiry reveals the conversation between the President and police officials regarding Mamasapano and the military

ISSUE OF TRUST. A file photo of President Aquino taken in Malacañang in February 2015. Photo courtesy of Malacanang Photo Bureau

Bello: Aquino can 'scratch me off his list of allies'

Mar 11, 2015 - 6:26 PM

The President unfortunately has a problem listening to people When it comes to constructive criticism and suggestions he is tone deaf

Money in basic education, cash transfers: What works?

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Current investments in the social sector need to be sustained and deepened so government can help ensure that no one is left behind

House ally accuses Aquino of 'brazen cover-up'

Mar 10, 2015 - 2:39 PM

This man knows nothing of command responsibility or of honor Akbayan Representative Walden Bello says of the President

ALLIES NO MORE? Akbayan Representative Walden Bello says he is 'strongly inclined' to withdraw his support for President Benigno Aquino III. Photo by Rappler

FULL TEXT: ‘Binola ako’ ni Napeñas – Aquino

Mar 09, 2015 - 9:00 PM

This is the transcript of President Aquino s response to a question on what exactly happened in Mamasapano on January 25

President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions from the guests for the Presidential Hour during the Malacañang Prayer Gathering at the Malacañan Palace Grounds on Monday (March 09, 2015). (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Aquino: Napeñas 'tricked me' on Mamasapano

Mar 09, 2015 - 8:03 PM

In a blistering attack against dismissed Special Action Forces commander Getulio Napeñas the President calls him an unprofessional cop caught in a lot of wishful thinking who acted alone

JUSTICE FOR SAF 44. A march is scheduled for Sunday, March 8, 2015, calling for justice for the 44 fallen troopers. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino will choose next PNP chief ‘at right time’ - Roxas

Mar 04, 2015 - 4:18 PM

The President interviews two of the PNP’s most senior officials – PNP OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina and Chief of Directorial Staff Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo Jr – for the post of top cop

TAKING HIS SWEET TIME. President Benigno Aquino III

Ramos skips EDSA rites, dares Aquino to tell truth

Feb 26, 2015 - 8:15 AM

Ramos tells Aquino: Consolidate the Philippine national team because we have been broken up by disunity by conflict of interest by the broken chain of command which starts with the commander in chief

TELL-ALL: Retired military general Jose Almonte recalls in 'Endless Journey: A memoir' the years he played various roles in the country's history

Mamasapano probe: Time is running out

Feb 13, 2015 - 10:30 AM

The appointment of an independent panel of experts will depoliticize the investigation and prevent legislators from using it to grandstand for the coming elections

Poe warns Napeñas of insubordination, misconduct

Feb 09, 2015 - 5:07 PM

The senator warns the sacked Special Action Force commander he could face charges for following orders from a suspended official now resigned PNP chief Alan Purisima

WARNING. Senator Grace Poe at a Senate probe on February 9

#AnimatED: Mr President, institutions matter

Feb 09, 2015 - 7:30 AM

It’s late in the day But the President has to set things right: acknowledge mistakes and put his official house in order by giving primacy to institutions

'Who is the new PNP chief?' and other unanswered questions

Feb 06, 2015 - 11:41 PM

Using the hashtag continue the online conversation answering how you think Aquino should address the PNPcrisis

CONVERSATION: #PNPcrisis: What should Aquino do?

Feb 06, 2015 - 6:16 PM

UPDATED The national address on Friday February 6 is expected to address questions about the fate of top cop Director General Alan Purisima Share your thoughts about Aquino s speech in a Twitter conversation

Resigned? Relieved? The Purisima dilemma

Feb 06, 2015 - 4:11 PM

In his second national address on the Mamasapano clash will President Aquino make a definitive statement on the fate of suspended PNP chief Alan Purisima?

RESIGNED. File photo of suspended PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima

Aquino accepts Purisima resignation

Feb 05, 2015 - 5:03 PM

President Aquino tells key Cabinet members at Malacañang that he has accepted the resignation of his friend Alan Purisima

 Photo by © Mark Fredesjed R. Cristino

Pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law now

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:00 AM

When our leaders bring us war we must insist on peace

Airports and 2015 resolutions

Jan 06, 2015 - 8:42 PM

Our image as the new investment haven gets a kick in the face each time someone lands in Manila Who can fix this mess?

A Filipino atheist's letter to Pope Francis

Jan 06, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Should Pope Francis s visit affect a non believer? One writer thinks it definitely should

#AnimatED: All hands on deck for peace

Jan 05, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Ending the communist insurgency calls for a multi pronged approach involving national and local governments

Talking India, but thinking the Philippines: Is PNoy's fate Modi's challenge?

Sep 18, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Here are several key benchmarks by which global investors and India’s citizens should measure the country’s new leadership just as Filipinos may well be assessing Aquino in these areas as they look to the future

Why can’t the Philippines dance the Cha-cha?

Sep 02, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Shrill voices denounce constitutional change but miss the need for it

The wheat from the chaff

Jul 25, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The only thing of any value is the truth The rest is trivia

The greatest show in Congress

Jun 06, 2014 - 11:45 AM

No one can say that Commission on Appointments members use objective and impersonal standards in their decisions

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A tiresome administration

Jun 03, 2014 - 7:30 AM

With poverty hunger and unemployment knocking ever more loudly at our doors can we at least be spared the tiresome empty mendacious hypocritical rhetoric?

BJMP: Andrea Rosal given best care

May 21, 2014 - 9:35 PM

Andrea Rosal visits the wake of her child for 3 hours Wednesday

Gov't blamed for death of detained mother's baby

May 18, 2014 - 11:31 PM

The baby died due to complications Human rights groups are blaming the government for not providing adequate medical attention to the mother

LAST EMBRACE. Andrea Rosal, daughter of the late NPA spokesperson, weeps as she holds her dead baby named after her. Photo by Free Andrea Rosal Movement

A challenge to the Bangsamoro

Mar 27, 2014 - 12:26 PM

We d like to see a Bangsamoro that directly engages its youth in governance a Bangsamoro that puts premium on the role of youth in fulfilling the aspirations of Muslim Filipinos

Muslim Mindanao and structured, inclusive talks

Jan 29, 2014 - 7:43 AM

This landmark moment demonstrates the value of open structured and inclusive negotiations to end conflict

The politics of compassion

Nov 25, 2013 - 6:34 PM

Even as we tap into our collective compassion zeal and resourcefulness we come up against a wall of pettiness ineptitude self interest and warped priorities

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Leadership crucial in Yolanda recovery – UN, USAID

Nov 24, 2013 - 5:29 PM

The world shows immense generosity but it poses a coordination risk an expert says Can the government manage it?

Rappler Newscast | June 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013 - 8:50 PM

DFA orders Embassy staff to come home Aquino flood plan involves moving 20 000 families this year World Bank warns global warming woes closing in

2013 economic growth target stays for now — Palace

Jun 19, 2013 - 5:25 AM

The government is not yet revising its 2013 growth target of 6 to 7 until the country s development plan is updated

Photo by AFP

Gov't, MILF sign historic peace plan

Oct 15, 2012 - 2:58 PM

Amid the celebration the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front acknowledge that much work needs to be done

Puno aide: Why pick on me?

Sep 14, 2012 - 4:47 PM

A consultant of resigned Interior and Local Government Secretary Rico Puno speaks up on the firearms issue

Puno family tree in gov't, according to Miriam

Sep 14, 2012 - 2:59 PM

Rico Escalona Puno has at least 4 relatives in government

2 CA justices decline CJ nomination

Jun 25, 2012 - 6:11 PM

There are now 65 nominees for the post of chief justice

PNoy supports consortium with China in Recto bank

Jun 25, 2012 - 3:40 PM

The government supports efforts to include Chinese investors in the exploration of the disputed oil and gas rich bank off Palawan as long as they comply with the terms and conditions of the contract