Duterte as Commander-in-Chief - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Duterte as Commander-in-Chief


The evolution of Duterte’s First Lady: Honeylet Avanceña

Jul 01, 2017 - 8:00 AM

From Rodrigo Duterte s quiet companion on the campaign trail to his stunning red carpet partner during his presidency Honeylet Avanceña has come a long way First Lady or not

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet Avanceña welcome Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong upon his arrival at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, Philippines on April 29, 2017 for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. ASEAN PHOTO

After one year, Duterte veers ever more to the right

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is proving to be a hindrance to the country s most urgent political and socio economic reforms

Senate leaders give Duterte high score in 1st year

Jun 30, 2017 - 7:16 PM

But for minority senators President Rodrigo Duterte s first year in office was marked by dangerous policies

Duterte ‘held nation together’ but missed campaign vows – Lagman

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Another opposition lawmaker Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr says the President is too preoccupied with the drug war that he forgets his other promises

FATHER OF THE NATION. President Rodrigo Dutere attends as guest of honor during the 140th founding anniversary celebration of the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association, Inc. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

Duterte describes first year as 'rollercoaster' ride

Jun 29, 2017 - 2:25 PM

But the President declines to give a detailed assessment of his first year in power saying he can only do that if he is still alive at the end of his term

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte looks through the scope as he takes aim using one of the sniper rifles donated by the People's Republic of China (PRC) during the ceremonial handover of the military assistance gratis at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on June 28, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Keeping up with Duterte: A year inside the Cabinet

Jun 28, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The first year of the Duterte administration has Cabinet secretaries putting out fires and racing to keep up with the unpredictable president

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 14th Cabinet Meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacañan Palace on April 3, 2017. Also in the photo are (from left to right) Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr., Exeuctive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Agriculture Secretary Emmaneul Piñol, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo

GALLERY: Who are Duterte's San Beda appointees to gov't?

Jun 28, 2017 - 7:31 PM

UPDATED From the Cabinet to the courts many of the President s schoolmates and classmates have been appointed to key government positions

Duterte eyes Marawi visit on 1st anniversary as President

Jun 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM

I cannot just sit on my ass in my office while people suffer there says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Presidential Security Group (PSG) 120th founding anniversary at the Malacañan Park in Manila on June 28, 2017, reiterates his willingness to take the fall for the law enforcers who have carried out his order to eradicate the issues of illegal drugs and terrorism. Malacañan Photo

What were Duterte's favorite words in his speeches?

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Know the words and topics the President has talked about the most in speeches and statements during his first year in office

Top issues and controversies under Duterte

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte s first year in office is marked by shake ups in power dynamics international attention and security threats looming over the country

NEWSMAKER PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte has been the driving force behind many of the country's biggest news stories. In this file photo the President is shown presiding over the 13th Cabinet Meeting on March 6, 2017. Malacanang photo

A nation’s odyssey toward a popular dictatorship

Jun 26, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Yielding power when his 6 year term ends is a vanishing option for Duterte not least because he would face prosecution for extra judicial execution of thousands

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang battered-wife syndrome ng Inang Bayan

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nagiging depensa ng mga biktima ang pagbubulag-bulagan. Nagiging kanlungan nila ang katahimikan

Aquino hopes his reforms will continue under Duterte

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III also says he is concerned about the ongoing clashes in Marawi City

A YEAR AGO. President Rodrigo Duterte looks on as his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, walks away on June 30, 2016, when Duterte took office as president of the Philippines. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Duterte at 365 days: It's hip to be Marcosian again

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:33 PM

No post authoritarian president has publicly mused about the declaration of martial law as much as Rodrigo Duterte

Palace defends Duterte's 'very disciplined' spending on foreign trips

Jun 19, 2017 - 5:20 PM

There s very strict accounting regarding that matter says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella on how the government handles expenses for President Rodrigo Duterte s trips abroad

President Rodrigo Roa DUterte walks past honor guards upon his arrival at the VIP Airport in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on March 19, 2017 for a two-day official visit. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Duterte's foreign trips cost thrice more than predecessors'

Jun 17, 2017 - 3:24 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The government spends at least P386 2 million 7 72 million on foreign trips during Duterte s first year in power In one trip expenses shoot up to P31 8 million 636 000 a day

President Rodrigo Duterte is joined Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go as he arrives at the Franciso Bangoy International Airport in Davao City prior to his departure for a series of state visits to three countries in the Middle East including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar which kicked off on April 10, 2017. Malacañang Photo

Digong is boss, not the bayan's champion

Jun 17, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Duterte has nationalized this local way of doing politics with its associated coercive features vulgar argot and a more personalized patronage system

Fiscalizer no more? Senate protects Duterte while he's popular

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:30 AM

During the first year of the administration the Senate majority clears President Duterte in investigations but is non comittal toward his priority bills

A year later, the House remains Duterte’s loyal defender

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The House has consistently shown it will protect the President from his critics with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leading the charge

DUTERTE-CONTROLLED HOUSE. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leads the House of Representatives, where the President counts at least 267 lawmakers as his allies