Duterte government - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Duterte government


[OPINION] History will remember those who spoke up

Dec 11, 2018 - 7:18 AM

As an artist and a human being, my resistance in this struggle is to share what I’ve witnessed and to demand accountability from the government

Gordon to Malacañang: Clarify role of military in Customs

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:57 AM

'Dapat ilinaw muna ng Malacañang kung anong gagawin ng military,' says Senator Richard Gordon even as he defended President Rodrigo Duterte's order for the military to take over a civilian agency

SENATE PROBE ON MISSING DRUGS. Senator Richard Gordon, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, presides the hearing on the missing shabu shipment on October 30, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte appoints Elpidio Vega as government corporate counsel

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Vega was among the 5 OGCC officials who the Commission on Audit said received excessive allowances in 2017 from government corporation clients

How Duterte spent his President's Social Fund in 2017

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:49 PM

A bulk of the P4.87 billion in the President's Social Fund spent goes to 'Other Special Assistance' while P305 million goes to assistance for soldiers, police personnel, and their families

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte checks the condition of the wounded police officers confined at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban City, Leyte on June 29, 2018. Nine police officers were wounded in an alleged misencounter with troops from the Philippine Army in Samar on June 25, 2018. Joining the President are Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez, Jr., Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Presidential Adviser for Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, and Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte says 'no second chance' for erring government officials

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Yet President Rodrigo Duterte has a record of reappointing government officials accused of corruption or abuse of power

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of the newly-elected barangay captains of Region IV-A (CALABARZON) during a ceremony at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on June 14, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Malacañang reaps fruits of tireless attacks on press freedom

May 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The government cannot just trample on press freedom and get away with it

[OPINION] Enough of policymaking without planning

Apr 13, 2018 - 6:12 PM

As the Boracay example illustrates, policymaking without planning makes for needless chaos, confusion, and destruction

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte decided on Boracay closure

Apr 12, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Rappler traces President Rodrigo Duterte's decision-making on Boracay, from the video presentation that started it up to the Cabinet meetings where a 6-month closure was finalized

[OPINION] The party’s over

Dec 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM

It’s time to stop wishing for a single, hardball opportunity to end this state of abuse. 2018 is yours – and ours – to fix.

[OPINYON] Rebolusyonaryong gobyerno: Pagpapakita ng lakas o simbolo ng kahinaan?

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:40 AM

Ang mga nagtutulak ng rebolusyonaryong gobyerno ay isa lamang sa 3 paksyon sa koalisyong pampulitika ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Nagkakagulo sila.

[OPINION] Revolutionary government: Show of force…or sign of weakness?

Nov 30, 2017 - 12:05 PM

A Revolutionary Government would most likely lead not to authoritarian stability but to a succession of destabilizing military coups. This scenario, more than anything else, is what prevents the President from giving the green light to the RevGov faction.

[OPINION] Federalism in motion: a runaway train?

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The logic of the PDP proposal seems to suggest an 'intended consequence' – a political system which will be easier for the Duterte regime to control

Thanks to Duterte gov't confusion, the Left regains influence

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The national democrats know a break with President Duterte's administration will be inevitable. For now, it will milk the relationship for all its strategic and tactical worth.

DUTERTE AND THE LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) Peace Panel Members Fidel Agcaoili, Chit Agcaoili, Benito Tiamzon, and Wilma Tiamzon over dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City, on December 2, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

[Newspoint] A pathological democracy

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Deviancy in fact characterizes the policies and workings of the Duterte government

4,700 Kadamay families qualified to get houses – HUDCC

Jul 27, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Housing chief Eduardo del Rosario says he is just waiting for Congress to pass a joint resolution allowing the distribution of the houses before the turnover of the units to the families

PANDI. Housing site occupied by urban poor group Kadamay in Bulacan. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Duterte warns Kadamay not to repeat occupation of houses

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Either batutain kayo o pag lumaban kayo ipagbabaril ko kayo the President tells Kadamay

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 'Salamat Magigiting na Mandirigma: Go Negosyo Kapatid for Marawi' ceremony at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 25, 2017, reassures the families of the law enforcers that he will raise a P50-billion trust fund to cover the educational expense for their children. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to crack down on private companies using gov't lands

May 01, 2017 - 9:35 PM

If you don t give back the land to the government then I will ask the Filipino people to occupy the lands that are in your hands the President tells oligarchs

AGAINST OLIGARCHS. Prior to his Labor Day speech, the President met with leaders from various labor organizations to discuss contractualization. Presidential photo

Occupy Bulacan: How the urban homeless won shelter

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:58 AM

After the successful takeover of idle government housing in Bulacan urban poor group Kadamay sets its eyes on other sites in the province

OCCUPY BULACAN. Members of urban poor group Kadamay occupied idle housing sites in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Ruy Martinez/Rappler

Paranoia drives Duterte's politics

Mar 30, 2017 - 11:00 AM

This worldview of conspiracies is the laziest kind of thinking that subverts self criticism and does not allow for a vision to flourish

File photo courtesy of Malacañang

[Newspoint] In Christmas denial

Dec 16, 2016 - 11:23 AM

The streets have been quiet since – and should remain so until January 6 the Day of the Magi

#AnimatED: Isandaang araw ng angas at poot

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:10 AM

Ito na ang pinakanakakapagod at nakakalungkot na unang 100 araw ng isang pangulo simula nang mabawi natin ang demokrasya noong 1986

Duterte’s military camp-hopping: way to soldiers’ hearts

Jul 31, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The Philippine President s speeches in his visits to 6 military camps in 9 days are designed to win the loyalty and even the love of the country s armed forces

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by officers of the Western Mindanao Command during his arrival at Edwin Andrews Airbase in Zamboanga City on July 21. KIWI BULACLAC/PPD

Robredo the ‘connector’ needed between gov't and people – analysts

Jun 30, 2016 - 10:24 AM

At the same time she likes listening she likes going to people And that’s someone we need in the executive department says Duterte ally and Mindanao Commission on Women CEO Irene Santiago

THE VP. Leni Robredo is inaugurated as Vice President on June 30. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Incoming DOTC chief to businessmen: Don't corrupt us

Jun 22, 2016 - 2:16 PM

You want us not to be corrupt? Do not bribe and bind yourselves to us and gain our patronage incoming Transportation Secretary Art Tugade tells businessmen

'NO BRIBING PLEASE.' Incoming Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade attends the 'Sulong Pilipinas' business forum on June 21, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Peace talks: Political prisoners?

Jun 18, 2016 - 11:30 AM

I am for peace and I am for peace negotiations but both sides must want it and want it so badly that no side sets preconditions for negotiations

PEACE TALKS RESUME. Incoming peace panels of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) sign joint statement on June 15, 2016 in Oslo, Norway to resume formal peace talks in July. Photo by Ayik Casilao

Duterte campaign spokesman defends wife’s post in new admin

Jun 10, 2016 - 11:27 AM

It s all actually about her and not me says Peter Laviña of his wife s impending appointment as agriculture undersecretary

DUTERTE SPOKESMAN. Peter Lavina, president-elect Rodrigo Duterte's campaign spokesman, takes a selfie with his wife, Evelyn, incoming agriculture undersecretary. Photo from Peter Lavina's Facebook page