Duterte's speeches - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Duterte's speeches


Duterte says his SONA will last 'not more than 35 minutes'

Jul 09, 2018 - 10:29 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says he 'will read' his 3rd State of the Nation Address

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his State of the Nation Address at Congress in Manila on July 25, 2016. Duterte announced a unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels who are waging one of Asia's longest insurgencies, and urged them to reciprocate. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

FULL TEXT: Moving ASEAN toward security, stability, prosperity

Nov 13, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Speech of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the opening of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on Monday, November 13

COMMON CONCERNS. In his speech to open the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on Monday, November 13, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells regional leaders and dialogue partners how 'terrorism and violent extremism endanger the peace, stability and security of our region because these threats know no boundaries.’ Malacañang photo

Duterte's 'war in Malaysia' makes audience do double take

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The President was likely referring to the war in Marawi but the mistake causes a small stir among his audience, composed of diplomats and foreign policy experts

Duterte's constant musings on death, resignation

Sep 23, 2017 - 10:40 AM

In recent speeches, President Rodrigo Duterte displays a preoccupation with mortality and quitting the presidency. But to what end?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte assures the victims of the fire that broke out in Barangay San Miguel, Manila that they willl receive cash assistance worth P5,000 during his visit at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels in the same barangay on August 16, 2017. Malacañan Photo

2017 SONA: Fact check, context

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Rappler looks at President Duterte s orders accomplishments and attacks on critics during his second SONA

Duterte practices delivering his SONA 2017

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:41 AM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte practices for his second State of the Nation Address 4 days before the big day

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

Verbal abuse

Apr 10, 2017 - 3:03 PM

I guess we will have to teach the Philippine Boy Scouts not to follow the example of the Chief Scout

Understanding Duterte's martial law remarks

Jan 19, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Since October 2016 Duterte has mentioned martial law in his speeches at least once a month What exactly has he said about the thorny issue and how is the public to understand his often contradictory remarks?

LIVE: Negosyo para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu, Christmas Townhall with the President

Dec 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Watch the Negosyo para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu Christmas Townhall with the President

QUIZ: How familiar are you with Duterte's speeches?

Dec 05, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The year 2016 the first under the Duterte administration was full of the President s speeches How well do you know his oft repeated phrases?

WHEN DUTERTE SPEAKS. President Rodrigo Duterte gives a statement during a press briefing at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Beijing, China on October 19. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Lawmakers hit Duterte's 'twisted, Marcosian' logic

Nov 15, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Congressmen from the independent minority bloc of the House cite the dangers of President Rodrigo Duterte s unclear thought process

"TWISTED LOGIC." House independent minority bloc members Edcel Lagman (2nd from right) and Tom Villarin (1st from right) criticize President Rodrigo Duterte's latest pronouncement on November 15. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte: Leaders need to do 'wrong' to protect people

Nov 14, 2016 - 5:30 PM

President Duterte after his warning to suspend the writ of habeas corpus says Either we do something to protect society or do something sometimes wrong to protect society

RULE OF LAW. President Rodrigo Duterte talks about Mindanao history, peace process, and his campaign against illegal drugs and corruption during the Regional Convention of Integrated Bar of the Philippines Greater Manila Chapter at Pandango Hall, Manila Hotel in Manila on November 4. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Leni Robredo on Duterte's 'tasteless remarks'

Nov 09, 2016 - 11:17 AM

Many were bothered and offended by it As we all rightly should says the Vice President a day after President Duterte teased her about her short skirts

Duterte to foreign critics: 'Do not fuck with our dignity'

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:10 PM

You have the evidence go ahead and file the case I have no problem with that I can rot in prison for my country Duterte tells Western critics during his first speech in Japan

DUTERTE AND CRITICISM. President Rodrigo Duterte give a speech at NAIA Terminal 2 before leaving for Japan on October 25, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte: If I don't respect you, expect gallons of curses

Oct 12, 2016 - 9:30 PM

After again blasting the US and UN President Rodrigo Duterte praises China for helping to build a drug rehab center: This is how you treat your friends

DUTERTE AND CRITICISM. President Rodrigo Duterte warns of more curses to come at critics he doesn't respect. Photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

FULL TEXT: President Duterte's 1st State of the Nation Address

Jul 25, 2016 - 7:36 PM

The 100 minute long speech is delivered in English and punctuated by ad libs in Filipino and Bisaya

Duterte's 1st SONA: What we know about the awaited speech

Jul 23, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Duterte s speech will be mostly in English and is still undergoing revisions this weekend

TO THE NATION. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his inaugural speech on June 30, 2016. Photo from PCOO

FULL TEXT: President Rodrigo Duterte's inaugural speech

Jun 30, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The past tense was I am here because I love my country and I love the people of the Philippines I am here Why? Because I am ready to start my work for the nation

Rodrigo Duterte, US-China talks, Muhammad Ali | 12PM wRap

Jun 06, 2016 - 1:48 PM

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VIRAL: Supporter to Duterte: 'No more negative remarks'

Apr 22, 2016 - 1:06 PM

You want Duterte as president? Prove it Show the world you are capable of being disciplined the netizen tells her fellow supporters in an open letter

12 elements of a Rodrigo Duterte campaign speech

Mar 28, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Any voter seeking to understand Duterte should listen to at least two full speeches of his

CLENCHED FIST. Duterte raises his fist as a symbol of his presidential campaign during a sortie in Ormoc City, Leyte. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler