Mayor Rodrigo Duterte - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mayor Rodrigo Duterte


Double whammy: Comelec division unseats Pampanga 'drug' mayor

Aug 09, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Mabalacat Mayor Marino Morales is on the drug list of President Rodrigo Duterte

COC. Mayor Marino Morales shows his Certificate of Candidacy for the 2016 mayoralty race. Photo from the Facebook page of Morales.

Palparan on Duterte: 'It's fake bravery'

May 05, 2016 - 10:13 PM

In what may perhaps be one of the greatest ironies in an already surreal election season the man called the Butcher of Southern Luzon is now castigating Mindanao’s Punisher

Senatorial candidate Jovito Palparan in detention. Photo by Carlo Gabuco / Rappler

Duterte maintains significant lead in CDO survey

May 04, 2016 - 6:51 PM

The survey conducted by Kinaadman Research Center shows that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte persists as the front runner among the presidential candidates in Cagayan de Oro

STRONGHOLD. Davao city Mayor Rodrigo Duterte leads the presidential survey held in Cagayan de Oro city

Duterte, Robredo win in PSU Lingayen mock polls

Apr 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gets 35 52 of the university voters while Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo gets 30 78

Briones to candidates: How will you fund promised programs?

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Roxas will not have a problem funding his programs as part of Daang Matuwid But other bets will sure have

CANDIDATE WATCH. Former National Treasurer and Social Watch lead convenor Leonor Briones asks how presidential bets will fund their programs. Photo by Social Watch

Duterte to supporters: Be civil, intelligent, decent, compassionate

Mar 13, 2016 - 11:45 PM

UPDATED The statement from Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte s camp comes as his supporters threaten a student who asked him a question at a forum

Duterte: I'll skip debate if there's discrimination vs local media

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:44 AM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says people from the provinces should be given equal treatment

2016 Presidential Rodrigo Duterte attends the Peasants Electoral Agenda forum at University of the Philippines in Diliman on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero

Davao del Norte politicians unite behind Duterte

Feb 14, 2016 - 9:00 PM

In Rodrigo Duterte s first Mindanao proclamation rally politicians of all stripes throw their support behind him

Davao del Norte politicians at the stage with presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte at a rally in Tagum City, February 13, 2016. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

After falling ill, Duterte back on campaign trail

Feb 14, 2016 - 5:07 PM

Duterte: I m fine I m ready for all my schedules Tell my supporters not to worry about me

Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte speaks to reporters in Davao City, February 13, 2016. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

Nograles clan 'fully supports' Duterte presidential bid

Jan 20, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Representative Karlo Nograles son of Duterte s long time rival says his family is now backing their fellow Davaoeño

NOGRALES SCION. Representative Karlo Nograles, son of Prospero Nograles Jr, says the Duterte-Nograles feud is over. Photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Comelec division: Guanzon can hear Duterte cases

Jan 18, 2016 - 6:53 PM

I am very independent minded Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon tells Rappler as critics claim conflict of interest

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte submits to the Comelec this purported screen shot of Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon (1st from left) with lawyer Maria Sheila Bazar (2nd) in a public Facebook photo uploaded on December 26, 2011. Photo from Duterte's motion submitted to Comelec

Duterte: I'll talk to China, assert our rights

Jan 17, 2016 - 5:53 PM

Should he become president Duterte says he would tell China it is occupying Philippine territory

Duterte woos OFWs in Taiwan

Jan 10, 2016 - 11:40 PM

The presidential candidate tells Filipino workers that their families will be protected under a Duterte presidency

Duterte vows peace in 3-6 months if elected president

Jan 03, 2016 - 3:49 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he ll promote peace by talking to the NDF MILF MNLF and other groups

Duterte: Disqualification cases 'giving me more strength'

Dec 28, 2015 - 9:24 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says it s still up to voters to decide what s good for the country

Duterte's female supporters 'accept' his womanizing

Dec 10, 2015 - 4:47 PM

They also say the country needs a leader with an iron fist

WOMEN VOTE. Hundreds of women from all around Metro Manila came to Comelec to express support for Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's COC filing. Photo by Rappler.

'Roxas, Binay, Poe blindsided by Duterte'

Dec 07, 2015 - 4:03 PM

Our corrupt establishment has been shaken by the amazingly high level of Duterte s support

HIGHLIGHTS: MAD for Change concert

Dec 01, 2015 - 2:06 PM

Watch the highlights of the Musicians and Artists for Duterte concert

CBCP slams Duterte for cursing Pope Francis

Dec 01, 2015 - 9:40 AM

When we find vulgarity funny we have really become beastly and barbaric as a people

‘THE PUNISHER.’ Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the ‘MAD for Change’ event in Taguig City, Philippines, on November 29, 2016. Duterte is running for Philippine president. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Erap recalls 'bitter' ouster from office on Bonifacio Day

Nov 30, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Manila Mayor Erap Estrada leads the city in commemorating the 152nd birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

REMINISCING. In his speech, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada recalled his 'bitter' removal from office in 2001.

VLOG: Duterte should be allowed to run — Poe

Nov 27, 2015 - 9:13 PM

A recent Pulse Asia survey shows Duterte is top choice for president among Metro Manila voters

IN PHOTOS: Inside Rodrigo Duterte's home

Sep 30, 2015 - 7:51 PM

All these years the home of the popular Davao City mayor remains simple He opens its doors to us

SHOE CRAZE. 'The only thing I have in common with Imelda Marcos,' Duterte jokingly says about his shoe obsession

Duterte to Aquino: Don’t you belong to a dynasty?

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:14 AM

The mayor of Davao City doubts President Aquino meant it when he said it is probably time to pass an anti dynasty law

LAST. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his last SONA during the 16th congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, July 27, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte on SONA 2015: Aquino should stop blaming Arroyo

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:17 PM

The Davao mayor s son Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte shares the sentiment: If you continue to blame the previous administration it is like saying you did not do anything about the problem

GRADING AQUINO. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte – who watches the telecast of President Benigno Aquino III's speech at the Davao People's Park on July 27, 2015 – gives the State of the Nation Address a 7 on a scale of 1-10. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler Editha Caduaya

7 dead in Davao City anti-drug raids

Jul 15, 2015 - 9:43 PM

The city wide series of raids is supervised by no less than CIDG Director Benjamin Magalong

SUSPECTS. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks to suspects who were arrested in a series of drug raids in the city. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

Duterte backs same-sex marriage on Vice Ganda show

Jul 13, 2015 - 8:23 AM

On Gandang Gabi Vice Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte dances opens up on his extra marital affairs and pokes fun at Justice Secretary Leila de Lima

Duterte blasts De Lima: 'I have something on you too'

Jul 04, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tells Justice Secretary Leila de Lima with whom he has a running word war to be very careful

Davao city Mayor Rodrigo Duterte attends the 17th founding anniversary of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) as the guest speaker in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Friday. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Remove billboards showing my face, Duterte says

Jul 04, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has been sending mixed signals about running for president in 2016

TAKE IT DOWN. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the removal of all his billboards, including this one, outside a barangay hall. Rappler photo

Duterte: Next president must be young, even if inexperienced

Jul 04, 2015 - 7:30 AM

If God intended me to be president He would have opened the door for me when I was what 55 50? says the mayor of Davao City

SPEAKING HIS MIND. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he won't stop speaking about national issues and the 2016 polls even if he's not running for president. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte on how to fight crime: It has to be ‘bloody’

Jul 03, 2015 - 6:57 PM

So don t push him to run for president says Mayor Rodrigo Duterte if the country is not ready for what he did in Davao City

Duterte declares ceasefire between gov't forces, NPA

Jul 01, 2015 - 10:55 AM

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says this is to allow sympathizers of slain communist rebel leader Leoncio Pitao alias Kumander Parago to pay their respects

‘MOST WANTED’ NPA LEADER. 1st Pulang Bagani Battalion commander Leoncio 'Ka Parago’ Pitao (R) is seen sharing a light moment with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (L). File photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Duterte still best bet for president in 2016 – businessmen

Jun 25, 2015 - 10:00 PM

But why does he talk like he has a ready program of government? The Philippines largest group of CEO still hopes the Davao mayor will seek the highest post

'BEST BET'. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is the best candidate for 2016 presidential race, says officials of Asia CEO group. In the photo are Asia CEO members talking to Duterte (the one wearing Barong). All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Duterte: I am not running for president

Jun 25, 2015 - 7:48 PM

I do not covet it Sabihin ko na lang din ngayon ayaw ng pamilya ko pati yung anak ko Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tells businessmen in a forum

COA questions Duterte’s 11,000 contractual workers

Jun 16, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The thousands of contractual workers hired in 2014 were all assigned to the the office of the Davao City mayor and cost the local government P708 million

Duterte political ad: Ganito kami sa Davao

May 28, 2015 - 7:27 PM

The mayor s new political video follows the line adopted by now Vice President Jejomar Binay s successful 2010 campaign: replicate local good governance

DOING A MAKATI. In his new political advertisement, rumored presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte makes a promise that what Davao City achieved in his watch can be replicated across the country. File photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Duterte: Palarong Pambansa will be safe from terrorists

Apr 22, 2015 - 6:14 PM

Maximum security measures will be in place despite low security threat says Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte chair of the regional peace and order council

SPONSORSHIP. Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario (extreme right) thanks Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (2nd from left) for the P1 million that his city gave as sponsor of Palarong Pambansa 2015, which will be held in the province next week. Photo from Davao del Norte PIO

Senate Mamasapano report, Duterte for president, Mayweather chops wood | The wRap

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:39 PM

Senator Poe says President Aquino should take responsibility for Mamasapano Davao mayor Duterte – number 3 in a presidential poll Mayweather hacks a log during training

Will Duterte run for president?

Feb 14, 2015 - 2:08 PM

During a Dipolog stop of his listening tour the mayor of Davao revealed what he would do if becomes president and reforms are not achieved in 6 months

LISTENING TOUR. Duterte visited Dapitan City and Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte, and Dumaguete City in Negros Occidental for consultations on changing the government system to federalism. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Mindanao is boiling, violence may erupt anytime – Duterte

Feb 13, 2015 - 9:54 PM

The failure of the proposed Bangsamoro law – stalled since the bloody Mamasapano clash – would be tantamount to trimming the MILF s tail says the mayor of Mindanao s biggest city

Duterte to ‘hulidap’ cops: In Davao, I will shoot you

Sep 11, 2014 - 6:19 PM

If there are extortionist cops in Manila Davao s mayor has this warning: Ask to be assigned somewhere else In Davao I really am going to kill you Tell that to the Commission on Human Rights

Duterte forgives Ramon Bautista

Aug 29, 2014 - 2:38 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte forgives the comedian during an unplanned phone conversation

[DASH OF SAS] Love doesn’t have to hurt

Aug 22, 2014 - 7:00 AM

There is a school based program designed to educate middle to high school students about positive dating relationships

Aquino: Terror threat in Davao 'unverified'

Jul 01, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Aquino says authorities had received a report that a terrorist known for making bombs had sent a bomb or a bomb laden vehicle to Davao City to further a terrorist attack

ON ALERT. Security forces guard Davao against possible terror threats. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

On a scale of 1 to 10, terror threats are just 3 – Duterte

Jun 30, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Still Davao City responds with the highest form of security measures the mayor says ‘If you will fart we will immediately know it’

NOT TO CAUSE ALARM. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas (right) holds a press conference on June 29 on what the local and national governments are doing to counter terror threats. Karlos Manlupig/

What senators' silence on Duterte threat means

Feb 07, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Mayor Duterte s remark at a Senate hearing that he would gladly kill a rice smuggler is appalling That senators didn t condemn it is equally disturbing

'I'LL KILL HIM.' Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says there is no doubt Davidson Bangayan is rice smuggler David Tan. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Palace reminds Duterte: We don't just shoot criminals

Feb 04, 2014 - 3:44 PM

All government officials whether local or national have the basic responsibility to uphold the rule of law a presidential spokesman says

'I'LL KILL HIM.' Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says there is no doubt Davidson Bangayan is rice smuggler David Tan. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Duterte on 'smuggler' Bangayan: I will gladly kill him!

Feb 03, 2014 - 2:55 PM

The Davao mayor says farmer cooperatives don t have money to import rice so they are at the mercy Tan who also operates in Manila Cebu Cagayan de Oro

'I'LL KILL HIM.' Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says there is no doubt Davidson Bangayan is rice smuggler David Tan. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

#PugadBaboy: Death by torture punchline 3

Jan 23, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Torture for rice smugglers

#PugadBaboy: Death by torture

Jan 23, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Torture for rice smugglers

#PugadBaboy: Death by torture punchline 2

Jan 23, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Torture for rice smugglers