Rodrigo Duterte dictatorship - updates

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Robredo to Duterte: Stop ranting, focus on helping suffering Filipinos

Aug 31, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Instead of glorifying a dictator and attacking me, why not fix our country's problems, says the Vice President

Vice President Leni Robredo, together with her daughters, Aika and Jillian, led the launch of Jesse Robredo: His Story, a biography about VP Leni's husband, who served as Interior Secretary and long-time Naga City Mayor. The biography was a project of the Jesse M. Robredo Foundation, and was written by award-winning author Criselda Yabes. (Photo by OVP)

[OPINION] Do dictators tell jokes?

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:12 PM

If President Rodrigo Duterte is a sovereign trickster, there have been others who came before him. Humor...can, in fact, be used to reinforce power relations, or to establish patterns favorable to a person seeking power.

Sereno rallies Filipinos to fight Duterte’s ‘dictatorial’ rule

May 17, 2018 - 7:16 PM

'Kung ayaw niya ng dissent, bigyan siya ng dissent. Kung ayaw niya ng boses ng tao, bigyan siya ng boses ng tao. The only way to fight a bully is to resist,' says ousted chief justice Maria Loures Sereno in her strongest speech yet

Former SC chief justice speaks at a forum at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Pasig City on May 17, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte: If I won't be a dictator, nothing will happen to PH

Feb 09, 2018 - 9:34 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte had previously said that becoming a dictator would dishonor his late mother, a prominent activist against the Marcos regime

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his message to the rebel returnees at Malacañan Palace on February 7, 2018, explains how insurgency has stunted the development of the agriculture sector in the hinterlands. Malacañang Photo

Duterte: Becoming a dictator would dishonor my mother

Mar 30, 2016 - 5:55 PM

So I will dishonor the memory of my mother by following the person she helped put down? says Duterte referring to his mother who was part of the anti Marcos movement in Davao City

NOT A DICTATOR. Rodrigo Duterte points to Davao City as an example of how he will lead the Philippines: a hardliner on crime but not a dictator. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte’s ‘benevolent’ dictatorship: No such thing!

Dec 01, 2015 - 9:02 AM

Mayor Duterte we don t need another monster