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Sara Duterte's group disowns Tapang at Malasakit DDS Europe

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:24 PM

An advisory from the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance also says that organizations misrepresenting their group will face legal action

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the Serbisyo ng Bayan and Hugpong ng Pagbabago Pledge of Allegiance in Quezon City on November 9, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Sara Duterte seeks reelection as Davao City mayor

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The President's daughter is not seeking a national post in 2019 despite her good performance in senatorial surveys

SEEKING REELECTION. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio files her Certificate of Candidacy on October 15 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davao City barangay poll candidates openly associate with politicians

May 09, 2018 - 7:49 PM

Comelec is helpless in enforcing pre-election rules

NOGRALES ENDORSEMENT? Bago Aplaya candidate Bobot Dujali are shown with PBA Partylist Representative Jericho Nograles in his campaign poster. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Sara Duterte clarifies she has 'no opinion on divorce'

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:23 PM

When President Duterte claimed she opposed divorce, the Davao City Mayor says many 'did not understood that it was a joke'

SILENT ON DIVORCE. File photo shows President Rodrigo Duterte and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during their recent trip to China. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Peace adviser welcomes Sara Duterte’s opposition to resumption of peace talks

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) Jesus Dureza says 'we should respect the statements of Mayor Sara because she knows also why she has to say it'

RESPECT. President Duterte's peace adviser, Secretary Jesus Dureza, says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio's stance against the resumption of talks with the communists is an input to be respected despite being contrary to her father's latest directive. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Sara Duterte drops plan to run for Davao City congresswoman

Jan 26, 2018 - 7:08 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter says she wants to preside over the completion of government projects in the city

Rappler file photo by Mick Basa

Sara Duterte to dad's critics: I won't run for senator, just don't annoy me

Jan 04, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The feisty Davao City mayor and presidential daughter says her 'slot' in the Senate race is open to 'yellows,' as long as her father's enemies don't annoy her

Davao City cancels Christmas, New Year feasts to condole with fire, flood victims

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:27 PM

'This is not the time for merrymaking,' says Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who has also asked the city council to declare Davao City under state of calamity

EMPLOYEES TRAPPED? Authorities are verifying reports that at least 10 employees of NCCC Mall of Davao are still inside as fire rages on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

37 feared dead in Davao City mall fire

Dec 24, 2017 - 7:47 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Davao Mayor Sara Duterte says firemen found one body as the blaze was brought under control Sunday, December 24

MALL FIRE. Firefighters try to contain the fire that hit the NCCC Mall in Davao City on December 23, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Prove the bank accounts are true, Sara Duterte dares Trillanes

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Before she issues bank waivers, Davao City Mayor Sara Dutertre says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV must first prove veracity of the bank accounts

PROPER FORUM. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, says an Ombudsman investigation gives the family the proper forum to respond to allegations of accumulating wealth illegally. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Sara Duterte welcomes Ombudsman probe into family's wealth

Sep 28, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The Ombudsman says it has found basis to start an investigation into the assets of the President's family based on the complaint of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

PROPER FORUM. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, says an Ombudsman investigation gives the family the proper forum to respond to allegations of accumulating wealth illegally. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

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May 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

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Davao City 'on lockdown' after terror attack in Marawi

May 24, 2017 - 3:41 AM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio says security checks are in place both on land and at sea

MAYOR DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio declares Davao as locked down until further notice due to the clash in Marawi. Rappler screengrab

Duterte: Archbishop Villegas got 'beat up' by 'maldita' Sara

Feb 25, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The President reads his eldest daughter s defense of him on Facebook and says his feisty daughter knows how he thinks

SAME WAVE LENGTH. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is described by her father President Rodrigo Duterte as someone who understands how he thinks. File photo by Manman Dejeto

Sara Duterte-Carpio loses 2 of her triplets

Sep 08, 2016 - 12:35 PM

UPDATED Mayor Sara was told about her loss last Monday September 5 when she went to her doctor after the Davao City Hall flag ceremony

MAYOR SARA. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio talks with the commander of the Task Force Davao, Col. Henry A Robinson Jr. after the flag raising ceremony of the City Government on Monday, September 5, 2016. Photo by JFP Dalumpines

Duterte to Davao City Hall staff: Thank you for believing in me

Jun 27, 2016 - 6:31 PM

City government employees attend Duterte s last Davao City flag raising ceremony as mayor

LAST FLAG CEREMONY. Rodrigo Duterte addresses Davao City Hall employees for the last time as their mayor. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Catcalling: Duterte broke the law in own city

Jun 02, 2016 - 5:32 PM

UPDATED A Davao City ordinance signed by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in 1994 says whistling at a woman can be considered sexual harassment

UNDER FIRE. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte draws flak for catcalling GMA-7 reporter Mariz Umali during a press conference. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Bakeshop to give out P5M worth of free 'Duterte cakes'

May 12, 2016 - 9:08 AM

The gesture is its owner s way of staying true to its promise of giving out cakes if Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wins the elections

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

Rodrigo Duterte: Judge me by my values, not my cursing

Jan 08, 2016 - 3:00 PM

But the foul mouthed presidential bet cuts down on his cussing during a visit to Cebu City

CLEANER MOUTH? Rodrigo Duterte is more careful with words during his visit to Cebu City on January 7, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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

On Duterte's trail: Where did he go? What did he do?

Jan 02, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Since March 2015 Rodrigo Duterte s survey ratings have been steadily rising but can he catch up with leading contender Jejomar Binay?

DUTERTE 2016. Rodrigo Duterte has been doing well in surveys so far but will his numbers be enough to win an election? Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

Comelec shouldn’t accept Duterte COC, poll exec says

Dec 17, 2015 - 4:20 PM

Commissioner Guanzon is the only Comelec member who refused to accept Mayor Duterte’s certificate of candidacy

DISSENTING COMMISSIONER. Unlike 6 other Comelec members, Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says the poll body shouldn't accept Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's certificate of candidacy, at least for now. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

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

Alan Cayetano: Don’t forget Duterte protects women too

Dec 02, 2015 - 2:00 PM

The vice presidential bet says Duterte s pro women policies in Davao City should outweigh his political incorrectness

FOR WOMEN. Alan Peter Cayetano says Rodrigo Duterte has done much to protect the interests of women. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

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

Rodrigo Duterte: I am running for president

Nov 21, 2015 - 10:18 PM

UPDATED There are things in life that would move a man a citizen to do something even if he doesn t enjoy it says the Davao City mayor

'ON THE BRINK.' Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte says the Senate Electoral Tribunal allowing Grace Poe to run for president may convince him to run for the same position. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte not running for president, aide files COC for Davao mayor

Oct 15, 2015 - 2:50 PM

Duterte s chief of staff Bong Go wears a T shirt that says No is No sending a strong message to those pressuring him to run for president Duterte is seeking reelection as Davao mayor instead

Duterte to Palparan: I embrace Filipinos of all colors

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:55 PM

We should be like a rainbow a country of diverse colors but united and bound by the common desire of becoming a beautiful spectacle in the sky says the Davao City mayor

LENDING A HAND. Then Davao City vice-mayor Rodrigo Duterte visits a typhoon-struck NPA camp in Compostela Valley in 2012. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.

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: Give me time to do 'final soul-searching'

Sep 26, 2015 - 7:01 PM

Sa konting panahon na lang po haharap ako sa bansa at sa inyong lahat At magdedesisyon ako ng buong kalooban at mula sa puso Pangako ko sa inyo – hinding hindi ko kayo pababayaan says the Davao City mayor

'PLEASE RUN.' Duterte's supporters are rewarded with a text message from the Davao City mayor read during a gathering in Luneta on September 26, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte to supporters: Choose another ‘presidentiable’

Sep 21, 2015 - 10:26 PM

To those planning to march to Luneta on September 26 to convince him to change his mind he says: Stop it I won’t be there

File photo of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in Navotas

22 things to know about 'Duterte Harry'

Sep 18, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The tough talking mayor can t sleep without an old blanket from his mother and is a closet bookworm

'FEARLESS.' Then Davao City vice-mayor Rodrigo Duterte poses in front of an NPA camp in Compostela Valley. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.

Duterte forces smoking tourist to swallow cigarette butt

Sep 03, 2015 - 3:49 PM

UPDATED Duterte s spokesman Peter T Laviña says the incident written about by Piñol happened a long time ago and did not involve a revolver being pointed at the tourist

YOU. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte attends the 17th founding anniversary of the VACC as guest speaker in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. File 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

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