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Duterte says last half of his term 'most dangerous' for drug suspects

Feb 26, 2019 - 11:24 PM

'The last 3 years of my term will be the most dangerous for people into drugs,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in a gathering of mayors

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 25, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte vows protection for barangay chiefs unjustly accused of drug war deaths

Jun 12, 2018 - 5:58 PM

The President says he would arm barangay leaders serious about fighting drugs and would 'intervene' if cases are filed against them over deaths

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is provided details on the security for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-related meetings during a briefing at the Philippine Ports Authority Conference Room in Bohol on April 19, 2017. Presidential Photo

Theater therapy for widows, orphans of Duterte drug campaign

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The participants in the workshop are asked to narrate how their loved ones were killed over and over again until they can tell their stories without stuttering or wailing

HEALING. Mariana (left) and Ellah hold each other as they perform their roles in the stage play about the drug war at Lasalle Greenhills, Mandaluyong City.  Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Duterte campaign team never paid for Cambridge Analytica services – Malacañang

Apr 10, 2018 - 3:01 PM

The campaign team had no need to purchase data from Cambridge Analytica because of the upswell of support for then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, says the Palace

Fewer Filipinos expect Duterte to fulfill promises – SWS

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:05 AM

Only 35% of Filipinos expect President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill 'all' or 'most' of his promises. Declines are recorded across areas, socioeconomic classes, and age groups.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Scout Ranger Ville in San Miguel, Bulacan on October 11, 2017, reiterates his vow to provide new equipment to the government troops so they could carry out their duties efficiently. Malacañan Photo

Floirendo slams expulsion from PDP-Laban 'without due process'

Oct 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

'It looks like the claws of authoritarianism have finally pierced the sacred ground the Party has zealously guarded against freebooters, carpetbaggers, and opportunists,' says Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr

CONFLICT BETWEEN FRIENDS. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr is facing a graft complaint and congressional probe, all thanks to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Malacañang file photo

Duterte visits PSE for campaign donor Dennis Uy

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Duterte is the first Philippine president in recent history to attend the anniversary of the listing of a company at the Philippine Stock Exchange

FIRST VISIT TO PSE. President Rodrigo Duterte and Cabinet members join Phoenix Petroleum CEO Dennis Uy onstage at the PSE trading hall. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte to focus on 3 gut issues, Palace vows

May 14, 2017 - 11:36 AM

This comes after the SWS released a poll showing that up to 52 or majority of Filipinos expect Duterte to fulfill most if not all of his promises

3 GUT ISSUES. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says President Duterte will continue to fight drug addiction, crime, and corruption. Malacañang photo

Keeping 'endo' alive: DOLE’s Department Order No. 174

Mar 22, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The labor department s dilly dallying is in stark contrast to the President’s consistent and unequivocal stand against contractualization

NO CONTRACTUALIZATION. Labor groups want all forms of contractualization to be prohibited. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Duterte admits firing Laviña was painful

Mar 03, 2017 - 12:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte warns his other appointees: Huwag ninyo akong hiyain Pag hiniya ninyo ako hiwalay hiwalay tayo

NO TO CORRUPTION. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) at the Virlo Public Market in Cebu on March 2, 2017. Photo by Marcelino Pascua/Presidential Photo

A look at the 2017 budget: Will it help Duterte fulfill his promises?

Jan 21, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Take a look at how the P3 35 trillion national budget has been allocated to fulfill some of President Duterte s promises

Imee Marcos, Senate probe, Pulse Asia survey | 6PM wRap

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:45 PM

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[Newspoint] Who brought Matobato out in the light?

Oct 12, 2016 - 2:23 PM

UPDATED It is a curiosity that nags both sides of the political divide After all Matobato has come out to indict President Duterte himself

'HITMAN.' Edgar Matobato testifies at the hearing of the Senate committee on human rights and justice on September 22, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE

Oct 11, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos donation President Rodrigo Duterte says Si Imee pa ang nagbigay Sabi niya inutang daw niya

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte (left) says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos helped fund his presidential bid. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

How Facebook algorithms impact democracy

Oct 08, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Its algorithms decide what you see. And they don't distinguish fact from fiction.

Duterte vows 'incremental' salary raise for soldiers by August

Jul 26, 2016 - 5:19 PM

The President tells soldiers in Nueva Ecija that he has asked Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to look for a way to raise the money for the promised salary increase

PEP TALK. President Duterte addresses soldiers of the Northern Luzon Command in Fort Magsaysay in the company of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, AFP chief Ricardo Visaya, and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Ahead of SONA 2016, sectors weigh in on Duterte's promises

Jul 24, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Rappler looks back on Duterte s campaign promises about education health and environment What do experts advocates and members of civil society think about them?

SONA 2016: The Duterte promise tracker

Jul 24, 2016 - 11:00 AM

What has President Rodrigo Duterte done in his first month in power to fulfill his campaign promises?

DUTERTE'S LEADERSHIP. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 3rd cabinet meeting at the State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on July 12, Tuesday. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

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Jun 08, 2016 - 8:38 PM

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The man they call Bong Go

May 27, 2016 - 12:35 PM

The man always at the side of Rodrigo Duterte grants Rappler an interview. What is it like being the trusted aide of the president-elect?

SUPPPORTING ACT. Bong Go sits beside his boss, Rody Duterte, as he fends off attacks about his alleged hidden wealth on, May 4, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Duterte campaign manager Evasco eyed as Cabinet Secretary

May 22, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Evasco mayor of Maribojoc and a former NPA rebel says he has not yet spoken to Duterte about the offer

CABINET SECRETARY? Jun Evasco arrives at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City to meet with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on May 16. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davaoeños to Duterte: You are our ‘pride and joy’

May 10, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Davao City residents are elated about the imminent victory of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte but it will be bittersweet for them too

DUTERTE SUPPORTER. Young Allech Maglasang demonstrates the signature campaign pose of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Rappler

If Duterte wins

May 09, 2016 - 11:00 AM

What he will do in 6 months is to eat his words

Cayetano: Anti-Duterte ad part of 'bigger conspiracy'

May 06, 2016 - 7:22 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano alludes to double standards in the media s treatment of presidential and vice presidential candidates and an alleged conspiracy among the elite and TV networks against the presidential poll front runner

CONSPIRACY? PDP-Laban's vice presidential bet Alan Peter Cayetano bares his thoughts about the anti-Rodrigo Duterte ad, saying there might be conspiracy. Screengrab by Rappler

CAMPAIGN NOTES: 10 things I learned about Duterte on the campaign trail

May 03, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Some amusing things I ve observed about Duterte: he isn t laway conscious and he can be a gentleman

'ORDINARY MAN.' Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a Makati Business Club forum on April 27, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte to ‘unimpressed’ businessmen: I will hire economic minds

May 03, 2016 - 3:22 PM

The Davao City mayor reminds businessmen he is willing to copy the best programs of the Aquino administration and even those proposed by rival presidential bets

NO EXPERT. Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a forum organized by the Makati Business Club and Management Association of the Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte admits receiving properties, cars from Quiboloy

May 03, 2016 - 11:27 AM

(UPDATED) Duterte says of the rich pastor, 'He donates [gifts] in the name of God, para makatrabaho ako, para wala akong takot'. Is he liable for graft?

PASTOR'S BLESSING. Rodrigo Duterte receives a blessing from Pastor Apollo Quiboloy on the occasion of his birthday in March. Photo from Rody Duterte Facebook page

Duterte to AMLC: How is military able to look inside bank accounts?

May 01, 2016 - 11:52 PM

The Davao City mayor also admits he has a BPI dollar account containing his savings of 5 000

DUTERTE TO AMLC. Rodrigo Duterte questions AMLC's ability to implement the Bank Secrecy Law during a Manila rally on May 1, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Meet the vendor who follows Duterte's sorties

May 01, 2016 - 8:45 PM

49 year old Felipe Fernando who hails from Nueva Ecija sells souvenirs to express support for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

DUTERTE SUPPORTER. Felipe Fernando and his wares. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Duterte: Details of BPI bank account to be disclosed May 2

Apr 29, 2016 - 4:18 PM

[I told them] to open it on Monday in front of Trillanes and [Atty Sal] Panelo Allow Panelo to explain first the legal ramifications says the Davao City mayor

CONTROVERSY. Rodrigo Duterte takes questions from media in Pasay City on April 29, 2016. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Duterte 'lacked substance' in Makati business forum

Apr 27, 2016 - 10:47 PM

The presidential bet explains his platform on crime education and health but leaves top businessmen with questions about his economic policies

BUSINESS MATTERS. Duterte gives a speech in front of businessmen in Makati on April 27, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Why Duterte's message of 'care and power' attracts

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Duterte s advantage over his rivals with political machinery lies in his emotionally attached supporters say analysts

CRAZY CROWDS. Lipa residents mob Duterte as he makes a courtesy call to the city mayor. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte proposes OFW department

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:13 PM

The presidential bet also proposes to establish a system of banks through which OFWs could channel their remittances

PROTECTING OFWS. Rodrigo Duterte proposes a department focused on OFW concerns during the last presidential debate on April 24, 2016. Photo from the Manila Bulletin

The story behind Rodrigo Duterte's 'apology'

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:40 PM

I might have really okayed it but to say I really read it carefully no it just passed through my hands says Duterte about his apology for his rape remarks

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Duterte speaks at a public rally in Iloilo City on April 19, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte apologizes for rape remarks

Apr 19, 2016 - 12:02 PM

UPDATED There was no intention of disrespecting our women and those who have been victims of this horrible crime Sometimes my mouth can get the better of me admits Duterte

'GUTTER LANGUAGE.' This is Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaking during the Amoranto Stadium rally on April 12, 2016, where he uttered his now viral rape remarks. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

To forgive or not to forgive Duterte?

Apr 18, 2016 - 4:00 PM

A scroll through social media feeds reveals an upheaval as voters weigh in on Rodrigo Duterte s controversial remark about rape

#PHVote: Will Teflon Duterte survive rape crisis?

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:49 PM

The crass and tough Rodrigo Duterte triggers weekend rage after a video of his joke on rape went viral angering not a few Filipinos and sending his campaign staff to damage control mode

WEEKEND RAGE. File photo of Rodrigo Duterte in a talk with businessmen. File photo by Rappler

Australia amid Duterte quip: Rape is not a joke

Apr 18, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Violence against women and girls is unacceptable anytime anywhere Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely says

Presidential election survey frontrunner Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks at concert in Quezon City on April 12

Duterte: Not sorry for rape remark, that's how I speak

Apr 17, 2016 - 9:15 PM

UPDATED I am willing to lose the presidency Do not make me apologize for something which I did which was called for at the moment says the Davao City mayor

VIRAL: Video of Duterte joking about raped Australian woman

Apr 17, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Netizens blast the presidential bet for making a tasteless joke

DUTERTE'S JOKES. Presidential election survey frontrunner Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks at concert in Quezon City on April 12. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte's 'toughness' captivates Batangueños

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:14 PM

A hysterical crowd fights to be near presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte The mad rush even breaks the glass door to the Lipa City mayor’s office

Duterte’s last resort on West PH Sea: Let’s not insist on ownership

Apr 15, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The presidential bet says leaving the issue of ownership behind can lead to a better deal with China if there is no progress with the international case being pursued by the Philippines

CAMPAIGN COUNTDOWN. Presidential election survey frontrunner Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a concert in Quezon City on April 12, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte bares details of 3-to-6-month anti-crime plan

Apr 14, 2016 - 11:10 PM

The Davao City mayor says he will raise the drug problem to the level of a national security threat and create a ranger trained division in the army

NATIONAL SECURITY. Rodrigo Duterte says his anti-crime plan includes deploying 3,000 policemen and a ranger-trained army division to crack down on criminal syndicates. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Poe, Duterte, Roxas sons almost cross paths in Cagayan Valley sorties

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Brian Poe Llamanzares Sebastian Duterte and Paolo Roxas campaign for the presidential candidates in the same region on the same day

MOM'S CAMPAIGNER. Brian Poe Llamanzares (extrme right) tells university students in Tuguegarao City on April 13, 2016, about the 'Study Now, Pay Later' program of his mother, presidential candidate Grace Poe. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Duterte continues verbal tussle with Binay in Cainta

Apr 14, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Rodrigo Duterte hopes to convert more voters in Cainta a vote rich town in Rizal province where the reelectionist mayor has endorsed him

Cainta NPC mayor endorses Duterte

Apr 13, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Mayor Kit Nieto hosts a campaign rally for Duterte in the vote rich town in a region where Duterte badly needs more support

SUPPORTING DUTERTE. Cainta Mayor Kit Nieto says while their town receives many candidates, their support is for Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Brother of LP's Governor Mangudadatu supports Duterte

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:17 AM

Jong Mangudadatu former mayor of Buluan in Maguindanao announces his support for Duterte even if members of his family are members of the Liberal Party

CAMPAIGNING IN ARMM. Rodrigo Duterte is joined on stage by former Buluan mayor Jojo Mangudadatu (in green) during a sortie in Maguindanao. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte’s dream legacy: 3 major train lines across PH

Apr 09, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Where would he get the funds for such an expensive project? One option he says is China

Duterte's 'oops' moment with the Mexican ambassador

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Duterte jokes about the absurdity of traveling to Mexico with its incidents of drug related crimes The audience reacts because the Mexican ambassador is among them

TALKING TRAVEL. Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a tourism forum in SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on April 8, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte to Binay: No extrajudicial killings, I still have values

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:43 PM

I do not do that says Duterte about extrajudicial killings after Binay accuses him of being an executioner

EXECUTIONER? Rodrigo Duterte responds to Jejomar Binay's claim that he resorts to extrajudicial killing to suppress crime. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler