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CHR to Duterte: Stop rape jokes, review your language

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon tells President Rodrigo Duterte that rape is no laughing matter

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gestures as he delivers his speech during the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Visayas Island Cluster Conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City on August 21, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte unapologetic over latest rape remark

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:15 PM

'Hindi ko naman sinabing rinape lahat 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, downplaying his remark on Davao City rape incidents

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the inauguration of the new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems Development Project at the Philippine Air Traffic Management Center (PATMC) in Pasay City on January 16, 2018, announces that he will conduct a review on the various public works projects that have remained unfinished citing that he may terminate the contractors and find new ones who will get the job done. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Robredo: Rape exists because of rapists, not beautiful women

Sep 03, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo reminds President Rodrigo Duterte that rape is a serious matter and victims should not be blamed

WOMEN'S RIGHTS ADVOCATE. Vice President Leni Robredo holds a press conference on September 3, 2018 Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Sara Duterte to rape joke critics: 'What have you done to help?'

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio says the Davao City government's actions against rape cases 'should not be lost in the repertoire of the President and the attacks by those who hate his guts and humor'

PRESIDENTIAL DAUGHTER. Davao City Mayor comes to her father's defense. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

Roque: Visayas, Mindanao 'more liberal' in defining what is offensive

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is 'mature enough' to know when his jokes are 'too low,' says Malacañang after his joke about rape cases in Davao City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with the guests during the 49th Charter Day celebration of Mandaue City at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex (MCCSC) in Cebu on August 30, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

CHR to Duterte: Be more considerate, stop rape jokes

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:24 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says statements inciting violence against women are a cause for concern given that they come from the most powerful person in the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gestures as he reiterates his oath of office to protect the Filipinos in his speech during the 11th Ambassadors' Tour Philippine Reception at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on July 14, 2017. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Have we lost all decency?

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Our aging national leaders have become wanton and debauched

Malacañang on Duterte rape remark: The masses get him

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:58 PM

The President s latest statement was not a joke says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 64th Araw ng Hagonoy celebration at the Municipal Complex in Hagonoy, Davao del Sur on July 5, 2017, expresses his grief over how Filipinos have been dying in the war in Marawi City. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

After drawing flak, Duterte makes new rape joke

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

What I don t like are kids being raped You can mess with maybe Miss Universe President Rodrigo Duterte says in his new rape joke

File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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May 31, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Palace defends Duterte's rape joke as 'heightened bravado'

May 27, 2017 - 9:14 PM

In a statement that does not mention the sickening joke Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says the Philippine leader just exaggerates in his speech to drive home a point

JOKE TIME. President Rodrigo Duterte's latest rape joke, made before troops in Mindanao on May 26, 2017, sparks online outrage. Presidential Photo

The deeper effect of name-calling women

May 04, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Often attacks on women online are sexually laden They are meant to demean Men when they get attacked online also get death or physical threats as women do but are spared comments about their bodies or their sexuality

#PugadBaboy: Rape Joke

Dec 10, 2016 - 11:00 AM

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May 26, 2016 - 8:34 PM

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May 25, 2016 - 7:42 PM

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Cannes comic 'didn't want to hurt anybody' with rape joke

May 13, 2016 - 8:38 PM

A French comedian who made a rape joke in the presence of Woody Allen on the opening night of the Cannes film festival says he meant no harm with the gag

'NO HARM.'€™ Master of Ceremony, French actor Laurent Lafitte hosts the Opening Ceremony of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 11 May 2016. Photo by Ian Langsdon / EPA

Woody Allen brushes off rape joke, sex abuse claims at Cannes

May 13, 2016 - 12:04 AM

It is a pleasure to see you in France because you have shot many films in Europe in recent years and yet in the United States you haven t even been convicted for rape says the host French actor Laurent Lafitte

WOODY ALLEN. A host at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 makes a rape joke about the controversial director. Photo from EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Duterte, Cayetano still lead Facebook engagement for national elections

May 06, 2016 - 11:31 PM

Facebook reveals who users were talking about in election related conversations for nearly 6 months

Pia Cayetano: Duterte has done a lot for women's rights

May 06, 2016 - 11:02 PM

Cayetano a women s rights advocate throughout her political career explains why she backs Duterte despite his remarks about rape and other controversies

Marcos dictatorship, machismo, and human rights in elections

May 01, 2016 - 3:59 PM

The country s next leader will have a lot of work to do to address the government s spotty human rights track record

Duterte expects rivals to attack him in 3rd presidential debate

Apr 24, 2016 - 6:13 PM

In the latest ABS CBN poll released hours before the debate Duterte retains his lead against his opponents

FRONT RUNNER. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he expects his rivals to gang up on him at the 3rd presidential debate in Dagupan City on April 24, 2016, since he is topping the surveys. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte's rape joke: Can diplomats comment on election-related issues?

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The ambassadors views that are critical of the presidential bet s rape joke can be interpreted as unlawful foreign intervention

SHUT UP? Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte (right) says US Ambassador Philip Goldberg and Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely (middle) should not comment on election-related issues because foreigners are barred from doing so under the Philippine Constitution.

Escudero condemns Duterte for rape joke, but defends Jalosjos

Apr 23, 2016 - 7:43 AM

The vice presidential candidate says the former congressman who is supporting him went through a tribulation remorseful and actually paid for his mistakes

[Dash of SAS]: The D joke

Apr 22, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Why does an objection to joking about a deplorable act of sexual violence even have to be explained?

Binay urges Duterte: 'Seek immediate psychiatric help'

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay advises his rival to avail of the free healthcare services in Makati City as the campaign seems to have taken its toll on Rodrigo Duterte

WORD WAR. Vice President Jejomar Binay (right) continues his word war with rival Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte says he may cut US, Australia ties

Apr 21, 2016 - 1:57 PM

2ND UPDATE Leading presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte also tells the ambassadors of the US and Australia – two of the Philippines closest allies – to shut their mouths after they criticized his rape joke involving an Australian missionary

POLL FRONT-RUNNER. Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a rally in Quezon City on April 12, 2016

Duterte attracts large crowd in Iloilo despite 'rape joke'

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:50 PM

In Western Visayas where Rodrigo Duterte campaigned Tuesday rival Manuel Roxas II is overwhelmingly the top candidate in recent surveys

Comelec's Guanzon hits 'disgusting' Duterte rape joke

Apr 20, 2016 - 5:21 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says she will propose a Code of Conduct for Candidates and will reform election rules to emphasize gender sensitivity and gender equality

RAPE JOKE. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon hits Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for his 'disgusting' joke about the 1989 rape of an Australian missionary. Photo of Duterte by Alecs Ongcal; photo of Guanzon by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte to Australia on rape joke: 'Stay out'

Apr 19, 2016 - 12:46 PM

My publicist in Davao prepared a statement of apology and I said I will not read it because it is wrong I was not insulting the Australian woman I was derogating the act of rape says the leading presidential candidate

NO APOLOGY TO VICTIM. At the sidelines of a campaign rally in Bacolod City on April 18, 2016, presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte reiterates his belief that he did not owe an apology to the Australian rape victim who became the butt of his joke. Photo by Marchel Espina/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

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Apr 19, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Duterte a threat to democracy – Grace Poe

Apr 19, 2016 - 10:29 AM

How will Poe benefit from Duterte s latest faux pas?

Miriam: Take revenge on Duterte through the ballot

Apr 18, 2016 - 9:42 PM

Senatorial candidate Walden Bello has the same suggestion to voters as presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago: Let’s punish him in the polls on May 9

SHE'S BACK. Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago is back on the campaign trail after a month-long absence because of her participation in a drug trial. Photo from MDS Media Bureau

Roxas to Duterte: I'll be your enemy

Apr 18, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Mayor Duterte I will be your enemy I will not allow a dictatorship in our country the LP standard bearer tells the Davao City mayor

DICTATOR'S ENEMY? Mar Roxas doesn't hold back in criticizing friend-turned-foe Rodrigo Duterte. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Grace Poe: Yes, Duterte will be a dangerous president

Apr 18, 2016 - 6:39 PM

Grace Poe also takes a swipe at Rodrigo Duterte for failing to control his supporters who would sometimes threaten his critics

DANGEROUS. Presidential bet Grace Poe says 'Yes' when asked if Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, her closest rival, would be a 'dangerous president.'

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

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

Vice Ganda's songs for Napoles

Sep 01, 2013 - 11:54 PM

Comedian host finds his groove back in the backdrop of corruption scandal

FINDING HIS GROOVE. The comedian-host thriving once again in political controversy. Photo from his Facebook

The rape of Jessica Soho

Jun 04, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Vice Ganda does not understand why so many made his joke an issue This is about how this man looks at women and what he finds funny is a judgment on him as well

Social media on Vice Ganda's 'rape' joke

May 30, 2013 - 3:42 PM

Netizens fume over Vice Ganda s Jessica Soho rape joke

MOOD METER: ANGRY. Social media does not find Vice Ganda's Jessica Soho joke amusing. Photo from

Rape is no joke, Gabriela warns Vice Ganda

May 29, 2013 - 5:20 PM

Gabriela Reps Emmi De Jesus and Luz Ilagan urge the media to use their influence to raise people s awareness on violence against women

TASTELESS. Vice Ganda earned the ire of reporters after making a 'rape' joke about news anchor Jessica Soho

Jessica Soho to Vice Ganda: 'This isn't about me'

May 29, 2013 - 4:37 PM

Jessica Soho acknowledges Vice Ganda s public apology

APOLOGY ACKNOWLEDGED. Jessica Soho hopes Vice Ganda's apology was done with pure intentions. Image from 'State of the Nation' Facebook page

Vice Ganda says sorry

May 29, 2013 - 1:06 PM

UPDATED Vice Ganda apologizes to Jessica Soho and everyone offended by his rape joke

PUBLIC APOLOGY. Vice Ganda says he is sorry for offending people with his 'rape' joke. Screengrab from Youtube (TheABSCBNNews)

Vice Ganda gets flak for 'rape' joke

May 28, 2013 - 3:04 PM

UPDATED Vice Ganda angers GMA reporters and netizens after his rape joke about anchor Jessica Soho

TASTELESS. Vice Ganda earned the ire of reporters after making a 'rape' joke about news anchor Jessica Soho