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Duterte says online defenders, trolls hired only during campaign

Jul 25, 2017 - 8:24 AM

The President calls the University of Oxford, which released a study about social media manipulation, 'a school for the stupid people'

Duterte says online defenders, trolls hired only during campaign

FULL TEXT: President Duterte's State of the Nation Address 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:13 AM

Read the wide range of policy issues that President Rodrigo Duterte covers in both his prepared speech and his off-script comments

FULL TEXT: President Duterte's State of the Nation Address 2017

SONA 2017: No promises to speed up infra implementation

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte cites the victories in his administration's infrastructure initiatives during its first year in office

SONA 2017: No promises to speed up infra implementation

Duterte wants Senate to pass tax reform in full, zeroes in on Angara

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The President tells Senator Angara to 'watch out in the elections' after noticing the legislator did not clap on his request for the passage of the tax reform bill

Duterte wants Senate to pass tax reform in full, zeroes in on Angara

Duterte ‘more comfortable’ in 2nd SONA

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte puts some people and institutions on the spot in his SONA 2017

Duterte ‘more comfortable’ in 2nd SONA

IN PHOTOS: SONA 2017 protest march

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:25 PM

Protesters by the thousands walked kilometers to Batasan, demanding the change they did not see realized in President Duterte's first year

IN PHOTOS: SONA 2017 protest march

Duterte affirms commitment to implement K to 12

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also hails the Alternative Learning System – considered the 'centerpiece' of basic education under his administration

Duterte affirms commitment to implement K to 12

Duterte: PH, China to do joint exploration in West PH Sea

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

The Philippine President says there are already talks to get the joint development of oil and gas started

Duterte: PH, China to do joint exploration in West PH Sea

Duterte wants death for drug convicts: ‘An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:09 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates in his SONA that the 'essence' of the death penalty is retribution for the victims of heinous crimes

Duterte wants death for drug convicts: ‘An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’

Kris Aquino comments on President Duterte's SONA 2017

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The entertainment figure and daughter of former president Cory Aquino lists down the points she agrees with in President Rodrigo Duterte's address

Kris Aquino comments on President Duterte's SONA 2017

'My men' can snub your probe, Duterte tells CHR, Ombudsman

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:04 PM

President Duterte says he has the final say on whether or not to allow cops and soldiers to be probed by the Commission on Human Rights or the Ombudsman

'My men' can snub your probe, Duterte tells CHR, Ombudsman

Duterte accepts Mighty Corp's P25-B tax settlement offer

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:54 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the money will fund rebuilding efforts in war-torn Marawi, and also in Ormoc City which was struck by a strong earthquake

Duterte accepts Mighty Corp's P25-B tax settlement offer

Duterte appeals to SC to lift TRO on implants

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:14 PM

'TRO is the bane of efficiency,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in his State of the Nation Address, where Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was a guest

Duterte appeals to SC to lift TRO on implants

Duterte used SONA 2017 as bully pulpit – analysts

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:58 PM

Analysts say the SONA was a missed opportunity for the President to lay out policy statements and his administration's development plans

Duterte used SONA 2017 as bully pulpit – analysts

Duterte hits drug war critics: 'Bakit kayo bilib diyan sa mga puti?'

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:22 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will continue his war on drugs despite pressure from international human rights groups and other institutions

Duterte hits drug war critics: 'Bakit kayo bilib diyan sa mga puti?'

Duterte faces protesters after SONA 2017

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:03 PM

(UPDATED) Magrespetuhan tayo. Huwag 'nyo ako i-ambush,' President Rodrigo Duterte says as he faces protesters outside the Batasan after his State of the Nation Address

Duterte faces protesters after SONA 2017

Duterte warns miners: Spend on rehab 'or I'll tax you to death'

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:58 PM

In his second State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte warns all mining operations and contractors 'to refrain from the unbridled and irresponsible destruction of our watersheds, forests, and aquatic resources'

Duterte warns miners: Spend on rehab 'or I'll tax you to death'

On eve of House tobacco probe, Imee Marcos appears in Congress

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Asked if she will be attending the tobacco funds probe the next day, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says, 'I have no idea. Pine-pray over ko pa'

On eve of House tobacco probe, Imee Marcos appears in Congress

#SONA2017: Drinking game, extreme close-ups, and more

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:56 PM

A roundup of this year's funniest #SONA2017 tweets and reactions

#SONA2017: Drinking game, extreme close-ups, and more

Give us back Balangiga bells, Duterte tells U.S.

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:48 PM

'They are ours. They belong to the Philippines,' President Duterte tells the US in his SONA 2017, with the American ambassador in the audience

Give us back Balangiga bells, Duterte tells U.S.

Amid Duterte's popularity, opposition pols should reinvent themselves – Vitug

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug says politicians should organize in the grassroots if they want political reform

Amid Duterte's popularity, opposition pols should reinvent themselves – Vitug

Duterte claims Joma Sison sick with colon cancer

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:25 PM

In his second State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte lambasts NDF consultants for allegedly using the peace talks to travel in Europe like 'tourists'

Duterte claims Joma Sison sick with colon cancer

'Tatay Digong' brand, charisma behind Duterte's survey numbers – analysts

Jul 24, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Despite criticism over the drug war, President Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy majority approval and trust among Filipinos one year into his term

'Tatay Digong' brand, charisma behind Duterte's survey numbers – analysts

Duterte: War on drugs 'will be unrelenting'

Jul 24, 2017 - 5:37 PM

Stop ‘because the alternative is either jail or hell,’ President Rodrigo Duterte tells those involved in illegal drugs in his second State of the Nation Address

Duterte: War on drugs 'will be unrelenting'

Big business winners, losers in Duterte's 1st year

Jul 24, 2017 - 5:03 PM

The stock price of Dennis Uy's Phoenix Petroleum increased about 92% from July last year, while Ongpin-associated Philweb's stock price fell 46.3%

Big business winners, losers in Duterte's 1st year

IN PHOTOS: What people are wearing at the SONA 2017

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:54 PM

(UPDATED) See what Heart Evangelista, Jinkee Pacquiao, and other officials and their partners wore to the SONA 2017

IN PHOTOS: What people are wearing at the SONA 2017

De Lima asks Aguirre: Where are your drug war EJK cases?

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:07 PM

The DOJ's latest data of extrajudicial killing cases refer only to victims from cause-oriented groups

De Lima asks Aguirre: Where are your drug war EJK cases?

Marawi evacuees beg Duterte: End war, martial law now

Jul 24, 2017 - 2:58 PM

As President Duterte delivers his second SONA, Marawi evacuees say they want to go home

Marawi evacuees beg Duterte: End war, martial law now

Congressional franchises for casinos, mining 'reeks of vested interest'

Jul 24, 2017 - 2:34 PM

'It will be a conflict of interest for many legislators who are connected to business interests in mining and gambling'

Congressional franchises for casinos, mining 'reeks of vested interest'

Alvarez says option for dissolution 'makes marriage stronger'

Jul 24, 2017 - 2:26 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, among President Rodrigo Duterte’s key allies in Congress, also makes good on his promise to push for civil unions for both same-sex and heterosexual couples

Alvarez says option for dissolution 'makes marriage stronger'

Marawi resident claiming martial law abuses 'a voice in the wilderness' – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez claims 90% of Mindanao residents support martial rule in their region

Marawi resident claiming martial law abuses 'a voice in the wilderness' – Alvarez

FULL TEXT: ‘We must exceed the standard we set' – Pimentel

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Senate President talks about an agenda that will, among others, ease the burden of working and middle class Filipinos

FULL TEXT: ‘We must exceed the standard we set' – Pimentel

Hans Sicat is new ING Bank country manager

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:42 PM

He will be replacing Consuelo Garcia, who is retiring after 26 years with the bank

Hans Sicat is new ING Bank country manager

FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admits that the previous House session was marked with unprecedented challenges

FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

House prioritizes BBL, bills on same-sex civil unions, gov’t reorganization

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) Speaker Alvarez presents this year's House agenda

House prioritizes BBL, bills on same-sex civil unions, gov’t reorganization

Senate to prioritize tax reform, charter change

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the chamber will also prioritize the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, anti-terrorism measures, and universal healthcare

Senate to prioritize tax reform, charter change

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 24, 2017

LIVE: House of Representatives, 2nd regular session 17th Congress opening

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Watch the opening live on Rappler

LIVE: House of Representatives, 2nd regular session 17th Congress opening

LIVE: Senate of the Philippines, 2nd regular session 17th Congress opening

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:36 AM

Watch the opening live on Rappler

LIVE: Senate of the Philippines, 2nd regular session 17th Congress opening

LIVE: President Duterte's 2017 State of the Nation Address

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:53 AM

Follow Rappler’s live coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address on July 24, 2017 at Batasang Pambansa

LIVE: President Duterte's 2017 State of the Nation Address

Metrobank loses over P14B in market value amid fraud issue

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:15 PM

The stock of Metrobank was the biggest underperformer in the local bourse

Metrobank loses over P14B in market value amid fraud issue

Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Fashion Review

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:04 PM

Pageant writer Voltaire E. Tayag reviews the fashion in this year's edition of Miss Philippines Earth

Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Fashion Review

WATCH: Jebb Bulawan shows off powerful dunks at NBA 3X Philippines

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Jebb Bulawan is the 2017 NBA 3X Slam Dunk champion

WATCH: Jebb Bulawan shows off powerful dunks at NBA 3X Philippines

Gilas Pilipinas ends 2017 Jones Cup at 4th place after win over Iran

Jul 23, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Gilas finishes the tournament with a 6-3 record, good for fourth place, after winning the title last year

Gilas Pilipinas ends 2017 Jones Cup at 4th place after win over Iran

Progress in Congress? Duterte's legislative agenda in 1st year

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte does not lag far behind most of his predecessors when it comes to laws passed during their first year in office

Progress in Congress? Duterte's legislative agenda in 1st year

Poe urges Duterte: Tell your allies to pass emergency traffic powers

Jul 23, 2017 - 3:52 PM

Senator Poe says having emergency powers will help Duterte implement his 'build, build, build' program

Poe urges Duterte: Tell your allies to pass emergency traffic powers

Dear politicians, we’ve documented our commute so you don’t have to

Jul 23, 2017 - 3:07 PM

We need solutions for our transportation woes and we need them fast

Dear politicians, we’ve documented our commute so you don’t have to

Robredo wants gov’t attention on martial law abuse claims

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:39 AM

With the 5-month extension of martial law in Mindanao, safeguards should be put in place to deter human rights violations, says Vice President Leni Robredo

Robredo wants gov’t attention on martial law abuse claims

Pangilinan fears nationwide martial law

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Senator Francis Pangilinan maintains the President's grounds for declaring martial law in Mindanao is unconstitutional

Pangilinan fears nationwide martial law

SONA 2017 Promise Tracker: Duterte gets started on most vows

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Of the 16 major promises Duterte made in his 1st SONA, his administration has taken first steps to fulfilling most of them

SONA 2017 Promise Tracker: Duterte gets started on most vows