Rodrigo Duterte and Gloria Arroyo have similar tendencies on key policy issues, but experts say Duterte has pushed his powers to the 'brink of authoritarianism'
While not a direct quote from the ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General, the original statement is, in fact, praise for the President
Rappler tracks down the latest increases or additional charges and fees that affect and hurt the pockets of Filipinos
'Transport infrastructure should be delivered as soon as possible especially now with the Build, Build, Build. But is the government ready and equipped to deliver all these plans?' says UP Professor Dayo Montalbo as the Duterte administration marks its third year in office
President Rodrigo Duterte spits curses and blasphemes, yet the economy remains rosy. The question is, how much noise can businesses take?
According to the National Nutrition Council, food gardening may be an answer to the problem of hunger and malnutrition
Housed in Taguig, the Good Food Grocer feeds families in informal settlements and children in day care centers
The bill has not been signed as a law yet. It has been only approved by the Senate in their 3rd and final reading, and waiting for its 2nd reading in the House
'He's been doing it all along for other bills like the death penalty, lowering of age [of criminal responsibility], why not do this for his campaign promise, coco levy?'
Sereno is reprimanded following the SC's show cause order related to her ouster, but is not disbarred
The Philippine National Police finds enemies from within
Nearly two years' worth of SWS and Pulse Asia surveys tell different stories about President Rodrigo Duterte's popularity
The mayors and governors, however, lost executive powers over police operations in their areas as of July 11
There are no official reports of Kadamay Chairperson Gloria 'Ka Bea' Arellano asking President Duterte for free water, food, and electricity
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez denies rumors he is unsure of victory in Davao del Norte – even after losing key allies in the region months before the midterm elections
Watch Rappler's full interview with former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario on Wednesday, July 18
The final draft incorporates changes President Rodrigo Duterte asked for: that he be prohibited from running for president in the 2022 elections, and the election of a Transition President
With no law passed to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility, the Duterte administration pushes for mandatory tests for school children as young as 10
Excerpts from ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China,’ which will be launched on Wednesday, July 18, at the Ateneo de Manila University
One embraces China investments with open arms, the other shows more caution. One sees US President Donald Trump as a 'friend,' the other calls him an 'international bully.'
The biggest percentage increase is that of Leyte congressman Vicente Sofronio Veloso, with a jump of over 800%
(3rd UPDATE) While they are not required to attend, former presidents can be invited to hear the incumbent's State of the Nation Address in person
The date of delivering the annual SONA has changed through time
The presidential aide gives away an ambulance, branded shoes, and smartphones – all from private supporters. His face and name are displayed in giant and expensive billboards. Is he violating any rules?
The President's speech is usually the highlight, but the SONA has its own traditions too
The Foreign Affairs secretary is still part of Duterte's Cabinet
Ben Tulfo’s Bitag Media gets 75% of the cut or P89.878 million in airing cost for tourism segments, while documents show Bitag is also entitled to production cost
Know who these local executives are, their political affiliations, and possible motives for their killing
(UPDATED) Tensions flare as lawmakers finalize the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. It is expected to continue, especially as they try to break the impasse on the most crucial issues of territory and plebiscite.
On Sonshine Radio DZAR 1026’s talk show on July 6, former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and his co-anchors do not mention senators Tito Sotto and Leila de Lima
Mar Roxas' previous statement about the lack of command and control during the Yolanda crisis is quoted during a Cabinet meeting presentation on the creation of a new disaster response agency
Here is the complete copy of the Consultative Committee's draft federal constitution submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 9, 2018
Experts tell Rappler it is the Senate's 'patriotic duty' to protect the Philippines' territorial integrity as China militarizes the South China Sea
(UPDATED) This official did not only have a video presentation at a federalism convention attended by thousands in Albay, he had his speech read by a fellow Cabinet official too
The proposed charter creates a powerful Federal Transition Commission which, according to a Con-Com member, lacks safeguards against abuse
The Department of Tourism says foreign visitor arrivals still grew in May despite the closure of Boracay as they went to other destinations in the country
Stocks owned by two bishops in the 'list' are not necessarily owned by CBCP. The remaining 13 are not bishops but priests and nuns.
The Consultative Committee's draft constitution is just one step in a long arduous process towards revising the Constitution and shifting to a federal system of government
EXCLUSIVE: Here, in full, is the draft federal constitution crafted by President Rodrigo Duterte's Consultative Committee
Two out of the 3 alleged conditions for Chinese loans under the Philippines' Build, Build, Build program cannot be verified yet
EXCLUSIVE: A complete copy of the draft constitution includes an entirely new article on 'National Security and Public Order.' Here are highlights of each article.
COA flags the PNP's purchase of 2,054 Mahindra vehicles in 2015. The PNP completely blames the DBM despite taking an active role in the procurement.
Ferdinand 'Ferdie' Bote is only on his first term as mayor of General Tinio, the second biggest municipality of Nueva Ecija. He previously served as municipal vice mayor.
Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo is shot dead on June 10, just as he was preparing to say evening Mass. There are now 8 suspects in the killing.
Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, the man behind the 'Flores de Pusher' campaign, considered Davao City as his model in fighting crime
(4th UPDATE) Rappler tallies at least 6 vice mayors and 10 mayors slain since July 2016
The Department of Health records 1,030 leptospirosis cases nationwide from January to June 9 this year
An altered photo posted online shows this supposed kiss – which never happened. One commenter uses the fake photo to justify President Rodrigo Duterte kissing a married overseas Filipino worker in South Korea.
While the US President announces better US-Philippines relations in the embedded video, he did not cite a 40% 'down in drugs'