Duterte first year
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Except for killings, all crimes drop in Duterte's 1st year

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:14 PM

While all crimes drop by 9 8 killings rise by 22 75 during President Rodrigo Duterte s first year in office

CRIME DOWN. Graphics by Alejandro Edoria

Fire incidents down by half in Duterte's first year – BFP

Aug 05, 2017 - 2:22 PM

From almost 27 000 fires in the first half of 2016 the BFP recorded only over 13 000 in the same period in 2017

FIGHTING FIRE. Quezon City firefighters battle flames that engulf a shanty. BFP file photo

Aquino on Duterte 1st year: Cooperation, not conflict, is better route

Jul 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says his successor bears ultimate responsibility for the words he lets loose

ONE YEAR AFTER. Former president Benigno Aquino III responds to questions in an interview with Rappler's Maria Ressa a year after he stepped down from office. Rappler screenshot

The PH economy under Duterte’s watch (Year 1)

Jul 15, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Only time will tell the impact of such sweeping policies on growth inflation and unemployment But before they cause any irreversible damage to our economy their rationale and effectiveness should not escape scrutiny today

Duterte's first year: Philippine health agenda 'a sham'

Jul 12, 2017 - 6:33 PM

The Philippine health agenda of the Duterte government promotes the increasing role of the private sector and insurance like Philhealth to finance public health facilities

Change is wanting: Dutertenomics and foreign policy

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Despite positive efforts the President has also tried but failed to recalibrate our dependent neocolonial relations with the US and appears intent on merely replicating the same with China and Russia

GGG vs PPP

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:32 AM

Similar to the past there are internal battles being fought as regards the right balance between state and market

Mr President, before signing the law on free college tuition, please read this

Jul 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The bill passed by Congress to provide free tuition in public colleges and universities might result in poor families subsidizing students from richer families

Duterte's EDSA traffic: Data say it's faster, drivers say nothing's changed

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:15 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says that the travel time along EDSA has been cut by at least 14 minutes

Dela Rosa's answer to Duterte's roller coaster: 'Anchors Away' during 1st year

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:00 PM

You can’t be on the top all the time because the thrill of the ride would be gone says the PNP chief who insist the police are winning the war on drugs

ANCHORS AWAY. The PNP chief describes to media his first year in office. Rappler photo

K to 12 under Duterte administration faces new challenges

Jul 03, 2017 - 2:58 PM

2017 marks the second year of the full implementation of the K to 12 program and the first year that Grade 12 will be rolled out nationwide

JOINT OPENING. In this file photo, then Education Secretary Armin Luistro (right) and incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones visit the K to 12 students of Commonwealth High School in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte's 1st year an 'eye opener' for Catholic Church

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It appears that our pastoral education for people has not been enough That s why for them it seems okay to kill to eliminate the problem of illegal drugs

'MANO PO.' President Rodrigo Duterte places his forehead on Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle's hand as a traditional form of respect during a meeting in the Palace on July 19, 2016. Malacañang photo

Social media in the time of Duterte

Jul 01, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Within the first year of President Duterte’s administration he has not been remiss in expressing his thanks to the community that has been instrumental to his success

Ending contractualization needs 2 urgent actions from Duterte

Jul 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Labor representatives urge the President to sign an executive order and then certify as urgent the bills pending with the Senate and the House

ENDO. Workers group under the Nagkaisa coalition march to Mendiola on Labor Day, May 1, to call for an end to contractualization. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

PDAF cases, Duterte-time: Napoles confident of freedom 'in less than 2 years'

Jul 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The justice department the Solicitor General and the Court of Appeals have helped the cases of the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind in no small measure

The evolution of Duterte’s First Lady: Honeylet Avanceña

Jul 01, 2017 - 8:00 AM

From Rodrigo Duterte s quiet companion on the campaign trail to his stunning red carpet partner during his presidency Honeylet Avanceña has come a long way First Lady or not

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet Avanceña welcome Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong upon his arrival at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, Philippines on April 29, 2017 for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. ASEAN PHOTO

Labor groups protest 'one failed year' under Duterte

Jun 30, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Labor groups hold a protest rally in Quezon City and raise 6 promises that President Rodrigo Duterte has made to workers but has yet to fulfill

FAILURE. Various of labor groups hold a protest rally on the government's failure to address the needs of workers as President Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office on Friday, June 30. Photo by Darren Langit

WATCH Duterte Year 1: Rappler reporters on their biggest stories

Jun 30, 2017 - 10:24 PM

Here are the highlights of the first 365 days of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration according to Rappler reporters

Robredo on Duterte Year 1: A mix of achievements and shortcomings

Jun 30, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo acknowledges she too has had limitations during the first year given her office s meager budget

DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS. Vice President Leni Robredo during the launch of Angat Buhay partnership. Photo from Office of the Vice President

After one year, Duterte veers ever more to the right

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is proving to be a hindrance to the country s most urgent political and socio economic reforms

Senate leaders give Duterte high score in 1st year

Jun 30, 2017 - 7:16 PM

But for minority senators President Rodrigo Duterte s first year in office was marked by dangerous policies

TIMELINE: Probing into the Davao Death Squad

Jun 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Several investigations witnesses and hearings have been conducted in the past decade yet the existence of the Davao Death Squad remains to be a very contested issue

Environment and climate change: Duterte owns the problems now

Jun 30, 2017 - 5:21 PM

President Duterte has inherited problems from past administrations He must lead us away from ecological apocalypse by being bold and visionary

Dutertismo and the West Philippine Sea: Year One

Jun 30, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Despite its apparent benefits Duterte s policy has not generated any assurance that China will not impose itself and its pre emptive claim over waters and resources that legally pertain to the Philippines

Duterte's coco levy promise: It's time to 'force the issue with Congress'

Jun 30, 2017 - 1:32 PM

During the campaign President Duterte vowed to return the coconut levy fund to poor farmers within his first 100 days Congressmen are getting in the way

CAMPAIGN PROMISE. Then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte signs a manifesto promising coconut farmers they will benefit from the coco levy funds within his first 100 days in office. After a year in office, the promise remains just that. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Defining moments of Duterte's 1st year in power

Jun 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here are 15 key moments in the first year of the Duterte presidency What do they say about the years to come?

President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes his Oath of Office as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines.

Duterte foreign policy: Independent but isolated

Jun 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM

In disregarding the international ruling on South China Sea We allow ourselves to be bullied but we call it an independent foreign policy an analyst says

CHIEF DIPLOMAT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reviews inside the ASEM Villa for the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos, on September 6, 2016. Malacañang file photo

Duterte ‘held nation together’ but missed campaign vows – Lagman

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Another opposition lawmaker Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr says the President is too preoccupied with the drug war that he forgets his other promises

FATHER OF THE NATION. President Rodrigo Dutere attends as guest of honor during the 140th founding anniversary celebration of the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association, Inc. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

Duterte describes first year as 'rollercoaster' ride

Jun 29, 2017 - 2:25 PM

But the President declines to give a detailed assessment of his first year in power saying he can only do that if he is still alive at the end of his term

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte looks through the scope as he takes aim using one of the sniper rifles donated by the People's Republic of China (PRC) during the ceremonial handover of the military assistance gratis at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on June 28, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

What happens when police get basic understanding of drug addiction?

Jun 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM

When cops learn about the effects of drugs on users mental health they are kind with the mentally ill they refer them correctly for rehabilitation

File photo of police officers from Rappler

Drug addiction is a health problem. Somebody please tell the President.

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says shabu addicts can no longer be rehabilitated – an understanding that other countries had in the 1970s says a psychologist

Keeping up with Duterte: A year inside the Cabinet

Jun 28, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The first year of the Duterte administration has Cabinet secretaries putting out fires and racing to keep up with the unpredictable president

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 14th Cabinet Meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacañan Palace on April 3, 2017. Also in the photo are (from left to right) Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr., Exeuctive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Agriculture Secretary Emmaneul Piñol, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo

GALLERY: Who are Duterte's San Beda appointees to gov't?

Jun 28, 2017 - 7:31 PM

UPDATED From the Cabinet to the courts many of the President s schoolmates and classmates have been appointed to key government positions

Duterte eyes Marawi visit on 1st anniversary as President

Jun 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM

I cannot just sit on my ass in my office while people suffer there says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Presidential Security Group (PSG) 120th founding anniversary at the Malacañan Park in Manila on June 28, 2017, reiterates his willingness to take the fall for the law enforcers who have carried out his order to eradicate the issues of illegal drugs and terrorism. Malacañan Photo

Zero tolerance? Gov't officials Duterte fired for corruption

Jun 28, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Rodrigo Duterte has fired several government officials including his closest allies for alleged corruption

Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

What were Duterte's favorite words in his speeches?

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Know the words and topics the President has talked about the most in speeches and statements during his first year in office

Nearly 50,000 workers regularized during Duterte’s first year

Jun 27, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Data from the Bureau of Working Conditions show 48 116 of the regularizations were results of efforts done in 2016; the 1 277 were from the 2017 assessments

NO ENDO. Thousands of Kadamay members march in Quezon City on Labor Day, May 1, calling for an end to contractualization and an increase to the daily minimum wage. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Human rights in Duterte's 1st year: Where do we go from here?

Jun 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Organizations now plan to simplify and bring human rights closer to the ground and everyday life

Why Leni Robredo can't be full-on opposition

Jun 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The Vice President cannot risk completely disengaging from government Her access to the President and Cabinet members can advance her pro poor agenda

IT'S OFFICIAL. Oath taking of the elected Vice President Leni Robredo at the Quezon City Reception House on June 30, 2016.

For Dutertenomics to work, the President has to take charge

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The President can no longer take the backseat The executive and legislative are in a deadlock over tax reform Dutertenomics financing hanging in the balance

Top issues and controversies under Duterte

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte s first year in office is marked by shake ups in power dynamics international attention and security threats looming over the country

NEWSMAKER PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte has been the driving force behind many of the country's biggest news stories. In this file photo the President is shown presiding over the 13th Cabinet Meeting on March 6, 2017. Malacanang photo

A nation’s odyssey toward a popular dictatorship

Jun 26, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Yielding power when his 6 year term ends is a vanishing option for Duterte not least because he would face prosecution for extra judicial execution of thousands

'Demonizing' human rights in the first year of Duterte

Jun 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte paints human rights defenders as an obstacle to the change he promised according to iDEFEND s Ellecer Carlos

Jose Calida's many hats for friend Rody

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Calling himself the tribune of the people Solicitor General Jose Calida has visited a drug lord in jail and faced the Supreme Court – all to bring down a Duterte critic

#AnimatED: Ang battered-wife syndrome ng Inang Bayan

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nagiging depensa ng mga biktima ang pagbubulag bulagan Nagiging kanlungan nila ang katahimikan

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte has criticized the past government for the slow rehab of Eastern Visayas What happens when he tells agencies he is getting impatient?

FAST-TRACKED. President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted Yolanda relief efforts to be finished by the end of 2017.

Development under Duterte: Why he can't fail Mindanao's youth

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda is an attempt to secure the future of the region Conflict and corruption however are getting in the way

The good and the bad: Analysts assess #DuterteYear1

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:00 AM

A political analyst economist and survey expert weigh in on the Duterte administration s successes and failures in its first year during a recent forum

PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The fall of the 'dilawang' Liberal Party

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Liberal Party s rebranding is a hard and messy work in progress as Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office

P100B a year: Can Duterte gov't build enough homes for informal settlers?

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The administration s aim is not only to build homes for the poor but to build them within urban centers It s a challenge on which past governments failed

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler