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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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Duterte dares Roxas on anti-crime promise: Try me

Apr 07, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Takot kang pumatay? Takot kang mamatay? Subukan mo ako Maghawak ka ng shabu sa harap ko pasasabugin ko ‘yang ulo mo says Duterte in response to Roxas

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Rodrigo Duterte campaigns in Nueva Ecija. Photo by King Rodriguez

Making sense of Duterte's rise in The Standard poll

Apr 07, 2016 - 11:26 AM

Duterte threatens to take the Visayas vote from Roxas Poe and Roxas have taken over in the Zamboanga Peninsula while Binay is catching up with Duterte in ARMM

WOOING VISAYAS. Rodrigo Duterte faces a large crowd in Ormoc City, Leyte. Photo from Rody Duterte Facebook page

Pope Francis 'offers prayers' for Duterte after receiving letter

Apr 04, 2016 - 2:01 PM

UPDATED The Vatican responds to a letter that presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte sent to Pope Francis last January

File photo of Rodrigo Duterte by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte operates in zone of 'cursed and sacred'

Apr 02, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Academics try to unravel the popular mayor in a forum in UP Diliman

COC. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte formally files his COC at the Comelec headquarters in Manila.

Bukidnon governor Jose Zubiri Jr endorses Duterte

Apr 01, 2016 - 7:02 PM

But Zubiri says most local leaders in the province support Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo instead of Duterte s running mate Alan Peter Cayetano

File photo of Rodrigo Duterte by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

After joking about killing loudmouths, Duterte vows media protection

Mar 31, 2016 - 4:35 PM

While his camp says his anti crime stance protects media Duterte jokes about killing talkative people without due process

AMBUSH INTERVIEW. Rodrigo Duterte faces the media in Camiguin on March 23, 2016. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte: Roxas perpetuates Manila-centrism

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:52 PM

Dismissing federalism is an excuse for them to hang on to power Imperial Manila says Mindanaoan presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte

FOR FEDERAL. The tandem of Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Peter Cayetano campaign in Catanauan, Quezon on March 30, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte: Becoming a dictator would dishonor my mother

Mar 30, 2016 - 5:55 PM

So I will dishonor the memory of my mother by following the person she helped put down? says Duterte referring to his mother who was part of the anti Marcos movement in Davao City

NOT A DICTATOR. Rodrigo Duterte points to Davao City as an example of how he will lead the Philippines: a hardliner on crime but not a dictator. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte promises airport for extreme Northern Luzon

Mar 29, 2016 - 5:05 PM

In Abra in the Cordillera Administrative Region Duterte continues to make his pitch for federalism

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Rodrigo Duterte says the key to economic growth in the Philippines is the decongestion of Metro Manila and giving equal opportunities for other parts of the country to develop. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

12 elements of a Rodrigo Duterte campaign speech

Mar 28, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Any voter seeking to understand Duterte should listen to at least two full speeches of his

CLENCHED FIST. Duterte raises his fist as a symbol of his presidential campaign during a sortie in Ormoc City, Leyte. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte's birthday plans: Matutulog lang ako

Mar 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM

I’ll sleep the whole day That’s the tradition I have never celebrated a birthday in my life says the presidential bet who is turning 71 on March 28 2016

GREETING SUPPORTERS. Rodrigo Duterte campaigns in Camiguin, Misamis Oriental on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Southern Leyte governor from LP, but 'can't say no' to Duterte

Mar 22, 2016 - 5:47 PM

Not supporting Duterte would be a betrayal of his province and his people says Governor Roger Mercado who belongs to the Liberal Party

IN MAASIN. Rodrigo Duterte visits Southern Leyte Governor Roger Mercado in his office in Maasin City, his birthplace. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Rodrigo Duterte's little timekeeper

Mar 22, 2016 - 10:00 AM

His campaign team has a secret weapon to help him stay on schedule on the campaign trail: his youngest daughter Veronica

New Duterte ads depict him as protector of children

Mar 20, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Sa kanila nanggagaling ang tapang ko says Rodrigo Duterte about street children in his latest political ads

FOR THE CHILDREN. Rodrigo Duterte says he is the presidential candidate who can best safeguard the future of children. Screengrab from political advertisement

Duterte to Binay: If we're both corrupt, let's withdraw together

Mar 18, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Davao City is not Makati City Duterte is not Binay says the Mindanaoan presidential bet after refuting allegations of corruption from the vice president s camp

NO ITCHY FINGERS. Rodrigo Duterte challenges Jejomar Binay to face his own corruption allegations. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte-Cayetano's promise of change for Haiyan's ground zero

Mar 15, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Will the 1 15 million voters in Leyte province go for the Duterte Cayetano tandem’s brand of change?

Crowd in Tacloban cheers as Duterte pokes fun at Roxas, Binay

Mar 15, 2016 - 4:38 PM

He cannot handle a crisis says Duterte of Roxas who led Yolanda relief efforts from Tacloban City in the days right after the storm hit land

DUTERTE IN TACLOBAN. Rodrigo Duterte addresses a crowd of thousands at the Remedios Trinidad-Romualdez Plaza in Tacloban City. Screenshot from Rappler video

Duterte on governance: You have to be ‘like’ a dictator

Mar 12, 2016 - 3:03 PM

The reality is that Filipinos have become used to thinking that following the law is optional the presidential candidate tells UP Los Baños students

ADDRESSING STUDENTS. Rodrigo Duterte explains his governance approach to students of UP Los Baños during a forum on March 11, 2016. Screenshot from Rappler video

UPLB students to Duterte: Give us direct answers

Mar 12, 2016 - 9:35 AM

Students ask Duterte hard questions and his answers draw mixed reactions

Duterte is Laylo poll's 'small winner'

Mar 10, 2016 - 7:37 PM

The Mindanaoan presidential bet is the only candidate who can boast of a rise in numbers across all survey categories of the February 24 to March 1 Laylo poll

GAINING SUPPORT. Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte attends the Peasants Electoral Agenda forum at University of the Philippines in Diliman on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero

Can Duterte-Cayetano win in Valenzuela City?

Mar 10, 2016 - 5:01 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte doesn’t meet with Mayor Rex Gatchalian who also happens to be the spokesman of his rival Grace Poe

Duterte: If Poe turns out to be American, 'naloko na'

Mar 09, 2016 - 10:52 PM

Mabuti pa kay Trump na lang kayo bumoto o kay Hillary pareho lang rin says presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Rodrigo Duterte addresses a crowd of hundreds in Valenzuela City on March 9, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte plans to discuss EDCA, China with US embassy

Mar 08, 2016 - 10:34 AM

The presidential bet says he was invited by the US embassy to meet with them Other candidates have likely been approached as well he says

File photo of Rodrigo Duterte by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte: Federalism allows regions to keep most of their income

Mar 07, 2016 - 7:50 PM

In vote rich Rizal province Duterte proposes a federal system in which regions keep 70 of their income and send only 30 to the central government

IN RIZAL. Rodrigo Duterte i welcomed to Rizal province by Ynares clan patriarch and former governor Casimiro Ynares Jr (left). Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Campaign Trail: Where candidates are, March 7-13

Mar 07, 2016 - 12:40 AM

UPDATED Presidential candidates head to different regions as they begin their second month of campaigning

The simmering love triangle of Duterte, Cayetano, Marcos

Mar 05, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The tension between the 3 candidates is obvious during Duterte s recent sorties in Ilocos region a bailiwick of the Marcoses

TANDEM TENSION. Posters of Duterte, Marcos, and Cayetano crowd one spot in a plaza in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte to merge SSS and GSIS if elected

Mar 03, 2016 - 1:22 PM

If he wins Duterte says the first two years of his presidency will focus on social services instead of ambitious infrastructure projects

'PEOPLE-CENTERED.' Lingayen locals step out of their homes and schools to greet Rodrigo Duterte during his visit on March 2, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler