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Duterte appoints Wilkins Villanueva as PDEA chief

May 26, 2020 - 10:24 PM

Villanueva, who leads the PDEA's Northern Mindanao office, replaces Aaron Aquino as chief of the country's top anti-drugs agency

Roque: Classes to resume virtually if community quarantine lasts until August 24

May 26, 2020 - 4:36 PM

Students in areas without internet access may attend barangay 'makeshift classes' with radio or TV sets, says the presidential spokesperson

CYBER SCHOOLING. Students' faces appear on tablets perched on robots during a "cyber graduation" ceremony in Taguig City on May 22, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duque contradicts Duterte: 'Safe' to reopen schools on August 24

May 26, 2020 - 12:58 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says minimum health standards should be in place

BACK TO SCHOOL. Students at the Araullo High School don face masks as the Manila City local government led by Mayor Isko Moreno provided 500,000 face masks to public school students for protection against the Novel Coronavirus on January 31, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte orders probe of company allegedly selling overpriced medical equipment

May 26, 2020 - 7:55 AM

(UPDATED) The Department of Budget and Management claims a company tried to corner the government into purchasing more expensive testing equipment

PROBE. President Rodrigo Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases on May 25, 2020. Malacañang photo

'Bakuna muna': Duterte rejects August opening of classes

May 26, 2020 - 1:37 AM

'I will not allow the opening of classes na magdikit-dikit 'yang mga bata,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

NO PHYSICAL CLASSES. President Rodrigo Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases on May 25, 2020. Malacañang photo

Private hospitals’ group asks Duterte to replace Duque as health chief

May 25, 2020 - 8:22 PM

The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines says PhilHealth, which is chaired by Francisco Duque III, has given hospitals the runaround when it comes to reimbursements

CALL FOR REPLACEMENT. File photo of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte orders OFWs stuck in Metro Manila to be brought home this week

May 25, 2020 - 1:13 PM

(UPDATED) Some 24,000 overseas Filipino workers remain stranded in the capital region due to severe delays in the release of test results and certificates

BACK HOME. A quarantine team from DOH assist repatriated OFWs from different countries into a hotel-turned isolation facility in Manila on April 2, 2020. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] General Sinas, Pangulong Duterte, huwag n'yo kaming kutyain

May 25, 2020 - 12:20 PM

Ginoong Presidente, malinaw na hindi mo naiintindihan ang konsepto ng command responsibility, tulad ng maraming bagay na may kinalaman sa dangal

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: ABS-CBN and the 3 tangled branches of government

May 23, 2020 - 5:46 PM

We talk to President Rodrigo Duterte's former government corporate counsel, Rudolf Jurado, who says the 10% public service ad clause violates the constitutional guarantee to just compensation


Yet again, Duterte rewards PMA, PNPA valedictorians with house and lot

May 22, 2020 - 10:12 PM

The class goat, the least-rated cadet from either academy, gets a gun from the Commander-in-Chief

MILITARY CADETS. File photo of Philippine Military Academy cadets. PMA file photo

Duterte wants probe into pricier testing equipment requested by DOH

May 22, 2020 - 1:01 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III earlier defended the purchase, saying the US-made machines are compatible with those used by Philippine laboratories

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reviews a document while holding a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on May 4, 2020. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

After 4 months, Duterte accepts Rio resignation

May 22, 2020 - 9:04 AM

The DICT undersecretary offered to quit in January amid frustration with the department's confidential and intelligence funds

ELECTORAL TRANSPARENCY. DOTC Usec Eliseo Rio at the hearing on a proposal allowing other automated election systems (AES) service providers to participate in the next electoral exercise on March 3, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte fires Office of Civil Defense deputy administrator

May 22, 2020 - 8:23 AM

Kristoffer James Purisima is sacked due to 'lack of trust and confidence,' says Malacañang

Office of Civil Defense Assistant Secretary Kristoffer Purisima, during the Bangon Marawi press briefing in Malacañang on April 20, 2018, announces that they have been conducting consultations with various stakeholders and the residents of Marawi City on the rehabilitation of the 24 severely damaged barangays. The discussion include, timeline for the return of our internally displaced persons; competing land claims; locations of proposed public infrastructure and specifications. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

FALSE: Archbishop Villegas says it would be better if Duterte resigned

May 21, 2020 - 8:51 AM

Archbishop Socrates Villegas did not say this quote. An earlier source of this quote was a site that published fake reports.

Unexpected music at Duterte's coronavirus briefing surprises viewers

May 20, 2020 - 3:07 PM

The President loves songs that depict him as heroic and elevate him to the role of savior but the drama of the post-briefing music is not lost on netizens

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on May 19, 2020. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte sides with Sinas: 'He stays until further orders'

May 20, 2020 - 1:50 AM

'You know, seniority. It is his time to be there. And I do not believe in firing him just because kinantahan siya ng happy birthday,' says the President, in defense of the Metro Manila police chief

RODRIGO DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Duterte during his televised speech at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on May 19, 2020. Malacañang photo

Teacher who posted about reward to 'kill Duterte' out on bail

May 19, 2020 - 4:31 PM

Ronnel Mas posts P72,000 bail and will be arraigned for inciting to sedition on May 28

ARRESTED. A 25-year-old teacher who tweeted about offering a P50 million reward to kill President Rodrigo Duterte is arrested by the NBI. Photo courtesy of Allan Sison

Duterte security aide tests positive, recovers from coronavirus

May 19, 2020 - 12:47 PM

At least 90 Presidential Security Group personnel test positive through rapid tests but negative in more stringent swab tests. They were put in isolation in a building in the Malacañang complex.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on April 20, 2020. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[EDITORIAL] In the face of impunity and double standards, #LawIsLaw

May 18, 2020 - 11:59 AM

Duterte and former police chief Bato dela Rosa have created a monster force – one that will make Hitler proud

[OPINION] Stop the shooting war madness in this pandemic

May 16, 2020 - 8:30 PM

Let there be talks, but honest and sincere talks, on just the 'small' agenda of cooperation on public health

With indictment of teacher, media told be careful when interviewing suspects

May 16, 2020 - 5:38 PM

Ex-SC Spokesperson Ted Te says the NBI agents are still liable for the arbitrary detention of teacher Ronnel Mas

ARRESTED. A 25-year-old teacher who tweeted about offering a P50 million reward to kill President Rodrigo Duterte is arrested by the NBI. Photo courtesy of Allan Sison

Homesick Duterte returns to Davao City after 2 months

May 16, 2020 - 2:56 PM

The President will fly back to Metro Manila for the next coronavirus task force meeting, says his top security aide

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte updates the nation on the government's efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on May 4, 2020. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sara Duterte warns vs spike in coronavirus cases as Davao City goes into GCQ

May 16, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Public transportation operations resume in Davao City, but a liquor ban and curfew remain in place

ISOLATION FACILITY. The 48-bed isolation facility at the RMC Petro Gazz Arena. Photo from the Davao City Government Facebook page

Duterte wants cash aid given to poor families in downgraded GCQ areas

May 15, 2020 - 12:47 PM

The President wants families who received the first tranche of emergency COVID-19 aid to still get the second tranche, even if their areas were put under GCQ from ECQ

DSWD Social Amelioration Program beneficiaries of Barangay Pasong Tamo in Quezon City receives P8,000.00 on the last day of cash aid distribution on Thursday, April 30, 2020, from the government during extended enhanced community quarantine Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOJ okays warrantless arrest of teacher who posted about 'killing Duterte'

May 15, 2020 - 7:49 AM

(UPDATED) The prosecutor says the warrantless arrest is invalid, but the defect is cured by the teacher's admission to the media

ARRESTED. A 25-year-old teacher who tweeted about offering a P50 million reward to kill President Rodrigo Duterte is arrested by the NBI. Photo courtesy of Allan Sison


Duterte's final gambit to end insurgency: task force vs communists

May 14, 2020 - 6:51 PM

If the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict sees the ABS-CBN shutdown as a counterinsurgency issue, that's because the task force is meant to sniff out 'rebel influence' from anywhere

NTF-ELCAC. The NTF-ELCAC logo. Background photo of NPA rebels by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Salesman arrested, jailed for calling Duterte 'crazy'

May 14, 2020 - 4:11 PM

'Hindi trabaho ng PNP protektahan ang Pangulo sa opinyon ng taumbayan. Ang trabaho 'nyo e protektahan ang taumbayan,' says human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, following the latest arrest in Butuan City

ARRESTED. Caraga police arrest salesman Reynaldo Orcullo for calling President Rodrigo Duterte an asshole and crazy. Photos courtesy of Caraga police


Indian school confessions Facebook page mistaken for anti-Duterte campaign

May 14, 2020 - 1:39 PM

Pro-Duterte users spam a Facebook page meant for alumni of Daisy Dales Senior Secondary School in India, much to the confusion of the page’s admins

[ANALYSIS] Why we can’t Build, Build, Build our way out of this pandemic

May 14, 2020 - 12:55 PM

In this time of crisis, government needs to get its act together and divert all its energies and resources to saving people’s lives

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Breaking down the ABS-CBN franchise legal and political issues

May 13, 2020 - 5:21 PM

We break down the different laws that come into play and analyze how we got to the unthinkable ABS-CBN shutdown

Habal-habal driver who offered P100-M reward to 'kill Duterte' arrested, too

May 13, 2020 - 3:04 PM

Ronald Quiboyen is reacting to the controversial arrest of a 25-year-old public school teacher from Pangasinan, who offered P50-million reward to kill the President

REWARD MONEY. Police arrest Boracay habal-habal driver who offered a P100-M reward to kill President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo courtesy of Malay PNP

FALSE: Roque says Duterte receives P460 million monthly from POGOs

May 13, 2020 - 1:13 PM

Roque did not say this quote, and Inquirer.net says the graphic was manipulated

NBI arrests teacher who posted about reward to kill Duterte

May 12, 2020 - 11:42 AM

(5th UPDATE) The accused is set to undergo inquest for inciting to sedition related to cybercrime and violation of the Code of Conduct for public officials and employees

ARERSTED. A 25-year-old teacher who tweeted about offering a P50 million reward to kill President Rodrigo Duterte is arrested by the NBI. Photo courtesy of Allan Sison


'Ano'ng plano?' Netizens baffled after Duterte public briefing

May 12, 2020 - 10:50 AM

After listening to President Duterte's 50-minute taped public address aired early Tuesday morning, May 12, netizens still don't know whether the ECQ in their areas will be lifted or extended after May 15

[OPINION] An OFW's letter to President Duterte on the deployment ban

May 12, 2020 - 9:00 AM

'Military enlistment is not best done at the brink of a war, and neither is the massive employment of nurses during a pandemic'

#DuterteLive: Updates on enhanced community quarantine

May 12, 2020 - 7:58 AM

Watch President Duterte live on Rappler

Davao City gov't adopts procedures for sweeper flight passengers from Manila

May 11, 2020 - 7:31 PM

Mayor Sara Duterte says that among others, passengers of these flights will be handed screening cards and a rapid testing kit upon arrival

SCREENING. Davao City residents stranded in other parts of the country when community quarantines were imposed return home in May via sweeper flights. Photo from the Davao City Government Facebook page

Paolo Duterte, 2 lawmakers seek probe into ABS-CBN's alleged franchise violations

May 11, 2020 - 7:23 PM

The administration-allied congressmen take issue with the Kapamilya Box Office channel and the network's Philippine Depository Receipts – two issues that Solicitor General Jose Calida already raised with the Supreme Court

HOUSE LEADERS. Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte (1st from L, seated), ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap (1st from L, standing), and Cavite 8th District Representative (3rd from L, standing) during a meeting with other House leaders on July 22. File photo from Cayetano's office

Coronavirus patient sneaks out of Davao City isolation facility

May 11, 2020 - 6:48 PM

Mayor Sara Duterte says authorities are now looking for the female patient who escaped on Saturday, May 9

QUARANTINE. The Davao City government has converted several venues into isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients such as the RMC Petro Gazz Arena that can hold 48 beds. Photo from the Davao City Government Facebook page.

[EDITORIAL] Huwag payagang maveerus ang ating kalayaan

May 11, 2020 - 1:27 PM

Sa pagitan ni Cordoba, Cayetano at Calida sino ang may sala? Aba’y silang lahat, pati na ang boss nila, si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte

Calida and Duterte: A 4-decade friendship as lawyers, gun enthusiasts, friends of Bongbong Marcos

May 09, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Up to the last minute before the 2016 presidential campaign, Jose Calida pushed for Bongbong Marcos to be Duterte's running mate. But Alan Peter Cayetano prevailed.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the 46th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang March 2, 2020. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Passenger on Manila-Davao sweeper flight tests positive for coronavirus

May 09, 2020 - 3:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Davao City Health Office asks those seated near the COVID-19 positive passenger to undergo further health screening

HOME. Davao City residents stranded in other parts of the country undergo processing at the Davao City International Airport. Photo from City Government of Davao Facebook page

Economic team's stimulus package funds Bong Go's Balik Probinsya

May 08, 2020 - 7:33 PM

Economic managers present to Congress a P711-billion fiscal stimulus package, but only P160 billion will be funded by government under new programs

CASH AID. DSWD Social Amelioration Program beneficiaries of Barangay Pasong Tamo in Quezon City receives P8,000 cash aid. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Supreme Court junks petition to disclose Duterte health

May 08, 2020 - 3:02 PM

(UPDATED) The voting was 13-2, with Associate Justices Marvic Leonen and Benjamin Caguioa dissenting, sources said

EN BANC. The Supreme Court usually meets en banc Tuesdays of every week. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


Malacañang says Duterte 'not inclined' to veto ABS-CBN franchise bill

May 07, 2020 - 7:53 PM

'Unless there is any constitutional infirmity,' says Duterte spokesman Harry Roque

CLOSED. The National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) ordered ABS-CBN to stop operations. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

As country battles pandemic, Duterte adopts Bong Go's new pet project

May 07, 2020 - 4:33 PM

The President issues an order institutionalizing Go's Balik Probinsya project after he and other officials promote it in public addresses mainly about the coronavirus

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on April 23, 2020. Malacañang photo

[ANALYSIS] ABS-CBN closure: An attack on citizen rights

May 07, 2020 - 11:28 AM

ABS-CBN will be back, and soon, because it has the support of the people

Aquino: Duterte created own 'unnecessary problem' in ABS-CBN shutdown

May 07, 2020 - 7:55 AM

'This administration has put itself into a corner unnecessarily. If there is a significant and sustained support for the reopening of ABS-CBN, it will happen.'

In marking Senator Leila de Lima’s 1,000 day in detention, former president Benigno “NoynoY” Aquino, hundreds of human rights advocates at the UP Diliman church on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Legal difficulties of a prisoner mass release

May 06, 2020 - 8:50 PM

The caution against a dangerous precedent, and the lack of jurisprudence for a mass release in a pandemic, make the Supreme Court petition difficult

In pandemic scramble, Duterte has one more job: Pick new SC justice

May 06, 2020 - 4:33 PM

In another historic adjustment, the Judicial and Bar Council will screen applicants through online interviews

EN BANC. The Justices of the Supreme Court in the session hall where oral arguments are held. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler