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Del Rosario urges Duterte to meet Trump, discuss military pact

Jan 27, 2020 - 3:26 PM

Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario says that while the Visiting Forces Agreement is 'imperfect,' it is 'essential' for the Philippine-US defense alliance

PH-US RELATIONS. Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario urges President Rodrigo Duterte to talk to US President Donald Trump. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Duterte is a mass murderer, but I support his terminating the VFA

Jan 27, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Here goes that knee-jerk anti-Americanism again, some folks may say. But really, entering these two agreements were two of the most irresponsible foreign policy decisions made by our heads of state,' writes Walden Bello

Duterte hopes Chinese-Filipino community to continue ‘charitable acts’

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte once again highlights the 'friendship' between the Philippines and China in his Chinese New Year message

CHINESE NEW YEAR MESSAGE. President Rodrigo Duterte says charitable efforts from the Filipino-Chinese community benefits the Philippines as a whole. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Asked by Russian TV if he's fit to govern, Duterte rails vs Rappler instead

Jan 25, 2020 - 7:05 AM

Rappler fact-checks President Rodrigo Duterte's claims and debunks his assertions against us

FALSE CLAIMS. President Rodrigo Duterte makes false claims against Rappler in an interview with Russian TV network RT. Screenshot from RT interview

Duterte: 'Let time heal' West Philippine Sea dispute with China

Jan 24, 2020 - 9:36 PM

'We might as well just be friendly, improve our commerce, and let time heal,' says President Rodrigo Duterte as he again shuns the option of asserting the Philippines' rights

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte salutes officers of the Philippine Navy at the Port Area in Manila on January 14, 2020. Malacañang photo

Duterte: 'Rich people who are crazy should be killed'

Jan 24, 2020 - 4:04 PM

'Just wait for my signal,' says President Rodrigo Duterte as he continues to rile against the Ayala group and businessman Manny Pangilinan over supposedly 'onerous' water concession agreements

DUTERTE'S TIRADES. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech after leading the distribution of benefits to former rebels at the San Isidro Central School in Leyte on January 23, 2020. Malacañang Photo

SC decision allows 'coward' Duterte to hide behind OP – De Lima

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:15 PM

'I’ve always believed that the presidential immunity from suit is meant for the Office, not the man who abuses its powers and destroys its dignity,' says Senator Leila de Lima

ATTACK. President Rodrigo Duterte has chastised Senator Leila de Lima in several speeches in the past.

Duterte orders review of UP-Ayala technohub deal

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:34 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who recommended the review, says President Rodrigo Duterte wants the contract carefully studied

UP FOR REVIEW. The Ayala group faces another possible legal battle after Malacañang says it will review its lease contract from the UP-Ayala Land Technohub site. Photo from WikiCommons

Duterte signs new taxes on alcohol, e-cigarettes into law

Jan 22, 2020 - 10:07 PM

(UPDATED) Beer will be roughly P35 more expensive once the new tax rates kick in

Malacañang postpones Duterte's Q and A with Panelo due to 'pressing matters'

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:13 PM

The interview will instead take place on January 28

'TETE-A-TETE.' President Rodrigo Duterte one-on-one with Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo is postponed due to 'pressing matters.' Malacañang photo

Making sense of the ‘Duterte Legacy’ infographic

Jan 22, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Here’s the full context of the PCOO’s infographic touting the Duterte administration's achievements

Duterte wins De Lima habeas data case at Supreme Court

Jan 22, 2020 - 3:41 PM

The Supreme Court unanimously rules that the President is immune from suit

[OPINION] What would Jesus do: The Christian dilemma in the time of Duterte

Jan 22, 2020 - 12:56 PM

'I learned that the religious organization I was part of had endorsed politicians who went against the very teachings of my faith...I was disappointed with how the church was seemingly being used to win the ‘Christian vote’

[ANALYSIS] The economic lies in ‘Duterte Legacy’

Jan 22, 2020 - 12:03 PM

Ranking officials of the Duterte government will do well to know a memorable quote in HBO’s Chernobyl: 'Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid'

CONTEXT: Number of airports, seaports, bridges, roads in 'Duterte legacy' graphic

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:10 AM

Not all of the 64 airports, 243 seaports, 2,709 bridges, and 9,845 kms of roads are newly built. It includes projects involving repair, rehabilitation, widening, or expansion of existing infrastructure.

Duterte's satisfaction rating reaches new record-high

Jan 21, 2020 - 10:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte gets a new record satisfaction rating of 'excellent,' with 82% of Filipinos saying they are satisfied with his performance as Chief Executive

PERSONAL BEST. President Rodrigo Duterte wraps up 2019 with a new high in public satisfaction rating. Malacañang photo

Golpe de gulat: This week's outlook

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:08 PM

Golpe de gulat is the Duterte administration's tool in telling the business elite that their time is up, that the future belongs to a new oligarchy

Rappler urges Supreme Court: Rule that Duterte does not have power over media

Jan 21, 2020 - 10:07 AM

As it argues that self-regulation is one of the fundamentals of a free press, Rappler asks: Can the President pick who's legitimate media and who is not? Can the President restrict access to public events?

COVERAGE BAN. Reporters Pia Ranada, Mara Cepeda, Camille Elemia and correspondents Bobby Lagsa and Raymon Dullana file a petition before the Supreme Courton April 11, 2019, asking the High Court to end Duterte's coverage ban on Rappler. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte wants P30-B supplemental budget for Taal Volcano eruption

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:40 PM

'Hindi naman inakalain na puputok so baka magkaroon tayo ng supplemental budget sa Congress, but anyway, everybody is eager to help,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells Batangas residents

DISASTER AID. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech during his visit to the families affected by the Taal Volcano eruption at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum on January 14, 2020. Malacañang Photo

Malacañang’s rants send Ayala Land shares falling by 7%

Jan 20, 2020 - 7:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Ayala group faces more contract reviews by the Duterte administration, leading jittery investors to dump stocks on Monday, January 20

House probe into alleged ‘lopsided’ LRT concession agreement sought

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:44 PM

ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap files the resolution just 3 days after President Rodrigo Duterte said he would check the LRT contract, which involves the Ayalas and business tycoon Manny Pangilinan

DUTERTE VS AYALAS, MVP. A lawmaker wants a House probe into the government's concession agreement with the Light Rail Manila Corporation. File photo from LRMC

Duterte names ex-Muslim affairs official as new Bangsamoro gov't member

Jan 20, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Ali Sangki is appointed to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, making him the 79th member out of the required 80

NEW GOVERNMENT. BTA members gather for BARMM's inauguration in March 2019. Malacañang file photo

At Sinulog Festival, Duterte promises funding for Cebu infra, transpo projects

Jan 19, 2020 - 10:35 PM

Duterte makes his first visit to the Sinulog Fiesta happening in Cebu City

SINULOG. PResident Rodrigo Duterte makes his first appearance at the Sinulog Festival. Screengrab from RVTM

Duterte to Maynilad, Manila Water: Accept new deals or rot in jail

Jan 19, 2020 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) Citing the tactics of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, President Rodrigo Duterte warns he would incarcerate the water concessionaires executives if they bring the issue to court. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo clarified that legal processes will still be followed.

MARCOSIAN THREATS. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he speaks during the thanksgiving gathering of The Fraternal Order of Eagles (TFOE) held at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on January 17, 2020. Photo by Malacañang

[NEWSPOINT | OPINION] Different breeds

Jan 18, 2020 - 11:00 AM

If anyone deserves to be impeached it's Duterte. And in that scenario, however implausible, the thought of Robredo being first in the line of presidential succession is consoling, if vaguely.

NUJP launches signature campaign against ABS-CBN shutdown

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:08 PM

ABS-CBN's franchise expires on March 30, 2020. Congress has sat on the franchise renewal bills amid President Duterte's threat to block a new franchise

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Journalists and press freedom supporters gather in Boy Scout Circle, Quezon City on Friday, January 17 to support the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

TIMELINE: Duterte against ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:53 PM

Leading TV network ABS-CBN has met repeated insults and threats from the President over its franchise renewal

Malacañang: Kuwait OFW deployment ban stays until labor agreement implemented

Jan 17, 2020 - 4:00 PM

The Philippine government says terms in a 2018 labor agreement with Kuwait must be incorporated in every contract with overseas Filipino workers in the Gulf State

LIVE: Cabinet officials present accomplishments to launch Duterte Legacy Campaign

Jan 17, 2020 - 7:00 AM

The campaign aims to show the government’s progress in 3 ‘key pillars’: peace and order, infrastructure development, and poverty alleviation

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a press conference at the Malacañang Palace on September 4, 2019. Malacañang Photo.

Duterte threatens to reveal individuals behind 'onerous' water deal

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:44 PM

'The people should know.... Putangina, pag hindi, babarilin ko yung bayag mo,' says President Rodrigo Duterte as he amps up threats against the Ayalas and businessman Manny Pangilinan

THREATS. President Rodrigo Duterte once again lashes out at private concessionaires Maynilad and Manila Water. Malacañang photo

Duterte picks outgoing Air Force chief to head gov't oil exploration corporation

Jan 16, 2020 - 6:36 PM

Outgoing Air Force chief Lieutenant General Rozzano Briguez replaces former Philippine National Oil Company Exploration Corporation head Pedro Aquino Jr, who was sacked due to 'loss of confidence'

PRESIDENT'S PICK. Outgoing Philippine Air Force chief Lieutenant General Rozzano Briguez will take the reigns of the Philippine National Oil Company Exploration Corporation. RTVM Screenshot

Duterte creates task force to address hunger, food nutrition

Jan 16, 2020 - 4:05 PM

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger will create a 'National Food Policy' that will outline the government's priorities and map efforts to achieve zero hunger

ZERO HUNGER. President Rodrigo Duterte creates the Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger to address hunger and food sustainability in the Philippines. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Last chance for peace

Jan 16, 2020 - 3:28 PM

Whatever the case, given the short period remaining in the President’s term, it would do well for him to seriously resume the talks. If, as Duterte says, this is his last card, he better play it.

Duterte grants gratuity pay for job order, contractual government workers

Jan 16, 2020 - 2:28 PM

Workers with at least 4 months of 'satisfactory performance' and whose contracts remain in effect may receive as much as P3,000

SECURITY PREPS. The Philippine Coast Guard closes off parts of the Pasig River near Malacañang Palace ahead of a religious procession that's expected to attract millions of devotees. Photo courtesy of the Official Gazette of the Philippines

Air logistics commander is new Air Force chief

Jan 15, 2020 - 6:35 PM

Major General Allen Paredes replaces outgoing Philippine Air Force chief Lieutenant General Rozzano Briguez, who will retire on January 17

AIR FORCE CHIEF. Major General Allen Paredes will take the reins of the Philippine Air Force on January 17, 2020. Photo from Philippine Air Force website

President's surprise: Duterte gifts January celebrants among Marines P50,000 each

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:42 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte promises a deadline for the gift: no later than January 15

BIRTHDAY SURPRISE. President Rodrigo Duterte gifts marines celebrating their birthdays in January with P50,000 each. Malacañang photo

'No man's land': Duterte declares Taal Volcano island off-limits

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:13 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año will be in charge of implementing the order, but he would need funds to relocate thousands of residents

OFF LIMITS. President Rodrigo Duterte declares the Taal Volcano off limits to inhabitants as a hazardous eruption remains possible. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

No letup in human rights abuses under Duterte – Human Rights Watch

Jan 15, 2020 - 11:16 AM

'The need for international mechanisms to provide accountability is as great as ever,' says Human Rights Watch Deputy Asia Director Phil Robertson

Condemning the killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's admininstration, relatives of victims of extra judicial killings along with human rights groups picketed the DND headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo and the Philippine National Police headquarters at Camp Crame in Quezon City. Demanding justice for their slain kin amidst the recent adoption of the Iceland resolution at the UNHRC to investigate the human rights violations and drug war related killings in the Philippines. July 17, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Lorenzana urges Duterte: Declare Taal 'no man's land'

Jan 15, 2020 - 12:50 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte does not give a categorical answer to the suggestion and ruminates instead on the warm bodies needed to prevent people from returning to the island volcano

'NO MAN'S LAND.' Fishermen in Tanauan, Batangas continue to fish in Taal lake despite of the Alert Level 4 status raised over Taal Volcano. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

PNP: Duterte misunderstood, 'overpriced' speed guns just on 'wish list'

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:02 PM

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brigadier General Bernard Banac says there is no procurement plan yet for the speed guns

EQUIPMENT. The PNP says there was a 'misunderstanding' between them and the President. PNP photo

Sabio 'drops' ICC communication vs Duterte, but does it matter?

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:10 PM

(UPDATED) Experts say it will not affect the ongoing preliminary examination of the Philippine case

WITHDRAW? Lawyer Jude Sabio, with fellow lawyer Larry Gadon, execute on January 14, 2019, an affidavit expressing his intent to withdraw the communication he filed against President Rodrigo Duterte before the ICC. Photo courtesy of Larry Gadon

Malacañang says 'standby fund' for Middle East evacuation not needed

Jan 14, 2020 - 2:56 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Duterte did not follow through with his request for Congress to hold a special session on the Middle East as tension in the region has so far de-escalted

MANDATORY EVACUATION. The Baghdad International Airport, in a file photo taken April 30, 2019. The Philippine government ordered mandatory evacuation for its citizens in Iraq on January 8, 2020. Photo from Shutterstock

Fit enough to visit affected areas? Duterte says he'll 'eat ashfall, pee on Taal Volcano'

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:34 AM

In his first public appearance since the Taal Volcano started erupting, Duterte says his doctor warned him to be careful of volcanic ashfall in the communities he plans to visit

ASHFALL. Ash covers boats and tress in Talisay, Batangas on January 13, 2020, following the eruption of Taal volcano. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Can Año take over PNP procurement? Duterte thinks so

Jan 13, 2020 - 11:25 PM

(UPDATED) In a speech before Marine soldiers, President Rodrigo Duterte hits the Philippine National Police, which has not had a chief since early November

PRESIDENT'S ORDERS. President Rodrigo Duterte orders Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to handle the Philippine National Police's procurement program. Malcañang photo

[EDITORIAL] Si General Snatcher at ang pamana ni Digong

Jan 13, 2020 - 11:00 AM

While we are shocked by the likes of this snatcher-general, let's not forget he has a role model in Rodrigo Duterte

Big majority of Filipinos see 'many' human rights abuses in Duterte's drug war – SWS

Jan 13, 2020 - 9:24 AM

(UPDATED) Majority of respondents in the December 2019 survey agree with the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution calling for actions against extrajudicial killings related to President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-illegal drug campaign

Families of victims of drug related extra judicial killings and human rights advocates joined together in a mass at the Commissio on Human Rights (CHR) headquarters in Quezon City to pray for the positive outcome of the deliberations for the proposed independent investigation by members of the United Nations Human Rights Council this coming July 12. July 9, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[OPINION] Reflections at the dawn of a hope-filled New Year and decade

Jan 11, 2020 - 8:47 PM

I am filled with hope to see that there is a growing momentum for demanding accountability, as more and more allies committed to defending human rights, democracy and the Rule of Law are making themselves heard

Duterte threatens Consunjis after comments on water concession agreements

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:12 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to block permits for property developer DM Consunji to dig and construct after DMCI Holdings Inc chairman Isidro Consunji spoke out about the President's latest rant against water firms

BLOCK PERMIT. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers new theats to property and holdings firm DM Consunji. Malacañang photo

Martial law lifted in Mindanao, but guns still prohibited in Davao City

Jan 10, 2020 - 5:27 PM

The Davao City government extends ban on carrying firearms until December 31, 2020

U.S. senators to Duterte: Human rights violations must end

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:55 AM

'While we remain a steadfast ally of the Philippines, we also remain resolute in defending human rights and the rule of law,' says US Democratic Senator Edward Markey

US SENATOR. Senator Edward Markey. Screenshot of video from Senator Edward Markey's Facebook page