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MISLEADING: Facebook albums say 'no media coverage of some Duterte achievements'

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:05 PM

At least 33 out of 40 headlines listed in the Facebook albums are reported on by news organizations

Fuel excise tax, #PHVote, Meghan Markle | Evening wRap

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:37 PM

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Duterte appoints De Vera as CHED chairman

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:13 PM

De Vera’s new position comes nearly 9 months after he was designated as officer-in-charge

CHED CHAIR. Prospeo De Vera III as then CHED OIC at the senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the CHED. September 20, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to military, police: 'Don't indulge in partisan politics'

Oct 15, 2018 - 7:51 PM

'This election, strictly neutral tayong lahat...Wala tayong susuportahan,' President Rodrigo Duterte says during an Army turnover ceremony

NEUTRALITY ORDERED. President Rodrigo Duterte speaking at the Philippine Army Command Turnover Ceremony on October 15, 2018 in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. RTVM screenshot.

Duterte says relief goods should not be given to local officials

Oct 15, 2018 - 7:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte tells national government officials to give relief goods directly to Filipinos because local officials will only politicize the process if they are in charge

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Special Adviser for Foreign Affairs to the Japanese Prime Minister Katsuyaki Kawai who paid a courtesy call on the President at Malacañan Palace on January 17, 2018. Joining Kawai are Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda and Third Secretary Akira Kawada. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Army command turnover delayed as Duterte went to Comelec for Bong Go

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Army generals wait for more than an hour for the President's arrival during the turnover ceremony for the incoming Army commanding general

IN WAIT. Commanding officers of the Philippine Army wait in Fort Bonifacio for the arrival of President Rodrigo Duterte. Sourced photo

Sara Duterte seeks reelection as Davao City mayor

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The President's daughter is not seeking a national post in 2019 despite her good performance in senatorial surveys

SEEKING REELECTION. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio files her Certificate of Candidacy on October 15 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Accompanied by Duterte, Bong Go files candidacy for senator

Oct 15, 2018 - 4:09 PM

(UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte goes with his top aide Bong Go in filing the latter's certificate of candidacy at the Comelec office in Intramuros

STRIKING OUT. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go is leaving his prime Malacañang post to run for senator. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano to diplomats: Duterte uses 'absurd' remarks to show 'seriousness'

Oct 15, 2018 - 3:20 PM

In his farewell speech to career diplomats, outgoing Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano gives advice on how to interpret what President Rodrigo Duterte says

LAST TOUR OF DUTY. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (extreme right) with President Duterte (center) and other government officials in 'fist' pose during the ASEAN Leaders Gathering in Bali, Indonesia on October 11, 2018. Malacanang Photo

Duterte on illegal drugs, lotto winners, Facebook breach | Midday wRap

Oct 15, 2018 - 12:26 PM

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Harry Roque drops Senate bid to run for party-list rep

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Harry Roque drops his Senate bid and will run for Luntiang Pilipinas partylist representative instead, upon the advice of President Rodrigo Duterte

Senate: Hearing on Ethical Standards for Public Servants. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ano ang nakataya sa 2019 elections?

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Ang eleksiyon ay tungkol sa ating mga botante. Ang laging tanong ay: ano ba ang magagawa ni Kandidato X at ni Kandidato Y upang paunlarin ang buhay natin?

Duterte: Thorough probe first before blaming Chinese for drugs in PH

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:05 PM

'It's more important really not to drag along innocent people into a criminal case which we are not sure of,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Duque asks Duterte to certify tobacco tax hike bill as urgent

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Department of Health wants excise tax on cigarettes to be increased to P90 per pack from the current P32.50

MORE EXPENSIVE CIGARETTES. Customers looks at a stall selling cigarettes and electronic cigarettes at a mall in Manila. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Duterte to suspend fuel tax increase under TRAIN law

Oct 14, 2018 - 4:05 PM

(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte is implementing this in a bid to ease inflation and 'allow the public to manage their finances better'

Curent oil price hike gas prices. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

PH says seat at U.N. rights body validates drug war

Oct 13, 2018 - 6:46 PM

'Getting a seat in the UN Human Rights Council is a repudiation of the critics and detractors on President Duterte's unrelenting war against illegal drugs,' says Palace Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Making our own shameful history

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Arroyo and Duterte are bound in a conspiracy so brazen a special thickness is required for anyone to honestly miss it

The Unravelling of Harry Roque

Oct 13, 2018 - 8:45 AM

It's been a crazy week for the presidential spokesman. But will a few days define the course of his 2019?

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on January 23, 2018 that P19-million worth of assistance has been released to the families and individuals affected by the Mayon Volcano eruption in Albay. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Paolo Duterte running for Davao City congressman

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) The President's son is seeking the seat to be vacated by Karlo Alexei Nograles

Junjun Binay, new top diplomat, Kanye West visits Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Oct 12, 2018 - 1:32 PM

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Sal Panelo, Filipino words in Oxford dictionary, nuisance candidates | Evening wRap

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:56 PM

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Military's intelligence chief is next army commander

Oct 11, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The current ISAFP chief who spent years fighting NPA rebels in the Davao region will soon take command of the Philippine Army

Duterte releases drug report accusing 3 law enforcers of corruption

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Asked about Chinese businessman Michael Yang, President Rodrigo Duterte brings up the special report and distributes it to reporters

SHABU SHIPMENT. Customs intelligence agent Jaime Guban, who was cited with contempt by Sen. Gordon in the previous senate inquiry. September 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sal Panelo is Duterte's new spokesman

Oct 11, 2018 - 3:43 PM

Salvador Panelo will serve both as presidential spokesman and chief presidential legal counsel until President Rodrigo Duterte finds a replacement for the latter position

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo shares the complaints being lodged by concerned citizens 8888 Hotline during the inauguration of the People's Television (PTV) Cordillera Hub at Lualhati Compound in Baguio City on March 11, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

PNP sacks cops in Duterte drug matrix

Oct 11, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) The cops allegedly learned drug recycling from recently sacked PDEA deputy chief Ismael Fajardo

DRUG LIST. In this file photo, Duterte unveils his drug list to the public for the first time in 2016. RTVM screenshot

LOOK: Michael Yang’s calling card bears Malacañang seal

Oct 10, 2018 - 7:50 PM

An executive order prohibits the use of the presidential seal in business cards by persons other than the President

The Office of teh Presidential Economic Adviser, Michael Yang Hong Ming on October 10, 2018. Sourced Photo

Arroyo meets with Duterte, commits to extend validity of Marawi rehab fund

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:01 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also asks House leaders to allocate funds in the 2019 budget for the housing projects for military, police, and Yolanda victims

BUDGET TALKS. (From L-R) Deputy Speaker Arthur Yap, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President Rorigo Duterte, Arroyo consultant Medy Poblador, and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go. Photo from Arroyo's office

Resignation? Cayetano posts cryptic photo with Duterte

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:41 PM

'God works in mysterious ways!' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano a day before President Rodrigo Duterte announced Cayetano will run for Congress

MEETING DUTERTE. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano posts this photo on Facebook on October 8, 2018, a day before President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he is resigning. Photo courtesy of Secretary Cayetano

HOAX ALERT: 'Quotes' by celebrities, world leaders on President Duterte

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:09 PM

We compile online posts that contain fake or non-existent 'praises' or statements supposedly about Duterte

Duterte’s health, Resorts World Manila attack, Nikki Haley resigns | Midday wRap

Oct 10, 2018 - 1:36 PM

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#PHVote2019, Federalism draft, Padre Pio | Evening wRap

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:33 PM

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Michael Yang attended baptism of Nicanor Faeldon's son

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:16 PM

The Chinese businessman, whom President Rodrigo Duterte cleared of alleged drug links, may have stood as godfather to the son of the former customs chief

Duterte wants Chinese-Filipino businessman to head NFA

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:07 PM

A Chinese-Filipino who has been in the rice business for 'maybe 20 years' may soon be named National Food Authority administrator by President Rodrigo Duterte

Imported rice from Vietnam has arrived and are being unloaded and being readied for distribution at the NFA Warehouse in Quezon City. People have been lining up in NFA outlets waiting for supplies to sold at the markets. September 4, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte jokes in 'battery' riddle: I tested 'positive' in Hong Kong medical exams

Oct 09, 2018 - 8:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes light of medical test results, joking that he is like a 'battery,' with a positive and negative side

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes time to appreciate the command saber shown by Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Carlito Galvez Jr. on the sidelines of the joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police command conference at the Malacañan Palace on October 4, 2018. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte denies Michael Yang is his economic adviser

Oct 09, 2018 - 7:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says businessman Michael Yang 'cannot be' appointed to a government post because he's a Chinese citizen

President Rodrigo Duterte, accompanied by members of his delegation and Chinese officials, walks along Wangfujing Street in Beijing going to Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant on October 19. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

'Duterte betrayed us on coco levy promise,' says farmers group

Oct 09, 2018 - 7:37 PM

'Pinagtaksilan kami ni Duterte... Taliwas ito sa kanyang pangakong panig siya sa aming mga naghihirap na maliliit na magniniyog,' says Kilus Magniniyog after the president threatened to veto coco levy bill

BETRAYAL? In 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte promised coconut farmers that he would return the coco levy funds to them via a trust fund. File photo by Rappler

Cayetano resigning as foreign secretary – Duterte

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:59 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte announces that Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has plans to seek a congressional post in 2019, prompting him to look for a replacement

DFA Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano during Congress budget briefing on the 2019 proposed budget on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

To avoid Duterte veto, Congress asks Palace to return coco levy bill to them

Oct 09, 2018 - 4:07 PM

(UPDATED) Senators are blaming the fiasco on the supposed incompetence of Presidential Legislative Liaision Office Secretary Adelino Sitoy

Photo from Zubiri

Robredo camp defers to Duterte on health disclosure: He knows his oath

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:42 PM

‘The VP has said that...we want him healthy, we want him working. So if he says it's like that, then I suppose we must respect it,’ says Robredo’s spokesperson

STATE OF HEALTH. The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo says it respects the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte that his recent medical tests came back negative.

Duterte assures China: No PH military in US exercises during Xi visit

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:39 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte gives the assurance to Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua who expressed Beijing's concern about the reported US naval exercises in the South China Sea in November

PH-CHINA TIES. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Chinese Ambassador to the Philippins Zhao Jianhua who paid a courtesy call on him in Malacanang on October 8, 2018. Presidential Photo

House charter draft, Duterte’s health, Sara Duterte | Midday wRap

Oct 09, 2018 - 2:32 PM

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After Dominguez-Piñol 'showdown,' Duterte OKs 'open' rice importation

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte sides with Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez who pushed for lifting restrictions on rice importation and letting market forces decide rice supply

Sara Duterte wants Makabayan bloc expelled from Congress

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio's anger stems from the claim of ACT Teachers' Davao chapter that her city is the only major city in the country that does not give allowances to teachers

Hugpong ng Pagbabago press conference on August 13, 2018 in Pasay City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

From Marcos to Duterte: How Philippine presidents handled their health problems

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:15 AM

In 2006, Imee Marcos recalled the secrecy that shrouded the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' deteriorating health – to douse doubts about his ability to govern

Duterte tells Cabinet medical test results came back 'negative'

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:36 PM

(2nd UPDATE) A President in 'high spirits' assures his Cabinet members that there is no serious threat to his health. He tells senators in another meeting that he has a 'polyp' in his intestines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III during the 19th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 4, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Oct 08, 2018 - 9:49 PM

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Arroyo: Be concerned about Duterte’s health ‘only if he says it’s serious’

Oct 08, 2018 - 4:09 PM

But opposition lawmakers say Malacañang's conflicting statements on the President's health raise concerns

THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo comments on the current status of President Rodrigo Duterte's health. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte allies in Senate downplay medical tests

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The President is healthy enough to discharge his duties, say Senators Ralph Recto and Koko Pimentel

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City for his attendance to the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Convention on August 17, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Duterte to visit Bali for October 11 meeting with ASEAN leaders

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to have a bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali, Indonesia

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Indonesia President Joko Widodo engage in a conversation prior to the signing ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on April 28, 2017 following a successful bilateral meeting. Malacañan Photo

Harry Roque goes on leave

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:21 AM

The Presidential Spokesman goes on leave on the week of the filing of candidacy for the 2019 elections

Senate: Hearing on Ethical Standards for Public Servants. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler