Rappler's latest stories on Duterte
Asked if a person can be tagged as a terrorist based on what they post on social media, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says it's 'possible'
Despite the threats that the new law poses to free speech, campus publications pledged they will not cower in fear but continue to stand firm in upholding their rights
A coronavirus frontliner at a public hospital weighs in on how President Rodrigo Duterte handled the biggest crisis to hit his government so far
Promising justice for the slain officers, President Rodrigo Duterte tells soldiers not to lose sight of the 'real enemy' – communists and terrorists
Human rights groups say the anti-terror law further deteriorates Philippine democracy
Critics say the new law gives the Duterte government more room to define terrorism and more power to act against persons or groups it includes in that definition
According to artist Neal Andrew Lim, 'The piece shows how the orders of the current admin kill; how everyday people are all linked with the killings and the ineptitude of the current admin'
'It’s now up to the Senate to come up with a solid, sound supplemental budget that will force Duterte and his economic managers to change their ways and rethink their priorities'
'My classmate who told me that he voted for Duterte after a process of discernment was most likely influenced by regionalism rather than the Holy Spirit'
'While we agree that a policy framework needs to be enacted to fight the menace of terrorism, we feel that the fundamental guarantees of liberty and the institutions of democracy must be protected,' says Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
'Here, dear Brutus, is where the fault lies – the quality of politicians we elect to office'
Though survey results for poverty in 2020 aren't in yet, experts say Filipinos will experience an increase in hunger and poverty in the coming months
'Duterte is the Lord Voldemort (he-who-must-not-be-named) of our institution. Nobody dares to discuss him, unless it is about something positive.'
The 9-page petition 'fails to show grave abuse of discretion,' says the Supreme Court
(UPDATED) International group Human Rights Watch calls the panel 'nothing more than a ruse to shield the country from international scrutiny'
'Lungkot na lungkot siya. Ang ginamit nga niyang salita ay siya ay ‘nanlambot, extremely sad,’ says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
'I am not condemning you now. I am also not insinuating that you are liable or guilty of doing it. It would depend greatly on what is the result of the investigation,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit says the Philippines 'must change course guided by the human rights-based approach to democratic governance'
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Guevarra however tells the UN Human Rights Council the panel will engage the Commission on Human Rights as an independent monitoring body
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says the 'killings have been widespread and systematic – and they are ongoing'
Watch Michelle Bachelet of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights presents the comprehensive report on Tuesday, June 30, at 4:30 pm Manila time
The World Organization Against Torture and the Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center say the number is 'a minimum' as families are often too afraid to report or testify
The Philippines misses its full-year growth rate target for 2019 despite performing well in the 2nd half. Then the coronavirus causes a deep plunge.
Duterte’s fourth year in office is arguably his most controversial yet, as he earned the ire of many Filipinos on social media
After the Philippine Stock Exchange index slumped to an 8-year low due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will the Duterte administration see the local equity market go back to its pre-coronavirus levels?
He is strong on control, but weak on public health
The COVID-19 outbreak upends both supply and demand, but various factors keep inflation rates low
PART 2: President Rodrigo Duterte missed many opportunities to provide direction and concrete guidance to local chiefs on the front lines of the health crisis
Part I: Where was President Duterte’s famed tendency to ‘overreact’ in January and February when the country’s health system needed it the most?
Part 2: Even as sex workers or prostituted women claim they experience systematic abuse from the police, they are blamed when they are raped and told ‘it’s part of the job anyway’
Police still refuse to cooperate with the Commission on Human Rights while some families signify that they will probably file cases after the Duterte administration
The Philippine President also calls on countries to refrain from escalating tensions in the South China Sea after Beijing's aggressive moves there even amid the pandemic
Far from being proactive, orderly, and based on clean, reliable data, Duterte’s pandemic response has largely been reactive, chaotic, and based on murky, unreliable data
(UPDATED) The experts also call on the International Criminal Court to 'expedite and prioritize the completion of its preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines'
As a subject, Good Manners and Right Conduct was removed when the K-12 curriculum was implemented in 2013. This was only integrated in other subjects.
The Duterte-allied congressmen want to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to 'Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas'
The President wants the Senate and House to agree on the amount of standby funds in a bill that would extend his coronavirus response powers if passed into law
On Thursday, June 25, the Newsbreak team will assess Duterte's 4th year in office starting from a position of power after the May 2019 elections and ending in June 2020 with a totally unexpected pandemic
'If you are performatively hashtagging about the murders of Michael, Breonna, and Trayvon, you cannot congratulate the murders of Kian, Jefferson, Carl, and over 20,000 other Filipinos'
Did you know that during the 2013 Supreme Court oral arguments on the Cybercrime Prevention Act, then Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza categorically said that cyber libel has a prescription period of only one year?
'We will strike while the iron is hot,' says the Armed Forces of the Philippines after Duterte steps up his rhetoric against communist rebels
On Tuesday, June 23, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to political scientist Steven Rood about populism as a recurrent thread in the Philippines
'Itaya ko 'yung reputasyon as President, walang kalokohan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says for President Rodrigo Duterte, 'having a rise in military tensions in the South China Sea was not helping anybody'
A Malacañang tradition goes on amid the coronavirus pandemic as President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes new diplomats from Canada, Vietnam, New Zealand, Iran, and Palestine
'Can Duterte and his minions spend the money effectively? Several red flags suggest they cannot.'
'In the meeting with the President, it came from the President himself – 'Why is Leachon talking like this?'' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
(UPDATED) In this global court, at stake is more than a fine and jail time, but the Philippines’ name on the world stage
(3rd UPDATE) The Chief Executive has until July 9 to act on the controversial bill before it lapses into law
President Rodrigo Duterte says government will 'try to come up with something' as more funds are needed for the proposed radios