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Duterte Promise Checklist: Major accomplishments, failures

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Halfway into his presidency, we look at what Rodrigo Duterte's presidency has achieved and what it has failed at so far

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the mass oath taking of newly appointed government officials at the Malacañan Palace on July 8, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Walang 'maginoo at bastos' – bastos lang ang tawag d'yan

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM

It's time to call out the President on his misogyny

Who is Arman Ferrer, the theater actor who'll sing the National Anthem during the 2019 SONA?

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:42 AM

The theater actor is set to sing the National Anthem before President Duterte delivers his State of the Nation address on July 22

Beyond Duterte's jokes: What you need to know about Iceland

Jul 22, 2019 - 7:37 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte jokes Iceland has 'too much ice' but past its geology, here are 6 things to know about the tiny island nation

ISLAND NATION. The tiny island nation of Iceland is home to over 300,000 people and is considered among the most progressive countries in the world. Photos of Iceland flag, landscape from Shutterstock

Duterte asserts PH sovereignty to others, except China – analyst

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:55 PM

'[Duterte] compromises sovereignty when it comes to [his] relationship with China and then he asserts sovereignty when it comes to international organizations,' says political analyst Bobby Tuazon

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and President Xi Jinping of People's Republic of China declare their joint press statements following the successful expanded bilateral meeting at the Malacañan Palace on November 20, 2018. Malacanang Photo

LIVE: President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2019 State of the Nation Address

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Follow Rappler’s real-time coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address happening on July 22, 2019

Halfway through: Duterte's midterm, in charts

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:50 PM

From the economy to the country's standing in the world, here's how President Duterte and his administration fared in many areas in his first 3 years in office

Youth, advocates share ideal Philippines ahead of SONA 2019

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Young Filipinos wish to see a united and progressive country by the time President Rodrigo Duterte's term ends in 2022

Move SONA Huddle. Rappler

[OPINION] Duterte's best and worst

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Duterte administration has achieved some successes that many Filipino appreciate, but it has also done very badly in some other areas as well

Filipinos share #StoryOfTheNation ahead of SONA 2019

Jul 21, 2019 - 12:22 PM

Rappler goes around various cities and provinces and asks Filipinos what they would like to hear from President Duterte in his fourth SONA to get the #StoryOfTheNation

[OPINION] The ‘cinemafication’ of Duterte’s State of the Nation Address

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:00 AM

These attempts at ‘picture perfection’ replaces the President’s address. Our country’s woes cannot be cured by a manicured picture, image, and video with fancy camera works.

WATCH: Filipinos assess Duterte halfway into his term

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:44 PM

Leading up to the President's 4th State of the Nation Address, Rappler asks Filipinos: 'How would you assess Duterte's 3rd year in office?'

President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2019 State of the Nation Address

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:36 PM

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Populist-authoritarian rulers present 'simplistic' solutions, weaken institutions

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:28 PM

Political scientist Temario Rivera says leaders like President Rodrigo Duterte present themselves as a savior of the country’s ills

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the "Araw ng Pasasalamat" for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on July 12, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Worst times for journos under Duterte gov't, says former U.P. dean

Jul 20, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Former University of the Philippines' College of Mass Communication dean Luis Teodoro says the state of the press in the Philippines 'has never been ideal'

Campus journalists from CEGP protest to defend press freedom from the oppression of Duterte’s government in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch on January 17, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

IN PHOTOS: Groups hit Duterte admin’s performance ahead of SONA 2019

Jul 20, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Groups and advocates urge people to join the United People's SONA to demand justice, truth, and accountability for the rights and welfare of Filipinos

AGAINST. Youth leaders from various organization assemble for an alternative SONA called SOPAS: State of the Province of China Address at Nepa Q MArt in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

What will future Philippines look like? Wait for Duterte's 4th SONA, says Andanar

Jul 20, 2019 - 6:42 PM

'This Monday will be the day that you will know the future and how the future will look like in the Philippines,' says Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech at the mass oath taking of newly appointed government officials in Malacanang on July 8, 2019. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

[OPINION] Projecting military power: Japan’s carrier fleet reborn

Jul 20, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Japan, together with the US, has an overwhelming superiority that is sure to keep Beijing in check...and which belies Rodrigo Duterte’s claims that China is more powerful than those arrayed against it

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Duterte’s word replaces the Constitution

Jul 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

How did we manage to descend so low?

How the business community copes with Duterte's politics

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Politically-charged questions are no-no's in business briefings. But for how long?

Does Duterte fulfill the dictator criteria? This book can help us find out

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'How Democracies Die' by Levitsky and Ziblatt identifies signs of a budding authoritarian and steps they take to subvert democracies. How does Rodrigo Duterte measure up to their criteria?

Carpio: Duterte ‘fishing deal’ with China must go through Senate scrutiny

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the Senate must find out exactly what the supposed verbal agreement between Manila and Beijing entails, and whether it falls within Philippine law

SENATE SCRUTINY. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, a staunch defender of the West Philippine Sea, says the Senate must scrutinize a supposed fishing deal between Manila and Beijing. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

No more coup? Cayetano says Paolo Duterte agreed to be deputy speaker

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:21 PM

(UPDATED) 'Thank you very much Cong. Paolo ‘Pulong’ Duterte for our talk on what the country needs and how we can put together a very responsive Congress,' says speakership bet Alan Peter Cayetano

COMPROMISE REACHED. Speakership candidate Alan Peter Cayetano meets with Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte on July 19, 2019. Photo from Cayetano's Facebook page

LIST: SONA 2019 activities, protests

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Several protests and activities are lined up in various parts of the Philippines on Monday, July 22, to mark President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address

MARCH. Protesters march towards Batasan along Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City for the United People's SONA during President Duterte's 3rd State Of The Nation Address. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

P773 billion worth of Philippine natural wealth 'sold out' by Duterte gov't

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:41 PM

A network of environmental groups says 3 years of the Duterte presidency has resulted in the selling out of at least P773 billion worth of the Philippines' sovereign mineral, water, wildlife, and marine resources

Photos by Shutterstock, Angie de Silva and Cherline Trajano/Rappler.

Cabinet members advise 'tired' Duterte to go on vacation

Jul 19, 2019 - 4:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's alter egos suggest a two-week period of rest and relaxation for the Chief Executive, says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 39th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on July 1, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Filipinos' top SONA 2019 issues: Pay hike, lower prices, Philippine sovereignty

Jul 19, 2019 - 3:14 PM

Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated polls Filipinos on the topics they want President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss or mention in his 4th State of the Nation Address

ASSERT PH VICTORY VS CHINA. Protesters rally near the Presidential Palace ahead of the third anniversary of Philippines' victory over China at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, in Julu 2019.  Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Duterte to Customs personnel: Resign or face administrative charges

Jul 19, 2019 - 11:07 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Customs officials and employees accused of corruption a week after he announced that they would be relieved

PALACE MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte addresses officials of the Bureau of Customs in a meeting in Malacanang on July 18, 2019. Malacañang photo

LIVE UPDATES: President Rodrigo Duterte's 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA)

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:50 AM

News, analyses, fact-checks, and videos on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2019, at Batasang Pambansa

Duterte's economic team sees stable inflation until his term ends

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Economic managers project inflation to settle between 2.7% and 3.5% in 2019, far from the rates experienced last year

EXPLAINER: Never bastos? Duterte's top sexist moments

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Rappler compiles President Rodrigo Duterte's top sexist moments in this video explainer

PNP to deploy 14,000 cops to secure SONA 2019

Jul 18, 2019 - 4:48 PM

PNP Chief General Oscar Albayalde says the police have not monitored any SONA-related threats so far

SONA PREPS. The PNP says some 14,000 cops will be deployed to secure the metro for President Duterte's 4th SONA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte gov't tally: Drug war deaths top 5,500 before SONA 2019

Jul 18, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Outside the PDEA's count, rights groups estimate the drug war to have claimed as much as 27,000 lives, including the victims of vigilante-style killings

DEATHS CONTINUE. Families of victims of extraudicial killings call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to pursue an investigation into the rising drug war deaths in the Philippines. Photo by Micah Guiao/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] The poor quality of economic growth under Duterte

Jul 18, 2019 - 1:44 PM

It's been a jobless, ruthless, voiceless, rootless, and futureless growth

Expect little talk on security issues in Duterte’s SONA – analysts

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Security threats like terrorism and Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea won't figure much in Duterte's yearly address but most Filipinos won't mind it, analysts say

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes an officer as he prepares to board a plane bound for the People's Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019. Malacañang photo

Throwback: What Duterte’s last 3 SONAs tell us

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:50 AM

A look back at President Rodrigo Duterte's past State of the Nation Addresses shows patterns. What are constant topics? How long do his speeches last? How did his SONAs change through the years?

MISLEADING: Compared to Aquino, Duterte had a better approach to China

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM

At least half of the claimed results of the approach to China are either misleading or outright false

Quezon City suspends classes for Duterte SONA on July 22

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:45 AM

The Quezon City government's order covers all levels in public and private schools

'NEW'. Students of the Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Quezon City receive their books.

On U.N. resolution vs drug war killings: What if Duterte blocks review?

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde says the Duterte government risks turning the Philippines into an 'international pariah' if it refuses to cooperate with the UN office

12 things to expect at Duterte’s SONA 2019

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:37 PM

From the President's possible lecture on the West Philippine Sea to director Joyce Bernal's surprises, here's what we know about Rodrigo Duterte's 4th SONA

DUTERTE'S SPEECH. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address on July 23, 2018. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Sara Duterte to skip her father's 4th SONA

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Sara Duterte tells Rappler she will not be attending the SONA as she is on 'special medical leave for 60 days'

SARA DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the Serbisyo ng Bayan and Hugpong ng Pagbabago Pledge of Allegiance in Quezon City on November 9, 2018. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Carpio, Del Rosario refute Duterte on invoking defense pact with U.S.

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'The [Mutual Defense] Treaty operates only for self-defense, not for aggression against another state,' says Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the Mutual Defense Treaty with the US is only for self-defense. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

No more SONA protests if workers’ demands addressed – BMP leader

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Labor union leader Leody De Guzman says most workers' demands have not been addressed by any administration in the Philippines

Bawal Bastos law emboldens Filipinos to condemn Duterte sexism – Hontiveros

Jul 17, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Though President Rodrigo Duterte is immune from suit while he is Chief Executive, the new law should serve as a guide for him and a resource for Filipinos who want to call out his misogynistic behavior

Risa Hontiveros. Photo by Rappler

Duterte trust, approval ratings unchanged after Recto Bank incident

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:46 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte maintains his first quarter trust and approval ratings and remains the most trusted government official, according to Pulse Asia's June 2019 survey

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the "Araw ng Pasasalamat" for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on July 12, 2019. Malacañang Photo

MovePH, Dakila to huddle on the state of the nation for youth, sectors

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:28 PM

The huddle intends to create a meaningful discourse on issues of the nation days before President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fourth State of the Nation Address

People’s SONA 2019 to unite for sovereignty, democracy vs Duterte

Jul 16, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'We must remind the President that he is not above God, the people, nor the Constitution, and that he is no king,' says former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of the planned United People's SONA on July 22

FOR DEMOCRACY. Various groups from different sectors unite to oppose policies of Duterte during his 2019 State of the Nation Address. Photo courtesy of Kodao Productions

[OPINION] LEAKED: Director's notes for Duterte's 4th SONA

Jul 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM

If Duterte's SONA could be directed like a mainstream blockbuster, what would it look like? This satire piece goes full-budget – with a lot of twists and turns.

Panelo: Duterte 'never bastos,' you women should know that

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte 'will be the first one to obey' the Bawal Bastos law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the "Araw ng Pasasalamat" for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on July 12, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Locsin contradicts Panelo on cutting ties with Iceland

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:19 PM

'I never considered for a second cutting any ties over this small matter,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr

TIES REMAIN. DFA Secretary Teddyboy Locsin says the Philippines will keep its ties with Iceland and remain in the UN rights body. Photo courtesy of UN