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Dingdong Dantes blasts NYC chair Cardema's party-list bid: 'Circumventing system'

May 20, 2019 - 9:56 PM

Two former NYC officials express dismay over the current chairman's actions

Duterte Youth's Cardema already proclaims himself congressman on Facebook

May 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'The substitution of Cardema has not yet been approved,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

LIFE UPDATE. Duterte Youth Ronald Cardema declares himself a congressman though the Comelec en banc has yet to rule on his substitution bid. File photo of Cardema by Rappler

Groups ask Comelec to junk Duterte Youth Cardema's substitution bid

May 20, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya and leaders of youth groups argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema does not meet the age requirement

COMELEC EN BANC. In this photo, 4 of the 7 Comelec commissioners observe the canvassing of the certificates of canvass in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec prepares for Duterte in proclamation of senators

May 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM

This comes as no opposition bet makes it to the winning circle, and as winners include President Rodrigo Duterte's longtime aide, incoming senator Bong Go

PREPARING FOR DUTERTE. The Commission on Elections is preparing for the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte when it proclaims winning senators at the Philippine International Convention Center possibly on May 21, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On Duterte Youth Cardema's bid for substitution: Questions for Comelec

May 19, 2019 - 8:13 PM

The Comelec en banc will need to decide on whether or not Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's filing a petition for substitution is valid and if he meets qualifications to be a youth representative

DUTERTE YOUT. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is considered resigned as chairman of the National Youth Commission since he filed a petition for substitution as party-list nominee. File photo from National Youth Commission

Party-list bid means Cardema resigned as youth chair – Malacañang

May 19, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Ronald Cardema is deemed resigned as National Youth Commission chairman, regardless of the outcome of his petition to become the Duterte Youth nominee

NYC CHIEF. Malacañang says Ronald Cardema will no longer serve as the youth comission's chair. Photo from the National Youth Commission

Duterte 'neither confirming nor denying' he went to hospital

May 19, 2019 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte is 'well and good,' says the Presidential Security Group, reacting to fresh rumors that he went to a hospital in San Juan City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) miting de avance at the jampacked PhilSports Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City on May 11, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Comelec clarifies Duterte Youth's Cardema met deadline for substitution

May 18, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Comelec Director Frances Arabe says the poll body's Commission en banc is currently tackling Cardema's petition for substitution for the party list's nominees

POLL BODY. The Commission on Elections office at the Palacio Del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Covering the PDP-Laban, Duterte campaign despite the Rappler ban

May 18, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'I had to be invisible to be present'

END OF THE CAMPAIGN. Taken after the President's speech during PDP-Laban's miting de avance in Pasig City, the last event of the 2019 campaign.  Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Toni Gonzaga on Malacañang's dinner invitation: 'I was surprised'

May 17, 2019 - 7:11 PM

The actress says she didn't know why she was invited to attend President Rodrigo Duterte's thanksgiving dinner on May 7

Duterte Youth’s Cardema can't substitute for party list nominee – Comelec

May 17, 2019 - 5:47 PM

'The period for substitution has already lapsed,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez

DUTERTE YOUTH CHAIRMAN. Duterte Youth Chair Ronald Cardema sought to substitute his wife, Ducielle Cardema as the group's nominee for the 2019 polls. RTVM screenshot

Duterte's prolonged absences, skipped events? 'Overworked, resting'

May 17, 2019 - 12:53 PM

(UPDATED) In recent weeks, President Rodrigo Duterte has stayed out of the public eye for days on end and has failed to show up at several engagements

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets some of the guests during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at the Garcia-Hernandez Sports and Training Center in Bohol on May 8, 2019. Also in the photo is former Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ex-FDA chief Puno denies corruption allegations

May 17, 2019 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) 'I served as the Director General of the FDA for two years and 10 months with complete honesty, diligence, dedication, and loyalty,' says former Food and Drug Director General Nela Charade Puno

EX-FDA CHIEF. Nela Charade Puno attends the Senate hearing on the Dengvaxia controversy as Food and Drug Administration Director General in December 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte fires Food and Drug Administration chief Nela Charade Puno

May 16, 2019 - 5:29 PM

(UPDATED) The letter terminating FDA Director General Nela Charade Puno says the move is part of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on government corruption but does not provide details

SACKED. Food and Drug Adminisration chief Nela Charade Puno attends the Senate hearing on the Dengvaxia controversy in February 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte headed to Japan end of May

May 16, 2019 - 5:04 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will speak at the Nikkei-organized Future of Asia forum in Tokyo. Business-to-business deals are expected to be signed on the sidelines of the trip.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 122nd Founding Anniversary of the Philippine Army at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City on March 21, 2019. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ineffective? 27 of 36 bets in Duterte drug list win in 2019 polls

May 16, 2019 - 11:45 AM

In an upset to the Duterte administration, 3 of 4 candidates named in the narcolist win in the 2019 elections

DRUG LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte shows his consolidated drug list, which comprises of names of government officials. Malacañang file photo

[OPINION] And the winners are…Rodrigo Duterte and Coco Martin

May 16, 2019 - 11:30 AM

The Duterte camp will now have more confidence to field candidates for the presidential race in 2022

Hugpong ng Pagbabago sweeps Senate race in Davao City

May 15, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Davaoeños Bong Go and Ronald dela Rosa clinch the top two spots in the Senate race in the Duterte bailiwick of Davao City

2019 HNP Campaign Caravan for Senators at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on Thursday night, May 9. Crowds staying outside the big tent of the campaign rally stayed even with the sudden heavy rains. Rappler photo

Reelectionist mayor threatened by Duterte with arrest wins in Malabon

May 14, 2019 - 9:25 AM

(UPDATED) Reelectionist Malabon Mayor Antolin 'Len Len' Oreta III, first cousin of former president Benigno Aquino III, wins over President Rodrigo Duterte's candidate, Vice Mayor Jeannie Sandoval

WINNERS. Reelected Makabon Mayor Len Len Oreta (center) holds up the hands of fellow winners Jaye Lacson (Malabon congresswoman) and Ninong dela Cruz (vice mayor). Photo from the Facebook page of Len Len Oreta

Opposition bets failed to counter Duterte strongman myth – analyst

May 14, 2019 - 1:25 AM

Political science instructor Arjan Aguirre says the opposition should have united to attack the narrative that people need to rely on strongman rule

UNITY NEEDED. Political science instructor Arjan Aguirre says opposition senatorial candidates failed to form a united front to counter the strongman rule narrative of President Rodrigo Duterte. Screenshot from Rappler video

Victory for all 3 Duterte children in Davao City

May 13, 2019 - 11:32 PM

It's still Duterte domination in Davao City, where Sara Duterte is reelected mayor, Baste Duterte enters politics as vice mayor, and Paolo Duterte wins the first legislative district seat

Duterte blasts 'Western-funded' media, hits 'professional twisters'

May 13, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Vera Files president Ellen Tordesillas, whom the President calls a 'prostitute,' counters that he is 'not in his right mind' and is a 'danger to the Filipino people'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte answers queries from members of the media after casting his vote for the midterm elections at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City on May 13, 2019. Malacañang Photo

On election day, Duterte says vote buying 'integral' to PH elections

May 13, 2019 - 5:43 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says there should be nothing wrong with vote buying, when it takes the form of paying for transportation and food of local leaders

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows his marked index finger after casting his vote for the midterm elections at his voting precinct at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City on May 13, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Duterte votes in Davao City

May 13, 2019 - 5:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, accompanied by his partner Honeylet Avanceña, participates in the 2019 elections

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte casts his vote for the midterm elections at his voting precinct at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City on May 13, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Pulse Asia on voter interest: 'Mindanao is hot'

May 13, 2019 - 10:11 AM

A survey of Pulse Asia shows 91% of likely voters in Mindanao are ‘truly interested’ in the 2019 elections

CARAVAN. Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates gather for one last campaign rally before the 2019 elections. Rappler photo

Philippines holds midterm polls seen as final step in Duterte consolidation

May 13, 2019 - 5:54 AM

'This could be a watershed moment in Philippine politics and governance, the final step of consolidation by the Duterte family of its dominance over the political elite,' says political analyst Antonio La Viña

President Rodrigo attends the Miting de Avance of the PDP Laban at the Philippine Sports Arena in Pasig City on Saturday, May 11, as he again endorses the senatorial slate which composes of Raffy Alunan, JV Ejercito, Imee marcos, Dong Mangudadatu, Bato Dela Rosa, Duterte, Bong Go, Koko Pimentel, Francis Tolentino, Sonny Angara, Cynthia Villar, and artists Freddie Aguilar. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] How pro-Duterte lawmakers hurt economic growth

May 12, 2019 - 4:58 PM

What makes the latest growth data unsettling is that our lawmakers seem to have been directly and largely responsible for it

Duterte makes last pitch for his Senate slate

May 11, 2019 - 11:01 PM

'If you believe in Bikoy, kindly vote for Otso Diretso,' the President says in his winding speech during PDP-Laban's miting de avance

LAST PITCH. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte is shown delivering his speech during PDP-Laban campaign rally at the Bacolod City Government Center Football Field in Negros Occidental on April 11, 2019. File photo by Simeon Celi Jr./Presidential Photo

PDP-Laban bets: ‘We will support Duterte all the way’ in the Senate

May 11, 2019 - 7:24 PM

But former police chief Ronald dela Rosa also says the ruling party's senatorial bets won't allow President Duterte to dictate on them should they get elected

PDP-LABAN BETS. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte raises the hands of the PDP-Laban senatorial candidates during a campaign rally at the Puerto Princesa Coliseum in Palawan on April 4, 2019. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

In 2019 campaign, Dela Rosa wins with his heart and Duterte

May 10, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Former police chief Ronald dela Rosa woos voters with his personality and association with President Rodrigo Duterte

IN THE LEAD. Ronald dela Rosa has a high chance of winning in the 2019 polls. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

You had a good cockroach laugh, but did you fume over Duterte quip on lady mayor’s panty?

May 10, 2019 - 8:46 PM

While campaigning for gubernatorial bet Jun Evasco in Bohol, President Duterte puts the mayor of Garcia Hernandez town on the spot – talking about her beauty and...her panty

ENDORSEMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte raises the hands of (from left) Bohol 2nd District Board Member Tomas Abapo Jr, Garcia-Hernandez Mayor Tita Gallentes, gubernatorial candidate Leoncio Evasco Jr, and senatorial bet Christopher Lawrence Go during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan campaign rally at the Garcia-Hernandez Sports and Training Center in Bohol on May 8, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Netizens ask Malacañang: What's the obsession with matrices?

May 10, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Netizens poke fun at the latest matrix released by Malacañang

Hidilyn Diaz fears for life over Duterte foe list

May 10, 2019 - 5:14 PM

'I am concerned for my security as well as that of my parents,' says the Olympic weightlifting star

UNSUBSTANTIATED CLAIMS. The President’s spokesman says there has been a wrong analysis of the Duterte ouster diagram that includes Philippine sports star Hidilyn Diaz. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Panelo says Gretchen Ho, Hidilyn Diaz not part of 'conspiracy' vs Duterte

May 10, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo blames the media for making a 'wrong analysis' about the diagrams, saying Ho and Diaz were only included to show Rodel Jayme's Facebook interests

New Malacañang diagrams. Screenshot from RTVM

MAP: Can these provinces help Duterte’s senatorial candidates win?

May 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Results of the May 13 elections will show if these provinces' support to Duterte in 2016 continues 3 years later, and extends to the senatorial candidates he supports

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a comical gesture during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at One Pinagtipunan Circle in Malabon City on April 2, 2019. Joining the President on stage are former Bureau of Corrections Chief Ronald dela Rosa and former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Hidilyn Diaz, Gretchen Ho clear names in ouster matrix

May 10, 2019 - 12:44 AM

The weightlifter says all her time is dedicated to her goal of reaching the Tokyo Olympics, while the former volleybelle claims she is 'neither red nor yellow'

CONFUSED. Hidilyn Diaz and Gretchen Ho have both been tagged in the new ouster matrix released by the Malacañang. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler and Precious del Valle/Rappler


Duterte a no-show at rainy but packed Hugpong miting de avance

May 09, 2019 - 10:57 PM

All 13 HNP senatorial candidates are present for their last campaign rally with Sara Duterte. While her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, isn't there, her siblings Paolo and Sebastian are.

2019 HNP Campaign Caravan for Senators at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on Thursday night, May 9. Crowds staying outside the big tent of the campaign rally stayed even with the sudden heavy rains. Rappler photo

Duterte bugged by cockroach during speech

May 09, 2019 - 2:22 PM

An aide tries and fails to scrape the critter away with some papers, but Duterte brushes the cockroach aside

SWATTING BUGS. An aide attempts to swat a cockroach from President Rodrigo Duterte's shoulder as he addresses a crowd in Bohol on May 8, 2019. Screenshot from RTVM video feed.

[ANALYSIS] Duterte a ‘competent’ economic manager? Not so fast

May 09, 2019 - 12:34 PM

To thank Duterte for his 'political will and decisive action' on inflation is like thanking an arsonist for putting out a fire he created in the first place

Lacson dismisses Malacañang matrix: 'Kulang sa research'

May 09, 2019 - 12:30 PM

'Parang napaka-unlikely. Kung sinuman ang nagprepare ng matrix or information na 'yun, parang kulang sa research,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson

'LACKS RESEARCH.' Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo shows media a new set of diagrams alleging a 'conspiracy' to discredit the Duterte administration. RTVM screenshot

Duterte assures justice for victims of Negros Occidental ambush

May 09, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The president personally tells the Moises Padilla town vice mayor that justice will be served in the killing of her brother and nephew last month

ASSURANCE. File photo of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte warns Negros Occidental mayor: ‘Allow everybody to vote freely’

May 09, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Moises Padilla town in Negros Occidental is under the control of the Commission on Elections in the wake of the killings

President Rodrigo Duterte during a speech at a campaign rally in Garcia-Hernandez town in Bohol on Thursday night, May 9. RTVM screenshot

Duterte 'not interested' in filing cases vs persons in diagrams

May 09, 2019 - 12:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the diagrams come from the 'intelligence community' and that their source is 'not a Filipino'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum in Batangas on April 17, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: Gretchen Ho, Hidilyn Diaz brush off 'Bikoy' links in new ouster matrix

May 08, 2019 - 8:55 PM

Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz and former volleyball star Gretchen Ho strongly deny their involvement in Malacañang’s newest expose

TOO BUSY. Hidilyn Diaz and Gretchen Ho note that they're too busy with their respective endeavors. File photo

Conspiracy diagrams show new level of ‘idiocy, incompetence’

May 08, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Journalists and candidates blast the new set of diagrams from Malacañang that seek to lump them together in one conspiracy to discredit President Duterte

NEW DIAGRAMS. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo presents a new set of diagrams alleging a 'conspiracy' to discredit the Duterte administration. RTVM screenshot

Malacañang releases new diagrams on 'conspiracy' to discredit Duterte

May 08, 2019 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) The Liberal Party, Magdalo, journalists, and media organizations are tagged as part of a 'conspiracy' to boost the Senate bids of Otso Diretso candidates

New Malacañang diagrams. Malacañang photo

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities at Duterte's thanksgiving dinner

May 08, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Robin Padilla, Richard Gomez, and Mariel Rodriguez are some of the stars spotted at the dinner hosted by the president

TIMELINE: The 'Bikoy' controversy

May 08, 2019 - 12:26 PM

(UPDATED) This controversy has led to several events, including a warantless arrest, a charge of inciting to sedition, and a whistle-blower going public

Colmenares: 2019 elections a clear fight against Duterte

May 08, 2019 - 8:21 AM

'Hinding hindi tayo papayag sa mga patakaran ni President Duterte,' says Makabayan bet Neri Colmenares

Laban PInas holds its miting de avance at Plaze Miranda, Manila. on May 7, 2019, endorsing its partylist and senatorial bets for the midterm elections. Candidates took turns explaining their platforms to the crowds cheers. Otso Diretso senatorial bets Gutoc, Hillbay, Diokno, Tanada we're on hand endorsing Neri Colmenares. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

The whistle-blowers against Duterte and his close allies

May 07, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Peter Joemel Advincula, formerly known as Bikoy, is not the first whistle-blower to go public against either President Rodrigo Duterte or his close allies

ALLEGATIONS. Several individuals come out in the open to accuse President Rodrigo Duterte or the company he keeps of being involved in criminal activities.