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Duterte a no-show at granddaughter Isabelle's debut

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Presidential Security Group personnel are deployed around the debut venue in case Duterte shows up, but the President chooses to spend his Friday night in Davao City

LOOK: Isabelle Duterte's Michael Cinco debutante gown

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:09 PM

The president's granddaughter celebrates her debut in a designer gown

DEBUTANTE GOWN. Isabelle Duterte wears a Michael Cinco creation as she celebrates her 18th birthday. Screengrab from Instagram.com/michael5inco

Case vs Rappler not a freedom of the press issue? Please.

Jan 19, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The case against Rappler is just part of President Duterte's war against the critical press

TIMELINE: The glitz and glamor of Isabelle Duterte's debut

Jan 19, 2018 - 4:58 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's granddaughter celebrates her 18th birthday in style at The Peninsula Manila on January 19

If invited, Bong Go says he'll attend Senate probe on frigate deal

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) The Senate has not made clear its plans to invite President Rodrigo Duterte's most trusted aide

Duterte to fire airport officials if luggage theft cases continue

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:01 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte personally apologizes to a victim of luggage theft and, in typical rhetoric, threatens to 'kill' erring airport personnel if it happens again

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recognizes the sacrifice of the overseas Filipino workers citing that they have contributed greatly in making the lives of their families and the Filipinos better in his message to the arriving OFWs during the Pamaskong Salubong Para sa OFWs at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga on December 7, 2017. Also in the photo is Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Bong Go 'not aware' of Palace meeting on Navy frigate deal

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The trusted Palace aide was supposedly clueless about a meeting arranged by his own undersecretary

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte examines the documents presented by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go following his participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) – Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Informal Dialogue at the Furama Resort in Da Nang City, Vietnam on November 10, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

NBI on Rappler, HRW on Duterte, Pope Francis marries couple on papal plane | Midday wRap

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:36 PM

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Fight for press freedom: Join the NUJP Black Friday protest on January 19

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:52 AM

(UPDATED) Wear black wherever you are or join the rally at the Boy Scout Circle, the roundabout at Timog and Tomas Morato intersection in Quezon City, on Friday at 6 pm

Duterte off to India on January 24 for ASEAN commemorative summit

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:32 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte will be in New Delhi from January 24 to 26, his first foreign trip for 2018

Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) chaired by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte along with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi do the ASEAN handshake as they pose for a photo prior to the start of 12th ASEAN-India at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ousted PH Navy chief wanted 'proven technology' for warships

Jan 19, 2018 - 10:58 AM

On January 4, 2017, then Philippine Navy chief vice admiral Ronald Mercado wrote Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to reject plans to install the Combat Management System of Hanwha Systems in Philippine warships. A week later, Lorenzana is handed a Hanwha white paper in Malacañang.

PH NAVY CHIEF. Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado leaves his post months ahead of his scheduled retirement. Rappler photo

Navy frigate project controversy, Aguirre on Rappler probe, SWS survey | Evening wRap

Jan 18, 2018 - 8:52 PM

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CHR urges public to defend press freedom

Jan 18, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The CHR says "protecting press freedom means protecting the interest of the people"

PRESS FREEDOM. The Commission on Human Rights said it is important to defend press freedom amid threats to curtail it. Photo by Rappler

Duterte mulls 'total ban' on OFW deployment to Kuwait

Jan 18, 2018 - 6:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the ban may be needed to addressed cases of sexual abuse among Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait

DUTERTE ON OFW DEPLOYMENT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, during  a speech at the inauguration of the new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems Development Project at the Philippine Air Traffic Management Center (PATMC) in Pasay City on January 16, 2018. Photo by Simeon Celi Jr./ Presidential Photo

Duterte 'plunged' PH into worst human rights crisis post-Martial Law – HRW

Jan 18, 2018 - 6:21 PM

'The administration [of President Rodrigo Duterte] has widened its war on drugs to include critics and political foes,' the New York-based human rights organization says

#DuterteLive: Launch of OFBank

Jan 18, 2018 - 5:43 PM

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[EXCLUSIVE] Undersecretary in Bong Go's office confirms letter on frigate deal

Jan 18, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Former Palace official Lloyd Christopher Lao says the letter and meeting with Navy officials are a 'usual course of action' in Secretary Bong Go's office

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go upon his arrival at the NCCC Mall Davao in Davao City to check the situation of the fire that hit the mall on December 23, 2017. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 18, 2017

Jan 18, 2018 - 1:58 PM

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Rappler press conference on SEC registration on January 15, 2018

Malacañang claims Rappler reported Bong Go story out of spite

Jan 18, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque also falsely claims that only Rappler ran the story on Secretary Bong Go’s alleged involvement in the P15.5-billion Navy project

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in an interview on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems Development Project at the Philippine Air Traffic Management Center (PATMC) in Pasay City on January 16, 2018, insists that the closure of the online news site Rappler was not an attack on press freedom but rather a matter of upholding the Constitution. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Public satisfaction with Duterte administration at record high – SWS

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Filipinos are most satisfied with the Duterte government's fight against terrorism, and least satisfied with its effort to address inflation and traffic, according to the results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey

PH PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech at an even. Malacanang file photo

Duterte says comfort woman statue part of free expression

Jan 17, 2018 - 7:50 PM

'That is a constitutional right which I cannot stop. It's prohibitive for me to do that,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells MindaNews

CONTROVERSIAL STATUE. This statue of comfort woman along Manila Bay generated controversy after Japan complained about it. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

From Marcos to Duterte: How media was attacked, threatened

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Press freedom is a continuous battle in the Philippines. The recent move of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the worst against the media since Martial Law.

Former CJ Puno: SC can't intervene in revising Constitution

Jan 17, 2018 - 5:02 PM

Former chief justice Reynato Puno is among those President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing to head a 25-person Constitutional Commission

Former SC Chief Justice Reynato Puno during the Senate hearing on Charter Change on January 17, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Malacañang claims no chance Bong Go intervened in frigate deal

Jan 17, 2018 - 3:10 PM

But the allegations focus not on the contract for the frigates as a whole, but on the selection of a secondary supplier for the Combat Management Systems of the ships

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte skims through a document during the ASEAN Law Association (ALA) Governing Council Commemorative Session and Concert Program at the Malacañan Palace on October 25, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Rappler vs SEC, Duterte on Prieto family, Bannon testimony | Midday wRap

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:21 PM

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LOOK BACK: Past Charter Change attempts and why they failed

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Charter Change has been brought up by almost every administration since Martial Law

ATTEMPTS. Several administrations have tried to change the 1987 Constitution, which was created over 30 years ago. Photo by Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 17, 2018

Jan 17, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

Rappler press conference on SEC registration on January 15, 2018

Joma Sison: Rappler 'shutdown,' Cha-Cha show Duterte aping Marcos

Jan 17, 2018 - 10:55 AM

'Duterte is hellbent on imposing fascist dictatorship...and is flagrantly using basically the same strategy and tactics of mass murder, intimidation, corruption and charter change as the late fascist dictator Marcos used,' says Jose Maria Sison

JOMA SISON. The founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez

Duterte says he'll file 'plunder' case vs Prietos

Jan 16, 2018 - 11:25 PM

The President resurrects his old accusations against the former owners of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) 2018 Kick Off: Game On! All in For Nation Building at the Manila Hotel in Manila on January 11, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to media: Criticize 'with moderation'

Jan 16, 2018 - 8:35 PM

'Lahat akin 'yan,' adds President Rodrigo Duterte to describe media companies he has not yet publicly attacked

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) 2018 Kick Off: Game On! All in For Nation Building at the Manila Hotel in Manila on January 11, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte calls Rappler 'fake news outlet'

Jan 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte launches a fresh tirade against Rappler to defend his aide, Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte provides gifts to one of the wounded soldiers from the Army General Hospital who broke bread with the President at the Malacañan Palace on December 6, 2017. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Berdiri bersama Rappler mempertahankan kebebasan pers

Jan 16, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Kami akan terus memberitakan kebenaran. Kami akan tetap bertahan

SC sets new round of oral arguments on martial law

Jan 16, 2018 - 4:17 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The oral arguments will be held on January 16 and 17

Justices of the Supreme Court led by chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno starts the first oral argument on the petition to lift the martial law in Mindanao at the Supreme Court in Manila on June 13, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SEC closure order vs Rappler a move toward dictatorship - activists

Jan 16, 2018 - 1:48 PM

'Closing down Rappler means one less independent media through which environmental advocates can stand up to the oligarchs and corporations that seem to run the Duterte government’s agenda nowadays', a group says

Malacañang: At least Duterte didn't order military vs Rappler

Jan 16, 2018 - 1:40 PM

If the President really wanted to shut down Rappler, he would have 'sent the Armed Forces to their offices and padlocked them,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the turnover ceremony of the 26 Mitsubishi patrol vehicles and inauguration of the new Regional Crime Laboratory Office (RCLO)-11 Building in Davao City on January 15, 2018, to make good use of the vehicles donated by the Japanese Government so that they could be better utilized to serve the people. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte denies hand in SEC ruling vs Rappler

Jan 16, 2018 - 1:11 PM

'The President found it unfair for Maria Ressa to claim violation of freedom of the press,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Duterte spares time for a one-on-one interview with various media outlets in Malacañang Palace on December 29. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

What you need to know about Charter Change

Jan 16, 2018 - 11:01 AM

The public should closely monitor the process of changing the 1987 Philippine Constitution to avoid abuses, say constitutional law experts

Duterte warns cops: NPA ‘sparrow units’ are back

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The last time President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned the communist urban hit squads in his speech, he cited them as reason for the creation of the now notorious Davao Death Squad

THREAT? President Rodrigo Duterte says on January 15, 2018, the urban hit squads of the New People's Army are out to attack state forces. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

House opposition: SEC decision vs Rappler 'ironic' attack against press

Jan 15, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Some opposition legislators find it 'ironic' that the Securities and Exchange Commission invoke restrictions on foreign ownership just as the administration pushes for amendments to the Constitution that would allow just that

HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE. Legislators convene at the Batasang Pambansa on December 13, 2017. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pemerintah Filipina cabut izin Rappler

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Komisi Sekuritas dan Bursa (SEC) Filipina menuding Rappler melanggar peraturan tentang kepemilikan bisnis dan kontrol media massa

Duterte claims he fired CHED's Licuanan

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Duterte: 'I have dismissed Licuanan today, 'yung sa Marina, and many will follow'

FIRED? President Duterte (L) claims he fired CHED chair Patricia Licuanan (R), while she says she resigned. File photos

Dante Jimenez heads Duterte's anti-corruption commission

Jan 15, 2018 - 5:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also appoints former senatorial candidate Greco Belgica as one of the powerful body's commissioners

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Founding Chairman and President Dante Jimenez on the sidelines of The Anti-Corruption Summit 2017: 'Breaking Chains of Corruption 2017' at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang: Rappler can exhaust legal remedies vs SEC decision

Jan 15, 2018 - 4:30 PM

(UPDATED) While the Palace respects the SEC decision, Rappler can contest the decision until it becomes final and executory, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announces during a press conference at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on January 4, 2018 that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has decided to terminate the services of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator Marcial Quirico Amaro III upon verifying complaints that the administrator has made excessive trips overseas. Amaro's termination from the service is part of the President's commitment to eliminate graft and corruption in government. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Stand with Rappler, defend press freedom

Jan 15, 2018 - 2:34 PM

We will continue bringing you the news, holding the powerful to account for their actions and decisions, calling attention to government lapses that further disempower the disadvantaged. We will hold the line.

Licuanan resigns, Sison wants chat with Duterte, Trump on racism | Midday wRap

Jan 15, 2018 - 12:41 PM

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[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Krisis ng tiwala sa Kongresong uukit ng Saligang Batas

Jan 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Magtitiwala ka bang isulat ng mga maginoong ito ang kinabukasan ng bayan at ng susunod na henerasyon?

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Villegas' guide on charter change

Jan 15, 2018 - 8:30 AM

What ethical norms must govern changing the Constitution?

PASTORAL GUIDE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas offers guidelines for his flock, the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, to help in understanding charter change. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Who should draft new charter? Not Congress, Villegas says

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:28 AM

Archbishop Socrates Villegas also slams proposals to extend the terms of government leaders as the Philippines shifts to a federal form of government

CHARTER CHANGE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas issues a pastoral guide on efforts to revise the Philippine Constitution. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Joma Sison 'willing' to hold talks with Duterte

Jan 15, 2018 - 12:10 AM

'In the interest of the Filipino people and for the sake and purpose of resuming the peace negotiations, I am willing to have serious conversations with President Duterte,' says the communist leader

WORD WAR. Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria 'Joma' Sison calls President Rodrigo Duterte the 'number one drug addict' in the Philippines.