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'Hindi mumo, hindi barya, kundi substantial, makatuwiran, at nakabubuhay na suweldo,' says ACT Teachers Representative France Castro
The ramifications of these will outlast the next 3 years. Our institutions are compromised and, along with it, our values as a people.
Ex-president Noynoy Aquino says the country's 'imperfect' justice system should be fixed first before Congress starts the process of reviving the death penalty
'Sila rin naman eh namomroblema paano ba nila tayo papatulan na hindi lumabas na bully,' says former president Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines and China's maritime dispute
President Rodrigo Duterte borrowed words from F. Sionil Jose, Pedro Guerrero, and Winston Churchill. Here's where they were originally said.
We count the number of times President Duterte was applauded, the number of times he cursed, and list other notable tidbits during his 4th SONA
The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines says there were no marching orders from the President on 'matters that concern the daily lives of workers'
Progressive lawmakers Sarah Elago, Arlene Brosas, and Ferdinand Gaite get in trouble for using their Filipiniana attire as protest materials for the SONA
Don't have time to watch or read the entire State of the Nation Address? We've got you covered.
The national sports academy for high school students is set to boost talent identification in Philippine sports
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says the charter change task force he heads will continue its work, believing the President still thinks federalism is a 'priority'
In the same day that President Duterte delivers his 4th State of the Nation Address, critics say they've had enough of his administration
Around 5,350 protesters march along Commonwealth Avenue to share their own version of the state of the nation
President Rodrigo Duterte jokes about a psychic's prediction that a big earthquake will devastate Batasang Pambansa and wipe out all the country's top officials
These are a mix of new proposals and laws he had sought for a long time
'I also have not forgotten my commitment,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the coco levy funds
After signing the Bawal Bastos law, President Rodrigo Duterte talks about his ‘smelly’ girlfriend and sunbathing girls waiting for foreigners in Boracay
Protesters got creative as they created artwork to express their opposition to the Duterte administration
The first thing the President asks Congress in his speech is to restore the death penalty for heinous crimes related to illegal drugs and plunder
President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to 'dismantle or simply burn down' establishments that pollute waterways leading to Manila Bay
(UPDATED) The President instead focuses on other priority bills, which are less controversial than charter change
'What the heck is wrong with you? You are supposed to finance agricultural enterprises and endeavors,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells the Land Bank of the Philippines
The solution involves threatening Metro Manila mayors with suspension
President Rodrigo Duterte promotes the pet bills of his trusted aide Bong Go – a treatment he does not give to any other lawmaker during his July 22 speech
Under the Ease of Doing Business Act signed by Duterte, simple transactions of businesses with government should be processed within 3 days, 7 days for more substantial transactions, 20 days for highly technical transactions
The Trabaho bill, which aims to reduce corporate tax and rationalize tax incentives, is mentioned in President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address
President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates his call to create a new department solely for overseas Filipinos to ensure their protection and welfare abroad
President Rodrigo Duterte tells Pagcor chief Andrea Domingo to encourage gambling, as the agency's revenues soar due to online gambling
Senators of the 18th Congress have also filed bills seeking to raise public school teachers’ salaries
(UPDATED) As President Duterte delivers his 4th Station of the Nation Address, protesters across the country call on Filipinos to fight for Philippine sovereignty
'Ginagawa naman ng pangulo natin ang lahat para sa ikabubuti ng bansa, para sa ikabubuti ng bawat Pilipino. Pero binabatikos pa rin,' says the actor
'I do not want them back,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in his 4th State of the Nation Address
The yearly State of the Nation address isn’t meant to be a showcase of fashion moments but, for better or worse, it is
For the second time, President Rodrigo Duterte uses his State of the Nation Address to ask Congress to bring back the death penalty
Follow Rappler’s real-time coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address happening on July 22, 2019
‘Stop telling women how to dress,’ says the opposition senator, who’s also the author of the ‘Bawal Bastos’ law
From EDSA to Commonwealth Avenue, cops stand in position to secure President Duterte's most important speech of the year
The theater actor is set to sing the National Anthem before President Duterte delivers his State of the Nation address on July 22
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
Young Filipinos wish to see a united and progressive country by the time President Rodrigo Duterte's term ends in 2022
The Duterte administration has achieved some successes that many Filipino appreciate, but it has also done very badly in some other areas as well
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
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.
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?'
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Political scientist Temario Rivera says leaders like President Rodrigo Duterte present themselves as a savior of the country’s ills
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
'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
Politically-charged questions are no-no's in business briefings. But for how long?
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