Rappler's latest stories on Duterte Year 2
Knowing threats exist is different from doing something about them. This leads to the major cybersecurity gap in the Philippines.
These are the highlights of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration on its second year, according to Rappler reporters
(UPDATED) In two years, President Rodrigo Duterte has convened the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council only 4 times
Insiders say Sereno must first address problems she left at the Supreme Court before taking on other roles, but she remains defiant, saying there will be vindication in the end
Under the Duterte administration, artists have become among the strongest voices of resistance
Here are the 10 most-read #AnimatED pieces in the last 12 months
The search continues for the third telco while the PLDT-Globe duopoly tries to roll out more 4G cell sites and prepare for 5G
Did the PNP promise less blood? Yes, and the numbers show it. The question now: Could it be bloodless?
The administration's social media blunders are worth calling out because they are symptoms of a much bigger problem that's persistent in the other aspects of Duterte's presidency
'The hardest part is admitting that the man you thought he was is different from the the man he is,' says a Duterte supporter who has decided to become a critic
(UPDATED) As the President enters his second year, we look back at the attacks that journalists have had to endure
President Rodrigo Duterte's practice of hurling shocking insults at his critics has been a defining feature of his governance style. He has used it to control discourse, destroy the reputation of his enemies, and strike fear in those who would dissent.
In the two years Duterte's been in office, controversial has become the new normal
President Rodrigo Duterte's tough stance on corruption has cost many government officials their jobs. But some have been reappointed.
Rappler reviews how Presidential Spokesperson Roque valiantly tried to soften the controversial statements and actions of President Rodrigo Duterte
About P5.1 billion was released in 2017 while about P54.1 million has been released in 2018. Most of the funds have been for relief; reconstruction projects remain few.
The Commission on Human Rights says it has never before encountered the magnitude of killings seen under President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign. It is now struggling to keep up with investigations.
Under the Duterte administration, the Philippine National Police introduces a pattern: reinstating cops who have been dismissed, accused of wrongdoing or dragged into scandals
The economy is far from stagnant. What's alarming is President Duterte's apparent cluelessness about the signs of trouble and the need to chart a steady course.
(UPDATED) From delaying investigations, ousting chairpersons, and clearing administration officials, the Senate has supported President Rodrigo Duterte in his two years in office
In his second year in office, President Rodrigo Duterte draws flak for insisting that rehabilitating poor drug addicts is useless. Meanwhile, economic managers downplay inflation.
They're in various government agencies – from regulating gambling to helping OFWs
Rodrigo Duterte has broken his promise to 'behave' as president and to sail to Philippine Rise. But he has thrown support for pro-poor policies and increased the pay for soldiers and cops. Read on for an update on presidential promises.
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano views the Philippines and China as husband and wife – and what a relationship this is, as President Rodrigo Duterte marks his second year in office
Poor families suffer for almost half of the year, as they are left with no choice but to buy regular and well-milled rice
We should be wary of new concepts imported from foreign shores and alien to our history as a people, which could divide the nation and even lead to the dismemberment of the Philippine state
All tourism destinations will be up for assessment by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, but some areas are on top of the list
Rice supply, salary increases for teachers and soldiers, briefings on Chinese harassment in Ayungin Shoal, ban on Rappler – these are just some of the issues over which the President didn't seem to consult his alter egos before speaking
The Philippine National Police records 23,518 homicide cases under investigation (HCUI) since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office
Zero tolerance for corruption? Rappler finds that President Duterte has reappointed, promoted, or retained in a different capacity 16 government officials accused of corruption or misuse of public funds.
Economics PhD student JC Punongbayan explains in Part 2 of this Economics Series why TRAIN may be ill-timed, which sector is worst hit by inflation and why Build, Build, Build may be bad for traffic
(4TH UPDATE) Of the officials President Rodrigo Duterte has fired over alleged corruption or misconduct, 4 are back in government while two are in jail
In this video, the last in a series of conversations about press freedom, journalists Ed Lingao, Jason Gutierrez, Inday Espina-Varona, Ezra Acayan, and JC Gotinga speak about facing threats against the press, and why it's important to keep reporting
In this video, the fourth in a series of conversations about press freedom, broadcast journalist Ed Lingao speaks of patriotism, confronting online trolls, and a journalist's duty to combat fake news
In this documentary, Rappler looks into the Philippine propaganda machine – where it started and how it operates – and its chilling similarities around the world
In this video, the third in a series of conversations about press freedom, Ranada talks about the ban against coverage, the string of threats, and the lonely business of reporting on the President
Award-winning photojournalist Ezra Acayan, who has been covering the drug war since 2016, speaks to Rappler's Patricia Evangelista in this video about biases, freedom, and why he continues to follow the dead
In this short video, journalists Ezra Acayan, Ed Lingao, JC Gotinga, Pia Ranada, Jason Gutierrez and Inday-Espina Varona speak of the attack against the free press, and what will stop them from reporting
Is the president any of the three?