Duterte Year 3 - updates

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Evolution of the Duterte Cabinet

Aug 18, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Roughly half of Duterte's original Cabinet remains at the midway point of his presidency, while the number of retired military or police in the Cabinet has tripled

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

[OPINION] What Duterte has achieved in 3 years

Jul 16, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The change – pagbabago – that he promised remains illusory

Corruption Red Flags: Excesses in government spending

Jul 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Rappler conducts an analysis of 323 audit reports of government agencies to find irregularities and flagged spendings. Part 2 tackles excesses in spending, travels and ghosts of the pork scam.

Corruption Red Flags: Fake transactions, doubtful accounts in government spending

Jul 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Rappler conducts an analysis of 323 audit reports of government agencies to find irregularities and flagged spendings. Part 1 is all about the fake and the doubtful.

Despite Duterte, Gem-Ver fishermen buckle down to work

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The fishermen come home but government disowns their narrative about what happened at Recto Bank and gives away bare boats. They prepare to sail again in dangerous waters.

Rappler Talk: Mark Thompson on Duterte's 'violent populism'

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:59 PM

On Friday, July 12, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Mark Thompson, an expert on Southeast Asian politics, to discuss the past 3 years of the Duterte presidency and the continuing support of Filipinos for the President

Duterte may use SONA 2019 to 'educate' Filipinos about West PH Sea fishing rights

Jul 09, 2019 - 9:49 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte insists allowing Chinese to fish in Philippine waters is constitutional, and tells Filipinos not to believe in 'constitutionalists' who say otherwise

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 72nd Philippine Air Force Anniversary at the Col. Jesus Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on July 2, 2019. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

At midterm mark, Duterte scores his highest satisfaction rating

Jul 08, 2019 - 5:05 PM

After the Recto Bank incident dominates news headlines, 80% of Filipinos say they are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte's performance

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte urges Asian nations to take a collective action to tackle global challenges in his address during the Nikkei's 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan on May 31, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte at midterm gets high grades for keeping Mindanao promise

Jul 06, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Thanks to President Rodrigo Duterte, the new Bangsamoro region is in place and the Mindanao promise is on track. His challenge in the next 3 years is to make sure that BARMM delivers on its promises.

CELEBRATION. Hundreds of Marawi City residents gather at the Mindanao State University’s Marawi campus to celebrate Eid'l Fitr on June 5, 2019, despite the delayed rehabilitation of the conflict-ravaged city. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

The Duterte Show: A reflection on the last 3 years

Jul 03, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Let this animation take you through a visual journey through poet and anthropologist Arnold Azurin's ruminations about Filipinos under the Duterte presidency

Rodrigo Duterte: The celebrity in Malacañang

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The Philippine President has a fandom that rivals many top celebrities – here's a look at how he has played the fame game

[OPINION] Caesar through Digong: Why we need to be political

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:05 AM

'The problem with us Filipinos is not that we lack discipline or love for our country. The problem with us is our lack of self-esteem due to decades of mismanagement,' says Allen Severino

Duterte and the poor: What the surveys say

Jun 30, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Throughout his 3 years in office, President Rodrigo Duterte has managed to keep poor Filipinos satisfied with his performance. Pollsters help us make sense of this.

SATISFIED. Why has Rodrigo Duterte maintained such good ratings among the poor?

At midterm, Robredo wants better ties with Duterte

Jun 30, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo describes her first 3 years as Vice President as 'good' but 'challenging'

TURBULENT RELATIONSHIP. Vice President Leni Robredo and President Rodrigo Duterte exchange pleasantries on the sidelines of the commencement exercises for the Philippine Military Academy's Mabalasik Class of 2019, held on May 26, 2019, at Fort Gregorio H. Del Pilar in Baguio City. Photo by OVP

Cabinet members hail Duterte at halfway mark of presidency

Jun 30, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea is confident Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte will end up with a 'very strong presidency,' while Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III praises his 'vision' to give Filipinos a 'comfortable life'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 38th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on June 10, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

As Duterte enters 3rd year in office, Malacañang says 'best is still to come'

Jun 30, 2019 - 1:05 AM

'The President’s record as the Philippines’ Chief Executive speaks for itself,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

HALFWAY MARK. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to enter his 3rd year in office on June 30, 2019. Photo from Malacañang PCOO

Duterte’s war on dissent

Jun 29, 2019 - 6:45 PM

The number of human rights defenders charged in the 3 years of the Duterte government is higher than those recorded during the full terms of Benigno Aquino III and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

HR DEFFENDERS – Cordillera Human Rights defenders march down Session Road to press the government to improve its human rights records in celebration of the 70th Celebration of International Human Rights Day late Monday afternoon in Baguio City. – Photo by Mau Victa

Duterte at the halfway mark: The Filipino's gamble

Jun 29, 2019 - 6:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, buoyed by a narrative of action and compassion, has recovered from 3 years worth of controversies. Will this narrative hold up until the end?

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

[OPINION] Rodrigo Roa Duterte, best 'tibak'

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:27 AM

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the necessity of opposing Duterte invented an entire generation of activists

Why Filipinos believe Duterte was 'appointed by God'

Jun 28, 2019 - 8:30 PM

It's rooted in the Filipino view of God as 'Punisher' – like Rodrigo Duterte

The Duterte Insult List

Jun 28, 2019 - 2:54 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's practice of hurling shocking insults at his critics has been a defining feature of his governance style

Recto Bank incident taints Duterte's nationalist image – analyst

Jun 28, 2019 - 2:24 PM

'If we're just exchanging one possible exploiter with another, that doesn't really bode well for his nationalist image,' says political science expert Aries Arugay

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the bust of Dr. Jose Rizal as part of the 121st Philippine Independence Day celebration at the 6th Infantry Battalion Grounds in Malabang, Lanao del Sur on June 12, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Disappointment, exhaustion, fear: An incoming freshman on Duterte's 3 years

Jun 28, 2019 - 10:02 AM

'I can still remember how I, who once swore never to participate in any political rally, felt compelled to join the calls of dissent on the day of CJ Sereno's ouster'

Human rights: How to deal with Duterte, the biggest challenge?

Jun 27, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Advocates are constantly challenged by President Rodrigo Duterte's 'intentional distortion' of human rights since 2016. What are lessons learned?

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte Year 3: The Halfway Mark

Jun 27, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Assessing Rodrigo Duterte and the country at the midway point of his presidency

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[ANALYSIS] Why is Duterte still so popular?

Jun 27, 2019 - 5:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's enduring popularity is baffling. What are the factors that might explain it?

Newsbreak Chats: The highs and lows of the Duterte presidency

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:00 PM

On Thursday, June 27, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss what defined the Duterte presidency in the past 3 years, the implications of his policies, and what can be expected in the latter half of his administration

WATCH: Duterte presidency in 5 minutes

Jun 26, 2019 - 9:21 PM

Here is a look at the defining moments of the first half of President Rodrigo Duterte's administration in under 5 minutes

Halfway mark: Duterte presidency 'domineering' challenge to PH democracy

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:22 PM

While quelling dissent could be 'efficient' for a president who wants to get things done, political science expert Aries Arugay says democracy is also about checks and balance

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 121st Philippine Navy Anniversary at the Commodore Rudiardo A. Brown Beaching Area (CRABBA), Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Cavite City on June 17, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Joyce Bernal is directing Duterte's 4th SONA

Jun 26, 2019 - 3:55 PM

It's the second year in a row for the director to be at the helm of the State of the Nation Address

AGAIN. Joyce Bernal will be directing President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA for the second year in a row. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Assessing Duterte presidency at the halfway mark

Jun 26, 2019 - 3:02 PM

The first 3 years of President Rodrigo Duterte's term will pass on June 30. Political science associate professor Aries Arugay weighs in on the Chief Executive's popularity, gains and losses, and challenges in the next half of his term.

Duterte vetoes 7 bills in first 3 years in office

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Among the vetoed bills are the twin measures that would have fulfilled President Duterte's campaign promise to coconut farmers

PODCASTS: Duterte, ruler of a divided nation

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Here are 3 confessions from a divided nation: A Davaoeña critic of the President whose father is rabidly pro-Duterte, a disillusioned Duterte supporter, and an impassioned Duterte defender

[ANALYSIS] China, the patron, is Duterte's reality check

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Duterte the patron knows what a patron expects – debt of gratitude, acquiescence despite being wronged, and the unconditional acceptance that the patron will make up for mistakes, one way or the other

Ahead of SONA 2019, Duterte Cabinet to hold 3 fora on accomplishments

Jun 11, 2019 - 4:29 PM

Cabinet clusters will hold pre-SONA fora in Manila, Cebu City, and Davao City in the days leading to President Duterte's State of the Nation Address on July 22

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 38th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on June 10, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte: I've kept all my promises

May 31, 2019 - 11:10 AM

As his term nears the halfway mark, President Rodrigo Duterte reminds Filipinos that their choice of the next president will determine if the gains of his administration will continue

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo, Japan on May 30, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO