Rappler's latest stories on Duterte Year 3
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
Halfway into his presidency, we look at what Rodrigo Duterte's presidency has achieved and what it has failed at so far
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
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
'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?
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
The change – pagbabago – that he promised remains illusory
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.
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.
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.
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
President Rodrigo Duterte insists allowing Chinese to fish in Philippine waters is constitutional, and tells Filipinos not to believe in 'constitutionalists' who say otherwise
After the Recto Bank incident dominates news headlines, 80% of Filipinos say they are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte's performance
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.
Let this animation take you through a visual journey through poet and anthropologist Arnold Azurin's ruminations about Filipinos under the Duterte presidency
The Philippine President has a fandom that rivals many top celebrities – here's a look at how he has played the fame game
'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
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.
Vice President Leni Robredo describes her first 3 years as Vice President as 'good' but 'challenging'
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'
'The President’s record as the Philippines’ Chief Executive speaks for itself,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
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
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?
If necessity is the mother of invention, then the necessity of opposing Duterte invented an entire generation of activists
It's rooted in the Filipino view of God as 'Punisher' – like Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte's practice of hurling shocking insults at his critics has been a defining feature of his governance style
'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
'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'
Advocates are constantly challenged by President Rodrigo Duterte's 'intentional distortion' of human rights since 2016. What are lessons learned?
Assessing Rodrigo Duterte and the country at the midway point of his presidency
President Rodrigo Duterte's enduring popularity is baffling. What are the factors that might explain it?
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
Here is a look at the defining moments of the first half of President Rodrigo Duterte's administration in under 5 minutes
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
It's the second year in a row for the director to be at the helm of the State of the Nation Address
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.
Among the vetoed bills are the twin measures that would have fulfilled President Duterte's campaign promise to coconut farmers
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
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
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
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