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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

Excessive or not? Martin Andanar's 10 trips abroad

Jan 13, 2018 - 3:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has fired another official for making fewer foreign trips than Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. Does Duterte's rule on limiting travels abroad apply to him?

Duterte to fire 3 'generals,' gov't agency chief

Jan 12, 2018 - 10:13 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is 'in the thick of firing people,' indicating many more are set to be axed

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the conferment ceremony of the 2016 Presidential Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities (PACFMC) at the Malacañan Palace on December 12, 2017, urges the adults to allow the youth to play a role in shaping a future that the next generation of children deserve to inherit. Malacañan Photo

Duterte fires Marina administrator for foreign 'junkets'

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:46 PM

(UPDATED) Marcial Quirico Amaro III is fired for going on 18 foreign trips in 2017, announces Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 20th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

2017: A year's worth of the administration's online faux pas

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:17 PM

This year has been filled with cringe-worthy moments online for government agencies and officials

Why intelligence funds require scrutiny

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:22 PM

In an ideal situation, it is Congress that should exercise oversight of intelligence funds

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III

Dela Rosa: Duterte promised me a gov't post after I retire

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:10 PM

(UPDATED) PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa declines to disclose which agency he will supposedly be appointed to, only saying it's 'the most difficult job' in the government

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa in a press conference at Camp Crame on Tueaday, December 12, 2017. The chief PNP says he will be transferred when he retires next year. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Duterte warns he'll fire an entire commission

Dec 08, 2017 - 7:29 PM

The President says he'll axe all the officials of an unspecified commission 'on Monday'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Anti-Corruption Summit 2017: 'Breaking Chains of Corruption 2017' at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017, cites how the Constitution has allowed corrupt individuals to escape accountability. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Want revolutionary gov’t? That means you don’t trust this admin – Robredo

Nov 30, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the President's denial that he plans to establish a revolutionary government should already put to rest all rumors and speculations about the issue

ANTI-REVGOV. Vice President Leni Robredo does not support any plans to establish a revolutionary government in the Philippines. Photo by OVP

Rappler Talk: Dr Tony Leachon on health reforms under the Duterte gov't

Nov 24, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Dr Tony Leachon discusses the benefits and risks of medical marijuana, a higher sin tax on cigarettes, and a comprehensive mental health package for Filipinos

Undas 2017: De Lima urges Filipinos to remember people killed in drug war

Nov 01, 2017 - 2:04 PM

'Ang Undas [na] ito ay hindi lamang pag-alala sa mga pinatay kundi maging sa mga namatayan,' says Senator Leila de Lima

REMEMBER. Senator Leila de Lima urges Filipinos to remember thousands killed in the Duterte administration's war on drugs, and te families they left behind. De Lima file photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB; Candles file photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Duterte says hello to FilAm student's teacher, classmates

Oct 28, 2017 - 9:54 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte helps 11-year-old Andre Esteban, a 6th grader from California, with his homework

REQUEST GRANTED. President Rodrigo Duterte says he is 'happy to oblige' with the request of an 11-year-old FilAm student. Screenshot from video posted on Bong Go's Facebook page

Lucio Tan denies ever funding destab plots vs gov't

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has insinuated the tycoon has been supporting efforts to undermine past administrations, and dares the businessman to do the same now

LUCIO TAN. This photo taken on May 11, 2016, shows Filipino-Chinese tycoon and owner of flag carrier Philippine Airlines Lucio Tan arriving in Davao City, on the southern island of Mindanao to meet Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Ateneo president backs Sereno, Ombudsman, CHR

Oct 14, 2017 - 1:27 PM

'We call on everyone in the community to defend our democratic institutions,' says Ateneo de Manila president Father Jose Ramon Villarin

DEFEND. Ateneo de Manila University president Jose Ramon Villarin calls on the university community to defend the Philippines' democratic institutions. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

TRANSCRIPT: Al Jazeera host grills Cayetano on drug war

Oct 07, 2017 - 4:26 PM

In this Al Jazeera interview, Secretary Cayetano falsely claims that the 3,800 Filipinos killed in the Duterte administration's war on drugs were all drug dealers

DRUG WAR. Journalist Mehdi Hasan grills Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on the war on drugs. Screengrab from Al Jazeera's youtube page

All 3,800 killed by PNP were drug dealers – Cayetano

Oct 07, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Al Jazeera host Mehdi Hasan grills Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs

WAR ON DRUGS. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano defends the Duterte administration's war on drugs during an Al Jazeera interview. Screen grab from Al Jazeera's YouTube video

Remove PH as member, group urges UN rights council

Sep 30, 2017 - 5:47 PM

'The Philippines has exhibited a total mockery of international human rights mechanisms,' the group Philippine Universal Periodic Review Watch says

REMOVE PH. The Philippine UPR Watch is calling on the United Nations to remove the Philippines as a member of the UN Human Rights Council. Photo from Philippine UPR Watch

La Salle's Luistro: 'Matutulog pa ba uli kayo ngayong gabi?'

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:25 PM

'Ang bayang akala nila'y nahihimbing ay nagising na,' says De La Salle Philippines President Armin Luistro on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law

NATION'S SLEEP. De La Salle Philippines President Armin Luistro speaks at the Manlaban para sa Karapatan concert rally at the Commission on Human Rights on September 21. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Franklin Drilon on opposition and rule of law under Duterte

Sep 01, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Watch the interview with Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Rappler

Why it's time for progressives in the Duterte Cabinet to leave

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It becomes harder by the day to understand how they can remain in their positions when it is becoming abundantly clear that mass murder is the central and only real policy of this administration

Crime and due process: Is there room for dialogue and compromise?

Jul 30, 2017 - 5:00 PM

President Duterte s popularity and the willingness of Filipinos to embrace change can provide the right atmosphere for improving the criminal justice system

Duterte claims Joma Sison sick with colon cancer

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:25 PM

In his second State of the Nation Address President Rodrigo Duterte lambasts NDF consultants for allegedly using the peace talks to travel in Europe like tourists

The moralist thinker in Digong’s Philippines

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Any human behavior can be explained and any ethical lapse can be granted its internal logic But you need to know when to draw the line

SONA 2017 Promise Tracker: Duterte gets started on most vows

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Of the 16 major promises Duterte made in his 1st SONA his administration has taken first steps to fulfilling most of them

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 16th Cabinet Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room in Malacañan Palace on July 3, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang to U.S. lawmakers: Filipinos real judge of drug war

Jul 21, 2017 - 5:24 PM

We trust that the [Filipino] people understand that they are really getting the better side of this deal says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

Jonel Segovia 16, years old, one of the three minors killed in Oplan Tokhang in Brgy. 176 Phase-8, Bagong Silang, North Caloocan City, was taken out at their residence leading to his final rest in peace at Tala Cemetery, Bagong Silang on Sunday. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Aquino on Duterte 1st year: Cooperation, not conflict, is better route

Jul 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says his successor bears ultimate responsibility for the words he lets loose

ONE YEAR AFTER. Former president Benigno Aquino III responds to questions in an interview with Rappler's Maria Ressa a year after he stepped down from office. Rappler screenshot

Aquino, Trump Jr, McCain | Midday wRap

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:56 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Tell the #StoryOfTheNation through photos

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:58 AM

From the perspective of the people what is the story of the nation? Tell us through images

Rappler Talk: NAPC chief on Duterte administration's anti-poverty priorities

Jul 17, 2017 - 2:30 PM

National Anti Poverty Commission Secretary Liza Maza talks to MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz on Monday July 17 Watch the interview here

No state-sanctioned killings? Supt Marcos is 'damning proof'

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:27 AM

Senator Risa Hontiveros says the reinstatement of a cop linked to the killing of a former mayor is the latest proof that EJK deniers need

STATE-SANCTIONED KILLINGS? Senator Risa Hontiveros speaks during the "So, Ano Na?" forum at UP Diliman. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH still deadliest country in Asia for environmental defenders – report

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:20 PM

At least 28 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines in 2016 according to environmental monitor Global Witness

Duterte's first year: Philippine health agenda 'a sham'

Jul 12, 2017 - 6:33 PM

The Philippine health agenda of the Duterte government promotes the increasing role of the private sector and insurance like Philhealth to finance public health facilities

Change is wanting: Dutertenomics and foreign policy

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Despite positive efforts the President has also tried but failed to recalibrate our dependent neocolonial relations with the US and appears intent on merely replicating the same with China and Russia

Duterte admin's infra spending in May highest in 6 months

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Infrastructure spending rises by 31 4 in May 2017 alone the highest since November 2016

DAY AND NIGHT. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) inspects the 24/7 construction of an infrastructure project along Quezon Avenue. Photo from DPWH

GGG vs PPP

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:32 AM

Similar to the past there are internal battles being fought as regards the right balance between state and market

Mr President, before signing the law on free college tuition, please read this

Jul 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The bill passed by Congress to provide free tuition in public colleges and universities might result in poor families subsidizing students from richer families

Duterte's EDSA traffic: Data say it's faster, drivers say nothing's changed

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:15 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says that the travel time along EDSA has been cut by at least 14 minutes

Dela Rosa's answer to Duterte's roller coaster: 'Anchors Away' during 1st year

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:00 PM

You can’t be on the top all the time because the thrill of the ride would be gone says the PNP chief who insist the police are winning the war on drugs

ANCHORS AWAY. The PNP chief describes to media his first year in office. Rappler photo

K to 12 under Duterte administration faces new challenges

Jul 03, 2017 - 2:58 PM

2017 marks the second year of the full implementation of the K to 12 program and the first year that Grade 12 will be rolled out nationwide

JOINT OPENING. In this file photo, then Education Secretary Armin Luistro (right) and incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones visit the K to 12 students of Commonwealth High School in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte's 1st year an 'eye opener' for Catholic Church

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It appears that our pastoral education for people has not been enough That s why for them it seems okay to kill to eliminate the problem of illegal drugs

'MANO PO.' President Rodrigo Duterte places his forehead on Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle's hand as a traditional form of respect during a meeting in the Palace on July 19, 2016. Malacañang photo

Ending contractualization needs 2 urgent actions from Duterte

Jul 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Labor representatives urge the President to sign an executive order and then certify as urgent the bills pending with the Senate and the House

ENDO. Workers group under the Nagkaisa coalition march to Mendiola on Labor Day, May 1, to call for an end to contractualization. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: The Philippine drug war – a culture of fear

Jul 01, 2017 - 2:00 PM

What wounds has the war on drugs inflicted on communities?

PDAF cases, Duterte-time: Napoles confident of freedom 'in less than 2 years'

Jul 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The justice department the Solicitor General and the Court of Appeals have helped the cases of the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind in no small measure

Labor groups protest 'one failed year' under Duterte

Jun 30, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Labor groups hold a protest rally in Quezon City and raise 6 promises that President Rodrigo Duterte has made to workers but has yet to fulfill

FAILURE. Various of labor groups hold a protest rally on the government's failure to address the needs of workers as President Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office on Friday, June 30. Photo by Darren Langit

WATCH Duterte Year 1: Rappler reporters on their biggest stories

Jun 30, 2017 - 10:24 PM

Here are the highlights of the first 365 days of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration according to Rappler reporters

Robredo on Duterte Year 1: A mix of achievements and shortcomings

Jun 30, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo acknowledges she too has had limitations during the first year given her office s meager budget

DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS. Vice President Leni Robredo during the launch of Angat Buhay partnership. Photo from Office of the Vice President

After one year, Duterte veers ever more to the right

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is proving to be a hindrance to the country s most urgent political and socio economic reforms

TIMELINE: Probing into the Davao Death Squad

Jun 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Several investigations witnesses and hearings have been conducted in the past decade yet the existence of the Davao Death Squad remains to be a very contested issue

Environment and climate change: Duterte owns the problems now

Jun 30, 2017 - 5:21 PM

President Duterte has inherited problems from past administrations He must lead us away from ecological apocalypse by being bold and visionary

Dutertismo and the West Philippine Sea: Year One

Jun 30, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Despite its apparent benefits Duterte s policy has not generated any assurance that China will not impose itself and its pre emptive claim over waters and resources that legally pertain to the Philippines