Rappler's latest stories on Duterte administration
(UPDATED) Filipinos are most satisfied with the government’s efforts to help the poor and least satisfied with its fight against inflation, according to the First Quarter 2019 Social Weather Survey of Social Weather Stations
For every 10 drug suspects captured in 2018, only 3 have been convicted. The 7 remaining are either already acquitted or still undergoing prosecution.
Members of the Kalayaan Palawan Farmers and Fisherfolk Association, along with fishermen from Zambales, file a petition against the DENR, DA, BFAR, Navy, PCG, PNP, and DOJ
The Duterte administration experiences marked improvements in the subject of 'promoting women's rights,' according to the results of a Social Weather Stations survey held in December 2018
Central Luzon cops kill almost double the number of drug suspects slain by Metro Manila cops in 2018
2017 marks the bloodiest year for human rights defenders under the Duterte administration
Despite seeming successes, the Duterte administration has yet to deliver on the job creation front
The systematic delay in solving killings does not help the Duterte administration in a landmark legal battle before the International Criminal Court
In his first speech of 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte warns that big-time drug bosses will be killed in the remaining years of his presidency
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency records 5,050 deaths in the anti-drug campaign from July 2016 to November 2018
(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang says 'milestones' of the government in 2018 are 'beginning to bear fruit’ but the opposition believes the past year ‘saw an unraveling of the Duterte administration’
Malacañang makes this claim while President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to have human rights activists gunned down and has even warned he would slap UN special rapporteurs
As an artist and a human being, my resistance in this struggle is to share what I’ve witnessed and to demand accountability from the government
In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity (iDEFEND) urges the public to remain steadfast in demanding the government to adhere to the rule of law and human rights
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign is one way the government is upholding human rights
'Ang mga mandarambong ay pinalaya na. Ang mga kritiko naman ay gagawan ng kaso para pilit na maikulong,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who is ordered arrested on the same day former senator Bong Revilla is acquitted of plunder
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says there have been 4,999 deaths in the anti-drug campaign from July 2016 to October 2018
(3rd UPDATE) Members of the judiciary are not spared from the culture of impunity
'Friends to friends, enemies to enemies, and worse enemies to false friends,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr
It was 'friends to all, enemies to none' under Alan Peter Cayetano. Now Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin is making a 'refinement.'
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte defends his penchant for appointing ex-military men into civilian posts, saying they rarely 'debate' with him
The September Pulse Asia survey shows 51% of Filipinos disapprove of how the Duterte administration is handling the issue of high inflation, compared to 29% in June
Most likely, it will be the only arena where genuine political competition can happen
Even for veterans in the human rights movement, the last two years have been the worst
President Duterte has vowed to crack down on corruption and unnecessary delays in government projects. The Commission on Audit has released reports on those very issues he wants to fix.
Nalusaw sa lakas ng ulang pulitikal ang koloreteng nag-anyong maka-masa at maka-batas
On Tuesday, September 11, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Emmanuel de Dios to discuss economic issues and help make sense of the situation that Filipinos now find themselves in
Sablay na nga ang Dutertenomics, sablay pa ang tangkang paglilihis ng isyu
To drag your armed forces into this political game is to spook it. And the consequences of that will come in painful increments.
The former transportation undersecretary for railways has been appointed as a board member of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says she encountered an even 'more alarming' economic situation when she was president, when inflation climbed to 6.6%. But she was able to lower this through rice importation.
‘Walang lugar ang pamumulitika sa panahong nahaharap ang karamihan ng ating mga kababayan sa...gutom, kahirapan, at kakulangan ng trabaho,’ Vice President Leni Robredo tells the Duterte administration
Pilit ang palusot, at balubaluktot ang mensahe ng gobyerno, tungkol sa krisis sa bigas – dahil sablay ang istratehiya sa simula pa lang
Rappler sits down with Cebu City Mayor Tomas 'Tommy' Osmeña
The Duterte administration lauds improving relations with China. Critics regret the government's inordinately forgiving foreign policy.
Filipinos are also less satisfied with the performance of the Duterte administration in fighting terrorism and in eradicating corruption, based on a Social Weather Stations survey
Conviction rate is low, however. A large number of the cases are dismissed by the courts on technical grounds.
As of July 29, 2018, the Philippine National Police has apprehended in Metro Manila alone 78,359 'tambays' or loiterers violating city ordinances and laws
How does President Rodrigo Duterte define a crisis? How does he handle one? Political science experts analyze how Duterte responds to major controversies.
The new House Speaker's 'first challenge' is to pass the 2019 national budget on time, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
Arrests, seizures, and killings are counted. How about Filipinos who have been saved from drug use?
President Rodrigo Duterte spits curses and blasphemes, yet the economy remains rosy. The question is, how much noise can businesses take?
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque dismisses as 'speculation' fears that President Rodrigo Duterte's kill threats and campaign against illegal drugs have emboldened certain people to order the assassination of their enemies
DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año says these officials either face corruption allegations or are linked to illegal drugs
Know who these local executives are, their political affiliations, and possible motives for their killing
(UPDATED) 'It is becoming apparent mas malakas 'yung loob ng ibang magboses 'pag merong sinasandalan na grupo na pareho 'yung paniniwala sa kanya. At 'yun 'yung role ko na pag-isahin 'yung boses na 'yun,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
'Are these deliberate and orchestrated attempts at creating an atmosphere of lawlessness to justify strongman rule?' says Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan
(5th UPDATE) Rappler tallies at least 7 vice mayors and 12 mayors slain since July 2016
The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform encourages both government and the National Democratic Front to 'open the doors to dialogue'