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
(4th UPDATE) Rappler tallies at least 6 vice mayors and 10 mayors slain since July 2016
The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform encourages both government and the National Democratic Front to 'open the doors to dialogue'
President Rodrigo Duterte's tough stance on corruption has cost many government officials their jobs. But some have been reappointed.
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
Here is an explainer on the Duterte government's new anti-criminality thrust: going after 'tambays' or people who stand idly and loiter in public places
The Philippine National Police records 23,518 homicide cases under investigation (HCUI) since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office
'Iyong atin, atin iyon. Kapag mayroong violation galing sa iba – kung China man iyan o ibang lugar – kailangan tayong mag-protesta,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on China's militarization of the West Philippine Sea
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'Women are a force to contend with and Duterte should be careful lest he bear the brunt of their force unleashed,' says Joms Salvador of Gabriela
(UPDATED) The groups cite at least 5 'dire challenges' confronting the nation
Former DFA chief Albert del Rosario says the Philippines should have filed 'a very strong protest' against China's seizure of Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island
Sa kahariang Duterte, kamay na bakal ang tumitiris sa mga durugista habang sedang guwantes ang humahaplos sa mga kurap
President Rodrigo Duterte reads the names of at least 13 suspended government employees, from a prosecutor to a former mayor
Out of 20 issues included in the Social Weather Stations survey, Filipinos are least satisfied with government efforts to fight inflation
If you are really honest about it and sit back to evaluate Mayor’s presidential run so far, if you sift through all the narratives and remove the fake and the irrelevant, to concentrate on what is actual, you have to reach the conclusion that he has been a failure.
Joey Salceda says the Philippines is short of 3.9 million skilled workers to support Build Build Build
Now we’ve run out of subsidized rice – the first time this has happened since NFA’s creation in 1972, or in nearly 50 years
President Rodrigo Duterte has turned messaging upside down, stoking endless controversy and exposing his paltry policy vision
Requests for documents related to the government's anti-drug campaign by various local bodies were mostly rejected and the reasons cited – if their letters were even given a reply at all – all point towards protecting national security
The European Union will modify the standard text of its future financial deals with the Philippines to avoid reiterating the condition on respect for human rights, which has angered Duterte
‘Coming from the President’s mouth, the threats can be taken as calls to the military and police forces…to escalate suppression and repression,’ says rights group Karapatan
WALDEN BELLO: Dapat tutulan ang opensiba ng gobyernong Duterte na gawing permanenteng kalagayan ang pagpapahigpit ng sistemang pampulitika
Bello: 'The SEC move against Rappler is part of the multi-sided offensive to lock up the Philippine political system for good, and this is why it must be resisted'
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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
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?
President Rodrigo Duterte says he is 'in the thick of firing people,' indicating many more are set to be axed
(UPDATED) Marcial Quirico Amaro III is fired for going on 18 foreign trips in 2017, announces Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
This year has been filled with cringe-worthy moments online for government agencies and officials
In an ideal situation, it is Congress that should exercise oversight of intelligence funds
(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
The President says he'll axe all the officials of an unspecified commission 'on Monday'
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
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
'Ang Undas [na] ito ay hindi lamang pag-alala sa mga pinatay kundi maging sa mga namatayan,' says Senator Leila de Lima
President Rodrigo Duterte helps 11-year-old Andre Esteban, a 6th grader from California, with his homework