Rappler's latest stories on Duterte administration
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
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'
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.