Rappler's latest stories on Duterte administration
'Here, dear Brutus, is where the fault lies – the quality of politicians we elect to office'
'Duterte is the Lord Voldemort (he-who-must-not-be-named) of our institution. Nobody dares to discuss him, unless it is about something positive.'
PART 2: President Rodrigo Duterte missed many opportunities to provide direction and concrete guidance to local chiefs on the front lines of the health crisis
Part I: Where was President Duterte’s famed tendency to ‘overreact’ in January and February when the country’s health system needed it the most?
On Thursday, June 25, the Newsbreak team will assess Duterte's 4th year in office starting from a position of power after the May 2019 elections and ending in June 2020 with a totally unexpected pandemic
'Throughout this whole crisis, the government’s poor use of language has merely alienated the masses. And it all started with some acronyms.'
(UPDATED) The order to shut down ABS-CBN is the latest in a string of attacks against media in the Philippines under the Duterte administration
On Thursday, April 30, the Newsbreak team assesses the Duterte administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic
At No. 91 in 2020, the Philippines' ranking in the Rule of Law index is on a steady decline since 2016, making its average annual percentage drop one of the 5 worst in the world
The group emphasizes the need for an investigation into the worsening human rights situation under the Duterte administration – including attacks on environmental defenders
Amnesty International expresses alarm that activists continue to 'face threats and undue restrictions' without any way to protect themselves
(UPDATED) BuCor top lawyer Fredric Santos is among the BuCor personnel killed in Muntinlupa since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office
Ibon Foundation says the red-tagging by the Duterte government is the 'first step in a much larger and more sinister agenda'
Here’s the full context of the PCOO’s infographic touting the Duterte administration's achievements
Not all of the 64 airports, 243 seaports, 2,709 bridges, and 9,845 kms of roads are newly built. It includes projects involving repair, rehabilitation, widening, or expansion of existing infrastructure.
The Rise Up for Life and for Rights network says the Duterte government must pay its 'bloody debt'
Newsbreak, Rappler's investigative and research section, tracks stories that depict lawlessness in the Philippines, aided by policies and orders that veer toward authoritarianism
In the first 3 years of the Duterte administration, at least 128 threats and attacks against members of the press are recorded
Contradicting lawyers in the government, dangerous drugs House committee chair Robert Ace Barbers believes that the President’s verbal e-cigarette ban is enough to consider as effective as a written executive order
The agency's top accomplishments were either initiated before Duterte's term or have yet to be finished
Is vaping allowed in designated smoking areas? The President's foot soldiers are piecing policy puzzles as they go.
'What we're saying is that maybe the original 75 flagship projects were not well-thought-of so that we revise them in the middle of the stream,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
In the September 27-30 SWS survey, the Duterte administration gets the highest net rating in helping the poor, and the lowest in fighting inflation
This demonstrates the pitfalls of bureaucracy and the impactful consequences of seemingly imperfect legislation
(UPDATED) The Duterte administration seeks P4.5 billion for the Office of the President's confidential and intelligence funds, a P2-billion hike from the previously requested P2.5 billion
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
Aside from his order to stop PCSO games, President Rodrigo Duterte has made at least 6 other policy pronouncements that were not followed up by written documents defining their parameters and legal bases
Opposition Senator Leila de Lima says the 'targeted and systematic attacks' against members of the Bar are detrimental not only to the profession, but also to those who turn to them for justice
For the second time, President Rodrigo Duterte uses his State of the Nation Address to ask Congress to bring back the death penalty
Follow Rappler’s real-time coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address happening on July 22, 2019
'At no other time have women been subjected to shaming, humiliation, harassment, with immunity [and] impunity by a sitting president than now," says regional gender and governance adviser Socorro Reyes
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
Young Filipinos wish to see a united and progressive country by the time President Rodrigo Duterte's term ends in 2022
These attempts at ‘picture perfection’ replaces the President’s address. Our country’s woes cannot be cured by a manicured picture, image, and video with fancy camera works.
Leading up to the President's 4th State of the Nation Address, Rappler asks Filipinos: 'How would you assess Duterte's 3rd year in office?'
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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
News, analyses, fact-checks, and videos on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2019, at Batasang Pambansa
Economic managers project inflation to settle between 2.7% and 3.5% in 2019, far from the rates experienced last year
Outside the PDEA's count, rights groups estimate the drug war to have claimed as much as 27,000 lives, including the victims of vigilante-style killings
It's been a jobless, ruthless, voiceless, rootless, and futureless growth
Security threats like terrorism and Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea won't figure much in Duterte's yearly address but most Filipinos won't mind it, analysts say
A look back at President Rodrigo Duterte's past State of the Nation Addresses shows patterns. What are constant topics? How long do his speeches last? How did his SONAs change through the years?
Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde says the Duterte government risks turning the Philippines into an 'international pariah' if it refuses to cooperate with the UN office
From the President's possible lecture on the West Philippine Sea to director Joyce Bernal's surprises, here's what we know about Rodrigo Duterte's 4th SONA
The huddle intends to create a meaningful discourse on issues of the nation days before President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fourth State of the Nation Address
'We must remind the President that he is not above God, the people, nor the Constitution, and that he is no king,' says former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of the planned United People's SONA on July 22
Southeast Asian politics expert Mark Thompson says the Duterte government should find a way to bring together the factions and prevent a breakup of his coalition
The change – pagbabago – that he promised remains illusory