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#DuterteLive: Press conference

Sep 04, 2019 - 7:05 PM

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FALSE: These photos do not show Duterte celebrating start of 2019 in 'simple style'

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:54 PM

No, these photos do not show Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte celebrating the start of 2019 in ‘simple’ style

Duterte’s New Year message: Reflect, learn from past lessons

Jan 01, 2019 - 1:25 PM

'Let us reflect on our storied past and learn from its lessons so that we can face the future with more confidence,' President Rodrigo Duterte says

SOLIDARITY. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte asks Filipinos to be in 'solidarity' with the government's efforts this new year. File photo from Malacañang

Duterte 'confesses' he molested their maid as a teen

Dec 30, 2018 - 10:05 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte bares details of the supposed incident before a large crowd in Kidapawan City, as he attacked the Catholic Church for its 'abuses'

'CONFESSION'. In a speech in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, on December 29, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte told the audience that he molested their family maid as a teenager. Presidential Photo

The generals' coup in 2018: Duterte breaks up with Reds

Dec 26, 2018 - 11:45 AM

The military elbows the communists out of government, and turns the President who once called himself leftist into becoming the rebels' worst enemy

Panelo on 'Duterte death squads': Civilians should be happy

Nov 29, 2018 - 1:05 PM

'Kung ako 'yung civilian, matutuwa ako,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, despite human rights defenders pointing out that the government cannot maintain hit squads

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte declares in his speech during the inauguration of the People's Television (PTV) Cordillera Hub in Baguio City on March 11, 2017, that the government-funded TV station can be used by anybody as medium to voice out their concerns. Also in the photo is Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Leftist congressmen: Duterte inciting civilians to kill

Nov 28, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Makabayan lawmakers say President Duterte's planned 'death squad' against communist rebels proves there are state-sanctioned vigilante killings under his administration

MURDER. Makabayan lawmakers Ariel Casilao, Carlos Zarate, and Antonio Tinio condemn the President's proposed death squad against communists. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Some senators slam planned 'Duterte death squad' vs NPA

Nov 28, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Some senators call the supposed plan 'unsettling' while allies of President Duterte say the Chief Executive is unlikely to pursue something 'illegal'

'TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.' President Rodrigo Duterte signs a proclamation declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army as a terrorist organization. File photo

Duterte warns groups occupying lands: I will have you arrested, shot

Oct 29, 2018 - 12:25 AM

'If they resist violently, shoot them, and if they die, I do not care,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the thanksgiving dinner and 48th birthday celebration of Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, expresses his gratitude to the Former Foreign Affairs Secretary for his efforts in advancing the country's interest in the international community and helping Filipinos overseas. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#DuterteLive: Joint AFP & PNP Command Conference

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:18 PM

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#DuterteLive: Oath taking of newly-elected barangay officials

Jun 14, 2018 - 5:56 PM

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#DuterteLive: Demolition of smuggled luxury vehicles

May 30, 2018 - 3:39 PM

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Duterte: I believe in women's competence, but not in all aspects

May 25, 2018 - 11:17 AM

(UPDATED) 'Itong mga babae, prim and proper man 'yan, isang tingin lang sa nanay niyan wala na, tunaw na 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte has been under fire for his derogatory remarks against women and their capabilities but he says such comments were just sarcastic remarks. File photo from Malacanang

Duterte: PH ‘winning the war’ against communists

May 24, 2018 - 11:27 PM

'So the military is quite good in... we’re winning the war actually,' says the President, citing the arrest of an NPA leader

WINNING. File photo of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during an event at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City.  Malacañang Photo

#DuterteLive: PNP Change of Command Ceremony

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:07 PM

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Gov't to give shelter, livelihood to Abu Sayyaf surrenderers

Mar 27, 2018 - 6:21 PM

'There is now an issued presidential directive...to include the Abu Sayyaf, not only the NPA rebels, in the government’s assistance [program],' says Deputy Peace Adviser Nabil Tan

GOVERNMENT AID. President Rodrigo Duterte tells Abu SAyyaf surrenderers that the government will help them get back on their feet during the presentation of firearms they turned over to the military in Patikul, Sulu, on March 26, 2018. Presidential Photo

Osmeña on Aguirre, Duque on HIV, Duterte on Kuwait deployment ban | Evening wRap

Mar 21, 2018 - 7:25 PM

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Duterte defends 'shoot in the vagina' remark

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says this 'sarcasm' is directed at female rebels who bear children while still with the New People's Army

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech at the inauguration of the Armscor Shooting Range Davao Branch in Davao City on February 26, 2018. Malacañang photo

#DuterteLive: Establishment of TienDA para sa mga bayani

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:20 PM

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#DuterteLive: Arrival in New Delhi, India

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:35 PM

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Duterte tells Filipinos to embrace 2018 with hope, determination

Dec 31, 2017 - 2:13 PM

'I remain hopeful that our resilience will enable us to overcome and rise over these challenges as one nation,' says the Philippine president

WELCOMING 2018. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the flag raising ceremony during the 121st Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal's Martyrdom at the Rizal Park in Manila on December 30, 2017. Photo by Alfred Frias/Presidential Photo

#DuterteLive: NDRRMC briefing in Lanao del Norte

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:28 PM

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The end of the affair? Duterte's romance with the Reds

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Who failed the talks? Both the government and the communist rebels claim betrayal.

President Rodrigo Duterte pose for a photo with members of the Government of the Philippines and National Democratic Front peace panels following their meeting in Malacañan’s State Dining Room on September 26. REY BANIQUET/PPD

Duterte likens NPA to ISIS: 'No ideology except to destroy and kill'

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 AM

Only two weeks have passed since the President declared the NPA as a terrorist group, and only almost a month since he halted peace talks with communists.

'ALMOST SAME'. President Duterte says the communists have an 'empty' ideology. Rappler file photo

[OPINION] War and law: Shooting-to-kill armed rebels

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:35 PM

It cannot be presumed a priori that 'no armed NPA will surrender to authorities,' because it has in fact happened. And any lethal self-defense can be justified only in the face of armed resistance.

Duterte signs proclamation labeling CPP-NPA as terrorist group

Dec 05, 2017 - 5:40 PM

(UPDATED) Malacañang says this is due to the 'continued violent acts of the CPP-NPA which sow and create a condition of widespread and extraordinary fear and panic among the populace'

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#DuterteLive: 67th Anniversary of the First Scout Ranger Regiment

Nov 24, 2017 - 4:47 PM

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#DuterteLive: Arrival from official trip to Japan

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:50 PM

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Nograles son joins PDP-Laban, takes oath before Duterte

Sep 02, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Describing Karlo Nograles as one of the most powerful congressmen President Rodrigo Duterte says We can take advantage of him

KARLO NOGRALES AND RODRIGO DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates Davao City First District Representative Karlo Nograles after the latter was sworn in as new member of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#DuterteLive: Oath taking of PNP star rank officers

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:32 PM

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President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Malacanang PPD

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pangulong Duterte, hindi media ang kaaway mo

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:19 AM

Pangulong Duterte, kaaway mo ang mga nagpapalaganap ng kaisipan at paniniwalang ang pagtuligsa sa 'yo ay pagtataksil sa bayan. Kaaway mo ang mga bumubulong na pare-pareho dapat ang ating sinasabi at iniisip.

Kian is your conscience

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Kian is only one but he will not be the last one Kian is only one but his death will not be wasted Kian is the thorn that has pricked the sleeping conscience of many Caloocan Bishop Pablo David says

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Malacañang vows 'fair and impartial' probe into deadly Bulacan raids

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Malacañang makes the promise a day after President Rodrigo Duterte expressed hope that future police operations would yield the same results

PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESMAN. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella fields questions at a Palace news briefing. Malacanang file photo

Has change really come? Misleading graphs and how to spot them

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Next time you encounter a graph don’t take it at face value Examine the variables scrutinize the labels check the sources and understand the message – all before you click share

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

[Newspoint] Power consolidation for martial law

Jul 08, 2017 - 10:30 AM

If Marawi made Duterte’s case for martial law in Mindanao the Supreme Court provided the constitutional basis for it

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 7, 2017

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

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#DuterteLive: Visit to Bukidnon troops

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:00 PM

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President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Malacanang PPD

Wanted: Duterte Dog Squad

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:14 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Presidential Security Group has only 20 working dogs – less than the minimum 25 required

PROTECTION. A company of K-9 units line-up for their deployment to Sulu province. File photo from AFP-PAO

[Newspoint] Wanted: Truth police

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM

If anyone should take up police duty against fake news it is us news people ourselves

#DuterteLive: Celebration of Eid-al-Fitr

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:08 PM

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President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Malacanang PPD

[Newspoint] Alive but annoyed

Jun 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Duterte should be made to understand somehow that if people wonder whether he is sick or worse it’s not personal; it’s constitutional

Palace can't say when Duterte will end downtime

Jun 15, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is resting for some time but the public need not worry

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017 - 10:45 AM

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[Newspoint] Where does the army draw the line with Duterte?

Jun 03, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Doubtless Duterte knows only too well that Lorenzana and his generals command the ultimate swing force and that without its support he is a toothless dictator

#DuterteLive: Visit to troops in Iligan

May 26, 2017 - 5:14 PM

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President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Malacanang PPD

Satisfaction with Duterte admin improves – SWS poll

May 25, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Released 2 months later and before Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao survey results show a very good rating for government s efforts to help the poor but a moderate rating for fighting inflation and recovering the Marcoses ill gotten wealth

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with attendees while delivering his speech during the Philippine Orthopaedic Association (POA) 27th Midyear Convention at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on May 4, 2017. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH, Russia sign defense agreement, 9 other deals

May 25, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The two countries sign a total of 10 deals including a defense agreement deal to share intelligence and share knowledge on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes

Duterte told Trump to 'keep the pressure' on N. Korea

May 24, 2017 - 8:19 PM

UPDATED A classified transcript obtained by Rappler via US based The Intercept shows that President Rodrigo Duterte views North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the madman of this generation

PHONE CALL. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the phone with the help of Special Assistant to the President Bong Go. Malacañang file photo

It takes only a day to kill an impeachment complaint vs Duterte

May 20, 2017 - 2:34 PM

The House has time honored processes that protect itself from the tyranny of the majority But the allies of President Duterte could not be bothered by these when they dismissed the first impeachment complaint against him