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Duterte says more officials 'suspended pending investigation'

May 16, 2018 - 7:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte reads the names of at least 13 suspended government employees, from a prosecutor to a former mayor

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates his stance against corruption as he convenes with various rice traders during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte claims he fired CHED's Licuanan

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Duterte: 'I have dismissed Licuanan today, 'yung sa Marina, and many will follow'

FIRED? President Duterte (L) claims he fired CHED chair Patricia Licuanan (R), while she says she resigned. File photos

Malacañang says Duterte’s next targets are corrupt local officials

Jan 09, 2018 - 1:46 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will now pay more attention to local government units, including the ARMM, in his anti-corruption campaign, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the members of his cabinet before presiding over the 21st Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] A break-up letter to Rody

Dec 19, 2017 - 8:38 PM

No more empty promises. No more lies. No more proclamations that are so hollow they echo in my ears. I am so very tired.

[OPINION] RevGov, the Constitution, and the end of the Republic

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Since the whole point of RevGov is setting aside the Constitution and its restraints, its fate then turns on enforcement, which means a willingness to put bodies and lives on the line

[OPINION] How much longer? A year-and-a-half of Duterte

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Four-and-a-half more years of Duterte is an interminable, insufferable length of time. His regime is wreaking havoc on many political institutions, especially the weakest of our 3 branches of government, the judicial system.

Duterte appoints Renato Osmeña Jr as Cebu City councilor

Dec 04, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Junjun Osmeña replaces Nendell Hanz Abella, who has been appointed National Labor Relations Commission commissioner in August

NEW COUNCILOR. Renato 'Junjun' Osmeña Jr is the new councilor of Cebu City after he was appointed to fill in the vacancy left by Nendell Hanz Abella. Photo from Osmeña's Facebook page

Roque on Revolutionary Government, Nograles on budget cut, New Avengers trailer | Evening wRap

Nov 30, 2017 - 7:52 PM

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Malacañang: Opposition making 'big deal' out of revolutionary gov't

Nov 30, 2017 - 2:30 PM

'Move on na po tayo,' Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says in response to fears of the opposition that President Rodrigo Duterte would declare a revolutionary government

Revolutionary Government rally, NBI on MRT, U.S. on North Korea | Midday wRap

Nov 30, 2017 - 1:54 PM

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Malacañang calls for 'peaceful' pro-revolutionary gov't rallies

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:10 AM

While President Rodrigo Duterte has said he does not want a revolutionary government, he respects the right of citizens to express their support for it, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Duterte says he won't declare revolutionary gov't

Nov 21, 2017 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte tells the military not to believe reports that he wants to declare a revolutionary government

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the troops of the Eastern Mindanao Command during the President's visit at Camp Panacan Station Hospital in Davao City on November 18, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte says he's not keen on extending his term

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:27 PM

The President claims he won't use the declaration of a revolutionary government to stay in power

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the 58th Philippine Army Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Andres Bonifacio in Taguig City on October 5, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Destabilization, revolutionary govt threats sow fear – Robredo

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:48 PM

‘Iyong baseless accusations lalo tayong nagiging divisive, nagiging polarized ang mga tao,’ says Vice President Leni Robredo

NO DESTABILIZATION. Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that the Liberal Party is not behind any plots agains President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Ateneo president backs Sereno, Ombudsman, CHR

Oct 14, 2017 - 1:27 PM

'We call on everyone in the community to defend our democratic institutions,' says Ateneo de Manila president Father Jose Ramon Villarin

DEFEND. Ateneo de Manila University president Jose Ramon Villarin calls on the university community to defend the Philippines' democratic institutions. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'Paranoid' Duterte hit for eyeing revolutionary gov't

Oct 14, 2017 - 12:13 PM

(UPDATED) 'President Duterte is losing his grip,' opposition group Tindig Pilipinas says after the chief executive warned he will declare a revolutionary government

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte draws flak for threatening to create a revolutionary government. Malacañang file photo

Duterte warns of revolutionary gov't amid 'destabilization'

Oct 13, 2017 - 8:01 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says that this possible revolutionary government will last until the end of his term

REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte warns that he will declare a revolutionary government in the face of destabilization plots. Screenshot from PTV show 'Sa Totoo Lang'

Thanks to Duterte gov't confusion, the Left regains influence

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The national democrats know a break with President Duterte's administration will be inevitable. For now, it will milk the relationship for all its strategic and tactical worth.

DUTERTE AND THE LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) Peace Panel Members Fidel Agcaoili, Chit Agcaoili, Benito Tiamzon, and Wilma Tiamzon over dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City, on December 2, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Duterte: Revolutionary gov't good for PH 'but I'm not into it'

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:52 PM

For the Philippines to really go up sabi ko ang kailangan ng mga tao is not martial law Go for ginawa ni Cory revolutionary government says President Rodrigo Duterte

Crime and due process: Is there room for dialogue and compromise?

Jul 30, 2017 - 5:00 PM

President Duterte s popularity and the willingness of Filipinos to embrace change can provide the right atmosphere for improving the criminal justice system

GGG vs PPP

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:32 AM

Similar to the past there are internal battles being fought as regards the right balance between state and market

Duterte's EDSA traffic: Data say it's faster, drivers say nothing's changed

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:15 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says that the travel time along EDSA has been cut by at least 14 minutes

Social media in the time of Duterte

Jul 01, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Within the first year of President Duterte’s administration he has not been remiss in expressing his thanks to the community that has been instrumental to his success

Duterte warns he's about to fire an official

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:15 PM

If it is proven that humingi siya ng pera may opisyal dito na tatanggalin ko says the President

Zero tolerance? Gov't officials Duterte fired for corruption

Jun 28, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Rodrigo Duterte has fired several government officials including his closest allies for alleged corruption

Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte has criticized the past government for the slow rehab of Eastern Visayas What happens when he tells agencies he is getting impatient?

FAST-TRACKED. President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted Yolanda relief efforts to be finished by the end of 2017.

Major corruption cases crumble as Ombudsman Morales races against time

Jun 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales with 12 months left in office steps on the gas as Arroyo time scam cases are being dismissed by the anti graft court

The year of living with autocracy and incompetence

Jun 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Duterte’s experience as mayor is out of proportion to the demands of the presidency It ill prepared him for checks and balances central to a democracy

League of provinces supports martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 12:00 AM

UPDATED The league which is composed of governors the local chief executives of the country s provinces commit to being vigilant especially on security matters in their respective areas In a separate statement they are joined by their city and barangay officials

UNITED. League of Provinces of the Philippines is composed of governors, the local chief executives of the provinces in the Philippines.

Alvarez confident Local Gov't Code can be amended for barangay OICs

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the bill can be passed into law before October if President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the measure as urgent

Don’t dissolve Negros Island Region, lawmakers ask Duterte

Oct 14, 2016 - 4:36 PM

10 Negrense lawmakers write an appeal to the President

FATE OF NEGROS ISLAND. The decision to sign an EO dissolving the Negros Island Region was reached during the 7th Cabinet meeting on October 3, 2016, according to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno. Photo from Office of the Vice President

Brillantes: Federalism 'next logical step' in empowering local gov'ts

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Former UP National College of Public Administration and Governance dean Alex Brillantes Jr says federalism can be one fundamental reform that can transform and empower frontline government units