Duterte presidency
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Malacañang: Conspiracy enough to charge leftist 'legal fronts' for terrorism

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will consult with security and intelligence agencies on which communist 'legal fronts' are conspiring to commit terrorism

Duterte to order arrest of members of communist 'legal fronts'

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'Terorista kayo pati 'yung mga legal front 'nyo, alam ko. Huwag na lang tayo magbolahan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the tribute program dubbed, ‘Ang Huling Tikas Pahinga: Isang Pagpupugay sa mga Bayani ng Marawi,’ held at the Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City on November 21, 2017, states that the government is putting up extra effort to come up with an agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) citing that the Muslims in Mindanao should get back its heritage, culture and land if just and lasting peace is to be attained in the island. Malacañan Photo

Duterte to bring police back to drug war

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency may not be able to implement the drug war on its own

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows the updated list of those involved in the illegal trade in his speech during his visit to the Ozamiz City Police Station on August 17, 2017. Also in the photo is Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Kadamay calls for swift action on idle houses for police, soldiers

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:26 PM

It's been 9 months since the urban poor group took over thousands of unoccupied housing units in Pandi, Bulacan

Harry Roque appointed presidential adviser on human rights

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the concurrent position will help ensure that the Philippine government protects human rights, 'especially the right to life'

Newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. holds his first press briefing in Malacañan on November 2, 2017. He told the members of the media that he is vowed to fulfill President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's order to do what is best for the country and to tell the truth. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

CHR's Gascon to Duterte: Words matter

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:40 PM

'This is particularly important to remember when words are spoken by those who are supposed to be our leaders,' says Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon, after another tirade by President Rodrigo Duterte

Morales vows action on cases by 2018 'unless impeached or convicted'

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales refuses to comment on accusations that their investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's bank records is illegal

TONED DOWN. A more reserved and toned down Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales grants a chance interview to media on November 22, 2017 amid threats of impeachment. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 22, 2017

Nov 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterete examines the photos of the slain soldiers as he passes through the made-shift ‘Mapandi Bridge’ during the tribute program dubbed, ‘Ang Huling Tikas Pahinga: Isang Pagpupugay sa mga Bayani ng Marawi,’ at the Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City on November 21, 2017. The program is a tribute to the heroism of the fallen soldiers and police officers who took part in the operations to liberate Marawi City from the clutches of the terrorists. Malacañan Photo

Duterte keeping Tugade as transportation chief

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:30 PM

'I have full trust in Tugade that he can correct the mistakes there and fix it,' says President Rodrigo Duterte amid complaints about the state of the MRT3

Duterte rejects MICC proposal to lift open-pit mining ban

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:15 PM

'Ayaw ko because it is destroying the soil and walang corrective measures kaagad,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on open-pit mining

DDB employee denies writing complaint vs Dionisio Santiago

Nov 21, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Priscilla Herrera, an executive assistant at the Dangerous Drugs Board, says her signature was forged. She is having the letter examined by police.

Duterte to mining firms: Face closure if you pay NPA tax

Nov 21, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The New People's Army, says President Rodrigo Duterte, will not 'thrive' if it were not for the 'financial support' of mining companies

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

Senators welcome possible entry of foreign telco player

Nov 21, 2017 - 2:35 PM

But Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV says the focus should not be on China alone, as there are other foreign and local companies keen on entering the market

Santiago fired for 'junkets' abroad, accepting favors from drug lords – Malacañang

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:50 AM

(UPDATED) Aside from suspicious trips, Dionisio Santiago is also accused of accepting a house from suspected drug lord Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog

JUNKETS & GIFTS. Malacanang says former DDB chief Dionisio Santiago was fired due to 'junkets' and questionable gifts. Rappler file photo

Duterte wants Chinese company to be 3rd PH telecom player

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:41 AM

(UPDATED) 'The telecoms duopoly is about to end,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

HELLO, CHINA? President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to China the chance to operate the 3rd telecommunications company in the Philippines. Malacanang file photo, December 3, 2016

Military agrees NPA should get 'terrorist' tag

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:05 AM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines echoes President Rodrigo Duterte's view, citing the 'terrorist acts' of the New People's Army 'against defenseless and innocent civilians'

COMMUNIST REBELS. The New People's Army marks the 48th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines on December 26, 2016. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

De Lima warns of 'military takeover' if Duterte declares revolutionary gov't

Nov 19, 2017 - 10:32 AM

'Those asking for a so-called RevGov or revolutionary government under Duterte should be careful what they wish for,' says Senator Leila de Lima

Duterte on Mocha Uson as Senate bet: 'Let the people decide'

Nov 19, 2017 - 12:17 AM

'If that guy or woman is elected by the people, then you have to honor that choice,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

'LET PEOPLE DECIDE.' President Rodrigo Duterte reacts to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez' nominees to the ruling party PDP-Laban's Senate slate for the 2019 polls on November 18, 2017. Screengrab from RTVM video

How many drug users in PH? DDB gets P15-M budget to find out

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:25 PM

'We've been getting some very conflicting figures and it's about time that we do a more accurate survey on the number of drug users,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson, sponsor of the Dangerous Drugs Board's budget in the Senate

DRUG USERS. Alleged drug addicts and pushers wait to undergo drug tests following their surrender to authorities at Camp Karingal police station in Manila on June 22, 2016. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

LOOK: Chinese-Filipino cuisine, playlist at state banquet for Li

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Crispy fish skin and sliced suckling pig are served with hototay soup and coconut milk pudding at the dinner for Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

GRAND DINNER. President Rodrigo Duterte and his partner Honeylet Avanceña sit at the presidential table with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during the state banquet held in his honor. RTVM screenshot

Li says PH-China ties as warm as Manila temperature

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that he hopes to 'reciprocate' China's generosity one day

LIST: 14 deals signed during Chinese Premier Li's Manila visit

Nov 15, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Li and Duterte also witness the launching of two bridges and a Mindanao drug rehabilitation center covered by a previously signed deal

China to donate P1.1 billion for Marawi rehabilitation

Nov 15, 2017 - 6:12 PM

The agreement for the provision of the grant is signed during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's official visit to the Philippines

Turnbull talks security, terrorism, Marawi crisis during PH visit

Nov 15, 2017 - 1:45 PM

During his 3-day Philippine visit for the 31st ASEAN Summit, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets with world leaders to discuss global and regional concerns

ASEAN SUMMIT. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attends the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit as a dialogue partner. Screenshot from ASEAN pool feed

Exhausted Duterte ends yearlong ASEAN hosting

Nov 15, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte looks forward to going home to his 'city by the sea' to be with his grandchildren and youngest daughter

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the opening remarks of Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN)-Canada 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

South Korean president elated that Filipinos love Korean culture

Nov 14, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Filipinos riding the 'Korean wave' help improve ties between the Philippines and his country, says South Korean President Moon Jae-In

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and South Korean President Moon Jae-in pose for a photo prior to the start of the bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Did terrorists escape? Firearms cache found in Lake Lanao

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Up to 30 firearms are recovered from Lake Lanao, and Task Group Ranao deputy commander Colonel Romeo Brawner says there could be more

I LOVE MARAWI. The final battle happened near Lake Lanao. Sourced photo

TRANSCRIPT: Duterte, Trump opening remarks in their PH meeting

Nov 14, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Here is the White House transcript of the opening remarks of presidents Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting in the Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump hold a bilateral meeting on November 13, 2017, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Malacañang photo

Duterte doesn't raise Balangiga bells with Trump

Nov 14, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte previously demanded the return of the iconic bells in his last State of the Nation Address

President of the United States of America and President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte during the 31st ASEAN GALA Dinner  Photo by Russell Palma Pool Photo

Philippines, U.S. give conflicting statements on Duterte-Trump meeting

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:10 PM

'Human rights briefly came up in the context of the Philippines' fight against illegal drugs,' says White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, contradicting an earlier statement from Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and US President Donald Trump discuss matters during a bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Trump, Duterte bond over shared dislike for Obama

Nov 13, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Duterte's spokesman says it was obvious that the two presidents have 'similar feelings' about former US president Barack Obama

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and US President Donald Trump share a light moment prior to the bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Trump doesn't raise human rights violations with Duterte

Nov 13, 2017 - 2:20 PM

But according to President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman, the Philippine leader brought up his controversial drug war as a topic of conversation with the American president

How Duterte fared as host of his biggest gala dinner yet

Nov 13, 2017 - 7:00 AM

At the lavish ASEAN Summit gala dinner, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and partner Honeylet Avanceña play host to 19 leaders, including US President Donald Trump

President of the United States of America and President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte during the 31st ASEAN GALA Dinner  Photo by Russell Palma Pool Photo

WATCH: Duterte sings 'upon the orders' of Trump

Nov 13, 2017 - 12:20 AM

'Ladies and gentlemen, I sang…upon the orders of the commander in chief of the United States,' says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

AMERICAN LEADER. US President Donald Trump sits beside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the ASEAN gala dinner on November 12, 2017. ASEAN pool photo

Duterte to pour 'billions of pesos' into funding for MSMEs

Nov 12, 2017 - 9:00 PM

'Maybe P50 billion each is okay?' the Philippine president asks before an audience of diplomats and businessmen from all over Southeast Asia

LOOK: Duterte welcomes Trump in barong

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:25 PM

US President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for the first time in Manila

TRUMP IN BARONG. US President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his partner Honeylet Avanceña on November 12, 2017. Screenshot from RTVM

Griping? Duterte says he waited 2 hours for meeting with Xi

Nov 12, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he got the last slot for a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Vietnam

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping to the at the Crowne Plaza Da Nang in Vietnam prior to their bilateral meeting on November 11, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte 'sure' Trump won't raise drug war killings during PH visit

Nov 12, 2017 - 2:35 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he only received 'words of encouragement' from US President Donald Trump in their first encounter in Vietnam

BACK IN MANILA. President Rodrigo Duterte addresses the media on Sunday, November 12, after his arrival from Vietnam, where the 2017 APEC Summit took place. Screengrab from PTV video

China Premier's visit to Philippines is first in 10 years

Nov 11, 2017 - 11:00 AM

It's also the first overseas trip of Chinese Premier Li since President Xi introduced him in October as part of a team of new leaders who will usher in a 'new era' for China

Duterte says military should 'follow' VP Robredo

Nov 10, 2017 - 3:12 PM

In a playful tone, President Duterte responds to the DND's and military's assurance to Vice President Robredo that they won't back a revolutionary government

Duterte wants Philippines to host 'world summit on human rights'

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:44 PM

'All the victims of human rights violation are invited to come and air their gripe or grievances,' says the Philippine president

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the meeting with Filipinos residing in Vietnam at the Pulchra Resort in Da Nang City on November 9, 2017, gives his insights on globalization citing that if it should be promoted, global trade players should strike a balance between the rich and poor countries. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte appoints embattled BIR exec to GSIS

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Jesus Clint Aranas, who was feuding with BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay, is appointed to the GSIS board of trustees

Duterte claims he stabbed someone to death as a 16-year-old

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Just bravado or the truth? President Rodrigo Duterte claims he killed someone as a teenager.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the meeting with Filipinos residing in Vietnam at the Pulchra Resort in Da Nang City on November 9, 2017, relays the key points of his keynote address during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit. The President cited that while globalization has its benefits, it has somehow stunted the growth of some developing countries. He went on to suggest that highly-developed countries should give more opportunities to MSMEs especially from developing countries. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ahead of ASEAN Summit, senators urge gov't to enforce West PH Sea ruling

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:20 PM

'We suggest that the government use its ASEAN chairmanship to rally our allies and friends to this end – for our people, for our fisherfolk,' senators say ahead of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit

Duterte threatens to slap UN rapporteur if she probes drug war

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:40 PM

'You are fucking me and I do not want it,' says the Philippine leader, angered by UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the meeting with Filipinos residing in Vietnam at the Pulchra Resort in Da Nang City on November 9, 2017, relays the key points of his keynote address during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit. The President cited that while globalization has its benefits, it has somehow stunted the growth of some developing countries. He went on to suggest that highly-developed countries should give more opportunities to MSMEs especially from developing countries. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte: APEC, ASEAN must help those left behind by globalization

Nov 09, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Addressing the APEC CEO Summit in Vietnam, the Philippine leader says America was the 'first victim of globalization' and urges regional blocs to help countries reap the benefits of free trade

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Vietnam Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan as the President is accorded with welcome honors upon his arrival at the Da Nang International Airport in Vietnam on November 8, 2017 for his participation in the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM). Malacañan Photo

DOLE, labor unions eye new EO to stop contractualization

Nov 09, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment is open to creating a joint draft of an executive order against contractualization that would be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte

END CONTRACTUALIZATION. Workers call to prohibit the practice of contractualization rather than regulating it. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

AFP, DND assure Robredo: No support for revolutionary government

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo is also briefed by the AFP and the DND on the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City

SECURITY BRIEFING. Vice President Leni Robredo receives a national security briefing from Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and AFP chief of staff Rey Leonardo Guerrero. Photo by the OVP

Duterte arrives in Vietnam for APEC Summit, bilateral meetings

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to have bilateral meetings with leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the APEC Summit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte disembarks from the Philippine Airlines chartered flight upon his arrival at the Da Nang International Airport in Vietnam on November 8, 2017 for his participation in the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM). Malacañan Photo