Opinion polls do not reflect the processes of change that come from the everyday exchanges and discussions that are happening in a nation which is in political ferment
'We refuse to just watch and do nothing as the Philippines becomes a narco-state and as we lose a whole generation to narcotics,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in a speech in New York
President Rodrigo Duterte says this could explain how the ISIS-inspired Maute Group sustains its operations in Marawi City
President Rodrigo Duterte also accuses Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of having multiple bank accounts
In recent speeches, President Rodrigo Duterte displays a preoccupation with mortality and quitting the presidency. But to what end?
'You are not a leftist or a socialist if you do not go against government by force of arms. That's what I don't like about them,' says the President
But the Palace maintains that a majority of Filipinos support President Duterte's drug war
The effigy depicts the 'different faces' of President Rodrigo Duterte whom the militant protesters now describe as an authoritarian leader in the mold of Marcos
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno raises the challenges confronting human rights today, as a monument of the late Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno is unveiled on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law
Commission on Human Rights Chairman Chito Gascon shrugs off the insults against him, saying these are 'par for the course' in government
Conquer evil with good, Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says as Filipinos denounce abuses during the Martial Law era and the killings under President Rodrigo Duterte
Former president Benigno Aquino III: 'Dapat bago tignan nila 'yung kulay, dapat tignan nila kung may saysay ba 'yung sinasabi. Meron bang dahilan para umalma sa mga patayan na nangyayari?'
'This is really a massacre that has taken place... He has to listen because if he doesn't listen, the people are going to throw him out eventually,' says former congressman Walden Bello
'To keep quiet in the face of evil is a sin,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says, as Filipinos mark the 45th anniversary of martial law in the face of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte
To US Ambassador Sung Kim, President Rodrigo Duterte explains he had nothing to do with lawmakers initially slashing the Commission on Human Rights' 2018 budget
President Rodrigo Duterte says he'll protect police if they catch his eldest son committing a crime
'Dapat tayong mabahala kapag sumasama ang ugali ng Pilipino,' Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says on Rappler Talk
Rappler talks to Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David about the drug war killings and his fears of a 'death of conscience' in predominantly Catholic Philippines
Only minority Senator Risa Hontiveros opposes the measure, saying it is 'motivated only by the President's desire to have full control over the barangays'
The President, unsatisfied with the hunt for policemen who served as gunmen for the Parojinogs, decides to up the ante
Ahead of the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, Malacañang describes it as a time of 'human rights violations, arbitrary state interventions, rampant corruption, and disregard of fundamental civil liberties'
'Hulihin mo at ikulong ninyo. Tutal may PAO naman bukas magpa-release, eh di sige,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
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A memorandum circular suspends government work and classes in public schools nationwide on the 45th anniversary of martial law, a day when rallies are expected to be held
The Philippine President wants the UNCHR to assign 'investigators' to accompany police on anti-drug operations in case the CHR is given only P1,000 for its 2018 budget
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon also hopes President Rodrigo Duterte will choose to withdraw his latest insults 'in order to have a common civic space'
(UPDATED) 'I have declared it as a day of protest,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
We need a president who will reform Congress and a Congress that will reform the presidency. We need a citizenry that will insist on having both.
The 17th Congress, when viewed in tandem with the Duterte presidency, reveals the phenomenon of perverted pluralism (elitism) combining with perverted populism (one-man rule). Indeed, this signals 'change,' albeit from bad to worse.
Detained Senator Leila de Lima says the 'trademark impunity' of the executive branch under President Duterte 'appears to have found its way into the judiciary'
Duterte is presently carrying out a mind conditioning campaign to justify his plan to impose martial law He employs his horde of paid trolls to flood social media with Duterte adulation and to villify the Left and political opposition says the Communist Party of the Philippines
From P491 minimum wage earners in Metro Manila will now earn P512 starting October
Should there be a stalemate until December 31 there will be no new budget in 2018 The P3 35 trillion 2017 budget will just be reenacted with the CHR getting P749 million
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UPDATED The burial pushes through despite claims by the PNP that a test they conducted showed that the DNA of the boy found floating in a creek with 30 stab wounds did not match that of his parents
The PCOO assistant secretary dares the opposition senator to pursue the case to prove he has balls
Legislators from the House point out that President Rodrigo Duterte s proclamation counters Philippine law which recognizes the atrocities during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos
But the Special Power of Attorney signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in May 2016 does not explicitly allow banks to reveal the transaction history of his accounts
UPDATED Hindi na pupuwede yung fake news Hahabulin at hahabulin ko kayo every time says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
The opposition senator again challenges President Rodrigo Duterte to sign bank waivers: Nagparatang ka sa akin pumirma ako ng waiver Nagparatang ako sa yo isang taon mahigit na iniiba mo usapan
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez instead points to drug lords or political enemies as those possibly behind the deaths of teenagers linked to the drug war
The President did not even receive an invitation to the event according to a Malacañang source
Ibabalandra ko isasampal ko yan sa mukha ni Duterte says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV referring to certification from banks which would prove he does not own the accounts in question
UPDATED We will try them give them due process and provide them with a lawyer President Rodrigo Duterte says as he makes another U turn on his policy regarding the war in Marawi City
While saying this however the President forgets the name of the 19 year old who was killed by Caloocan police and whose parents he met recently
With more than 300 000 members the United Methodist Church says President Rodrigo Duterte has agitated cops and vigilantes to kill
It will take a man who believes in it para maisulong says former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr a long time advocate of federalism
Hindi natin maaaring palagpasin ito Kailangang huminto ang walang pakundangang patayan says Vice President Leni Robredo
The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches PCEC calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to recognize Chief Justice Sereno as a valuable ally
This is more than just the money It s about justice and accountability for the crimes against the people during Martial Law says Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat