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Duterte 'all praises' for Berna Puyat amid Paolo's complaints – Nograles

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat enjoys the 'full trust and confidence' of President Rodrigo Duterte, says Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as she discusses the accomplishments, plans, and programs of the Department of Tourism during the meeting with the Japanese tourism partners at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan on May 29, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Paolo Duterte hits tourism chief: 'Napupuyat na ko sa babae na 'to'

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:15 PM

It's President Rodrigo Duterte's son, House Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte, versus Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat

PAOLO VS BERNA. House Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte delivers a manifestation against DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat on September 19, 2019. File photo by Rappler

Here's a sneak peek of 'Bertong Badtrip' and 'Filipino Heroes League Book 3'

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The two books will be available starting Sept 11 at Manila International Book Fair

Under-the-radar Wawrinka lines up potential Djokovic clash

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:20 AM

After struggling with injuries, former champion Stan Wawrinka says he's glad to be back in the big stage even as a battle with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic looms

GRATEGUL. Swiss star Stan Wawrinka says he feels good after back-to-back matches. Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

With Paolo Duterte in its ranks, NUP emerging as a force in House

Aug 05, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Following the presidential son's lead, more legislators are jumping ship to the National Unity Party, increasing its numbers in the House to 50

RISING FORCE. NUP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Roberto Puno and NUP deputy secretary-general Bryan Yamsuan hold a press conference on August 5, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Paolo Duterte set to join National Unity Party

Jul 31, 2019 - 4:17 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Davao City congressman is reportedly scheduled to take his oath as an NUP member on August 6

NEW NUP MEMBER? Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte is set to take his oath as NUP member next week. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte to Cayetanos: When will our dynasties end?

Jul 30, 2019 - 8:08 PM

President Duterte also weighs in on his 3 older children – he approves of Sara, is happy Sebastian is into public service, but he doesn't see much of his eldest son Paolo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with his daughter, reelectionist Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, during his attendance to the Hugpong ng Pagbabago-Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (HNP-HTL) campaign sortie at the Davao City Recreation Center on May 10, 2019. Also in the photo is his son, Sebastian Duterte, who is running unopposed for vice mayor. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

No more coup? Cayetano says Paolo Duterte agreed to be deputy speaker

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:21 PM

(UPDATED) 'Thank you very much Cong. Paolo ‘Pulong’ Duterte for our talk on what the country needs and how we can put together a very responsive Congress,' says speakership bet Alan Peter Cayetano

COMPROMISE REACHED. Speakership candidate Alan Peter Cayetano meets with Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte on July 19, 2019. Photo from Cayetano's Facebook page

MISLEADING: Paolo Duterte 'reveals' ouster plot vs President Duterte

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Paolo Duterte has indeed posted a list containing names involved in an alleged ouster plot against the President but Defense Secretary Lorenzana has since dismissed it as 'fake news'

Duterte on 'coup attempt' vs Cayetano: 'Wishful thinking'

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:47 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte reacts to the statement of his son, Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte, that the speakership race does not seem to be over yet

JULY 22 LOOMING. Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano is President Rodrigo Duterte's bet for House Speaker. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Paolo Duterte abandons speakership bid

Jul 06, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte says he arrived at the decision after he and his father, President Rodrigo Duterte, 'agreed that this will not be the right time for me to be Speaker'

Duterte Coalition leaders Rep. Paolo Duterte and Mayor Inday Sara Duterte met with candidates for speaker of the House, Rep. Martin Romualdez, Rep. Lord Allan Velasco, and Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano in Davao City today, July 6, 2019. Rep. Paolo Duterte said the meeting was cordial, where they discussed the progress of the country. The Duterte Coalition aimed at uniting the House of Representatives. Contributed photo

Paolo Duterte, 8 other lawmakers form 'Duterte Coalition' in House

Jul 05, 2019 - 1:58 PM

The newly-formed Duterte Coalition urges Cabinet officials not to get involved in the speakership race

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Philippine congressmen in session at the Batasang Pambansa. Photo from the Facebook page of the House of Representatives of the Philippines

Salceda: Expedient for Congress if Paolo Duterte becomes Speaker

Jul 04, 2019 - 6:24 PM

It is in the interest of congressmen and their constituents if the Speaker has a direct line to Malacañang, says the Albay representative

DIRECT LINE. Cong. Fredenil Castro (left) and Cong Joey Salceda (right) at the Pandesal Forum in Kamuning Bakery in Quezon City on Thursday, July 4, 2019, on the the House Speakership. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Hugpong endorses Davao City's Isidro Ungab for House Speaker

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:55 AM

(UPDATED) So far, 6 congressmen are vying to be Speaker of the House in the 18th Congress

ASPIRANT. File photo of Isidro Ungab. From his Facebook account

Paolo vying for speakership? Panelo says Duterte may not resign after all

Jul 02, 2019 - 2:43 PM

'You make a stand on the basis of circumstances. When those circumstances change, you change your stand,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo of President Duterte's promise to resign if his son joins the speakership race

FATHER AND SON. President Rodrigo Duterte and eldest son Davao City Representative Paolo Duterte (left). Malacañang Photo

Paolo Duterte considering joining House speaker race

Jul 02, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Paolo Duterte says he might unite the House, but his father promised to resign from the presidency if his son becomes Speaker

INTERESTED. File photo of Davao City Representative Paolo Duterte. From the City Government of Davao Facebook page

LOOK: President Duterte now a great grandfather

Jun 09, 2019 - 10:26 PM

Presidential son Paolo Duterte says his grandson will be named after the President

Duterte tells Paolo: Vie for speakership, I'll resign

May 27, 2019 - 6:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says he is not taking any sides when it comes to the speakership bids of Alan Peter Cayetano, Lord Allan Velasco, Pantaleon Alvarez, and Martin Romualdez

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the commencement exercises of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) ‘Mabalasik’ Class of 2019 at Fort General Gregorio Del Pilar in Baguio City on May 26, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

'Spider-Man' breaks silence; asks PBA to drop Tubid, Nabong penalties

May 25, 2019 - 4:43 PM

Paolo Felizarta admits there would not have been a commotion had he not stormed the court and inadvertently hurt June Mar Fajardo

SPREAD THE LOVE. Despite everything that happened to him, 'Spider-Man' says everyone is capable of loving. Screenshot from Spidey Manila's Youtube channel


Paolo Duterte calls for investigation into Bikoy's new claims

May 23, 2019 - 12:11 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential son Paolo Duterte says there should be a 'proper investigation' of the alleged involvement of some opposition personalities in a plot to unseat his father

PRESIDENTIAL SON. Paolo Duterte says authorities should investigate the latest allegations of Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy. File photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

Paolo Duterte for Speaker? Ask the President, says Sara

May 21, 2019 - 11:17 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says the question on Paolo's interest for speakership 'should best be addressed by our father because he is the President and our patriarch'

HOUSE SPEAKERSHIP. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says she is not the correct person to endorse someone to be the next House Speaker. Sara Duterte file photo by Maria Tan/Rappler, Paolo Duterte file photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Victory for all 3 Duterte children in Davao City

May 13, 2019 - 11:32 PM

It's still Duterte domination in Davao City, where Sara Duterte is reelected mayor, Baste Duterte enters politics as vice mayor, and Paolo Duterte wins the first legislative district seat

PBA 'Spider-Man' could spend a week in jail

May 11, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Police say Paolo Felizarta, who stormed the court dressed as Spider-Man during the PBA finals, could only post bail Friday the earliest

UNMASKED. Paolo Felizarta says his PBA finals stunt meant no harm. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


PBA to take legal action against 'Spider-Man'

May 11, 2019 - 8:21 AM

Unjust vexation and alarm and scandal are the cases that await the man who disrupted Game 5 of the 2019 Philippine Cup finals

CHARGES AHEAD. The man dressed as Spider-Man who stormed the court at the Araneta Coliseum is currently detained in jail. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


TIMELINE: The 'Bikoy' controversy

May 08, 2019 - 12:26 PM

(UPDATED) This controversy has led to several events, including a warantless arrest, a charge of inciting to sedition, and a whistle-blower going public

Bikoy surfaces, asks help from IBP to sue Paolo Duterte, Bong Go

May 06, 2019 - 3:15 PM

(4th UPDATE) The man called Bikoy surfaces as Peter Joemel Advincula, seeking to sue Paolo Duterte, Bong Go, and Manases Carpio

BIKOY. Peter Joemel Advincula surfaces at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Pasig City on May 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Sara Duterte thinks of leaving Hugpong ng Pagbabago to head Davao City local party

Apr 21, 2019 - 6:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter wants to become president of Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod, the Davao City party led by her older brother Paolo

Hugpong ng Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

7 Last Words reflection: The chain of anger-revenge is broken

Apr 16, 2019 - 12:34 PM

Theologian Karl Rahner comments that the executioners of Jesus knew what they were doing; what they did not know was that they were deeply loved

Robredo on Duterte family wealth: All gov't officials must disclose assets

Apr 10, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says all government employees, regardless of position, are expected to be honest in declaring their wealth

HONESTY. Vice President Leni Robredo says government employees and officials must be truthful when they submit their SALNs. Photo by OVP

Otso Diretso dares Paolo Duterte: Show your tattoo, clear your name

Apr 06, 2019 - 12:22 PM

'Kung talagang walang basehan, 'yon 'yong pinakamadaling gawin,' says Otso Diretso candidate Florin Hilbay on Paolo Duterte showing his tattoo to counter allegations against him

A DARE. Otso Diretso bets challenge former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte to answer the allegations against him head-on. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Report: Inconsistent declarations of Duterte relatives in gov’t

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:00 PM

16 relatives of Duterte have worked or remain in government posts, according to a PCIJ investigation

Robredo: LP has no resources to make video linking Paolo Duterte to drugs

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Robredo says the once-ruling LP does not have the resources to mount what President Rodrigo Duterte tags as 'black propaganda' against his son

ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo met with the farmers and fisherfolk in Lingayen, Pangasinan, held at Purok Marcela Resort on Thursday, March 21, 2019. File photo by OVP

Dutertes mix up data on 23 business interests

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The Dutertes have interests and engagements in at least 23 corporate entities, the majority involving food and catering, freight and trucking services, and education, according to a PCIJ investigation

Trillanes to Duterte: Face drug allegations vs son squarely

Apr 05, 2019 - 11:26 AM

'Kahit bumula pa bibig mo sa galit, babalik at babalik 'yang issue na 'yan sa mukha mo,' Senator Trillanes tells President Duterte as the lawmaker denies involvement in a viral video on the alleged drug links of Paolo Duterte

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV renews his challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte to sign a bank secrecy waiver to prove he has no undeclared wealth. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte blames Trillanes, 'yellows’ for viral video linking Paolo to illegal drugs

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:41 AM

'Ang mga yellows ngayon may ginawa na naman propaganda, si Polong drug [lord].…pati ako,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

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Duterte wealth untouched by elections

Apr 04, 2019 - 9:07 PM

PCIJ: In Sara Duterte's case, some unusual situations are apparent, in terms of sudden and sharp rise in her net worth

Duterte, Sara, Paolo mark big spikes in wealth, cash while in public office

Apr 04, 2019 - 8:34 PM

How and why their fortunes are rising remain a mystery; the numbers do not seem to add up, reports PCIJ

Malacañang dismisses 'Totoong Narco List' video as black propaganda

Apr 03, 2019 - 8:46 PM

(UPDATED) Paolo Duterte calls the allegations in the video an 'invention' and blames a certain 'J.S.' for it

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend the Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The Duterte wealth: Unregistered law firm, undisclosed biz interests, rice import deal for creditor

Apr 03, 2019 - 5:50 PM

President Duterte and his children Sara and Paolo separately and together offer token or opaque data that, under the law, they are required to reveal in their SALNs

Paolo Duterte on dad's birthday: Find time to rest, we'll take care of critics

Mar 28, 2019 - 9:52 AM

In his birthday greeting, President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest son thanks his father for spending time with his family despite his packed schedule

DUTERTE AND CHILDREN. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Paolo Duterte flank their father, President Rodrigo Duterte, before the 3rd State of the Nation Address in the House of Representatives in July 2018. Presidential Photo

LOOK: Paolo Roxas meets baby siblings Pepe and Pilar

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Mar Roxas' son finally meets his baby brother Pepe and baby sister Pilar

BIG P AND SMALL P. Paolo Roxas cradles his baby brother Pepe. Photo from Instagram.com/korina

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Jan 17, 2019 - 9:22 PM

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Trillanes sets foot in Davao City to face libel cases

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:54 AM

It is the first time for President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critic to visit the city after being declared persona non grata here in February 2018

IN DAVAO. Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV sets foot in Davao City on Tuesday, January 15. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis welcome daughter Summer

Jan 06, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Summer Ayanna was born on January 4

LOOK: All the Miss Universe 2018 makeup transformations by Paolo Ballesteros

Dec 26, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Which transformation do you want to see next?

MISS UNIVERSE. Paolo Ballesteros channels Catriona Gray in his latest makeup transformation. Screenshot from Instagram.com/pochoy_29

LOOK: Duterte spends Christmas Eve with family

Dec 25, 2018 - 1:01 PM

A photo posted by his son Paolo shows President Rodrigo Duterte surrounded by his children and grandchildren while enjoying a Christmas feast

IN PHOTOS: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis in quirky maternity shoot

Dec 21, 2018 - 10:06 AM

What do you think of the shoot's 'Expectations vs. Reality' theme?

Filipino designers take spotlight in Miss Universe 2018 preliminaries

Dec 16, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Here are all the world-class designs

Paolo Duterte's anti-administration list 'fake news' – Lorenzana

Dec 11, 2018 - 3:51 PM

'The first time I saw that posting, I said it's fake news. I still maintain that it's fake news,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

PRESIDENTIAL SON. Former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte attends a Senate hearing in 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘Ano ba talaga, kuya?’ Nancy Binay hits Paolo Duterte's 'unvalidated' list

Dec 11, 2018 - 2:03 PM

Senator Nancy Binay says she wants to know the government agency that shared the list with the presidential son, as the document 'reflects the sorry state of state intelligence'

MISINFORMATION. Senator Nancy Binay says there was clearly misnformation and disinformation in the spread of Paolo Duterte's list. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler