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President Duterte may have been prodigious at making a mess, and far from done with it, but his is only the latest in a rarely broken run of messy Philippine leaderships
But if the opposition comes across as mainly defending liberal democracy, this is not going to make a dent in Duterte’s popularity
Duterte the patron knows what a patron expects – debt of gratitude, acquiescence despite being wronged, and the unconditional acceptance that the patron will make up for mistakes, one way or the other
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'
In 2006, Imee Marcos recalled the secrecy that shrouded the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' deteriorating health – to douse doubts about his ability to govern
Retired Supreme Court Justice and constitutional law expert Vicente Mendoza says, 'No. Only courts can declare anything void.'
(2nd UPDATE) But President Rodrigo Duterte rejects Vice President Leni Robredo as his successor, saying, 'I do not think she can improve on anything here'
'Di bale. Uuwi na lang ako sa amin,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, as he lightheartedly speaks of the quo warranto petition against him during the anniversary of the Office of the Solicitor General
The draft constitution 'allows the president to assume all the necessary powers of government – executive, legislative, and judiciary – to prevent the breakup' of the federated republic, says Consultative Committee chairman Reynato Puno
The Communist Party of the Philippines also argues that Duterte's counterinsurgency program Oplan Kapayapaan 'is doomed to fail'
The sole power to declare a state of war is returned to Congress in the latest printed version of the Consultative Committee's draft constitution
'What matters is that here and now, we take a stand against presidential misogyny, act consistently against a government that condones abuse, and unite on the truth that we will not, cannot stand for violence – not just against women, but against all Filipinos,' says Enough, a movement launched on Facebook
President Rodrigo Duterte warns 'radical changes' are coming and that he will use certain powers 'to the hilt' to address criminality
At least 4 agreements are expected to be signed between the Philippines and South Korea during the official visit of President Rodrigo Duterte from June 3 to 5
(UPDATED) 'Itong mga babae, prim and proper man 'yan, isang tingin lang sa nanay niyan wala na, tunaw na 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte claims he never sent anyone critical of his administration to jail
'I do not interfere in the work of the Cabinet members,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that he does 'not just revoke recommendations'
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the ruling party will consider even poor performers in surveys on possible senatorial aspirants
As the Boracay example illustrates, policymaking without planning makes for needless chaos, confusion, and destruction
'Kaya ikaw, Ms Fatou, huwag kang pumunta dito kasi I will bar you,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, addressing International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
President Rodrigo Duterte says he prefers economic aid from China to be spent on healthcare in the Sulu capital and Basilan instead of funding infrastructure projects
Rappler traces President Rodrigo Duterte's decision-making on Boracay, from the video presentation that started it up to the Cabinet meetings where a 6-month closure was finalized
'China and the Philippines will bloom and you and I are in the middle of the flower,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells a China Central Television reporter during a press conference
Before flying off to China for the 3rd time, the Philippine leader says he has no plans of bringing up reclamation and construction activities by Beijing in the West Philippine Sea
'Pati kaming taga-Aklan talaga hindi makauwi, walang flight pa-Kalibo dahil sa closure na 'yan! Ano lalangoy kami?' tweets one irate netizen
President Rodrigo Duterte will address the plenary at the Boao Forum for Asia on April 10, and will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the event
The closure to tourism of the popular beach destination starts April 26
The President warns he would look into the bank's finances after challenging it to provide tractors to farmers' cooperatives all over the country
'Iyong success ng administrasyon ng ating Pangulo, wala naman doong ibang makikinabang [kundi] tayong mga Pilipino. Kaya iyon ang pinaka-birthday wish ko sa kanya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the
'This is the 3rd time that I have greeted you, my lady,' the President says at the start of his speech, addressing Vice President Leni Robredo
The Philippine leader wants Kuwait to ensure OFWs get 7 hours of sleep, enjoy holidays, and won't have their passports confiscated by their employers
President Duterte also orders that personnel of the military or police found violating rules on explosives 'face automatic expulsion'
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The meeting takes place amid President Duterte's warning that he will expand his OFW deployment ban in Kuwait to other Middle Eastern countries
The Palace clarifies the President's stance on divorce after the House of Representatives approves the divorce bill on second reading
Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the Department of Justice panel should have alerted the police if there was weak evidence against alleged drug lords Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa
(UPDATED) 'The decision to withdraw is the Philippines’ principled stand against those who politicize and weaponize human rights,' reads the formal notice
(UPDATED) Between the time DOJ prosecutor Aristotle Reyes is appointed Lucena City regional trial court judge and finally takes his oath, he has dismissed drug charges against Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim, and the customs officials in the shabu smuggling case
China says 'anyone without bias can see' that President Rodrigo Duterte has made 'achievements' in fighting illegal drugs and improving people's jobs
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte warns courts not to issue a temporary restraining order against his declaration or else he will 'bullshit' them
The Philippine leader and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are expected to speak ahead of the ASEAN-Australia Summit which Malacañang just confirmed Duterte intends to skip
Rappler looks into all the instances when Malacañang restricted the access of reporters covering the Palace beat and compares them with President Duterte's recent order
On Thursday, February 22, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano about the importance of maintaining check and balance in government
After PAL provides planes for OFWs, President Rodrigo Duterte tells tycoon Lucio Tan: 'I am going to shut up forever. Okay na sa akin, tapos na.'
President Rodrigo Duterte outlines his arguments against a possible guilty verdict from the ICC
President Rodrigo Duterte had previously said that becoming a dictator would dishonor his late mother, a prominent activist against the Marcos regime
The Philippine leader says he 'pities' the democracy icon, who now faces criticism for her silence on the persecution of the Rohingya
'I'd like to have the virgins here, not in heaven,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, during a business forum in India
President Rodrigo Duterte, remembering the Marawi crisis, stressed the importance of cooperation for timely and thorough intelligence gathering and analysis