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Medialdea's balancing act in Malacañang

Dec 28, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Salvador Medialdea is President Duterte's steady hand in the Palace, giving legal teeth to his orders

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reads a document from Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on the sidelines of the Joint National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict and the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on November 18, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The second sinking of Gem-Ver

Dec 27, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Part 1: Rappler returns to San Jose 5 months later, in November, as the crewmen finish their repairs and prepare to sail back to Recto Bank. While Gem-Ver has been patched up, its men have drifted apart.

#PHVote 2019 wRap: New faces bring changes to governance

Dec 24, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Here's a quick lookback at the results of the 2019 midterm elections

Most-read stories on Rappler every week of 2019

Dec 20, 2019 - 8:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) From the midterm elections to viral stories, from personal feats and feuds to natural disasters, these are the most-read stories on Rappler in 2019

Biggest controversies Duterte faced in 2019

Dec 20, 2019 - 10:36 AM

How did Duterte fare in 2019? Here's how he handled major controversies – from a murder-rapist's early release to the critical midterm elections.

In fractured justice system, a simple solution: Let's talk

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:23 PM

Setting up more organized and stronger coordinating systems in the justice sector is a global trend. The Philippines tries to keep up.

2019: A bad year to be in the opposition

Dec 11, 2019 - 1:46 PM

Here are the 6 times the political opposition took a major hit from the Duterte administration in 2019

Look back: Duterte's tussles with big business

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Going from threats to defying an international court order, President Duterte proves more and more that he will use every presidential power to pressure some of the country's biggest firms

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a press conference at the Malacañan Palace on November 19, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO