President Duterte
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When is it proper to use Malacañang, presidential seal for private purposes?

Dec 16, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Seat of power or party venue? As Malacañang's history shows, it has been both.

EOs, proclamations, issuances show Duterte’s priorities

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a total of 530 executive orders, proclamations, laws, and other major documents

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (left) and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. Malacañang Photo

LOOK: Isabelle Duterte's pre-debut photo shoot in Malacañang

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:03 AM

The granddaughter of President Rodrigo Duterte brings top stylists and make-up artists to the country's seat of power for a photo shoot

No plans to redesign OFW ID despite criticism – DOLE

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says he has yet to hear complaints from overseas Filipino workers themselves, so the design stays for now

NO CHANGES. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello holds a sample of the OFW ID with an image of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Filing cases vs ex-presidents? 'Not my style,' says Duterte

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:17 AM

The President jokes he's more likely to shoot a political rival than file cases against them

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go walk past the new portrait painting of the President which is mounted together with other portraits of former presidents at the Reception Hall of the Malacañan Palace on December 12, 2017. The President's portrait was painted by self-taught artist Ronilo Abayan. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to Lopezes: If ABS-CBN promotes federalism, I'll shake hands with you

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:30 PM

The President hopes the major television network can dedicate some of its 'expensive and precious' airtime to a federalism awareness campaign

Duterte defends officials blamed for Dengvaxia controversy

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he would have probably approved the dengue immunization program if he were in their place

Duterte on nationwide martial law: All options on the table

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he will consider nationwide martial law if the New People's Army steps up attacks

Amid all the ongoing rallies from the opposition and critiques in today's National Day of Protest, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chose to visit the troops in the war-torn Marawi City on September 21, 2017.  During his visit, the President talked to the troops and expressed his utmost gratitude for their continuing efforts in quelling the terror threats in the war-torn city. He also provided the soldiers with groceries as well as watches and eyewears.  Joining the President are Defense Secretary Delfin Loorrenzana, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. The President also tagged along Paolo Santos, Jimmy Bondoc and Arnel Ignacio to provide entertainment to the troops. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Duterte: Most Filipinos not ready for federal form of gov't

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:30 PM

'It does not seem to ring a bell in the Visayas and Mindanao,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, with an uncharacteristic air of resignation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the conferment ceremony of the 2016 Presidential Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities (PACFMC) at the Malacañan Palace on December 12, 2017, urges the adults to allow the youth to play a role in shaping a future that the next generation of children deserve to inherit. Malacañan Photo

Malacañang urges Filipinos to support martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 13, 2017 - 2:40 PM

(UPDATED) 'We ask the public to stand behind the administration and rally behind our defenders to quell the continuing rebellion in Mindanao,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte addresses the members of the Malacañang Press Corps during the Christmas Party at the Malacañan Palace on December 12, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Marawi mayor backs extended martial law to 'keep terrorists away'

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra supports President Rodrigo Duterte's request to Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao for a year

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Dela Rosa to be next BuCor chief

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:15 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says top cop Ronald dela Rosa may have failed to meet public expectations in leading the Philippine National Police but it would be 'a waste' not to give him another government position

LIVE: Congress joint session on martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:02 AM

Watch live on Rappler as the Senate and the House of Representatives convene in a joint session to decide on President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law

Duterte tells media, 'I am not your enemy'

Dec 13, 2017 - 7:03 AM

'Nevermind about our relationship, it's always adversarial,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in his Christmas message to reporters covering him

DOLE open to redesigning OFW ID after getting flak for Duterte photo

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte has no knowledge of the design of the much-awaited ID that will replace the overseas employment certificate

ANNIVERSARY. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and DOLE  Secretary Silvestre Bello III during the 84th anniversary celebration of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Malolos City, Bulacan. Malacañang photo

Duterte tells transport group Piston, be ready for rubber bullets

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will deploy the military and police to manage jeepney drivers' protests

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 25th founding anniversary of the Center for Brighter Beginnings, Inc. at the Davao Convention and Trade Center in Davao City on October 27, 2017, explains that one of his primary duties as a government worker is to protect the Filipinos and preserve the country. Malacañan Photo

Duterte slams Ridon's foreign travels: 'You had too much, too soon'

Dec 12, 2017 - 4:43 PM

(UPDATED) 'He travelled about 7 times and to think that the office is an urban poor agency, I simply cannot,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the PCUP chairman he just fired

Alvarez tells critics of martial law extension: Go to Mindanao

Dec 12, 2017 - 4:10 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who also comes from Mindanao, says he supports President Rodrigo Duterte's request for martial law to be extended there

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) President and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez prior to the meeting with the leaders from the AIPA member countries at the Makati Shangri-La Manila on September 19, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Dela Rosa: Duterte promised me a gov't post after I retire

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:10 PM

(UPDATED) PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa declines to disclose which agency he will supposedly be appointed to, only saying it's 'the most difficult job' in the government

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa in a press conference at Camp Crame on Tueaday, December 12, 2017. The chief PNP says he will be transferred when he retires next year. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Employees urge Duterte to fire Dev't Academy of the Philippines president

Dec 11, 2017 - 11:55 PM

The employees claim that Elba Cruz lacks the 'knowledge, temperament, and behavior' necessary to lead any government institution

RESIGN? Development Academy of the Philippines Personnel Association calls for the resignation of DAP President Elba Cruz. Photo from DAP Website

Duterte's proposed martial law extension also targets NPA

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte details alleged atrocities committed by the New People's Army to justify his request for another extension of martial law

NO TRUCE. The government is poised to forego traditional holiday ceasefire. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Bayan Muna warns of graft, corruption if martial law extended

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:15 PM

'The mentioned reasons in [the President's] letter do not warrant an extension of martial law as the same can be addressed by normal police and military powers,' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate

PHOTO BY SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

'Mas masaya': Pacquiao favors martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) But Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon opposes it saying it is unconstitutional and has no factual basis

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte asks Congress for 1-year martial law extension

Dec 11, 2017 - 1:10 PM

The extension is needed for the 'total eradication' of ISIS-inspired terror groups and 'communist terrorists,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

Freedom of expression 'under siege' in PH, say human rights groups

Dec 10, 2017 - 11:15 PM

'The government has the obligation to foster an enabling environment for freedom of expression by taking measures to promote media and digital literacy'

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: On Human Rights Day, groups urge Filipinos to fight tyranny

Dec 10, 2017 - 9:10 PM

The groups condemn alleged human rights violations linked to President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, as well as the imposition of martial law in Mindanao

STOP THE KILLINGS. On the International Human Rights Day, groups condemn the administration's war against drugs. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Poe: Math shows operators lose in gov't bid to modernize jeepneys

Dec 10, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Senator Grace Poe says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade must attend a Senate hearing to explain how the government is going to help operators shoulder the cost of modernizing their jeepneys

ARRESTED. Piston president George San Mateo leads a rally. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Duterte to ask Congress for 1-year martial law extension

Dec 10, 2017 - 6:17 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte once again wants martial law in Mindanao extended

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

P18.9-B worth of drugs seized by Duterte's drug war since start – PDEA

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Law enforcers conduct a total of 79,492 anti-illegal drugs operations from July 1, 2016 to December 5, 2017

SHABU. Cops seize drugs from a drug operation. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

DOJ cancels bail of Tiamzons, 7 other NDF consultants

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Justice Secretary Aguirre also signs a Department Order directing prosecutors to take the necessary steps pursuant to Duterte's proclamation

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Duterte: Manila will be a 'dead city' in 25 years

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The President suggests that, in a decade, Manila should be 'closed' and other places like Clark in Pampanga be developed instead

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the newly-appointed government officials following their oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 6, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PNP recommends to Duterte: One more year of martial law in Mindanao

Dec 07, 2017 - 11:29 AM

(UPDATED) The recommendation is based on two things: security and rehabilitation

MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. PNP recommends one more year of martial law in Mindanao

Duterte extends AFP chief Guerrero's term by 4 months

Dec 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM

(UPDATED) General Rey Leonardo Guerrero will serve as military chief until April

EXTENSION. President Rodrigo Duterte (right) extends the term of AFP  chief General Rey Guerrero, who is seated beside him. Malacanang photo

Duterte meets Pope Francis' new envoy to PH

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:23 AM

The President receives the Vatican's new envoy to the Philippines, Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, on December 6 in Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of Papal Nuncio-Designate Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See Most Reverend Gabriele Caccia at the Malacañan Palace on December 6, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sarcastic Duterte says drug war death toll to rise with PNP return

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The President also warns drug personalities, 'No human rights office will protect you'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during his visit at Camp General Teodulfo Bautista in Barangay Bus-Bus, Jolo, Sulu on December 1, 2017, reiterates his vow to provide the military with the necessary equipment for them to carry out their duties efficiently. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to order mass arrest of NDF consultants 'any day'

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:23 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says an insider has been 'secretly' giving him information about conversations of leftist leaders, information which led him to cancel peace talks

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017, expresses his concern over how illegal drugs continue to destroy Filipino families especially those who have OFWs as parents. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

CHR tells PNP to make arrests, and not kill, in return to drug war

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:55 PM

'We are hopeful that they will follow the lead of the PDEA, that previous operations in the past months have resulted to more apprehensions rather than alleged cases of extrajudicial killings,' says Commission on Human Rights Spokesperson Jackie de Guia

Duterte denies asking for emergency powers to address traffic

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:45 PM

'You never heard it from me. It was the councilors and maybe Tugade because that was what he needs to do the right thing,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 2nd Philippine Construction Congress at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017, urges those in the construction industry to make the best of their business as long as they avoid corrupt practices. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 6, 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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

'LESSONS LEARNED' PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa. File photo by Joel Liporada

Duterte signs proclamation labeling CPP-NPA as terrorist group

Dec 05, 2017 - 5:40 PM

(UPDATED) Malacañang says this is due to the 'continued violent acts of the CPP-NPA which sow and create a condition of widespread and extraordinary fear and panic among the populace'

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Harry Roque to address ICC assembly on PH drug war

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The Presidential Spokesman might bring up the possibility of the Philippines withdrawing from the ICC in his December 7 speech

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in a press conference at the International Media Center (IMC) on the final day of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s participation in the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) in Da Nang City, Vietnam on November 11, 2017, reveals the reason why the President opted not to attend the APEC Gala Night. Roque said the President had to attend to a more important matter concerning four Vietnamese sailors who were rescued from the Abu Sayyaf Group captors. Roque, however, reported that one of the four rescued sailors was already found dead. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte goes shopping at Greenbelt

Dec 04, 2017 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte buys an 'everyday' bag from a shop at the high-end mall

One month of Harry Roque as Presidential Spokesman

Dec 04, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Roque's first month as spokesman shows he enjoys better access to President Rodrigo Duterte than his predecessor, a boon to the media and the public

Duterte appoints Renato Osmeña Jr as Cebu City councilor

Dec 04, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Junjun Osmeña replaces Nendell Hanz Abella, who has been appointed National Labor Relations Commission commissioner in August

NEW COUNCILOR. Renato 'Junjun' Osmeña Jr is the new councilor of Cebu City after he was appointed to fill in the vacancy left by Nendell Hanz Abella. Photo from Osmeña's Facebook page

Malacañang reminds gov't agencies, LGUs: Post procurement notices on web

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Malacañang tells government offices, GOCCs, and state schools to abide by the Government Procurement Reform Act's provisions on publicizing invitations for bidding and requests for expression of interest

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte skims through a document provided by Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Founding Chairman and President Dante Jimenez on the sidelines of The Anti-Corruption Summit 2017: 'Breaking Chains of Corruption 2017' at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

On FOI EO anniv, Duterte calls on Congress, courts to be more transparent

Dec 04, 2017 - 1:29 PM

The PCOO says it's still pushing for the passage of the FOI law, though the law is not among the priority measures identified by President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Anti-Corruption Summit 2017: 'Breaking Chains of Corruption 2017' at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017, cites how the Constitution has allowed corrupt individuals to escape accountability. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Amnesty International urges ICC to start probe into PH drug war killings

Dec 04, 2017 - 8:02 AM

'It is time [to] end the carnage on Philippine streets.... The country's judiciary and police have proven themselves both unwilling and unable to hold the killers in the war on drugs to account,' the human rights group says

Schoolmates pay their last visit during the wake of Kian Delos Santos on August 25, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Supporters 'grant' Duterte sole powers to write new Constitution

Nov 30, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Led by actress Vivian Velez, a crowd reads a declaration enumerating 7 reforms that supposedly can only be achieved if President Duterte exercises revolutionary powers

'REVGOV NA'. Pro-Duterte demonstrators gather in Mendiola, Manila on November 30, 2017 calling for the establishment of a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang: Opposition making 'big deal' out of revolutionary gov't

Nov 30, 2017 - 2:30 PM

'Move on na po tayo,' Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says in response to fears of the opposition that President Rodrigo Duterte would declare a revolutionary government