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Duterte after ASEAN Summit: 'Everybody is scared' of terrorism

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:09 PM

'Half of the time, we discussed the issue of terrorism. Everybody is scared,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

URBAN WARFARE. The Philippine military fought ISIS-linked armed groups in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Moving ASEAN toward security, stability, prosperity

Nov 13, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Speech of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the opening of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on Monday, November 13

COMMON CONCERNS. In his speech to open the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on Monday, November 13, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells regional leaders and dialogue partners how 'terrorism and violent extremism endanger the peace, stability and security of our region because these threats know no boundaries.’ Malacañang photo

Trump warned not to do Duterte fist pump in Manila

Nov 12, 2017 - 12:13 PM

Critics warn Trump that the gesture has come to represent the brutalities of Duterte's drug war, which has claimed thousands of lives

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Nov 11, 2017 - 5:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte goes into the event appearing confident that even his most outrageous remarks and actions will be ignored, having boasted in the lead-up he once stabbed someone to death, while at the same time proposing to host a global human rights summit

AFTERMATH. This photo taken on July 14, 2017 shows funeral workers carrying the dead body of an alleged drug dealer killed after a police drug operation in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

Duterte calls for stronger ties between APEC, ASEAN

Nov 11, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at an informal dialogue that is the first of its kind between APEC and ASEAN

INFORMAL DIALOGUE. President Rodrigo Duterte consults Special Assistant to the President Bong Go after the APEC and ASEAN Informal Dialogue at the Furama Resort in Da Nang City, Vietnam on November 10, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

AFP, DND assure Robredo: No support for revolutionary government

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo is also briefed by the AFP and the DND on the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City

SECURITY BRIEFING. Vice President Leni Robredo receives a national security briefing from Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and AFP chief of staff Rey Leonardo Guerrero. Photo by the OVP

Silence as PH marines pay tribute to fallen men on 67th year

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:03 AM

The Philippine Marine Corps also celebrates the living heroes who led its operations not only in Marawi but in other conflict areas in the country

67TH. The Philippine Marine Corps celebrated its 67th year anniversary on November 7, 2017

Duterte says he hopes China will not build on Scarborough Shoal

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:48 PM

(UPDATED) 'I wish he will honor it because it will change the entire geography. If war starts, I don't know what will be the next geographical division of Asia,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 58th Philippine Army Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Andres Bonifacio in Taguig City on October 5, 2017, reminds the government troops to remain loyal to the Constitution and the flag. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte's pivot from US will turn into a pirouette – Trump adviser

Nov 06, 2017 - 7:30 PM

US national security adviser H.R. McMaster says President Donald Trump will want to continue active involvement in the region. 'He wants to hear from the leaders in the region about how they would like the US to engage from a security perspective and from an economic perspective.'

US NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. H.R. McMaster was a Lieutenant General in the US Army. Rappler photo

On day of rally vs EJKs, Malacañang seeks Church's help vs drugs

Nov 05, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Malacañang also says the President allows 'constructive dissent,' as the Church prepares for a big rally against alleged extrajudicial killings

BETTER RAPPORT. New Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls for unity of the national government with the Catholic Church. Malacanang photo

CPP: Duterte's 'local peace talks' will fail

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The Communist Party of the Philippines says the local peace negotiations aim to divide their members nationwide

SURRENDER. This military handout photo shows 8 reported members of the NPA surrendering to the military in Sultan Kudarat

Top Catholic seminary hits killings in Duterte drug war

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:07 PM

'We will not forget the evil that has come upon us,' seminarians of the Jesuit-run San Jose Seminary say in a statement on All Souls' Day

DRUG WAR. Relatives light candles for victims of extrajudicial killings in a prayer service on October 24, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Duterte, Estrada send flowers to Marcos' grave for Undas

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) The late strogman's children Imee, Bongbong, and Irene also offer flower wreaths at their father's tomb at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

UNDAS OFFERING. President Rodrigo Duterte sends a flower wreath at the tomb of ex-president Ferdinand Marcos. All photos from the Marcos Centennial Facebook page

Roque-founded law firm vows to continue fighting Duterte's drug war

Oct 29, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Harry Roque left the human rights-focused law firm Centerlaw in 2016 upon election to Congress

DRUG WAR CASES. Efren Morillo (in a baseball cap) is assisted by lawyers of CenterLaw as he files murder charges against policemen before the Office of the Ombudsman on March 2, 2017. Photo by Rappler

Ombudsman ‘very, very late’ in dismissing Iloilo mayor Mabilog – Duterte

Oct 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM

‘Para kunwari na sinuportahan nila ako, [the Ombudsman] fired and stripped him of his mayorship,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte

DISMISSED. The Ombudsman has dismissed Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog for alleged illegal wealth, but President Rodrigo Duterte says it could have been done sooner. Photo from Mayor Mabilog’s Facebook page

In his hometown, Duterte gives anti-drug lecture to kids

Oct 28, 2017 - 7:16 AM

‘You know why I always appear angry on TV? It’s because of the bad people....I want them to disappear so there'll be no one who will bother you,’ the President tells parents and students at a Davao City school

DRUG WAR LESSON. At the founding anniversary of the Center for Brighter Beginnings Inc, President Rodrigo Duterte reads a briefer on the effects of illegal drugs as he explains how some drug suspects tend to turn violent especially when accosted by law enforcers. Photo by Robinson Ninal Jr/Presidential Photo

Laban ng Masa to oppose Duterte's 'sins of commission, omission'

Oct 27, 2017 - 2:33 PM

Laban ng Masa chair Walden Bello says President Rodrigo Duterte is not a true socialist: 'He said something in order to win an election, but has not moved one iota towards real transformation'

'LABAN NG MASA.' Walden Bello explains the advocacy of his newly formed coalition on October 27. Photo by Mara Cepeda

FACT CHECK: Did Inquirer say man in 'Pietà' photo was killed by PNP?

Oct 26, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The Philippine Daily Inquirer has reported that suspected drug pusher Michael Siaron was killed by 'motorcycle-riding gunmen'

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Oct 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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Duterte supporters are not fanatics, says author

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:25 PM

'Populist supporters negotiate their support with the president every single time, every day. It's not like they are fanatics'

NOT BLIND. Analysts claim that supporting President Rodrigo Duterte is a rational choice for citizens, contrary to what other people believe

Cayetano backtracks, says Philippines open to EU aid

Oct 25, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano contradicts his earlier statement that the Philippines is rejecting all kinds of grants from the EU

EU AID. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines will reject only forms of aid with 'conditionalities that will affect our sovereignty.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Duterte declares Oct 26 holiday in Cebu for Vidal's burial

Oct 23, 2017 - 8:09 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte issues Proclamation Number 333 to allow Cebuanos to pay their last respects to Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal

DUTERTE'S VISIT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a message during his visit to the wake of former Archbishop of Cebu Ricardo Vidal at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral on October 23, 2017. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential photo

Human rights 'considerably worsened' in first 6 months of Duterte – EU report

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:39 PM

The report is published barely a week before the Philippine government confirmed it will reject all kinds of grants from the European Union

Duterte to declare Oct 26, Cardinal Vidal’s burial day, as holiday in Cebu

Oct 23, 2017 - 1:29 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte flies to Cebu City close to midnight on Sunday, October 22, to pay his last respects to Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal

MOURNING WITH CEBUANOS. President Rodrigo Duterte kisses the coffin of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal during an unannounced visit close to midnight Sunday, October 22. Photo courtesy of Romeo Marantal

Killings won't solve drug problem, ex-Thai PM Abhisit says

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva reflects on Thailand's own war on drugs, which was similar to President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign

DRUG WAR. Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva delivers a lecture on liberal democracy and post-truth politics at the Ateneo Professional Schools in Makati City on October 18, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte to return police to drug war 'if things get worse again'

Oct 21, 2017 - 7:52 PM

'Okay, let us see, 6 months from now. If things get worse again, I will say to these apes: "Go back to this job. You solve this problem of ours,"' says President Rodrigo Duterte, referring to the police

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Oct 20, 2017 - 11:08 PM

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Oct 19, 2017 - 10:50 AM

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ANTI-HAZING LAW. Senators watching the slides of the executive session with John Paul Solano. Photo by Angie de Silva

IN PHOTOS: When Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi

Oct 17, 2017 - 8:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes his 7th visit to Marawi City to declare the liberation of the city from terrorists. Here are photos from Rappler correspondent Bobby Lagsa.

Photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

Destabilization, revolutionary govt threats sow fear – Robredo

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:48 PM

‘Iyong baseless accusations lalo tayong nagiging divisive, nagiging polarized ang mga tao,’ says Vice President Leni Robredo

NO DESTABILIZATION. Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that the Liberal Party is not behind any plots agains President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Piston threatens Duterte: Talk to us, or we'll give you monthly strikes

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Piston president George San Mateo says they have asked for a dialogue with Duterte at least twice

After Negros Island Region abolition, Duterte hopes 2 provinces remain united

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:30 AM

'May this dislocation foster solidarity and camaraderie,' President Rodrigo Duterte says at the opening rites of the Buglasan Festival at Dumaguete City

UNITY. President Rodrigo Duterte hopes the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental remain united even after he dissolved the Negros Island Region. Photo by Marcelino Pascua/Malacañang

Mahathir stresses need for rule of law amid EJKs in PH

Oct 15, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, 92, also says the police 'should not be too free with using lethal weapons'

RULE OF LAW. Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad says investors don't care about politics, but look for rule of law. Screenshot from Rappler video

Law groups denounce Duterte's 'brazen assaults' vs democratic institutions

Oct 14, 2017 - 6:18 PM

According to the Alternative Law Groups, 'These acts deliberately undermine the independence of the institutions whose duties primarily consist in upholding public trust...and maintaining checks and balances so that tyranny would not arise from any branch of the government again'

TRANSCRIPT: Did Rappler 'misrepresent' Malacañang statement?

Oct 13, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella accuses Rappler of 'misrepresenting' Malacañang's statement on the wrong information fed to President Duterte about the EU. Here is the relevant portion of the transcript provided by Malacañang.

Duterte warns of revolutionary gov't amid 'destabilization'

Oct 13, 2017 - 8:01 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says that this possible revolutionary government will last until the end of his term

REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte warns that he will declare a revolutionary government in the face of destabilization plots. Screenshot from PTV show 'Sa Totoo Lang'

Malacañang admits Duterte 'being fed wrong info' on EU

Oct 13, 2017 - 5:40 PM

While stressing the need 'for correct reportage,' Malacañang fails to acknowledge its responsibility to relay correct information to President Rodrigo Duterte

WRONG INFORMATION. Malacañang admits that President Rodrigo Duterte 'was being fed the wrong information' on the EU. Malacañang file photo

Taking PNP out of drug war won't stop international pressure – HRW

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Human Rights Watch says the fight will not end 'until there is justice and accountability for the thousands of victims' of President Rodrigo Duterte's violent war on drugs

Nanette Castillo looks at the dead body of her son Aldrin, an alleged drug user killed by unidentified assailants, in Manila on October 3, 2017. Philippines police officers who want to speak out about "extrajudicial killings and summary executions" in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war have been offered sanctuary and legal help by the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church, which counts 80 percent of Filipinos as followers, has been one of the leading critics of the drug war and its offer to police on Monday was another step in its efforts to stop the killings. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Drug war reason for satisfaction, dissatisfaction on Duterte – SWS

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:43 PM

(UPDATED) The Social Weather Stations revealed the finding during its Opinion on Drug War study presentation. They say the numbers have yet to be released.

SAME REASON. The SWS says the satisfaction and dissatisfaction for President Rodrigo Duterte's performance is the war on drugs. File photo by LeAnne Jazul

Duterte appoints party's federalism research chief to DILG

Oct 10, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Jonathan Malaya, executive director of the PDP-Laban Federalism Institute, is named assistant secretary of the DILG

FEDERALISM CHIEF. Malaya currently heads the PNP-Laban Federalism institute. Rappler screengrab

PH can be kicked out of UN council if killings continue – HRW

Oct 09, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Human Rights Watch Geneva director John Fisher says the Philippine delegation 'dug themselves deeper into the hole' with their response to the recommendations by member-states in the United Nations Human Rights Council

#AnimatED: When Duterte is backed into a corner

Oct 09, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Now we understand why President Duterte is being a bigger bully than he ever was, seemingly intent on destroying institutions that check abuses and excesses in the executive. He is in panic.

TRANSCRIPT: Al Jazeera host grills Cayetano on drug war

Oct 07, 2017 - 4:26 PM

In this Al Jazeera interview, Secretary Cayetano falsely claims that the 3,800 Filipinos killed in the Duterte administration's war on drugs were all drug dealers

DRUG WAR. Journalist Mehdi Hasan grills Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on the war on drugs. Screengrab from Al Jazeera's youtube page

All 3,800 killed by PNP were drug dealers – Cayetano

Oct 07, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Al Jazeera host Mehdi Hasan grills Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs

WAR ON DRUGS. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano defends the Duterte administration's war on drugs during an Al Jazeera interview. Screen grab from Al Jazeera's YouTube video

Duterte fires 2 Malacañang employees 'for using influence'

Oct 06, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says that 'it is premature to release any names until concerned parties are properly informed'

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech during the Agrilink/Foodlink/Aqualink 2017 opening ceremonies at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on October 5, 2017. Malacañang photo

[OPINION] Investigating Duterte: Pinochet and Nuremberg as precedents

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Perpetrators of horrendous crimes are considered enemies of humanity, and can be tried and punished anywhere in the world by virtue of the principle of universal jurisdiction

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION] Why Duterte can’t get rid of Trillanes

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:22 PM

Walden Bello tries ESP and gets to President Rodrigo Duterte’s unexpurgated ruminations on Senator Sonny Trillanes

Barangays welcome postponement of polls

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:28 PM

The Liga ng mga Barangay thanks President Duterte for rescheduling the elections, and vows to cooperate in the campaign against drugs and criminality

From 'Gang of Five' member to VACC lawyer: Who is Jacinto 'Jing' Paras?

Oct 04, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Former Negros Oriental representative Jacinto 'Jing' Paras has been tagged as a member of the 'Gang of Five' which reportedly received bribes from major cellular networks in 2001

Calida threatens Ombudsman with lawsuit, impeachment

Oct 04, 2017 - 2:17 PM

'They are destabilizing the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, and we will not let that happen,' says Solicitor General Calida

LAWSUITS. Solicitor General Jose Calida threatens Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang of lawsuits falling under the Anti-Money Laundering Act. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler