Rappler's latest stories on President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) 'I served as the Director General of the FDA for two years and 10 months with complete honesty, diligence, dedication, and loyalty,' says former Food and Drug Director General Nela Charade Puno
At a time when alleged narco politicians named by the President are being killed with impunity, officials on a kill list in Cebu are gunned down one after another
'You did not order the bombing of any school,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones as she introduces President Rodrigo Duterte at Palarong Pambansa 2019
'I think they are inspiring so many people to also have courage, and to stand out and speak out against corruption, against all the injustices that we are experiencing in our times,' says Sister Mary John Mananzan
'Now is the best time' to address the Hague ruling won by Manila against Beijing over the West Philippine Sea, says foreign secretary Albert del Rosario
US senator Marsha Blackburn says of the bipartisan resolution: '...while we value our relationship with the Philippines, the US Congress expects to see real change to the current practices of the Duterte government'
'[President Rodrigo Duterte]'s bald-faced effort to protect himself from the court’s reach looks more like an act of desperation for a man who appears deeply implicated in alleged crimes against humanity,' HRW's Param-Preet Singh says
The crucial signs and their contextualized explanations tell us that the current government has been extensively using fascist politics and tactics which is, ironically, possible to do under democratic rule
'Wala akong pangako na hindi ko natupad except 'yang EDSA,' claims President Rodrigo Duterte
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte dismisses 4 other policemen for their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says that President Rodrigo Duterte only intends to 'initiate an intellectual discussion' for the 'faithful's enlightenment and spiritual awakening'
Senator Leila de Lima calls on Filipinos to 'stand strong and united to destroy this evil'
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'
President Rodrigo Duterte offers his condolences to the family of SPO1 Orlando Diaz, the slain security escort of the late AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe
President Rodrigo Duterte warns candidates not to resort to 'political terrorism' as the 2019 elections approaches
'The credit goes to the American people and to the Filipino people. Period,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte calls on Filipinos to emulate Mary's qualities and 'remain guided by her faithfulness'
Saglit na panahon pa, mamamahinga na rin si Tatay. At tayong malakas pa ang magpapasan ng bunga ng pagbubugaw niya sa sambahayan.
Starting with Japanese Prime Minister Abe's official visit, President Duterte has hosted 4 other leaders, including Xi Jinping. How do these visits compare to one another?
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana recalls his initial idea to send a 'small force' to recover Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea
‘They are in our land. This is our country. Perhaps that was just a show of respect to the guest,’ says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
Loans from China are not moving as fast as many expected, but government officials say there's an upside to that
The lone presence of the Chinese flag during the welcome ceremony and review of the guards by the 2 presidents is unlike any other state visit
President Rodrigo Duterte has visited China every year of his presidency, while he refuses to visit the United States
Chinese President Xi Jinping says there is wisdom in the saying, 'All creatures may grow together without harming each other'
Rappler lists over 100 agreements and pledges that have been made between Manila and Beijing since President Rodrigo Duterte took office
Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio says it 'is a most welcome development' that President Rodrigo Duterte upheld freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano reacts to President Rodrigo Duterte's statement likening the Magdalo party to ISIS
President Rodrigo Duterte says self-exiled communist leaders Fidel Agcaoili and Luis Jalandoni requested a meeting with him in the Philippines
'I'm putting on notice everybody,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in a speech at a festival in Puerto Princesa City
'I'll give you about towards the end of the year. You have to upgrade your source of energy kasi 'pag hindi, hanap ako ng may pera talaga. 'Yung China nangangati kamay niyan,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in a speech in Puerto Princesa City
Vice President Leni Robredo says government should instead focus on reviewing systems that allow corruption to thrive
'There has been a culture of impunity for a long time, and it is getting worse,' says Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox as she arrives in Melbourne
An executive order prohibits the use of the presidential seal in business cards by persons other than the President
'Kailangan ding magpahinga ng Pangulo,' Special Assistant to the President Bong Go says in a Facebook post
'Insulto 'yon sa napakaraming pamilya na naiwan ng mga napatay dahil sa extrajudicial killings,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
'Hindi kayo mananalo kung kayo ang mali,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who is finally home after spending over 3 weeks in the Senate
The singer expresses her thoughts on Twitter
Vice President Leni Robredo 'was not among those specifically named to be part of the conspiracy,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
Former Aquino spokesman Edwin Lacierda refutes the claim, saying 'there is no irregularity' in Voltaire Gazmin's actions in relation to the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Asked if he's targetting Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, President Rodrigo Duterte cites the golden rule: 'Do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you'
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It is the regular employees, masseurs, boatmen, tricycle drivers, and the like who are suffering immensely
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President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with party leaders again in September, ahead of the filing of certificates of candidacy
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says it is painful when the Philippines is criticized abroad, but he finds hope in the ordinary Filipino
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad joins President Rodrigo Duterte in doing the Philippine leader's trademark fist pump for Senator Manny Pacquiao
President Rodrigo Duterte will watch Manny Pacquiao's boxing match in Kuala Lumpur, and will also meet with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad