Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.
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.
‘Iyong baseless accusations lalo tayong nagiging divisive, nagiging polarized ang mga tao,’ says Vice President Leni Robredo
Piston president George San Mateo says they have asked for a dialogue with Duterte at least twice
'May this dislocation foster solidarity and camaraderie,' President Rodrigo Duterte says at the opening rites of the Buglasan Festival at Dumaguete City
Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, 92, also says the police 'should not be too free with using lethal weapons'
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'
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.
President Rodrigo Duterte says that this possible revolutionary government will last until the end of his term
While stressing the need 'for correct reportage,' Malacañang fails to acknowledge its responsibility to relay correct information to President Rodrigo Duterte
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
(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.
Jonathan Malaya, executive director of the PDP-Laban Federalism Institute, is named assistant secretary of the DILG
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
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.
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
Al Jazeera host Mehdi Hasan grills Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs
Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says that 'it is premature to release any names until concerned parties are properly informed'
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
Walden Bello tries ESP and gets to President Rodrigo Duterte’s unexpurgated ruminations on Senator Sonny Trillanes
The Liga ng mga Barangay thanks President Duterte for rescheduling the elections, and vows to cooperate in the campaign against drugs and criminality
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
'They are destabilizing the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, and we will not let that happen,' says Solicitor General Calida
(3rd UPDATE) The barangay and SK elections will be held on the second Monday of May 2018 instead of October 23 this year
The President does not have real immunity from criminal prosecution for genocide, war crimes, and other crimes against humanity penalized under Republic Act 9851
The investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's wealth continues
Carandang issues the statement in the face of threats of cases to be filed against him for breaching confidentiality in investigating the wealth of the President and his family
Vice President Leni Robredo says constitutional offices like the Ombudsman were created to stop from happening again abuses under the Marcos regime
'The Philippines has exhibited a total mockery of international human rights mechanisms,' the group Philippine Universal Periodic Review Watch says
This means that 4 in every 100 Filipino policemen use or sell illegal drugs
President Rodrigo Duterte says an anonymous country is providing him information about Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's supposed bank accounts
Watch Rappler Talk with Dr. Wataru Kusaka at 6 pm on Friday, September 29
'If the President has nothing to hide, he has nothing to fear,' says the Office of the Ombudsman
'Overall, I think the Americans also redeemed themselves a lot,' President Rodrigo Duterte says during the 116th Balangiga Encounter Day in Eastern Samar
The Ombudsman says it has found basis to start an investigation into the assets of the President's family based on the complaint of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
To pave the way for its investigation, the SC rejects an attempt by Judge Exequil Dagala to resign in 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte says this could explain how the ISIS-inspired Maute Group sustains its operations in Marawi City
President Rodrigo Duterte also accuses Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of having multiple bank accounts
From Catholics to Aglipayans to Born Again Christians, church members say the killings in the war on drugs contradict the commandments of God
The effigy depicts the 'different faces' of President Rodrigo Duterte whom the militant protesters now describe as an authoritarian leader in the mold of Marcos
All activities share the common goals of recalling the 45th anniversary of martial law and condemning dictatorship in all forms
Chief Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval is a former Sandiganbayan justice who once voted to approve the grant of bail to plunder defendant Carlos Garcia
The Jesuit-trained bishop is an intellectual heavyweight who puts his boots on – sometimes literally – to defend the rights of the poor
Detained Senator Leila de Lima says the 'trademark impunity' of the executive branch under President Duterte 'appears to have found its way into the judiciary'
Moody's also cited "continued uncertainties" over Duterte's proposed comprehensive tax reform law that Congress had yet to pass
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano wants the UN rights chief to use a Philippine report in May when the UN official was citing Kian delos Santos death in August
While we reiterate our support [for] the campaign against illegal drug use we are appalled at the way such war on drugs is being conducted says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines
Legislators from the House point out that President Rodrigo Duterte s proclamation counters Philippine law which recognizes the atrocities during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos
Protesters go to the Libingan ng mga Bayani as the family of Ferdinand Marcos celebrates the centenary of the birth of the deposed dictator
UPDATED We will try them give them due process and provide them with a lawyer President Rodrigo Duterte says as he makes another U turn on his policy regarding the war in Marawi City