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Robredo denies she is 'eager' to replace Duterte

Apr 07, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says declaring a revolutionary government runs against President Rodrigo Duterte's oath to defend the Constitution

Vice President Leni Robedo attended the commencement exercises for the 201 cadets of Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Sansiklab Class of 2019, held at Camp General Mariano Castañeda in Silang, Cavite on Friday, March 22, 2019. VP Leni gave now Police Inspector Merriefin Longcob Carisusa from Medellin, Cebu—the Top 2 cadet of Sansiklab Class—the Vice Presidential Kampilan Award. (Photo by OVP)

If Duterte declares revolutionary gov’t, Robredo becomes president – Macalintal

Apr 05, 2019 - 12:16 PM

'Once President Duterte declares a revolutionary government, he ceases to be President having divested himself of the presidency,' says opposition senatorial bet Romy Macalintal, a veteran election lawyer

AGAINST REVGOV. Vice President Leni Robredo has long been against the declaration of a revolutionary government. File photo by OVP

Año scolds DILG exec advocating for revolutionary government

Nov 17, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año 'warned' and 'admonished' Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III for campaigning for a revolutionary government

'ADMONISHED'. DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III says recently, he has not frequented public forums to discuss declaring a revolutionary government. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com

Nene Pimentel hits DILG exec for pushing revolutionary gov't

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:23 PM

'For heaven's sake, I suggest this government official be more careful with their statements,' says an exasperated Pimentel, referring to DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III

PUSHING FOR 'REVGOV.' DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III says his support for 'RevGov' is a personal opinion. File photo by Angie de Silva

DILG official: 'Freedom of expression' in call for revolutionary gov't

Sep 08, 2018 - 6:34 PM

The DILG says the call of Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III for a revolutionary government is 'his personal opinion,' and that the department is 'advocating for federalism through constitutional means'

'REVGOV' SUPPORTER. In this file photo, DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III speaks at a Senate hearing. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cops arrest alleged scammer claiming to be Duterte's relative

Mar 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Jose Matias, who calls himself 'Attorney Jose Roa Matias II,' allegedly claimed to be President Rodrigo Duterte's relative so he could extort money from would-be barangay officials

'PEOPLE'S CONGRESS?' Jose Matias, who has been claiming to be a relative of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, is nabbed by police. Screenshot from a CLTV36 news report

Trillanes: ‘Paranoid, desperate’ Duterte still eyeing PH-wide martial law, RevGov

Feb 10, 2018 - 11:13 PM

'We are preparing for this scenario. The first half of the year is very critical for us,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Nearly half of Filipinos think declaring a revolutionary government is legal – SWS

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Pollster group SWS finds that 48% of Filipinos think declaring a revolutionary government is allowed by the constitution

'YES TO REVGOV'. Pro-revolutionary government supporters gather at Mendiola on Bonifacio Day 2017. Rappler file photo

More Filipinos oppose revolutionary government – SWS

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The Social Weather Stations finds that 39% disagree, 31% support, and 30% are undecided on President Rodrigo Duterte declaring a revolutionary government

'NO TO REVGOV'. Anti-Duterte protesters march in Manila on Bonifacio Day, November 30, 2017. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

‘Posisyon o paninindigan?’: Robredo's most memorable quotes in 2017

Dec 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo has so far refused to become opposition leader, but this past year she has made strong statements against policies of the Duterte administration

STORY OF HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the launch of Istorya ng Pag-Asa at Assumption Iloilo, Iloilo City on November 15. Photo by OVP

[OPINION] RevGov, the Constitution, and the end of the Republic

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Since the whole point of RevGov is setting aside the Constitution and its restraints, its fate then turns on enforcement, which means a willingness to put bodies and lives on the line

[OPINION] Countering the counterrevolution

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:53 AM

The authoritarian forces live in the past, as shown by persistence to revise history, treat the two people power uprisings (EDSA 1 and EDSA 2) as historical flukes, and reimpose the failed authoritarian system. The modern-day populism appears to be their ideological anchor.

[OPINION] How much longer? A year-and-a-half of Duterte

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Four-and-a-half more years of Duterte is an interminable, insufferable length of time. His regime is wreaking havoc on many political institutions, especially the weakest of our 3 branches of government, the judicial system.

[OPINION] Time now to focus on RegGov

Dec 10, 2017 - 4:30 AM

The ultimate reform objective we must have in mind is to establish a RegGov framework which can facilitate and maintain economic prosperity in the regions

'FOR THE MASSES'? In this file photo, 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

Talk about revolutionary gov't not doing PH any good – AFP Chief

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:56 AM

'We'd rather just focus on our mandate that is to make sure that all security threats are being addressed,' says Philippine military chief General Rey Guerrero

'FOR THE MASSES'? In this file photo, 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

Gov't can lose 'moral mandate' due to RevGov – Villegas

Dec 04, 2017 - 6:58 AM

In a Rappler Talk interview, Archbishop Socrates Villegas says Filipinos did not elect their current leaders just to form a revolutionary government

REVGOV TALKS. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas says in a Rappler Talk interview on December 1, 2017, that the Philippines does not need a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, November 27 - December 3, 2017

Dec 03, 2017 - 12:56 PM

From revgov to Sereno impeachment to Robin Padilla, must-watch videos this week

RED DAY. Pro-Duterte demonstrators gather in Mendiola, Manila, on November 30, 2017, to call for the establishment of a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


Rappler Talk: Archbishop Socrates Villegas on his 4 years as CBCP head

Dec 03, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Rappler talks to Archbishop Socrates Villegas about his experience as CBCP president, and his views on issues such as the proposed revolutionary government

The week in photos: November 25-December 1, 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Pope Francis takes a ride in a rickshaw during the second day of his visit to Bangladesh, in Dhaka on December 1, 2017.Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar on November 30 for the second stage of a visit that has been overshadowed by the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. / AFP PHOTO / Vincenzo PINTO

[OPINYON] Rebolusyonaryong gobyerno: Pagpapakita ng lakas o simbolo ng kahinaan?

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:40 AM

Ang mga nagtutulak ng rebolusyonaryong gobyerno ay isa lamang sa 3 paksyon sa koalisyong pampulitika ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Nagkakagulo sila.

IN PHOTOS: Shirts Duterte supporters wore at the RevGov rally

Dec 01, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Have you heard of the SWORD – Sincere Warriors of Rodrigo Duterte?

Roque on RevGov, Duque on Dengvaxia, Tax Reform bill | Evening wRap

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Watch the evening newcast with Mara Cepeda

DILG official's rally attendance can be test case vs revolutionary gov't

Dec 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The head of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines says anybody can file a complaint of inciting to sedition against DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III

RevGov rally, Revilla and Napoles, Trump on Tillerson | Midday wRap

Dec 01, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Malacañang: Revolutionary gov’t possible if admin 'in death throes'

Dec 01, 2017 - 11:45 AM

'Ang sabi ng Presidente, kung hindi naman naghihingalo ang gobyerno, hindi kakailanganin ang revolutionary government,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

NO TO REVGOV. Protesters set fire to an effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump to oppose the declaration of a revolutionary government, in a rally in Manila on November 30, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

WATCH: Declare revolutionary government, supporters urge Duterte

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Their rationale for this move: the country needs to start anew, given a so-called 'failed system' that can only be cured by 'extraordinary measures'

RevGov rallies in the provinces: Where's Duterte? Where are the crowds?

Dec 01, 2017 - 12:59 AM

Here's how planned rallies in the cities of Davao, Tagbilaran, Baguio, and Tuguegarao have turned out

Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

In Manila, pro-Duterte crowd gets special treatment

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:26 PM

On Bonifacio Day, activists who traditionally hold rallies to denounce government abuses, are pushed away from Mendiola to give way to a crowd sympathetic President Rodrigo Duterte

IN PHOTOS: Mendiola turns red for Duterte's revolutionary government

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters come mostly clad in uniform red shirts, carrying professionally-designed banners, and supplied with food by vans bearing Duterte's Kitchen logos

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

Roque on Revolutionary Government, Nograles on budget cut, New Avengers trailer | Evening wRap

Nov 30, 2017 - 7:52 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

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

Revolutionary gov’t threats 'cheapen' sacrifice of PH heroes – LP

Nov 30, 2017 - 6:28 PM

'We appeal to this government to categorically state that it would not declare a revolutionary government to once and for all lay to rest the apprehension of the people,' says the Liberal Party

INSULT TO PH HEROES? 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

Want revolutionary gov’t? That means you don’t trust this admin – Robredo

Nov 30, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the President's denial that he plans to establish a revolutionary government should already put to rest all rumors and speculations about the issue

ANTI-REVGOV. Vice President Leni Robredo does not support any plans to establish a revolutionary government in the Philippines. Photo by OVP

Taguiwalo: You want change? Ask Duterte to reform policies, not monopolize power

Nov 30, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Revolutionary government under President Rodrigo Duterte is as good as establishing a dictatorship, says his former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

'Bonifacio turning in his grave' over Duterte's revolutionary gov't

Nov 30, 2017 - 3:18 PM

Activists seek to expose the dangers of a revolutionary government, which President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters are pushing him to set up

EFFIGY. Protestors lug around a Duterte effigy during a rally on November 30, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/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

Revolutionary Government rally, NBI on MRT, U.S. on North Korea | Midday wRap

Nov 30, 2017 - 1:54 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

[OPINION] Revolutionary government: Show of force…or sign of weakness?

Nov 30, 2017 - 12:05 PM

A Revolutionary Government would most likely lead not to authoritarian stability but to a succession of destabilizing military coups. This scenario, more than anything else, is what prevents the President from giving the green light to the RevGov faction.

Malacañang calls for 'peaceful' pro-revolutionary gov't rallies

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:10 AM

While President Rodrigo Duterte has said he does not want a revolutionary government, he respects the right of citizens to express their support for it, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Ateneo president calls revolutionary gov't a 'dangerous idea'

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:00 AM

'By centralizing power in the hands of a few, RevGov directly undermines democratic institutions and the economy. Indeed our very own experience of years of authoritarian rule during Martial Law compels us to reject any moves to establish a RevGov,' Ateneo President Fr Jett Villarin says.

University President Fr. Jet Villarin gives his opening words

Bonifacio Day rallies set to push, protest Duterte's revolutionary gov't

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Rallies supporting President Rodrigo Duterte's proposed revolutionary government will be held on Thursday, November 30, 19 cities and towns, mostly areas where Duterte won in the 2016 presidential election

Alvarez on revolutionary gov't: Duterte has people's mandate

Nov 28, 2017 - 3:10 PM

'What can we do? It's not like we can say no,' says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in jest

KEEPING THEIR HEADS IN THE GAME. House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez exchanges ideas with Majority Floor Leader Rep. Rodolfo C. Fariñas and Justice Committee Chairman Rep. Reynaldo V. Umali during the deliberation on the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. Alvarez and Fariñas also took time to meet the press on the sidelines of the committee hearing. Earlier, Speaker Alvarez and MFL Fariñas attended the Committee on Appropriations hearing to give a push to House Joint Resolution No. 18 authorizing the increase in the base pay of military and uniformed personnel which they filed together with Minority Leader Rep. Danilo Suarez and Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Karlo Alexei B. Nograles. (DP/PC)

[OPINION] RevGov will destroy democratic and economic gains

Nov 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM

RevGov is not the cure for what ails our democracy

LOOK BACK: When did the Philippines have a revolutionary government?

Nov 25, 2017 - 6:09 PM

It's only happened twice in the country's history

REVOLUTION. A revolutionary government was declared during the Philippine revolution and under Cory Aquino's presidency. Photo by Rappler

Can Duterte declare a revolutionary gov't? Here's what you need to know

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:36 AM

Under a revolutionary government, a person or a group can express dissent through a 'counter revolution' – an opening for civil war, says UP Political Science associate professor Aries Arugay

Duterte says he won't declare revolutionary gov't

Nov 21, 2017 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte tells the military not to believe reports that he wants to declare a revolutionary government

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the troops of the Eastern Mindanao Command during the President's visit at Camp Panacan Station Hospital in Davao City on November 18, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Pro-revolutionary gov't rally to pave way for Duterte reforms – organizer

Nov 21, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Organizers of a November 30 rally in Davao City want President Rodrigo Duterte to attend the event and 'accept the offer of the people' for him 'to declare a revolutionary government to hasten change'

DAVAO BUSINESSMAN. Businessman Philip Dizon is one of the organizers of the November 30 rally in Davao City pushing for the declaration of a revolutionary government. Rappler file photo

De Lima warns of 'military takeover' if Duterte declares revolutionary gov't

Nov 19, 2017 - 10:32 AM

'Those asking for a so-called RevGov or revolutionary government under Duterte should be careful what they wish for,' says Senator Leila de Lima

Aquino posts bail, Duterte meets Putin, Trump on South China Sea | Evening wRap

Nov 10, 2017 - 8:27 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte says military should 'follow' VP Robredo

Nov 10, 2017 - 3:12 PM

In a playful tone, President Duterte responds to the DND's and military's assurance to Vice President Robredo that they won't back a revolutionary government