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Robredo: If a foreign government provided info for Duterte matrix, this is a crime

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:31 PM

President Duterte admits he got the information of a supposed plot to oust him from 'foreign sources' who tapped Philippine journalists and human rights lawyers

AHON. Vice President Leni Robredo poses for selfies during the Ahon Laylayan Coalition in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

FALSE: 'Ouster plot' against President Duterte 'bared'

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM

No ouster plot was proven. Here's a list of at least 10 claims which are either false, misleading, or not supported by information provided.

Otso Diretso bets on Duterte’s Canada rant: Be tough on China too

Apr 24, 2019 - 4:46 PM

Reelectionist senator Koko Pimentel says that President Duterte's threat of war against Canada is just ‘exaggeration’

Otso Diretso candidates Florin Hilbay and Samira Gutoc campaign in several towns in Pangasinan on April 24, 2019. Photo by Rappler

Duterte flies to China amid West PH Sea controversies

Apr 24, 2019 - 4:02 PM

This is President Rodrigo Duterte's fourth visit to China since he assumed office in 2016

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte (R) raise a toast during a state banquet at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila on November 20, 2018. - Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit on November 20 to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects. Photo by Mark Cristino/PoolAFP

Canada vows to resolve garbage row after Duterte threat

Apr 24, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The Canadian embassy says their country 'is aware of the court decision ordering the importer to ship the material back to Canada'

DUMPED IN THE PHILIPPINES. Environment officials open one of almost 100 container vans of garbage shipped illegally from Canada. Photo courtesy of BAN Toxics

[ANALYSIS] ‘The Matrix’ and Duterte’s tomfoolery

Apr 24, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Just wait for the next security crisis to blindside this administration and our authorities. Then you’d wish the President paid more attention to his job and his men to theirs.

Duterte says he gets blood tests 'almost every other day'

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:38 PM

So often, supposedly, he gets blood tests that, President Rodrigo Duterte jokes to his doctor to leave him enough to survive a week

Robredo on Duterte 'ouster plot': Don’t release unverified matrices

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:40 PM

(UPDATED) 'Ang likelihood na hindi rin siya reliable, napakalaki,' says Vice President Leni Robredo of the matrix claiming journalists and human rights lawyers are planning to oust President Duterte

VERIFY FIRST. Vice President Leni Robredo said unvalidated information, like in the latest Duterte 'ouster plot', should not be released to the public. File photo by OVP

Duterte tells Canada he's sending back their garbage

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The Philippine President advises Canada to 'prepare a grand reception' for their tons of trash

DUMPED IN THE PHILIPPINES. Environment officials open one of almost 100 container vans of garbage shipped illegally from Canada. File photo courtesy of BAN Toxics

Sara Duterte says 'Oust Duterte matrix' source should come out

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:38 PM

The President's daughter is not completely sold on the claims of a matrix released by Malacañang, saying media entities named in it should be given 'the benefit of the doubt'

Davao City Mayor Sara Dutertre leads the Hugpong Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in Portrero Malabon. With her are the senatorial, partylist and local candidates supported by HNP. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Human rights law group calls Oust Duterte plot ‘rubbish'

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:49 PM

(UPDATED) In Malacañang, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the supposed intel info should be trusted because it came from Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at the Caraga State University in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte on April 21, 2019. ARMAN BAYLON/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte orders Board of Investments to streamline steel industry projects

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Board of Investments will have to ensure that permits for critical steel projects will be issued within 20 days of filing

Construction workers keep their balance while crossing on the steel beam at the 10th floor of the ongoing building construction in Barangay Pagasa Quezon City on Monday, November 5, 2018. The Department of Labor and Employment announce the approval of the P25 wage increase and it will be valid 15 days after the publication of the wage order on a newspaper. Minimum wage in Metro Manila now ranges to P537. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

On Easter 2019, Duterte hopes for integrity in May polls

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:44 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte, in his Easter message, says he hopes evil 'will be swept away by our strong faith in the Almighty'

EASTER SUNDAY. Catholics watch the traditional Salubong that reenacts the meeting of Mary and her resurrected son, Jesus, during the Easter Sunday celebration at EDSA Shrine, Quezon City on April 21, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte on Holy Week: Serve needy, 'uphold what is good and just'

Apr 19, 2019 - 11:32 AM

'Our strong faith in God has contributed to our resiliency as a nation, especially during trying times,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in his Holy Week message

HOLY WEEK MESSAGE. President Rodrigo Duterte calls on Filipinos to serve the needy and uphold the good in his message for Holy Week 2019. Photo from Malacañang

LOOK: Matteo Guidicelli holds 'interesting meeting' with President Duterte

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Matteo shares on Instagram photos of him with President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte tags Batangas, Lucena in illegal drug scene

Apr 18, 2019 - 9:33 AM

'Daig pa ang penitensiya,' says an old lady as she leaves the venue of a campaign rally that lasted 7 hours

Duterte tags Batangas, Lucena in illegal drug scene as he addressed supporters in the campaign rally of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan in Batangas City. Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

33 mayors in Duterte narco list to be stripped of police powers – DILG

Apr 17, 2019 - 1:38 PM

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, the ex-officio chairman of the Napolcom, will move for the removal of police powers of mayors named in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list

DUTERTE LIST. The DILG will move for the removal of police powers of politicians in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte, PDP-Laban campaign rallies: Showbiz, insults, late night rants

Apr 17, 2019 - 9:03 AM

People spend 8 to 10 hours in a single PDP-Laban campaign rally, led by President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets a round of applause from the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and other senatorial candidates during a campaign rally at the Puerto Princesa Coliseum in Palawan on April 4, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte leads PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cagayan

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:12 PM

Reelectionist Governor Manuel Mamba, a former Liberal Party stalwart who jumped ship to PDP-Laban, hosts the campaign rally in Tuguegarao City

CAGAYAN CAMPAIGN. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the PDP-Laban campaign rally at the Cagayan Sports Coliseum in Tuguegarao City on April 16, 2019. Presidential Photo

Duterte orders cash-based budgeting for 2019

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:08 PM

The President vetoes 12 line items in the 2019 national budget, as well as the P95.3 billion worth of infrastructure funds. He also places several items under conditional implementation.

VETO. President Rodrigo Duterte vetoes and places some line items in the budget under conditional implementation. Malacañang file photo

Senators hail Duterte veto of P95.3-B infra funds in 2019 budget

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Senators say President Rodrigo Duterte's veto of questionable allotments in the 2019 national budget serves as a 'victory' for taxpayers

2019 BUDGET. Senators welcome President Rodrigo Duterte's veto of P95.3 billion in infrastructure funds in the 2019 budget. File Photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

Finally, Duterte signs 2019 budget bill into law

Apr 15, 2019 - 7:54 PM

(UPDATED) After several stumbling blocks, the Philippine government has a new budget for the year 2019

PARTNERS FOR PROGRESS, BROTHERS FOR PEACE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and members of his cabinet hold an expanded bilateral meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the members his delegation at the Malacañan Palace during the Malaysian Prime Minister's two-day official visit to the Philippines on March 7, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Farmers pin hope on Duterte during Bukidnon visit

Apr 14, 2019 - 4:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, in his speech during the Kaamulan Festival in Malaybalay City, says he will distribute land to farmers

Photo shows the 4th attempt of the Fortich Farms Landless Beneficiaries Association (FFLBA) to enter their 55 hectares of land. Photo from Nelfa Gonzales/Task Force Mapalad.

FALSE: 'BRP Duterte aircraft carrier' drives Chinese out of West PH Sea islands

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:22 AM

The Philippines has no aircraft carrier. The supposed 'BRP Duterte' is actually the US Navy's $13-billion USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier.

Del Rosario to Duterte gov't: 'Unshelve' Hague ruling

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:03 AM

'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

EX-TOP DIPLOMAT. Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario urges the Duterte government to 'unshelve' the Hague ruling won by Manila against Beijing. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte signs law breaking up Palawan into 3 provinces

Apr 13, 2019 - 11:07 AM

(UPDATED) The provinces of Palawan del Norte, Palawan Oriental, and Palawan del Sur will be created upon approval of a majority of voters in a May 2020 plebiscite that excludes Puerto Princesa residents

Colmenares: Solve impunity by not electing another Duterte

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Saying that impunity reigns in the country, senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares says it’s because Duterte ‘makes sure that the judiciary is afraid of him’

Lawyer-Senatoriables Ernesto Arellano, Neri Colmenares, Chel Diokno, Sonny Matula, Erin Tanada and Joan Sheelah Nalliw during the Integrated Bar of the Philippines townhall meeting with Lawyera-Senatoriables in IBP office, Pasig City on April 12, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte says new drug lord in Western Visayas will also die

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:51 PM

'Patay rin yan. Yan ang sigurado,' says Duterte, speaking behind a bullet-proof glass during the PDP-Laban rally in Bacolod

PREDICTION. President Rodrigo Duterte leads the campaign rally of PDP-Laban in the Bacolod City Government Center football field in Bacolod City Thursday night, April 11. RTVM screenshot

PODCAST: Nganong kinahanglan nga di dapigan ang Duterte coverage ban sa Rappler?

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Unsa ang kadangtan sa coverage ban sa katibuk-ang sitwasyon sa gawasnong peryodismo sa Pilipinas?

Duterte skips PDP-Laban campaign rally in Marawi

Apr 12, 2019 - 6:55 PM

PDP-Laban senatorial candidate Francis Tolentino says the Chief Executive's absence from the rally is 'nothing to worry about'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte applauds while witnessing the program proper during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at One Pinagtipunan Circle in Malabon City on April 2, 2019. Joining the President on stage are former Bureau of Corrections Chief Ronald dela Rosa, former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go, and Kathryna Yu-Pimentel who represents her husband Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PODCAST: Apay nga kasapulan nga agpetisyon iti Rappler diyay Supreme Court?

Apr 12, 2019 - 3:27 PM

Iti daytoy a podcast, agtugaw diyay maysa nga petitioner, ni Raymon Dullana nga correspondent iti Cagayan, ken Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria tapno mapagtutungtungan dagiti banag a nangiduron kadakuwada nga agpetisyon, no kasano nga naapektaran iti coverage da, ken no anya iti sitwasyon iti press freedom ditoy Pilipinas

PODCAST: Bakit kailangang labanan ang Duterte coverage ban sa Rappler?

Apr 12, 2019 - 8:18 AM

Ano ang implikasyon ng coverage ban sa pangkalahatang sitwasyon ng malayang pamamamahayag sa Pilipinas?

Duterte threatens to veto 'entire budget'

Apr 12, 2019 - 6:00 AM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the scheduled ceremonial signing of the 2019 budget on April 15 has been removed from the President's calendar of activities

BACOLOD CAMPAIGN. President Rodrigo Duterte urges voters to choose his senatorial bets so he can pursue his programs., during a PDP-Laban sorite inBacolod City on April 11, 2019. Photo from Presidential Photo

STATEMENT: With Rappler ban, Duterte also violates public right to know

Apr 11, 2019 - 4:28 PM

This case is not just about Rappler. It is about every journalist’s mandate to cover the Office of the President and scrutinize the tremendous power it holds without prior restraint or threat of punishment.

Rappler asks Supreme Court to end Duterte coverage ban

Apr 11, 2019 - 4:26 PM

(UPDATED) A significant press freedom test case under the Duterte administration, the Rappler petition argues that the coverage ban violates constitutional guarantees of a free press, free speech, equal protection and due process

COURT OF LAST RESORT. The Supreme Court in Padre Faure, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte's satisfaction rating bounces back to personal high – SWS

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:11 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's satisfaction rating returns to its high level recorded in June 2017, buoyed by the approval of Mindanaoans

SATISFACTION RATING. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the 31st Annual Convention of the Prosecutor's League of the Philippines at the Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on April 4, 2019. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Duterte to sign 2019 budget on April 15

Apr 10, 2019 - 8:29 PM

The enrolled bill provides P3.757 trillion for the national government to spend in 2019

Robredo on Duterte family wealth: All gov't officials must disclose assets

Apr 10, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says all government employees, regardless of position, are expected to be honest in declaring their wealth

HONESTY. Vice President Leni Robredo says government employees and officials must be truthful when they submit their SALNs. Photo by OVP

Duterte on Day of Valor: Let's uphold sovereignty, protect rights, freedoms

Apr 09, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Yet the President himself has been accused of being soft on China's encroachment in the West Philippine Sea and of cracking down on dissent

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the Marawi Heroes Memorial after leading its unveiling at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on March 21, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Roxas: Duterte should address wealth questions, so gov't can tackle important issues

Apr 09, 2019 - 7:26 AM

Given the effects of El Niño, the government should prioritize giving farmers automatic membership in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, says the opposition senatorial candidate

MARKET STOPS. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas takes his 'Mr Palengke' campaign to Cebu City on April 8, 2019. He visited the Carbon Public Market. Photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Changes in 'doble plaka' law may be done through IRR, amendment – Panelo

Apr 08, 2019 - 2:16 PM

Why did the President sign the controversial law only to ask for its suspension? Malacañang says he may not have known about concerns of motorcycle riders' at the time.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes a bow before the attendees at the 25th National Federation of the Motorcycle Clubs of the Philippines Annual National Convention at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City on April 6, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte: Suspend 18 immigration personnel for 'extorting' from Koreans

Apr 08, 2019 - 12:33 PM

Immigration bureau personnel allegedly tell Korean nationals they are 'fundraising' for the senatorial campaign of former Duterte aide Bong Go

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 31st Annual Convention of the Prosecutors' League of the Philippines at the Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on April 4, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PCIJ to Duterte: Explain wealth instead of losing your cool

Apr 07, 2019 - 10:40 PM

'The PCIJ report was built on the Dutertes' own declarations in their SALNs and data from official government records,' says PCIJ executive director Malou Mangahas

Gordon to explain 'doble plaka' law to Duterte

Apr 07, 2019 - 7:55 PM

'Ipinagtatanggol ko lang ang mga taong pinapatay ng mga riding-in-tandem assassins,' says Senator Richard Gordon, author of the 'doble plaka' law

Thousands of riders from various motorcycle group join the Unity Ride as they call against the use of double plate. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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)

Duterte slams PCIJ for investigating family's wealth

Apr 07, 2019 - 10:57 AM

It's none of your business, President Rodrigo Duterte tells the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

'NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.' President Rodrigo Duterte slams the PCIJ for investigating his family's wealth. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

Duterte wants suspension of law ordering two license plates on motorcycles

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:35 PM

(UPDATED) The President also says he will negotiate for a lower fine for violations of the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Law

PROTEST VS DOBLE PLAKA. Thousands of riders from various motorcycle group join the Unity Ride as they call against the use of double plate. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

U.S. senators urge Philippines to drop charges vs De Lima, Maria Ressa

Apr 06, 2019 - 6:13 PM

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'

UNDER SIEGE. Composite file photos of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa (left), and Senator Leila de Lima. Photo of Ressa by Leanne Jazul/Rappler; Photo of De Lima by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION] Last chance

Apr 06, 2019 - 5:00 PM

In order to protect our Constitution and sovereignty, we need to keep the strength and independence of our Senate; and the Senate is only as strong and independent as its opposition bloc. If the opposition falls, so does our democracy.

De Lima: PH now 'stripped naked of ICC protection' vs Duterte, China

Apr 06, 2019 - 4:28 PM

'As sure as anything, Duterte will continue to commit crimes against humanity on his countrymen, and China will continue to commit acts of aggression against Filipino fisherfolks,' says Senator Leila de Lima

China's President Xi Jinping (R) and Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte waves to members of the media after inspecting the honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Malacanang palace grounds in Manila on November 20, 2018. - Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit on November 20 to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)