Rappler's latest stories on Rodrigo Duterte
Duterte the patron knows what a patron expects – debt of gratitude, acquiescence despite being wronged, and the unconditional acceptance that the patron will make up for mistakes, one way or the other
'Nabangga nga talaga pero was it intentional or not, mayroon nang doubt ngayon eh kung intentional o hindi,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte spares China from criticism in his first statement on the sinking of a Filipino boat by a Chinese ship in the West Philippine Sea
Nganong anaon man intawon ninyo nang mga pobreng mananagat Mayor? Abi nako mulaban ka sa mga Pinoy? Imbis kana ang imong gibuhat, imo hinuong gipasakitan sila sa pinaagi sa mga insulto ni Locsin ug ni Panelo.
The meeting comes as the usually outspoken President Rodrigo Duterte draws flak for his silence on the Recto Bank incident
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo dispels criticism that the Duterte administration is a slave to China
'Kaming mga abogado, we wait for the facts to come in, all the facts,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
President Rodrigo Duterte cannot attend because of other appointments, says Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles
At the last minute, the captain of Fishing Boat Gem-Ver backs out of a scheduled meeting with President Duterte at Malacañang
'We condemn in the strongest possible terms the irresponsible actions of the Chinese crew involved in the incident,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
F/B Gem-Ver captain Junel Insigne will meet with President Rodrigo Duterte, along with the boat's cook Richard Blaza, who says he saw the Chinese vessel ramming them
President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't want to take steps based on the wrong information, says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet his Cabinet a week after a Chinese ship sank a Filipino boat in the West Philippine Sea
If the cumulative death count to date is 5,000, that means the killings have slowed to 1,000 in the past year and a half. But does that mean the government will now allow itself to be investigated?
'Take a calibrated response and be as civil as they have to be. I think that's the right approach,' former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says, referring to the administration's handling of the incident
'Para sa mga lider at miyembro ng Kapa, magfile ng kasong impeachment laban kay Duterte for culpable violation of the Constitution dahil sa pagbalewala nito sa kanilang religious freedom,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
At the Acharon Sports Complex, Joel Apolinario raises the hopes of thousands of members of Kapa-Community Ministry. Meanwhile, at the nearby Lagao Gymnasium, Duterte orders the arrest of Kapa officials.
‘Ipakita natin ‘yung ating muscle. Kung wala man tayong muscle sa giyera eh sa bunganga man lang,’ says the mayor of San Jose, the home port of the fishing boat sunk by a Chinese vessel
The President will choose from 3 names – Lord Allan Velasco, Dong Gonzales, and Pantaleon Alvarez
The Philippine president has yet to publicly remark on the incident in the West Philippine Sea
While the figures used are based on a published article, the infographic itself does not come from Rappler
'Today, let us pay tribute to our patriots – both from the past and the present – by safeguarding the democratic institutions that were built from the rubble of the wars that gave rise to our heroes,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte will commemorate Independence Day with soldiers in Malabang, Lanao del Sur
Cabinet clusters will hold pre-SONA fora in Manila, Cebu City, and Davao City in the days leading to President Duterte's State of the Nation Address on July 22
Dr Jaime T. Cruz, CEO of the JTC Group of Companies, is yet to accept the President's offer
During a Cabinet meeting, President Duterte also hints at a revamp at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, says Malacañang
(UPDATED) But President Rodrigo Duterte will still need to accept their resignation. Malacañang gives assurances PhilHealth services will not be hampered.
'No fanfare. Ako lang po at pamilya,' says presidential aide turned senator-elect Bong Go
The Philippine President makes a 'surprise inspection' of NAIA Terminal 2, apologizing to passengers for flight delays and cancellations
Presidential son Paolo Duterte says his grandson will be named after the President
'Kung totoo na walang human rights violations dito, bakit sasalungatin natin iyong imbestigasyon?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo
(UPDATED) The planned reshuffle stems from allegations that the government agency paid for the dialysis treatment of patients who were already dead or had completed their treatment
'When it is [too] good to be true, that is fraud,' President Rodrigo Duterte says of the get-rich-quick schemes offered by Kapa-Community Ministry International and others
PhilHealth management must pursue criminal complaints against officials and employees involved in the alleged scam, says President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte claims the P5 million used for Hajj was well-spent because Marawi City evacuees would prefer making the pilgrimage over receiving government housing
Bong Go will be the Senate's 'direct line' to President Rodrigo Duterte, says PDP-Laban president, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III
'I'd be happy to see more of the pastor in the coming days,' says President Rodrigo Duterte after his first meeting with Pastor Apollo Quiboloy in 3 years
COA only flags the administration for an undrawn 99.6% of foreign aid
In a message to mark the end of Ramadan, the Philippine leader also hopes Filipinos can help promote peace and understanding
If President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't endorse anybody in the speakership race, then the party-list lawmakers are consulting her daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for her choice
The retired general will be taking over the board seat of another ex-general, MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco, who is being booted out
President Rodrigo Duterte certifies Senate Bill No. 2232 as urgent, saying mandatory ROTC for Grade 11 and 12 students is needed to 'invigorate' the youth's 'sense of nationalism'
The Philippine President says it would be his country's great honor to receive Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako some time in the future
President Rodrigo Duterte wants close monitoring of water quality in Taal Lake and of fish prices and freshness in the market
President Rodrigo Duterte's niece is a full-on critic of the administration and is not afraid to take a stand, no matter what you think of her surname
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says the results of the 2019 party-list elections show that 'the party-list terrain has dramatically changed'
President Duterte cannot risk a successor who cannot guarantee him immunity from prosecution – plausibly for treason, in ceding to China control over the resource-rich West Philippine Sea; for extrajudicial killings in his war on drugs. Indeed, he can ill afford to be out of power.
From bleeding pens to defective vote-counting machines, the Commission on Elections needs to answer a host of problems while maintaining its independence
During their summit meeting in Tokyo, among the topics President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed was 'advancing the rule of law, including in the South China Sea,' a Palace statement says