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FALSE: Duterte 'signed' universal health care bill in October 2018

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:16 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to sign the bill into law because Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed the bicameral conference committee report only on January 21, 2019

Imee Marcos, Pia Cayetano, Villar, Angara in Duterte's Senate slate

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will likely have his own 2019 Senate slate, distinct from the slate of his own political party, PDP-Laban

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech after leading the ceremonial turnover of housing units to wounded police officers and soldiers at the Pleasant View Residences in the City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan on January 10, 2019. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Road Board abolition now up for Duterte’s signature

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri eyes the transmittal of the bill to President Rodrigo Duterte by early February

Duterte visits Henry Sy Sr's wake

Jan 21, 2019 - 12:15 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by the children of the late tycoon

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte pays his last respects to Henry Sy during his visit to the wake of the late Chinese-Filipino business magnate, investor, and philanthropist at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig City on January 20 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

After Bangsamoro plebiscite, Duterte wants new agreement with Misuari

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the new deal should 'promote the interest of the MNLF and the rest of the Moro of Mindanao'

Supporters of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) gather at the ORG Compound in Cotabato City to attend the Peace Assembly for the Ratification of the BOL. Photo by Red Santos/Office of Senator Miguel Zubiri

Duterte in Cotabato City: Vote 'yes' for Bangsamoro Organic Law

Jan 18, 2019 - 7:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte calls on the people of ARMM, Cotabato City, and Isabela City to cast their vote on January 21. 'Let us use the plebiscite as a peaceful means to finally correct the historical injustice committed against the Bangsamoro people.'

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Almost half of Filipinos think Duterte can fulfill promises – SWS

Jan 18, 2019 - 6:56 PM

But in President Rodrigo Duterte’s home region of Mindanao, the percentage of people optimistic about his promises fall by 10 points

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his message during the birthday celebration of former Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Atty. Francis Tolentino held at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City, Cavite on January 3, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte taps ex-Malabon vice mayor as DSWD undersecretary

Jan 18, 2019 - 12:28 PM

President Duterte also appoints new members of the Nayong Pilipino Foundation Board of Trustees – Michelle Aguilar-Ong and Lucille Malilong-Isberto

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 33rd Cabinet Meeting held at the Malacañan Palace on January 7, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sri Lanka President Sirisena praises Duterte drug war | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:22 PM

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Sri Lanka President Sirisena praises Duterte drug war as 'example to world'

Jan 17, 2019 - 2:28 PM

'I feel that we should follow your footsteps to control this hazard,' Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena tells President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena offer a toast to each other during the State Banquet at the Malacañan Palace on January 16, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

What made Duterte suspect Bacolod top cop Ebreo of drug links?

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:18 AM

President Duterte claims Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo demonstrated 'strange behavior' that indicated he was at the very least a 'protector cop'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interviews one of the witnesses of the Batocabe Murder Case along with Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde, at the sidelines of the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on January 15, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte appoints Ronald Moreno as Sandiganbayan justice

Jan 16, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Ronald Moreno's appointment as Sandiganbayan associate justice was signed 7 months ago, or in June 2018, and released only on Wednesday, January 16

ANTI-GRAFT COURT. The facade of the Sandiganbayan building. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte to lend 'powerful voice' to BOL 'yes' campaign

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte will make a pitch for the Bangsamoro Organic Law on January 18 in Cotabato City, a critical city for the upcoming plebiscite

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 25th Annual National Convention of the Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP) held at The Bellevue Hotel Resort in Panglao Island, Bohol on June 28, 2018, reiterated his stern warning to the Vice Mayors not to get involved in illegal activities. Malacañang Photo

‘Just pray’ for Duterte, Malacañang tells Bataan bishop

Jan 15, 2019 - 2:56 PM

Bishop Ruperto Santos has said President Duterte ‘is a disappointment and disgrace to our country,’ after the President urged bystanders to ‘rob and kill rich bishops’

'COLORFUL SPEECH'. Malacañang says President Duterte's continued high approval and trust ratings reflect how Filipinos feel about his off-color remarks in his speeches. In this speech in Kidapawan City in December 2018, he 'confessed' that he molested their family maid as a teen. Malacañang photo

FALSE: These photos do not show Duterte celebrating start of 2019 in 'simple style'

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:54 PM

No, these photos do not show Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte celebrating the start of 2019 in ‘simple’ style

Sotto seeks to mediate between Duterte, Catholic Church

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:40 PM

'Marami na kasi sa mga kababayan natin ang uncomfortable with the situation.... Subukan ko lang, wala namang mawawala,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

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[EDITORIAL]: #AnimatED: A dozen wishes for 2019

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:00 AM

We have our own wishes for the country, its leaders, and key institutions. What are yours?

Duterte fires Bacolod police chief over alleged drug links

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte dismisses 4 other policemen for their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay program held at the Patio Milagros Minitel and Resort in Dimasalang, Masbate on January 9, 2019. Malacañang photo

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Jan 11, 2019 - 9:03 PM

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FALSE: These are not pictures of the 'clean' hometown of President Duterte

Jan 11, 2019 - 8:52 PM

No, these pictures do not show the ‘clean’ hometown of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte orders tambays to 'kill rich bishops' | Midday wRap

Jan 11, 2019 - 12:20 PM

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Duterte remains most trusted government official – Pulse Asia

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:22 AM

The results of Pulse Asia's December survey show that 81% of Filipinos approve of President Duterte's performance, and 76% trust him

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay program held at the Patio Milagros Minitel and Resort in Dimasalang, Masbate on January 9, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte willing to be crucified if priests debunk corruption allegations

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:02 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte dares the Catholic Church to rebut the allegations against priests and bishops in 'Altar of Secrets,' a book by the late Rappler senior investigative reporter Aries Rufo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his message during the birthday celebration of Masbate Governor Antonio Kho at the Kalasangan Farm in Cataingan, Masbate on January 9, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to order ban on firecrackers

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Previously, President Rodrigo Duterte had issued an executive order limiting the use of fireworks to community displays

PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde inspects confiscated prohibited firecrackers after inspecting stalls in Bocaue, Bulacan on December 28, 2018.  Photo by Ben Nabong

Duterte signs law on work-from-home arrangements

Jan 10, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The Telecommuting Act orders employers to ensure employees working remotely are entitled to overtime pay, leaves, and other benefits, just like employees working from traditional workplaces

Duterte to tambays: Steal from, kill 'rich' bishops

Jan 10, 2019 - 6:11 PM

'Kayong mga tambay diyan, 'pag dumaan 'yang obispo ninyo, holdapan 'yan, maraming pera 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his message during the birthday celebration of Masbate Governor Antonio Kho at the Kalasangan Farm in Cataingan, Masbate on January 9, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH Sports Commission Chief: Dino landed chopper without permission | Midday wRap

Jan 10, 2019 - 2:15 PM

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Duterte orders DAR to fast-track land reform in Masbate

Jan 10, 2019 - 1:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones: 'Tingnan niya ang Masbate, i-land reform niya lahat'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the Palace Guard upon his arrival at the Malacañan Palace for the courtesy call of Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date on January 8, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

66% of Filipinos worried about Duterte's health – survey

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Almost half of Filipinos also believe President Rodrigo Duterte has health problems, according to a Social Weather Stations survey

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets members of Japan's House of Councillors during their courtesy call together with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date, at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte signs law strengthening HIV, AIDS health services

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:35 PM

(UPDATED) The new law allows persons aged 15 to 17 years old to undergo HIV testing even without the consent of a parent or guardian

Health advocates light candles during commemoration of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial at the Quezon City Hall on Monday, May 21, 2018, to honor HIV/AIDS victim. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Heidi Mendoza on Duterte's latest rant vs COA: Auditors doing jobs well

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:25 PM

'Kung maraming nagagalit sa iyo, ibig sabihin ay epektibo at makatotohanan ang iyong pagganap,' says former COA commissioner Heidi Mendoza

AUDITORS. Former Commission on Audit (COA) commissioner Heidi Mendoza comes to the defense of auditors in light of fresh threats from President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacanang Photo Bureau

WATCH: Why Duterte assistant Michael Dino's chopper landed at Ultra

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:04 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler has gathered that the chopper didn't have the permission to land on the track of the Philsports Arena

Nazareno 2019 begins | Midday wRap

Jan 09, 2019 - 1:26 PM

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[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Game changers

Jan 09, 2019 - 9:00 AM

No one laughs at the President's jokes, and the Supreme Court becomes supreme again. Why not?

Suspect in Cotabato City bombing surrenders | Evening wRap

Jan 08, 2019 - 10:43 PM

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Duterte prohibits police from drinking in public

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:05 PM

After barring police from stepping into casinos, President Rodrigo Duterte now says cops can no longer enter drinking establishments

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 102nd Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Mason in the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on April 26, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Duterte jokes: Let's kidnap, torture COA personnel

Jan 08, 2019 - 8:16 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte rails against the Commission on Audit anew, claiming the agency makes life hard for local officials

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his message during the birthday celebration of former Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Atty. Francis Tolentino held at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City, Cavite on January 3, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte threatens closure of establishments polluting Manila Bay

Jan 08, 2019 - 7:38 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders the DILG and DENR to proceed with plans to clean up Manila Bay, as they did with Boracay

POLLUTED BEACH. Residents swim in the garbage-infested shores of Manila Bay. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte wants road user's tax revenues for Manila Bay cleanup, hospitals

Jan 08, 2019 - 5:03 PM

But since the law states that road user's tax proceeds can only be used for road maintenance projects, President Duterte will wait for the Road Board's abolition before asking Congress to allow such use of the funds

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 33rd Cabinet Meeting held at the Malacañan Palace on January 7, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte agrees to certify bill on higher cigarette, alcohol tax as urgent

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:21 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte backs a proposal to jack up tobacco tax to P60 per pack from P30 per pack, embodied in the bill filed by Senator Manny Pacquiao

SIN TAX. Lawmakers wants to increase the taxes imposed on tobacco and alcoholic drinks.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: The 'kadiri' President

Jan 07, 2019 - 9:00 AM

We empower him when we laugh at his sick jokes, we empower him through our silence

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Who to blame: the pollsters or us?

Jan 05, 2019 - 1:31 PM

Let’s retest ourselves; let’s set aside the quirks for the moment and review how President Duterte has dealt with the larger matters of public interest

Duterte urged to do more to win Bangsamoro vote

Jan 05, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Local officials say a stronger presidential endorsement of the 'yes' vote will be needed in two key battle areas in the region

Members of the Muslim community rally outside the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila as they join in the start of the plebiscite and campaign period for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law on December 7, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FALSE: The Philippines did not win Miss Universe twice during Duterte's term

Jan 04, 2019 - 3:59 PM

No, the Philippines has not won the Miss Universe pageant twice during President Rodrigo Duterte's term

Duterte vows 'big fish' will die in last half of his term

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:45 AM

In his first speech of 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte warns that big-time drug bosses will be killed in the remaining years of his presidency

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his message during the birthday celebration of former Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Atty. Francis Tolentino held at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City, Cavite on January 3, 2019. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte signs resolution extending life of 2018 budget for another year

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:02 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte cites the need to continue funding rehabilitation efforts for several regions affected by calamities last year

2018 BUDGET EXTENSION. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the Marco Polo Davao Journey @ 20 at the Marco Polo Davao on December 7, 2018. Photo by Robinson Niāal Jr/Presidential Photo

Pray for Duterte, says Quiapo priest ahead of Nazareno 2019

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Quiapo Church rector Monsignor Hernando Coronel stresses that the Black Nazarene 'is for real,' as President Rodrigo Duterte questions the suffering Christ

BLACK NAZAREN. Quiapo Church rector Monsignor Hernando Coronel (2nd from left) addresses journalists in a media briefing on January 3, 2019, ahead of the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte's maid-molesting story 'concocted' – Panelo

Jan 03, 2019 - 1:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte claims he made up his story about touching a maid in order to 'dramatize' the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech after leading the ceremonial distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (CLOA) to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of Cotabato Province at the Provincial Gymnasium Capitol Compound in Kidapawan City, Cotabato on December 29, 2018. Also in the picture is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones, and North Cotabato First District Representative Emmylou Mendoza. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Panelo: Duterte only 'puts religion to test' when saying Trinity is 'silly'

Jan 02, 2019 - 3:05 PM

(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'

ATTACK. In a December 29 speech, President Rodrigo Duterte mocked the Christian doctrine of Holy Trinity. Rappler photo

Duterte’s New Year message: Reflect, learn from past lessons | Evening wRap

Jan 01, 2019 - 7:49 PM

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