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Teacher-lawmaker seeks 'substantial' salary hike for public school educators

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:51 PM

'Hindi mumo, hindi barya, kundi substantial, makatuwiran, at nakabubuhay na suweldo,' says ACT Teachers Representative France Castro

SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE. ACT Teachers Representative France Castro wants the entry-level salary for public school teachers be increased to P30,000. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘No rectification of error’ if death penalty returns – Aquino

Jul 24, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Ex-president Noynoy Aquino says the country's 'imperfect' justice system should be fixed first before Congress starts the process of reviving the death penalty

NO TO DEATH PENALTY. Former president Benigno Aquino III is against the revival of the death penalty in the Philippines. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Unlike Duterte, Aquino doubts China will wage war over West PH Sea

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:15 PM

'Sila rin naman eh namomroblema paano ba nila tayo papatulan na hindi lumabas na bully,' says former president Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines and China's maritime dispute

NO WAR? Former president Benigno Aquino says China would not want to appear like a bully to its trading partners. File photo by Rappler

Who did Duterte quote in his SONA 2019?

Jul 24, 2019 - 12:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte borrowed words from F. Sionil Jose, Pedro Guerrero, and Winston Churchill. Here's where they were originally said.

Makabayan lawmakers' protest materials confiscated before SONA

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Progressive lawmakers Sarah Elago, Arlene Brosas, and Ferdinand Gaite get in trouble for using their Filipiniana attire as protest materials for the SONA

CONFISCATED. Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago and other youth leaders wear sashes calling for the protection of national sovereignty and the end to the drug war killings. Photo from Kabataan

Quick point-by-point summary of Duterte's SONA 2019

Jul 23, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Don't have time to watch or read the entire State of the Nation Address? We've got you covered.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his 4th State of the Nation Address at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on July 22, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ramirez grateful for Duterte's national sports academy backing

Jul 23, 2019 - 5:14 PM

The national sports academy for high school students is set to boost talent identification in Philippine sports

NEW FRONTIER. PSC Chairman William Ramirez thanks President Rodrigo Duterte for his support for Philippine sports. Photo from the Philippine Sports Commission

Duterte again pushes for disaster resilience dep't, 'warns' of Batasan quake

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte jokes about a psychic's prediction that a big earthquake will devastate Batasang Pambansa and wipe out all the country's top officials

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he deliver his speech during the State of the Nation Address at House of Representatives in Quezon City on July 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

LIST: Duterte's priority bills in SONA 2019

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:38 PM

These are a mix of new proposals and laws he had sought for a long time

SONA 2019. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers the State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2019, during the opening of the 18 Congress. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte seeks passage of coco levy bill after vetoing it

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:20 PM

'I also have not forgotten my commitment,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the coco levy funds

To Go With Philippines-weather-storm-poverty,FEATURE by Cecil Morella This photo taken on December 10, 2014, a coconut farmer preparing coconuts to be made of copra, at a coconut farm just next to the seashore in Hernani town, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines. Life is a constant throw of the dice for farmer Nilo Dilao and other residents of the Philippine island of Samar, the gateway for many of East Asia's deadliest storms. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP)

‘Boracay girls wait for you’: Duterte’s sexist remarks in SONA 2019

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:13 PM

After signing the Bawal Bastos law, President Rodrigo Duterte talks about his ‘smelly’ girlfriend and sunbathing girls waiting for foreigners in Boracay

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he deliver his speech during the State of the Nation Adress at House of Representatives in Quezon City on July 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras Rappler

No charter change, federalism push in Duterte’s SONA 2019

Jul 22, 2019 - 7:46 PM

(UPDATED) The President instead focuses on other priority bills, which are less controversial than charter change

Duterte threatens to abolish Landbank

Jul 22, 2019 - 7:45 PM

'What the heck is wrong with you? You are supposed to finance agricultural enterprises and endeavors,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells the Land Bank of the Philippines

Duterte orders mayors: Process business permits in 3 days

Jul 22, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Under the Ease of Doing Business Act signed by Duterte, simple transactions of businesses with government should be processed within 3 days, 7 days for more substantial transactions, 20 days for highly technical transactions

FOR GROWTH. President Rodrigo Duterte wants mayors to work harder to release more business permits. Photo from Shutterstock

Duterte tells Congress to prioritize Trabaho bill

Jul 22, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The Trabaho bill, which aims to reduce corporate tax and rationalize tax incentives, is mentioned in President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address

Duterte to Pagcor chief Domingo: 'Magpasugal ka pa'

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte tells Pagcor chief Andrea Domingo to encourage gambling, as the agency's revenues soar due to online gambling

Duterte: Teachers to get salary increase in new Salary Standardization Law

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Senators of the 18th Congress have also filed bills seeking to raise public school teachers’ salaries

SALARY INCREASE. President Rodrigo Duterte wants salary increase for public school teachers. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

‘All of them will go out’: Duterte renews vow to rid Customs of corruption

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:22 PM

'I do not want them back,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in his 4th State of the Nation Address

TO THE DOOR. President Rodrigo Duterte airs his frustration about cleaning the Bureau of Customs. Malacañang file photo

LIVE: President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2019 State of the Nation Address

Jul 22, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Follow Rappler’s real-time coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address happening on July 22, 2019

Youth, advocates share ideal Philippines ahead of SONA 2019

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Young Filipinos wish to see a united and progressive country by the time President Rodrigo Duterte's term ends in 2022

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[OPINION] Duterte's best and worst

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Duterte administration has achieved some successes that many Filipino appreciate, but it has also done very badly in some other areas as well

[OPINION] The ‘cinemafication’ of Duterte’s State of the Nation Address

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:00 AM

These attempts at ‘picture perfection’ replaces the President’s address. Our country’s woes cannot be cured by a manicured picture, image, and video with fancy camera works.

President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2019 State of the Nation Address

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:36 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Groups hit Duterte admin’s performance ahead of SONA 2019

Jul 20, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Groups and advocates urge people to join the United People's SONA to demand justice, truth, and accountability for the rights and welfare of Filipinos

AGAINST. Youth leaders from various organization assemble for an alternative SONA called SOPAS: State of the Province of China Address at Nepa Q MArt in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

What will future Philippines look like? Wait for Duterte's 4th SONA, says Andanar

Jul 20, 2019 - 6:42 PM

'This Monday will be the day that you will know the future and how the future will look like in the Philippines,' says Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech at the mass oath taking of newly appointed government officials in Malacanang on July 8, 2019. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

LIST: SONA 2019 activities, protests

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Several protests and activities are lined up in various parts of the Philippines on Monday, July 22, to mark President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address

MARCH. Protesters march towards Batasan along Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City for the United People's SONA during President Duterte's 3rd State Of The Nation Address. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: President Rodrigo Duterte's 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA)

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:50 AM

News, analyses, fact-checks, and videos on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2019, at Batasang Pambansa

Expect little talk on security issues in Duterte’s SONA – analysts

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Security threats like terrorism and Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea won't figure much in Duterte's yearly address but most Filipinos won't mind it, analysts say

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes an officer as he prepares to board a plane bound for the People's Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019. Malacañang photo

12 things to expect at Duterte’s SONA 2019

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:37 PM

From the President's possible lecture on the West Philippine Sea to director Joyce Bernal's surprises, here's what we know about Rodrigo Duterte's 4th SONA

DUTERTE'S SPEECH. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address on July 23, 2018. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Sara Duterte to skip her father's 4th SONA

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Sara Duterte tells Rappler she will not be attending the SONA as she is on 'special medical leave for 60 days'

SARA DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the Serbisyo ng Bayan and Hugpong ng Pagbabago Pledge of Allegiance in Quezon City on November 9, 2018. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

[OPINION] LEAKED: Director's notes for Duterte's 4th SONA

Jul 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM

If Duterte's SONA could be directed like a mainstream blockbuster, what would it look like? This satire piece goes full-budget – with a lot of twists and turns.

Noynoy Aquino to skip Duterte’s SONA for the 4th time

Jul 13, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III also skipped the first 3 SONAs of his successor Rodrigo Duterte

STILL A NO-SHOW. Former president Noynoy Aquino III once again has no plans of attending President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA this year. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Carpio warns Duterte vs defending China in SONA 2019

Jul 12, 2019 - 1:48 PM

Insisting on allowing China to fish in Philippine waters will leave Manila 'finally bound' to a lopsided deal, warns Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

WARNING. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio (right) at the Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute forum on the 3rd anniversary of the Hague ruling on the South China Sea at the UP Bonifacio Global City Auditorium, Taguig City on July 12, 2019, Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

After Sulu bombings, House working with intel units for SONA 2019 security

Jul 11, 2019 - 6:05 PM

House Sergeant at Arms Romeo Prestoza says they have yet to detect any 'substantial' security threats for SONA 2019

SONA PREPS. House acting secretary-general Roberto Maling and sergeant-at-arms Romeo Prestoza hold a press conference on July 11, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

On Duterte's 4th SONA, Hontiveros wishes end to EJK, Cha-Cha

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:36 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros also wishes that the President would release detained Senator Leila de Lima and stop the harassment cases against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

18TH CONGRESS. Opposition senator Risa Hontiveros faces the senate media at the weekly forum Kapihan sa Senado on July 10, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Joyce Bernal is directing Duterte's 4th SONA

Jun 26, 2019 - 3:55 PM

It's the second year in a row for the director to be at the helm of the State of the Nation Address

AGAIN. Joyce Bernal will be directing President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA for the second year in a row. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

What President Rodrigo Duterte's birth chart says about him

Jul 30, 2018 - 6:30 AM

What do the stars say about the President?

Image of Duterte from Malacañang

#BabaeAko movement: Arroyo as Speaker won't champion women's status

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:48 PM

At the forefront of #BabaeAko movement's SONA 2018 protest is its call to abolish the 'regressive' TRAIN Act

#BabaeAko SONA protest. Photo by Sheila May Advincula/Rappler

SONA 2018: Duterte cleans up but House spoils it

Jul 24, 2018 - 2:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address without going off-script, without cuss words, but definitely with drama, courtesy of his allies in the House of Representatives

Duterte urges 'speedy passage' of universal health care bill

Jul 24, 2018 - 12:30 PM

While the House has passed its version of the bill, the counterpart measure in the Senate is still pending in the committee level

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

People's SONA unites opposition in 'true' state of the nation

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The protest action, which had about 15,000 at its height according to police, is the historic union of nearly 330 opposition groups tackling different, problematic issues facing the Duterte administration

MARCH. Protesters march towards Batasan along Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City during President Duterte's 3rd State Of The Nation Address. Photos by  Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

A 'pleasant surprise' or 'boring' Duterte SONA 2018?

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Analysts give President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA plus points for clarity on his marching orders and mention of gut issues but say it lacked his usual charisma and humor

Interconnection rates will be lowered to welcome third telco – Duterte

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:48 PM

President Duterte says that by lowering interconnection rates, incoming players can have access to existing networks at a much lower cost

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More Duterte insults at SONA 2018? 'I’m ready,' says Robredo

Jul 20, 2018 - 2:08 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she had been discouraged from attending the State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa as President Rodrigo Duterte may use the occasion to again 'insult and humiliate' her

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Jul 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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The Philippine economy's health under Duterte

Jul 20, 2018 - 10:21 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte spits curses and blasphemes, yet the economy remains rosy. The question is, how much noise can businesses take?

#StoryOfTheNation: What do you want to hear in SONA 2018?

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:46 AM

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Jul 17, 2018 - 12:05 PM

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Students wade the gutter-deep flood water in Brgy. Holy Spirit in Quezon City on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, after the local government of QC cancelled elementary classes after night of almost non-stop rain due to southwest monsoon enhance by typhoon Henry. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

SONA 2018 security head advises Duterte not to face protesters again

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:40 PM

House of Representatives sergeant-at-arms Roland Detabali says the security personnel are prepared for any scenario for the 2018 State of the Nation Address

SONA SECURITY. House sergeant-at-arms Roland Detabali (1st from left) assures the public they have prepared for all scenarios to keep President Rodrigo Duterte and his guests safe during his 3rd SONA.