Sara Duterte - updates

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Sara Duterte calls Robredo ‘fake VP’ | Midday wRap

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:17 PM

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Robredo shrugs off 'insults': Focus on candidates

Mar 10, 2019 - 10:05 PM

'Kahit insultuhin ako, hindi naman nagbabago iyong paniniwala ko.... Napakahalaga ng honesty,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, when asked about Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's remarks

VP Leni endorsing Otso Direstso slate in Naga City on February 13, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabomg/Rappler

MISLEADING: Sara Duterte claims law doesn't require that senators be honest

Mar 10, 2019 - 12:04 AM

But the 1987 Constitution, which lists down requirements for senators, also explicitly demands that public officials, including senators, to be honest

Sara Duterte alleges 'massive fraud' in 2016 elections, calls Robredo ‘fake VP’

Mar 09, 2019 - 2:44 PM

(UPDATED) The Robredo camp strikes back and accuses the presidential daughter of falling for fake news

CAMPAIGN HEAT. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo trade barbs on the issue of honesty as campaign season heats up.

NYC chief defends Sara Duterte: Honesty remark 'taken out of context'

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:24 PM

National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte was angered by the attacks against her father's administration

When Sara’s politics departs from her father’s: Boon or bane?

Mar 08, 2019 - 10:00 AM

In 5 cities in Metro Manila, Sara Duterte endorses local candidates different from those endorsed by her father's political party. She's flexing political muscle but how will two competing Duterte endorsements affect local polls?

Hugpong ng Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Chel Diokno fires back at Sara Duterte: 'Do not insult voters'

Mar 06, 2019 - 11:05 PM

'Ganyan na ba kaliit ang pagtingin natin sa mga Pilipino para sabihing ayos lang ang magsinungaling?' opposition senatorial bet Chel Diokno asks President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter

Sara Duterte: Otso Diretso bets are 'liars' too | Evening wRap

Mar 06, 2019 - 8:30 PM

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Sara Duterte: All candidates lie, honesty not an issue

Mar 06, 2019 - 2:50 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Walang isang kandidato diyan na hindi nagsisinungaling,' says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, shrugging off the criticism against senatorial bet Imee Marcos

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte leads the oath taking of new members as her regional political party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) tie up with former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada's Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) during a signing of an oath of alliance between the two parties for the coming 2019 polls at the San Andres Gym in Manila on December 3, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sara Duterte: Bong Go should show paper trail of t-shirt funding

Mar 05, 2019 - 4:49 PM

The President's daughter says it's possible Go was 'allowed' to insert his T-shirts in the gathering of barangay officials supported by the Department of the Interior and Local Government

Hugpong ng Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Tale of 2 mayors: Sara Duterte, HNP get warm welcome in Erap bailiwicks

Feb 28, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Sara, the influential daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte and Erap, the still popular mayor-president share a stage to endorse 13 senatorial candidates allied with the administration

The Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign caravan at the San Andres Sports Gymnasium in Manila on February 27, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte endorses Zamora, Sara backs Estrada in San Juan mayoral race

Feb 28, 2019 - 7:30 AM

So who really is the Duterte administration’s bet?

FATHER’S CHOICE. President Rodrigo Duterte raises the hand of San Juan mayoral candidate Francis Zamora, the rival of his daughter Sara’s bet, Janella Ejercito. Photo from Zamora’s Twitter

Erap nudges presidential run for Sara Duterte

Feb 27, 2019 - 8:05 PM

'Naging presidente ako. Si Inday Sara kaya? Ano ang guhit ng kanyang palad?' says Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada as he hosts a campaign rally for Hugpong ng Pagbabago

VOLTING IN. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte poses for a photo with Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada during the HnP campaign caravan in Manila on February 27, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

In front of Erap, Sara Duterte tries to ease JV-Jinggoy tension

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'Blood is thicker than water,' says presidential daughter Sara Duterte as she lightheartedly refers to the rift between the sons of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada who are both part of her senatorial slate

FAMILY ISSUES. Hugpong ng Pagbabago chairperson Sara Duterte speaks as Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and his son, senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada, converse during a campaign rally in Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sara Duterte endorses San Juan mayoral bid of Janella Ejercito

Feb 27, 2019 - 3:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, meanwhile, endorsed the mayoral candidacy of his party mate Francis Zamora. Between father and daughter, whose blessing will sway San Juan voters?

Hugpong ng Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte: End of PH drug menace in 3 years | Evening wRap

Feb 26, 2019 - 8:08 PM

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Sara Duterte on Otso Diretso debate: No to 'palengke style' challenge

Feb 26, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Hugpong ng Pagbabago head Sara Duterte says her candidates will only show up for a debate with Otso Diretso bets if they reach an 'agreement' on rules and format

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

Big-time oil price hike on February 26 | Evening wRap

Feb 25, 2019 - 9:12 PM

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Duterte: Inday Sara is the one who calls the shots

Feb 25, 2019 - 11:54 AM

‘She really will make you pay the consequences’ says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes one of the wounded soldiers during his visit to Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo, Sulu on January 28, 2019. The President personally checked the condition of the soldiers who were wounded during the twin bombings at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu last January 27. Accompanying the President are Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Hugpong Senate bets 'willing' to debate issues – Sara Duterte

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:51 PM

Around 20,000 people attend the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign caravan in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, organized by the Umali political clan

Sara Duterte, HNP bets appear at opposing parties' rallies in Isabela

Feb 19, 2019 - 8:59 PM

The President's daughter says she attended the activities of two political rivals to 'make friends with a lot of people' for her party's senatorial bets

CARAVAN. Hugpong ng Pagbabago Senate slate holds a rally at the ITC Grounds in Santiago City, Isabela on February 19, 2019. Photo by Raymon Dullana

Oil prices to rise on February 19 | Evening wRap

Feb 18, 2019 - 8:14 PM

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Face-off with Sara Duterte in 2022? Robredo 'still busy' being VP

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Asked about a possible showdown with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte in the 2022 presidential election, Vice President Leni Robredo says she is focused on her current duties

Vice President Leni Robredo spoke with representatives of various sectoral groups in a multisectoral dialogue organized by the Kaya Natin Movement in San Fernando City, Pampanga, on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Photo by OVP)

Sara Duterte to decide on presidential bid by 2021

Feb 18, 2019 - 3:21 PM

For now, the presidential daughter urges her supporters to stop calling her the 'next president' as this can make her the target of those eyeing the presidency

UNDECIDED. Hugpong ng Pagbabago chairperson Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says there are factors to consider before deciding on a presidential bid, like funds and machinery. Here, she kicks off her party’s senatorial campaign in San Fernado, Pampanga, on February 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Why endorse 13 candidates for 12 slots? Sara Duterte explains

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:43 PM

Asked why Hugpong ng Pagbabago's senatorial slate is dominated by old names in politics, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says 'there are no other senators running'

SARA DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte addresses the crowd at an HNP campaign cortie in Mariveles, Bataan, on February 13, 2019. Screenshots by Rappler

Pork barrel scam behind them? Jinggoy, Bong Revilla kick off Senate bids

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The two pork-tainted ex-senators woo voters in Pampanga on the first day of the 2019 campaign period, alongside presidential daughter Sara Duterte

COMEBACK BID. Former senators Jinggoy Ejercito and Bong Revilla join the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign launch events in Pampanga on February 12, 2019. Rappler screenshot

Arroyo asks Pampanga to give Duterte bets 'landslide' win

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:50 PM

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appears beside presidential daughter Sara Duterte to personally endorse Hugpong ng Pagbabago's Senate slate

APPEAL TO PAMPANGA. House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo speaks at the campaign launch of Hugpong ng Pagbabago on February 12, 2019, urging Pampangueños to vote for its senatorial bets. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pinedas of Pampanga pull out all stops for Hugpong ng Pagbabago Senate slate

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:33 PM

Governor Lilia Pineda and her vice governor son host the campaign launch of Sara Duterte's regional party

PAMPANGA SORTIE. Pampanga Gov Lilia Pineda (front row, 2nd left) attends the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign launch in San Fernando, Pampanga, on February 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sri Lanka President Sirisena praises Duterte drug war | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:22 PM

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In new ad, Imee Marcos 'dabs' and rides it out with Sara Duterte

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos goes on a motorcycle ride with presidential daughter Sara Duterte and, in Bisaya, calls for governance that 'puts people first'

LOOK: Duterte spends Christmas Eve with family

Dec 25, 2018 - 1:01 PM

A photo posted by his son Paolo shows President Rodrigo Duterte surrounded by his children and grandchildren while enjoying a Christmas feast

Duterte to Malacañang staff: P50,000 bonus | Evening wRap

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:29 PM

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Not to be outdone by Sara, Duterte raises Malacañang Christmas bonus

Dec 04, 2018 - 3:57 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte raises the Office of the President's Christmas bonus to P50,000 after being told by his daughter Sara that she gave her Davao City staff the same amount

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings a song after leading the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony of the Office of the President (OP) at the Kalayaan Grounds in Malacañang on December 3, 2018. Also in the photo is Presidential Daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Miriam Santiago's People's Reform Party teams up with Sara Duterte's party

Dec 03, 2018 - 5:17 PM

PRP agrees with President Duterte's unilateral ICC withdrawal. Miriam Defensor Santiago was the first Filipino ICC judge.

People's Reform Party and HNP alliance signing. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Palace: Gov't to release 'all pertinent information' on Xi state visit | Evening wRap

Nov 21, 2018 - 8:57 PM

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Sara Duterte on welcoming Xi: Painful heels worth the honor

Nov 21, 2018 - 4:36 PM

Wardrobe pains aside, President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest daughter says she was happy to have a chance to personally thank Chinese leader Xi Jinping for visiting the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte accompanies President Xi Jinping of People's Republic of China as the latter is accorded foyer honors upon his arrival at the Malacañan Palace for his state visit to the Philippines on November 20, 2018. Malacanang Photo

Sara Duterte's Hugpong joins forces with Abra's Asenso party

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:12 PM

The presidential daughter strikes an alliance with the party of reelectionist Governor Joyce Bernos, whose challenger was earlier endorsed by the Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte-National Executive Coordinating Committee

 JOINING FORCES. Abra Governor Jocelyn Valera Bernos exchange symbolic keys on November 20, 2018, to formalize their parties' alliance for the 2019 elections. Photo from the Asenso Abreno FB page

Sara Duterte's group disowns Tapang at Malasakit DDS Europe

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:24 PM

An advisory from the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance also says that organizations misrepresenting their group will face legal action

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. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

The week in photos: November 3-9, 2018

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:27 PM

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

VICTORY PARADE. Russian cadets march during a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on November 7, 2018, to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the 1941 historical parade when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls towards the front line to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War II. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

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Nov 09, 2018 - 10:05 PM

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Velasco as 'next Speaker'? Sara Duterte says she'll back dad's choice

Nov 09, 2018 - 2:41 PM

(UPDATED) (UPDATED) Asked if she supports the speakership bid of Alan Peter Cayetano, the Davao City Mayor says, 'Whoever President Duterte wants, we will support them'

Political parties Serbisyo ng Bayan and Hugpong ng Pagbabago headed by Sarah Duterte and Joy Belmonte held a Pledge of Allegiance and vowed to to support each other candidates in the coming elections. The gathering which was held at the Trinity gym in Quezon City was attended by Imee Marcos, Pia Cayetano, Harry Roque, Cynthia Villar, Sonny Angara, Jiggy Manicad and other candidates vying for elected positions in the coming elections. November 9, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Dutertes call Lord Allan Velasco as next House Speaker | Midday wRap

Nov 05, 2018 - 2:01 PM

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Duterte’s message, arrested OFWs, LeBron James | Evening wRap

Nov 01, 2018 - 9:23 PM

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HOAX: Trump ‘supports’ Sara Duterte for ‘2022 presidential run’

Nov 01, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The picture of US President Donald Trump ‘supporting’ Sara Duterte is a manipulated 2015 photo taken in New York City

Sara Duterte steps up drive vs leftist party-list groups

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte believes party-list groups under the Makabayan bloc should not be in Congress

CAMPAIGN VS LEFTIST PARTY-LIST GROUPS. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio is campaigning against the election of militant party-list groups in the next Congress. Photo from the Facebook page of the City Government of Davao

Duterte: ‘Ayaw ko ng dynasty, but we are forced’

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:57 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte claims his daughter Sara forced her younger brother, Sebastian, to run as her vice mayor in Davao City

President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace, where the inaugural ceremony will take place, together with his children Paulo, Sara, Sebastian and Veronica. Photo by Rey Baniquet/EDP Malacanang

Duterte says Sara 'maneuvered' Alvarez ouster

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:10 PM

'Be careful with that woman. She can oust even the Speaker,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio wave to the reception party upon their arrival at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel on September 2, 2018. ARCEL VALDERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte's 3 eldest children running in 2019

Oct 17, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Sara Duterte is seeking reelection as mayor, Paolo is running for Davao City 1st District congressman, and Sebastian is running for Davao City vice mayor

Sara Duterte seeks reelection as Davao City mayor

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The President's daughter is not seeking a national post in 2019 despite her good performance in senatorial surveys

SEEKING REELECTION. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio files her Certificate of Candidacy on October 15 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Paolo Duterte running for Davao City congressman

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) The President's son is seeking the seat to be vacated by Karlo Alexei Nograles