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Sara Duterte throws big party after HNP poll victory

Jun 25, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Speaker hopefuls flock to the table of President Rodrigo Duterte, the 'thanksgiving dinner' guest of honor, as the homestretch of the speakership race approaches

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte performs a duet with his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Thanksgiving Night at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City on June 24, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sara Duterte wants martial law lifted in Davao City

Jun 21, 2019 - 10:06 AM

The Davao City mayor will first get recommendations from the military and police before sending a City Council resolution to her father, President Rodrigo Duterte

DAVAO CITY CHIEF. Mayor Sara Duterte wants her city exempted from martial rule in Mindanao. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

Party-list bloc will vote for Duterte's bet in speakership race

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:16 PM

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

'20% OR NOTHING.' Several members of the party-list coalition in the House of Representatives hold a press conference on June 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Paolo Duterte calls for investigation into Bikoy's new claims

May 23, 2019 - 12:11 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential son Paolo Duterte says there should be a 'proper investigation' of the alleged involvement of some opposition personalities in a plot to unseat his father

PRESIDENTIAL SON. Paolo Duterte says authorities should investigate the latest allegations of Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy. File photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

Sara Duterte spurns Alvarez peace offer, says Cayetano made 'veiled threat'

May 22, 2019 - 12:01 AM

The Davao City mayor claims Alan Peter Cayetano, another one vying for the speakership, warned her against supporting the speakership bid of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with his children, reelectionist Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and vice mayoral candidate Sebastian Duterte, during his attendance to the Hugpong ng Pagbabago-Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (HNP-HTL) campaign sortie at the Davao City Recreation Center on May 10, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Paolo Duterte for Speaker? Ask the President, says Sara

May 21, 2019 - 11:17 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says the question on Paolo's interest for speakership 'should best be addressed by our father because he is the President and our patriarch'

HOUSE SPEAKERSHIP. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says she is not the correct person to endorse someone to be the next House Speaker. Sara Duterte file photo by Maria Tan/Rappler, Paolo Duterte file photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Hugpong ng Pagbabago sweeps Senate race in Davao City

May 15, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Davaoeños Bong Go and Ronald dela Rosa clinch the top two spots in the Senate race in the Duterte bailiwick of Davao City

2019 HNP Campaign Caravan for Senators at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on Thursday night, May 9. Crowds staying outside the big tent of the campaign rally stayed even with the sudden heavy rains. Rappler photo

Victory for all 3 Duterte children in Davao City

May 13, 2019 - 11:32 PM

It's still Duterte domination in Davao City, where Sara Duterte is reelected mayor, Baste Duterte enters politics as vice mayor, and Paolo Duterte wins the first legislative district seat

Duterte a no-show at rainy but packed Hugpong miting de avance

May 09, 2019 - 10:57 PM

All 13 HNP senatorial candidates are present for their last campaign rally with Sara Duterte. While her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, isn't there, her siblings Paolo and Sebastian are.

2019 HNP Campaign Caravan for Senators at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on Thursday night, May 9. Crowds staying outside the big tent of the campaign rally stayed even with the sudden heavy rains. Rappler photo

Malacañang respects Sara Duterte's opposition to federalism

Apr 29, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the presidential daughter's stance will not affect the administration's push for a shift to a federal system of government

Palarong Pambansa 2019 opens in Davao City

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:39 PM

More than 15,000 athletes from the Philippines' 17 regions will compete in this year's edition of the national sports event

PALARO BEGINS. Performers and athletes mark the opening of the 2019 Palarong Pambansa in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Sakur Tan rival Ben Loong hosts Sara Duterte, Hugpong in Sulu

Apr 26, 2019 - 7:44 PM

Will former Sulu governor Benjamin Loong unseat the Tan family? In May, he is up against Sulu kingpin Sakur Tan, a party mate of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Sara Duterte opposes federalism

Apr 25, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The President's daughter takes a different stance from her father, saying federalism in Mindanao may only empower 'warlords'

Hugpong ng Pagbabago chair Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte during kicked off of its campaign in San Fernado Pampanga on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Duterte allies hit 2019 campaign trail on big bikes

Apr 24, 2019 - 1:13 PM

Whether it’s a flair for drama or the need for speed they find reason to set loose their big bikes on the campaign trail

Sara Duterte, Cotabato City’s Cynthia Guiani forge alliance for 2019 elections

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Two female mayors from Mindanao known for their strong personalities band together to ensure victory for their 2019 candidates

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

'No obligation' to explain 6-fold increase in wealth, says Sara Duterte

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The President's daughter says she will only respond to questions about her wealth if a complaint is filed alleging violations of the law

Sara Duterte thinks of leaving Hugpong ng Pagbabago to head Davao City local party

Apr 21, 2019 - 6:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter wants to become president of Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod, the Davao City party led by her older brother Paolo

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

No Sara Duterte endorsement for Floirendo speakership bid in Tagum rally

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:01 AM

But Hugpong ng Pagbabago Secretary-General Anthony del Rosario says Sara Duterte and the party have decided to support Floirendo – aside from backing 3 other speakership bids

Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Del Rosario, Floirendo blast Alvarez in Davao del Norte HNP rally

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Governor Anthony del Rosario and congressman Tonyboy Floirendo join forces to host the senatorial bets of Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago in Tagum City

Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Sara Duterte's honest convictions

Apr 13, 2019 - 11:30 AM

I doubt that Sara’s statement portraying herself and, by natural extension, her consenting father unvirtuous also had been cajoled out of her; it looked more like an attempt she had taken on her own initiative in order to sound philosophical, in keeping with her new stature

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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

Report: Inconsistent declarations of Duterte relatives in gov’t

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:00 PM

16 relatives of Duterte have worked or remain in government posts, according to a PCIJ investigation

Dutertes mix up data on 23 business interests

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The Dutertes have interests and engagements in at least 23 corporate entities, the majority involving food and catering, freight and trucking services, and education, according to a PCIJ investigation

Duterte wealth untouched by elections

Apr 04, 2019 - 9:07 PM

PCIJ: In Sara Duterte's case, some unusual situations are apparent, in terms of sudden and sharp rise in her net worth

Duterte, Sara, Paolo mark big spikes in wealth, cash while in public office

Apr 04, 2019 - 8:34 PM

How and why their fortunes are rising remain a mystery; the numbers do not seem to add up, reports PCIJ

The Duterte wealth: Unregistered law firm, undisclosed biz interests, rice import deal for creditor

Apr 03, 2019 - 5:50 PM

President Duterte and his children Sara and Paolo separately and together offer token or opaque data that, under the law, they are required to reveal in their SALNs

FALSE: A photo of Sara Duterte criticizing Hugpong Senate bets

Apr 03, 2019 - 11:59 AM

A photo of Sara Duterte is doctored to falsely show her hitting Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates

[ANALYSIS] Contextualizing Sara Duterte’s courage

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Is the Davao mayor the courageous woman leader that this country needs? How about Vice President Leni Robredo and her 'quiet courage'?

Paolo Duterte on dad's birthday: Find time to rest, we'll take care of critics

Mar 28, 2019 - 9:52 AM

In his birthday greeting, President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest son thanks his father for spending time with his family despite his packed schedule

DUTERTE AND CHILDREN. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Paolo Duterte flank their father, President Rodrigo Duterte, before the 3rd State of the Nation Address in the House of Representatives in July 2018. Presidential Photo

Sara insists honesty required of public officials but not of senatorial bets

Mar 22, 2019 - 10:11 PM

The presidential daughter and Hugpong campaign manager Sara Duterte reacts to the statement of her aunt-in-law, former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

Gwen Garcia joins Sara Duterte, Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign in Cebu

Mar 22, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The gubernatorial bet, ordered dismissed by the Ombudsman in 2018 for corruption, is counting on the support of Sara Duterte

Cebu campaign, March 22, 2019

Sara Duterte says Martin Romualdez 'will be next Speaker'

Mar 19, 2019 - 5:23 PM

But the presidential daughter has also promoted the possible speakership of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco and former foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

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