Rappler's latest stories on State of the Nation
The Warriors will head into the NBA season without Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston – all key players in their 5 straight trips to the finals
President Hassan Rouhani says his delegation is heading to the UN gathering despite reluctance from President Donald Trump's administration to issue them visas
'I feel really honored to play a small role in the rich history of Howard University and look forward to building their first men's and women's golf teams with them,' says Steph Curry
We review the latest SONA as a cinematic experience – because why not?
We count the number of times President Duterte was applauded, the number of times he cursed, and list other notable tidbits during his 4th SONA
Progressive lawmakers Sarah Elago, Arlene Brosas, and Ferdinand Gaite get in trouble for using their Filipiniana attire as protest materials for the SONA
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
'I also have not forgotten my commitment,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the coco levy funds
The first thing the President asks Congress in his speech is to restore the death penalty for heinous crimes related to illegal drugs and plunder
(UPDATED) The President instead focuses on other priority bills, which are less controversial than charter change
Senators of the 18th Congress have also filed bills seeking to raise public school teachers’ salaries
From the economy to the country's standing in the world, here's how President Duterte and his administration fared in many areas in his first 3 years in office
The Duterte administration has achieved some successes that many Filipino appreciate, but it has also done very badly in some other areas as well
Rappler goes around various cities and provinces and asks Filipinos what they would like to hear from President Duterte in his fourth SONA to get the #StoryOfTheNation
Political scientist Temario Rivera says leaders like President Rodrigo Duterte present themselves as a savior of the country’s ills
'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
(UPDATED) The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines prohibits airmen from flying up to 10 kilometers near Plaridel, Bulacan, where aviation schools are located, ahead of the 2019 State of the Nation Address
Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated polls Filipinos on the topics they want President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss or mention in his 4th State of the Nation Address
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.
Former president Benigno Aquino III also skipped the first 3 SONAs of his successor Rodrigo Duterte
House Sergeant at Arms Romeo Prestoza says they have yet to detect any 'substantial' security threats for SONA 2019
'Actually gusto ko po. I want to do something for him,' says Joyce Bernal on pro bono directing President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA for the second time
Philippine officials are seeing the silver lining in the US-China trade war and are building the necessary infrastructure to reap the benefits
It's the second year in a row for the director to be at the helm of the State of the Nation Address
The Warriors champion coach hopes a younger US generation that has lived under the fear of mass shootings might force change in gun-ownership laws
The reigning two-time NBA champions will bid farewell to the Oracle Arena, which has been their home since the 1971-72 season
The latest evacuees also include relatives of jihadists, as well as civilians who had been held by the group as 'human shields'
Coach Steve Kerr says DeMarcus Cousins will start right away for the Warriors despite getting sidelined by injury for nearly a year
Houston clinches their sixth straight win as Golden State slips to 3rd place in the West
The Los Angeles Lakers take home the win from the NBA's biggest game on December 25
NASA invites NBA superstar Steph Curry to a tour of its facilities after the two-time MVP said the lunar landings may have been an elaborate hoax
The proposed measure wins 87 votes in the General Assembly, falling short of the required two-thirds majority. Fifty-eight countries oppose the measure and 32 abstain.
If confirmed by the Senate, she will take over from Nikki Haley, who announced her resignation in October without offering details on why
A whopping 87% of NBA general manager expect the Golden State Warriors to keep their title while Lakers superstar LeBron James emerge as top MVP pick
(UPDATED) The State Department releases the report just as the United States announces $185 million in new funding for Rohingya refugees during a meeting on Myanmar at the United Nations
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo challenges human rights advocates, 'Beyond speaking truth to power, we must speak truth to the heart of every Filipino'
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
Here's context and a fact-check on President Duterte's orders, accomplishments, and attacks on critics during his 3rd State of the Nation Address
At the forefront of #BabaeAko movement's SONA 2018 protest is its call to abolish the 'regressive' TRAIN Act
'People tend to come together to comfort each other, to affirm each other, and give each other hope. This is a simple practice of empathy. To many of us, it is called solidarity.'
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
Here's a brief guide to all the important points in President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address
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
Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Natashya Gutierrez
(UPDATED) Protesters come from various groups of women, students, indigenous peoples, farmers, workers, urban poor, religious groups, business leaders, and academics
President Rodrigo Duterte says some have 'incorrectly blamed' the price increases in the past months to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law
'Wala ni isang untoward incident na nareport sa atin o recorded,' says Metro Manila top cop Guillermo Eleazar
From funny tweets to direct reactions to the president's speech, here are some tweets that highlight netizens' takes on the 2018 SONA
In his 2018 State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates that Congress – not Malacañang – can prohibit contractual employment schemes 'once and for all'
He tells Congress to pass the second package of tax reforms, among a number of laws, while he warns irresponsible miners and rice cartels of consequences