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Duterte chaos leaves barangay officials 'helpless' amid lockdown

Apr 09, 2020 - 9:42 PM

Barangay officials cry for help in providing relief packs and dealing with confusing messages and guidelines from the administration

RELIEF PROBLEM. Volunteers repack goods in Quezon City on April 6, 2020, amid Luzon enhanced community quarantine due to COVID-19. Coronavirus might be acquired from relief goods health experts said. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] Police discretion is advised

Apr 09, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'The Philippine National Police force is not a private army'

[PODCAST] May sapat na pera ba ang Duterte gov’t para sa coronavirus response?

Apr 09, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Paano mararamdaman ng mamamayan ang pondong inilaan ng gobyerno?

Duterte says he'll sell gov't assets to pay coronavirus loans

Apr 09, 2020 - 8:07 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the move will be his last resort if the government runs out of money to pay off loans and fund programs to respond to the coronavirus outbreak

FUNDS NEEDED. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a briefing on the government's efforts to address the coronavirus outbreak. Malacañang photo

#DuterteLive: Updates on enhanced community quarantine

Apr 09, 2020 - 12:20 AM

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Duterte signs EO establishing social benefits program for troops, police

Apr 08, 2020 - 10:23 PM

The program for soldiers and police wounded or killed in action includes financial, social welfare, health, shelter, and employment assistance

ON GUARD. Philippine Army soldiers in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao Province. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

FALSE: Duterte warned about coronavirus threat 'at the start'

Apr 08, 2020 - 7:20 PM

Even after the first coronavirus death outside China was recorded in the Philippines, the President downplayed the issue and said 'it will just die a natural death'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte updates the nation on the government's efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on April 6, 2020. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[ANALYSIS] A deeper look into Duterte’s finances to fight the coronavirus

Apr 08, 2020 - 10:52 AM

'Nearly 4 years into his term – and right in the middle of the country’s worst public health and economic crises in years – Duterte seems to be appreciating the intricacies of public finance just now'

Duterte extends Luzon lockdown until April 30

Apr 07, 2020 - 10:35 AM

The 'enhanced community quarantine' for Luzon will be until April 30 instead of April 12, but Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte will have the discretion to 'relax' its implementation in some areas

CHECKPOINTS STAY. Policemen manning the quarantine control point at the Susana Heights-SLEX exit check body temperature and identification cards of commuters entering Metro Manila on March 16, 2020. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

4 options for the Philippines' coronavirus lockdown

Apr 07, 2020 - 8:00 AM

It's a choice between a deadly increase in coronavirus cases and needing to restart the economy whose downtime has left thousands jobless and hungry

QUARANTINE. Policemen man a checkpoint along the boundary of Muntinlupa and San Pedro, Laguna on March 15, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte seeks more cash for gov't coronavirus response

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:40 AM

'Magnakaw ka, manghiram ka, wala akong pakialam. Produce mo 'yung pera,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III

IN NEED. Some 18 million poor families are supposed to receive government aid to help them cope during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte 'inclined' to extend Luzon lockdown until April 30

Apr 06, 2020 - 11:55 PM

'Tingnan natin,' President Rodrigo Duterte says less than a week before the Luzon lockdown is supposed to end on April 12

OUTBREAK RESPONSE. President Rodrigo Duterte gives updates on the government's efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease on April 6, 2020. Malacañang photo

Police shoot dead farmer who attacks them at Agusan del Norte checkpoint

Apr 06, 2020 - 7:31 PM

The shooting of Junie Dungog Piñar is the first incident after President Duterte gave a shoot-to-kill order against civilians who disobey quarantine rules

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: The rule of law in the time of the coronavirus

Apr 06, 2020 - 7:09 PM

President Duterte's special powers under the Bayanihan Law have begun to be exercised

Remulla asks Duterte to extend subsidy to Cavite's middle-income families

Apr 06, 2020 - 5:26 PM

(UPDATED) 'They are often overlooked. They pay the most taxes. They keep our economy alive,' Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla says in a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte

Day 19 of Enhanced Community Quarantine in Cavite. - Residents pass through a disinfection tent installed by DPWH at a checkpoint area in Marulas, Kawit, Cavite as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, Thursday, April 2, 2020. ( Dennis Abrina)

No loans needed: Think tank says ditch infra projects for virus response

Apr 06, 2020 - 4:35 PM

IBON Foundation's Sonny Africa says the government has at least P975 billion of infrastructure projects for 2020, and a quarter of those may be discontinued to fund the pandemic response

[EDITORIAL] People to Digong: Sige, i-police power mo nga ang virus!

Apr 06, 2020 - 11:53 AM

Totoong may 'failure of execution' pero bago 'yan ay may 'failure of comprehension' din

[OPINION] Can we beat the coronavirus with ‘discipline’?

Apr 06, 2020 - 11:00 AM

It seems that the quarantine emphasizes disciplining the hardheaded and the unruly more than confining of the virus

Duterte, Cabinet members donate salaries to help fight coronavirus

Apr 05, 2020 - 6:21 PM

The President will give his one-month salary while many Cabinet members pledge a 75% pay cut, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

DUTERTE CABINET. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 46th Cabinet Meeting at Malacañang Palace on March 2, 2020. Malacañang photo

[ANALYSIS] A failure of execution

Apr 05, 2020 - 4:33 PM

Despite lacking a coherent pandemic strategy, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is tightening his grip

Officers of Brgy. 436 in Sampaloc, Manila on April 3, 2020, set up a checkpoint with a coffin on display bearing a sign "Stay Home or Stay Inside this Coffin" serving as a stern warning to residents during the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo to Duterte admin: ‘Appreciate’ LGUs that innovate to fight coronavirus

Apr 05, 2020 - 2:11 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the NBI going after Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto and President Rodrigo Duterte's rants vs lawyer Chel Diokno send the wrong message to the public

HANDS-ON VP. Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the preparation of personal protective equipment  sets that were delivered to another batch of hospitals on March 24, 2020. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Robredo welcomes Luna sacking, but surprised Duterte defended her

Apr 05, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says President Rodrigo Duterte should not be tolerating individuals sowing division within government during the COVID-19 pandemic

WORKING VP. Vice President Leni Robredo inspects the first batch of protective gear her office distrubted to health workers on March 16, 202 File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Duterte orders Navy to convert presidential yacht into coronavirus hospital

Apr 04, 2020 - 8:07 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants the Philippine Navy to run the planned hospital yacht

FLOATING HOSPITAL? This file photo shows the BRP Ang Pangulo obtained as war reparations given to the Philippines by Japan. Photo from Wikicommons

Amid coronavirus outbreak, Duterte lashes out at Chel Diokno for 'causing disorder'

Apr 04, 2020 - 7:41 AM

(UPDATED) The President unleashes tirades against Chel Diokno several times in a late-night address, and even pokes fun at his appearance. The human rights lawyer urges him to focus on the needs of the people at this time.

PRESIDENT'S IRE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a late-night televised address on April 3, 2020. Malacañang photo

Duterte distances self from NBI probe vs Vico Sotto

Apr 04, 2020 - 1:28 AM

'Wala akong pakialam sa operasyon ng NBI, kung ano gusto nila,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

HANDS OFF. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a televised address on April 3, 2020. Malacañang photo

Duterte fires PACC Commissioner Luna for pushing probe vs Robredo

Apr 04, 2020 - 12:23 AM

'As of this moment, he's no longer connected with government,' the President says of PACC Commissioner Manuelito Luna, who pushed for a probe into the Vice President's fundraising efforts to address the coronavirus outbreak

FIRED. President Rodrigo Duterte fires Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Manuelito Luna (C). File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

FALSE: Sara Duterte says 'blame LGUs' for slow disbursement of P200B

Apr 03, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The statement did not come from the Davao City mayor nor did it reflect her views about federalism and the national government's response to the coronavirus crisis

Cayetano defends Duterte’s shoot to kill order: ‘I don’t really think that’s literal’

Apr 03, 2020 - 5:15 PM

'I always take the President seriously but not always literally,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial shoot to kill order

DUTERTE ALLY. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano holds a press conference on February, 24, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] Constitutional basics in a pandemic

Apr 03, 2020 - 11:00 AM

The actions being taken by the government to suppress dissenters are unconstitutional

Rights groups slam Duterte's 'shoot to kill' order: Prioritize lives, not violence

Apr 02, 2020 - 4:22 PM

Human rights group says President Rodrigo Duterte's statement may lead to more abuses as Luzon remains in lockdown in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak

Protesting for the lack of food and relief support during the enhanced community quarantine, residents of Sitio San Roque, Quezon City were arrested during a protest and are brought to the Quezon City Police Station 10 for medical check-up and inquest proceedings on April 1, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Davao City goes under enhanced community quarantine starting April 4

Apr 02, 2020 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Sara Duterte makes the decision as the city's coronavirus cases rose to 49 on Wednesday, April 2, from only two a week earlier

[PODCAST] Ang delayed response ni President Rodrigo Duterte sa coronavirus outbreak

Apr 02, 2020 - 3:40 PM

Saan nagkukulang ang Duterte administration sa paglaban sa novel coronavirus sa Pilipinas?

[OPINION] Duterte’s callous disregard for health workers’ lives

Apr 02, 2020 - 2:21 PM

'The deaths of health workers due to inadequate supplies of PPEs are national tragedies to be mourned, not patriotic sacrifices to be celebrated'

Netizens slam Duterte's 'shoot to kill' order, nat'l gov't response to outbreak

Apr 02, 2020 - 1:21 PM

This comes after the President addressed the nation after Filipinos protested against lack of resources

[ANALYSIS] May pera nga ba? Does Duterte have money to fight COVID-19?

Apr 02, 2020 - 1:17 PM

Today we’re enduring two types of crises: one in public health, another in governance

What your fave stars said about gov't coronavirus response

Apr 02, 2020 - 12:27 PM

April 1 in the Philippines was no laughing matter – and the country’s biggest stars from the entertainment industry made sure their presence was felt amid the rage, too

How is this pandemic changing you?

Apr 02, 2020 - 10:06 AM

Let’s look at some of the challenges that this pandemic is forcing us to face and which are changing our world in incremental ways

'Shoot them dead': Duterte orders troops to kill quarantine violators

Apr 01, 2020 - 11:19 PM

'I will not hesitate. My orders are sa pulis pati military...na pagka ginulo at nagkaroon ng okasyon na lumaban at ang buhay ninyo ay nalagay sa alanganin, shoot them dead,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

KILL ORDER. President Rodrigo Duterte during the oath-taking of newly appointed government officials on March 4, 2020. Malcañang file photo

The 'late' president? Netizens invent new timezone to adjust with Duterte

Mar 31, 2020 - 4:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's pre-recorded address, which was supposed to air at 4 pm, is broadcast 7 hours past the original schedule

Bayanihan law report: Duterte yet to fully exercise special budget powers

Mar 31, 2020 - 1:42 PM

(UPDATED) Mandatory reports are supposed to be submitted to Congress every Monday but the first report is received by senators on Tuesday at 12:40 am

OUTBREAK. The exodus of travellers to the provinces hopes to avoid the COVID-19 infection spreading in the Metro Manila. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'What's the plan?' PH celebrities are done with Duterte's tardiness, lack of details

Mar 31, 2020 - 11:00 AM

The country's celebrities express disappointment after President Rodrigo Duterte's address to the nation airs hours later than promised and is devoid of any real detail

Duterte draws flak after saying frontliners 'lucky to die' for PH

Mar 31, 2020 - 9:43 AM

'It would be an honor to die for your country, I assure you,' says President Duterte of medical personnel who are now part of the mounting coronavirus death toll. Netizens say they died because of lack of government preparation.

BATTLING CORONAVIRUS. The National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City installs triage at the hospital's compound to evaluate and categorizate patients on March 29, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte: Takeover of private businesses ‘only when absolutely necessary’

Mar 31, 2020 - 7:39 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has delegated much of his special powers to his Cabinet, but ‘reserves strictly to himself’ the authority to take charge of private establishments

RODRIGO DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte updates the nation on the government's efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on March 30, 2020. Malacañang Photo

Duterte threatens to send to jail officials who fail to deliver coronavirus aid

Mar 31, 2020 - 2:23 AM

The President tells all officials tasked to distribute food, relief goods, and money to do so 'to a tee,' saying he will not overlook errors committed

PRESIDENT'S THREATS. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers an address on the coronavirus disease on March 30, 2020. Malacañang photo

Rappler Talk: Constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan on Duterte's special powers

Mar 30, 2020 - 6:25 PM

On Monday, March 30, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to professor Dan Gatmaytan to discuss the issues surrounding the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act of 2020

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: DOJ and warrantless arrests

Mar 29, 2020 - 6:55 PM

In the 2nd and final part of the 'War on the Law' podcast, we take a look at the evolving definition of warrantless arrests under the Department of Justice

Gov't agencies ordered to list hospitals, facilities for possible takeover

Mar 28, 2020 - 8:28 PM

DOH, DOT, DOTr, and OCD are tasked to create the inventory and present this to the President

POSSIBLE TAKEOVER. As a last resort, President Rodrigo Duterte can order the takeover of health facilities. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A virus with emergency powers

Mar 28, 2020 - 11:00 AM

This President does seem to possess the Midas touch – in reverse

Paolo Duterte's son cuts line at grocery store then later apologizes

Mar 27, 2020 - 1:12 PM

Blind items accusing the President's grandson of cutting the line at a Davao City grocery store surface on social media. Omar is Paolo's son with former wife, Lovelie Sangkola.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go witness the program proper during the presentation of firearms handed over by surrenderees from the Abu Sayyaf Group at the Capitol Site in Patikul, Sulu on March 26, 2018. Joining the President is his grandson Omar Duterte. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

What we know so far: PH 'National Action Plan' on the coronavirus outbreak

Mar 27, 2020 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) The National Action Plan is considered the government's overall strategy in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak and its aftermath

CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN. QCPD Police Personnel apprehend curfew violators along Timog Avenue, Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler