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Alejano to Duterte: You're selling PH to China, you don't know patriotism

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano reacts to President Rodrigo Duterte's statement likening the Magdalo party to ISIS

The opposition coalition presented its full senatorial slate for the 2019 elections at a gathering of supporters graced by Vice President Leni Robredo and former President Noynoy Aquino at Barangay Parang in Marikina. The senatorial candidates are Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Gary Alejano, Atty Makalintal, Erin Tanada, Florin Hilbay and Samira Gutoc. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Eduardo Año on bringing Duterte to the grassroots

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Eduardo Año speaks to Rappler for his first sit-down interview ever since he was sworn in as DILG secretary

The week in photos: November 10-16, 2018

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:32 PM

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

FASCINATING. Russia's Tiffani Zagorski (left) and Jonathan Guerreiro perform during the ice dance free dance event at the figure skating NHK Trophy in Hiroshima on November 11, 2018. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Duterte to skip APEC events due to 'urgent domestic developments'

Nov 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez will attend the November 18 events in the President's place.

LEAVING EARLY. President Rodrigo Duterte leaves the APEC Summit 2018 early due to 'urgent domestic developments.' File photo shows the president at the 13th East Asia Summit in Singapore on November 15, 2018. Photo from Malacañang

PROFILE: Shades of Duterte in China's Xi Jinping

Nov 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is visiting the Philippines, shares many things in common with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte to Papua New Guinea: Don't let multinational firms take over

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:25 PM

Himself sensitive when foreign leaders comment on Philippine domestic affairs, President Rodrigo Duterte dishes advise to PNG officials

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill prior to their bilateral meeting at the Premier Village in Da Nang, Vietnam on November 9, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

FACT CHECK: Duterte wrongly claims ICC judges are all 'white'

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:55 PM

But there are African and Asian judges, including a Filipino, in the International Criminal Court

Acting Chief Justice Carpio: China does not own South China Sea | Evening wRap

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Quita Chuatico

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

Duterte to skip last day of APEC summit

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cuts short his trip to Papua New Guinea by a day. Cabinet members will represent him in a day's worth of APEC events.

Duterte belittles ASEAN-Australia event: What will they feed us, kangaroo?

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte lashes out against criticism that he was 'lazy' for skipping events at the recent ASEAN Summit in Singapore

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins other leaders from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries during the 21st ASEAN-Japan Summit at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on November 14, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Duterte likens Magdalo party to ISIS

Nov 16, 2018 - 6:39 PM

'They destroyed everything, parang ISIS ang buwang,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the mutineers who are now members of the Magdalo party

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the First Subaraw Biodiversity Festival held at the People’s Amphitheater in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on November 10, 2018. Richard Madelo/ Presidential Photo

Carpio rebuffs Duterte: China doesn't possess South China Sea

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio makes these remarks after President Rodrigo Duterte said China 'is already in possession' of the South China Sea

DEFENDER. Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, a West Philippine Sea advocate, attends 'Kasarinlan: A Philippine Foreign Policy Forum' on July 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

‘Oil is everything’ – Duterte’s rhetoric on West PH Sea joint exploration

Nov 16, 2018 - 1:00 PM

In the weeks leading to a framework agreement on joint exploration with China, President Rodrigo Duterte emphasizes the Philippines' need for oil

PDP-Laban's Senate slate to rely on Duterte popularity, party machinery

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III believes PDP-Laban senatorial candidates have no disadvantages in the 2019 elections

Photos of Mangudadatu, Dela Rosa, Pimentel by Rappler; Photos of Duterte, Go,Tolentino by Malacañang

Filipino online community: will Imelda go to jail or not? | Midday wRap

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:19 PM

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Duterte has 'minimal involvement' in PDP-Laban affairs

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte only got involved in the selection of the 5 PDP-Laban senatorial candidates for 2019, says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III

PDP-LABAN. PDP-Laban president and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says party chairman President Rodrigo Duterte is not much involved in the party's affairs. File Presidential Photo

Duterte at ASEAN Summit: 'What's wrong with my nap?'

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:51 AM

(UPDATED) The 73-year-old Philippine leader says his power naps were 'not good enough' but would get him through the last ASEAN events

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte prepares to deliver the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Common Statement during the 3rd ASEAN-China Summit at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on November 14, 2018. Assisting the President is Chief of Presidential Protocol and Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert Borje Malacañang Photo

After return of Balangiga Bells, will Duterte visit U.S.?

Nov 15, 2018 - 10:53 AM

President Duterte will not visit the US 'until the Bells of Balangiga are returned,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr recalls telling US Ambassador Nikki Haley

BALANGIGA BELLS. The United States says it is returning the historic Balangiga Bells to the Philippines. Photo by Gunther Sales/Philippine embassy in Washington DC

HOAX: 'US Senator' Richard Black calls Duterte a ‘druglord’

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:45 PM

(UPDATED) In the embedded interview video, the Virginia State Senator did not mention this term

Duterte to China: 'Tell us route to take' in sea row | Evening wRap

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:16 PM

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Duterte skipped ASEAN events to take 'power naps' – Malacañang

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will also not attend the gala dinner in order to 'rest,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with the members of his cabinet upon his arrival at a hotel in Singapore on November 12, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PNP: No handcuffs for Imelda Marcos if arrested | Midday wRap

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:32 PM

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Duterte to China: 'Tell us route to take' in sea row

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Before attending the ASEAN-China Summit, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shares his views on the much-awaited Code of Conduct in the South China Sea

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the members of his cabinet upon his arrival at a hotel in Singapore on November 12, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte skips 4 ASEAN events in Singapore

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:48 AM

(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr shows up in place of President Duterte at the ASEAN-Australia Informal Breakfast Summit, ASEAN-Korea Summit, working lunch, and RCEP Summit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a selfie with his supporters on the sidelines of his attendance at the opening ceremony of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on November 13, 2018. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Where is the arrest warrant vs Imelda Marcos? | Evening wRap

Nov 13, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Seeking DOF post in 2019? ‘It's so hypothetical,’ says Arroyo

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is on her 3rd and last term as Pampanga congresswoman and is planning to retire next year

RETIRING NEXT YEAR. Speaker Gloria Arroyo says she is not interested in a Cabinet post in 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Despite NBI graft complaint, Duterte still trusts Lapeña – Panelo

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says since there is no final verdict yet on Isidro Lapeña's guilt or innocence, he has a 'right to be presumed innocent.'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with newly-appointed Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director-General Isidro Lapeña and his family following the latter's oath-taking ceremony at the BGen. Benito N. Ebuen Air Base in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on October 30, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte arrives in Singapore for ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Southeast Asian leaders are expected to discuss the code of conduct for the South China Sea, a few weeks before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping in Manila

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and other heads of states from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries pose for a photo during the opening ceremony of the 32nd ASEAN Summit at the Shangri-la Hotel on April 28, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[EDITORIAL]: #AnimatED: China's telco play in the Philippines

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The coming entry of China Telecom into our communication infrastructure serves the interest of a covetous neighbor that has wronged us so many times

Duterte open to meeting exiled communist leaders

Nov 11, 2018 - 10:34 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says self-exiled communist leaders Fidel Agcaoili and Luis Jalandoni requested a meeting with him in the Philippines

TALKS AGAIN? President Rodrigo Duterte says a meeting with communist peace negotiators is a 'maybe' for him and the military. Malacañang file photo

Duterte to Palawan hotels, resorts: 'Follow rules' to avoid another Boracay

Nov 11, 2018 - 12:20 AM

'I'm putting on notice everybody,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in a speech at a festival in Puerto Princesa City

UNDERGROUND RIVER. The entrance to the Puerto Princesa Underground River, June 21, 2011. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Mike Gonzalez.

Duterte eyes entry of 'big players' to end Palawan blackouts

Nov 11, 2018 - 12:07 AM

'I'll give you about towards the end of the year. You have to upgrade your source of energy kasi 'pag hindi, hanap ako ng may pera talaga. 'Yung China nangangati kamay niyan,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in a speech in Puerto Princesa City

PERSISTENT PROBLEM. The Palawan Electric Cooperative (its facilities in Puerto Princesa shown here) faces criticism from consumers for the daily rotational blackouts that have been going on for years. File photo by Keith Anthony Fabro

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

Duterte blasts communists: Why would I kill a lawyer?

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:16 PM

'Napaka-small time ko naman. Why would I assassinate him?' says President Rodrigo Duterte days after human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos was killed

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech after leading the ceremonial distribution of the Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to the Region 10 beneficiaries held at the USTP Gymnasium, Claro M. Recto Avenue in Cagayan de Oro City on October 31, 2018. Malacañang photo

LIST: Judges, prosecutors, lawyers killed under Duterte gov't

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Members of the judiciary are not spared from the culture of impunity

FULL TEXT: DFA chief Locsin on Duterte foreign policy

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:05 PM

'Friends to friends, enemies to enemies, and worse enemies to false friends,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr

SOLEMN OATH. Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr takes his oath before President Rodrigo Duterte on October 17, 2018. Malacañang photo

Locsin tweaks policy: 'Friends to friends, enemies to enemies'

Nov 07, 2018 - 5:28 PM

It was 'friends to all, enemies to none' under Alan Peter Cayetano. Now Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin is making a 'refinement.'

CHEERS. Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr and papal nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, dean of the diplomatic corps, exchange toasts at the vin d’honneur held at the Department of Foreign Affairs on November 7, 2018. Photo by Clark Galang/DFA

2 oil exploration contracts awaiting Duterte's signature – Cusi

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:10 PM

One contract for oil exploration is likely to be signed with China state-owned oil producer China National Offshore Oil Corporation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Chinese businessmen at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Beijing, China on October 21 before leaving for Davao City. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte may appoint Honasan DICT chief as early as Nov 12

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The decision was made during a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on October 29, says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Former Senator Gregorio Honasan prior to the start of a meeting with Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Senator Panfilo Lacson, Senator Vicente Sotto III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas at the Malacañan Palace on March 13, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Panelo: Yang is a ‘consultant’ and ‘economic adviser’ to Duterte | Evening wRap

Nov 06, 2018 - 8:39 PM

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Duterte denies ordering military to take over BOC employees' posts

Nov 06, 2018 - 8:19 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has issued no designation or appointment of an active-duty soldier to a post in the Bureau of Customs

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with newly-appointed Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rey Guerrero following the latter's oath-taking ceremony at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on October 30, 2018. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: OFW saved from death row has 'tearful, joyous' meeting with Duterte

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:50 PM

(UPDATED) During an emotional meeting in Malacañang, President Rodrigo Duterte provides Jennifer Dalquez with cash assistance and instructions to government agencies to help find her a job

PALACE MEETING.  A tearful Jennifer Dalquez hugs President Rodrigo Duterte when she met with him in Malacañang on November 6, 2018. Malacañang photo

Luzon officials to join Duterte in Mindanao martial law meeting

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:32 PM

'Kasi meron din tayong problema sa Luzon eh, meron ding mga affected areas, communist-affected areas sa Luzon,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año

CONSENSUS SOUGHT. President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with Mindanao and Luzon officials to hear their security concerns, and according to DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, will ask for their opinion on extending martial law. Malacañang file photo

Panelo on Michael Yang's work as adviser: 'That's between him and the President'

Nov 06, 2018 - 3:43 PM

Malacañang insists President Rodrigo Duterte did not lie even when he said last month that the businessman 'cannot be' his economic adviser

Duterte names new NAPC lead convenor, PCUP chairman

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Noel Felongco will head the National Anti-Poverty Commission, while Alvin Feliciano takes over the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor. Charmalou Aldevera is also appointed assistant secretary at the Office of the President.

Malacañang contracts show Michael Yang is economic adviser | Midday wRap

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:12 PM

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Panelo denies Duterte asked Filipinos to vote for Freddie Aguilar

Nov 06, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo claims President Rodrigo Duterte 'may not be referring to an election' when he said, 'Vote for Freddie Aguilar!'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises the hand of singer Freddie Aguilar on the sidelines of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) inauguration in Parañaque City on November 5, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO