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Trillanes eyes Senate probe into Cambridge Analytica's role in 2016 polls

Apr 10, 2018 - 2:01 PM

'Si Duterte lang naman ang nagfake news noong campaign, saka mga tao niya 'yung nalilink dito sa Cambridge Analytica na ito,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is unfazed by the civil case filed against him by the President's son and son-in-law. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Jan 23, 2017 - 10:47 PM

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Duterte: San Miguel's Ramon Ang was campaign donor

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:27 PM

The big businessman – whom Duterte praises for his disarming attitude of humility – is not on the list of contributors the President submitted to the Comelec

CHRISTMAS WITH THE PRESIDENT. President Duterte walks with Presidential Assistant Bong Go and SMC boss Ramon Ang (left) during a Christmas party in Malacañang on December 20. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

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Dec 19, 2016 - 3:18 PM

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Facebook: Duterte among top 5 most talked about in 2016

Dec 12, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Over 10 million people went to Facebook to discuss President Rodrigo Duterte s victory and the tightly contested Philippine polls

Hate human rights? They protect freedoms you enjoy

Dec 10, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The criticism of the Commission on Human Rights for being an alleged 'shield of criminals' mirrors failure to appreciate that it also protects a broad range of human rights, including the right to education, food, and life

Good riddance, 2016!

Dec 02, 2016 - 11:45 AM

6 reasons to look forward to the end of the year

Can Comelec probe Marcos donation to Duterte?

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The Comelec cannot act unless a formal complaint has been lodged Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez tells Rappler

Palace releases proclamation on state of nat'l emergency

Sep 06, 2016 - 11:48 AM

2ND UPDATE In issuing Proclamation 55 Malacañang cites credible threats of further terror attacks and other similar acts of violence by lawless elements in other parts of the country including the metropolitan areas

SECURITY FORCES. Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel patrol the streets of Manila on September 3, 2016 as Davao city and central Manila is placed on high alert following the Davao City blast. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Duterte to push through with foreign trips after Davao City blast

Sep 03, 2016 - 2:39 AM

It is up to the President if he will stay in Davao City or fly back to Manila for his safety says Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

EMERGENCY. Law enforcers, medical personnel arrive at the scene of an explosion in Davao City on September 2, 2016. Photo from Fr JBoy Gonzales, SJ

Weeks after polls, Comelec denies appeals vs Duterte

Jun 27, 2016 - 6:38 PM

The Comelec releases a copy of its May 31 ruling after Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista was accused of sitting on Rodrigo Duterte s case

epa05390680 Filipino President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks to supporters during a visit in the island of Cebu, Philippines, 25 June 2016. President Duterte said he would offer more cash as bounty for the death of criminals who are planning to liquidate him, days before his inaguration into office. Duterte is set to take his seat as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines on June 30. EPA/JAY ROMMEL LABRA

Duterte's P10M social media campaign: Organic, volunteer-driven

Jun 01, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Nic Gabunada who managed Duterte's social media team says the small budget pushed them to work harder and harness the huge volunteer pool of the Davao city mayor

Proclamation of president, VP might be on May 30 – Pimentel

May 25, 2016 - 10:55 PM

The head of the Senate contingent of the canvassing says there is no reason to entertain separate proclamation of the new president and vice president

Photo by Joel Liporada

PNP chief Marquez to cops: 'Be loyal to your badge'

May 21, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Whoever the president and chief PNP may be our work is the same Just do your job Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez tells police officers in Bicol

CONFISCATED. Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez inspects the loose firearms confiscated in Bicol before the 2016 elections. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

US congratulates Duterte

May 13, 2016 - 5:56 PM

The United States looks forward to continuing to deepen our bilateral partnership with the new administration as we address common challenges and issues of mutual interest the US embassy says

DEEPER TIES. The US has conveyed its congratulations to the president-elect and the Filipino people. Photo from Wikipedia Commons

Things to look forward to in a Duterte presidency

May 13, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Shakira Sison reflects on the possibilities and implications of the Duterte presidency

READY. Rodrigo Duterte prepares for the final leg of the Pilipinas Debates 2016  on April 24 at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City. Photo by Alberto Garcia/Manila Bulletin/Pool

The many firsts of president-elect Duterte

May 13, 2016 - 10:32 AM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who is currently enjoying an insurmountable lead in the elections is set to be the oldest Philippine president

WATCH: Davaoeños' message to presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte

May 12, 2016 - 6:04 PM

While residents of Davao City are celebrating Rodrigo Duterte s apparent victory in the presidential race some also find it bittersweet

After the elections: Heartbroken, thankful, and excited

May 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM

I do have some fears But I am more than willing to give the new government a chance

Duterte team preparing for his 'transition' to Malacañang

May 10, 2016 - 4:48 PM

The transition team will be composed of 5 key advisers who will be in charge of recommending Cabinet appointees and planning Duterte s inauguration

READY FOR THE PRESIDENCY? Hours after realizing he has won the presidential race, Duterte meets with good friends and key members of his campaign team including brothers Sonny and Paul Dominguez. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte sweeps Metro Manila

May 10, 2016 - 3:41 PM

Rodrigo Duterte leads in all areas in the National Capital Region – except in Makati City bailiwick of Vice President Jejomar Binay

LEAD. Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte dominates the tally of votes in almost all areas in the Nationa Capital Region. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte: Once I'm president, I'll behave

May 10, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The presidential race frontrunner says he has a month to get his act together if he has indeed won the presidency

BEHAVED FUTURE PRESIDENT? Duterte presscon at Royal Mandaya Hotel after casting his vote. Photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

Trillanes to Duterte: I won't be a hindrance

May 10, 2016 - 9:57 AM

I respect the will of the Filipino people They have spoken clearly and resoundingly that they want Mayor Duterte to be our next president Trillanes says

HE SAID, HE SAID. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of not declaring a bank account in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth

Cayetano concedes, promises to help Duterte in Congress

May 10, 2016 - 9:01 AM

But Duterte has offered him either the posts of Foreign Secretary or Justice Secretary which Cayetano will have to wait a year to assume

TANDEM. Alan Peter Cayetano and Rodrigo Duterte appear as a tandem for perhaps the last time in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte bares details about his wish list Cabinet

May 09, 2016 - 10:47 PM

Some names Duterte mentions: former AFP chief Hermogenes Esperon Jr Carlos Dominguez and former press secretary Jesus Dureza

NEXT PRESIDENT? Duterte enjoys a moment of silence in between interviews as the initial counting of votes show he is pulling away closer to victory. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte to fellow presidential bets: Let's begin the healing now

May 09, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Duterte s election day message: Let’s begin to forget and start healing I would like to reach the hands of my opponents Let us be friends

CALL FOR HEALING. Duterte holds a presscon at Royal Mandaya Hotel after casting his vote. Photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

Sara Duterte-Carpio’s E-Day message for dad: Good luck

May 09, 2016 - 9:19 AM

Asked if she s ready to be the First Lady she says I m ready to be Davao City mayor

D-DAY IN DAVAO. Sara Duterte-Carpio votes at Precinct cluster 416, DRANHS, Matina Crossing, Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davaoeños attempt Guinness world record in Duterte rally

May 08, 2016 - 9:22 PM

Supporters of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte try to break the Guinness World Record for the Simultaneous Singing of the National Anthem a record currently held by Bangladesh

Photo by Geriann Montinola

Game-changer? 25% of PH voters 'undecided' – Pulse Asia

May 08, 2016 - 8:39 PM

Based on 54 million registered voters with a 75 turnout 25 is about 12 5 million voters who may shift says Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes

TIGHT RACE. Ronald Holmes, president of Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated weighs in on the 2016 elections in a Rappler interview on May 8, 2016

Duterte at miting de avance: It will be one Filipino nation

May 08, 2016 - 3:45 AM

Itong si Roxas pati si Presidente [Aquino] they are promoting hatred and division in the people as if sila na lang yung partido that is all that matters in this world says Duterte

'ONE  NATION.' Rodrigo Duterte, who hopes to be the first Mindanaoan president, promises to unify the country. Photo by Manman Dejeto

Aquino calls for anti-Duterte alliance

May 06, 2016 - 8:24 PM

3rd UPDATE Senator Grace Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binay swiftly reject President Benigno Aquino III s proposal

Pres. Aquino led the Liberal party as it stages a grand rally for the Roxas-Robredo tandem at Plaza Quezon in Naga City on May 6.

Poe to Roxas: 'We have nothing to talk about'

May 06, 2016 - 7:26 PM

3rd UPDATE Roxas says it is unfortunate that Senator Poe has rejected and ridiculed his offer to hold talks

NO. Presidential bet Grace Poe declines the offer of administration standard-bearer Mar Roxas to talk 'to unite for the country' against  Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

Anti-Duterte ad by Trillanes riles up Duterte supporters

May 06, 2016 - 10:44 AM

The ad pushes Duterte supporters to go on attack mode both online and offline

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Archbishop in Mindanao slams Duterte over killings

May 05, 2016 - 12:15 PM

In one of the strongest pastoral letters on the May 9 polls Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma also condemns adultery as sinful and immoral

EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS. Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma slams Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for extrajudicial killings in his own city. Photo of Ledesma (left) courtesy of CBCP News

Duterte presents more BPI bank account documents

May 04, 2016 - 6:57 PM

A BPI certification shows Duterte s account had only P17 817 a few days after large deposits were allegedly made But he doesn t show the transaction history

MORE DOCUMENTS. Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte reads a bank certificate of his account from the BPI Julia Vargas branch during a press conference at the office of a daily newspaper at the Port Area in Manila on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong

CAMPAIGN NOTES: 10 things I learned about Duterte on the campaign trail

May 03, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Some amusing things I ve observed about Duterte: he isn t laway conscious and he can be a gentleman

'ORDINARY MAN.' Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a Makati Business Club forum on April 27, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte causing market jitters

May 03, 2016 - 5:43 PM

The Philippine Stock Exchange index falls for the 5th consecutive day on Tuesday a stretch that began after Duterte made a speech before top business leaders in which he joked about his penis and vowed to pardon himself for mass murder

RODRIGO DUTERTE. Filipino presidential candidate, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (2-R) gestures during an election campaign in Taguig City, South of Manila, Philippines, 30 April 2016. Photo by EPA

Duterte to ‘unimpressed’ businessmen: I will hire economic minds

May 03, 2016 - 3:22 PM

The Davao City mayor reminds businessmen he is willing to copy the best programs of the Aquino administration and even those proposed by rival presidential bets

NO EXPERT. Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a forum organized by the Makati Business Club and Management Association of the Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte to make OFW concerns among his top labor priorities

May 02, 2016 - 11:30 PM

During his Labor Day rally the Davao City mayor also reminds voters that he is the first presidential candidate to announce his stand against contractualization

AGAINST CONTRACTUALIZATION. Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte addresses workers during his Labor Day rally at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Cebuanos form coalition vs Duterte presidency

Apr 30, 2016 - 7:22 PM

A group calling itself ASTIG – Alliance Against Tyranny Incompetence and Greed – wants to jolt Filipinos hypnotized by the dangerous poll front runner

HYPNOSIS. Former Negros Occidental governor Rafael Coscolluela and retired Judge Meinrado Paredes urgeCebuanos not to be 'hypnotized' by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Richale Cabauatan/Rappler

Duterte: Trillanes a disgrace to Bicol race

Apr 30, 2016 - 4:21 PM

Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte also shows a portion of a BPI bank statement that reports a balance of P17 666 98

Duterte: Jonvic Remulla and I 'promised to work together'

Apr 29, 2016 - 5:38 PM

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla attends a luncheon meeting with the Davao mayor a week after it was reported that he was parting ways with Vice President Jejomar Binay

ALLIANCE. The Davao City mayor says he now has the support of Cavite governor Jonvic Remulla.

Robredo signs waiver, allows Ombudsman to open bank accounts

Apr 29, 2016 - 1:02 PM

Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo signs an Affidavit of Transparency on the same day administration standard bearer Mar Roxas executes a similar document

'TRANSPARENCY,' Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo addresses supporters at a campaign rally, where she bares her pro-poor, pro-transparency platform. Photo by Manman Dejeto

Trillanes to Duterte: Stop doing a Binay, sign waiver

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says once proven wrong he will pull out of the vice presidential race and immediately resign from the Senate where his term ends in 2019

HE SAID, HE SAID. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of not declaring a bank account in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth

Poe: Philippines needs president with word of honor

Apr 29, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Poe’s pronouncement comes after being asked to comment on Rodrigo Duterte’s sincerity regarding his bank account

DISPROVE IT. Senator Grace Poe dares her closest rival Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to disprove the allegations that he has a P211 million secret bank account.

Can Roxas and Duterte be friends again?

Apr 25, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Mar Roxas recalls Rodrigo Duterte approaching him during a commercial break in last Sunday s debate

Presidential candidates face off anew in the final leg of the Pilipinas Debates 2016 on April 24 at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City.

Duterte proposes OFW department

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:13 PM

The presidential bet also proposes to establish a system of banks through which OFWs could channel their remittances

PROTECTING OFWS. Rodrigo Duterte proposes a department focused on OFW concerns during the last presidential debate on April 24, 2016. Photo from the Manila Bulletin

Duterte sustains lead in ABS-CBN poll

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:20 AM

UPDATED The survey results are released hours before the 5 bets face off in the last of the 3 presidential debates; the controversy over the rape comment is not yet a factor Pulse Asia says

STILL LEADING. Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte greets the crowd after a motorcade in Novliches, Quezon City on April 23, 2016. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Flirting with a strong man named Rodrigo Duterte

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:00 PM

People cry out for strong leadership leadership that s willing to kill We’ve slept with that kind of leader and got raped as a nation Now we’re flirting again with another strong man

How are presidential bets preparing for the final April 24 debate?

Apr 23, 2016 - 6:15 PM

The April 24 debate will be the last chance for the 5 presidential bets to woo voters on a shared stage

Philippines presidential candidates (L-R) vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Mirrian Defensor-Santiago, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe, and Mar Roxas raise their fellow candidates as they participate in a debate held in Cagayan de Oro, southern Philippines on February 21, 2016. Photo by Lyn Rillon/AFP