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Duterte pushes for return of death penalty for drug crimes, plunder

Jul 22, 2019 - 5:50 PM

For the second time, President Rodrigo Duterte uses his State of the Nation Address to ask Congress to bring back the death penalty

LIVE: President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2019 State of the Nation Address

Jul 22, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Follow Rappler’s real-time coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address happening on July 22, 2019

Women subjected to shaming, harassment the most under Duterte gov't – expert

Jul 22, 2019 - 1:52 PM

'At no other time have women been subjected to shaming, humiliation, harassment, with immunity [and] impunity by a sitting president than now," says regional gender and governance adviser Socorro Reyes

Duterte Promise Checklist: Major accomplishments, failures

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Halfway into his presidency, we look at what Rodrigo Duterte's presidency has achieved and what it has failed at so far

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the mass oath taking of newly appointed government officials at the Malacañan Palace on July 8, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Halfway through: Duterte's midterm, in charts

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:50 PM

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

Youth, advocates share ideal Philippines ahead of SONA 2019

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Young Filipinos wish to see a united and progressive country by the time President Rodrigo Duterte's term ends in 2022

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[OPINION] The ‘cinemafication’ of Duterte’s State of the Nation Address

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:00 AM

These attempts at ‘picture perfection’ replaces the President’s address. Our country’s woes cannot be cured by a manicured picture, image, and video with fancy camera works.

WATCH: Filipinos assess Duterte halfway into his term

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:44 PM

Leading up to the President's 4th State of the Nation Address, Rappler asks Filipinos: 'How would you assess Duterte's 3rd year in office?'

President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2019 State of the Nation Address

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:36 PM

NEWS, FEATURES, ANALYSES, IN-DEPTH REPORTS, VIDEOS

P773 billion worth of Philippine natural wealth 'sold out' by Duterte gov't

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:41 PM

A network of environmental groups says 3 years of the Duterte presidency has resulted in the selling out of at least P773 billion worth of the Philippines' sovereign mineral, water, wildlife, and marine resources

Photos by Shutterstock, Angie de Silva and Cherline Trajano/Rappler.

HIGHLIGHTS: President Rodrigo Duterte's 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA)

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:50 AM

News, analyses, fact-checks, and videos on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2019, at Batasang Pambansa

Duterte's economic team sees stable inflation until his term ends

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Economic managers project inflation to settle between 2.7% and 3.5% in 2019, far from the rates experienced last year

Duterte gov't tally: Drug war deaths top 5,500 before SONA 2019

Jul 18, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Outside the PDEA's count, rights groups estimate the drug war to have claimed as much as 27,000 lives, including the victims of vigilante-style killings

DEATHS CONTINUE. Families of victims of extraudicial killings call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to pursue an investigation into the rising drug war deaths in the Philippines. Photo by Micah Guiao/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] The poor quality of economic growth under Duterte

Jul 18, 2019 - 1:44 PM

It's been a jobless, ruthless, voiceless, rootless, and futureless growth

Expect little talk on security issues in Duterte’s SONA – analysts

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Security threats like terrorism and Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea won't figure much in Duterte's yearly address but most Filipinos won't mind it, analysts say

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes an officer as he prepares to board a plane bound for the People's Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019. Malacañang photo

Throwback: What Duterte’s last 3 SONAs tell us

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:50 AM

A look back at President Rodrigo Duterte's past State of the Nation Addresses shows patterns. What are constant topics? How long do his speeches last? How did his SONAs change through the years?

On U.N. resolution vs drug war killings: What if Duterte blocks review?

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde says the Duterte government risks turning the Philippines into an 'international pariah' if it refuses to cooperate with the UN office

12 things to expect at Duterte’s SONA 2019

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:37 PM

From the President's possible lecture on the West Philippine Sea to director Joyce Bernal's surprises, here's what we know about Rodrigo Duterte's 4th SONA

DUTERTE'S SPEECH. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address on July 23, 2018. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

MovePH, Dakila to huddle on the state of the nation for youth, sectors

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:28 PM

The huddle intends to create a meaningful discourse on issues of the nation days before President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fourth State of the Nation Address

People’s SONA 2019 to unite for sovereignty, democracy vs Duterte

Jul 16, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'We must remind the President that he is not above God, the people, nor the Constitution, and that he is no king,' says former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of the planned United People's SONA on July 22

FOR DEMOCRACY. Various groups from different sectors unite to oppose policies of Duterte during his 2019 State of the Nation Address. Photo courtesy of Kodao Productions

Factions among Duterte allies downside of his success – analyst

Jul 16, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Southeast Asian politics expert Mark Thompson says the Duterte government should find a way to bring together the factions and prevent a breakup of his coalition

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the "Araw ng Pasasalamat" for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on July 12, 2019. Malacañang Photo

[OPINION] What Duterte has achieved in 3 years

Jul 16, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The change – pagbabago – that he promised remains illusory

Rappler Talk: Mark Thompson on Duterte's 'violent populism'

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:59 PM

On Friday, July 12, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Mark Thompson, an expert on Southeast Asian politics, to discuss the past 3 years of the Duterte presidency and the continuing support of Filipinos for the President

Davao City gets more foreign funding under Duterte

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Now that Davao City's longtime mayor has become the most powerful man in the country, his city has taken its place at the ODA banquet table

HEADS OF STATE. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wave to members of the media after inspecting the honor guard during a welcoming ceremony in Malacañang on November 20, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Carpio warns Duterte vs defending China in SONA 2019

Jul 12, 2019 - 1:48 PM

Insisting on allowing China to fish in Philippine waters will leave Manila 'finally bound' to a lopsided deal, warns Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

WARNING. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio (right) at the Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute forum on the 3rd anniversary of the Hague ruling on the South China Sea at the UP Bonifacio Global City Auditorium, Taguig City on July 12, 2019, Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

PH urged to find 'middle ground' between U.S., China

Jul 12, 2019 - 11:37 AM

‘We’re like a pendulum. We cannot keep swinging from one extreme to the other,’ says Aileen Baviera, professor and former dean of UP’s Asian Center

PH urged to find 'middle ground' between US, China. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Duterte’s weak grasp of the maritime case on South China Sea

Jul 11, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Philippines v China 101

Amal Clooney: Duterte gov’t after Maria Ressa over human rights abuses exposés

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:40 PM

'Journalists who expose abuses face arrest while those who commit the abuses do so with impunity,' says international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney

Lebanese-British human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney holds a press briefing on her Media Freedom Campaign on April 5, 2019 in Dinard, western France, on the margins of the G7 Foreign ministers meeting to prepare the G7 Summit in Biarritz which will take place from August 25 to 27, 2019.  Damien MEYER / AFP

Share the #StoryOfTheNation: What do you want to hear from Duterte in SONA 2019?

Jul 10, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Join MovePH's campaign! Show the #StoryOfTheNation through photos or videos.

Duterte may use SONA 2019 to 'educate' Filipinos about West PH Sea fishing rights

Jul 09, 2019 - 9:49 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte insists allowing Chinese to fish in Philippine waters is constitutional, and tells Filipinos not to believe in 'constitutionalists' who say otherwise

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 72nd Philippine Air Force Anniversary at the Col. Jesus Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on July 2, 2019. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

At midterm mark, Duterte scores his highest satisfaction rating

Jul 08, 2019 - 5:05 PM

After the Recto Bank incident dominates news headlines, 80% of Filipinos say they are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte's performance

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte urges Asian nations to take a collective action to tackle global challenges in his address during the Nikkei's 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan on May 31, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Joyce Bernal wants ‘hopeful’ SONA 2019 after last year's House coup

Jul 08, 2019 - 11:37 AM

'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

'HOPEFUL.' Director Joyce Bernal grants a media interview after her walkthrough at the Batasang Pambansa on July 8, 2019. Photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte at midterm gets high grades for keeping Mindanao promise

Jul 06, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Thanks to President Rodrigo Duterte, the new Bangsamoro region is in place and the Mindanao promise is on track. His challenge in the next 3 years is to make sure that BARMM delivers on its promises.

CELEBRATION. Hundreds of Marawi City residents gather at the Mindanao State University’s Marawi campus to celebrate Eid'l Fitr on June 5, 2019, despite the delayed rehabilitation of the conflict-ravaged city. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Guevarra says Duterte admin 'prepared to face' U.N. probe into drug war

Jul 05, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The justice secretary's comment is contrary to President Rodrigo Duterte's general aversion to international interference in his campaign against drugs

INTERNATIONAL PRONE. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the Philippine government is "prepared to face any inquiry" in response to a United Nations resolution to push for concrete actions in the drug war killings. Photo by Malacañang

The Duterte Show: A reflection on the last 3 years

Jul 03, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Let this animation take you through a visual journey through poet and anthropologist Arnold Azurin's ruminations about Filipinos under the Duterte presidency

Rodrigo Duterte: The celebrity in Malacañang

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The Philippine President has a fandom that rivals many top celebrities – here's a look at how he has played the fame game

[OPINION] Caesar through Digong: Why we need to be political

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:05 AM

'The problem with us Filipinos is not that we lack discipline or love for our country. The problem with us is our lack of self-esteem due to decades of mismanagement,' says Allen Severino

Duterte and the poor: What the surveys say

Jun 30, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Throughout his 3 years in office, President Rodrigo Duterte has managed to keep poor Filipinos satisfied with his performance. Pollsters help us make sense of this.

SATISFIED. Why has Rodrigo Duterte maintained such good ratings among the poor?

At midterm, Robredo wants better ties with Duterte

Jun 30, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo describes her first 3 years as Vice President as 'good' but 'challenging'

TURBULENT RELATIONSHIP. Vice President Leni Robredo and President Rodrigo Duterte exchange pleasantries on the sidelines of the commencement exercises for the Philippine Military Academy's Mabalasik Class of 2019, held on May 26, 2019, at Fort Gregorio H. Del Pilar in Baguio City. Photo by OVP

Cabinet members hail Duterte at halfway mark of presidency

Jun 30, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea is confident Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte will end up with a 'very strong presidency,' while Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III praises his 'vision' to give Filipinos a 'comfortable life'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 38th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on June 10, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

As Duterte enters 3rd year in office, Malacañang says 'best is still to come'

Jun 30, 2019 - 1:05 AM

'The President’s record as the Philippines’ Chief Executive speaks for itself,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

HALFWAY MARK. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to enter his 3rd year in office on June 30, 2019. Photo from Malacañang PCOO

Duterte’s war on dissent

Jun 29, 2019 - 6:45 PM

The number of human rights defenders charged in the 3 years of the Duterte government is higher than those recorded during the full terms of Benigno Aquino III and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

HR DEFFENDERS – Cordillera Human Rights defenders march down Session Road to press the government to improve its human rights records in celebration of the 70th Celebration of International Human Rights Day late Monday afternoon in Baguio City. – Photo by Mau Victa

Duterte at the halfway mark: The Filipino's gamble

Jun 29, 2019 - 6:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, buoyed by a narrative of action and compassion, has recovered from 3 years worth of controversies. Will this narrative hold up until the end?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) miting de avance at the jampacked PhilSports Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City on May 11, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Rodrigo Roa Duterte, best 'tibak'

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:27 AM

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the necessity of opposing Duterte invented an entire generation of activists

Why Filipinos believe Duterte was 'appointed by God'

Jun 28, 2019 - 8:30 PM

It's rooted in the Filipino view of God as 'Punisher' – like Rodrigo Duterte

The Duterte Insult List

Jun 28, 2019 - 2:54 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's practice of hurling shocking insults at his critics has been a defining feature of his governance style. He has used it to control discourse, destroy the reputation of his enemies, and strike fear in those who would dissent.

Recto Bank incident taints Duterte's nationalist image – analyst

Jun 28, 2019 - 2:24 PM

'If we're just exchanging one possible exploiter with another, that doesn't really bode well for his nationalist image,' says political science expert Aries Arugay

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the bust of Dr. Jose Rizal as part of the 121st Philippine Independence Day celebration at the 6th Infantry Battalion Grounds in Malabang, Lanao del Sur on June 12, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Disappointment, exhaustion, fear: An incoming freshman on Duterte's 3 years

Jun 28, 2019 - 10:02 AM

'I can still remember how I, who once swore never to participate in any political rally, felt compelled to join the calls of dissent on the day of CJ Sereno's ouster'

Human rights: How to deal with Duterte, the biggest challenge?

Jun 27, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Advocates are constantly challenged by President Rodrigo Duterte's 'intentional distortion' of human rights since 2016. What are lessons learned?

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte Year 3: The Halfway Mark

Jun 27, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Assessing Rodrigo Duterte and the country at the midway point of his presidency

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