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[OPINION] Open up a new future together for China-Philippine relations

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping writes: "As a Philippine proverb goes, 'Seize today, or you will lose tomorrow.' China will work with the Philippines to seize the opportunity and go along with the trend of our time.'

Malacañang clears Robredo in supposed Duterte ouster plot

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo 'was not among those specifically named to be part of the conspiracy,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

MASS FOR PEACE. Vice President Leni Robredo joins the Mass for Peace at De La Salle University on September 21, 2018, the anniversary of Martial Law. Photo by OVP

Duterte: 'I am ready to step down'

Aug 14, 2018 - 6:50 PM

(2nd UPDATE) But President Rodrigo Duterte rejects Vice President Leni Robredo as his successor, saying, 'I do not think she can improve on anything here'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-appointed government officials at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 13, 2018, reiterates his stern warning to the government workers to avoid corrupt practices. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Religious leaders urge gov't, NDF: Seek peace and pursue it

Jun 30, 2018 - 9:03 AM

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform encourages both government and the National Democratic Front to 'open the doors to dialogue'

PEACE TALKS. A group of religious leaders urge President Rodrigo Duterte and CPP founder Joma Sison to continue working for peace.

Duterte Year 2: A Review

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:28 PM

Features, Analyses, In-Depth Reports, Videos

'Enough,' women tell Duterte

Jun 09, 2018 - 10:39 AM

'What matters is that here and now, we take a stand against presidential misogyny, act consistently against a government that condones abuse, and unite on the truth that we will not, cannot stand for violence – not just against women, but against all Filipinos,' says Enough, a movement launched on Facebook

ENOUGH. Women-only protest sparks up to petition against the kiss and push for President Duterte's resignation. Photo courtesy of Enough

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 5, 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday.

Duterte says China's Xi vowed to protect him from ouster

May 15, 2018 - 5:45 PM

'We will not allow you to be taken out from your office,' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recalls Chinese President Xi Jinping telling him

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for a photo following a successful bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. Malacañang file photo

Public satisfaction with Duterte administration declines – SWS

May 11, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Out of 20 issues included in the Social Weather Stations survey, Filipinos are least satisfied with government efforts to fight inflation

PUBLIC SATISFACTION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks during the Pamamahagi ng Titulo Handog ng Pangulo program at Liwasang Alfaro G. Aguirre in Mulanay, Quezon on May 2, 2018. File photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Duterte on TIME cover: I'm no strongman

May 04, 2018 - 7:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte claims he never sent anyone critical of his administration to jail

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Pamamahagi ng Titulo Handog ng Pangulo program at Liwasang Alfaro G. Aguirre in Mulanay, Quezon on May 2, 2018, declares that he is willing to hand down government-owned land that are deemed unused or unproductive to the farmers. The President, however, was quick to add that he needs the cooperation of congress for the reform of government-owned lands. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte threatens to arrest ICC prosecutor if she goes to PH

Apr 13, 2018 - 12:13 PM

'Kaya ikaw, Ms Fatou, huwag kang pumunta dito kasi I will bar you,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, addressing International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

Duterte teases Chinese reporter about 'flowering' PH-China ties

Apr 09, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'China and the Philippines will bloom and you and I are in the middle of the flower,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells a China Central Television reporter during a press conference

Netizens on Boracay closure: 'Hassle, unnecessary!'

Apr 06, 2018 - 1:31 PM

'Pati kaming taga-Aklan talaga hindi makauwi, walang flight pa-Kalibo dahil sa closure na 'yan! Ano lalangoy kami?' tweets one irate netizen

LOOK: Duterte gets visit from grandkids for 73rd birthday

Mar 28, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The President, clad in 'pambahay,' bonds with 6 of his grandchildren at his home in Davao City

Duterte meets Saudi prince in Malacañang

Mar 19, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The meeting takes place amid President Duterte's warning that he will expand his OFW deployment ban in Kuwait to other Middle Eastern countries

From Cory to Rody: Presidents and their beef with Palace reporters

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Rappler looks into all the instances when Malacañang restricted the access of reporters covering the Palace beat and compares them with President Duterte's recent order

After Duterte’s remarks, PopCom reminds public condoms prevent HIV

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Commission on Population chief Juan Antonio Perez III says condoms are 'the preferred method' to prevent sexually transmitted diseases

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, February 12-18, 2018

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Must-watch videos this week

DISINFORMATION. Computer programmer Carlos Nazareno shares how Duterte supporters swarmed the Facebook page of the  International Criminal Court shortly after it announced its probe on the government's war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ex-DepEd chief: Culture that laughs at Duterte's jokes fuels fake news

Feb 15, 2018 - 9:36 PM

Representatives of the church and the academe mull solutions to the growing culture of hate and disinformation in the Philippines

LOST SOULS. Br Armin Luistro says Filipinos have lost their soul from all the divisiveness. Photo from Rappler livestream

Duterte tells helpful Lucio Tan he'll forgive and forget

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM

After PAL provides planes for OFWs, President Rodrigo Duterte tells tycoon Lucio Tan: 'I am going to shut up forever. Okay na sa akin, tapos na.'

Duterte: If I won't be a dictator, nothing will happen to PH

Feb 09, 2018 - 9:34 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte had previously said that becoming a dictator would dishonor his late mother, a prominent activist against the Marcos regime

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his message to the rebel returnees at Malacañan Palace on February 7, 2018, explains how insurgency has stunted the development of the agriculture sector in the hinterlands. Malacañang Photo

Duterte jokes about '42 virgins' as tourism 'come-on'

Jan 26, 2018 - 3:53 PM

'I'd like to have the virgins here, not in heaven,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, during a business forum in India

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte disembarks from the Philippine Airlines chartered flight PR001 upon his arrival at the New Delhi International Airport in India on January 24, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte appoints Prospero de Vera as CHED OIC

Jan 26, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Commissioner Prospero de Vera III is the most senior official in the Commission on Higher Education

DUTERTE ALLY. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera joins a press conference in Malacañang on June 20, 2017. Photo by Malacañang

Duterte arrives in India

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The firebrand Philippine leader touches down in New Delhi to attend an ASEAN summit and hold a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to the start of the bilateral meeting between Philippines and India at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. Malacañan Photo

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Villegas' guide on charter change

Jan 15, 2018 - 8:30 AM

What ethical norms must govern changing the Constitution?

PASTORAL GUIDE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas offers guidelines for his flock, the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, to help in understanding charter change. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Who should draft new charter? Not Congress, Villegas says

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:28 AM

Archbishop Socrates Villegas also slams proposals to extend the terms of government leaders as the Philippines shifts to a federal form of government

CHARTER CHANGE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas issues a pastoral guide on efforts to revise the Philippine Constitution. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

President Duterte knew Paolo wanted to resign – Mayor Sara

Dec 25, 2017 - 3:12 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says her brother will go 'back to private life and spend time with his children'

FAMILY. Davao City Vice Mayor (left) says his parents, mother Elizabeth and father President Rodrigo Duterte have taught him the value of delicadeza, which led to his decision to resign on Christmas Day 2017. Malacañang file photo

Duterte warns executive branch: No foreign trips starting January 1

Dec 21, 2017 - 7:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says officials who travel every month should quit. 'I do not need you in the executive department.'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the commissioning of the BRP Lapu-Lapu and BRP Francisco Dagohoy and the launching of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Rice-Corn Blend Program at the Sasa Wharf in Davao City on December 21, 2017, declares that the addition of the two vessels will strengthen the government's programs against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Also in the photo are Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Director Eduardo Gongona, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Presidential Adviser for Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

WATCH: Duterte and Robredo's most adorable moments with kids

Dec 10, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The President and Vice President share one thing in common: they both love spending time with children!

Malacañang says UN rapporteur Callamard incompetent, biased

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:49 PM

After the UN human rights chief condemns Duterte's threat to slap Agnes Callamard, Malacañang says the President should not be judged for his 'colorful language'

UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard delivers a keynote message during the Drug Issues, Different Perspective: A Policy Forum at the UP campus on May 5, 2017. Rappler screengrab

Duterte says Xi downplayed sea militarization in meeting

Nov 12, 2017 - 2:16 AM

The Chinese leader also supposedly assures President Rodrigo Duterte that Beijing respects other countries' rights to free passage in the disputed South China Sea

Duterte wants Philippines to host 'world summit on human rights'

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:44 PM

'All the victims of human rights violation are invited to come and air their gripe or grievances,' says the Philippine president

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the meeting with Filipinos residing in Vietnam at the Pulchra Resort in Da Nang City on November 9, 2017, gives his insights on globalization citing that if it should be promoted, global trade players should strike a balance between the rich and poor countries. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte claims he stabbed someone to death as a 16-year-old

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Just bravado or the truth? President Rodrigo Duterte claims he killed someone as a teenager.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the meeting with Filipinos residing in Vietnam at the Pulchra Resort in Da Nang City on November 9, 2017, relays the key points of his keynote address during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit. The President cited that while globalization has its benefits, it has somehow stunted the growth of some developing countries. He went on to suggest that highly-developed countries should give more opportunities to MSMEs especially from developing countries. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte: APEC, ASEAN must help those left behind by globalization

Nov 09, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Addressing the APEC CEO Summit in Vietnam, the Philippine leader says America was the 'first victim of globalization' and urges regional blocs to help countries reap the benefits of free trade

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Vietnam Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan as the President is accorded with welcome honors upon his arrival at the Da Nang International Airport in Vietnam on November 8, 2017 for his participation in the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM). Malacañan Photo

Roque says he respects rights of media, Duterte defenders

Nov 07, 2017 - 11:07 AM

A democracy, says Duterte's spokesman, is based on a citizenry that can discuss issues 'in a rational, informed, and peaceable manner'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque following the oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on November 6, 2017. King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Rabid pro-Duterte bloggers slam Roque for defending media

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:09 PM

They ask President Duterte's spokesperson to resign after he said he'd explain to supporters how valuable critical journalism had been to the government and even to Duterte's electoral victory in 2016

Newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. entertains queries from members of the media following his first press briefing in Malacañan on November 2, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Roque trusts Duterte won't make claims without factual basis

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Incoming Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says his marching orders from President Rodrigo Duterte is to 'never lie'

Duterte brings top Marawi soldiers to Japan to 'unwind'

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:59 AM

The Philippine President brings along top commanders who served in Marawi 'for a respite'

ALCAIN1 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with military honors upon his arrival at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City following a successful two-day visit to Japan on October 31, 2017. Accompanying the Preisdent is Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of Staff Rey Guerrero. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte's Undas message: Make world better for future generations

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the best way to honor the dead is to change society for the good of the next generation

President Rodrigo Duterte joins Filipinos in the traditional observance of Undas (All Saints' Day). He visits his parents' grave at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

20 Japanese companies to invest in PH after Duterte visit

Oct 31, 2017 - 10:58 AM

If the 18 letters of intent are followed through with legally-binding deals, they will bring in P310 billion worth of investments to the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the exchange of business letters of intent (LOIs) between businessman Manuel Pangilinan and a Japanese business leader during a ceremony at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on October 30, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte witnesses turnover of rifles, trucks from Russia

Oct 25, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The President also tours Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Pantaleev, his 3rd visit to a Russian warship

Duterte to visit Japan end of October

Oct 25, 2017 - 10:55 AM

The Philippine President's trip comes days before the APEC and ASEAN summits in November

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he interacts with the pupils waving the Japan and Philippine Flags before entering the Malacañan Palace on January 12, 2017. The Prime Minister of Japan is scheduled for a two-day visit to the country. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Tindig Pilipinas can join pro-gov't coalition – Sara Duterte

Oct 23, 2017 - 3:15 PM

After previously calling Tindig Pilipinas a 'power-hungry group,' Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio now invites them to 'turn this country around and do everything for the Philippines'

'JOIN US.' Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte holds a press conference after the official launch of the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

[OPINION] Revolutionary government, yes, Duterte-style, no

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Under Duterte’s leadership, there is clearly no revolution. It’s actually more of the same, only worse. What Duterte ushered in was a rightist counter-revolution.

Uphold the Constitution, stand with the 'impartial' Ombudsman – Robredo

Oct 02, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says constitutional offices like the Ombudsman were created to stop from happening again abuses under the Marcos regime

DEFEND DEMOCRACY. Vice President Leni Robredo rallies support for the Office of the Ombudsman amid recent attacks against the agency. Photo from the OVP

Why the polls may be wrong

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:01 AM

Opinion polls do not reflect the processes of change that come from the everyday exchanges and discussions that are happening in a nation which is in political ferment

Malacañang asks ERC officials to explain 'extravagant' trips

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:42 PM

The Office of the President asks 4 commissioners and a director to respond to allegations of serious dishonesty and grave misconduct

Why Duterte has to be ousted, and why even that won’t be enough to defend ourselves

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM

If we allow him he will continue to deploy all the power and the resources commanded by the presidency to escalate his brutal war on the poor to establish a dictatorial regime and to take us to a modern dark age We have a moral duty to stop this from happening

Duterte warns Kadamay not to repeat occupation of houses

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Either batutain kayo o pag lumaban kayo ipagbabaril ko kayo the President tells Kadamay

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 'Salamat Magigiting na Mandirigma: Go Negosyo Kapatid for Marawi' ceremony at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 25, 2017, reassures the families of the law enforcers that he will raise a P50-billion trust fund to cover the educational expense for their children. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Robredo renews call to uphold human rights, rule of law after SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates her stance after President Rodrigo Duterte lashes out against his critics and promises an unrelenting drug war

CANDID. Vice President Leni Robredo during the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, July 24.