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Duterte 'neither confirming nor denying' he went to hospital

May 19, 2019 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte is 'well and good,' says the Presidential Security Group, reacting to fresh rumors that he went to a hospital in San Juan City

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

Covering the PDP-Laban, Duterte campaign despite the Rappler ban

May 18, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'I had to be invisible to be present'

END OF THE CAMPAIGN. Taken after the President's speech during PDP-Laban's miting de avance in Pasig City, the last event of the 2019 campaign.  Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Toni Gonzaga on Malacañang's dinner invitation: 'I was surprised'

May 17, 2019 - 7:11 PM

The actress says she didn't know why she was invited to attend President Rodrigo Duterte's thanksgiving dinner on May 7

Duterte's prolonged absences, skipped events? 'Overworked, resting'

May 17, 2019 - 12:53 PM

(UPDATED) In recent weeks, President Rodrigo Duterte has stayed out of the public eye for days on end and has failed to show up at several engagements

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets some of the guests during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at the Garcia-Hernandez Sports and Training Center in Bohol on May 8, 2019. Also in the photo is former Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ex-FDA chief Puno denies corruption allegations

May 17, 2019 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) 'I served as the Director General of the FDA for two years and 10 months with complete honesty, diligence, dedication, and loyalty,' says former Food and Drug Director General Nela Charade Puno

EX-FDA CHIEF. Nela Charade Puno attends the Senate hearing on the Dengvaxia controversy as Food and Drug Administration Director General in December 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte fires Food and Drug Administration chief Nela Charade Puno

May 16, 2019 - 5:29 PM

(UPDATED) The letter terminating FDA Director General Nela Charade Puno says the move is part of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on government corruption but does not provide details

SACKED. Food and Drug Adminisration chief Nela Charade Puno attends the Senate hearing on the Dengvaxia controversy in February 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte headed to Japan end of May

May 16, 2019 - 5:04 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will speak at the Nikkei-organized Future of Asia forum in Tokyo. Business-to-business deals are expected to be signed on the sidelines of the trip.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 122nd Founding Anniversary of the Philippine Army at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City on March 21, 2019. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ineffective? 27 of 36 bets in Duterte drug list win in 2019 polls

May 16, 2019 - 11:45 AM

In an upset to the Duterte administration, 3 of 4 candidates named in the narcolist win in the 2019 elections

DRUG LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte shows his consolidated drug list, which comprises of names of government officials. Malacañang file photo

[OPINION] And the winners are…Rodrigo Duterte and Coco Martin

May 16, 2019 - 11:30 AM

The Duterte camp will now have more confidence to field candidates for the presidential race in 2022

Reelectionist mayor threatened by Duterte with arrest wins in Malabon

May 14, 2019 - 9:25 AM

(UPDATED) Reelectionist Malabon Mayor Antolin 'Len Len' Oreta III, first cousin of former president Benigno Aquino III, wins over President Rodrigo Duterte's candidate, Vice Mayor Jeannie Sandoval

WINNERS. Reelected Makabon Mayor Len Len Oreta (center) holds up the hands of fellow winners Jaye Lacson (Malabon congresswoman) and Ninong dela Cruz (vice mayor). Photo from the Facebook page of Len Len Oreta

Opposition bets failed to counter Duterte strongman myth – analyst

May 14, 2019 - 1:25 AM

Political science instructor Arjan Aguirre says the opposition should have united to attack the narrative that people need to rely on strongman rule

UNITY NEEDED. Political science instructor Arjan Aguirre says opposition senatorial candidates failed to form a united front to counter the strongman rule narrative of President Rodrigo Duterte. Screenshot from Rappler video

Duterte blasts 'Western-funded' media, hits 'professional twisters'

May 13, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Vera Files president Ellen Tordesillas, whom the President calls a 'prostitute,' counters that he is 'not in his right mind' and is a 'danger to the Filipino people'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte answers queries from members of the media after casting his vote for the midterm elections at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City on May 13, 2019. Malacañang Photo

On election day, Duterte says vote buying 'integral' to PH elections

May 13, 2019 - 5:43 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says there should be nothing wrong with vote buying, when it takes the form of paying for transportation and food of local leaders

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows his marked index finger after casting his vote for the midterm elections at his voting precinct at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City on May 13, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Duterte votes in Davao City

May 13, 2019 - 5:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, accompanied by his partner Honeylet Avanceña, participates in the 2019 elections

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte casts his vote for the midterm elections at his voting precinct at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City on May 13, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Pulse Asia on voter interest: 'Mindanao is hot'

May 13, 2019 - 10:11 AM

A survey of Pulse Asia shows 91% of likely voters in Mindanao are ‘truly interested’ in the 2019 elections

CARAVAN. Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates gather for one last campaign rally before the 2019 elections. Rappler photo

Philippines holds midterm polls seen as final step in Duterte consolidation

May 13, 2019 - 5:54 AM

'This could be a watershed moment in Philippine politics and governance, the final step of consolidation by the Duterte family of its dominance over the political elite,' says political analyst Antonio La Viña

President Rodrigo attends the Miting de Avance of the PDP Laban at the Philippine Sports Arena in Pasig City on Saturday, May 11, as he again endorses the senatorial slate which composes of Raffy Alunan, JV Ejercito, Imee marcos, Dong Mangudadatu, Bato Dela Rosa, Duterte, Bong Go, Koko Pimentel, Francis Tolentino, Sonny Angara, Cynthia Villar, and artists Freddie Aguilar. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] How pro-Duterte lawmakers hurt economic growth

May 12, 2019 - 4:58 PM

What makes the latest growth data unsettling is that our lawmakers seem to have been directly and largely responsible for it

Duterte makes last pitch for his Senate slate

May 11, 2019 - 11:01 PM

'If you believe in Bikoy, kindly vote for Otso Diretso,' the President says in his winding speech during PDP-Laban's miting de avance

LAST PITCH. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte is shown delivering his speech during PDP-Laban campaign rally at the Bacolod City Government Center Football Field in Negros Occidental on April 11, 2019. File photo by Simeon Celi Jr./Presidential Photo

PDP-Laban bets: ‘We will support Duterte all the way’ in the Senate

May 11, 2019 - 7:24 PM

But former police chief Ronald dela Rosa also says the ruling party's senatorial bets won't allow President Duterte to dictate on them should they get elected

PDP-LABAN BETS. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte raises the hands of the PDP-Laban senatorial candidates during a campaign rally at the Puerto Princesa Coliseum in Palawan on April 4, 2019. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

In 2019 campaign, Dela Rosa wins with his heart and Duterte

May 10, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Former police chief Ronald dela Rosa woos voters with his personality and association with President Rodrigo Duterte

IN THE LEAD. Ronald dela Rosa has a high chance of winning in the 2019 polls. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

You had a good cockroach laugh, but did you fume over Duterte quip on lady mayor’s panty?

May 10, 2019 - 8:46 PM

While campaigning for gubernatorial bet Jun Evasco in Bohol, President Duterte puts the mayor of Garcia Hernandez town on the spot – talking about her beauty and...her panty

ENDORSEMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte raises the hands of (from left) Bohol 2nd District Board Member Tomas Abapo Jr, Garcia-Hernandez Mayor Tita Gallentes, gubernatorial candidate Leoncio Evasco Jr, and senatorial bet Christopher Lawrence Go during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan campaign rally at the Garcia-Hernandez Sports and Training Center in Bohol on May 8, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Netizens ask Malacañang: What's the obsession with matrices?

May 10, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Netizens poke fun at the latest matrix released by Malacañang

Hidilyn Diaz fears for life over Duterte foe list

May 10, 2019 - 5:14 PM

'I am concerned for my security as well as that of my parents,' says the Olympic weightlifting star

UNSUBSTANTIATED CLAIMS. The President’s spokesman says there has been a wrong analysis of the Duterte ouster diagram that includes Philippine sports star Hidilyn Diaz. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Panelo says Gretchen Ho, Hidilyn Diaz not part of 'conspiracy' vs Duterte

May 10, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo blames the media for making a 'wrong analysis' about the diagrams, saying Ho and Diaz were only included to show Rodel Jayme's Facebook interests

New Malacañang diagrams. Screenshot from RTVM

MAP: Can these provinces help Duterte’s senatorial candidates win?

May 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Results of the May 13 elections will show if these provinces' support to Duterte in 2016 continues 3 years later, and extends to the senatorial candidates he supports

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a comical gesture during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at One Pinagtipunan Circle in Malabon City on April 2, 2019. Joining the President on stage are former Bureau of Corrections Chief Ronald dela Rosa and former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte a no-show at rainy but packed Hugpong miting de avance

May 09, 2019 - 10:57 PM

All 13 HNP senatorial candidates are present for their last campaign rally with Sara Duterte. While her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, isn't there, her siblings Paolo and Sebastian are.

2019 HNP Campaign Caravan for Senators at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on Thursday night, May 9. Crowds staying outside the big tent of the campaign rally stayed even with the sudden heavy rains. Rappler photo

Duterte bugged by cockroach during speech

May 09, 2019 - 2:22 PM

An aide tries and fails to scrape the critter away with some papers, but Duterte brushes the cockroach aside

SWATTING BUGS. An aide attempts to swat a cockroach from President Rodrigo Duterte's shoulder as he addresses a crowd in Bohol on May 8, 2019. Screenshot from RTVM video feed.

[ANALYSIS] Duterte a ‘competent’ economic manager? Not so fast

May 09, 2019 - 12:34 PM

To thank Duterte for his 'political will and decisive action' on inflation is like thanking an arsonist for putting out a fire he created in the first place

Duterte assures justice for victims of Negros Occidental ambush

May 09, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The president personally tells the Moises Padilla town vice mayor that justice will be served in the killing of her brother and nephew last month

ASSURANCE. File photo of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte warns Negros Occidental mayor: ‘Allow everybody to vote freely’

May 09, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Moises Padilla town in Negros Occidental is under the control of the Commission on Elections in the wake of the killings

President Rodrigo Duterte during a speech at a campaign rally in Garcia-Hernandez town in Bohol on Thursday night, May 9. RTVM screenshot

Duterte 'not interested' in filing cases vs persons in diagrams

May 09, 2019 - 12:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the diagrams come from the 'intelligence community' and that their source is 'not a Filipino'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum in Batangas on April 17, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang releases new diagrams on 'conspiracy' to discredit Duterte

May 08, 2019 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) The Liberal Party, Magdalo, journalists, and media organizations are tagged as part of a 'conspiracy' to boost the Senate bids of Otso Diretso candidates

New Malacañang diagrams. Malacañang photo

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities at Duterte's thanksgiving dinner

May 08, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Robin Padilla, Richard Gomez, and Mariel Rodriguez are some of the stars spotted at the dinner hosted by the president

TIMELINE: The 'Bikoy' controversy

May 08, 2019 - 12:26 PM

(UPDATED) This controversy has led to several events, including a warantless arrest, a charge of inciting to sedition, and a whistle-blower going public

Colmenares: 2019 elections a clear fight against Duterte

May 08, 2019 - 8:21 AM

'Hinding hindi tayo papayag sa mga patakaran ni President Duterte,' says Makabayan bet Neri Colmenares

Laban PInas holds its miting de avance at Plaze Miranda, Manila. on May 7, 2019, endorsing its partylist and senatorial bets for the midterm elections. Candidates took turns explaining their platforms to the crowds cheers. Otso Diretso senatorial bets Gutoc, Hillbay, Diokno, Tanada we're on hand endorsing Neri Colmenares. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

The whistle-blowers against Duterte and his close allies

May 07, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Peter Joemel Advincula, formerly known as Bikoy, is not the first whistle-blower to go public against either President Rodrigo Duterte or his close allies

ALLEGATIONS. Several individuals come out in the open to accuse President Rodrigo Duterte or the company he keeps of being involved in criminal activities.

Looking at 'inciting to sedition' in the time of Duterte

May 07, 2019 - 1:03 PM

In charging a webmaster with inciting to sedition, the justice department cites a case from 1951. Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has also been charged twice.

INCITING TO SEDITION. Webmaster Rodel Jayme and opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV are two men charged of inciting to sedition in the time of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Finding Acierto

May 06, 2019 - 8:07 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Veteran anti-drug operator Eduardo 'Jojo' Acierto hides from a government that's out to get him. What drives him?

Interview with Eduardo Acierto

MISLEADING: Duterte should not be 'blamed' for contractualization

May 06, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Labor groups are calling out President Duterte not because contractualization exists, but because he failed to deliver on his promise to end it in one week

Duterte visits former rival Prospero Nograles' wake

May 06, 2019 - 12:41 PM

The first President from Mindanao pays his respects to Prospero Nograles, the first House Speaker from Mindanao. They were political rivals but reconciled in 2015.

Photo from Office of the Cabinet Secretary

Acierto accuses Duterte gov’t of abducting colleague

May 06, 2019 - 12:11 PM

In a new clandestine video, Eduardo Acierto accuses the government of abducting his former anti-drug operations colleague retired police major Lito Pirote

NEW VIDEO. Eduardo Acierto sends a new clip of himself addressing Filipinos about the Philippine government. Screenshot from Acierto video

'That's how much I love him': Bong Go ready to join Duterte in jail

May 05, 2019 - 9:05 PM

On the campaign trail in Mandaluyong City, senatorial bet Bong Go defends President Rodrigo Duterte's 'drug war'

JAILTIME TOGETHER? Senatorial candidate Bong Go says he is ready to join his longtime boss, President Rodrigo Duterte, to jail. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

'I will kill you all'

May 04, 2019 - 6:07 PM

At a time when alleged narco politicians named by the President are being killed with impunity, officials on a kill list in Cebu are gunned down one after another

Over 100 attacks vs journalists since Duterte assumed office – monitor

May 03, 2019 - 6:05 PM

The Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network says it has monitored at least 128 attacks and threats against members of the press since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office

ATTACKS MAPPED. Luis Teodoro leads the presentation of data on attacks against members of the press at the press freedom forum organized by the Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Foreign-funded? Journalists hit back, say gov't gets funds from China

May 03, 2019 - 1:49 PM

On World Press Freedom Day, journalists point out that the government's own media apparatus gets huge funding from China

VETERAN JOURNALISTS. A panel of leading journalists assembles as a panel in the press freedom forum organized by the Freedom for Media Freedom for All network on World Press Freedom Day. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

WATCH: We put supporters and critics of President Duterte in a room together

May 03, 2019 - 1:39 PM

A group of young voters sits down to discuss the midterm elections and his policies – including marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, and the controversial War on Drugs

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A ban on Duterte

May 03, 2019 - 7:33 AM

Given his type of narcissism, one that blooms lustier and lustier with each live performance, we'd never know how far he would go with his indecencies

[OPINION] Lust for violence

May 02, 2019 - 8:33 PM

'Duterte’s high satisfaction rating will only take a negative turn when we're able to successfully curb the capacity for violence that has been awakened in us'

Background photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler; Duterte photo from Malacañang

Robredo to Duterte gov’t: ‘Be more firm’ vs all illegal foreign workers

May 02, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the government should always prioritize Filipino laborers over foreign workers, especially those without working permits

FILIPINO FIRST. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks before sectoral representatives at Donsol, Sorsogon province May 2, 2019. Photo by Arnold Almacen/OVP

'The President does not lie' – Panelo

May 02, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo insists on the honesty of a 'thinking President' like Rodrigo Duterte amid the uproar over the Philippine chief's 'ouster plot matrix'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 25th National Federation of the Motorcycle Clubs of the Philippines Annual National Convention at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City on April 6, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO