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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
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?
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
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
Sara Duterte tells Rappler she will not be attending the SONA as she is on 'special medical leave for 60 days'
'The [Mutual Defense] Treaty operates only for self-defense, not for aggression against another state,' says Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
Though President Rodrigo Duterte is immune from suit while he is Chief Executive, the new law should serve as a guide for him and a resource for Filipinos who want to call out his misogynistic behavior
President Rodrigo Duterte maintains his first quarter trust and approval ratings and remains the most trusted government official, according to Pulse Asia's June 2019 survey
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
'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
If Duterte's SONA could be directed like a mainstream blockbuster, what would it look like? This satire piece goes full-budget – with a lot of twists and turns.
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte 'will be the first one to obey' the Bawal Bastos law
'I never considered for a second cutting any ties over this small matter,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr
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
Philippine Sports Commission chairman William Ramirez is set to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte to address the 2019 SEA Games corruption issue
(UPDATED) 'There are only about 2,000 Filipinos there and as far as we know, there are no trade relations between these two countries except maybe fish,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
The change – pagbabago – that he promised remains illusory
Elementary to college students get a discount on buses, jeepneys, taxis, tricycles, the MRT and LRT, airlines, passenger ships, and transport network vehicle services every day of the week while they are enrolled
The spokesman claims President Rodrigo Duterte has 'studied' Justice Antonio Carpio's suggestions to enforce the Hague ruling, but has adopted the 'most intelligent, least dangerous' course of action
Stop the defeatist attitude toward China, says Justice Antonio Carpio
Former president Benigno Aquino III also skipped the first 3 SONAs of his successor Rodrigo Duterte
[OPINION] Iceland 1, China 0: The diplomatic significance of the U.N. Human Rights Council vote on the Philippines
The UNHRC vote was the first great test of Duterte’s diplomatic investment in China, and it proved disastrous: China simply could not deliver the votes
President Rodrigo Duterte also warns abusive recruitment agencies that he will run after them
'Iceland, ano ang problema ng Iceland? Ice lang,' says the Philippine President, poking fun at the country that drafted a resolution urging UN action against drug-related killings
Human rights groups say the response of the Philippine government is a 'poor display of diplomacy'
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo answers in the affirmative about President Rodrigo Duterte's support for any potential bid by Martin Romualdez to run for the vice presidency
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
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
Insisting on allowing China to fish in Philippine waters will leave Manila 'finally bound' to a lopsided deal, warns Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
Bangsamoro Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim says the BTA is ready to name its members for the body
Paolo Duterte has indeed posted a list containing names involved in an alleged ouster plot against the President but Defense Secretary Lorenzana has since dismissed it as 'fake news'
A United Nations-led investigation can help end the mass murder and climate of impunity in the Philippines
The Commission on Human Rights urges the Philippine government to revisit its stand on independent probes into drug war killings
The resolution asks United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet to write a comprehensive report on the drug war killings and urges the Philippine government to refrain from 'all acts of intimidation or retaliation'
President Rodrigo Duterte says Bangsamoro Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim expressed his agreement with Manny Piñol's designation duing a meeting in Malacañang
House Sergeant at Arms Romeo Prestoza says they have yet to detect any 'substantial' security threats for SONA 2019
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte reacts to the statement of his son, Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte, that the speakership race does not seem to be over yet
President Rodrigo Duterte won't take it against lawmakers if they decide not to support the speakership bid of Taguig City-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano, says Malacañang
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte wants the BOC employees to 'report to Malacañang' as they are investigated for corruption
'Journalists who expose abuses face arrest while those who commit the abuses do so with impunity,' says international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the names of those facing administrative and criminal charges will be disclosed 'at the appropriate time
Senator Risa Hontiveros also wishes that the President would release detained Senator Leila de Lima and stop the harassment cases against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
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'The public can be assured that the Supreme Court has and will always act independently, and free from influence from the other branches of Government' says Supreme Court Spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka
President Rodrigo Duterte says 'no other chief executive in our history comes close' to his ally and friend, ex-president turned House speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(3rd UPDATE) Anak Kalusugan Representative Michael Defensor apologizes to Sara Duterte, saying it was wrong of him to drag the Davao City mayor's name into the matter
During her farewell dinner as House Speaker, Arroyo replies to Duterte: 'It was never my intention to be difficult with you…So I only wish that I had better EQ so I could have second-guessed everything you wanted'
Former president and House speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says President Rodrigo Duterte 'provided the atmosphere' that led to her acquittal
President Rodrigo Duterte insists allowing Chinese to fish in Philippine waters is constitutional, and tells Filipinos not to believe in 'constitutionalists' who say otherwise