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Aquino on Dengvaxia, Tax reform bill, Tropical Storm Urduja | Evening wRap

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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No plans to redesign OFW ID despite criticism – DOLE

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says he has yet to hear complaints from overseas Filipino workers themselves, so the design stays for now

NO CHANGES. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello holds a sample of the OFW ID with an image of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

62% of 2017 endo targets completed – DOLE

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:21 PM

There are an estimated 1.3 million contractual employees nationwide

ANTI-ENDO. There is an estimated 1.3 million contractual employees in the Philippines. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Tax Reform Bill passed, Duterte on ABS-CBN, Urduja intensifies | Midday wRap

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:27 PM

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Filing cases vs ex-presidents? 'Not my style,' says Duterte

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:17 AM

The President jokes he's more likely to shoot a political rival than file cases against them

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go walk past the new portrait painting of the President which is mounted together with other portraits of former presidents at the Reception Hall of the Malacañan Palace on December 12, 2017. The President's portrait was painted by self-taught artist Ronilo Abayan. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to Lopezes: If ABS-CBN promotes federalism, I'll shake hands with you

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:30 PM

The President hopes the major television network can dedicate some of its 'expensive and precious' airtime to a federalism awareness campaign

Duterte defends officials blamed for Dengvaxia controversy

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he would have probably approved the dengue immunization program if he were in their place

Martial law extension, 2018 budget, Duterte extends Dela Rosa as PNP Chief | Evening wRap

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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Duterte on nationwide martial law: All options on the table

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he will consider nationwide martial law if the New People's Army steps up attacks

Amid all the ongoing rallies from the opposition and critiques in today's National Day of Protest, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chose to visit the troops in the war-torn Marawi City on September 21, 2017.  During his visit, the President talked to the troops and expressed his utmost gratitude for their continuing efforts in quelling the terror threats in the war-torn city. He also provided the soldiers with groceries as well as watches and eyewears.  Joining the President are Defense Secretary Delfin Loorrenzana, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. The President also tagged along Paolo Santos, Jimmy Bondoc and Arnel Ignacio to provide entertainment to the troops. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Duterte thanks Congress for extending martial law in Mindanao

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:29 PM

By granting his request, the lawmakers understood 'the plight of the Filipino,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

GRATEFUL. President Rodrigo Duterte thanks Congress for granting his request to extend martial law in Mindanao. Presidential Photo

Duterte to extend Dela Rosa's term as PNP chief

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:17 PM

(UPDATED) After two to three months of extension, top cop Ronald dela Rosa will take over the Bureau of Corrections

LONGER SERVICE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa is expected to remain in his post a few more months after he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 56.  Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte: Most Filipinos not ready for federal form of gov't

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:30 PM

'It does not seem to ring a bell in the Visayas and Mindanao,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, with an uncharacteristic air of resignation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the conferment ceremony of the 2016 Presidential Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities (PACFMC) at the Malacañan Palace on December 12, 2017, urges the adults to allow the youth to play a role in shaping a future that the next generation of children deserve to inherit. Malacañan Photo

Amid OFW ID issue, Duterte reminds gov't offices not to use his photo

Dec 13, 2017 - 3:30 PM

'You cannot flatter me with my picture, titindig ang balahibo ko niyan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 84th Anniversary Celebration at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in Malolos City on December 8, 2017, reiterates that he is bent on fulfilling his campaign promise of eliminating corruption in government. Malacañan Photo

Malacañang urges Filipinos to support martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 13, 2017 - 2:40 PM

(UPDATED) 'We ask the public to stand behind the administration and rally behind our defenders to quell the continuing rebellion in Mindanao,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

Congress extends martial law in Mindanao to end of 2018

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:28 PM

After 4 hours of deliberations, lawmakers grant the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao by a year to 'totally eradicate' Islamic State-inspired terror groups

EXTENDED AGAIN. The 17th Congress further extends the declaration of martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte addresses the members of the Malacañang Press Corps during the Christmas Party at the Malacañan Palace on December 12, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Joint session on martial law, Duterte on media, Tillerson on North Korea | Midday wRap

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:40 PM

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Marawi mayor backs extended martial law to 'keep terrorists away'

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra supports President Rodrigo Duterte's request to Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao for a year

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Thin crowd of protesters mobilize as Congress tackles martial law extension

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:50 AM

(UPDATED) Less than 50 protesters from Akbayan party list assemble as Congress begins deliberations on the extension of martial law in Mindanao. Later in the day, the other faction of the Philippine left gathers about a hundred members, to hold its own protest

PROTESTERS. A thin crowd of protesters assemble at the gate of the House of Representatives to extend martial law in Mindanao. Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Why 1-year martial law extension? Security officials give different answers

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:33 AM

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza argues that the request goes against the 'intention' of the framers of the 1987 Constitution 'that never again should any president be allowed to utilize martial law indefinitely'

MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Officials from the executive, including the security sector, defend their request for a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. Screenshot from the House livestream

Dela Rosa to be next BuCor chief

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:15 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says top cop Ronald dela Rosa may have failed to meet public expectations in leading the Philippine National Police but it would be 'a waste' not to give him another government position

LIVE: Congress joint session on martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:02 AM

Watch live on Rappler as the Senate and the House of Representatives convene in a joint session to decide on President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law

Duterte tells media, 'I am not your enemy'

Dec 13, 2017 - 7:03 AM

'Nevermind about our relationship, it's always adversarial,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in his Christmas message to reporters covering him

Among PCUP execs fired: Honeylet Avanceña’s ‘cousin’

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:30 AM

PCUP Commissioner Melissa Aradanas and other relatives have dinner with Honeylet and President Rodrigo Duterte in their Manila residence before the President announces his decision to 'fire' an entire commission

Bong Go dedicates ‘Superman’ song to Duterte at Malacañang Christmas party

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:30 AM

President Duterte, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, and PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar perform at their first Malacañang Press Corps Christmas party

Duterte on martial law extension, Dela Rosa on Carpio, Ongpin case | Evening wRap

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:58 PM

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DOLE open to redesigning OFW ID after getting flak for Duterte photo

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte has no knowledge of the design of the much-awaited ID that will replace the overseas employment certificate

ANNIVERSARY. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and DOLE  Secretary Silvestre Bello III during the 84th anniversary celebration of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Malolos City, Bulacan. Malacañang photo

Duterte tells transport group Piston, be ready for rubber bullets

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will deploy the military and police to manage jeepney drivers' protests

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 25th founding anniversary of the Center for Brighter Beginnings, Inc. at the Davao Convention and Trade Center in Davao City on October 27, 2017, explains that one of his primary duties as a government worker is to protect the Filipinos and preserve the country. Malacañan Photo

Duterte slams Ridon's foreign travels: 'You had too much, too soon'

Dec 12, 2017 - 4:43 PM

(UPDATED) 'He travelled about 7 times and to think that the office is an urban poor agency, I simply cannot,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the PCUP chairman he just fired

Alvarez tells critics of martial law extension: Go to Mindanao

Dec 12, 2017 - 4:10 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who also comes from Mindanao, says he supports President Rodrigo Duterte's request for martial law to be extended there

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) President and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez prior to the meeting with the leaders from the AIPA member countries at the Makati Shangri-La Manila on September 19, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Malacañang says Duterte 'sure' to probe DAP president

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:47 PM

'The President does not take issues of corruption sitting down,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

#DuterteLive: PACFMC awarding

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:32 PM

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Duterte names obscure terrorist to justify extended martial law

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:16 PM

If President Rodrigo Duterte is to be believed, a BIFF sub-leader may succeed Isnilon Hapilon as the top leader of the Islamic State in the entire Southeast Asia

BIFF. This file photo shows members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in their camp in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao in September 2012. File photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

PCUP chair Ridon: We served 'with integrity and competence'

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:46 PM

(UPDATED) 'We performed our mandate to the best of our abilities, with integrity and competence, despite the heavy burden of undertaking genuine reform,' says Presidential Commission on the Urban Poor chair Terry Ridon

ON THE WAY OUT. Terry Ridon, chair of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor, is set to be replaced, along with all other commissioners of the PCUP. File photo from the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor,

Dela Rosa: Duterte promised me a gov't post after I retire

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:10 PM

(UPDATED) PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa declines to disclose which agency he will supposedly be appointed to, only saying it's 'the most difficult job' in the government

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa in a press conference at Camp Crame on Tueaday, December 12, 2017. The chief PNP says he will be transferred when he retires next year. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

[OPINION] How much longer? A year-and-a-half of Duterte

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Four-and-a-half more years of Duterte is an interminable, insufferable length of time. His regime is wreaking havoc on many political institutions, especially the weakest of our 3 branches of government, the judicial system.

Duterte to fire all execs of Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:43 AM

(2ND UPDATE) One reason for axing the PCUP commissioners is that they have gone on 'junkets abroad,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

GOODBYE, PCUP. President Rodrigo Duterte sees no reason to keep the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor. Malacañang Photo

Employees urge Duterte to fire Dev't Academy of the Philippines president

Dec 11, 2017 - 11:55 PM

The employees claim that Elba Cruz lacks the 'knowledge, temperament, and behavior' necessary to lead any government institution

RESIGN? Development Academy of the Philippines Personnel Association calls for the resignation of DAP President Elba Cruz. Photo from DAP Website

Duterte's proposed martial law extension also targets NPA

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte details alleged atrocities committed by the New People's Army to justify his request for another extension of martial law

NO TRUCE. The government is poised to forego traditional holiday ceasefire. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Dengvaxia probe, Associate justices on Sereno, Martial law extension | Evening wRap

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:34 PM

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Bayan Muna warns of graft, corruption if martial law extended

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:15 PM

'The mentioned reasons in [the President's] letter do not warrant an extension of martial law as the same can be addressed by normal police and military powers,' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate

PHOTO BY SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang to critics: Go to Supreme Court to stop martial law extension

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:04 PM

To assertions that a one-year extension has no legal basis, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the government can't 'second-guess' security assessments made by the military and police

'Mas masaya': Pacquiao favors martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) But Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon opposes it saying it is unconstitutional and has no factual basis

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte asks Congress for 1-year martial law extension

Dec 11, 2017 - 1:10 PM

The extension is needed for the 'total eradication' of ISIS-inspired terror groups and 'communist terrorists,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

SC Justices in impeachment hearing, Fariñas on martial law, China Telecom | Midday wRap

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:08 PM

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Freedom of expression 'under siege' in PH, say human rights groups

Dec 10, 2017 - 11:15 PM

'The government has the obligation to foster an enabling environment for freedom of expression by taking measures to promote media and digital literacy'

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Police and funeral homes: The business of picking up the dead

Dec 10, 2017 - 10:27 PM

Funeral homes that wish to extend services in cases that involve killings need to be accredited by the Philippine National Police. Sometimes being 'favored' carries extra costs.

IN PHOTOS: On Human Rights Day, groups urge Filipinos to fight tyranny

Dec 10, 2017 - 9:10 PM

The groups condemn alleged human rights violations linked to President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, as well as the imposition of martial law in Mindanao

STOP THE KILLINGS. On the International Human Rights Day, groups condemn the administration's war against drugs. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Poe: Math shows operators lose in gov't bid to modernize jeepneys

Dec 10, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Senator Grace Poe says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade must attend a Senate hearing to explain how the government is going to help operators shoulder the cost of modernizing their jeepneys

ARRESTED. Piston president George San Mateo leads a rally. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Duterte administration worse than Marcos dictatorship - youth activists

Dec 10, 2017 - 7:28 PM

On International Human Rights Day, youth activists join rights groups that staged protests to denounce President Rodrigo Duterte's rights record