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Rice prices soar as Duterte marks 2nd year in office

Jun 24, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Poor families suffer for almost half of the year, as they are left with no choice but to buy regular and well-milled rice

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 18-24, 2018

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Duterte: God is ‘stupid’, Sereno on Midas Marquez and Bongbong Marcos' ambitions

Malacañang confirms new landing of China plane in Davao

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:09 AM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says the Chinese plane landed in Davao City, hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte, for a 'refueling stop'

DUTERTE'S SPOKESMAN. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirms that a Chinese plane landed in Davao City again. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rita Avila slams Duterte for calling God stupid: 'You only respect yourself'

Jun 23, 2018 - 8:50 PM

(UPDATED) In a now-deleted post, the actress said: 'This is a reflection of you, Mr President. You only respect yourself'

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

[OPINION] Tambayanan: A nation of bystanders

Jun 23, 2018 - 1:00 PM

By arresting all the tambays, President Duterte is enforcing a crackdown against a vast, grassroots community that is a potential hotbed for resistance against his dictatorial governance. This is textbook tyranny.

Duterte blasts Bible creation story: 'Who is this stupid God?'

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:31 PM

After ranting about the Catholic Church, the President now has a beef with the concept of 'original sin' in the Genesis creation story

MANO PO. President Rodrigo R. Duterte places his forehead on Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle's hand to show respect during a meeting at the Study room of the Malacañan Palace on Tuesday July 19, 2016. KIWI BULACLAC/PND

Duterte explains preferring male appointees: 'Mapapagawa ko ba 'yan sa babae?'

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:59 PM

For President Rodrigo Duterte, there are just some jobs you can't leave to women

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings along with one of the performers during the 81st anniversary celebration of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) at the Gymnasium of the GSIS Financial Center in Pasay City on June 19, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte says as 'parent of nation,' he can order detention of tambays

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:46 PM

To defend his order against loiterers, the President cites parens patriae, the power of the state to act as parents of individuals needing protecting

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 81st anniversary celebration of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) at the Gymnasium of the GSIS Financial Center in Pasay City on June 19, 2018, reiterates that he is relentless in his fight against corruption in government. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Lumad groups urge government, NDF to continue peace talks

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Datu Dulphing Ogan, secretary general of the Kalumaran organization, says indigenous peoples will benefit the most from the talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines as this will bring peace

DISPLACED. Displaced Lumad from from Lagonglong town in Misamis Oriental seeks shelter at the Misamis Oriental Provincial Capitol in Cagayan de Oro. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte never interfered in drafting of federal constitution – Nene Pimentel

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Consultative Committee made sure the 'fears of the people' about charter change are addressed in the draft constitution, says former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr

DepEd: Proposed drug test for 10-year-old students violates law

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:23 PM

The Department of Education says the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act only authorizes drug tests on students of secondary and tertiary schools

DRUG TEST. The Department of Education's ongoing drug testing program is expected to be completed in school year 2018 to 2019.

Marcos presidential bid, term extensions, mental health law | Evening wRap

Jun 21, 2018 - 8:09 PM

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Duterte conduct bad for kids? Roque leaves it to parents to teach good values

Jun 21, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Most Filipinos already 'accept' President Rodrigo Duterte's propensity to use cusswords and hurl insults at his critics, claims Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 102nd Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Mason in the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on April 26, 2018. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte signs Balik Scientist law

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:25 PM

'This law will address the lack of scientists in the country, so we can catch up with our Asian neighbors, which has more people working for research and development,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, author of the measure

MORE SCIENTISTS. With the passage of the law, it is expected to address the country's lack of scientists to improve research and development.

NDF on peace talks postponement, Trump’s about face | Midday wRap

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:01 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:53 PM

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

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 120th Anniversary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at the DFA Office in Pasay City on June 18, 2018, reiterates his stance of improving the peace and order situation in the country so that it would become more conducive for progress. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Consultative Committee rules out term extension for Duterte, Robredo

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:36 PM

A 10-member transition commission headed by President Rodrigo Duterte will complete the shift to a new system of government by June 30, 2022, according to the transitory provisions drafted by the Con-Com

PRESIDENT AND VP. President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo witnesses the program proper during the 39th Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Commencement Exercises on March 21, 2018. Malacanang Photo

Duterte signs Philippine Mental Health law

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(2nd UPDATE) 'Help is finally here,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros, author and principal sponsor of the landmark measure that provides affordable and accessible mental health services

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World Council of Churches slams impunity under Duterte

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:36 AM

The World Council of Churches urges government 'to end the culture of impunity' as around 23,000 people, including Father Richmond Nilo and two other Catholic priests, get killed in the Philippines

CULTURE OF IMPUNITY. The World Council of Churches slams the culture of impunity under President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang file photo

Communist rebels OK 3-month postponement of peace talks

Jun 21, 2018 - 8:31 AM

The National Democratic Front says in a statement on Thursday, June 21, that it agrees 'to continue peace negotiations and to overcome obstacles and impediments'

ALL SMILES. Government negotiator Hernani Braganza flies to Utrecht to formally relay President Rodrigo Duterte's adjustments to the timeline of talks. Photos released by government panel

Duterte: Morales left something untouched in DAP case

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is in the process of choosing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales' successor from a shortlist full of 'men'

Duterte says no fight with priests: 'I respect the Church'

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Yet President Rodrigo Duterte has described the Catholic Church as 'full of shit' and has continued verbal attacks against it amid the recent killings of priests

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the query from one of the members of the media after delivering his arrival statement at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on June 5, 2018 following a successful three-day official visit to the Republic of Korea. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte on order vs 'tambays': 'Wala namang inaaresto'

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:25 PM

But police say roughly 3,000 have been arrested for loitering while violating ordinances on curfews, public smoking, public nudity, and drinking in the streets

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 120th Anniversary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at the DFA Office in Pasay City on June 18, 2018, reiterates his stance of improving the peace and order situation in the country so that it would become more conducive for progress. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte names new Sandiganbayan, Court of Appeals justices

Jun 20, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo is named Sandiganbayan associate justice while Emily Aliño Geluz is Court of Appeals associate justice

The many times Duterte and his Cabinet contradicted each other

Jun 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Rice supply, salary increases for teachers and soldiers, briefings on Chinese harassment in Ayungin Shoal, ban on Rappler – these are just some of the issues over which the President didn't seem to consult his alter egos before speaking

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a short pause during the 26th Cabinet Meeting to accommodate his daughter Veronica who dropped by at the Malacañan Palace to visit her father on June 11, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte wants health warnings on sugary drinks

Jun 20, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says his department will coordinate with the Food and Drug Administration to finalize implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte's order in the next few months

Duterte wants partial judgment for accused in Maguindanao massacre in 2018

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:18 AM

A court decision on Akmad 'Tato' Ampatuan Sr and Anwar Ampatuan Sr is expected to be handed down this year

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, during a meeting with the kin of the Maguindanao Massacre victims at the Malacañan Palace on November 23, 2017, urges the Department of Justice to push for a speedy trial so that justice will be served to the families of the victims. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte names Marlon Casquejo Comelec commissioner

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:31 AM

With Casquejo's appointment, President Rodrigo Duterte has one more new Comelec member to appoint

Duterte says 'no second chance' for erring government officials

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Yet President Rodrigo Duterte has a record of reappointing government officials accused of corruption or abuse of power

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of the newly-elected barangay captains of Region IV-A (CALABARZON) during a ceremony at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on June 14, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Marcos wealth, Duterte defends China, effects of cursing | Midday wRap

Jun 19, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018 - 10:55 AM

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

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano upon his arrival at the Department Foreign Affairs (DFA) Building in Pasay City for the 120TH Anniversary celebration of DFA on June 18, 2018. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Duterte and the defensive Catholic Church

Jun 19, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The bigger issue for the Church hierarchy is that for many of its faithful, its institutional credibility is in doubt. This situation Duterte clearly exploits.

Patricia Fox, Tito Sotto, PNP vs. ‘tambays’ | Evening wRap

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:05 PM

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What you should know: Duterte administration's crackdown on ‘tambays’

Jun 18, 2018 - 9:53 PM

Here is an explainer on the Duterte government's new anti-criminality thrust: going after 'tambays' or people who stand idly and loiter in public places

Duterte's cursing is affecting the youth, experts say

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:40 PM

'Because he is President, he should not speak like that,' says former St Scholastica's College president Sister Mary John Mananzan

AFFECTING STUDENTS. Alliance of Concerned Teachers Representative Frances Castro, former St. Scholastica President Sister Mary John Mananzan, St; Scholastica Outgoing Dean of Arts and Sciences Asuncion Azcuna, and Universidad de Manila Dean of Engineering Elmer Pineda say teachers try to teach students how to treat and speak to one another properly. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Duterte: China taking of PH fisherman's catch 'not outright seizure'

Jun 18, 2018 - 6:58 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte uses the term 'barter' to describe the uneven 'exchange' of goods between China Coast Guard and Filipino fishermen, a word also used by Chinese envoy Zhao Jianhua

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte examines one of the firearms donated by the People's Republic of China (PRC) during the ceremonial turnover of the military assistance gratis at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on June 28, 2017. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Outgoing envoy of 'Norwegia' hails ties with Philippines

Jun 18, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Erik Førner pushes for the resumption of peace talks with communist rebels

ORDER OF SIKATUNA. President Rodrigo Duterte confers the Order of Sikatuna to outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Erik Førner. Photo from the Norwegian Embassy in the Philippines

Tambays? PNP wrongly detains group waiting outside friend's home

Jun 18, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Matt Dimaranan, who was part of the group detained in Makati City, remembers a policeman saying, 'Basta sinabi ng Pangulo, batas 'yun'

POLICE CHIEF. Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde downplays the recent detention of a group of friends in Makati City, as President Rodrigo Duterte orders a crackdown on 'tambays.' Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte vows justice for Fr Nilo in call to Cabanatuan bishop

Jun 18, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Top presidential aide Bong Go says President Rodrigo Duterte called Bishop Sofronio Bancud on June 14 to convey his condolences for the murder of Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo

Bishop Sofronio Bancud leads the funeral mass for Fr Richmond Nilo, concelebrated with papal nuncio Archbishop Gabriel Giordanno Caccia, and other priests and bishops from the diocese. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Robredo opposes Duterte proposal to arm barangay chiefs

Jun 18, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says allowing barangay captains to carry firearms is not a guaranteed way to bring about peace and order

 Vice President Leni Robredo spoke before the newly-elected Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials of Naga City, during their oath-taking at Naga City Hall on Monday, June 18, 2018. VP Leni also led the SK officials in their oath of office.  In her message, the Vice President urged the barangay and SK officials to remain true to their task of serving their communities. (Photo by OVP)

[OPINION] Living within the truth

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:36 PM

There are forces competing for our attention, pushing us to believe in thing or another. There is, in fact, a hidden war going on beneath the surface of our lives. It's a war between 'living within the truth' and 'living within the lies.'

Diokno concerned with 'short' Swiss challenge period for Marawi rehab

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:30 PM

During the June 11 Cabinet meeting, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno questions the 3-week period for other developers to challenge the proposal of the China-led Bangon Marawi Consortium

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a short pause during the 26th Cabinet Meeting to accommodate his daughter Veronica who dropped by at the Malacañan Palace to visit her father on June 11, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[EDITORIAL]: #AnimatED: Drenched in God’s blood

Jun 18, 2018 - 9:00 AM

President Duterte’s persistent attacks against the Catholic Church, even after these killings, leave us with only one thought: that beyond his insensitivity, he is out to silence an institution that has now become his fierce critic

[OPINION] To respectfully differ with Defense Secretary Lorenzana

Jun 17, 2018 - 7:33 PM

We feel deeply sad because it appears that he is being used as a propagandist precisely since he has the reputation of being straight as an arrow

NDF bares documents to show progress before Duterte halted talks

Jun 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The stand-down agreement was supposed to take effect on June 21 and the formal peace talks would resume on June 28, according to a timeline provided by the National Democratic Front

SIGNED. Government chief negotiator Secretary Silvestre Bello III signed a stand down agreement with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. File photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

FACT CHECK: Trump didn't invite Kim Jong Un to visit Philippines and meet Duterte

Jun 16, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The alleged source of the invitation is a 'Filipino aide' of the US ambassador to the Philippines

Duterte: Liguasan Marsh 'belongs to the Moro people'

Jun 16, 2018 - 11:19 PM

The marsh in central Mindanao is believed to have oil reserves

LIGUASAN MARSH. President Rodrigo Duterte promises Moros that the Liguasan Marsh in central Mindanao 'belongs to them.' File photo by Simeon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo

Duterte hopes for Nur Misuari's input in BBL

Jun 16, 2018 - 10:52 PM

"'Pag hindi naman tayo nagka-aregluhan, eh ako nasa gitna, mahirapan ako, sino'ng barilin ko?' asks President Rodrigo Duterte

MEETING WITH MISUARI. In this March 2017 photo, President Duterte hugs MNLF chairman Nur Misuari during their meeting at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City. Malacañang photo

Hundreds nabbed in Quezon City as PNP steps up drive vs 'tambays'

Jun 16, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Over 300 people are rounded up for violation of bans and ordinances on drinking, smoking, and loitering half naked in public

On Father's Day, Sara Duterte thanks dad 'for the rigidity'

Jun 16, 2018 - 1:18 PM

'I would not be where I am now if I did not have you as a father,' says President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest daughter

RESPECT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his hand to his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as the latter shows a gesture of respect upon her father's arrival at the Regional Crime Laboratory Office-11 in Davao City for the turnover ceremony of the 26 Mitsubishi patrol vehicles and inauguration of the new RCLO-11 Building on January 15, 2018. Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo