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[Newspoint] Duterte’s figures don’t add up

Aug 05, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A quick although revealing enough survey of three basic areas shows that Duterte’s facts and figures do not come up to any achievement

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Jul 30, 2017 - 11:38 AM

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Palace claims EU, CHR invited to SONA 2017

Jul 27, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella claims the EU and the Commission on Human Rights declined the SONA invitations

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is greeted by members of the Senate and the House of Representatives upon his arrival at the Batasang Pambansa for his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 24, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

EU, CHR not invited to Duterte's SONA 2017

Jul 26, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The EU Parliament and the Commission on Human Rights are both critical of the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte s war on drugs

SECOND SONA. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his second State of the Nation Address on July 24, 2017, without the EU and the CHR in the audience. Malacanang photo

2017 SONA: Fact check, context

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Rappler looks at President Duterte s orders accomplishments and attacks on critics during his second SONA

U.S. vows to help resolve Balangiga bells issue

Jul 26, 2017 - 9:03 AM

We will continue to work with our Filipino partners to find a resolution the US embassy in Manila says

LIGHT MOMENT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chats with US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim in Rizal Park on December 30, 2016, on the sidelines of the 120th anniversary of Dr Jose Rizal's martyrdom. Malacañang file photo   LIGHT MOMENT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chats with US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim in Rizal Park on December 30, 2016, on the sidelines of the 120th anniversary of Dr Jose Rizal's martyrdom. Malacañang file photo

Battle of opposition blocs? Lagman, Suarez deliver counter-SONAs

Jul 25, 2017 - 8:49 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez s counter State of the Nation Address is less scathing compared to that of Albay Representative Edcel Lagman

COUNTER-SONAs. Representative Edcel Lagman and Minority Leader Danilo Suarez delivered their own counter-SONAs on July 25.

Brillante Mendoza explains Duterte's closeup shots at SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 8:14 PM

What does the director have to say to critics of his style in directing President Duterte s second State of the Nation Address?

Cimatu: Mines that violate laws will be fined, suspended, or closed

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:25 PM

A day after Duterte s SONA Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says his department is one with the President in his firm desire to rid the country of abusive and irresponsible miners

FIRST DAY. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on May 10, 2017 recalls how he found out his appointment to the DENR. Screenshot by Rappler

Explaining Duterte’s views on Filipino criminality

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The consistency and resoluteness of his acts will earn him more admiration Filipinos understand and share these philosophies of punishment

SONA 2017 shows state of Duterte's mind, not of PH – De Lima

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Do you think you even have the moral values and credible standing after that garbage of a speech you have unloaded before us and the foreign diplomatic corps? says Senator Leila de Lima

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.

Rappler Talk: Nene Pimentel on federalism, Congress, Duterte's SONA

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The former Senate president shares his thoughts live on Rappler

6 priority bills of Duterte in SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 2:12 PM

2ND UPDATE From passing the National Land Use Act to creating a new disaster response department here are bills President Rodrigo Duterte wants the 17th Congress to pass

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No agri in SONA? Piñol says Duterte's style not to go into details

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the President talked about agriculture during the early part of his State of the Nation Address

SONA. After agriculture was barely mentioned in the 2nd State of the Nation Address, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says it is President Rodrigo Duterte's style not to go into details. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Comprehensive or lacking? Lawmakers weigh in on Duterte's SONA

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Legislators wonder why President Rodrigo Duterte who won the 2016 elections on the promise of change left out key pledges in his second State of the Nation Address

WAS IT ENOUGH? President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his second State of the Nation Address. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte's silence on workers' issues in SONA 2017 disappointing – labor unions

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:40 PM

His silence is a great disappointment for workers as we were expecting him to announce the release of an executive order prohibiting all forms of contractualization says labor coalition Nagkaisa

POST-SONA. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks before the protesters after his State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte orders MMDA, LGUs: Penalize unruly drivers 'regardless of stature'

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:18 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders a nationwide road clearing while he waits for Congress to grant him emergency powers to solve the Metro Manila traffic problem

CLEAR THE ROADS. Duterte directs the MMDA and LGUs to clear roads nationwide from obstruction. Rappler screengrab

HIGHLIGHTS: Issues mentioned in SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:13 AM

Rappler compiles the following highlights of President Rodrigo Duterte s second State of the Nation Address

SONA 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) before members of Congress on July 24, 2017. Malacañang photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 25, 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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COUNTER-SONA. Thousands flood commonwealth avenue in a protest march towards Batasan Hills. All photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

SONA 2017: Report to nation or report vs critics?

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:05 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte s second SONA ran for about two hours – with a huge chunk of it unscripted

Duterte says online defenders, trolls hired only during campaign

Jul 25, 2017 - 8:24 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte calls the University of Oxford which released a study about social media manipulation a school for the stupid people

President Rodrigo Duterte praises the efforts of the Overseas Filipino Workers at while encouraging them to be more proactive in the fight against corruption in his speech during the gathering with the Filipino community at the Lusail Sports Arena, Lusail, Qatar on April 15, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

FULL TEXT: President Duterte's State of the Nation Address 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:13 AM

Read the wide range of policy issues that President Rodrigo Duterte covers in both his prepared speech and his off script comments

UNRELENTING WAR. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vows an 'unrelenting' war on drugs in his second State of the Nation Address, delivered on July 24, 2017. Behind him is Senate President Aquilino Pimentel (left) and House Speaker Pantaleon Alverez. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

SONA 2017: No promises to speed up infra implementation

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte cites the victories in his administration s infrastructure initiatives during its first year in office

OFF TOPIC. The Philippine president once again veered away from the supposed focus of his 2nd SONA, which is economic development. Instead, Duterte gave off-the-cuff remarks on his campaign against illegal drugs, irresponsible miners, and the 1901 Balangiga Massacre, among others. Screenshot from Rappler YouTube account

Duterte wants Senate to pass tax reform in full, zeroes in on Angara

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The President tells Senator Angara to watch out in the elections after noticing the legislator did not clap on his request for the passage of the tax reform bill

'WATCH OUT.' Senator Sonny Angara chuckles after President Rodrigo Duterte calls him out for not clapping during the SONA. Photo by Rappler

Duterte ‘more comfortable’ in 2nd SONA

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte puts some people and institutions on the spot in his SONA 2017

RELAXED. President Rodrigo Duterte during his second State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24.

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Jul 24, 2017 - 10:27 PM

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IN PHOTOS: SONA 2017 protest march

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:25 PM

Protesters by the thousands walked kilometers to Batasan demanding the change they did not see realized in President Duterte s first year

Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte affirms commitment to implement K to 12

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also hails the Alternative Learning System – considered the centerpiece of basic education under his administration

K TO 12. President Rodrigo Duterte affirms his commitment to implement the K to 12 program during his 2nd State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24. Rappler screenshot

Duterte: PH, China to do joint exploration in West PH Sea

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

The Philippine President says there are already talks to get the joint development of oil and gas started

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on the sidelines of the ceremonial turnover of the military assistance gratis from the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on June 28, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte says he won't put PH under martial law

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:14 PM

I am not Marcos I may not be as brilliant as Marcos but definitely I am more attuned to my values in life President Rodrigo Duterte says in a news briefing after his State of the Nation Address

MARTIAL LAW. President Duterte says he will not put the Philippines under martial law.

Duterte wants death for drug convicts: ‘An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:09 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates in his SONA that the essence of the death penalty is retribution for the victims of heinous crimes

AFTER THE SONA. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to protesters outside Batasang Pambansa after his SONA on July 24. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kris Aquino comments on President Duterte's SONA 2017

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The entertainment figure and daughter of former president Cory Aquino lists down the points she agrees with in President Rodrigo Duterte s address

Duterte accepts Mighty Corp's P25-B tax settlement offer

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:54 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the money will fund rebuilding efforts in war torn Marawi and also in Ormoc City which was struck by a strong earthquake

Joma on Duterte's 'blatant lie': I don't have cancer

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:34 PM

No findings of cancer of any kind cardiac problem or any other malignancy says the communist leader

Image via http://www.josemariasison.org/

Duterte appeals to SC to lift TRO on implants

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:14 PM

TRO is the bane of efficiency President Rodrigo Duterte says in his State of the Nation Address where Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was a guest

Duterte used SONA 2017 as bully pulpit – analysts

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:58 PM

Analysts say the SONA was a missed opportunity for the President to lay out policy statements and his administration s development plans

BULLY PULPIT. Analysts say President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA lacked policy statements. Rappler photo

'Build, build, build' gets a third of proposed 2018 national budget

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:56 PM

The government s infrastructure program will get P1 097 trillion in 2018 or 6 3 of the GDP

SUBMITTED. President Rodrigo Duterte submits the proposed 2018 nationa budget to Congress.

#StoryOfTheNation: Where is the change?

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:52 PM

Ahead of President Duterte s second State of the Nation Address MovePH asks the public to help shed light on the untold stories of the nation through the StoryofTheNation campaign

Duterte hits drug war critics: 'Bakit kayo bilib diyan sa mga puti?'

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:22 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will continue his war on drugs despite pressure from international human rights groups and other institutions

Duterte faces protesters after SONA 2017

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:03 PM

UPDATED Magrespetuhan tayo Huwag nyo ako i ambush President Rodrigo Duterte says as he faces protesters outside the Batasan after his State of the Nation Address

FACING PROTESTERS. President Rodrigo Duterte goes out of Congress after his State of the Nation Address on July 24, 2017, to face protesters there. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte warns miners: Spend on rehab 'or I'll tax you to death'

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:58 PM

In his second State of the Nation Address President Rodrigo Duterte warns all mining operations and contractors to refrain from the unbridled and irresponsible destruction of our watersheds forests and aquatic resources

On eve of House tobacco probe, Imee Marcos appears in Congress

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Asked if she will be attending the tobacco funds probe the next day Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says I have no idea Pine pray over ko pa

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

#SONA2017: Drinking game, extreme close-ups, and more

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:56 PM

A roundup of this year s funniest SONA2017 tweets and reactions

Give us back Balangiga bells, Duterte tells U.S.

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:48 PM

They are ours They belong to the Philippines President Duterte tells the US in his SONA 2017 with the American ambassador in the audience

BALANGIGA BELLS. President Rodrigo Duterte in his second State of the Nation Address on July 24, 2017, urges the US to return the iconic Balangiga bells. Screen shot from Rappler livestream

Amid Duterte's popularity, opposition pols should reinvent themselves – Vitug

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Rappler editor at large Marites Vitug says politicians should organize in the grassroots if they want political reform

COUNTER-SONA. A forum organized by civil society leaders, attended by opposition politicians, ahead of Preisdent Rodrigo Duterte's second State of the Nation Address. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte claims Joma Sison sick with colon cancer

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:25 PM

In his second State of the Nation Address President Rodrigo Duterte lambasts NDF consultants for allegedly using the peace talks to travel in Europe like tourists

Duterte claims Rappler 'fully owned by Americans'

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:19 PM

UPDATED In his second SONA the President goes off script and resurrects an old issue against Rappler

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte lauds the men and women of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) who have continued to serve the country in his speech during the PAF's 70th Anniversary celebration at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on July 4, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

'Tatay Digong' brand, charisma behind Duterte's survey numbers – analysts

Jul 24, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Despite criticism over the drug war President Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy majority approval and trust among Filipinos one year into his term

HIGH RATINGS. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures in his speech at the Davao del Sur Sports and Business Complex in Digos City on July 1, 2017. Malacanang photo

Duterte: War on drugs 'will be unrelenting'

Jul 24, 2017 - 5:37 PM

Stop ‘because the alternative is either jail or hell ’ President Rodrigo Duterte tells those involved in illegal drugs in his second State of the Nation Address

WAR ON DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates in his State of the Nation Address that there will be no let up in his war on drugs.