Tags: President Duterte

PCIJ Reports | Duterte, Sara, Paolo mark big spikes in wealth, cash, while in public office

By FLOREEN SIMON and MALOU MANGAHAS Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism IN THE May 2019 elections, not just two but all three children of President Rodrigo R. Duterte by estranged spouse Elizabeth A. Zimmerman are running. But unlike those of many other candidates, their clan coffers won’t be running empty. In fact, these are probably…

PCIJ Reports | Dutertes mix up data on 23 business interests, posts of 16 relatives in gov’t

By FLOREEN SIMON and MALOU MANGAHAS Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism BY THE DISCLOSURES in their asset records, President Rodrigo Duterte, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, and former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte have interests and engagements in a total of at least 23 corporate entities. A majority of these are involved in the…

Karapatan files complaints with UN officials vs military’s red-tagging

“The recent circus tour of the NTF in diplomatic missions in Europe is a mere frantic attempt by the Duterte government to discredit organizations such as Karapatan, Ibon and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, which are exposing the issues and crimes that this regime wants buried in this cycle of red-tagging. But this has serious implications, particularly with human rights defenders on the ground.”

Duterte yields GRP-NDFP peace talks to the military

Back-to-back with the controversial withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC) that took effect on March 17, the following day President Duterte dismissed the government panel negotiating peace with the National Democratic Front and, the day after, even said it was a “permanent” termination. These moves by the president raise big questions…