SALN 2015: Duterte lists P14.8-M cash in bank, tops rival bets in growth of wealth in bank

by Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism  SO HOW much is he really worth? According to his 2015 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth or SALN, presidential frontrunner and… »

Dinagat Islands to go for Duterte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/30 April) — Majority of the voters in Dinagat Islands will choose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for President over other candidates, the provincial information officer said. Millard… »

Duterte authorizes lawyer to open his bank records on Monday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 April) — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, frontrunner in the Presidential race, has authorized his lawyer to go to the Bank of Philippine Islands branch on Julio… »

Pastor Quiboloy vows to lead revolution if Duterte gets cheated

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Apr) – International evangelist Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy said he will spearhead a revolution if presidential candidate Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte will be cheated… »

Duterte camp: Trillanes is desperate

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Apr) – The camp of presidential candidate Rodrigo R. Duterte called Sen. Antonio Trillanes “desperate” amid his new accusation thrown at the Davao City mayor about his alleged undeclared wealth of P211… »

Duterte Supporter

Former Buluan, Maguindanao Mayor Ibrahim Mangudadatu (2nd from right) leads Liberal Party candidates in raising their hands during a gathering in the municipality of Buluan Tuesday (24 April 2016). But… »

Duterte supporter makes a scene in Liberal Party event for ARMM bets

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 27 Apr) – Call it awkward moment in the middle of the Liberal Party’s “show of force” gathering here Tuesday when the last speaker at the… »

Duterte: Joma Sison coming home to talk peace

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 27 April) – Prof. Jose Maria Sison, founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has committed to come home to talk peace,… »

Soldier freed after 5 days in NPA custody; five more still held captive in Mindanao

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/27 April) — A soldier seized at an “Army” checkpoint manned by the New People’s Army (NPA) early morning of April 21 in Malasila town was released… »

Signing of agreement for biggest reclamation project in Mindanao postponed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Apr) – The signing of the joint venture agreement (JVA) between Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Engr. Victor S. Songco, president of the Mega Harbour Port… »

Presidential bets answer Babu Amina’s “will we ever live in peace?” query

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 April) — Babu Amina of Datu Piang, Maguindanao asked the five Presidential bets during the last Presidential Debate in Pangasinan on Sunday evening a question… »

Abueva: Duterte presidency will open door to amend Consti for federalism

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – A Duterte Presidency will open the door for the amendment of the 1987 Constitution to allow for the shift from the present unitary, Presidential form… »

Duterte: from non-entity in Pulse Asia surveys to Presidential frontrunner

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – When Pulse Asia started its nationwide survey on the May 2016 Elections in June 2014, Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, now the Presidential frontrunner, was… »

COMMENTARY: Raising a 5-year old PWD is no joke

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 April) — My five year old son Pablo says that when he grows up, he’d like to be a Katipunero and fight for freedom and fight the… »

DavOr’s Almarios, Davao City’s Nograles back Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Apr) – Two political personalities from a powerful clan in Davao Oriental and a representative from Davao City’s first district have thrown their support to the… »


(Statement issued by LEONCIO B. EVASCO, JR., National Campaign Manager of Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte on 19 April 2016) Many still do not know the character and personality of presidential… »

Duterte camp confident he will still lead the race despite..

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte continues to lead the Presidential race with 32% and 33% in the latest surveys conducted by Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations… »

COMMENTARY: We accept you for who you are, Bai Digong

by TINA TESORO-LORENZANA CALIFORNIA (MindaNews/18 April) — The furor regarding the statement of Davao City Mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte on the rape and subsequent killing of Australian… »

Duterte in 1989: “Shoot-to-kill can never be shoot-to-live”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /18 April) – “When the order is shoot-to-kill, it can never be shoot-to-live,” Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte said after a bloody end to a hostage-taking in August… »

Duterte says he doesn’t care if rape joke will cost him the presidency

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 April) – Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte is not afraid that his statement on the alleged rape of an Australian missionary held hostage and killed in August 1989… »

Digong in Koronadal

Davao City mayor and Presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte, also known as “Digong,” shares his thoughts on federalism during his campaign sortie in Rizal Park, Koronadal City on April 9, 2016.… »

Pope Francis accepts Duterte’s apology

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Apr) – Pope Francis has accepted the letter of apology from Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte who made the pontiff as the subject of… »

Zubiri: time for a Mindanao leader to be President

MALAYBALAY, Bukidnon (MindaNews/01 April) — Bukidnon governor Jose Maria Zubiri has endorsed the lone Mindanawon Presidential candidate – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte — during a rally in Malaybalay, Bukidnon… »

TURNING POINT: An Impossible Dream, A Blinkin Goner, A Land of Disappointment

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 30 March) – In recent memory, Marcos trampled on the rights and freedoms of the Filipino people in rushing forward his New Society whose harrowing… »

Supporters swarm Freedom Park for Duterte’s grand rally

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 March) – Thousands have swarmed the Freedom Park here, venue of the grand rally of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) standard bearer Rodrigo R.… »

Grand Rally

Supporters of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte start showing up at the Freedom Park in Davao City around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (16 March 2016) for the presidential bet’s grand rally. Duterte and… »

Duterte grand rally in Davao set on Wednesday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 March) – The camp of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) standard bearer Rodrigo R. Duterte will hold a “grand rally” at 4 p.m. here today… »

Duterte wishes Poe ‘good luck’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 March) – Davao City mayor and Partidong Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas Bayan (PDP-Bayan) bet Rodrigo Duterte, who was previously upset over the decision of the Senate Electoral… »

Duterte in Butuan

Supporters from Caraga region’s Agusan del Norte and del Sur, Surigao del Norte and del Sur and Dinagat Islands flock to Butuan City’s Montilla Boulevard to listen to Presidential aspirant… »

Duterte: pass BBL and make Bangsamoro an “example” for the rest to follow

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/28 February) – A Duterte presidency will push for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and make the Bangsamoro an example for the rest to follow… »

Presidential Campaign

Supporters of Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte gather in Davao City for a rally simultaneous with the launching of Duterte’s Presidential campaign in  Tondo, Manila with his running mate Alan… »

Duterte opens campaign for presidency in Tondo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 February) — PDP-Laban standard bearer Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will launch his campaign in Tondo, Manila tonight and announce his platform of government anchored on curbing… »

Duterte’s proclamation rally in Tondo; nat’l campaign HQ in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 February) – Tondo in Manila, the symbol of urban poverty in the country, will be the venue for the first salvo of the lone Mindanawon Presidential candidate,… »

THE VOICE: Friday Du30 and Ninja DuTurtles

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/06 January) — When you live in a household where most members are movie buffs and have a term of endearment for practically anything, you must have taken… »


Davao City mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte answers questions from reporters as Army Sgt. Adriano Bingil hugs his mother, Myrna after the New Peoples Army released him Thursday.  Bingil… »

NPA turns over captive soldier to Duterte, church leaders

LAS NIEVES, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews / 01 January) – The New People’s Army released an Army soldier they held captive for 104 days to Davao City mayor and Presidential… »

Binay regains lead, Duterte 2nd in latest Pulse Asia poll

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 22 Dec) – Vice President Jejomar has regained his lead in the latest survey on presidential candidates. In a survey conducted by Pulse Asia from December… »

COMMENTARY: Just because you don’t like your neighbor’s politics doesn’t mean you can set his house on fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 December) — I support Mayor Duterte’s campaign for President, no doubt about it. I am glad that in this regard, I am joined by a… »

Comelec: Duterte’s COC valid

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 December) — The Commission on Elections on Tuesday said Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s certificate of candidacy for president filed through a representative on Nov. 27 has… »

MIND DA NEWS: Duterte running: He is the issue

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Nov) – If Sen. Grace Poe is disqualified, she will no longer be the issue that had prompted Davao City Mayor to reconsider his… »

Next president need not be from Mindanao to understand Mindanaoans’ plight – Binay

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Nov) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has claimed that the next president does not have to come from Mindanao in order to understand the plight… »

Duterte: “Davao City will be my Exhibit A”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 November) — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn’t have the “superiority and talent, managerial ability and all” but a what he can offer the country is what… »

LATE BLOOMS: The decision (finally)

After the longest time of feigning no interest but somehow acting otherwise and keeping us all in suspense, causing some to be disappointed… the colorfully tough-talking old man who rules… »

Duterte files COC for president, leads in Surigao City survey

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/27 November) – Tough-talking Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte led all other presidential aspirants in a random survey conducted by a local radio station Friday. Duterte filed… »

MIND DA NEWS: Duterte running, Poe is the Issue

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 Nov) – It’s not yet official though from the horse’s mouth has come, “The die is cast. I have crossed the Rubicon”, immortal words… »

Duterte says he “might just decide” to run for President

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 November) – Exactly a week after saying “nothing has changed” even as the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) compelled him to substitute for PDP… »

Duterte calls Aquino administration ‘inutile’ in ‘laglag bala’ scheme

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Nov) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte lashed at the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III by calling it “inutile” for failing to protect… »

NPA releases 2 captive soldiers

COMPOSTELA VALLEY (MindaNews / 4 Nov) – PFC Marjon Anover locked his mother in a tight embrace while PFC Nino Alabaso heaved a sigh of relief after the New People’s… »

Duterte reiterates “nothing has changed”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 November) – “Nothing has changed.” While supporters of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte cheered the resolution early last week of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to compel… »

It’s still a ‘no’ for Duterte despite withdrawal of PDP-Laban’s Diño from presidential race

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Oct) – Despite the withdrawal of PDP-Laban’s Martin “Bobot” Diño in the presidential race and naming Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as his substitute, the latter said… »

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