REWIND: Top 5 Political Trends of 2017

Social Media has empowered our capacity to evaluate a current administration. Look back at last year’s politics through the response of Filipinos on Facebook and Twitter to review which government issues triggered the most opinions. How affected were you?

President Rodrigo Duterte formally asked the Congress to extend Martial Law in Mindanao for one more year. He justified his request by citing continued threats from ISIS-inspired groups and the communists. 

Paolo Duterte resigned from his post on Christmas Day. He said in a statement that he is resigning out of delicadeza, mentioning "recent unfortunate events in my life that are closely tied to my failed first marriage."

As he testified in an impeachment hearing, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno told him to "tone down" his request letter to the Supreme Court to transfer Maute-related cases from Cagayan De Oro City to Taguig City. 

President Duterte hits back at Chelsea Clinton who earlier labeled him as a "murderous thug without regard for human rights" and described his sense of humor as "sickening"

With a vote of 119 in the affirmative, the House of Representatives approved the P1,000 budget for the CHR in 2018. President Rodrigo Duterte explained he was not behind this approval and that CHR Chairperson Chito Gascon should be blamed instead.

Was 2017 a productive year for Philippine politics and has change arrived as promised? Raise your voice to let the government know that we are always listening. We are all ears and RTL’s Politicks is here to make them hear us.

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