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Duterte 'fires' DDB chair: You do not contradict your own gov't

May 24, 2017 - 9:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte maintains that there are 4 million 'drug addicts' in the Philippines, and slams Dangerous Drugs Board Chairperson Benjamin Reyes for giving a different figure

Duterte 'fires' DDB chair: You do not contradict your own gov't

Lascañas' DDS claims 'flooded with loopholes' – Senate committee

May 22, 2017 - 10:22 PM

The Senate committee report recommends increase the penalty for witnesses who commit perjury

Lascañas' DDS claims 'flooded with loopholes' – Senate committee

Incoming DILG chief Año wants 'focus' on drug syndicates

May 19, 2017 - 7:07 PM

The outgoing military chief says he wants to make sure that policemen follow 'the rule of law' in their war on drugs

Incoming DILG chief Año wants 'focus' on drug syndicates

Controversial Davao cop heads Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force

May 17, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr is tapped to lead the task force, which is under the newly-formed Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs

Controversial Davao cop heads Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force

ICC complaint vs Duterte is 'mental hospital' material, says Alvarez

May 16, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, one of the complaint's respondents, says the ICC case against him, the President, and other officials is 'baseless'

ICC complaint vs Duterte is 'mental hospital' material, says Alvarez

Alejano willing to lose Congress seat after seeking Duterte ouster

May 15, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also says he will discuss with his party mates the possibility of being co-complainants in the ICC case filed against the President

Alejano willing to lose Congress seat after seeking Duterte ouster

Duterte to focus on 3 gut issues, Palace vows

May 14, 2017 - 11:36 AM

This comes after the SWS released a poll showing that up to 52% or majority of Filipinos expect Duterte 'to fulfill most, if not all, of his promises'

Duterte to focus on 3 gut issues, Palace vows

In the PH drug war, it's likely EJK when...

May 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The circumstances surrounding the numerous drug-related deaths in the Philippines are almost always the same across all incidents

In the PH drug war, it's likely EJK when...

German bishops lobby to end Philippine killings

May 13, 2017 - 5:45 PM

German bishops back the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in fighting extrajudicial killings and opposing the death penalty

German bishops lobby to end Philippine killings

Former PBA player Dorian Peña arrested in drug buy-bust – report

May 11, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The former GlobalPort Batang Pier player is arrested with two others in an alleged drug den in Merryland Village, Mandaluyong City, according to a report

Former PBA player Dorian Peña arrested in drug buy-bust – report

DepEd aims to reach out-of-school youth during Brigada Eskwela

May 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the integration of the Alternative Learning System into Brigada Eskwela is very important given the President's instruction to prioritize the program

DepEd aims to reach out-of-school youth during Brigada Eskwela

Human Rights Watch slams Cayetano for defending 'the indefensible'

May 10, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The global group says the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is 'delusional' for thinking it can sway other countries from pushing for accountability over drug-related killings

Human Rights Watch slams Cayetano for defending 'the indefensible'

Vatican says Philippine killings 'deeply troubling'

May 09, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The Vatican also voices concern over enforced disappearances as well as human trafficking in the Philippines

Vatican says Philippine killings 'deeply troubling'

China on Duterte drug war: Respect PH sovereignty

May 09, 2017 - 2:25 PM

China lauds the Philippines for its 'promotion and protection of human rights,' as 45 other UN member states voice concern over drug-related killings

China on Duterte drug war: Respect PH sovereignty

CHR refutes Cayetano: We did not change definition of EJKs

May 08, 2017 - 10:47 PM

The Commission on Human Rights joins at least 45 UN member states in calling on the Philippine government to conduct a 'thorough' investigation and hold accountable those behind the killings

CHR refutes Cayetano: We did not change definition of EJKs

Countries call for end to killings in PH drug war

May 08, 2017 - 9:15 PM

United Nations member states urge the Philippines to launch a thorough and impartial investigation to punish those behind drug-related killings

Countries call for end to killings in PH drug war

Cayetano to UN: No new wave of killings in PH

May 08, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano blames critics and the media for supposedly changing the definition of extrajudicial killings, aimed at 'deceiving the world' about President Duterte's war on drugs

Cayetano to UN: No new wave of killings in PH

Gov't failure? That's all CHR sees – Dela Rosa

May 08, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon had earlier lamented the government's 'failure' to keep people safe

Gov't failure? That's all CHR sees – Dela Rosa

Rappler Talk: Dr. Carl Hart on drug war and public health

May 08, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Neuropharmacologist Dr. Carl Hart debunks prevalent myths on drug use and the human brain

Rappler Talk: Dr. Carl Hart on drug war and public health

Manila Police to 'killer' cop witnesses: Stand by your claims

May 07, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Manila Police District Chief Directorial Staff Bartolome Bustamante calls on the accusers of PO3 Ronald Alvarez to stand by their claims and to give their sworn statements.

Manila Police to 'killer' cop witnesses: Stand by your claims

Callamard: I'm waiting for PH to lift conditions of official visit

May 06, 2017 - 12:58 PM

The Philippine government had earlier imposed 3 conditions for the Special Rapporteur's visit to the country

Callamard: I'm waiting for PH to lift conditions of official visit

Callamard says PH drug board presentation gave her 'hope'

May 06, 2017 - 12:04 PM

The UN expert also dismisses criticism over her presence in the country. 'I'm used to it,' she tells media.

Callamard says PH drug board presentation gave her 'hope'

Shabu shrinks brains? Drug abuse expert debunks 'myth'

May 06, 2017 - 10:24 AM

'The data simply isn’t there,' says renowned neuroscientist Dr Carl Hart, who studies what drugs do to humans

Shabu shrinks brains? Drug abuse expert debunks 'myth'

Callamard: PH gov't 'officially informed of my visit'

May 06, 2017 - 9:05 AM

(UPDATED) The UN expert on summary killings says the Philippine government was told of her visit on April 28, and there were exchanges between them 'by phone, mail, and email' until May 4

Callamard: PH gov't 'officially informed of my visit'

UP chancellor worried over 'collateral damage' in drug war

May 06, 2017 - 8:00 AM

University of the Philippines Diliman chancellor Michael Tan says there have been 6 'executions' attributed to vigilantes in the Diliman area since the Duterte administration waged its drug war

UP chancellor worried over 'collateral damage' in drug war

CHR urges Filipinos: Be 'light bearers' in 'period of darkness'

May 06, 2017 - 7:30 AM

'We, as a community of human rights, must work harder, be more creative, and develop strategies that we might...overcome the darkness,' says Chairperson Chito Gascon at the 30th anniversary of the Commission on Human Rights

CHR urges Filipinos: Be 'light bearers' in 'period of darkness'

CHR chair says killings show 'failure' of gov’t to protect Filipinos

May 05, 2017 - 6:53 PM

At least 1,847 homicides have been determined to be 'drug-related.' Another 9,000 more cases are still being investigated.

CHR chair says killings show 'failure' of gov’t to protect Filipinos

CHR to observe Duterte gov't report to UN Human Rights Council

May 05, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the Universal Periodic Review is more of a 'constructive dialogue' on the human rights situation in the Philippines

CHR to observe Duterte gov't report to UN Human Rights Council

PNP quizzes Callamard: How to address drug problem?

May 05, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The United Nations has released several documents advocating for a ‘rights-based’ approach to curbing illegal drugs

PNP quizzes Callamard: How to address drug problem?

U.S. bill filed to restrict arms exports to PNP

May 05, 2017 - 3:12 PM

US Senator Benjamin Cardin says this proposed law shows the 'consequences' if President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs continues

U.S. bill filed to restrict arms exports to PNP

Death penalty deterrent to drugs? DDB chair can't say

May 05, 2017 - 2:13 PM

'I'm thankful not to meddle with this very controversial issue,' says the head of the government's Dangerous Drugs Board

Death penalty deterrent to drugs? DDB chair can't say

Callamard: No war on drugs probe during PH visit

May 05, 2017 - 1:18 PM

'They are entitled to monitor me, absolutely,' says UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard of the Philippine government

Callamard: No war on drugs probe during PH visit

UN expert in PH: Punitive measures worsen drug problem

May 05, 2017 - 11:33 AM

UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard speaks at a drug policy forum organized by the Free Legal Assistance Group

UN expert in PH: Punitive measures worsen drug problem

Dela Rosa says no secret jails in all PNP facilities

May 04, 2017 - 6:40 PM

It's all clear nationwide, at least according to reports reaching PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

Dela Rosa says no secret jails in all PNP facilities

Human Rights Watch to UN rights council: Denounce drug war killings in PH

May 04, 2017 - 1:07 PM

The New York-based human rights group urges the United Nations Human Rights Council to pressure the Philippines into supporting an international investigation into the drug-related killings

Human Rights Watch to UN rights council: Denounce drug war killings in PH

PH gov't moves to counter 'false' narrative on drug war

May 04, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Officials from different government agencies band together as they defend President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs

PH gov't moves to counter 'false' narrative on drug war

Dela Rosa apologizes to CHR, vows action over secret jail cell

May 03, 2017 - 5:30 PM

'I know you're just performing your job,' Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa tells the Commission on Human Rights

Dela Rosa apologizes to CHR, vows action over secret jail cell

CHR to look into alleged killings by Tondo cop named in Rappler report

May 03, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says it is ready to assist 'in whatever way' witnesses of alleged summary killings

CHR to look into alleged killings by Tondo cop named in Rappler report

Dela Rosa's answer to cramped jails: Tie prisoners to posts

May 03, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The PNP chief also orders a nationwide inventory of jails under the police's jurisdiction

Dela Rosa's answer to cramped jails: Tie prisoners to posts

Trillanes seeks Senate probe into killings by police in drug war

May 03, 2017 - 12:18 PM

'The killings allegedly involving members of the PNP can no longer be ignored as they are clearly not isolated cases but are manifestations of a bigger, systemic problem afflicting the PNP,' says the senator citing, among others, the case of Police Officer 3 Ronald Alvarez

Trillanes seeks Senate probe into killings by police in drug war

NGO releases full video of event featuring Robredo drug war message

May 02, 2017 - 11:35 PM

'Our hope in releasing the full footage of our event... is that discussion might return to the real issues at stake,' says David Borden, executive director of DRC Net Foundation

NGO releases full video of event featuring Robredo drug war message

Kung saan nagsimula ang digmaan kontra-droga

May 02, 2017 - 7:03 PM

EXKLUSIBO: Kilala ng mga kaanak ng mga natokhang kung sino ang bumaril sa mga anak nila – at nakahanda silang pangalanan siya

Kung saan nagsimula ang digmaan kontra-droga

Alejano to seek House probe into 'killer' cop named in Rappler report

May 02, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano will file a resolution at the House based on the investigative report, which Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says contains 'solid proof' of 'state-inspired mass murder'

Alejano to seek House probe into 'killer' cop named in Rappler report

Duterte gov't to defend drug war, human rights record before UN

May 02, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, part of the Philippine delegation, says he is 'ready' to defend President Rodrigo Duterte before the United Nations

Duterte gov't to defend drug war, human rights record before UN

U.S. senator threatens to block weapons sale to PNP

May 02, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Senator Benjamin Cardin also says he is 'deeply disturbed' by the invitation of President Donald Trump for President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House

U.S. senator threatens to block weapons sale to PNP

Filipinos' trust in U.N. rises despite Duterte tirades

May 02, 2017 - 10:11 AM

(UPDATED) Pulse Asia also reports that Filipinos still trust the United States, and distrust China and Russia

Filipinos' trust in U.N. rises despite Duterte tirades

Dela Rosa on hidden Manila jail: My cops aren't abusive, corrupt

May 01, 2017 - 10:08 PM

The PNP chief admits the hidden jail cell was wrong and says he only defended Manila cops from allegations of corruption and abuse

Dela Rosa on hidden Manila jail: My cops aren't abusive, corrupt

Dela Rosa: PNP to probe 'killer' cop named in Rappler report

May 01, 2017 - 6:26 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says he wants an investigation to clear all doubts that the PNP condones executions by its own men

Dela Rosa: PNP to probe 'killer' cop named in Rappler report

Lacson, Trillanes want Manila cop probed over killings

May 01, 2017 - 2:35 PM

The two senators react to Rappler's exclusive report identifying PO3 Ronald Alvarez as behind alleged drug-related summary executions in Tondo, Manila

Lacson, Trillanes want Manila cop probed over killings

Dela Rosa's defense of secret jail cell shows 'ignorance' of law

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the statement of PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa on the hidden detention cell 'encourages the climate of impunity that perpetuates wrongful action'

Dela Rosa's defense of secret jail cell shows 'ignorance' of law