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CHR says no 'definite conclusion' yet on extrajudicial killings

Mar 28, 2017 - 7:39 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says it is still premature to draw any conclusion on whether or not extrajudicial killings in the war on drugs are state-sponsored

CHR says no 'definite conclusion' yet on extrajudicial killings

Negros Occidental police chief, 5 others relieved over alleged drug links

Mar 28, 2017 - 2:19 PM

The relieved policemen were mentioned in the supplemental affidavit of the region's top drug suspect Ricky Serenio, who is believed to be the bagman of the Berya drug group here

Negros Occidental police chief, 5 others relieved over alleged drug links

CHR's Gana says no evidence yet linking extrajudicial killings to state

Mar 28, 2017 - 1:04 PM

(UPDATED) Commission on Human Rights official Gwen Pimentel-Gana, who heads the task force on EJKs, says government policy must exist for the extrajudicial killings to be considered state-sponsored

CHR's Gana says no evidence yet linking extrajudicial killings to state

Palace dismisses NY Times journalists as 'hack writers'

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Duterte's spokesman now claims the New York Times is part of a plot to oust the President

Palace dismisses NY Times journalists as 'hack writers'

Kahihiyan o karangalan

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:19 PM

Ang sagot sa pahayag ng administrasyong Duterte na hindi dapat nakikialam ang mga banyaga sa mga pangyayari sa Pilipinas: may karapatan silang makialam kapag mga Pilipino na rin mismo ang nagrereklamo sa kanila

Kahihiyan o karangalan

NY Times: Hit PH with trade tariffs over deadly drug war

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:39 AM

(UPDATED) 'A more consequential action' other countries could make to protest the war on drugs is to impose tariffs on Philippine goods, a New York Times editorial says

NY Times: Hit PH with trade tariffs over deadly drug war

Duterte hits critics who say he 'kills the poor'

Mar 25, 2017 - 5:04 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says: 'I'm sorry. You say you're poor; that's not an answer. I have a problem: 4 million addicts. Do you want 4 million more?'

Duterte hits critics who say he 'kills the poor'

Killings in war on drugs 'extension' of DDS system – Sabio

Mar 25, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio says testimonies of self-proclaimed Davao Death Squad members and pronouncements on killing drug personalities will help build a strong case against President Rodrigo Duterte before the ICC

Killings in war on drugs 'extension' of DDS system – Sabio

Duterte promises 'trust fund' for kids of slain cops

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Addressing graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates a promise he's made to cops: Do your job, and I'll have your back

Duterte promises 'trust fund' for kids of slain cops

'Tone down' reports? Stop the killings – UN expert

Mar 23, 2017 - 9:30 PM

This comes after Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo appealed to Vice President Leni Robredo and the media to 'tone down' their reporting of extrajudicial killings

'Tone down' reports? Stop the killings – UN expert

Archbishop Villegas backs Matobato, Lascañas

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:42 PM

In his Lenten message, Archbishop Socrates Villegas presents 'true stories of conversion' from self-confessed hitmen Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas

Archbishop Villegas backs Matobato, Lascañas

Robredo video not played at UN meeting, DFA says

Mar 23, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's video was instead screened in one of a hundred side events and exhibits mounted by NGOs, the DFA explains

Robredo video not played at UN meeting, DFA says

FACT CHECK: Was Robredo's UN video a basis for EU warning?

Mar 22, 2017 - 6:34 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, not Vice President Leni Robredo, is the highest official mentioned by the EU Parliament in its resolution against extrajudicial killings

FACT CHECK: Was Robredo's UN video a basis for EU warning?

Sueno hits Robredo for criticizing drug war, 'hurting' trade deals

Mar 22, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says Vice President Leni Robredo's criticism of the drug war is affecting the Philippines' standing in the international community

Sueno hits Robredo for criticizing drug war, 'hurting' trade deals

Tourism chief Teo asks Robredo, media to 'tone down' statements on killings

Mar 22, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Strong statements against extrajudicial killings in the country are making it difficult for the tourism department to promote the Philippines, says DOT chief Wanda Teo

Tourism chief Teo asks Robredo, media to 'tone down' statements on killings

Aquino, Hontiveros seek probe into PNP, funeral homes conspiracy

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Senators Risa Hontiveros and Paolo Benigno Aquino IV say there is a need to protect victims' families from excessive funeral expenses that benefit corrupt cops

Aquino, Hontiveros seek probe into PNP, funeral homes conspiracy

Don't believe Robredo, Pagcor chief tells ASEAN gaming summit

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The Philippines is one of the best places to invest in, Andrea Domingo tells potential investors. Ignore the noise, she adds.

Don't believe Robredo, Pagcor chief tells ASEAN gaming summit

Australia vs Duterte? 'Just difference in perspective,' Abella says

Mar 21, 2017 - 6:12 PM

There 'was no contradiction' between President Rodrigo Duterte and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says

Australia vs Duterte? 'Just difference in perspective,' Abella says

Why Dela Rosa didn’t get Robredo's letter to PNP

Mar 21, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Is a clerical error to blame?

Why Dela Rosa didn’t get Robredo's letter to PNP

Singapore says it respects Philippines' drug war

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Singaporean Ambassador Kok Li Peng also sees in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte the 'political will and determination' of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore says it respects Philippines' drug war

LOOK: Robredo's letter to PNP requesting info on drug war

Mar 20, 2017 - 5:25 PM

The Office of the Vice President shows a copy of its January 30 letter seeking information from the Philippine National Police, which it says went unanswered

LOOK: Robredo's letter to PNP requesting info on drug war

Cops in 'palit-ulo'? I'll beat them up myself, says Dela Rosa

Mar 20, 2017 - 3:40 PM

The Philippine National Police chief says he has yet to get reports of this alleged scheme

Cops in 'palit-ulo'? I'll beat them up myself, says Dela Rosa

Cardinal Tagle slams drug trade, launches rehab

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Selling drugs is killing people, Cardinal Tagle says, as he launches another Catholic-run drug rehabilitation program

Cardinal Tagle slams drug trade, launches rehab

Top gov't lawyer offers help to impeach Robredo

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:16 PM

'VP Robredo will reap the people's wrath and contempt for her treasonous act,' Solicitor General Jose Calida says

Top gov't lawyer offers help to impeach Robredo

Austrian bishops slam human rights abuses in PH

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:18 AM

This is the first non-Filipino Catholic bishops' conference to speak out against human rights abuses in Duterte-led Philippines

Austrian bishops slam human rights abuses in PH

Robredo only stated facts in UN video, says spokesperson

Mar 17, 2017 - 3:31 PM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo also denies any hand in the first impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte

Robredo only stated facts in UN video, says spokesperson

Duterte impeachment complaint, Leila de Lima, McDonalds | Midday wRap

Mar 17, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Maria Ressa

Duterte impeachment complaint, Leila de Lima, McDonalds | Midday wRap

EU Parliament approves call to free De Lima

Mar 17, 2017 - 9:14 AM

European lawmakers also urge Philippine officials to 'immediately halt ongoing proceedings to reinstate the death penalty'

EU Parliament approves call to free De Lima

Duterte impeachment case, Leila de Lima, Whatsapp & Telegram | Midday wRap

Mar 16, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Duterte impeachment case, Leila de Lima, Whatsapp & Telegram | Midday wRap

Draft EU resolution calls for De Lima's 'immediate release'

Mar 16, 2017 - 8:50 AM

European lawmakers also want the Philippine government 'to drop all politically motivated charges' against President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critic

Draft EU resolution calls for De Lima's 'immediate release'

Drug war leaving Filipinos 'hopeless and helpless,' says Robredo

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:02 PM

(UPDATED) 'To know that the international community's eyes are on us and to feel that human rights advocates are watching over our country gives us comfort, courage, and hope,' says Robredo in taped message for a UN meeting on extrajudicial killings

Drug war leaving Filipinos 'hopeless and helpless,' says Robredo

Police chief says all criminals are liars

Mar 15, 2017 - 2:20 PM

The chief of the Northern Police District dismisses murder and criminal complaints filed against his men in an alleged extrajudicial killing

Police chief says all criminals are liars

After days of silence, Dela Rosa debunks Lascañas claim

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The PNP chief insists he cannot comment on other allegations because it's beyond his personal knowledge

After days of silence, Dela Rosa debunks Lascañas claim

ICC case vs Duterte is PH's 'last recourse' – opposition lawmakers

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The congressmen argue that the ICC may step in if the Philippines is 'shown to be unwilling or unable to investigate, prosecute, and try in good faith'

ICC case vs Duterte is PH's 'last recourse' – opposition lawmakers

Advice to Duterte: Don't micromanage PNP

Mar 13, 2017 - 5:14 PM

A Senate committee report on the killing of Albuera Mayor Espinosa Sr takes the President to task for intervening in the appointment of a cop linked to the murder

Advice to Duterte: Don't micromanage PNP

National Writers Congress tackles PH war on drugs and literature April 29

Mar 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

'Ang Panitikan sa Panahon ng Tokhang' features a keynote lecture by Dr Jose 'Butch' Dalisay Jr, and 2 fora with Lourd Ernest de Veyra, Joel Salud, Juana Change, Floy Quintos, Frank Cimatu, and Joyce Martin

National Writers Congress tackles PH war on drugs and literature April 29

Duterte creates inter-agency body for war on drugs

Mar 10, 2017 - 7:41 PM

The 18-member committee, headed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, is divided into 4 clusters: enforcement, justice, advocacy, and rehabilitation

Duterte creates inter-agency body for war on drugs

What's the new PNP Drug Enforcement Group like?

Mar 10, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Senior Superintendent Graciano Mijares explains how the new group is different from the now-dissolved PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group

What's the new PNP Drug Enforcement Group like?

SC to file case vs Baguio judge linked to drugs

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The High Court orders the inventory of all cases decided by Baguio Judge Antonio Reyes

SC to file case vs Baguio judge linked to drugs

Rappler Talk Investigative: Arturo Lascañas, Duterte loyalist no more

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:51 AM

Lascañas talks about his team of hitmen, addresses policemen who will be involved in the revived TokHang operations, and has a message for President Rodrigo Duterte as well

Rappler Talk Investigative: Arturo Lascañas, Duterte loyalist no more

Lascañas warns PNP: One day, you'll feel the pain I feel

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:17 PM

The self-confessed hitman of the so-called Davao Death Squad warns cops of a 'suffering' that comes once you've killed for the wrong reasons

Lascañas warns PNP: One day, you'll feel the pain I feel

Duterte: Davao Death Squad formed to fight NPA 'sparrow units'

Mar 07, 2017 - 8:05 PM

'It was then known as the DDS during Martial Law. The sparrow units and the DDS were fighting it out,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: Davao Death Squad formed to fight NPA 'sparrow units'

From DDS 'denier' to whistle-blower: Why Lascañas changed tune

Mar 07, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Senators grill the self-confessed Davao Death Squad hitman over his decision to recant an earlier claim before the Senate

From DDS 'denier' to whistle-blower: Why Lascañas changed tune

Psych interventions needed in drug rehab programs – expert

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The Psychological Association of the Philippines spearheads the Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad, a program that trains community volunteers in facilitating drug rehabilitation

Psych interventions needed in drug rehab programs – expert

Lascañas: Duterte son protected alleged drug lord

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:08 PM

(UPDATED) In a Senate hearing, the former Davao policeman links Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo 'Pulong' Duterte to illegal drugs

Lascañas: Duterte son protected alleged drug lord

News Briefs: March 6, 2017

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:25 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday, March 6

News Briefs: March 6, 2017

EXPLAINER: Police, military officials liable for Duterte's illegal kill orders

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The Rome Statute is precisely designed to demolish the wall of impunity with which state officials commit human rights violations, like the ones occurring on a virtually daily basis in our midst

EXPLAINER: Police, military officials liable for Duterte's illegal kill orders

U.S. State Dept notes killings in Duterte-led Philippines

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:28 PM

'The most significant human rights problems were killings allegedly undertaken by vigilantes, security forces, and insurgents,' the US State Department says

U.S. State Dept notes killings in Duterte-led Philippines

EXPLAINER: Yes, Int'l Criminal Court can prosecute Duterte for killing spree

Mar 04, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The Philippines effectively domesticated the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court when it enacted Republic Act 9851 – the commander in chief can be held liable for crimes against humanity

EXPLAINER: Yes, Int'l Criminal Court can prosecute Duterte for killing spree

De Lima fears murder amid fake news of suicide

Mar 04, 2017 - 3:17 PM

'In the unfortunate event that I die in prison, you all know who my murderer is,' Senator Leila de Lima says

De Lima fears murder amid fake news of suicide