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'
The Manila Police District says the families need to appear before police to execute an affidavit if they want the killings to be investigated
The PNP chief also defends Tondo police, saying as long as they're not corrupt or abusive, he's fine with the set-up
But those detained inside the narrow detention area claim some have been there beyond 36 hours
'Para malaman lang. Ang hirap talaga ng kalagayan nila,' says police general Joel Coronel, referring to conditions in most jails
The police chief of Metro Manila admits the detention facility is below the PNP's standards
(UPDATED) Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon reminds the police of their 'strict obligation to act only in accordance with law'
Former Sto Tomas vice mayor Vincent Rafanan of La Union, who is in the drug list of local police, and his companion are gunned down by still unknown assailants
Witnesses interviewed during the 3-month investigation led by Patricia Evangelista name Police Officer 3 Ronald Alvarez of the Delpan Community Precinct as the alleged killer behind at least 4 drug-related deaths
While shabu, the poor man's cocaine, is now as expensive as P25,000 a gram, the price of cocaine, choice drug of the rich, has remained the same at P7,000 per gram
The 'communication' submitted to the ICC regarding the alleged crimes against humanity committed by Duterte in his war on drugs is just the beginning of what could be a long process full of challenges
A Social Weather Stations survey shows 48% of Filipinos have either 'extensive' or 'partial but sufficient' knowledge of the controversial death penalty House bill
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EXCLUSIVE: Families of the Philippine drug war's dead claim they know the man who shot their children – and they're willing to speak his name
Malacañang says it is more than coincidence that the complaint was filed days before the start of the 30th ASEAN Summit, the first international event to be hosted by Duterte
'You always ask America for help? They will not die for you. Kayo ang magpakamatay [para] sa bayan natin,' says President Rodrigo Duterte at the opening ceremony of Palarong Pambansa 2017
When faced with allegations – allegedly from their own men – the PNP has a rather predictable response
(2ND UPDATE) 'The fear is real,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros in response to the decline in public satisfaction with the Duterte administration's controversial campaign
(UPDATED) In a March 2017 Social Weather Stations survey, President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs gets a 'very good' net satisfaction rating, an 11-point drop from 3 months back
A man arrested for selling ecstasy drugs escapes from the hospital after one of his guards went out for breakfast and the other fell asleep
On Good Friday, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says, 'Masindak tayo at malungkot, huwag po nating hayaan na ang kultura ay kumalat'
During a visit to a church that once hosted a photo exhibit on the drug war killings, the PNP chief says priests and police are both after preserving lives
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'What we noticed is that if we are going to concentrate big rehabilitation centers in one region, there would be some difficulties,' says Interior Undersecretary John Castriciones
After an alleged drug user killed two students in Siquijor, Education Secretary Leonor Briones laments that 'not much focus' is given to victims of drug addicts
Former senator Bongbong Marcos says it's 'a matter of opinion' if Vice President Leni Robredo should be impeached for criticizing the government's drug war
'Talagang pumapatay ako ng tao, 'pag ginalaw ninyo ang mga anak namin,' the President tells an audience of kids as young as 4 years old
But the case involving Superintendent Marvin Marcos isn't as simple as cops doing their job
(3rd UPDATE) 'It's not 27 [human rights] conventions that we are imposing on you. It's 27 conventions that you already signed up for in the UN system,' EU Ambassador Franz Jessen says
Relatives of victims of extrajudicial killings will also join the annual 'Washing of the Feet' ritual to be led by Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday
The NCRPO says Police Superintendent Lito Dumandan Cabamongan, who is assigned to the PNP Crime Lab, had been in trouble before for his erratic behavior
The President warns drug personalities: 'Maniwala kayo, marami pang susunod sa akin, hihiritan talaga kayo'
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
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
(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
Duterte's spokesman now claims the New York Times is part of a plot to oust the President
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
(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
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?'
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
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
This comes after Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo appealed to Vice President Leni Robredo and the media to 'tone down' their reporting of extrajudicial killings
In his Lenten message, Archbishop Socrates Villegas presents 'true stories of conversion' from self-confessed hitmen Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas
Vice President Leni Robredo's video was instead screened in one of a hundred side events and exhibits mounted by NGOs, the DFA explains
President Rodrigo Duterte, not Vice President Leni Robredo, is the highest official mentioned by the EU Parliament in its resolution against extrajudicial killings
Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says Vice President Leni Robredo's criticism of the drug war is affecting the Philippines' standing in the international community
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
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
The Philippines is one of the best places to invest in, Andrea Domingo tells potential investors. Ignore the noise, she adds.
There 'was no contradiction' between President Rodrigo Duterte and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says