Former president Fidel V. Ramos says, 'We would be much higher now in the ranking of nations, in the appreciation of other nations about the Philippines, if we did not have martial law. As a military man, pagmasdan mo ang lalim ng sinasabi ko.'
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
The circumstances surrounding the numerous drug-related deaths in the Philippines are almost always the same across all incidents
German bishops back the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in fighting extrajudicial killings and opposing the death penalty
Thousands of lives have been taken summarily, and we are debating whether those killings were justified or not
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
The Vatican also voices concern over enforced disappearances as well as human trafficking in the Philippines
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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
United Nations member states urge the Philippines to launch a thorough and impartial investigation to punish those behind drug-related killings
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
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon had earlier lamented the government's 'failure' to keep people safe
The Philippine government had earlier imposed 3 conditions for the Special Rapporteur's visit to the country
The UN expert also dismisses criticism over her presence in the country. 'I'm used to it,' she tells media.
'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
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(UPDATED) UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard, by supposedly not informing the Philippine government about her visit, shows she won't be objective in probing summary killings, says the Palace
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the Philippine government should already extend an invitation for Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard to conduct a probe into extrajudicial killings
Callamard is seen at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Commission on Human Rights on Thursday, May 4
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
The Catanduanes cop charged with murder in the Larry Que case is the same policeman who is now accusing his superiors of giving kill orders against drug suspects
Officials from different government agencies band together as they defend President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs
The Commission on Human Rights says it is ready to assist 'in whatever way' witnesses of alleged summary killings
'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
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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'
The two senators react to Rappler's exclusive report identifying PO3 Ronald Alvarez as behind alleged drug-related summary executions in Tondo, Manila
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa should be wise enough to crack the whip now, lest he finds himself – and the institution he leads – at the mercy of local police bosses
In the same way that governments can dangle incentives to its citizens, governments can also dangle incentives to other governments
'These detainees have been wrongfully held and should be freed with adequate protections against police reprisal,' says the international watchdog
(UPDATED) The secret cell is found hidden behind a bookshelf in Police Station 1, Tondo, Manila
'An extrajudicial killing is an outright breach of law. And regardless of the fact that the suspect may have fought the police, it is not for the police to write off the crime and proclaim that the killing was justified,' CenterLaw tells the Supreme Court
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If the International Criminal Court starts an investigation in allegations of mass killing against Philippine Presidentn Duterte, it would 'encourage governments to take measures against him, such as imposing tariffs on Philippine goods'
Jude Sabio’s 'complaint' has to prove the supposed unwillingness or inability of the Philippine government to prosecute President Duterte for the crimes he allegedly committed
The weight of opinion is that this is a proper case of the ICC. There is immense interest in moving this forward, and I think we will get some traction soon.
(3RD UPDATE) Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says 'it would really be deeply disappointing' if the ICC believes in testimonies of 'admitted murderers' and not in the word of President Duterte
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
(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
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(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
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Around 3,000 Catholic devotees go through the Stations of the Cross in Manila, and offer prayers for various intentions
On Good Friday, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says, 'Masindak tayo at malungkot, huwag po nating hayaan na ang kultura ay kumalat'
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads Catholics during a 'Walk for Life' procession on Good Friday, April 14
On Good Friday, in the Philippines – a country that celebrates its long Christian heritage – we see not the death but the persistence of cruelty
Cases of extrajudicial killings related to the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs are next
President Duterte talks to kids about killings. It’s no surprise when one child blurts out, 'I will kill drug pushers.' Another boy says, 'I’ll become a soldier. I will kill rebels.'