The DOJ's latest data of extrajudicial killing cases refer only to victims from cause-oriented groups
Any human behavior can be explained, and any ethical lapse can be granted its internal logic. But you need to know when to draw the line.
(UPDATED) But another Liberal International leader – the organization president – is barred from visiting detained Senator Leila de Lima
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"I've always been relevant. How can concern for EJKs and our rights be ever irrelevant?" says Senator Leila de Lima responding to Secretary Aguirre's criticism.
The EU delegation also expresses 'strong concern' over efforts to restore the death penalty and lower the age of criminal responsibility to 9
'Insinuations and hasty judgments have no place in due process,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella as the US Congress holds an inquiry into Duterte's bloody drug war
Yang Qingpei murdered his parents when they refused to give him money, the Qujing City Intermediate People's Court says on its official microblog account. Fearing he would be discovered, Yang then killed 17 of his neighbors and fled.
'What’s in store for us down the line as a country for people who might not have redress in the systems in place?' asks the former president
'It’s time to resist in a time of corruption and extrajudicial killings. There is a need to break the apathy...of the youth,' says rally leader at St Scholastica's College
A group is now lobbying the US Congress to take a careful look at the violent anti-drug campaign of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
Senator Risa Hontiveros says the reinstatement of a cop linked to the killing of a former mayor is the latest proof that 'EJK deniers' need
The New York-based human rights group says President Rodrigo Duterte's order comes as no surprise given his previous pronouncements defending cops in the war on drugs
Senator Leila de Lima accuses Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II of instructing his prosecutors not to file cases against law enforcement personnel waging the war on drugs
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says Filipinos seem to 'accept' rampant killings – but 'out of despair,' not 'moral conviction'
Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David also presides over a Mass for victims of extrajudicial killings
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'God knows who you are,' Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says in one of the most scathing homilies against extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
'At the end of the day, my passport says 'Pilipinas' and not 'Duterte', so I represent the values our heroes died for. I do not represent Duterte,' says a Filipino abroad
What wounds has the war on drugs inflicted on communities?
President Rodrigo Duterte is proving to be a hindrance to the country's most urgent political and socio-economic reforms
Another opposition lawmaker, Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr, says the President is too preoccupied with the drug war that he forgets his other promises
During the first year of the administration, the Senate majority clears President Duterte in investigations, but is non-comittal toward his priority bills
Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools. It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader.
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