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De Lima asks Aguirre: Where are your drug war EJK cases?

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:07 PM

The DOJ's latest data of extrajudicial killing cases refer only to victims from cause-oriented groups

De Lima asks Aguirre: Where are your drug war EJK cases?

The moralist thinker in Digong’s Philippines

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:58 PM

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.

The moralist thinker in Digong’s Philippines

Liberal International leader visits De Lima in jail

Jul 22, 2017 - 5:18 PM

(UPDATED) But another Liberal International leader – the organization president – is barred from visiting detained Senator Leila de Lima

Liberal International leader visits De Lima in jail

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:25 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Is DOJ turning a blind eye to EJKs? De Lima and Aguirre exchange claims

Jul 21, 2017 - 6:56 PM

"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.

Is DOJ turning a blind eye to EJKs? De Lima and Aguirre exchange claims

EU MPs 'concerned' over Philippine drug war deaths

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:52 PM

The EU delegation also expresses 'strong concern' over efforts to restore the death penalty and lower the age of criminal responsibility to 9

EU MPs 'concerned' over Philippine drug war deaths

U.S. lawmakers, Duterte, Bennington | Midday wRap

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

U.S. lawmakers, Duterte, Bennington | Midday wRap

Malacañang asks U.S. Congress: Hear all sides

Jul 20, 2017 - 1:17 PM

'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

Malacañang asks U.S. Congress: Hear all sides

Man pleads guilty to killing 19 people in China

Jul 19, 2017 - 9:02 PM

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.

Man pleads guilty to killing 19 people in China

Noynoy Aquino on drug war: What's in store for the orphans?

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'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

Noynoy Aquino on drug war: What's in store for the orphans?

Youth groups deliver alternative SONA on drug-related killings

Jul 19, 2017 - 1:37 PM

'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

Youth groups deliver alternative SONA on drug-related killings

Dela Rosa, Hontiveros, Trump | Midday wRap

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:57 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Acor Arceo

Dela Rosa, Hontiveros, Trump | Midday wRap

Déjà vu – U.S. Congress again looking at horrific human rights violations in PH

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM

A group is now lobbying the US Congress to take a careful look at the violent anti-drug campaign of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Déjà vu – U.S. Congress again looking at horrific human rights violations in PH

No state-sanctioned killings? Supt Marcos is 'damning proof'

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:27 AM

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

No state-sanctioned killings? Supt Marcos is 'damning proof'

HRW: Reinstatement of Supt Marcos shows 'wider impunity' in PH drug war

Jul 14, 2017 - 12:18 PM

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

HRW: Reinstatement of Supt Marcos shows 'wider impunity' in PH drug war

De Lima files complaint vs Aguirre before Ombudsman

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM

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

De Lima files complaint vs Aguirre before Ombudsman

Church should go beyond hitting killings – Tagle

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says Filipinos seem to 'accept' rampant killings – but 'out of despair,' not 'moral conviction'

Church should go beyond hitting killings – Tagle

The Butcher in the Palace, and Other Fabrications

Jul 03, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Once upon a time, there was carnage

Daan-daang Katoliko, sumama sa 'Walk for Life' sa Navotas

Jul 03, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David also presides over a Mass for victims of extrajudicial killings

Daan-daang Katoliko, sumama sa 'Walk for Life' sa Navotas

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 3, 2017

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:36 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 3, 2017

Bishop slams vigilantes as 'termites,' 'new Judases'

Jul 03, 2017 - 12:10 AM

'God knows who you are,' Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says in one of the most scathing homilies against extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

Bishop slams vigilantes as 'termites,' 'new Judases'

Being a Filipino abroad in the time of Duterte

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:00 PM

'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

Being a Filipino abroad in the time of Duterte

WATCH: The Philippine drug war – a culture of fear

Jul 01, 2017 - 2:00 PM

What wounds has the war on drugs inflicted on communities?

WATCH: The Philippine drug war – a culture of fear

After one year, Duterte veers ever more to the right

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is proving to be a hindrance to the country's most urgent political and socio-economic reforms

After one year, Duterte veers ever more to the right

Duterte ‘held nation together’ but missed campaign vows – Lagman

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Another opposition lawmaker, Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr, says the President is too preoccupied with the drug war that he forgets his other promises

Duterte ‘held nation together’ but missed campaign vows – Lagman

Fiscalizer no more? Senate protects Duterte while he's popular

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:30 AM

During the first year of the administration, the Senate majority clears President Duterte in investigations, but is non-comittal toward his priority bills

Fiscalizer no more? Senate protects Duterte while he's popular

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

May 28, 2017 - 12:50 AM

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.

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

Ramos fears 'more harmful' martial law under Duterte

May 26, 2017 - 2:04 PM

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.'

Ramos fears 'more harmful' martial law under Duterte

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

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

[Newspoint] Quibbling over life and death in the war on drugs

May 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Thousands of lives have been taken summarily, and we are debating whether those killings were justified or not

[Newspoint] Quibbling over life and death in the war on drugs

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'

Universal Periodic Review, CHR, Yates on Flynn | Midday wRap

May 09, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Ana Arceo

Universal Periodic Review, CHR, Yates on Flynn | Midday wRap

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

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'

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'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 5, 2017

May 05, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 5, 2017

Palace 'disappointed' with visit of UN Special Rapporteur

May 05, 2017 - 11:37 AM

(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

Palace 'disappointed' with visit of UN Special Rapporteur

CHR says Special Rapporteur Callamard in PH for 'academic visit'

May 04, 2017 - 10:38 PM

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

CHR says Special Rapporteur Callamard in PH for 'academic visit'

Lopez, Human Rights Watch | Evening wRap

May 04, 2017 - 8:30 PM

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Lopez, Human Rights Watch | Evening wRap

LOOK: UN expert Agnes Callamard in PH

May 04, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Callamard is seen at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Commission on Human Rights on Thursday, May 4

LOOK: UN expert Agnes Callamard in PH

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

The tangled web in publisher Larry Que's slay case

May 04, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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

The tangled web in publisher Larry Que's slay case

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