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Lawyers' group asks SC to issue new rules for EJKs

Apr 27, 2017 - 11:11 AM

'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

Lawyers' group asks SC to issue new rules for EJKs

New York Times editorial calls Duterte 'man who must be stopped'

Apr 26, 2017 - 11:27 PM

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'

New York Times editorial calls Duterte 'man who must be stopped'

The bigger hurdles to having ICC prosecute Duterte

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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 bigger hurdles to having ICC prosecute Duterte

12 considerations on Duterte and the ICC

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:40 PM

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.

12 considerations on Duterte and the ICC

Palace tells ICC not to believe word of 'admitted murderers'

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:36 PM

(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

Palace tells ICC not to believe word of 'admitted murderers'

Ratings drop shows drug war now 'national nightmare' – senators

Apr 19, 2017 - 2:41 PM

(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

Ratings drop shows drug war now 'national nightmare' – senators

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Apr 19, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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'Satisfaction' with war on drugs drops – SWS survey

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:52 PM

(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

'Satisfaction' with war on drugs drops – SWS survey

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, April 10-16, 2017

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:17 PM

A round-up of videos from the past week you need to watch

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, April 10-16, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Penitential 'Walk for Life' on Good Friday

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:09 AM

Around 3,000 Catholic devotees go through the Stations of the Cross in Manila, and offer prayers for various intentions

IN PHOTOS: Penitential 'Walk for Life' on Good Friday

Tagle tells Catholics to reject killing culture

Apr 14, 2017 - 1:50 PM

On Good Friday, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says, 'Masindak tayo at malungkot, huwag po nating hayaan na ang kultura ay kumalat'

Tagle tells Catholics to reject killing culture

WATCH: Cardinal Tagle leads Good Friday 'Walk for Life'

Apr 14, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads Catholics during a 'Walk for Life' procession on Good Friday, April 14

WATCH: Cardinal Tagle leads Good Friday 'Walk for Life'

When they gave him vinegar: From Christ to Raymart Siapo

Apr 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

On Good Friday, in the Philippines – a country that celebrates its long Christian heritage – we see not the death but the persistence of cruelty

When they gave him vinegar: From Christ to Raymart Siapo

Karapatan brings cases of political killings in PH to UN

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:08 AM

Cases of extrajudicial killings related to the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs are next

Karapatan brings cases of political killings in PH to UN

#AnimatED: Bringing up Cain

Apr 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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.'

#AnimatED: Bringing up Cain

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Understanding public support for Duterte's drugs war

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:57 PM

What the seemingly contradictory results of the Pulse Asia and SWS surveys in December 2016 tell us

Understanding public support for Duterte's drugs war

Marcos calls Robredo 'unpatriotic' over UN video message

Apr 05, 2017 - 2:56 PM

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

Marcos calls Robredo 'unpatriotic' over UN video message

To kids, Duterte promises death for criminals

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:30 PM

'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

To kids, Duterte promises death for criminals

Human rights part of trade conditions, EU reminds PH

Apr 02, 2017 - 8:46 AM

(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

Human rights part of trade conditions, EU reminds PH

Tagle to wash feet of ex-drug addicts, police

Apr 01, 2017 - 7:12 PM

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

Tagle to wash feet of ex-drug addicts, police

The day Duterte faced the Commission on Human Rights

Mar 30, 2017 - 11:17 AM

In 2009, then mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte denied the existence of the Davao Death Squad during a public hearing, but admitted there were 'unexplained, unresolved' killings

The day Duterte faced the Commission on Human Rights

Duterte: 'Vigilantes real, they got it from me'

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:51 PM

The President warns drug personalities: 'Maniwala kayo, marami pang susunod sa akin, hihiritan talaga kayo'

Duterte: 'Vigilantes real, they got it from me'

Petitioner asks CA to order probe into Payatas body dumping

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Efren Morillo and his parents fear the timing of the dumping of 2 dead bodies near their home. It comes 10 days after they filed charges against Quezon City police.

Petitioner asks CA to order probe into Payatas body dumping

Ombudsman disbarment, CHR, oral arguments | Evening wRap

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

Ombudsman disbarment, CHR, oral arguments | Evening wRap

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

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

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

Andanar asks Bacolod crowd: Who would you believe, cops or Western media?

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:35 PM

The head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office takes a swipe at The New York Times for writing 'just to throw negativity against the President,' Rodrigo Duterte

Andanar asks Bacolod crowd: Who would you believe, cops or Western media?

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'

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'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

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

To the boy who lost his father to Duterte's drug war

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:40 PM

'I wanted to tell you that violence is never a way out of desolation; that there is change in hope, not in fear'

To the boy who lost his father to Duterte's drug war

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

Learn from lessons of Jabidah massacre, Zambo youth tell Duterte

Mar 18, 2017 - 10:36 PM

Young Mindanao activists urge President Rodrigo Duterte to stop extrajudicial killings

Learn from lessons of Jabidah massacre, Zambo youth tell Duterte

PH trade is up and looking bright despite headlines – DTI

Mar 17, 2017 - 9:41 AM

Department of Trade and Industry head Ramon Lopez talks to Rappler about the surge in foreign investments, new doors in China and how government is dealing with negative perception

PH trade is up and looking bright despite headlines – DTI

Despite fear, more families file EJK complaints

Mar 16, 2017 - 2:58 PM

A lawyer says about 100 similar cases are being readied against policemen

Despite fear, more families file EJK complaints

An open letter to Human Rights Watch on EJKs, Duterte, and Karapatan

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Has the militant rights group spoken out strongly against the wave of extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines?

An open letter to Human Rights Watch on EJKs, Duterte, and Karapatan

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

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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

[Newspoint]: Back to war

Mar 14, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Let’s not allow ourselves to be easily persuaded that the police are reformed and that their prejudicial application of the law is a thing of the past

[Newspoint]: Back to war

Legazpi bishop to youth: Use social media to oppose death penalty

Mar 13, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Bishop Joel Baylon says young Filipinos must be 'online missionaries of God'

Legazpi bishop to youth: Use social media to oppose death penalty

Duterte gov't unfazed by 'threats' from EU, says Abella

Mar 11, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the European Union doesn't fully understand the Philippine situation

Duterte gov't unfazed by 'threats' from EU, says Abella