'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
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
(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.'
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What the seemingly contradictory results of the Pulse Asia and SWS surveys in December 2016 tell us
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
(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
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 President warns drug personalities: 'Maniwala kayo, marami pang susunod sa akin, hihiritan talaga kayo'
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.
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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
(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
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
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
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?'
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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
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
'I wanted to tell you that violence is never a way out of desolation; that there is change in hope, not in fear'
There 'was no contradiction' between President Rodrigo Duterte and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says
Young Mindanao activists urge President Rodrigo Duterte to stop extrajudicial killings
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
A lawyer says about 100 similar cases are being readied against policemen
Has the militant rights group spoken out strongly against the wave of extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines?
(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
The chief of the Northern Police District dismisses murder and criminal complaints filed against his men in an alleged extrajudicial killing
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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'
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
Bishop Joel Baylon says young Filipinos must be 'online missionaries of God'
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the European Union doesn't fully understand the Philippine situation