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32 Manila barangay officials on drug watchlist, 1 killed last week

May 30, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Barangay Chairman Angelito Sarmiento is killed inside his home by unidentified gunmen

32 Manila barangay officials on drug watchlist, 1 killed last week

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

Why Duterte's ‘4 million drug users’ is statistically improbable

May 26, 2017 - 5:30 PM

A tighter grip on reality – through data and evidence – may be one of the best ways to brace ourselves against this new, rising wave of authoritarian rule

Why Duterte's ‘4 million drug users’ is statistically improbable

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 26, 2017

Russia ready to help in Duterte's drug war

May 25, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov tells Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that Moscow is willing to help Manila fight drugs and terrorism

Russia ready to help in Duterte's drug war

Marawi attacks, martial law, war on drugs | Midday wRap

May 25, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Acor Arceo

Marawi attacks, martial law, war on drugs | Midday wRap

Duterte 'fires' DDB chair: You do not contradict your own gov't

May 24, 2017 - 9:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte maintains that there are 4 million 'drug addicts' in the Philippines, and slams Dangerous Drugs Board Chairperson Benjamin Reyes for giving a different figure

Duterte 'fires' DDB chair: You do not contradict your own gov't

Lascañas' DDS claims 'flooded with loopholes' – Senate committee

May 22, 2017 - 10:22 PM

The Senate committee report recommends increase the penalty for witnesses who commit perjury

Lascañas' DDS claims 'flooded with loopholes' – Senate committee

It takes only a day to kill an impeachment complaint vs Duterte

May 20, 2017 - 2:34 PM

The House has time-honored processes that protect itself from the tyranny of the majority. But the allies of President Duterte could not be bothered by these when they dismissed the first impeachment complaint against him.

It takes only a day to kill an impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Incoming DILG chief Año wants 'focus' on drug syndicates

May 19, 2017 - 7:07 PM

The outgoing military chief says he wants to make sure that policemen follow 'the rule of law' in their war on drugs

Incoming DILG chief Año wants 'focus' on drug syndicates

PNP 'dismayed' by DOJ decision to drop case vs Marcelino

May 19, 2017 - 4:42 PM

The PNP's Drug Enforcement Group says it will pursue legal remedies to question the Department of Justice resolution

PNP 'dismayed' by DOJ decision to drop case vs Marcelino

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017 - 10:48 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 18, 2017

Controversial Davao cop heads Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force

May 17, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr is tapped to lead the task force, which is under the newly-formed Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs

Controversial Davao cop heads Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force

Drug tests for public school teachers to start during school year 2017-2018

May 17, 2017 - 6:00 AM

The initiative of the Department of Education is set to be extended to include secondary level students

Drug tests for public school teachers to start during school year 2017-2018

ICC complaint vs Duterte is 'mental hospital' material, says Alvarez

May 16, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, one of the complaint's respondents, says the ICC case against him, the President, and other officials is 'baseless'

ICC complaint vs Duterte is 'mental hospital' material, says Alvarez

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

Death rate down in police operations – DILG, PNP

May 15, 2017 - 6:33 PM

One death happens every 50 operations now, compared to one in every 20 last year, according to data the two agencies have collated

Death rate down in police operations – DILG, PNP

DILG to revive probe of local officials with drug links

May 15, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The department plans to pick up where Task Force Agila left last March. It may need to investigate local officials also on issues of criminality and corruption.

DILG to revive probe of local officials with drug links

Duterte, Sison, cyberattack | Midday wRap

May 15, 2017 - 12:27 PM

Watch the midday newscast with David Lozada

Duterte, Sison, cyberattack | Midday wRap

The drug scene, a year after the Close Up Forever Summer party

May 15, 2017 - 11:11 AM

On the anniversary of the tragic Close Up Forever Summer concert, where 5 people died after allegedly consuming an illegal substance, Rappler talks to drug dealers and people who use drugs about the risque mix of drugs and music

The drug scene, a year after the Close Up Forever Summer party

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

May 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

Duterte to focus on 3 gut issues, Palace vows

May 14, 2017 - 11:36 AM

This comes after the SWS released a poll showing that up to 52% or majority of Filipinos expect Duterte 'to fulfill most, if not all, of his promises'

Duterte to focus on 3 gut issues, Palace vows

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

Former PBA player Dorian Peña arrested in drug buy-bust – report

May 11, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The former GlobalPort Batang Pier player is arrested with two others in an alleged drug den in Merryland Village, Mandaluyong City, according to a report

Former PBA player Dorian Peña arrested in drug buy-bust – report

DepEd aims to reach out-of-school youth during Brigada Eskwela

May 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the integration of the Alternative Learning System into Brigada Eskwela is very important given the President's instruction to prioritize the program

DepEd aims to reach out-of-school youth during Brigada Eskwela

3 challenges Año will face as DILG chief

May 11, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The military general will oversee Yolanda recovery efforts, the community-based war on drugs, and the campaign for federalism among local governments

3 challenges Año will face as DILG chief

After CA acquittal: What's next for Janet Napoles?

May 10, 2017 - 2:22 PM

The Napoles camp intends to file a new petition for bail. They have also set a meeting with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.

After CA acquittal: What's next for Janet Napoles?

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'

China, Quiapo blasts, Sotto | Evening wRap

May 09, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

China, Quiapo blasts, Sotto | Evening wRap

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'

China on Duterte drug war: Respect PH sovereignty

May 09, 2017 - 2:25 PM

China lauds the Philippines for its 'promotion and protection of human rights,' as 45 other UN member states voice concern over drug-related killings

China on Duterte drug war: Respect PH sovereignty

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

P11M in drugs hidden in coconuts seized in Negros Oriental jail

May 09, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The coconuts were apparently altered or had their coconut water drained, leading to the discovery of about P11 million in suspected shabu following an inspection

P11M in drugs hidden in coconuts seized in Negros Oriental jail

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

Lawmakers dismayed over Napoles acquittal

May 08, 2017 - 8:50 PM

'The standard of justice under the Duterte administration has gone to the dogs,' says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin following the CA's ruling in favor of alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles

Lawmakers dismayed over Napoles acquittal

Cimatu, Napoles, ISIS | Evening wRap

May 08, 2017 - 8:42 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Cimatu, Napoles, ISIS | Evening wRap

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

Calida on Napoles acquittal: 'Justice prevailed'

May 08, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida lauds the Court of Appeals for clearing Janet Lim Napoles in her serious illegal detention case, and says this acquittal has no effect on the pork barrel scam cases

Calida on Napoles acquittal: 'Justice prevailed'

The Laos Connection: Mr X and the cartels hooking Southeast Asia on pills

May 08, 2017 - 2:20 PM

The downfall of millionaire 'Mr X,' long shielded by cash and contacts in Laos, has highlighted the role of the secretive, communist country in showering pills across Southeast Asia

The Laos Connection: Mr X and the cartels hooking Southeast Asia on pills

CA acquits Napoles in illegal detention case

May 08, 2017 - 1:55 PM

The Court of Appeals reverses the 2015 conviction of a Makati court, saying that Janet Lim Napoles' guilt was not proven beyond reasonable doubt

CA acquits Napoles in illegal detention case

Rappler Talk: Dr. Carl Hart on drug war and public health

May 08, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Neuropharmacologist Dr. Carl Hart debunks prevalent myths on drug use and the human brain

Rappler Talk: Dr. Carl Hart on drug war and public health

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Must-watch videos from the past week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

Rehab advocates can work with Duterte gov't in 'healing' addicts – priest

May 07, 2017 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) Father Luciano Felloni, known for his 'healing not killing' community-based rehabilitation program in Caloocan City, says that the drug problem is neither a police nor a health issue but a developmental issue

Rehab advocates can work with Duterte gov't in 'healing' addicts – priest

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'

Is Duterte's '4 million drug addicts' a 'real number'?

May 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The government holds a #RealNumbersPH forum but fails to justify the continued use of the '4 million drug addicts' figure

Is Duterte's '4 million drug addicts' a 'real number'?

Shabu shrinks brains? Drug abuse expert debunks 'myth'

May 06, 2017 - 10:24 AM

'The data simply isn’t there,' says renowned neuroscientist Dr Carl Hart, who studies what drugs do to humans

Shabu shrinks brains? Drug abuse expert debunks 'myth'