Barangay Chairman Angelito Sarmiento is killed inside his home by unidentified gunmen
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.
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
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov tells Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that Moscow is willing to help Manila fight drugs and terrorism
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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
The Senate committee report recommends increase the penalty for witnesses who commit perjury
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.
The outgoing military chief says he wants to make sure that policemen follow 'the rule of law' in their war on drugs
The PNP's Drug Enforcement Group says it will pursue legal remedies to question the Department of Justice resolution
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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
The initiative of the Department of Education is set to be extended to include secondary level students
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, one of the complaint's respondents, says the ICC case against him, the President, and other officials is 'baseless'
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
One death happens every 50 operations now, compared to one in every 20 last year, according to data the two agencies have collated
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.
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
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'
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
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
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
The military general will oversee Yolanda recovery efforts, the community-based war on drugs, and the campaign for federalism among local governments
The Napoles camp intends to file a new petition for bail. They have also set a meeting with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.
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
China lauds the Philippines for its 'promotion and protection of human rights,' as 45 other UN member states voice concern over drug-related killings
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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
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
'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
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
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
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 Court of Appeals reverses the 2015 conviction of a Makati court, saying that Janet Lim Napoles' guilt was not proven beyond reasonable doubt
Neuropharmacologist Dr. Carl Hart debunks prevalent myths on drug use and the human brain
(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
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.
The government holds a #RealNumbersPH forum but fails to justify the continued use of the '4 million drug addicts' figure
'The data simply isn’t there,' says renowned neuroscientist Dr Carl Hart, who studies what drugs do to humans