In solving the sea row, the 38th AIPA General Assembly says member-countries must 'exercise self-restraint in accordance with universally recognized principles of international law,' including UNCLOS
Academics, policy makers, and politicians give their take on what influences Duetrte's thinking and the direction of his presidency so far
In the same way that governments can dangle incentives to its citizens, governments can also dangle incentives to other governments
'These detainees have been wrongfully held and should be freed with adequate protections against police reprisal,' says the international watchdog
The PNP chief also defends Tondo police, saying as long as they're not corrupt or abusive, he's fine with the set-up
Senators call for ‘swift justice’ against the policemen responsible for the secret jail cell. A House inquiry is being pushed.
The mother of death row convict Mary Jane Veloso says what she supports is President Duterte's war on drugs, which should target the syndicates
But those detained inside the narrow detention area claim some have been there beyond 36 hours
'Para malaman lang. Ang hirap talaga ng kalagayan nila,' says police general Joel Coronel, referring to conditions in most jails
The police chief of Metro Manila admits the detention facility is below the PNP's standards
Former Sto Tomas vice mayor Vincent Rafanan of La Union, who is in the drug list of local police, and his companion are gunned down by still unknown assailants
(UPDATED) The secret cell is found hidden behind a bookshelf in Police Station 1, Tondo, Manila
The President does not bother to read the 78-page document: 'Why would I waste my time?'
While shabu, the poor man's cocaine, is now as expensive as P25,000 a gram, the price of cocaine, choice drug of the rich, has remained the same at P7,000 per gram
Rappler talks to Pulse Asia Research Director Ana Maria Tabunda about President Rodrigo Duterte's trust and approval ratings, and the continued support of Filipinos for the war on drugs
The 'communication' submitted to the ICC regarding the alleged crimes against humanity committed by Duterte in his war on drugs is just the beginning of what could be a long process full of challenges
A Social Weather Stations survey shows 48% of Filipinos have either 'extensive' or 'partial but sufficient' knowledge of the controversial death penalty House bill
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
EXCLUSIVE: Families of the Philippine drug war's dead claim they know the man who shot their children – and they're willing to speak his name
Malacañang says it is more than coincidence that the complaint was filed days before the start of the 30th ASEAN Summit, the first international event to be hosted by Duterte
'You always ask America for help? They will not die for you. Kayo ang magpakamatay [para] sa bayan natin,' says President Rodrigo Duterte at the opening ceremony of Palarong Pambansa 2017
The PNP chief cries foul over a Reuters story that says cops have been faking crime scenes and getting money for killing drug suspects
When faced with allegations – allegedly from their own men – the PNP has a rather predictable response
(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
(UPDATED) But the department clears National Bureau of Investigation officials of any liability in the kidnapping and murder of Jee Ick Joo
A man arrested for selling ecstasy drugs escapes from the hospital after one of his guards went out for breakfast and the other fell asleep
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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
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle conducts the annual ritual in the Philippines' first Holy Week during the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has killed thousands
On Good Friday, in the Philippines – a country that celebrates its long Christian heritage – we see not the death but the persistence of cruelty
The Duterte presidency is about tricks, a numbers game. If truth has no value to him, only illusions, what use do the media and other truth seekers and reporters have?
Cases of extrajudicial killings related to the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs are next
During a visit to a church that once hosted a photo exhibit on the drug war killings, the PNP chief says priests and police are both after preserving lives
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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 we noticed is that if we are going to concentrate big rehabilitation centers in one region, there would be some difficulties,' says Interior Undersecretary John Castriciones
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What the seemingly contradictory results of the Pulse Asia and SWS surveys in December 2016 tell us
After an alleged drug user killed two students in Siquijor, Education Secretary Leonor Briones laments that 'not much focus' is given to victims of drug addicts
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Drug use is a problem, but sometimes the exaggeration of the problem could be more dangerous, and the cures on offer could be worse than the problem itself