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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The annual drills are Taiwan's biggest military exercise and mocked up a scenario in which Chinese troops launched an amphibious assault
As President Duterte expands his targets of opportunity, it is once again Mindanao – yes, his beloved Mindanao – that will be the laboratory of this 21st-century version of Marcos’ war
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
China lifts a ban on 27 Philippine tropical fruit export companies after President Rodrigo Duterte declared his 'separation' from the United States during a visit to Beijing in October
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.
US Joint Task Force commander Brigadier General John Jansen says the level of sophistication in the shared understanding of doctrine and war fighting necessitates that the Philippine and US militaries up their cooperation game
The outgoing military chief says he wants to make sure that policemen follow 'the rule of law' in their war on drugs
The Balikatan exercises almost didn't happen after President Duterte threatened to cancel it, but he was convinced to allow it
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
Balikatan 2017 simulates how the Philippine and US militaries will jointly respond to the aftermath of a super typhoon in the Philippines
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
The army takes control of more than 170 villages and towns in the area, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor
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 issue risks further stoking tensions between Ankara and Washington less than a week before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to Washington to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump
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
President Vladimir Putin insists Moscow would 'always be on the side of the forces of peace and with those who choose the path of equal partnership'
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 evacuation began days after regime backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey signed a deal to implement "de-escalation zones" where the government and opposition will halt hostilities
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
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
The focus of the exercises shifts to humanitarian assistance and disaster response and fighting terrorism, a deviation from previous focus on maritime security and territorial defense
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
'We are honored to participate in this most important exercise with this great ally of nearly 70 years, the Philippines,' says US Marines Lieutenant General Lawrence Nicholson during the opening ceremony for Balikatan 2017
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Neuropharmacologist Dr. Carl Hart debunks prevalent myths on drug use and the human brain
(UPDATED) The annual activity adjusts to President Rodrigo Duterte's orders: Balikatan 2017 exercises will not focus on external defense or maritime security
Local authorities arrange sports, cultural, and leisure activities for residents affected by the evacuation