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'I never considered for a second cutting any ties over this small matter,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr
(UPDATED) 'There are only about 2,000 Filipinos there and as far as we know, there are no trade relations between these two countries except maybe fish,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
[OPINION] Iceland 1, China 0: The diplomatic significance of the U.N. Human Rights Council vote on the Philippines
The UNHRC vote was the first great test of Duterte’s diplomatic investment in China, and it proved disastrous: China simply could not deliver the votes
'Iceland, ano ang problema ng Iceland? Ice lang,' says the Philippine President, poking fun at the country that drafted a resolution urging UN action against drug-related killings
Human rights groups say the response of the Philippine government is a 'poor display of diplomacy'
Colonel Vinluan says her orders to police are to neutralize, 'but not to kill' suspects
A United Nations-led investigation can help end the mass murder and climate of impunity in the Philippines
The Commission on Human Rights urges the Philippine government to revisit its stand on independent probes into drug war killings
Human rights groups urge the Philippine government to coordinate with the United Nations as rights chief Michelle Bachelet is expected to write a comprehensive report on the country's situation
(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr warns 18 countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom: 'There will be consequences, far-reaching ones'
The resolution asks United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet to write a comprehensive report on the drug war killings and urges the Philippine government to refrain from 'all acts of intimidation or retaliation'
'There’s no other time,' say Philippine human rights groups attending the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Senator Risa Hontiveros hopes Senator Ronald dela Rosa, who is expected to chair the committee on public order and dangerous drugs, will be 'fair and judicious' if her resolution is referred to the panel
Rubylin Litao of Rise UP says international support can help stem violence in the Philippines
Amnesty International urges the United Nations Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court, among others, to expedite investigations into killings in the Philippines
'Nakakahiya naman yata na iba pa iyong nakapansin, iba pa iyong nagmamalasakit, iba pa iyong nababahala,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
The justice secretary's comment is contrary to President Rodrigo Duterte's general aversion to international interference in his campaign against drugs
(3rd UPDATE) If the draft resolution is approved, the United Nations Human Rights Council will request rights chief Michelle Bachelet to prepare a comprehensive report on the human rights situation in the Philippines
(UPDATED) Three-year-old Myka Ulpina is the latest addition to the growing list of minors killed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs
On the death of the 3-year-old child during a drug operation, Senator Ronald dela Rosa says: 'Ikaw pulis ka, gusto mo bata matamaan? Never.'
Police say the girl was used by her father, a drug suspect, as a human shield
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says the recorded 5,425 deaths in police operations in the Philippines would be a matter of concern already for any country
Randy Ribay's 'Patron Saints of Nothing' tells the story of a young Fil-Am who flies to the Philippines after his cousin dies because of the campaign against illegal drugs
'Kung totoo na walang human rights violations dito, bakit sasalungatin natin iyong imbestigasyon?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo
On Thursday, May 30, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss killings that occurred in the past months, and possible developments in the latter half of the Duterte administration that may have implications on justice and human rights
But the former police general stands by his earlier call. 'Freedom of expression is limited. It's not absolute,' he says.
'It is urgent to investigate this apparent shift of focus to Central Luzon and to assess the strategy pursued by the administration’s drug war'
San Fernando's dead politicians are just some of the elected government officials killed since Duterte declared his war on illegal drugs, a battle also waged on Facebook
'Minsan habulan, eh napagod 'yung pulis, binaril na lang sa likod. Eh that's violation of human rights,' says Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno Domagoso
'Normally midterms act as a check on the president. But there's nothing normal about President Rodrigo Duterte,' says the comedian
‘We will support the war on drugs in a manner that is within the bounds of the law,' says Manila mayoral bet Isko Moreno
Hindi trabaho ng Senado na maging sunod-sunuran sa lahat ng gusto ni Pangulong Duterte at pagbigyan ang lahat ng nais niya
On the campaign trail in Mandaluyong City, senatorial bet Bong Go defends President Rodrigo Duterte's 'drug war'
At a time when alleged narco politicians named by the President are being killed with impunity, officials on a kill list in Cebu are gunned down one after another
If you respect our country’s sovereignty – and want to avoid paying more onerous Chinese loans and to resist China’s exploitation of our resources in the West Philippine Sea – vote for the opposition
The PNP circular and the corrective resolutions that followed show haste on the part of the Duterte administration to launch the anti-illegal drug campaign
PNP chief Oscar Albayalde reacts to a paper by the Ateneo Human Rights Center which says drug war circulars of President Duterte violate the rights of suspects guaranteed in the Constitution
Senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa led the first few years of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody anti-illegal drug campaign whose campaign promise was eradicating drugs 'in 3 to 6 months'
(UPDATED) Voluntary submission in existing laws can exempt a drug suspect from criminal liability. In Duterte’s war on drugs, a surrenderer may further expose himself to prosecution, according to research done by the Ateneo Human Rights Center
Bishop Pablo Virgilio David admits the Catholic Church has 'failed to educate consciences,' leading to the support of many Catholics for drug war killings
'Daig pa ang penitensiya,' says an old lady as she leaves the venue of a campaign rally that lasted 7 hours
Ano ang mga tanong na maaaring masagot ng mga dokumentong ito?
For every 10 drug suspects captured in 2018, only 3 have been convicted. The 7 remaining are either already acquitted or still undergoing prosecution.
'The undeniable fact that thousands of ordinary citizens have been killed, and continue to be killed, during police drug operations certainly is a matter of grave public concern,’ says the High Court
‘The presumption of regularity in the performance of official duty stands only when no reason exists in the records by which to doubt the regularity of the performance of official duty,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
Dapat nang intindihin na ang galit natin sa kahirapan at kriminalidad ay hindi dapat ipagamit sa kanino man upang pag-awayin tayo. Sa halip, ang galit ay dapat maging dahilan ng sama-samang paghahanap ng mga solusyon.
'Patay rin yan. Yan ang sigurado,' says Duterte, speaking behind a bullet-proof glass during the PDP-Laban rally in Bacolod
US senator Marsha Blackburn says of the bipartisan resolution: '...while we value our relationship with the Philippines, the US Congress expects to see real change to the current practices of the Duterte government'
Authorities recover 275 sachets of suspected shabu weighing 1.38 kilos