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Iceland, 37 countries to Philippines: Let U.N. probe killings

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hits back, saying the signatories prefer misinformation from parties 'that have politicized and weaponized human rights'

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (2R) flanked by President of the Human Rights Council Vojislav Suc (R) speaks during the opening of the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council on June 18, 2018 in Geneva. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN GROSCLAUDE

Roque taunts UN rights chief: Your country has no democracy

Mar 10, 2018 - 7:24 PM

'I would hope that although you do not have the same democratic system in your home country of Jordan, you will respect the kind of democracy that we have in the Philippines,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque holds a press briefing for the Malacañang Press Corps at the New Executive Building in Malacañang on February 19, 2018 where he said that Special Assistant for the President Christopher Lawrence Go did not intervene on the Frigate Acquisition Project. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] ICC: Complementarity, not exhaustion of remedies

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

If the ICC has to wait for the Duterte regime to investigate – which is not forthcoming at all – the ICC will never be able to act

Psychiatric test? 'World needs more Dutertes,' says Cayetano

Mar 10, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano calls out UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein for suggesting that President Rodrigo Duterte undergo psychiatric evaluation because of his continued 'disgraceful' attacks on UN special rapporteurs

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to rebel returnees in the Palace Heroes Hall pn March 6, 2018. Presidential Photo

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Mar 08, 2018 - 12:51 PM

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UN experts urged to probe Duterte's threats vs human rights activists

Mar 05, 2018 - 1:55 PM

‘Coming from the President’s mouth, the threats can be taken as calls to the military and police forces…to escalate suppression and repression,’ says rights group Karapatan

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Petron-Petron Dealers Association (PETDA) Mindanao Mini Convention at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 24, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

UN probers need Duterte clearance for drug war documents – Dela Rosa

Mar 05, 2018 - 11:05 AM

(UPDATED) Seeking the President's nod before sharing drug war documents is not new in the PNP under Director General Ronald dela Rosa

DUTERTE NOD NEEDED. PNP chief Ronald del Rosa says he would ask for Duterte's order to share documents before he shares drug war documents with any UN investigator. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Roque: Callamard welcome to 'swim in Pasig River'

Mar 03, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the Philippine government will extend the invitation to UN expert Agnes Callamard if she ever visits the Philippines as a tourist

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque announces during a press briefing in Malacañang that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has ordered the Department of Budget and Management to find means to increase the salaries of teachers. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Mar 02, 2018 - 8:03 PM

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Duterte tells police to ignore UN rapporteurs' probe

Mar 01, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte brands any investigation into his drug war as interference

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte fires a few rounds from a sniper rifle as he leads the ceremonial shoot during the opening ceremony of the National Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Challenge at the Team Davao Inc. Pistol and Rifle Range in Ma-a, Davao City on March 1, 2018. Also in the photo is Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Roque to recommend another UN rapporteur to probe drug killings

Feb 27, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who is also President Rodrigo Duterte's adviser on human rights, says the Philippine government will 'definitely not' agree to an investigation by Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque responds to questions at a press briefing in Malacañang. Malacañang file photo

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Jan 26, 2018 - 1:33 PM

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UN experts slam moves to shut down Rappler

Jan 26, 2018 - 10:13 AM

UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard and two other experts say, 'We are gravely concerned that the government is moving to revoke Rappler's license'

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa joins a Black Friday for Press Freedom rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2018, after the Securities and Exchange Commission revoked Rappler's license. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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Jan 02, 2018 - 9:55 PM

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Roque hits Agnes Callamard: She’s not qualified to probe EJKs

Jan 02, 2018 - 12:21 PM

But UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard has a 'distinguished' career in human rights and humanitarian work across the globe

QUALIFIED. UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard delivers a keynote message during the "Drug Issues, Different Perspective: A Policy Forum" at the UP campus on May 5, 2017. Screenshot from Rappler

Agnes Callamard backs two Filipino UN experts hit by Malacañang

Dec 31, 2017 - 10:41 PM

United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard defends fellow experts Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Cecilia Jimenez-Damary

UN EXPERT. In this photo dated October 20, 2016, UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard addresses an event on the death penalty and terrorism-related offenses. File photo by Kim Haughton/UN Photo

De Lima calls on intergov’t bodies to take action vs PH drug war

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:36 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Leila de Lima says addressing human right violations does not only rest on governments as 'we, the people ourselves, have to act – act with urgency and in solidarity with each other'

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE. Under heavy police guard, Senator Leila de Lima waves at her supporters after appearing before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 206 where her trumped-up charges on illegal drug trade are being heard. Photo from De Lima's office

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Nov 23, 2017 - 11:42 AM

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BJMP Acting Chief Deogracias Tapayan (left), QCPD Chief PCSupt Guillermo Eleazar (right) along with PDEA officials led the destruction of confiscated contrabands from a series of Greyhound Operations as part of the Oplan Linis Piitan in line with the president war on drugs campaign. The event was held at the BJMP NHQ in Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City on on October 24, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Nov 22, 2017 - 7:44 PM

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Malacañang says UN rapporteur Callamard incompetent, biased

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:49 PM

After the UN human rights chief condemns Duterte's threat to slap Agnes Callamard, Malacañang says the President should not be judged for his 'colorful language'

UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard delivers a keynote message during the Drug Issues, Different Perspective: A Policy Forum at the UP campus on May 5, 2017. Rappler screengrab

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Nov 22, 2017 - 1:16 PM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterete examines the photos of the slain soldiers as he passes through the made-shift ‘Mapandi Bridge’ during the tribute program dubbed, ‘Ang Huling Tikas Pahinga: Isang Pagpupugay sa mga Bayani ng Marawi,’ at the Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City on November 21, 2017. The program is a tribute to the heroism of the fallen soldiers and police officers who took part in the operations to liberate Marawi City from the clutches of the terrorists. Malacañan Photo

UN rights chief slams Duterte for threat to slap Callamard

Nov 21, 2017 - 11:47 PM

The UN rights chief condemns 'in the strongest terms' the threats made by President Rodrigo Duterte against UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech at the 65th League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) General Assembly at the Shangri-La at the Fort in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City, on November 21, 2017. Malacañang photo

Duterte wants Philippines to host 'world summit on human rights'

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:44 PM

'All the victims of human rights violation are invited to come and air their gripe or grievances,' says the Philippine president

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the meeting with Filipinos residing in Vietnam at the Pulchra Resort in Da Nang City on November 9, 2017, gives his insights on globalization citing that if it should be promoted, global trade players should strike a balance between the rich and poor countries. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte threatens to slap UN rapporteur if she probes drug war

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:40 PM

'You are fucking me and I do not want it,' says the Philippine leader, angered by UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the meeting with Filipinos residing in Vietnam at the Pulchra Resort in Da Nang City on November 9, 2017, relays the key points of his keynote address during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit. The President cited that while globalization has its benefits, it has somehow stunted the growth of some developing countries. He went on to suggest that highly-developed countries should give more opportunities to MSMEs especially from developing countries. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH open to UN rights probers 'without bias' – Cayetano

Sep 30, 2017 - 7:54 PM

'All we want is an impartial assessment and not outright condemnation,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano tells UN Secretary General António Guterres

HUMAN RIGHTS DISCUSSION. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano and United Nations Secretary General António Guterres meet at the UN Headquarters in New York on 29 September. Photo courtesy of the Department of Foreign Affairs

Callamard slams P1,000 budget of House for CHR

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:31 PM

UPDATED The people of the Philippines deserve a strong independent human rights institution UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard tells Rappler

CHR BUDGET. UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard slams the P1,000 budget that the House of Representatives voted to give the Commission on Human Rights for 2018. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

After killings of teenagers, HRW urges UN inquiry into PH drug war

Sep 09, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Until Duterte ends his abusive drug war and allows a UN led international probe child killers among the police will continue to get away with murder says Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phelim Kine

KILLED IN DRUG WAR. Protest placards, pictures and paintings from supporters fill the Delos Santos store shelves on August, 25, 2017, the eve of Kian's funeral. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

CHR: Duterte tirades vs Callamard send 'chilling effect' to human rights advocates

Sep 01, 2017 - 3:07 PM

CHR Commissioner Gwendolyn Pimentel Gana says there s no reason for President Rodrigo Duterte to take the pronouncements of UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard in a negative way

President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he deliver his speech during the ceremonial turnover of the newyl procured caliber 45 pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Malacanang Palace on Tuesday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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Aug 31, 2017 - 9:23 PM

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Callamard says PH visit 'not vehicle for entertainment'

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:39 PM

UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says a proposed visit to the Philippines at the invitation of government should neither be used for theatrics or politicking

UN RAPPORTEUR. Agnes Callamard, the UN's special rapporteur on summary or arbitrary executions, refuses conditions set by the Philippine government for a probe into President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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Aug 30, 2017 - 8:10 PM

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Duterte: Threats to kill can be defended, even in front of Jesus Christ

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Nobody can argue with that statement [to kill] maski sa harap ni Hesu Kristo says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the oath-taking ceremony for the promoted Star Rank Officers of the Philippine National Police at the Malacañan Palace on August 30, 2017, reiterates his ordder to the police to sustain their efforts against illegal drugs and criminality. But he was quick to add that he will not tolerate any forms of abuse and corruption among the PNP ranks. Malacañan Photo

Malacañang does U-turn on Duterte's 'French law' remarks

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Contrary to Duterte s statement the Palace says the Philippine government believes France also accords primacy to the presumption of innocence

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 'Sama-sama, Tulong-tulong sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong' program at the Heroes Hall in San Fernando City, Pampanga on August 28, 2017, assures that the government will assist the poultry raisers that were affected by the outbreak of the Avian Influenza. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

France refutes Duterte claim on 'French law' vs Callamard

Aug 30, 2017 - 1:10 PM

In slamming UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard President Rodrigo Duterte falsely claims that the accused is guilty until proven innocent under French law

HITTING CALLAMARD. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte slams United Nations rapporteur Agnes Callamard in an event in San Fernando, Pampanga, on August 28, 2017. Malacañang photo

Duterte, Aguirre, Callamard | Evening wRap

Aug 28, 2017 - 6:32 PM

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Duterte to Callamard: ‘’Tangina niya’

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Do not ever give me that kind of shit the Philippine President tells UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard after she said Kian delos Santos death should be the last in his drug war

UN expert Agnes Callamard on Kian: 'Make his death the last'

Aug 26, 2017 - 7:19 PM

The UN special rapporteur on summary executions sends her condolences to the family of the slain teenager on the day of his burial

UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard listens to speakers as she attends the Drugs Issues, Different Perspectives: A Policy Forum at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on May 5, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

More executions reported in Philippines – UN experts

Jul 31, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The Government of the Philippines must urgently address growing reports of human rights violations including murder threats against indigenous peoples and the summary execution of children the panel of 3 experts say in a statement

CRIME SCENE. This photo taken on July 15, 2016 shows a police officer roping off the crime scene as the body of an alleged drug dealer shot dead lies in the street in Manila. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Philippines complains to UN agency about Callamard

Jun 24, 2017 - 5:44 PM

UPDATED The Philippines voices its extreme displeasure over the consistent biased prejudgment made by UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard

UN RAPPORTEUR. Agnes Callamard, the UN's special rapporteur on summary or arbitrary executions, refuses conditions set by the Philippine government for a probe into President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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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

A DEVELOPMENT PROBLEM. Reverend Father Lucanio Felloni says that the drug problem is beyond a health issue.

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

PH VISIT. UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard delivers a keynote message during the Drug Issues, Different Perspective: A Policy Forum at the UP campus on May 5, 2017. Rappler screengrab

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

PH VISIT. UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard attends a drug policy forum in Manila on May 5, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Callamard: PH gov't 'officially informed of my visit'

May 06, 2017 - 9:05 AM

UPDATED The UN expert on summary killings says the Philippine government was told of her visit on April 28 and there were exchanges between them by phone mail and email until May 4

WHAT SURPRISE? UN expert Agnes Callamard says the PH government knew of her visit beforehand. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

PNP quizzes Callamard: How to address drug problem?

May 05, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The United Nations has released several documents advocating for a ‘rights based’ approach to curbing illegal drugs

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May 05, 2017 - 2:12 PM

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Callamard: No war on drugs probe during PH visit

May 05, 2017 - 1:18 PM

They are entitled to monitor me absolutely says UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard of the Philippine government

ACADEMIC VISIT. UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard attends the Drug issues, Different Perspectives forum in UP Diliman.  Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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Palace 'disappointed' with visit of UN Special Rapporteur

May 05, 2017 - 11:37 AM

UPDATED UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard by supposedly not informing the Philippine government about her visit shows she won t be objective in probing summary killings says the Palace

IN THE PHILIPPINES. UN Special Rapporteur on summary executions Agnes Callamard is in the Philippines for an 'academic visit.' Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler