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(UPDATED) Senator Panfilo Lacson says the Supreme Court needs to 'act soonest' on whether a two-third vote by the Senate is needed to terminate international treaties
Human Rights Watch Asia Advocacy Director John Sifton says Senator Ronald dela Rosa, one of the architects of the government's bloody drug war, 'may still have a date with justice'
(UPDATED) 'Basta mag-apply lang daw ako uli kung gusto ko, kasi the present visa was canceled,' says Senator Ronald dela Rosa, the architect of the Duterte administration's drug war
The senator and former police chief says he has yet to receive official communication that his US visa was cancelled over human rights violations in the government's war on drugs
'Kapoy na. Pagod na tao 'dyan,' says the police general-turned-senator
'Mahirap yung you are leading the war inside an air-conditioned room,' says ex-top cop and now Senator Ronald dela Rosa
Former top cops-turned-lawmakers Senators Panfilo Lacson and Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa believe that only the President has 'sufficient authority' over law enforcement officials
'Are drug wars created so that you, the PNP, and your backers can make money too?' asks one netizen
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine's Celia Carlos takes the question seriously and says they have checks and policies in place to prevent 'untoward things' from happening
(UPDATED) Senator Ronald dela Rosa vouches for the integrity of PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, clearing him of links with cops who recycle drugs seized during operations
The GCTA law is a complicated mess. BuCor is neck-high in corruption allegations. We can do without the politicking and vendetta, Senators.
Four Court of Appeals associate justices say international legal conventions on political refugees protect the Communist Party of the Philippines founder from arrest over a murder case filed in 2007
Senator Ronald dela Rosa claims Bayan Muna, Gabriela, ACT Teachers, Kabataan, and Anakpawis 'are using democracy to destroy democracy'
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says a letter coming from the Bureau of Corrections sometime in 2018 asked for the power to grant early release to convicts
The DILG secretary says, all former chiefs of the Bureau of Corrections should be investigated
Senator Risa Hontiveros says the death of 5 of the 15 people in vigilante group Kagubak's hit list 'confirms that the hit list is real'
The military says soldiers would be 'engaging' students during information campaigns and lectures, not curtailing their academic freedom
The senator flies into a rage when a youth activist contrasted the possible release of rape-murder convict Antonio Sanchez, with killings in the war on drugs
Lawmakers want a review of the Bureau of Correction's computation on rape-slay convict Antonio Sanchez's good conduct time
Senator Ronald dela Rosa also denies allegations that he is using parents to advance the government's anti-Left agenda
Senator Ronald dela Rosa also says schools should 'police their ranks' to check if teachers are responsible for the radicalization of their students
(UPDATED) Businessmen, friends, family, and political parties bankroll the campaigns of the 12 winning senators in the 2019 midterm elections
Sa susunod na matuwa kayo sa halakhak ng musmos na anak, kapatid o pamangkin – alalahanin sina Myka at Danica – hindi sila istatistika lamang
'Papakita ko sa kanya paano dapat mag-Senate hearing,' says Senator Ronald dela Rosa of the fellow senator who supposedly disrespected him during a Senate hearing on the 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.'
'Deterrence talaga 'yan. Sampolan natin. Firing squad natin sa Luneta. Tignan natin kung maghakot sila ng shabu dito satin,' says Senator Ronald dela Rosa on his version of death penalty bill
Two other Court of Appeals justices vying for a position at the Supreme Court express openness to the concept of same-sex marriage
Senator-elect Ronald dela Rosa, who is poised to chair the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs in the 18th Congress, says he would 'not be biased' since he was no longer a cop
'Marami tayong kakampi diyan. Ngayon, tulungan na kami,' says incoming Senator Ronald dela Rosa on the prospects of passing a law reimposing death penalty
The Senate neophytes receive briefings on the inner workings of the institution
A number of the new senators also have their share of controversies, including being accused of violating certain laws and becoming subjects of investigations
'Kung anong batas ang dapat gawin, 'yung batas ba na walang kwenta o batas ba na kapaki-pakinabang, alam ko na po 'yun,' says senator-elect Ronald dela Rosa
Senator-elect Ronald dela Rosa recalls asking the President: 'Sir, any advice, any guidance, bago ako papasok sa Senado?'
'Ewan ko kung meron bang seminar d'yan, or ano bang training d'yan para matutuhan ko kung paano gawin 'yung batas, kung paano gawin 'yung trabaho sa Senado,' the fifth-ranking senatorial candidate says
In their first bid for public office – national position, at that – Duterte disciples Bong Go and Ronald dela Rosa get enough votes to land them in the top 5
During a PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cauayan City, Isabela, the President denounced the rape and murder of 16-year-old Cristine Silawan
'Kung ayaw 'nyo pumalakpak, bukas ipa-Tokhang ko kayo sa pulis,' says the former police chief who masterminded the controversial Oplan Tokhang
Watch the midday wRap with Bea Cupin
The movie about the former PNP chief's life screens just before the official campaign period begins – skirting rules on premature campaigning
The movie airs two weeks before the 2019 campaign period begins
Robin Padilla says Bato and Manny Pacquiao's stories have similarities
Lake overflow is 'still threatening' nearby areas, says PAGASA
A Facebook user supplies an unsubstantiated caption for some pictures of the ex-Bureau of Corrections chief and 2019 senatorial aspirant who went to the United States
Eight senatorial hopefuls discuss the priority bills they would push for should they win in the 2019 elections
Critics jeer at Ronald dela Rosa, former police chief of President Rodrigo Duterte, while he explains his push for the return of the death penalty
The LCT Bato Twin, which sank last November 4, poses a danger to passing ships
The Philippine Coast Guard says the 12 were aboard cargo ship LCT Bato Twin, which was carrying sand and gravel to Boracay