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The Department of Health clarifies that the test kits can only be used by hospitals or laboratories with testing capacity
FDA Director General Eric Domingo says this will allow people vulnerable to COVID-19 to still access their medicines during the outbreak
Treatment could come sooner, with antiviral remdesivir showing early promise and already being used on an ad hoc basis before regulatory approval
FDA officer-in-charge Eric Domingo says the Philippine government has not yet approved any home test kits for the novel coronavirus
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles also says diagnostics company Manila Healthtek is developing a 'rapid test kist' to aid in testing for COVID-19
'It is my job to scare people, to intimidate people, and to kill people,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in a speech before local officials
The Food and Drug Administration says the kits will be used for field testing and will help address the 'increasing number of reported COVID-19 cases' that 'require immediate diagnosis and monitoring'
One of their most powerful appearances came last year at a protest near Duterte's annual address to the nation, where they sang their signature piece, 'Awit ng Naulila'
The seizure in one of the world's biggest narcotics-producing regions hauled in 43 million meth tablets worth nearly $100 million in Myanmar
President Rodrigo Duterte also says he does not see anyone 'fit' to serve as president after him
Newly appointed Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs co-chair Dante Jimenez proves his support for the drug war with a thumbprint marked in blood
'The drugs we seized here only shows that we really have a problem,' says Cebu City Jail Superintendent Julius Arro
Investigators say the suspects were included in the watch list of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
Jimenez follows Vice President Leni Robredo months after she was removed from the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs
Javier Valdez Cardenas was co-founder of the weekly newspaper Riodoce and was one of the most prominent chroniclers of Mexico's deadly drug war in a state where notorious kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman once reigned
The district court in Bali's capital Denpasar says the two Thai women – a janitor and an operator of a motorcycle rental shop in Thailand – had shown remorse for their crimes and deserved leniency
Inclusion in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list has been used to justify arrests and killings on mere suspicion
This is the first step in Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido's removal from President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial drug list
Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, known as 'El Menchito,' is extradited into US territory to face charges of conspiracy to smuggle drugs
Randy Ribay's book – set in the backdrop of President Rodrigo Duterte's 'war on drugs' – is among the 20 novels from around the world vying for the prestigious literary award
According to Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa, the cop was recently shot dead
How did drug war poster boy Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido end up in President Rodrigo Duterte's own drug list?
We must read this because it is written for us. We, too, must rescue ourselves from our stony indifference.
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Police Lieutenant Colonel Espenido 'continues to enjoy the trust and confidence of the President'
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año confirms Rappler's report that drug war poster boy Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido is on President Rodrigo Duterte's own drug list
Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa gives cops on the Duterte drug list the chance to retire early before being investigated for administrative and criminal cases
Police arrested one suspect in the shooting, and are hunting the other 2
One of President Rodrigo Duterte's most lauded cops is on his own drug list
Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa says they will not publish the names of the police on the drug list, stressing that they are innocent until proven guilty
This is a fabricated, rehashed claim that first surfaced in 2017
Bulacan police conduct multiple anti-drug operations from February 3 to February 9
This comes after he was ordered relieved by the PNP national headquarters effective February 5
Next time, the controversial cop says, he will not fail
Batang May K!, a collaboration between PhilRights and Makô, hopes to make children understand better the importance of human rights amid violations under President Rodrigo Duterte
PhilRights executive director Nymia Simbulan says the lack of state accountability reflects 'how the government values and looks at human rights and human lives'
The evangelical pastor, now one of the House of Representatives' deputy speakers, says 'scalawag' policemen are behind the drug killings
The National Bureau of Investigation says the illegal drugs were supposedly supplied by a Bilibid inmate
Enumerating her office's achievements, Vice President Leni Robredo urges journalists to help her fight authoritarianism
Amnesty International says that 'families were unable to obtain justice for their loved ones, due to enormous obstacles to filing cases against perpetrators, including fear of retaliation'
The rapper walks out of jail months after being arrested with 4 others in a buy-bust operation in September 2019
The Laoag police say Andrew Ventura was Number 3 in their most wanted list for another offense – running away with a motorcycle
The suspected shabu was hidden in 20 individual teabags, which weighed around 20 kilos overall and were placed inside a gray luggage bag
A near majority of Filipinos agree that the removal Vice President Leni Robredo as ICAD co-chief 'is an admission by the administration that its [drug] war is failing,' says the Social Weather Stations
'The need for international mechanisms to provide accountability is as great as ever,' says Human Rights Watch Deputy Asia Director Phil Robertson
(UPDATED) The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) says a withdrawal of communication is not even allowed under the Rome Statute
(UPDATED) Majority of respondents in the December 2019 survey agree with the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution calling for actions against extrajudicial killings related to President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-illegal drug campaign
For too long Duterte’s war on drugs has hidden behind a veil of fear, lies, and misconceptions. It’s high time for facts and statistics to pierce that veil.
'Hindi namin imbento iyong data. Iyong data, galing sa kanila,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, after law enforcement agencies claimed she got her drug war numbers wrong
Don't U2 fans who support the drug war know that many of U2’s socio-political songs espouse empathy, mercy, and compassion?