Rappler's latest stories on Duterte drug war
Some candidates throw their support behind the ongoing campaign, while others propose different solutions to the illegal drug problem
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The participants in the workshop are asked to narrate how their loved ones were killed over and over again until they can tell their stories without stuttering or wailing
Journalist Patricia Evangelista and photographer Carlo Gabuco are lauded for their investigations into police killings published under Rappler's Impunity Series
Director General Aaron Aquino says, however, that the PDEA stands by the intelligence the government has gathered
Mogato is the last to be fooled. He knows that, along with his Reuters colleagues, he is a particular target for the particular crime of putting names and faces to some of those numbers and detailing the cold, sick, subhuman instincts with which Duterte's war has been prosecuted.
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The killings and arrests are done under anti-illegal drugs raids and buy-busts as Oplan Tokhang was suspended during the holidays
Requests for documents related to the government's anti-drug campaign by various local bodies were mostly rejected and the reasons cited – if their letters were even given a reply at all – all point towards protecting national security
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
You cannot kill or jail an idea. By persecuting the messenger, you strengthen it.
'If he has nothing to hide, then it’s high time for the President to support the independent investigation into the human rights violations and abuses incessantly happening under his regime,' says Senator Leila de Lima
Solicitor General Jose Calida tells the High Court that the documents have 'national security implications'
Rappler revisits the homes of some of the slain teens and reconnects with the people they left behind
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the opposite is true – President Duterte, he says, has done all possible to fight organize crime, end drugs, and corruption
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The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project gives the title to an 'individual who has done the most in the world to advance organized criminal activity and corruption'
Funeral homes that wish to extend services in cases that involve killings need to be accredited by the Philippine National Police. Sometimes being 'favored' carries extra costs.
President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has left thousands of casualties in its wake. But families of victims can barely afford to bury their dead because of high funeral costs.
For three months in 2017, the Payatas village hall and the police station demanded the profiling and drug testing of residents they believed were drug personalities. Every household that refused was marked red.
The war, as we have discovered, is fought in places where privilege does not extend
'It’s like they killed an animal,' says Liezel Du of the fate of her teenage daughter who had bullets lodged in her arms, stomach, and buttocks
'President [Trump] is very concerned about the drug problem, but also the way that we will go after that here is to do it through more effective law enforcement as well as a broad range of other actions including education,' says US national security adviser H.R. McMaster
'We will not forget the evil that has come upon us,' seminarians of the Jesuit-run San Jose Seminary say in a statement on All Souls' Day
Mourning the loss of her firstborn has not been easy for Luzviminda Siapo. While her new barbeque stand has been keeping her busy, there are moments when she would break down and cry while grilling.
'There are thousands more like me. I don't want other mothers to experience what I went through,' says Marielyn Segovia, whose 15-year-old son was killed in December 2016
The DDB hopes that its pitch for a bloodless drug war is approved by President Rodrigo Duterte
'The charade is now over as Roque is liberated and obligated to be the President’s official apologist,' says opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman in response to the Palace post of Kabayan Representative Harry Roque
The number of Filipinos who believe it's important to capture drug suspects alive increased in September compared to June, according to a Social Weather Stations survey
Will the PNP return to the drug war?
This comes after a Human Rights Watch director said the Philippines can be kicked out of the UNHRC if the drug war killlings continue
(2nd UPDATE) This follows President Rodrigo Duterte ordering all agencies to leave all anti-drug operations to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)
'Yung mga riding-in-tandem, bantay kayo ngayon. Uupakan namin kayo,' warns PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa
(UPDATED) The Social Weather Stations revealed the finding during its Opinion on Drug War study presentation. They say the numbers have yet to be released.
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency only has over a thousand agents, says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino
They are former Quezon City police director Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio, and former Metro Manila police chief Director Joel Pagdilao
Police Superintendent Lito Cabamongan is fired after the PNP's Internal Affairs Service found him guilty of grave misconduct
(2nd UPDATE) Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr surrenders just hours after authorities discovered illegal drugs in his home
(3rd UPDATE) Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says that 'regardless of the definition,' the government recognizes that 'one death is one too many'
Top cop Ronald dela Rosa says they are open to their testimony as long as they will tell the truth
PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says the anonymous tips collected in the drop boxes would be properly validated
(UPDATED) 'Ingrato kayo – mga anak mo sarap pumapasok sa eskuwelahan na walang kaba, walang takot dahil bihira na 'yung krimen sa kalsada dahil sa war on drugs, tapos ngayon tinitira 'nyo kami,' PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa tells their critics
The Philippine National Police (PNP) expands its role in the drug war to include rehabilitation
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa still believes in the goodness of the former Caloocan City policemen
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says President Rodrigo Duterte also counts cops who are not doing anything about the drug situation in their areas
A Department of the Interior and Local Government memorandum calls on barangays, municipalities, and cities to set up drop boxes to receive information on drug and crime suspects
The PNP counts 85 killed cops and soldiers in drug operations, says spokesperson Dionardo Carlos
This comes after the PDEA reports that drivers of ride-hailing services are being used to deliver narcotics; Uber reports 'zero incidents' of this sort
The PNP Internal Affairs Service says PO3 Arnel Oares, PO1 Jerwin Cruz, and PO1 Jeremias Pereda planned the killing of Kian delos Santos
PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa will be in China from September 26 to 29 for talks on transnational crimes with top police officials from other countries