Rappler's latest stories on Duterte's war on drugs
'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
From scrapping tokhang to giving more powers to the AMLC to go after drug lords, Vice President Leni Robredo publicizes her drug war recommendations
Vice President Leni Robredo gives the Duterte administration a dismal score in the fight against drugs, saying it was only able to seize 1% of the shabu supply in the Philippines
As the possibility of trial at the International Criminal Court draws nearer, President Duterte insists only Filipinos can judge him for crimes linked to the drug war
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is coming closer to determining whether she will seek authority to open an investigation, a phase where the Court can issue arrest orders
The Philippines has been transformed into a wilderness soaked in blood
(UPDATED) After initially saying Vice President Leni Robredo would be given access to drug war documents, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo now claims this could 'imperil' national security
'Why the hesitance to share information as to high-value drug lords and related matters with VP Leni? Are they hiding something?' asks detained opposition senator Leila de Lima
'If they are now being called to account for their failure to deliver, they should not blame VP Leni for it,' says Vice President Leni Robredo's Spokesperson Barry Gutierrez
'Pero kung walang failure, bakit ipapasa sa akin, ’di ba? Kasi ipapasa mo lang ang isang bagay kapag hindi mo na kayang gawin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the war on drugs
Vice President Leni Robredo herself doesn't believe that the President is serious with his offer, and urges him not to let his temper get the better of him when addressing questions about serious national problems
President Rodrigo Duterte says he wrote a letter to Vice President Leni Robredo where he says he is ready to give her powers over 'all anti-drug activities by the government'
It’s one thing for presidents – or any leader for that matter – to make mistakes. But it’s a different thing altogether for them to give up as a matter of habit.
While the Philippines is increasingly becoming a lucrative market for Israeli equipment, Israeli human rights advocates say they do not want Israel-made weapons to be used in 'mass executions of civilians living in slums'
President Rodrigo Duterte connects the events of the liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese occupation to the need to be free from social ills like illegal drugs
UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston says the 'killing of significant number of people may have achieved other government objectives but has done nothing in terms of eliminating the drug problem'
'I spoke with families of the dead who told me their kin were shot while watching TV at home, playing video games in a shop, dealing cards at a friend’s wake, singing karaoke on the sidewalk, or buying bananas from a stall.'
'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
A United Nations-led investigation can help end the mass murder and climate of impunity in the Philippines
(UPDATED) 'Nonchalance has no place in this situation,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson in response to the controversial comment of Senator Ronald dela Rosa
On the campaign trail in Mandaluyong City, senatorial bet Bong Go defends President Rodrigo Duterte's 'drug war'
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
(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
Read death threats against prominent Catholic leaders, including Archbishop Socrates Villegas and Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, received through text messages
The SWS survey says 78% Filipinos are worried that they, or someone they know, will be a victim of extrajudicial killings
We’ve come to a point where drugs can be literally fished out of our waters. How can anyone hear these stories and reasonably claim them to be signs of success?
'The President is a very good tactician and strategist. He may have upped the estimates to challenge law enforcement to do more. So, we take it as a challenge,' says the National Bureau of Investigation
President Rodrigo Duterte says Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle alerted him about death threats against priests. He backtracks on his call to kill 'useless' bishops.
'I will really finish the war against drugs in 3 years' time,' President Duterte tells unconditional cash transfer beneficiaries in Cebu City
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency records 5,050 deaths in the anti-drug campaign from July 2016 to November 2018
Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año says a 'whole-of-nation initiative' is needed against illegal drugs
These repercussions could include restricted travel and frozen assets, says international human rights lawyer Ruben Carranza
'Ang hinaharap mas malaking problema – economy.... Ang kalampagin naman niya economic managers,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
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'Imposing mandatory drug testing on schoolchildren when Philippine police are committing rampant summary killings of alleged drug users puts countless children in danger,' says Human Rights Watch Asia division deputy director Phelim Kine
The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances says there are 1,993 documented cases of enforced disappearances in the Philippines under different administrations
President Rodrigo Duterte may have gotten frustrated by the recent killing of Ombudsman Prosecutor Madonna Joy Tanyag and the supposed spate of holdup cases in Metro Manila, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
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(UPDATED) Forbes magazine cites President Rodrigo Duterte's 'raw and vulgar vocabulary' and his 'war on crime' that has killed thousands of Filipinos
'While we support the release of the drug watch list, we should also give at least due process sa mga tao na ito,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde
(UPDATED) Barangay councilor Lauro Vicencio has been dead for over a year already and was not part of the local police's drug watchlist
'If there are no evidence yet sufficient even for the filing of cases, releasing names of barangay officials may result in constitutional and legal challenges,' says league president Edmund Abesamis
'Kung nagkataon talagang mali, eh siyempre lahat naman tayo ay tao lang at nagkakamali, 'di ba? We will try to ask [for] an apology,' says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino
'Tungkulin ng [Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency] na maghanap ng long-term, sustainable solution... imbis na maglabas ng mga pangalan na kapos sa ebidensya,' says the Commission on Human Rights
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says it's just waiting for the go signal of President Rodrigo Duterte to release the list of higher-ranked officials allegedly involved in the drug trade
'I don't care if you are wearing shorts, tsinelas.... I will prioritize you,' says new Metro Manila police chief Camilo Cascolan
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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque wants to have a file on each killing so he can 'confidently' defend the Duterte administration's bloody campaign against illegal drugs
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