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The rise of organized crime is one of the unintended consequences of a drug war. What can the Philippines learn from Latin America?
At this stage in the drug war, is the PNP ready to be tamed or is it more anxious to cover its ass?
'Getting a seat in the UN Human Rights Council is a repudiation of the critics and detractors on President Duterte's unrelenting war against illegal drugs,' says Palace Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
Malacañang uses technicalities to once more dispel assertions that President Rodrigo Duterte's remark on extrajudicial killings is an admission to a crime
Police say PO1 Rommil Barcellano resisted arrest and fired at those conducting the operation
'We're very poor in rehabilitation,' says Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña
To recall, the early days of Duterte's drug war are marked by almost nightly killings, the dumping of bodies, and suspects slain for 'fighting back'
President Maithripala Sirisena tells the cabinet he is 'ready to sign the death warrants' of repeat drug offenders, government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne says
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
'Na saan na po 'yung mga bangkay?' asks Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque as he disputes the 12,000 figure used by the European Parliament in its resolution calling for an end to extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, and Manuel Mogato win in the International Reporting category 'for relentless reporting that exposed the brutal killing campaign behind Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs'
'Kaya ikaw, Ms Fatou, huwag kang pumunta dito kasi I will bar you,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, addressing International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
Malacañang says police will comply with the Supreme Court's order because they have nothing to hide
(UPDATED) 'The decision to withdraw is the Philippines’ principled stand against those who politicize and weaponize human rights,' reads the formal notice
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte 'has not said he will not participate' if the complaint before the International Criminal Court prospers
Read the 15-page statement of President Rodrigo Duterte declaring the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
President Rodrigo Duterte also threatens repercussions if the dismissal of the drug charges against Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa is affirmed
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says the decision of the Department of Justice panel of prosecutors on cases against the alleged drug lords is 'far from being final'
'You cannot acquire jurisdiction over me, not in a million years,' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
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'The war or the drive against drugs will not stop and it will last until the day I step out,' says a defiant President Rodrigo Duterte
The Palace hopes Philippine police have 'learned from their past experience' as they implement new drug war guidelines
The PNP's latest initiative, which it prepares to roll out in 2018, involves more than just strapping another gadget to cops who conduct raids and arrests
The Bureau of Customs also turns over to PDEA the two suspects who claimed the contraband from the FedEx warehouse
The withdrawal from the second cycle of Millennium Challenge Corporation grants comes after the Philippines' scores on rule of law and corruption drop in the aid-giving body's scorecard used to determine beneficiary countries
'I am starting the purging,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about his bid to weed out abusive cops from the police force which he recently ordered back into his drug war
The Presidential Spokesman calls out the senator and CHR chairman for insisting there are extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration when they supported a definition of EJK victims that excludes drug suspects
If the International Criminal Court violates the principle of complementarity, the Philippines may have to 'reassess its commitment to the Court,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque in an ICC assembly of state parties
The President also warns drug personalities, 'No human rights office will protect you'
The President says he will no longer respond to criticisms of his drug war by human rights groups
The Presidential Spokesman might bring up the possibility of the Philippines withdrawing from the ICC in his December 7 speech
The police call it an encounter. The survivor says it was an execution. Forensic evidence says he may be right.
The Duterte administration 'does not tolerate police violence, brutality, and killing,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
The President, due to more violent crimes related to drugs, again says he is 'inclined' to allow the PNP to return to his drug war
The joint statement, which refers to adherence to human rights, contradicts Philippine Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque's claim that human rights was not discussed at the bilateral meeting
US President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte evidently hit it off as the two shared conversations and laughs over the last few days
'Trump is failing to understand that words have power and failure to speak out could have a lot of symbolic value in terms of how Filipinos view the United States and the Philippine relationship with the United States,' says Kine of Human Rights Watch
If he can't stop them from entering the country, President Duterte says he will 'protest' their visit and meet them at the Philippine airport to show his disapproval
'All the victims of human rights violation are invited to come and air their gripe or grievances,' says the Philippine president
'You are fucking me and I do not want it,' says the Philippine leader, angered by UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard
In his interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the two leaders are on the same page when it comes to addressing drug problems in their country
President Rodrigo Duterte says PO1 Ronald Anicete is the kind of cop he wants in the police force
President Rodrigo Duterte also admits he personally ordered the raid that killed Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr
President Duterte reacts to a survey that shows people believe only the poor suffer from his drug war: 'The millionaires, they do shabu in yachts or they go to the airport to do cocaine or heroin'
President Rodrigo Duterte's dream of a drug-free Philippines now lies solely on the shoulders of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. Are they up to the task?
'The Philippines has exhibited a total mockery of international human rights mechanisms,' the group Philippine Universal Periodic Review Watch says
'It was a whisper from god I was listening to. So they were all tapped,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in Marawi City
The Kalasag Medal is reserved for individuals who lose life or property while supporting an advocacy of President Rodrigo Duterte
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