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[OPINION] The people lost another good defender

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:41 AM

Atty Ben committed his life to building the resources and infrastructure necessary to empower farmers. He believed in farmers.

PEOPLE'S LAWYER. Lawyer Benjamin Ramos defended farmers, peasants, and the marginalized. Photo from MASIPAG

A death an hour: PNP counts 790 killings in 30 days

Oct 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The Philippine National Police counts 790 killings from September 16 to October 15

KILLED. A Crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

More bishops call for tolling of bells vs drug war killings

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The bishops of Cagayan de Oro Cubao Bacolod and San Jose in Nueva Ecija ask churches to toll their bells against drug related killings in the Philippines

YOUNG VICTIM. Bishop Pablo David blesses the remains of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos, an alleged frame-up victim in the government's drug war, at his funeral Mass. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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Oct 19, 2016 - 3:04 PM

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UN rapporteur: No invite yet to probe PH killings

Oct 19, 2016 - 9:33 AM

UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard tells Rappler she is requesting another mission to the Philippines this time with her counterpart involved in the right to health

NO INVITE YET. United Nations special rapporteur Agnes Callamard (left) says she has not received the Philippine government's invitation to probe extrajudicial killings during the first few months of President Rodrigo Duterte (right) in office. File photo of Callamard by Loey Felipe/UN Photo; file photo of Duterte by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

War on drugs 'brutally taking its toll' on poor Filipinos – ex-CHR chief

Aug 09, 2016 - 7:36 PM

In an open letter former Commission on Human Rights chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales expresses concern over the Duterte administration s war on drugs

epaselect epa05466576 A picture made available on 09 August 2016 shows members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) conduct an investigation on a dead body following a police operation against illegal drugs in Las Pinas City, south of Manila, Philippines, 08 August 2016. During his first speech as a senator on 08 August, Filipino boxing icon Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao said he would seek the re-imposition of the death penalty in support of president Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs. Duterte's war on illegal drugs has resulted in more than 600 suspected drug dealers and users being killed, and more than 100,000 people have surrendered to police authorities during the first month of campaign. EPA/EUGENIO LORETO ATTENTION EDITORS : GRAPHIC CONTENT

Robredo: Speak out, end 'culture of hatred'

Aug 07, 2016 - 6:30 PM

UPDATED In Pennsylvania Vice President Leni Robredo tells Filipinos that the culture of hatred in the Philippines and the world is scary

Philippine VP Leni Robredo (L) speaks at a briefing with Philippine New York consul-general Mario de Leon Jr. Photo by Elton Lugay

Tagle: 'Hangad ng Diyos ay hindi parusa, kundi kaligtasan'

Jul 23, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Kung tayong mga tao parang gigil na gigil nang magparusa ang Diyos gigil na gigil magligtas Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says

'BE MERCIFUL.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle stresses God's mercy in a homily at the 3rd Philippine Conference on New Evangelization. Photo courtesy of Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

La Salle president slams killings under Duterte admin

Jul 22, 2016 - 3:24 PM

The absence of a significant public outcry against extrajudicial killings also alarms De La Salle Philippines president Brother Jose Mari Jimenez

WAR VS DRUGS. A revolver gun is seen next to the body of an alleged drug pusher and user who was killed in an operation of the police in Manila, Philippines, on July 12, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Who stood to benefit from Atimonan killings?

Mar 06, 2013 - 7:23 PM

The NBI says police official Hansel Marantan had every reason to kill Vic Siman an alleged gang leader killed in the Atimonan operation