The governor calls on other local officials and stakeholders to band together and convince President Rodrigo Duterte not to shut down Boracay Island
Loboc Mayor Helen Calipusan Alaba is also accused of violating the executive order on freedom of information (FOI) issued by President Rodrigo Duterte
'I will convince everybody now under the treaty: Get out! Bastos 'yan!' says President Rodrigo Duterte, as he slams the International Criminal Court
Human rights activists say the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is prone to abuse and is a violation of a citizen's right to privacy
Saudi prince and interior minister Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif is set to meet with other Philippine officials during his trip to Manila
'These charges must be dropped immediately,' says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim
'No right thinking nation or leader will follow the lead of your deranged President, except perhaps those who are also likely candidates for [International Criminal Court] investigation and prosecution,' Senator Leila De Lima tells Harry Roque
Senator Leila de Lima also says alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles 'is an ideal witness' for a government that is only interested in silencing dissent
How far Duterte has actually gone with his authoritarianism gives us some sense of his pace and where he might be taking us. And it's decidedly a fast and determined pace, made possible by a coopted legislature and an agreeable majority of the Supreme Court.
Journalists based outside Metro Manila are banned from President Rodrigo Duterte's events in their hometowns if they are covering for Rappler
President Rodrigo Duterte, however, has publicly criticized Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno while Malacañang has called on her to resign 'to spare the institution from any further damage'
Bans, prohibitions, and crackdowns are some of Duterte’s favorite economic policies. But bans are the ultimate form of market regulation, and government should use them cautiously, not rashly.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says he and President Rodrigo Duterte have talked since a Department of Justice panel of prosecutors dismissed charges against alleged big-time drug lords
Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the Department of Justice panel should have alerted the police if there was weak evidence against alleged drug lords Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa
Senator Leila de Lima calls President Rodrigo Duterte a 'coward' for pulling the Philippines out of the International Criminal Court
(UPDATED) 'The decision to withdraw is the Philippines’ principled stand against those who politicize and weaponize human rights,' reads the formal notice
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‘The Court encourages the Philippines to not follow through with the reported intention to withdraw,’ says the International Criminal Court
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'This would get a failing mark in any criminal law, remedial law, or public international law class,' says an international law professor
‘Whether we like it or not, this will proceed and the only smart thing is for the government now is to heed the warning of the court,’ says Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Roberto Cadiz
The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC) says the withdrawal would expose Filipinos to lack of justice in the event of 'atrocious crimes'
Critical officials in Malacañang are caught unawares by the release of Duterte's 15-page and 3-page press statements declaring withdrawal from the ICC
The Center for International Law says President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that the Philippines was misled into joining the International Criminal Court is 'erroneous'
What message does the Philippines want to say by withdrawing from the ICC, asks the Vice President – that we don't want to promise we would uphold human rights?
Once again, President Rodrigo Duterte fails to sign the proposed executive order ending contractualization on his self-imposed deadline
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte 'has not said he will not participate' if the complaint before the International Criminal Court prospers
'The reason why Senate consent is not necessary is the Constitution does not provide it's necessary,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
By not dismissing the complaint about the Philippine drug war, ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda proved that the ICC is politicized, claims Malacañang
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(UPDATED) Between the time DOJ prosecutor Aristotle Reyes is appointed Lucena City regional trial court judge and finally takes his oath, he has dismissed drug charges against Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim, and the customs officials in the shabu smuggling case
'The political NGOs and the politicians have taken over human rights,' says Foreign Secretary Cayetano after President Duterte said the Philippines is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court
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Any investigation or criminal proceedings that started before the withdrawal takes effect will still continue, Article 127 of the Rome Statute explicitly says
Read the 15-page statement of President Rodrigo Duterte declaring the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
Human Rights Watch and Karapatan also slam President Rodrigo Duterte's move, saying that his administration must be held accountable for 'all rights violations'
Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo says there must be 'diligent study and debate' about such a move that concerns the entire country
'The message has been sent: no more impunity!' declared human rights lawyer Harry Roque when the Philippines ratified the Rome Statute in 2011
Dinidinig ng International Criminal Court ang mga kaso gaya ng genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, at crimes of aggression
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he will ignore the one-year period for the effectivity of the withdrawal, claiming the Philippines was deceived when it signed the Rome Statute
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'Rather than attacking human rights bodies and human rights defenders, we urge the government to display sincere commitment to transparency and the rule of law by allowing unhampered investigations to take place,' the Commission on Human Rights says
Leaders of Congress say they aim to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law by May 30 of this year
President Rodrigo Duterte also threatens repercussions if the dismissal of the drug charges against Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa is affirmed
‘Kung bigyan ng due course iyong quo warranto, gusto bang sabihin nito pati iyong Pangulo puwedeng tanggalin sa paraan na quo warranto?’ says Vice President Leni Robredo
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'
A UP professor doubts President Rodrigo Duterte's vow not to extend his term, saying it is like his 'campaign promise to ride a jet ski to the Spratlys'