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Duterte cites 'legal reason' behind order to ignore drug war probes

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:17 PM

'The best way is just to keep silent. May commander-in-chief man,' says President Rodrigo Duterte during a speech before soldiers and the police in Zamboanga City

'IGNORE' UN PROBE. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police to 'not respond' to UN rapporteurs if they investigate human rights abuses in his 'war on drugs.' Malacañang file photo

Duterte tells police to ignore UN rapporteurs' probe

Mar 01, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte brands any investigation into his drug war as interference

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte fires a few rounds from a sniper rifle as he leads the ceremonial shoot during the opening ceremony of the National Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Challenge at the Team Davao Inc. Pistol and Rifle Range in Ma-a, Davao City on March 1, 2018. Also in the photo is Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

UN experts slam moves to shut down Rappler

Jan 26, 2018 - 10:13 AM

UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard and two other experts say, 'We are gravely concerned that the government is moving to revoke Rappler's license'

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa joins a Black Friday for Press Freedom rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2018, after the Securities and Exchange Commission revoked Rappler's license. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Duterte threatens to slap UN rapporteur if she probes drug war

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:40 PM

'You are fucking me and I do not want it,' says the Philippine leader, angered by UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the meeting with Filipinos residing in Vietnam at the Pulchra Resort in Da Nang City on November 9, 2017, relays the key points of his keynote address during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit. The President cited that while globalization has its benefits, it has somehow stunted the growth of some developing countries. He went on to suggest that highly-developed countries should give more opportunities to MSMEs especially from developing countries. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to Callamard: ‘’Tangina niya’

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Do not ever give me that kind of shit the Philippine President tells UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard after she said Kian delos Santos death should be the last in his drug war

Palace 'disappointed' with visit of UN Special Rapporteur

May 05, 2017 - 11:37 AM

UPDATED UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard by supposedly not informing the Philippine government about her visit shows she won t be objective in probing summary killings says the Palace

IN THE PHILIPPINES. UN Special Rapporteur on summary executions Agnes Callamard is in the Philippines for an 'academic visit.' Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

UN expert proposes press conference with Duterte

Dec 17, 2016 - 11:23 AM

UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says President Rodrigo Duterte can offer his analysis reply or rebuttal through a press conference

UN EXPERT. Agnes Callamard, UN special rapporteur on summary executions, addresses the event on the 'Parliamentary Fact Sheet on the Death Penalty and Terrorism-related Offenses' on October 20, 2016. Photo by Kim Haughton/UN Photo

UN rapporteur must apologize for 'tremendous' harm to PH – Yasay

Dec 16, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr blames UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard s unfair statements for the decision of a US organization to stop giving aid to the Philippines

CALLING FOR APOLOGY. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr wants UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard to apologize for her remarks on extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. File photo by Rappler

PH gov't to study conditions set by UN rapporteur for PH visit

Nov 23, 2016 - 7:40 PM

An inter agency body will deliberate on how to respond to the letter of UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says the Palace

UN expert seeks 'freedom of inquiry' in probe of killings

Oct 12, 2016 - 8:42 PM

In an email to Rappler UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says she also seeks freedom of movement and non retaliation from the Philippine government

INVITED TO PROBE. UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard welcomes media reports that the Philippine government is inviting her to probe extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Loey Felipe/UN Photo

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Oct 12, 2016 - 8:16 PM

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PH sends formal invitation to UN to probe drug killings

Oct 12, 2016 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED Malacañang sends a letter of invitation to UN special rapporteur on summary executions Agnes Callamard

War on drugs. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

Duterte to UN expert: 'Let's have a debate'

Aug 21, 2016 - 4:52 AM

Maybe we ll just have to decide to separate from the United Nations And I would invite everybody maybe China the Africans Why don t we just form another organization? says President Rodrigo Duterte

WAR ON DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte says he will wage his war on drugs at all costs. File photo from Malacañang PID

UN experts on Lumad killings: Unacceptable, deplorable

Sep 23, 2015 - 3:40 PM

Military occupation of civilian institutions and killing of civilians are unacceptable deplorable and contrary to international human rights and international humanitarian standards

STOP LUMAD KILLINGS. Indigenous peoples and advocates light candles for Lumad victims and Emok Samarca, one of slain indigenous rights defenders in Surigao del Sur on September 11. Samarca was killed allegedly by paramilitary groups in Han-ayan, Brgy Diatagon in front of hundreds of residents who were allegedly ordered out of their homes.

Eastmincom spokesman sacked after rebuke from UN rapporteur

Aug 13, 2015 - 4:14 PM

Colonel Eduardo Gubat issues a public apology to UN Special Rapporteur Chaloka Beyani

EVACUEES. Lumad evacuees huddle inside an evacuation site in Davao City. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler