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Senator-elect Ronald dela Rosa, who is poised to chair the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs in the 18th Congress, says he would 'not be biased' since he was no longer a cop
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says the recorded 5,425 deaths in police operations in the Philippines would be a matter of concern already for any country
Randy Ribay's 'Patron Saints of Nothing' tells the story of a young Fil-Am who flies to the Philippines after his cousin dies because of the campaign against illegal drugs
If the cumulative death count to date is 5,000, that means the killings have slowed to 1,000 in the past year and a half. But does that mean the government will now allow itself to be investigated?
'Kung totoo na walang human rights violations dito, bakit sasalungatin natin iyong imbestigasyon?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo accuses UN experts of 'peddling a biased and absolutely false recital of facts'
(UPDATED) Eleven independent experts say in a statement, 'The government has shown no indication that they will step up to fulfill their obligation to conduct prompt and full investigations into these cases, and to hold perpetrators accountable'
But the former police general stands by his earlier call. 'Freedom of expression is limited. It's not absolute,' he says.
'It is urgent to investigate this apparent shift of focus to Central Luzon and to assess the strategy pursued by the administration’s drug war'
San Fernando's dead politicians are just some of the elected government officials killed since Duterte declared his war on illegal drugs, a battle also waged on Facebook
'Minsan habulan, eh napagod 'yung pulis, binaril na lang sa likod. Eh that's violation of human rights,' says Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno Domagoso
'Normally midterms act as a check on the president. But there's nothing normal about President Rodrigo Duterte,' says the comedian
‘We will support the war on drugs in a manner that is within the bounds of the law,' says Manila mayoral bet Isko Moreno
Hindi trabaho ng Senado na maging sunod-sunuran sa lahat ng gusto ni Pangulong Duterte at pagbigyan ang lahat ng nais niya
On the campaign trail in Mandaluyong City, senatorial bet Bong Go defends President Rodrigo Duterte's 'drug war'
At a time when alleged narco politicians named by the President are being killed with impunity, officials on a kill list in Cebu are gunned down one after another
If you respect our country’s sovereignty – and want to avoid paying more onerous Chinese loans and to resist China’s exploitation of our resources in the West Philippine Sea – vote for the opposition
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
PNP chief Oscar Albayalde reacts to a paper by the Ateneo Human Rights Center which says drug war circulars of President Duterte violate the rights of suspects guaranteed in the Constitution
Senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa led the first few years of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody anti-illegal drug campaign whose campaign promise was eradicating drugs 'in 3 to 6 months'
(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
Bishop Pablo Virgilio David admits the Catholic Church has 'failed to educate consciences,' leading to the support of many Catholics for drug war killings
Mexico's Executive Secretariat of the Public Security National System says the 8,493 murders recorded from January to March represents a 9.6% rise on the same period in 2018
Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno asks: considering the manner by which government has executed the war on drugs, who will take responsibility for the orphaning of children?
'Daig pa ang penitensiya,' says an old lady as she leaves the venue of a campaign rally that lasted 7 hours
Ano ang mga tanong na maaaring masagot ng mga dokumentong ito?
For every 10 drug suspects captured in 2018, only 3 have been convicted. The 7 remaining are either already acquitted or still undergoing prosecution.
'The undeniable fact that thousands of ordinary citizens have been killed, and continue to be killed, during police drug operations certainly is a matter of grave public concern,’ says the High Court
‘The presumption of regularity in the performance of official duty stands only when no reason exists in the records by which to doubt the regularity of the performance of official duty,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
Dapat nang intindihin na ang galit natin sa kahirapan at kriminalidad ay hindi dapat ipagamit sa kanino man upang pag-awayin tayo. Sa halip, ang galit ay dapat maging dahilan ng sama-samang paghahanap ng mga solusyon.
'Patay rin yan. Yan ang sigurado,' says Duterte, speaking behind a bullet-proof glass during the PDP-Laban rally in Bacolod
'It appears that not much effort has been placed into identifying and arresting the assailants, based on the length of time devoted to investigating the case,' says human rights lawyer and former SC spokesman Ted Te
Justice Antonio Carpio, however, gets unanimous votes on 2 resolutions that compel the government to release tens of thousands of documents related to the drug war killings
Here’s a suggestion: if a candidate can’t be bothered to show up in debates and lay bare their ideas for all to see, let’s not vote for him or her
'It is only through greater transparency that we can ascertain the truth behind the circumstances leading to these killings,' says the Commission on Human Rights
Otso Diretso candidate Chel Diokno, a human rights lawyer, says the documents will help confirm the pattern they observed in killings in the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs
The Duterte administration will comply with the High Court's decision 'unless it reverses itself upon a motion for reconsideration by the Solicitor General,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
'Wala akong concern, wala akong 'tinatago, wala akong takot diyan,' says senatorial bet and former top cop Bato dela Rosa, after the Supreme Court ordered the release of drug war documents
'What I'm confident of is, during our time even until now, those police operations, all of them are being investigated, even those which we call deaths under investigation,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde
(UPDATED) Informed sources say the en banc voted unanimously to deny Solicitor General Jose Calida’s motion for reconsideration to keep the documents only between the government and the Court
A governor and 50 mayors face administrative complaints for failing to organize for neglecting to maintain their anti-drug abuse councils, says DILG Assistant Secretary Ricojudge Echiverri
The two rappers are part of ‘Sandata’ – a collective of artists and researchers raising awareness about the effects of the so-called ‘drug war’
Any attempt to gather more information about the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs will be taken by Malacañang as interference with Philippine sovereignty
Read death threats against prominent Catholic leaders, including Archbishop Socrates Villegas and Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, received through text messages
The Commission on Human Rights opposes the plan of the Department of the Interior and Local Government to release a drug list in time for the May 2019 elections
'The drug policies in place in the Philippines, and its lack of respect for rule of law and international standards, should not be considered a model by any country,' says Michelle Bachelet in a speech before the UN Human Rights Council
The Center for International Law says the refusal to release the documents violates President Rodrigo Duterte's executive order on freedom of information
'Huwag tayong matakot na tumayo sa ating pananampalataya, ipaglaban natin ito at lalo nating paigtingin ang ating pagmamahal sa ating Panginoon,' Fr Jay de Leon says
The SWS survey says 78% Filipinos are worried that they, or someone they know, will be a victim of extrajudicial killings