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The Laoag police say Andrew Ventura was Number 3 in their most wanted list for another offense – running away with a motorcycle
The suspected shabu was hidden in 20 individual teabags, which weighed around 20 kilos overall and were placed inside a gray luggage bag
'The need for international mechanisms to provide accountability is as great as ever,' says Human Rights Watch Deputy Asia Director Phil Robertson
(UPDATED) The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) says a withdrawal of communication is not even allowed under the Rome Statute
(UPDATED) Majority of respondents in the December 2019 survey agree with the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution calling for actions against extrajudicial killings related to President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-illegal drug campaign
For too long Duterte’s war on drugs has hidden behind a veil of fear, lies, and misconceptions. It’s high time for facts and statistics to pierce that veil.
'Hindi namin imbento iyong data. Iyong data, galing sa kanila,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, after law enforcement agencies claimed she got her drug war numbers wrong
Don't U2 fans who support the drug war know that many of U2’s socio-political songs espouse empathy, mercy, and compassion?
The Philippine National Police says Vice President Leni Robredo's computations are 'not even mathematically acceptable.' A statistician says otherwise.
President Rodrigo Duterte refuses to consider Vice President Leni Robredo's suggestions, saying she has no authority to lecture him
The Rise Up for Life and for Rights network says the Duterte government must pay its 'bloody debt'
From scrapping tokhang to giving more powers to the AMLC to go after drug lords, Vice President Leni Robredo publicizes her drug war recommendations
'She has dismissed and ignored all of our government's accomplishments and efforts for the past 3 years,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the Duterte administration will only listen to recommendations of experts who have been involved in the anti-illegal drug campaign 'from the very beginning'
'War versus drugs fails only when you stop fighting. It's a constant battle vs drug dealers, drug dependents, corrupt officials, and cerebrally-challenged critics,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
Vice President Leni Robredo says having the PDEA director general chair the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs is one of the ‘failures’ in the drug war
Vice President Leni Robredo gives the Duterte administration a dismal score in the fight against drugs, saying it was only able to seize 1% of the shabu supply in the Philippines
The lists will be for the exclusive access of regional and national anti-drug units, as the identified suspects are considered high-profile targets
She also says she would not release her full list until the US State Department comes up with its own, so as not to preempt the agency
(UPDATED) Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts is the author of the resolution which condemns Senator Leila de Lima's detention and denounces human rights offenders in extrajudicial killings as well as media harassment in the country
The suspect, Michael Balingit, is among the high-value targets in the campaign against illegal drugs in Angeles City
(3rd UPDATE) Answers to 4 questions to get you up to speed on 2 proposed measures to bar Philippine officials from entering the United States and freezing their assets there
As the possibility of trial at the International Criminal Court draws nearer, President Duterte insists only Filipinos can judge him for crimes linked to the drug war
'If you don’t believe in human rights, you might as well not celebrate Christmas,' Father Ramon Echica tells churchgoers on the 6th day of Simbang Gabi
The final list of nominees will be announced in January 2020 yet
The DILG issues a show cause order to Mayor Isko Moreno's administration for the poor performance of Manila's anti-drug abuse council during the time of his predecessor
(UPDATED) The city of Manila fails to reach a good mark in organizing, financing, and operationalizing its anti-drug abuse council
'Magkaisa tayong magpadala ng tulong,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
The senator and former police chief says he has yet to receive official communication that his US visa was cancelled over human rights violations in the government's war on drugs
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino says they are 'crossing their fingers' that they could still deliver President Rodrigo Duterte's promise of eradicating drugs by the end of his term
Meanwhile, detained Senator Leila de Lima welcomes the International Criminal Court's report on the status of the complaint against Duterte over his administration's war on drugs
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is coming closer to determining whether she will seek authority to open an investigation, a phase where the Court can issue arrest orders
The Philippines has been transformed into a wilderness soaked in blood
Vice President Leni Robredo says her 3rd report on the anti-drug campaign includes recommendations to improve the government's efforts
Police do not have search warrant but claim it is a 'consented search'
The Palace accuses Vice President Leni Robredo of failing to present a new anti-drugs plan, failing to visit communities affected by illegal drugs, and 'baiting' international groups to probe the drug war. Do the claims hold water?
By firing Robredo, Duterte indirectly confesses to complicity in both the illegal narcotics’ trade and in extrajudicial killings
Senator and former national police chief Panfilo Lacson laments Vice President Leni Robredo's removal as ICAD co-chair, but says President Rodrigo Duterte does not need to justify his decision
'Ano bang kinatatakutan ninyo? Ano ba ang kinatatakutan ninyong malaman ko?' Vice President Leni Robredo asks the Duterte administration
Leni Robredo knew all along the limitations she faced. Indeed, she said it best: 'I am ready, but the question is: Are you ready for me?'
'Wala naman tayong nakita na, o wala naman tayong natanggap na mga ulat,' says Philippine National Police spokesman Brigadier General Bernard Banac
(UPDATED) Senators say the Duterte administration 'got snared in their own trap' and their plan 'to make [Vice President Leni Robredo] look weak backfired'
(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang says this is 'in response to the taunt and dare' of Vice President Leni Robredo for President Rodrigo Duterte 'to just tell her that he wants her out'
President Rodrigo Duterte's order creating the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs does not specify the extent of its chairperson's powers or access to classified information
The chairperson of the House dangerous drugs committee is the latest official to express doubts about sharing drug intel with the Vice President as ICAD co-chair
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the only qualities Vice President Robredo needs to fulfil her mandate are 'competence and creativity'
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo discloses that she skipped a confidential briefing by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency fearing that President Rodrigo Duterte would use it against her
'Puwede ba 'yong itatalaga mo na hindi mo pinagkakatiwalaan? Medyo magulo ata ‘yon,' says former president Benigno Aquino III
(UPDATED) After initially saying Vice President Leni Robredo would be given access to drug war documents, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo now claims this could 'imperil' national security
Vice President Leni Robredo's link to the public can help measure the effectiveness of anti-drug operations, says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año