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Cops also arrest 981 drug suspects from October 31 to November 3
It’s been more than two years already, and otherwise pious and caring Filipinos seem largely unconcerned with the drug war
'It's more important really not to drag along innocent people into a criminal case which we are not sure of,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
United Nations Director to Human Rights Watch Louis Charbonneau calls on other UN member countries to show outrage against drug war-related killings by keeping the Philippines 'off the council'
In the conclusion of the 7-part Murder in Manila series, a self-confessed vigilante says Police Superintendent Robert Domingo is just 'a tool for Tondo' and that someone higher is involved
'What would you call it, what do you call it if nobody dies? What else do you call it? It’s a war, a war on drugs,' says General Bato dela Rosa
In the 6th of 7 stories part of the Murder in Manila series, allegations of a supposed vigilante group in Barangay 105 in Tondo raises little concern from its chairperson
The murder of Charlie Saladaga causes little consternation. "It was nothing," says Angel. "The CSG were bragging. They were saying, ‘Look what happened. Which punk is next?’”
In part 5 of the Murder in Manila series, self-confessed vigilantes from the Confederate Sentinels Group Tondo Chapter 2 explain their methods of murder
'They’re the CSG...They’re the ones who kill the drug users and dealers,” says one resident of Village 105
In part 4 of the Murder in Manila series, the Confederate Sentinels Group director tells Rappler it was the police who recruited members of the alleged vigilante group in Tondo
CSG founder Alvin Constantino tells Rappler that CSG Inc was meant to help the nation, and in no way promotes extrajudicial killings
'These people (confessed vigilantes) should come out in the open, come to us kung talagang merong ganitong allegations and we will investigate fully,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde
In part 3 of the 7-part Murder in Manila series, sources tell Rappler that at least two suspects were killed by the police-backed Confederate Sentinels Group Tondo Chapter 2
'Who ends up looking good when people like Sitoy with his grenade are killed? The police. But they didn’t kill him. We just called them whenever there was a body,' says Simon
In Part 2 of the 7-part Murder in Manila series, at least 9 sources tell Rappler that the police actively supported the work of the Confederate Sentinels Group (CSG) Tondo Chapter 2
Rappler's sources claim cops had actively supported the CSG’s vigilante activities – 'They were the killing arm of the police'
EXCLUSIVE: In the first part of the series 'Some People Need Killing,' a self-confessed vigilante tells Rappler that it was impossible for local police not to know about the killings
(UPDATED) The Social Weather Stations survey finds that 68% of adults are worried that they themselves or anyone they know would be arrested for loitering
'Isang kahig, isang tuka ang mga pamilya ng mga biktima. Mas lalo pa itong lumala nang napatay ang primary breadwinner,' says PhilRights Executive Director Nymia Simbulan
There are priests who support these killings or turn a blind eye. They think it is acceptable for the common good.
Police say PO1 Rommil Barcellano resisted arrest and fired at those conducting the operation
'Ang hinaharap mas malaking problema – economy.... Ang kalampagin naman niya economic managers,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
‘He made his drug war a central point. How he handles the many deaths being committed around it will mark his presidency,’ says an international human rights lawyer
The court concluded the hearing and set November 26 for the promulgation of judgment
(UPDATED) Even the Supreme Court could not automatically get the drug war documents. Solicitor General Jose Calida said it is a risk to national security.
Families of drug war victims tell the International Criminal Court that President Rodrigo Duterte must be 'held to account for crimes against humanity'
The main elements of the methamphetamine pass through unguarded seas. The Philippine Coast Guard should be in action as much as the PNP and PDEA.
State prosecutor Robert Ong says, 'Halata namang nagsisinungaling siya'
What kept the former NAPC head from resigning at the height of these two controversies was hope in the peace talks between government and the Left
A memorial marker for slain 17-year-old student Kian Loyd delos Santos is unveiled in Caloocan City a year after his death
The first drug rehabilitation center of Bacolod will also cater to drug dependents from other localities
'This is the real world,' says PNP spokesman Benigno Durana
'The act of remembering is an act of defiance against the killings. To forget is to give consent,' says opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros
Health chief Francisco Duque III bases his assessment on the increased number of rehabilitation centers and drug users treated under the Duterte administration
'Kulang pa,' says Eduardo Año on current punishments for drug pushers and drug lords
'We're very poor in rehabilitation,' says Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña
Police say Proseso Arevalo Jr was found with a belt tied around his neck, his feet and head duct-taped
To recall, the early days of Duterte's drug war are marked by almost nightly killings, the dumping of bodies, and suspects slain for 'fighting back'
(UPDATED) 'Such a statement implies that the victims of drug-related killings are not human lives!' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David after SONA 2018
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says calls and protests against extrajudicial killings are not meant to stop government from doing its job
(UPDATED) If you think the government will sideline this campaign, you got it all wrong, says President Duterte in his State of the Nation Address
(UPDATED) Polling firm Pulse Asia says the Duterte administration's efforts to eradicate illegal drugs are recognized by a sizeable majority of Filipinos nationwide especially in Metro Manila and among the rich
Two years on, President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign remains unrelenting
With no law passed to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility, the Duterte administration pushes for mandatory tests for school children as young as 10
In its recently launched program, the National Youth Commission taps police to serve as 'big brothers' or fitness coaches for young people across the country
All in all there are 13 recorded cases of abuse against women by cops since the start of the anti-illegal drugs campaign, says the Center for Women's Resources
The Commission on Audit says the Department of the Interior and Local Government failed to submit accomplishment reports for its Masa Masid project despite using its full budget
Under the Duterte administration, artists have become among the strongest voices of resistance