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Skyler Abatayo finally laid to rest

Jul 21, 2018 - 7:27 PM

People surrounding the small casket chant for justice before 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo is laid to rest nearly two weeks after he was killed

Photo from the Facebook page of Justice for Blayden Skyler Abatayo.

Skyler Abatayo case: 4 cops sacked as probe begins

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The 4 anti-drug cops tested negative for gunpowder traces, but this does not get them completely off the hook, says the Philippine National Police

'JUSTICE FOR SKYLER'. Four cops have been sacked following the death of 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo, killed by a stray bullet just after studying at home. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

Skyler Abatayo hit by stray bullet after doing school assignment

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:58 PM

The four-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet from an anti-drug operation in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City

KILLED. 3-year-old Skyler Abatayo was killed by a stray bullet from an anti-illegal drugs operation in Cebu City. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

4-year-old killed by stray bullet from Cebu City anti-drug operation

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Police say Skyler Abatayo was killed by a bullet from drug suspects and not from cops, but this has yet to be proven by a ballistics examination

KILLED. Four-year-old Skyler Abatayo was slain by a stray bullet from an anti-illegal drugs operation in Cebu City. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

Tommy Osmeña’s ex-aide shot dead in anti-drugs operation

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Adonis Dumpit is killed by National Bureau of Investigation agents in an 'drug interdiction' operation in Tagbilaran City, Bohol

FAVORED COP. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña bailed out SPO1 Adonis Dumpit before turning him into a security aide. Photo from Cebu City PIO

2 killed in Batangas drug buy-bust ops

May 04, 2018 - 9:02 PM

The police say suspects Marlon Lubugan and Michael Adrias shot at the authorities when the arrest in Lian town was announced

BUY-BUST. Two drug suspects die after allegedly exchanging fire with police from Lian town and Batangas province on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Photo from the Batangas Provincial Police Office

SC on drug war documentation, FBI probe on Quiboloy church, Grindr on HIV data | Evening wRap

Apr 03, 2018 - 8:22 PM

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Sep 27, 2017 - 9:18 PM

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PNP on anti-drugs ops: Thousands of deaths, only 10 inquest reports

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque requests for the inquest reports on more than 3,800 deaths attributed to police operations. The PNP submits only 10.

POLICE REPORTS. The Philippine National Police submits to the House of Representatives 10 inquest reports when it is supposed to investigative 3,800 cases where drug suspects died at the hands of cops. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Youth leaders ask Duterte: Where's all-out drug war vs rich, powerful?

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:58 PM

Have you seen drug operations in Forbes? Have you seen war on drugs in Bel Air? says a speaker at the rally calling for an end to killings

'JUSTICE FOR KIAN'. Akbayan Youth leader Shamah Bulangis takes the microphone at the protest. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Tagle, Villegas speak out vs new drug war killings

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:45 AM

This comes after a series of drug raids killed at least 81 people – including 17 year old Kian Loyd delos Santos – in only 4 days

LEADING BISHOPS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (right) and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas (left) attend a press conference on July 7, 2014, about the trip of Pope Francis to the Philippines. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

TRANSCRIPT: 'Pag walang baril, bigyan mo ng baril' – Duterte

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:06 AM

The alleged frame up that killed Kian Loyd delos Santos 17 brings to mind statements made by President Rodrigo Duterte in his first year in office urging law enforcers to push criminals to fight back

'THE PUNISHER.' President Rodrigo Duterte checks one of the sniper rifles donated by China during a ceremonial handover of military assistance at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on June 28, 2017. Malacañang file photo

Kalookan bishop slams killing of 17-year-old boy in drug war

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

‘Who needs martial law if our police would behave this way?’ says Kalookan Bishop Pablo David citing other alleged abuses by the police

NO TO KILLINGS. Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the killing of 17-year-old student Kian Loyd delos Santos at the hands of the police 'is one very specific case of abuse.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

How Duterte's drug war has affected rich users

Apr 27, 2017 - 3:38 PM

While shabu the poor man s cocaine is now as expensive as P25 000 a gram the price of cocaine choice drug of the rich has remained the same at P7 000 per gram

ILLEGAL DRUGS. The NBI displays the packets of ecstasy, cocaine, and marijuana seized from the suspects. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Former sexy actress Sabrina M arrested in anti-drug operation

Sep 26, 2016 - 2:57 PM

Sabrina M real name Karen Pallasigue is arrested with two other companions

Duterte losing 2 policemen daily to drug war? Stats don’t say so

Aug 24, 2016 - 10:04 PM

If two police or military have died every day since July 1 or the day after Duterte took his oath as president there should be around 110 police or military casualties already

WAR ON DRUGS. Police watch over the bodies of two dead women outside Paco Park with their hands ties and eyes and mouth taped on July 21, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'They fired first': 2 suspected drug pushers killed in Bataan

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:06 PM

Bataan Provincial Police Office says the suspects fired on undercover cops prompting the authorities to shoot back during a buy bust operation in Dinalupihan town

Marine colonel: I would never betray country for drugs

Jan 23, 2016 - 7:54 AM

UPDATED The Marine colonel says he was on a secret mission for the military

INNOCENT? Marine Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino, a former official of PDEA, raise his handcuffs and is escorted by members of the PDEA as they leave the Department of Justice in Manila after attending the inquest proceedings on Friday, January 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

7 dead in Davao City anti-drug raids

Jul 15, 2015 - 9:43 PM

The city wide series of raids is supervised by no less than CIDG Director Benjamin Magalong

SUSPECTS. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks to suspects who were arrested in a series of drug raids in the city. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

P2M illegal drugs seized in Bacolod raids

Jul 15, 2015 - 8:07 PM

Authorities conduct two separate raids in Bacolod City: one at SM City mall and another at Libertad Market