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5 drug, robbery suspects killed in Batangas

Jul 25, 2018 - 1:38 PM

A Batangas provincial police report says the authorities were about to serve a search warrant when the suspects opened fire at them

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Jul 05, 2018 - 10:02 PM

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On Holy Innocents Day, De Lima calls for justice for children killed in drug war

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Senator Leila de Lima calls out the Duterte administration for the death of children and minors in its drug war

ANTI-DRUG WAR. Senator Leila de Lima waves at her supporters after appearing before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 206 where her trumped-up charges on illegal drug trade are being heard. Photo from De Lima's office

Robredo urges police, military, Church to support drug rehab programs

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:05 PM

'Sa inyo po kami huhugot ng pag-asa. Alam po namin na mas marami iyong matitino,' Vice President Leni Robredo tells police and military officers

DRUG REHAB ADVOCATE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech in front of 28 graduates of a drug rehabilitation program in Nueva Ecija. Photo from Robredo's Facebook page

63% of Pinoys agree drug suspects still killed even after surrender – SWS

Sep 29, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The same Social Weather Stations June 2017 poll shows that 17% of respondents knew someone who was 'falsely summoned' by the police under Oplan Tokhang

3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016.

Malacañang: Police should be 'wary of reckless exercise of power'

Aug 19, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Malacañang acknowledges the deep public sentiment triggered by the killing of 17 year old Kian Loyd delos Santos in a drug raid in Caloocan City

IN MOURNING. Kian's parents Saldy and Lorenza share a moment beside their son's casket. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Dalawang mukha ng giyera kontra-droga, sa mata ng media

Aug 06, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Nariyan ang mukha ng gobyerno na layong puksain ang iligal na droga at nariyan din ang epekto ng kampanyang ito sa mga biktima at mga pamilya nila

'PIETA.' A woman hugs her husband who was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in Manila on July 23, 2016. All photos courtesy of UP associate professor Romulo Baquiran Jr

SC issues another writ of amparo vs local cops

Feb 21, 2017 - 5:06 PM

The SC also issues a protection order prohibiting policemen from going within a kilometer of the victim s widow

ANOTHER AMPARO. The Supreme Court, for the second time, grants writ of amparo against local cops involved in the killings of drug suspects. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Kerwin Espinosa now held at Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba Prison

Oct 19, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Ambassador Constancio R Vingno Jr says the extradition of Roland Kerwin Espinosa Jr could take a week

Baguio: Drug surrenderers killed 2 days in a row

Sep 23, 2016 - 8:56 PM

The latest victims of drug related killings are manicurist Chona Oliveros and mechanic Michael Agbuya

INVESTIGATION. Photo by Mauricio Victa

Duterte gov't serious about filing cases vs abusive cops – Panelo

Aug 26, 2016 - 2:18 PM

If there is probable cause this government will be filing cases of murder against these abusive police authorities says Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo

WHO'S RESPONSIBLE? Youth groups hold protest actions at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines on August 11 against the spate of extrajudicial killings. Photo courtesy of Anakbayan Media

Summary killings under Duterte admin 'unprecedented' – CHR

Aug 24, 2016 - 6:54 PM

As a result the Commission on Human Rights is unable to respond to every single case We are at less than 20 now investigating 170 cases says Chairperson Jose Luis Martin Gascon

SUMMARY KILLINGS. Bodies of 2 dead women lies outside Paco Park with their hands ties and eyes and mouth taped on July 21, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Rehab centers shortage: 100 years to treat drug surrenderers – Recto

Aug 09, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The senator s projection is based on almost 600 000 drug suspects who have surrendered to the police and the usual 6 month treatment period for drug dependents

DRUG REHAB. Senator Ralph Recto urges for the expansion of the country's drug rehabilitation system, given the Duterte administration's crackdown on drugs

Duterte's 'drug list' has mayors, judges, congressmen

Aug 05, 2016 - 11:27 PM

The President says he had the evidence against those in the list re validated He is set to release the list soon through state run PTV4

DUTERTE'S LIST. President Duterte is ready to release the list of government officials allegedly with links to the drug trade. File photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Cebu private hospitals tapped to help treat drug suspects

Aug 05, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Over 20 000 drug users and dealers in Cebu and 40 000 in the Central Visayas have identified themselves to the local police

Mayor Espinosa pleads to son: Surrender, Duterte will help us

Aug 03, 2016 - 6:47 PM

Rolando Espinosa cries as he calls on son Kerwin to give up

Another top drug suspect killed in Negros Occidental

Aug 03, 2016 - 5:07 PM

Jobert Apurado 34 of Barangay Looc was the 5th top drug personality in Calatrava town according to local police

Ateneo president hits killings in Philippines

Jul 29, 2016 - 3:25 PM

If real change is to happen it can only come when we hold before us the value and sanctity of every person’s life the Ateneo president says

CATHOLIC VOICE. Ateneo de Manila University president Father Jose Ramon Villarin joins other Catholic leaders in condemning the recent spate of killings in the Philippines. File photo by UCPRO/Ateneo

Duterte: Use of military camps as rehab centers temporary

Jul 28, 2016 - 3:12 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte clarifies that the use of military camps as rehabilitation centers is only a stop gap measure until the government can build dedicated centers all over the country

REHAB PLANS. President Rodrigo Duterte is mobbed by members and officials of the League of Provinces of the Philippines and League of Cities of the Philippines in Malacañang on July 27, 2016. KIWI BULACLAC/PPD

Pampanga gov: Let village chiefs knock on drug suspects' doors

Jul 23, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda says her proposal will help prevent more shootouts between authorities and drug suspects that often lead to the latter s death

CONCERN OVER KILLINGS. Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda (left) is concerned over rising incidence of killings of drug suspects in her province. Photo from Sulung pa Masantol Facebook page

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Jul 21, 2016 - 8:08 PM

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Week 3 under Duterte: 16k drug suspects surrender in Negros Island

Jul 20, 2016 - 6:22 PM

The highest number of those who surrendered are in Bacolod in Negros Occidental and in Sibulan in Negros Oriental

5 'drug personalities' in Cordillera killed in a week

Jul 16, 2016 - 11:46 PM

The drug suspects – including the number one drug personality in the Cordillera region – are killed in separate incidents in Benguet Abra and Kalinga provinces

Drug killings: 20 pushers killed in anti-drug operations in Manila

Jul 15, 2016 - 11:59 AM

The Manila Police District says the crime rate in the national capital has been declining over the last 6 months

2 drug suspects killed in Bataan, cop injured

Jul 14, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Just last week at least 7 alleged drug dealers were killed in shootouts with cops in different parts of Central Luzon

Top drug suspect in Negros Occidental surrenders

Jul 13, 2016 - 3:14 PM

He yields to a town vice mayor after eluding a police raid

Negros Occidental's top drug suspect Rene Lim surrenders to the authorities for fear of his life. Photo courtesy by Cauayan Municipal Police Station

Nearly 5,000 drug suspects yield in Negros Island Region

Jul 12, 2016 - 9:18 AM

In Negros Occidental the provincial planning office is looking into establishing a rehabilitation center in each of the 6 political districts

Senate probe into drug killings an 'attempt to discredit' PNP – Panelo

Jul 11, 2016 - 4:52 PM

The chief presidential legal counsel says lawmakers are merely trying to cast doubt on the legitimacy of police operations

KILLING CONTINUES. Police officers investigate the body of an alleged drug dealer in Manila on July 8, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Palace to critics of war vs drugs: Show proof of violations

Jul 09, 2016 - 4:13 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says it is open to any investigation on the rising death toll among drug suspects but allegations should be backed up by substantive evidence

FIND PROOF. Some drugs recovered by the National Bureau of Investigation during a raid in May 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

400 drug suspects surrender in Eastern Visayas

Jul 09, 2016 - 9:00 AM

From June 29 to July 3 the Philippine National Police Regional Command 8 lists 271 alleged users and 210 alleged pushers under its Oplan Tokhang campaign

FOR REHAB. Suspected drug users and pushers from various barangays in Tacloban City surrender to the local police for rehabilitation. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

2 drug suspects killed, city police chief hurt in Pampanga

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Two suspected drug suspects are killed while the police chief of the City of San Fernando is injured when police tried to implement a search warrant in Calulut village

Negros Oriental drug lord killed

Jul 01, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Police say Lito Belandres belonged to the group of Cebu City drug lord Jeffrey Jaguar Diaz who was killed in a police operation in Metro Manila

Duterte death squad fears rise as Philippine police kill 8

May 27, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Police insist the 8 drug suspects were killed lawfully with the officers only firing back after being shot at in 3 separate raids

MYTH? Davao City police spokeswoman, Senior Inspector Milgrace Driz says the so-called death squad in Davao does not exist. Duterte photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler