Rappler's latest stories on drug war Philippines
'Iceland, ano ang problema ng Iceland? Ice lang,' says the Philippine President, poking fun at the country that drafted a resolution urging UN action against drug-related killings
The Palace calls the resolution 'grotesquely one-sided' and says President Rodrigo Duterte will decide whether to 'permit' the United Nations to probe drug war killings
Director General Aaron Aquino says, however, that the PDEA stands by the intelligence the government has gathered
Watch Rappler's one-on-one interview with Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Tuesday, April 24
Here are obstacles that outlasted Ronald dela Rosa. Now, it's Oscar Albayalde's turn to face them.
Bulacan police conduct a 'Province-wide Simultaneous Operations on Illegal Drugs' a renamed version of the PNP's One-Time Big-Time Operations
'I don't know where [they're] coming from,' says new Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde
'Through his visionary leadership, General Dela Rosa was able to steer our police force to great heights in the past 21 months,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
The High Court wants answers: were anti-drug operations planned and conducted properly, and were the deaths really investigated?
(UPDATED) PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa is set to retire on Thursday, April 19, after completing a term marred by allegations of human rights violations
'Kapag sinabi ni Presidente na huwag mo ibigay, kung ako pa ang chief PNP, hindi ko talaga ibibigay,' says outgoing Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa
Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, and Manuel Mogato win in the International Reporting category 'for relentless reporting that exposed the brutal killing campaign behind Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs'
DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año gives the warning on the eve of the filing of certificates of candidacy for the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections
'This is the first time in the country’s drug law enforcement history that a clandestine ecstasy laboratory was closed down,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino
'Kaya ikaw, Ms Fatou, huwag kang pumunta dito kasi I will bar you,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, addressing International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
'When you call it a war, there are certain things that people are more willing to accept,' says UP professor Clarissa David
The CLRDC records 54 minors killed in just the first year of President Duterte's war on drugs
The killings and arrests are done under anti-illegal drugs raids and buy-busts as Oplan Tokhang was suspended during the holidays
The Dangerous Drugs Act sets strict admission requirements for rehabilitation programs, because there were fewer drug surrenderers when the law was passed
This is a change of tune for Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa, who earlier slammed the Department of Justice panel and called on them to use their 'conscience'
Top cop Dela Rosa clarifies that President Duterte will only go over high-profile drugs cases
Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the Department of Justice panel should have alerted the police if there was weak evidence against alleged drug lords Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa
(UPDATED) 'The decision to withdraw is the Philippines’ principled stand against those who politicize and weaponize human rights,' reads the formal notice
(UPDATED) Between the time DOJ prosecutor Aristotle Reyes is appointed Lucena City regional trial court judge and finally takes his oath, he has dismissed drug charges against Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim, and the customs officials in the shabu smuggling case
Read the 15-page statement of President Rodrigo Duterte declaring the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group has appealed to the justice department as early as September 2017. As of March 2018, Espinosa remains under witness protection.
(UPDATED) PNP CIDG chief Director Roel Obusan also says alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa has recanted his confession at a 2016 Senate hearing that he was involved in illegal drugs
(UPDATED) Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa vows to use 'all legal remedies' to hold the suspected big-time drug personalities liable
The sacked personnel, including the regional chief, are linked to 'unlawful arrests and extortion activities' in Batangas and Cavite
(UPDATED) Seeking the President's nod before sharing drug war documents is not new in the PNP under Director General Ronald dela Rosa
Rappler joins an Oplan Tokhang team to see how the project has changed
Police Officer 2 Evie Espina is also killed during an operation against Jovelio Franza, Minglanilla town's top drug personality, and two other suspects
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa also says they won't be sharing their drug war documents fully should the international tribunal make a request
The PNP chief says he was praised by Indonesian police for his 'rockstar-like inspiration' and for showing how the drug war should be fought
Armed with roses and safety pamphlets, policemen show their 'soft side' to MRT3 passengers to get closer to the public
'The war or the drive against drugs will not stop and it will last until the day I step out,' says a defiant President Rodrigo Duterte
The Commission on Human Rights cites the crafting of tight guidelines for the drug war, but says it is still 'premature' to commend the campaign as 'less bloody'
Duterte taunts the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) which recently launched a preliminary examination to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to file a case under its jurisdiction
'Wala kaming tinatago,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa
(UPDATED) The PNP chief makes this claim even as at least one police station – in Bogo City, Cebu – reportedly brought their city to drug-free status without any deaths
The PNP releases new guidelines for Oplan Tokhang. Will these be enough to stop the blood from flowing?
The PNP's latest initiative, which it prepares to roll out in 2018, involves more than just strapping another gadget to cops who conduct raids and arrests
'Hindi justification 'yun to be involved in drugs, just because you say na poor ka o walang ibang income,' says DDB chief Catalino Cuy
Rappler talks to newly appointed Dangerous Drugs Board chief Catalino Cuy
'Agents and witnesses, particularly media representatives shall mandatorily wear body cameras,' says a PDEA order dated January 22
(UPDATED) 'It is required that police Tokhang teams in proper PNP uniform must be led by a Police Commissioned Officer and shall conduct operations from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday,' says the PNP PIO
'Magkakaron tayo ng policy: No anti-drug operations without body-worn camera na naka-on,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa
This 'one strike policy' for negligent police chiefs is included in the new drug war guidelines of the Philippine National Police
'When available, the use of [a] body camera and other gadgets to record all anti-illegal drugs operations is encouraged,' says the Philippine National Police
'Let us not repeat the mistakes of the past,' says Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa