Rappler's latest stories on drug war in the Philippines
Officials of the barangay, the smallest government unit in the Philippines, are at the forefront of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, which has claimed thousands of lives since mid-2016. Barangay officials have the power to decide on who lives, who survives; whether to submit to orders, to resist or to adapt.
Malacañang says police will comply with the Supreme Court's order because they have nothing to hide
The Dangerous Drugs Act sets strict admission requirements for rehabilitation programs, because there were fewer drug surrenderers when the law was passed
Read the 15-page statement of President Rodrigo Duterte declaring the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa also says they won't be sharing their drug war documents fully should the international tribunal make a request
'Hindi justification 'yun to be involved in drugs, just because you say na poor ka o walang ibang income,' says DDB chief Catalino Cuy
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A drug suspect based in California sends 11.5 kilograms of alleged shabu into the country, declaring them as 'toys'
Funeral homes that wish to extend services in cases that involve killings need to be accredited by the Philippine National Police. Sometimes being 'favored' carries extra costs.
President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has left thousands of casualties in its wake. But families of victims can barely afford to bury their dead because of high funeral costs.
'You are fucking me and I do not want it,' says the Philippine leader, angered by UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard
PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says the anonymous tips collected in the drop boxes would be properly validated
The Philippine National Police (PNP) expands its role in the drug war to include rehabilitation
From being recognized as the best in Metro Manila the Caloocan Police have now become the most controversial Will they be able to turn the situation around?
UPDATED The Philippine National Police chief says Kian delos Santos may have been shot too many times Maraming tama yung bata Parang nasobrahan nasobrahan
President Rodrigo Duterte says the Grade 11 student s death won t change how he implements his drug war
Rappler goes to Kian delos Santos Caloocan neighborhood to retrace the path to his death
EXKLUSIBO: Kilala ng mga kaanak ng mga natokhang kung sino ang bumaril sa mga anak nila – at nakahanda silang pangalanan siya
EXCLUSIVE: Families of the Philippine drug war s dead claim they know the man who shot their children – and they re willing to speak his name
I wanted to tell you that violence is never a way out of desolation; that there is change in hope not in fear
The President orders the creation of smaller task forces to be comprised of policemen with no record of corruption
The President says police claiming they were paid to kill are corrupt police who pocketed intelligence funds intended for catching drug pushers
UPDATED But the PNP chief also asks for the public s indulgence as the war on drugs wages on Please understand if the killings will continue he says
Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr hits an irresponsible statement of UN envoy David Scheffer who warned the Philippines over human rights abuses
DFA: Mr Scheffer s remarks are irresponsible and alarming since these are directed at the leadership of a democratic country with a functioning criminal justice system
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The Senate continues its probe into the death of former Albuera mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr – with his son Kerwin as star witness
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa adds it is very obvious that Vice President Leni Robredo is not involved in illegal drugs
He will be a friendly witness All that Congress will ask he will answer says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa on Senator Leila de Lima s alleged bagman Ronnie Dayan
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'Public statements of high officials of the Republic of the Philippines seem to condone such killings and further seem to encourage State forces and civilians alike to continue targeting these individuals with lethal force,' says ICC's Fatou Bensouda
Danica Mae Garcia was five when she was killed in the crossfire after riding in tandem assassins shot her grandfather inside their Dagupan home She is perhaps the youngest victim of the extrajudicial killings that have come together with the bloody war on drugs