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Roque to recommend another UN rapporteur to probe drug killings

Feb 27, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who is also President Rodrigo Duterte's adviser on human rights, says the Philippine government will 'definitely not' agree to an investigation by Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque responds to questions at a press briefing in Malacañang. Malacañang file photo

IN PHOTOS: When the Church rose up vs killings in 2017

Dec 27, 2017 - 7:07 AM

Rappler compiles 12 best images of the Philippine Catholic Church that prayed, marched, and fought for the value of life this year

NOT HOPELESS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle embraces a graduate of the Archdiocese of Manila's Sanlakbay drug rehabilitation program on October 21, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Gadon on drug war: If I were President, I’d kill more

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Gadon says he's considering running for the Senate again in 2019 because ‘a lot of people are pushing me’

Charlie Jean Du: 'Spare me. I'm pregnant!'

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'It’s like they killed an animal,' says Liezel Du of the fate of her teenage daughter who had bullets lodged in her arms, stomach, and buttocks

GONE AT 15. Messages from friends and family surround one of the photos of Charlie Jean Du at her wake

Catholics return to EDSA as bishop warns of 'curse'

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:45 AM

'A curse awaits a nation that kills its own people,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday at the EDSA Shrine

PRAYER POWER. Catholics return to EDSA on November 5, 2017, to denounce the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Our Lady of Fatima returns to EDSA

Nov 05, 2017 - 11:30 PM

This is the exact same image brought to the 1986 EDSA Revolution that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos, says Archbishop Socrates Villegas

BACK IN EDSA. The image of Our Lady of Fatima, which was used in the People Power Revolution of 1986, is brought back to EDSA, this time for a procession against drug-related killings. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Villegas homily on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday

Nov 05, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Start the healing by repenting now,' says outgoing CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday in EDSA Shrine

Villegas hits priests, cops, politicians in EDSA Mass

Nov 05, 2017 - 3:30 PM

'Magbagong buhay na tayo, kasama ako,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas said at EDSA Shrine on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday

APPEAL. Archbishop Socrates Villegas during the 'Lord Heal our Land Sunday' mass, November 5, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Villegas hits 'huling baraha' mentality amid PH killings

Nov 03, 2017 - 9:44 PM

'Ang kakapitan natin ay ang Diyos, hindi ideolohiya, hindi partido,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says ahead of an anti-EJK event along EDSA on November 5

NO TO KILLINGS. A Mass is held for victims of drug-related killings at San Isidro Labrador Parish in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, on October 31, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Victory Church holds formation program for PNP

Oct 31, 2017 - 2:50 PM

'We believe God is truly moving in the Philippines, especially in our government,' Victory Church says

SURRENDERING TO GOD. Members of the Philippine National Police attend a two-week values formation program by Victory, one of the biggest Christian churches in the Philippines. All photos from Victory on Facebook

La Salle backs EDSA procession vs killings on November 5

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:33 AM

'We act in solidarity with other Filipinos in fight for dignity of human life and democracy,' De La Salle Philippines president Brother Armin Luistro says

Candle-Lighting Against Extra Judicial Killings and Tolling of Bells with Bishop Ambo David. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Killing of conscience' worse than killing of addicts – Bishop David

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:15 PM

'Dapat tayong mabahala kapag sumasama ang ugali ng Pilipino,' Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says on Rappler Talk

'KILLING OF CONSCIENCE.' Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David warns in a Rappler Talk interview against the 'killing of conscience' as many Filipinos condone the killing of drug addicts in predominantly Catholic Philippines. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Christian churches on drug war: 'Stop the slaughter!'

Sep 13, 2017 - 4:40 PM

While we reiterate our support [for] the campaign against illegal drug use we are appalled at the way such war on drugs is being conducted says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines

'STOP KILLINGS.' Protesters light candles outside Camp Crame to oppose drug-related killings under the Duterte administration. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte calls Carl Arnaiz his 'relative'

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:42 PM

While saying this however the President forgets the name of the 19 year old who was killed by Caloocan police and whose parents he met recently

Joining the meeting were Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, who has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to spearhead the investigation, Public Attorney's Office Chief Persida Acosta and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. Malacañan Photo

Groups seek end to drug war killings as Kian delos Santos buried

Aug 26, 2017 - 1:55 PM

The 17 year old is laid to rest amid calls for justice for victims of extrajudicial killings

RAINY WEATHER. The bad weather does not deter people from accompanying Kian delos Santos to his final destination. Photo by Eliza Lopez/Rappler

Ateneo priests, La Salle brothers hit drug war killings

Aug 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

We cannot build the Philippine nation on the cadavers of the Filipino people says Jesuit provincial superior Father Antonio Moreno

'JUSTICE FOR ALL.' Members of the Stop the Killings Network offer candles for the victims of the government's war on drugs, inside Santa Cruz church in Manila on August 25, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CHR: Death toll in drug war higher than what gov't suggests

Aug 19, 2017 - 9:10 AM

The Commission on Human Rights says it monitors the reports of the Philippine National Police civil society organizations and the media when it comes to tallying the number of deaths in the war on drugs