Rappler's latest stories on drug wars
Vice President Leni Robredo gives assurances to the Duterte administration that state secrets won't be leaked to foreign investigators
The Vice President questions the actual number of drug users in the country but is not conducting her own survey
The rise of organized crime is one of the unintended consequences of a drug war. What can the Philippines learn from Latin America?
'Perhaps, it was my instinct as a mother that I accepted this responsibility and that I needed to do this sacrifice for the greater good,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
At this stage in the drug war, is the PNP ready to be tamed or is it more anxious to cover its ass?
'Kung maiwasan ang killings, iwasan. Pero how do you win? War nga ito,' says Senator Ronald dela Rosa, the architect of the Duterte administration's drug war
'Ang sinabi ko, dapat i-assess ng pamahalaan kung tama pa ba iyong strategy na ginagamit. Kasi kung mali na, kailangang i-tweak,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
For as long as Duterte’s drug war continues, existing policies meant to alleviate poverty will only come off as futile, insincere, and hypocritical
But Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr maintains he will not allow any foreign observers to enter the Philippines to conduct investigations in line with a report by the UN Human Rights Council
A new documentary by Filipino American filmmaker Michele Josue explores life inside the world-famous Cebu Detention and Rehabilitation Center
The victim is identified as Dante Autero. A police official says the victim is a 'notorious' drug personality who had been in and out of prison.
'For a small and peaceful country like Iceland, international law and the multilateral system is our sword, shield and shelter,' says Iceland's Ministry for Foreign Affairs
'I am a member of the judiciary and kailangan ipilit kong sabihin sa ngayon wala naman kaming nakikitang dapat lamang na manghimasok taga-ibang bansa,' said Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde says the Duterte government risks turning the Philippines into an 'international pariah' if it refuses to cooperate with the UN office
But Senator Panfilo Lacson says the Philippines, being a developing country, still needs 'help from the community of nations'
'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
Rappler reporters Patricia Evangelista, Lian Buan, and Rambo Talabong with photographer Carlo Gabuco are finalists for two categories at the 2019 Society of Publishers in Asia Awards for Editorial Excellence
At a time when alleged narco politicians named by the President are being killed with impunity, officials on a kill list in Cebu are gunned down one after another
Some candidates throw their support behind the ongoing campaign, while others propose different solutions to the illegal drug problem
Mexico's Executive Secretariat of the Public Security National System says the 8,493 murders recorded from January to March represents a 9.6% rise on the same period in 2018
Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno asks: considering the manner by which government has executed the war on drugs, who will take responsibility for the orphaning of children?
Get to know Jesuit priest Father Albert Alejo, one of the Catholic clergymen who have received death threats under the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte
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'The last 3 years of my term will be the most dangerous for people into drugs,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in a gathering of mayors
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Police say those surrendering on February 16 in the southeastern town of Teknaf would include drugs traders, traffickers and several 'godfathers'
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte dismisses 4 other policemen for their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade
Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año says a 'whole-of-nation initiative' is needed against illegal drugs
'Getting a seat in the UN Human Rights Council is a repudiation of the critics and detractors on President Duterte's unrelenting war against illegal drugs,' says Palace Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
'What would you call it, what do you call it if nobody dies? What else do you call it? It’s a war, a war on drugs,' says General Bato dela Rosa
The murder of Charlie Saladaga causes little consternation. "It was nothing," says Angel. "The CSG were bragging. They were saying, ‘Look what happened. Which punk is next?’”
'They’re the CSG...They’re the ones who kill the drug users and dealers,” says one resident of Village 105
CSG founder Alvin Constantino tells Rappler that CSG Inc was meant to help the nation, and in no way promotes extrajudicial killings
'Who ends up looking good when people like Sitoy with his grenade are killed? The police. But they didn’t kill him. We just called them whenever there was a body,' says Simon
Rappler's sources claim cops had actively supported the CSG’s vigilante activities – 'They were the killing arm of the police'
Malacañang uses technicalities to once more dispel assertions that President Rodrigo Duterte's remark on extrajudicial killings is an admission to a crime
At the United Nations, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says that if given a choice, the Philippines will protect law-abiding citizens instead of criminals
Police say PO1 Rommil Barcellano resisted arrest and fired at those conducting the operation
The Rise Up for Life and For Rights group says the tableau dramatizes the 'loss, grief, and rising' of the families of victims of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody campaign against drugs
'We assure the public that all actions of our law enforcement agencies will be within the bounds of law,' says Naga City official Allen Reondanga
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'We're very poor in rehabilitation,' says Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña
To recall, the early days of Duterte's drug war are marked by almost nightly killings, the dumping of bodies, and suspects slain for 'fighting back'
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
President Maithripala Sirisena tells the cabinet he is 'ready to sign the death warrants' of repeat drug offenders, government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne says
The victims include 48 candidates running for office – 28 who are killed during the primary campaigns and 20 during the general election campaign, says Etellekt