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CBCP sets 40 days of prayer for drug war, Marawi victims

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Let the healing begin the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says as thousands are killed in the drug war and hundreds die in the Marawi clashes

NO TO KILLINGS. Nuns join a procession, candle-lighting, and prayer activity on August 29, 2017, against drug war killings and the attacks against the Moros and Lumads in Mindanao. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

CBCP: 'In the name of God, stop the killings!'

Sep 12, 2017 - 3:35 PM

In its strongest statement against drug related killings the CBCP calls for a stop to the reign of terror and the systemic murders of children and the poor

CBCP STATEMENT. On behalf of the Philippines' Catholic bishops, CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas calls for a stop to the 'systemic murders' of the children and the poor. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle slams 'false gods' creating 'false worlds'

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:34 PM

Cardinal Tagle s warning – about the threat to the Filipino culture of caring – comes at a time of rampant killings to create a drug free Philippines

'CULTURE OF CARING.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says the Filipino 'culture of caring' is threatened by false gods who create false worlds. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pimentel: Kian slay a PNP matter, 'no need' to discuss with Duterte

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says one case of summary execution does not mean all other deaths in the drug war are also extrajudicial killings

IN GRIEF. A simple wake for Kian Loyd delos Santos in his family's home in Caloocan City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Hontiveros grants protection to witnesses in killing of 17-year-old boy

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:54 PM

The witnesses are ready to face the Senate should there be an investigation says Senator Risa Hontiveros

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The week in photos: August 12-18, 2017

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ANTI-RACISM. Protesters block both directions of the Interstate 580 freeway during a rally against racism in Oakland, California on August 12, 2017. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Tagle tells Catholics to reject killing culture

Apr 14, 2017 - 1:50 PM

On Good Friday Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says Masindak tayo at malungkot huwag po nating hayaan na ang kultura ay kumalat

Pro-Life groups participate in the Walk for Life along Roxas Boulevard from Rajah Sulayman Park to the Manila Cathedral in Manila on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Tagle to wash feet of ex-drug addicts, police

Apr 01, 2017 - 7:12 PM

Relatives of victims of extrajudicial killings will also join the annual Washing of the Feet ritual to be led by Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday

TOP PRELATE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is set to wash the feet of 12 people, including former drug addicts and policemen, during the annual 'Washing of the Feet' ritual on April 13, 2017. File photo by Eric Paul Guanlao/Archdiocese of Manila, www.rcam.org

CBCP head: Join 'Walk for Life' on February 18

Feb 07, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Let us fill our streets not with blood not with dead bodies but with prayer with courage says CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas

'WALK FOR LIFE.' Archbishop Socrates Villegas, head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, invites Catholics to join the 'Walk for Life' in Manila on February 18, 2017. Screen grab from Archbishop Villegas' video

FULL TEXT: CBCP pastoral letter on drug-related deaths

Feb 05, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Read the full text of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines pastoral letter on the drug related killings in the country

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CBCP denounces 'reign of terror' in Duterte drug war

Feb 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Let us not allow fear to reign and keep us silent Filipino Catholic bishops say in their strongest statement yet against drug related killings in the Philippines

PLENARY ASSEMBLY. CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas shakes hands with the Pope's ambassador, papal nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, at the start of the CBCP's 114th plenary assembly on January 28, 2017. Photo courtesy of CBCP News

De Lima: Expect more witnesses to drug-related killings

Sep 14, 2016 - 9:34 PM

At least 9 witnesses are expected to testify on 8 cases involving 11 victims when the justice committee chaired by Senator Leila de Lima resumes hearings on September 15

HEARINGS RESUME. Senator Leila de Lima, chairperson of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, says more witnesses have been called to testify on representative cases of drug-related extrajudicial killings on September 15, 2016. Photo from the August 22 hearing by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Aug 19, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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Philippines to UN: Duterte not committing crime

Aug 19, 2016 - 3:38 PM

When you are in New York or somewhere else 10 000 kilometers or miles away from the Philippines and then you make such judgments that s recklessness says Duterte s chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo

ANTI-DRUGS CAMPAIGN. In this file photo, President Rodrigo R. Duterte presides over the 4th Cabinet Meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacañang Palace on August 1. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Rowena Tiamson: Graduating honor student, choir member – not a drug pusher

Aug 13, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Family and friends insist that what was indicated on the cardboard found with the body of the 22 year old graduating student was a lie

MAP: Are the drug-related killings related to poverty, crime rate?

Aug 13, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Do factors like poverty and crime rate play a role in the drug related killings across regions? Rappler maps the data to see correlations

Lopez urges critics to make 'fair' judgment of war on drugs

Aug 06, 2016 - 9:46 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says those opposed to the bloody campaign should go to the person s heart – referring to President Rodrigo Duterte – and see where he s coming from before passing judgment

WAR VS DRUGS. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez weighs in on the Duterte administration's crackdown on drugs, and the rise of drug-related killings.

Why acceptance of killings is at all-time high

Jul 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

If Davao can transform Agdao and Santa Cruz into two of the safest districts of the city with Duterte many Filipinos think it can be done Hence the considerable leeway granted these executions

Global group of judges, lawyers to Duterte: Probe drug-related killings

Jul 18, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The International Commission of Jurists expresses concern over President Rodrigo Duterte s statements that appear to be encouraging extrajudicial killings of those involved in drugs