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Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, known as 'El Menchito,' is extradited into US territory to face charges of conspiracy to smuggle drugs
Randy Ribay's book – set in the backdrop of President Rodrigo Duterte's 'war on drugs' – is among the 20 novels from around the world vying for the prestigious literary award
According to Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa, the cop was recently shot dead
How did drug war poster boy Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido end up in President Rodrigo Duterte's own drug list?
We must read this because it is written for us. We, too, must rescue ourselves from our stony indifference.
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Police Lieutenant Colonel Espenido 'continues to enjoy the trust and confidence of the President'
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año confirms Rappler's report that drug war poster boy Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido is on President Rodrigo Duterte's own drug list
Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa gives cops on the Duterte drug list the chance to retire early before being investigated for administrative and criminal cases
Police arrested one suspect in the shooting, and are hunting the other 2
One of President Rodrigo Duterte's most lauded cops is on his own drug list
Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa says they will not publish the names of the police on the drug list, stressing that they are innocent until proven guilty
This is a fabricated, rehashed claim that first surfaced in 2017
Bulacan police conduct multiple anti-drug operations from February 3 to February 9
This comes after he was ordered relieved by the PNP national headquarters effective February 5
Next time, the controversial cop says, he will not fail
Batang May K!, a collaboration between PhilRights and Makô, hopes to make children understand better the importance of human rights amid violations under President Rodrigo Duterte
PhilRights executive director Nymia Simbulan says the lack of state accountability reflects 'how the government values and looks at human rights and human lives'
The evangelical pastor, now one of the House of Representatives' deputy speakers, says 'scalawag' policemen are behind the drug killings
The National Bureau of Investigation says the illegal drugs were supposedly supplied by a Bilibid inmate
Enumerating her office's achievements, Vice President Leni Robredo urges journalists to help her fight authoritarianism
Amnesty International says that 'families were unable to obtain justice for their loved ones, due to enormous obstacles to filing cases against perpetrators, including fear of retaliation'
The rapper walks out of jail months after being arrested with 4 others in a buy-bust operation in September 2019
The Laoag police say Andrew Ventura was Number 3 in their most wanted list for another offense – running away with a motorcycle
The suspected shabu was hidden in 20 individual teabags, which weighed around 20 kilos overall and were placed inside a gray luggage bag
A near majority of Filipinos agree that the removal Vice President Leni Robredo as ICAD co-chief 'is an admission by the administration that its [drug] war is failing,' says the Social Weather Stations
'The need for international mechanisms to provide accountability is as great as ever,' says Human Rights Watch Deputy Asia Director Phil Robertson
(UPDATED) The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) says a withdrawal of communication is not even allowed under the Rome Statute
(UPDATED) Majority of respondents in the December 2019 survey agree with the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution calling for actions against extrajudicial killings related to President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-illegal drug campaign
For too long Duterte’s war on drugs has hidden behind a veil of fear, lies, and misconceptions. It’s high time for facts and statistics to pierce that veil.
'Hindi namin imbento iyong data. Iyong data, galing sa kanila,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, after law enforcement agencies claimed she got her drug war numbers wrong
Don't U2 fans who support the drug war know that many of U2’s socio-political songs espouse empathy, mercy, and compassion?
The Philippine National Police says Vice President Leni Robredo's computations are 'not even mathematically acceptable.' A statistician says otherwise.
President Rodrigo Duterte refuses to consider Vice President Leni Robredo's suggestions, saying she has no authority to lecture him
The Rise Up for Life and for Rights network says the Duterte government must pay its 'bloody debt'
From scrapping tokhang to giving more powers to the AMLC to go after drug lords, Vice President Leni Robredo publicizes her drug war recommendations
'She has dismissed and ignored all of our government's accomplishments and efforts for the past 3 years,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the Duterte administration will only listen to recommendations of experts who have been involved in the anti-illegal drug campaign 'from the very beginning'
'War versus drugs fails only when you stop fighting. It's a constant battle vs drug dealers, drug dependents, corrupt officials, and cerebrally-challenged critics,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
Vice President Leni Robredo says having the PDEA director general chair the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs is one of the ‘failures’ in the drug war
Vice President Leni Robredo gives the Duterte administration a dismal score in the fight against drugs, saying it was only able to seize 1% of the shabu supply in the Philippines
The lists will be for the exclusive access of regional and national anti-drug units, as the identified suspects are considered high-profile targets
She also says she would not release her full list until the US State Department comes up with its own, so as not to preempt the agency
(UPDATED) Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts is the author of the resolution which condemns Senator Leila de Lima's detention and denounces human rights offenders in extrajudicial killings as well as media harassment in the country
Senator Leila de Lima and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra may not meet eye to eye, but they understand each other and what their jobs mean
The suspect, Michael Balingit, is among the high-value targets in the campaign against illegal drugs in Angeles City
Vice President Leni Robredo describes her 18-day stint as co-chief of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs
Detained Senator Leila de Lima says she is 'raring to work' as an opposition senator lawmaker and also spend more time with her family
The samples contain 11.4% to 18.2% methanol, a toxic amount of the substance
The Chinese, identified as Zhang Yun Quan, is arrested in a buy-bust operation outside a rented house in Barangay Sienna, Quezon City