Rappler's latest stories on drugs
'Minsan habulan, eh napagod 'yung pulis, binaril na lang sa likod. Eh that's violation of human rights,' says Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno Domagoso
(UPDATED) 'I served as the Director General of the FDA for two years and 10 months with complete honesty, diligence, dedication, and loyalty,' says former Food and Drug Director General Nela Charade Puno
(UPDATED) The letter terminating FDA Director General Nela Charade Puno says the move is part of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on government corruption but does not provide details
In an upset to the Duterte administration, 3 of 4 candidates named in the narcolist win in the 2019 elections
'Normally midterms act as a check on the president. But there's nothing normal about President Rodrigo Duterte,' says the comedian
‘We will support the war on drugs in a manner that is within the bounds of the law,' says Manila mayoral bet Isko Moreno
EXCLUSIVE: Veteran anti-drug operator Eduardo 'Jojo' Acierto hides from a government that's out to get him. What drives him?
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
Hindi trabaho ng Senado na maging sunod-sunuran sa lahat ng gusto ni Pangulong Duterte at pagbigyan ang lahat ng nais niya
On the campaign trail in Mandaluyong City, senatorial bet Bong Go defends President Rodrigo Duterte's 'drug war'
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
In the past 10 years, at least 481 cocaine bricks have ended up in Philippine shores. We map where they were found.
If you respect our country’s sovereignty – and want to avoid paying more onerous Chinese loans and to resist China’s exploitation of our resources in the West Philippine Sea – vote for the opposition
Some candidates throw their support behind the ongoing campaign, while others propose different solutions to the illegal drug problem
The PNP circular and the corrective resolutions that followed show haste on the part of the Duterte administration to launch the anti-illegal drug campaign
Because of this large bounty from the Palace, the Department of Justice is no longer offering its own reward money for Eduardo Acierto and will use its funds to find the ex-cop's protectors instead
PNP chief Oscar Albayalde reacts to a paper by the Ateneo Human Rights Center which says drug war circulars of President Duterte violate the rights of suspects guaranteed in the Constitution
Senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa led the first few years of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody anti-illegal drug campaign whose campaign promise was eradicating drugs 'in 3 to 6 months'
(UPDATED) Voluntary submission in existing laws can exempt a drug suspect from criminal liability. In Duterte’s war on drugs, a surrenderer may further expose himself to prosecution, according to research done by the Ateneo Human Rights Center
The Manila Regional Trial Court issues arrest warrants against Acierto and 7 others
Bishop Pablo Virgilio David admits the Catholic Church has 'failed to educate consciences,' leading to the support of many Catholics for drug war killings
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
The trucks hold 'extremely heavy' loudspeakers, which prompted suspicion when police found the drivers lack legal papers to transport the equipment
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?
Police say Franz Sabalones was shot in the head upon leaving his car in Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City
The US Drug Enforcement Agency has been investigating the alleged conspiracy since December 2018
'Daig pa ang penitensiya,' says an old lady as she leaves the venue of a campaign rally that lasted 7 hours
Ano ang mga tanong na maaaring masagot ng mga dokumentong ito?
For every 10 drug suspects captured in 2018, only 3 have been convicted. The 7 remaining are either already acquitted or still undergoing prosecution.
Dismissed PDEA deputy chief Ismael Fajardo and resigned customs intel officer Jimmy Guban are also indicted for drug importation
DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, the ex-officio chairman of the Napolcom, will move for the removal of police powers of mayors named in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list
'The undeniable fact that thousands of ordinary citizens have been killed, and continue to be killed, during police drug operations certainly is a matter of grave public concern,’ says the High Court
There are 36 bus drivers, 17 conductors, and one dispatcher who test positive for shabu
‘The presumption of regularity in the performance of official duty stands only when no reason exists in the records by which to doubt the regularity of the performance of official duty,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
Dapat nang intindihin na ang galit natin sa kahirapan at kriminalidad ay hindi dapat ipagamit sa kanino man upang pag-awayin tayo. Sa halip, ang galit ay dapat maging dahilan ng sama-samang paghahanap ng mga solusyon.
Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde doubts the claims of the man called 'Bikoy,' saying his video seems 'self-serving' and that having a dragon tattoo doesn't prove anything
The Makati police chief says recently-arrested drug personalities named the main suspect as their source of illegal drugs
'Patay rin yan. Yan ang sigurado,' says Duterte, speaking behind a bullet-proof glass during the PDP-Laban rally in Bacolod
'Until now, my regional directors are still gathering data about Michael Yang,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino
Authorities recover 275 sachets of suspected shabu weighing 1.38 kilos
'Kung talagang walang basehan, 'yon 'yong pinakamadaling gawin,' says Otso Diretso candidate Florin Hilbay on Paolo Duterte showing his tattoo to counter allegations against him
Robredo says the once-ruling LP does not have the resources to mount what President Rodrigo Duterte tags as 'black propaganda' against his son
'Kahit bumula pa bibig mo sa galit, babalik at babalik 'yang issue na 'yan sa mukha mo,' Senator Trillanes tells President Duterte as the lawmaker denies involvement in a viral video on the alleged drug links of Paolo Duterte
'Ang mga yellows ngayon may ginawa na naman propaganda, si Polong drug [lord].…pati ako,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
'Hindi naman sila seeking public office,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that this does not mean celebrities won't get arrested for involvement in narcotics
'It appears that not much effort has been placed into identifying and arresting the assailants, based on the length of time devoted to investigating the case,' says human rights lawyer and former SC spokesman Ted Te
(UPDATED) Paolo Duterte calls the allegations in the video an 'invention' and blames a certain 'J.S.' for it
Justice Antonio Carpio, however, gets unanimous votes on 2 resolutions that compel the government to release tens of thousands of documents related to the drug war killings
Here’s a suggestion: if a candidate can’t be bothered to show up in debates and lay bare their ideas for all to see, let’s not vote for him or her
'It is only through greater transparency that we can ascertain the truth behind the circumstances leading to these killings,' says the Commission on Human Rights