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Senator-elect Ronald dela Rosa, who is poised to chair the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs in the 18th Congress, says he would 'not be biased' since he was no longer a cop
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says the recorded 5,425 deaths in police operations in the Philippines would be a matter of concern already for any country
The tip comes from the Presidential Security Group about individuals selling shabu inside the Malacañang compound
Randy Ribay's 'Patron Saints of Nothing' tells the story of a young Fil-Am who flies to the Philippines after his cousin dies because of the campaign against illegal drugs
'This is one of the largest drug seizures in United States history,' tweets the US attorney for the Eastern District of Philadelphia
The Department of Justice has directed suspected Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and 16 others to respond to the criminal complaint filed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
If the cumulative death count to date is 5,000, that means the killings have slowed to 1,000 in the past year and a half. But does that mean the government will now allow itself to be investigated?
Senator Leila de Lima's son Vincent Joshua Bohol is among the 1,800 passers of the 2018 Bar Examinations
DOJ witness and NBI agent Jun Ablen is implicated in the drug trade by Rafael Ragos, a former accused who has turned state witness against the jailed senator
The Food and Drug Administration says the sale of drug products online places 'the lives of the general public in danger and at risk'
Another P51.8 million worth of disbursement vouchers have no receipts
The former head of the PNP Directorate for Intelligence and former Ilocos Region police chief will now help lead the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
'Kung totoo na walang human rights violations dito, bakit sasalungatin natin iyong imbestigasyon?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo accuses UN experts of 'peddling a biased and absolutely false recital of facts'
(UPDATED) Eleven independent experts say in a statement, 'The government has shown no indication that they will step up to fulfill their obligation to conduct prompt and full investigations into these cases, and to hold perpetrators accountable'
Why would former Bureau of Corrections chief Rafael Ragos follow the orders of an inmate, asks Boni Tacardon, the lawyer of Senator Leila de Lima
Mark Navarrete is arrested in buy bust along with Ruferd Gella and Juanito Amahan Jr
NutriAsia says that the Datu Puti and Silver Swan brands have always been subjected to testing since 2001
The 3 methamphetamine-producing labs are located in northwestern Sinaloa state, which a number of drug bosses use as a base, according to local police
The Food and Drug Administration says the manufacturing facilities of the vinegar brands will be inspected to verify the findings, and those found violating its standards and rules face 'regulatory action'
The drug, marketed under the brand name Kisqali, costs $12,553 for a 28-day dose, says Jamie Bennett, a spokeswoman for Novartis, which marketed and funded research
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino says the filing of charges 'will serve as a warning to those individuals, especially to government employees, who extend assistance in drug trafficking'
Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 79 Judge Nadine Jessica Corazon Fama also orders Reynaldo Parojinog Jr to pay a P500,000-fine
EXCLUSIVE: Documents show PDEA and BOC failed to flag a drug-packed January 2019 shipment. They put it up for auction in April, then found illegal drugs in it after 'raiding' its buyer in May.
Blacklisted Chinese man Zhijian Xu, also known as Jacky Co, escapes through NAIA, baffling police chief-turned-senator Panfilo Lacson
As part of measures to ensure the Philippines remains free of African swine fever, pork products from countries hit by the disease will be pulled off the shelves
The haul adds to P2.8 billion worth of cocaine fished out of Philippine waters since 2009
'Once you start limiting what people can say in a song, what’s to stop anybody from limiting (how they) express themselves in other ways,' Valenciano says
But the former police general stands by his earlier call. 'Freedom of expression is limited. It's not absolute,' he says.
'It is urgent to investigate this apparent shift of focus to Central Luzon and to assess the strategy pursued by the administration’s drug war'
'It is not PDEA’s job to be a music critic,' says the Concerned Artists of the Philippines
PDEA chief Aaron Aquino believes the shabu came from Cambodia, and is managed by the notorious Golden Triangle drug syndicate
'This is a brazen use of power, and an affront to our right to think, write, create, and talk freely about the state of the nation'
The Anti-Money Laundering Council finds 161,650 suspicious transactions totaling P17.9 trillion from 2013 to 2017. The amount was used to fund crimes like illegal drugs, human trafficking, and terrorism.
San Fernando's dead politicians are just some of the elected government officials killed since Duterte declared his war on illegal drugs, a battle also waged on Facebook
Cops arrested a certain businessman named Domingo Uy Jr as the suspected owner of the illegal 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