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Malaysia-based Lawyers for Liberty alleges Singapore prison officers had been instructed to manually break the necks of prisoners if the rope used to hang them broke during executions
At least 100 vapes are confiscated in Cebu alone. No arrests are made in the crackdown on electronic cigarettes and other smoking devices.
Is vaping allowed in designated smoking areas? The President's foot soldiers are piecing policy puzzles as they go.
With Executive Order 95, the Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary replaces the Department of Science and Technology Secretary as a co-chair of the committee
Charles Rhines, 63, is put to death by lethal injection soon after the Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch appeal by his lawyers claiming that his trial was tainted
Police secure search warrants in the raids in Bacolod City, and Paco and Tondo in Manila from QC RTC Branch 89 Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert
The Philippines' biggest business groups say that the sooner Ferdinand Marcos Jr's protest is resolved, the sooner policymakers can move on to more important matters
Police say the woman was found with a garbage bag on her head, her hands tied behind her back
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo was Antonio Sanchez's lawyer in the 1993 UPLB rape-slay case
Agnes Callamard is a United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Special rapporteurs are independent experts who do not speak for the UN but report their findings to it.
The funds for the 4th tranche of salary adjustment for government personnel will be sourced from any available appropriations under the 2018 budget
To address the Metro Manila water crisis, a draft executive order places the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) under the Office of the President
Cox makes his announcement in on his Facebook page, saying he was leaving 'with great sadness' after 13 years.
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
The SWS survey says 78% Filipinos are worried that they, or someone they know, will be a victim of extrajudicial killings
Billie Wayne Coble was convicted for the 1989 murders of 3 people – the parents and brother of his estranged wife, who had asked for a divorce
Trump tweets: 'When the term Executive Time is used, I am generally working, not relaxing. In fact, I probably work more hours than almost any past President.'
Previously, President Rodrigo Duterte had issued an executive order limiting the use of fireworks to community displays
Japan is one of the few developed nations to retain the death penalty, and public support for it remains high despite international criticism
Here are the former military and police generals appointed by President Duterte to key posts in government
With 2018 ending, Duterte's Cabinet is now one-third former military and police men. He has turned to ex-generals to 'fix' Boracay and soldiers to overhaul the Bureau of Customs.
High, soaring, elevated, skyrocketing. We're running out of synonyms to describe inflation in 2018.
Congress is set to hold a joint session on Wednesday, December 12, to vote on the President's request
Former president Benigno Aquino III relied heavily on the United States, while President Duterte swung hard toward China. Is there a middle ground?
The lone presence of the Chinese flag during the welcome ceremony and review of the guards by the 2 presidents is unlike any other state visit
The strategy is to be implemented by government agencies from 2018 to 2022
The bulk of foreign direct investments and project loans still comes from traditional trade partners like Japan and the United States, and not from China
In the weeks leading to a framework agreement on joint exploration with China, President Rodrigo Duterte emphasizes the Philippines' need for oil
EXCLUSIVE: The two contracts obtained by Rappler acknowledge that the Chinese citizen 'is aware of the sensitivity of the information he may have access to'
A new executive order revamps the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, reverting it to its old name, Cabinet Secretariat, and taking away its supervision of 8 agencies
The survey is to be conducted every 3 years, according to an executive order that also institutionalizes the Philippine Anti-illegal Drugs Strategy
The former Customs chief is, however, 'promoted' amid the biggest drug smuggling controversy to hit the Duterte administration
The task force is expected to closely coordinate with jailed Senator Leila de Lima to assist her in handling her legal, legislative, and other work-related concerns
(UPDATED) By cracking down on foreign missionaries like Sister Patricia Fox, is President Rodrigo Duterte doing a Ferdinand Marcos?
Even for veterans in the human rights movement, the last two years have been the worst
President Duterte holds a one-and-a-half-hour tête-à-tête with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, and rants against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
The immediate implication is that the ball is now in the court of the Makati Regional Trial Courts
We trace the events and statements surrounding Proclamation No. 572, which has gripped the nation for the past week
What are the real consequences when a president makes light of rape? A gender studies expert explains.
On Friday, September 7, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with international human rights lawyer Ruben Carranza to talk about the prospects of the possible case against President Duterte before the International Criminal Court
The Philippine President's trip to Israel generate controversial headlines despite the delegation's efforts to draw attention to the positive aspects of Philippine-Israel relations
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen warns against the possibility of the High Court turning into a judicial dictator
President Duterte is angry over the draft contract on the NayonLanding casino resort. Was he aware of final contract details when he moved to scrap the project?
With his new position, Ong becomes the right-hand man of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea
What's the process for a President to resign? Can President Rodrigo Duterte choose his successor? Here's what the Constitution and a law professor say.
The Duterte administration lauds improving relations with China. Critics regret the government's inordinately forgiving foreign policy.
The public so far relies only on the word of President Rodrigo Duterte and his spokesmen as to the real state of his health
Rappler's Marites Vitug talks to Romel Bagares, lead counsel of the Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court, on the repercussions of withdrawing from the ICC and how it can be opposed
How does President Rodrigo Duterte define a crisis? How does he handle one? Political science experts analyze how Duterte responds to major controversies.