How far Duterte has actually gone with his authoritarianism gives us some sense of his pace and where he might be taking us. And it's decidedly a fast and determined pace, made possible by a coopted legislature and an agreeable majority of the Supreme Court.
'I am just a mere point of light in the dark. But I believe and hope that even small acts that we do will add to the collective efforts to awaken the conscience of the nation,' says Fr Amado 'Picx' Picardal, as he goes on a 16-day 'Bike for Life and Peace' around Northern Mindanao
Low conviction rates and long trial times make justice difficult to achieve and impunity rampant in the country, lawyers at the Rise, Resist, Unite against Tokhang and Tyranny forum say
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein also warns that the 'authoritarian approach to governance' of President Rodrigo Duterte can do irreparable damage to efforts to strengthen rule of law in the country
'You cannot acquire jurisdiction over me, not in a million years,' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
PO2 Omar Malinao is in the custody of the Manila Police District Homicide section, but the MPD spokesperson says he is not yet a suspect
Thirteen-year-old Aldrin Pineda was supposed to graduate from grade school in April
(UPDATED) Seeking the President's nod before sharing drug war documents is not new in the PNP under Director General Ronald dela Rosa
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the Philippine government will extend the invitation to UN expert Agnes Callamard if she ever visits the Philippines as a tourist
The Commission on Human Rights says the Philippines is a signatory to various international treaties that require the country to be open to investigations in relation to alleged human rights abuses
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte brands any investigation into his drug war as interference
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who is also President Rodrigo Duterte's adviser on human rights, says the Philippine government will 'definitely not' agree to an investigation by Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard
President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration have no control over the International Criminal Court, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says
At the Walk for Life, Cardinal Tagle blasts a 'throwaway culture' that discards people who no longer prove useful
Paalala ni Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle sa mga Pilipino, ang buhay ay isang regalo
You cannot kill or jail an idea. By persecuting the messenger, you strengthen it.
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Senator Manny Pacquiao question the claims of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as they defend President Rodrigo Duterte
Jude Sabio, who describes himself as penniless and on the run, says he had received death threats from Duterte supporters on social media after filing a petition with the Hague-based International Criminal Court in April last year
The Presidential Spokesman changes his tune on at least 3 issues he championed as private lawyer – the West Philippine Sea, extrajudicial killings, and press freedom
President Rodrigo Duterte says it is unavoidable that the helicopters – supposedly meant for humanitarian and disaster relief missions – would be used 'against the rebels and terrorists'
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'Magkakaron tayo ng policy: No anti-drug operations without body-worn camera na naka-on,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa
'When available, the use of [a] body camera and other gadgets to record all anti-illegal drugs operations is encouraged,' says the Philippine National Police
'Alam mo na ang pag-disclose ng mga pangalan, hindi lang ma-e-endanger ang buhay mo, kundi pati pamilya mo,' PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says of cops who joined drug war operations
'The administration [of President Rodrigo Duterte] has widened its war on drugs to include critics and political foes,' the New York-based human rights organization says
Ipinaliwanag ng Quiapo Church rector ang mga programa ng simbahan para sa drug rehabilitation at pagtulong sa mga pamilya ng EJK victims
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But UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard has a 'distinguished' career in human rights and humanitarian work across the globe
United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard defends fellow experts Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Cecilia Jimenez-Damary
Rappler revisits the homes of some of the slain teens and reconnects with the people they left behind
The Duterte administration has long been accused of either being behind the killings links to the drug war or being passive in stamping it out
Rappler compiles 12 best images of the Philippine Catholic Church that prayed, marched, and fought for the value of life this year
Official data shows that 3,993 people were killed in police operations, yet the Duterte administration refuses to tag them as extrajudicial killings. Human rights organizations say the world will not be fooled.
'He offered his life not only as a priest but also as a comrade. He was a comrade for others – a hero, a martyr,' says San Jose City Bishop Roberto Mallari of slain activist priest Marcelito 'Tito' Paez
The Presidential Spokesman calls out the senator and CHR chairman for insisting there are extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration when they supported a definition of EJK victims that excludes drug suspects
The holidays turn somber for those whose loved ones died in extrajudicial killings linked to the Duterte administration's war on drugs
Funeral homes that wish to extend services in cases that involve killings need to be accredited by the Philippine National Police. Sometimes being 'favored' carries extra costs.
Livelihood, educational assistance for children and nutritional feeding are the next program of the Diocese of Novaliches for the families.
President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has left thousands of casualties in its wake. But families of victims can barely afford to bury their dead because of high funeral costs.
The 'Andurog sa Derechos' is a multisectoral coalition of government agencies, civil society groups, and faith-based organizations in the Bicol region
(UPDATED) Senator Leila de Lima says addressing human right violations does not only rest on governments as 'we, the people ourselves, have to act – act with urgency and in solidarity with each other'
'Stop the killings,' reads the cardboard message placed on top of the crucifix at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, also known as Baclaran Church
Gadon says he's considering running for the Senate again in 2019 because ‘a lot of people are pushing me’
‘We want to go back to our peaceful and happy life. We are appealing to our authorities to do something to stop these killings.’
The President also warns drug personalities, 'No human rights office will protect you'
Barug Katungod Mindanao and Karapatan stage a rally in front of the Department of National Defense to protest against Martial Law in Mindanao
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno questions the regularity of police raids during ungodly hours
Solicitor General Jose Calida also says Philippine police can't arrest big time drug lords who are in China
Nobel Peace Prize winning organization Physicians for Human Rights concludes that Efren Morillo’s account 'was consistent with the available evidence'