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CHR urges gov't to reconsider, accept UN call to probe killings

Sep 24, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The Commission on Human Rights calls on the Duterte administration to show it is 'serious in making progress for human rights'

PH rejects calls by UN member-states for probe into EJKs

Sep 23, 2017 - 10:33 PM

The Philippine delegation insists that deaths from police operations 'are not EJKs'

HUMAN RIGHTS REVIEW. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) air a live webcast from Geneva, Switzerland of the 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Philippines at the CHR Central Office in Quezon City on September 22, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bacolod diocese to ring church bells for 40 days

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:18 AM

Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon says the ringing of church bells is a 'revival of a century-old practice for the departed. Now it becomes even more meaningful, in the context of extrajudicial killings.'

PRAYER RALLY. The Diocese of Bacolod led by Bishop Patricio Buzon holds prayer rally Thursday night, September 21, at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City to mark the 45th anniversary of martial law. All photos by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Through 'Ka Pepe,' Sereno reflects on human rights in PH

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno raises the challenges confronting human rights today, as a monument of the late Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno is unveiled on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law

REMEMBERING KA PEPE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Vice President Leni Robredo, CHR Chairman Chito Gascon, and former president Benigno Aquino III lead the unveiling of the Jose Diokno monument inside the CHR compound. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

'Euphoric,' nun says as Filipinos speak up vs tyranny

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:02 PM

'Nakakataba ng puso 'yon kasi hindi na sila tahimik,' Sister Mary John Mananzan says as thousands stage rallies against the Duterte administration's abuses

'EUPHORIC' DAY. Sister Mary John Mananzan says on September 21, 2017, that it fills her heart that people now have the courage to speak against the Duterte administration's abuses. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

FEU takes a stand, holds classes on Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2017 - 5:50 PM

(UPDATED) Though not covered by the President's order to public schools not to hold classes, FEU declares it is holding classes. 'To safeguard our rights and freedoms, today we have to take a stand', FEU President Michael Alba says.

'Killing of conscience' worse than killing of addicts – Bishop David

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:15 PM

'Dapat tayong mabahala kapag sumasama ang ugali ng Pilipino,' Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says on Rappler Talk

'KILLING OF CONSCIENCE.' Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David warns in a Rappler Talk interview against the 'killing of conscience' as many Filipinos condone the killing of drug addicts in predominantly Catholic Philippines. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Bishop Ambo David on killings and 'death of conscience'

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Rappler talks to Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David about the drug war killings and his fears of a 'death of conscience' in predominantly Catholic Philippines

The LP question: How to be 'non-traditional' opposition

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:59 PM

'You can’t always oppose everything. You have to choose which are the ones that are going against the core interests of the party,' says the Liberal Party's vice president for external affairs

NON-TRADITIONAL OPPOSITION? 'Tindig Pilipinas' a cause-oriented group composed of groups politicians from the opposition is launched on September 18, 2017 at Club Filipino in San Juan. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Gascon urges Duterte to view CHR as part of 'check and balance system'

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon also hopes President Rodrigo Duterte will choose to withdraw his latest insults 'in order to have a common civic space'

Caloocan Bishop Pablo David: Shepherd of his slaughtered sheep

Sep 17, 2017 - 9:02 AM

The Jesuit-trained bishop is an intellectual heavyweight who puts his boots on – sometimes literally – to defend the rights of the poor

PROTECTING WITNESSES. Caloocan Bishop Pablo David in a press conference on September 14, 2017, shows a document executed by the father of one of the witnesses to 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos' death. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Double murder complaint vs cops, taxi driver in Carl Arnaiz, Kulot killings

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:47 PM

UPDATED The Public Attorney s Office assist the families of Carl Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman in filing the complaint before the Department of Justice

COMPLAINT FILED. Parents of Carl Angelo Arnaiz take their oath as they file a double murder case against two Caloocan policemen and taxi driver Tomas Bagcal before the Department of Justice on September 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion protests EJKs, CHR budget cut in halftime show

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:27 PM

Many members of the Ateneo academic community condemn the killings through various forms of protests

STOP THE KILLINGS. Members of the Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion protest against extrajudicial killings at the UAAP Season 80 Men's Basketball game against University of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of @_tapsilog   STOP THE KILLINGS. The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion protests against extrajudicial killings at the UAAP Season 80 Men's Basketball game against University of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of @_tapsilog  STOP THE KILLINGS. The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion staged a protest against extrajudicial killings at the UAAP Season 80 Men's Basketball game against University of the Philippines. Photo from @_tapsilog

Christian churches on drug war: 'Stop the slaughter!'

Sep 13, 2017 - 4:40 PM

While we reiterate our support [for] the campaign against illegal drug use we are appalled at the way such war on drugs is being conducted says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines

'STOP KILLINGS.' Protesters light candles outside Camp Crame to oppose drug-related killings under the Duterte administration. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Reynaldo 'Kulot' de Guzman finally buried

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:12 AM

UPDATED The burial pushes through despite claims by the PNP that a test they conducted showed that the DNA of the boy found floating in a creek with 30 stab wounds did not match that of his parents

CBCP sets 40 days of prayer for drug war, Marawi victims

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Let the healing begin the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says as thousands are killed in the drug war and hundreds die in the Marawi clashes

NO TO KILLINGS. Nuns join a procession, candle-lighting, and prayer activity on August 29, 2017, against drug war killings and the attacks against the Moros and Lumads in Mindanao. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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Sep 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

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CBCP: 'In the name of God, stop the killings!'

Sep 12, 2017 - 3:35 PM

In its strongest statement against drug related killings the CBCP calls for a stop to the reign of terror and the systemic murders of children and the poor

CBCP STATEMENT. On behalf of the Philippines' Catholic bishops, CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas calls for a stop to the 'systemic murders' of the children and the poor. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Police rule out robbery in killing of Grade 12 boy from Baguio

Sep 11, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Vaughn Carl Dicang was last seen on September 1 His body was found several days later at a creek near the Baguio Circumferential Road in Bakakeng Norte

KILLED. The body of 17-year-old Vaughn Dicang was found in a creek last September 7, 2017. Photo from Dicang's family

Duterte gov't behind killing of teens? 'Kalokohan,' says Alvarez

Sep 11, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez instead points to drug lords or political enemies as those possibly behind the deaths of teenagers linked to the drug war

Incoming House speaker Davao Del Norte representative Pantaleon Alvarez meets with some members of their party during a short meeting in Makati City on July 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Caloocan Bishop David addresses PNP on drug war

Sep 11, 2017 - 12:00 AM

I am not a simplistic person I will never blame the mistake of a few police officers on the whole institution says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

LEADING PRELATE. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Philippines needs a police force with integrity. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Taxi driver claims Arnaiz was robber, but killing seems 'scripted'

Sep 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM

UPDATED Ang nangyari kasi sa police – yung pagkapatay nung prinesent kong hold upper is parang stage play o scripted yung pagkapatay says taxi driver Tomas Bagcal who also says he now fears for his safety

Tomas Bagcal, the driver of the alleged taxi held-up by one Carl Angelo Arnaiz on the early hours of Aug. 18. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Negros Catholic leaders hit double standard in drug war

Sep 09, 2017 - 6:24 PM

The 4 dioceses in Negros Island say the Duterte administration s war on drugs is based on a shortsighted and superficial understanding of the problem

CRIME SCENE. Neighbors of teenager Kian delos Santos put candles and flowers in the spot where he was killed by Caloocan police. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cabanatuan bishop: Indifference to killings means consent

Sep 09, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Stand firm against killings says the bishop of the city where 14 year old Reynaldo de Guzman also known as Kulot was found dead in a creek

DEAD SON. Weary, the parents of Reynaldo de Guzman – Lina and Eduardo – rest their heads as they wait for their son to be brought back home. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

[Newspoint] The general lets a round tear fall

Sep 09, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Dela Rosa – and also the public attorney, Persida Acosta, who shared his sentiments with similar moistness – may have been genuinely, deeply hurt, but their reaction seems to me just too self-centered, too insensitive, too disproportionate for tears

Cayetano on public safety: PH 'far from Singapore'

Sep 08, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano denies that he once said the Philippines seems as safe as Singapore because of the Duterte administration

'SAFER' PHILIPPINES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says on September 8, 2017, that the Philippines is 'a little bit safer' now, 'but still far from being Singapore or Japan.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate asked to probe 'gruesome' killings of teenagers

Sep 08, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The call comes after the public outrage on the deaths of 17 year old Kian Loyd Delos Santos 19 year old Carl Angelo Arnaiz and 14 year old Reynaldo de Guzman at the hands of policemen

Protesters, neighbors, and friends of Kian Loyd Delos Santos light candles to express their call for justice on the death of the slain kid. Photo by Eloisa Lopez

19 cases of drug war deaths filed in court – DOJ

Sep 08, 2017 - 12:17 PM

DOJ releases the data amid calls by lawmakers to show proof of how the government is investigating and prosecuting alleged summary killings

DRUG WAR DEATHS. 3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre orders NBI to find cab driver in Carl Arnaiz case

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation is instructed to piece together facts surrounding the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Robredo on killings: 'Hindi ganito ang Pilipino'

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Hindi natin maaaring palagpasin ito Kailangang huminto ang walang pakundangang patayan says Vice President Leni Robredo

CONDEMNATION. Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that killings in the Philippines must stop. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Parents of slain teen Reynaldo de Guzman have no more tears

Sep 07, 2017 - 10:52 AM

Lina and Eddie de Guzman are finally reunited with their son but they have more questions than answers over Reynaldo s death

DRAINED. Eddie de Guzman rests as he and his wife, Lina, wait to bring home their son's remains. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

NBI, CHR perform autopsy on 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:48 AM

Dr Carlomagno Yalung of the NBI says that the overlapping wounds on Reynaldo de Guzman s body has made it difficult for their team to confirm how many times the teenager was stabbed

INVESTIGATION. National Bureau of Investigation medico-legal Dr Carlomagno Yalung talks to Eduardo de Guzman, the victim's father, after performing an autopsy on his son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

NBI to probe Reynaldo de Guzman killing

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation will look into the death of 14 year old Reynaldo de Guzman who was with 19 year old Carl Arnaiz the night they went missing

Makabayan lawmakers slam lack of data on extrajudicial killings

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:22 PM

DOJ’s extrajudicial killing committee records zero incidence in 2016

BUDGET HEARING. DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II attends the Senate Budget hearing on August 31, 2017 as data on drug war-related killings are consistently raised in both chambers of Congress. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Duterte says he won't condone killing of young Filipinos

Sep 06, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The President promises an impartial investigation into the death of Carl Arnaiz the second teenager whose death has sparked public outrage

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in an interview on the sidelines of the 55th Anniversary celebration of Metrobank at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig City on September 5, 2017, reiterates his stance on the country's shift from a unitary form of government to federal citing that it has long been the clamor of Visayas and Mindanao. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Missing teen last seen with Carl Arnaiz found dead with 30 stab wounds

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:14 PM

UPDATED Grade 5 student Reynaldo de Guzman is found in Gapan Nueva Ecija over 100 kilometers from where he was last spotted

WAR ON DRUGS. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Robredo calls on PNP to prove killing not a state policy

Sep 06, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says people will continue asking questions if more and more drug suspects are killed in police operations

Photos by Rappler

Youth and human rights groups, netizens condemn Carl Arnaiz slay

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Youth groups human rights organizations and netizens demand transparent investigation and justice for the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

CALL FOR JUSTICE. Youth organizations, human rights groups, and netizens, cry for justice for the death of former UP student Carl Arnaiz

Makabayan bloc: Probe killing of Carl Angelo Arnaiz

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:02 PM

This is the progressive bloc s third House resolution calling for an investigation into killings in the drug war

JUSTICE FOR CARL. Arnaiz' mother and sister file a case against Caloocan police over the killing of the 19-year-old. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Sleepless mother looks for son last seen with Carl Arnaiz

Sep 05, 2017 - 10:18 AM

Hindi ko na alam kung saan pa ako maghahanap says Lina who hopes to find 14 year old son Reynaldo de Guzman alive

PNP internal probe finds 3 irregularities in raid that killed Kian

Sep 05, 2017 - 8:57 AM

PNP Internal Affairs Service chief says they are ready to file administrative cases against erring cops behind the killing of Kian delos Santos

IRREGULAR. PNP-IAS chief Alfegar Triambulo sits beside PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa at the Senate hearing probing into Delos Santos' case. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on the death of Kian delos Santos

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:06 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Cardinal Tagle slams 'false gods' creating 'false worlds'

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:34 PM

Cardinal Tagle s warning – about the threat to the Filipino culture of caring – comes at a time of rampant killings to create a drug free Philippines

'CULTURE OF CARING.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says the Filipino 'culture of caring' is threatened by false gods who create false worlds. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aguirre hits 7,000 drug war death figure, but uses it anyway

Sep 01, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Your honor more or less this is a correct figure says Aguirre of Rappler s number of deaths related to the drug war which he earlier criticized

DRUG WAR NUMBERS. DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II confers with his officials during the budget hearing conducted vy the Senate Committee on Finance on August 31, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

NBI: Cops murdered Kian delos Santos, planted evidence

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation says it is very evident that Caloocan City policemen intended to kill the 17 year old boy

FACING COMPLAINT. Caloocan policemen PO1 Jeremias Pereda, PO1 Jerwin Cruz and PO3 Arnel Oares, facing murder, torture and planting of evidence complaints, attend the Senate hearing on Kian delos Santos' case on August 24, 2017.€‹ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Callamard says PH visit 'not vehicle for entertainment'

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:39 PM

UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says a proposed visit to the Philippines at the invitation of government should neither be used for theatrics or politicking

UN RAPPORTEUR. Agnes Callamard, the UN's special rapporteur on summary or arbitrary executions, refuses conditions set by the Philippine government for a probe into President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

More bishops call for tolling of bells vs drug war killings

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The bishops of Cagayan de Oro Cubao Bacolod and San Jose in Nueva Ecija ask churches to toll their bells against drug related killings in the Philippines

YOUNG VICTIM. Bishop Pablo David blesses the remains of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos, an alleged frame-up victim in the government's drug war, at his funeral Mass. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Ombudsman starts own probe into Kian delos Santos' death

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says they have concurrent jurisdiction over the case and they have already sent out subpoenas for their fact finding investigation

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales during budget hearing at the House of Representatives on August 23, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa to PNP: Prove there are more good cops than bad ones

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa tells cops that the entire nation is looking at their every move

MORE GOOD COPS. Dela Rosa faces media at the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Rappler file photo

Civil libertarians launch Movement vs Duterte’s ‘acts of tyranny’

Aug 28, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Movement Against Tyranny MAT leaders urge the public to speak out and act against extrajudicial killings and other acts of tyranny under the Duterte administration

GATHERING OF THE STORM. Leaders of militant groups, churches, academic institutions, media, and other sectors launch the anti-Duterte Movement Against Tyranny (MAD) on August 28 in Quezon City. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler