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(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
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'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
‘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
'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
Ombudsman Samuel Martires also orders the dismissal of Police Staff Sergeant Gerry Geñalope and his perpetual disqualification from holding public office
'Kung ayaw 'nyo pumalakpak, bukas ipa-Tokhang ko kayo sa pulis,' says the former police chief who masterminded the controversial Oplan Tokhang
Theater 'is a viable means' to help heal the widows and orphans of drug war victims, says Father Flavie Villanueva, who created Program Paghilom for them
Because too much blood has spilled in the streets of Tondo, voters want new barangay leaders who can make positive change in their community
The call for the barangay officials' surrender and rehabilitation comes amid possible oversights in PDEA's intelligence work
Governor Al Francis Bichara wants to rid his province of the illegal drug menace
Mogato is the last to be fooled. He knows that, along with his Reuters colleagues, he is a particular target for the particular crime of putting names and faces to some of those numbers and detailing the cold, sick, subhuman instincts with which Duterte's war has been prosecuted.
'Nakita mo kung gaano siya kalapit sa mga tao. How I wish I could also be like that,' Albayalde says in his first press conference
'I don't know where [they're] coming from,' says new Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde
Director Camilo Cascolan is currently the chief of the PNP Directorate for Operations, the office behind operational plans of the 180,000-strong police force
The High Court wants answers: were anti-drug operations planned and conducted properly, and were the deaths really investigated?
'Kapag sinabi ni Presidente na huwag mo ibigay, kung ako pa ang chief PNP, hindi ko talaga ibibigay,' says outgoing Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa
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'The presumption of regularity remains with the law enforcers and unless proven otherwise in the court of law,' says the PNP in a statement relating to alleged extrajudicial killings
The Supreme Court also 'wants to know why so many deaths happened' in the Duterte administration's anti-drug campaign
Albayalde says he will not introduce a new drug war policy in the PNP as he believes the current campaign has yielded 'very good' results
(UPDATED) The Supreme Court denies the Sollicitor General's motion for reconsideration which argued that full documentation would risk national security
'It is so unfair and unjust. Marcosian ito, at bumabalik na tayo,' says human rights lawyer Edre Olalia
Rappler joins an Oplan Tokhang team to see how the project has changed
Armed with roses and safety pamphlets, policemen show their 'soft side' to MRT3 passengers to get closer to the public
The Commission on Human Rights cites the crafting of tight guidelines for the drug war, but says it is still 'premature' to commend the campaign as 'less bloody'
Petitioner Jose Manuel Diokno says the full documentation 'will go a long way in the fight against impunity and excesses by those clothed with government authority'
The PNP chief is furious at the Catholic bishops' group for criticizing cops who brought bibles and rosaries in their return to the anti-drug war
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The Palace hopes Philippine police have 'learned from their past experience' as they implement new drug war guidelines
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'Wala kaming tinatago,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa
(UPDATED) The PNP chief makes this claim even as at least one police station – in Bogo City, Cebu – reportedly brought their city to drug-free status without any deaths
The PNP releases new guidelines for Oplan Tokhang. Will these be enough to stop the blood from flowing?
'The Tokhang team shall be joined by...at least one representative from PNP [Human Rights Affairs Office] or any Human Rights Advocate,' reads one of the new Oplan Tokhang provisions
(UPDATED) 'It is required that police Tokhang teams in proper PNP uniform must be led by a Police Commissioned Officer and shall conduct operations from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday,' says the PNP PIO
The Supreme Court en banc orders the petitioners to respond to Calida's motion for reconsideration
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'What is important is the result, anong nangyari sa kampanya mo. Wala iyan sa pangalan,' says PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa
Chief Aaron Aquino says the real focus of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is on high-value targets
PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino says the term tokhang now means 'killing' for most of Filipinos
The urban poor group cites President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-poor policies and his failed promises to resolve homelessness, job insecurity, contractualization, and rising prices of basic goods
Western Visayans have a say on cops who can participate in the war on drugs
MMDA Assistant General Manager Jojo Garcia jokes that journalists who write unflattering reports about his agency should become targets of Oplan Tokhang
The new rules are expected to complement the guidelines under Oplan Double Barrel, which is being challenged before the Supreme Court
The police call it an encounter. The survivor says it was an execution. Forensic evidence says he may be right.
(UPDATED) The Senate realigns the P900-million allocation for the PNP's Oplan Double Barrel as well as the P500 million for the DILG's Masa Masid
Solicitor General Jose Calida calls their petition a destabilization plot
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'It is a return to the horrors of extrajudicial killings. It opens up the dangerous possibility of another Kian delos Santos,' says opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros