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SC justices express outrage over killing of Butuan judge

Aug 06, 2017 - 11:17 AM

UPDATED Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III calls the attack an insult to the Philippine National Police and calls for the immediate arrest of the killers

OUTRAGE. Supreme Court justices issue a statement expressing outrage over the killing of a Butuan City regional trial court judge

Callamard: I'm waiting for PH to lift conditions of official visit

May 06, 2017 - 12:58 PM

The Philippine government had earlier imposed 3 conditions for the Special Rapporteur s visit to the country

PH VISIT. UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard delivers a keynote message during the Drug Issues, Different Perspective: A Policy Forum at the UP campus on May 5, 2017. Rappler screengrab

Callamard says PH drug board presentation gave her 'hope'

May 06, 2017 - 12:04 PM

The UN expert also dismisses criticism over her presence in the country I m used to it she tells media

PH VISIT. UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard attends a drug policy forum in Manila on May 5, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Palace 'disappointed' with visit of UN Special Rapporteur

May 05, 2017 - 11:37 AM

UPDATED UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard by supposedly not informing the Philippine government about her visit shows she won t be objective in probing summary killings says the Palace

IN THE PHILIPPINES. UN Special Rapporteur on summary executions Agnes Callamard is in the Philippines for an 'academic visit.' Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

LOOK: UN expert Agnes Callamard in PH

May 04, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Callamard is seen at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Commission on Human Rights on Thursday May 4

IN TOWN. UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard (L) during the 30th anniversary event of the Commission on Human Rights. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Human Rights Watch urges PH gov't to release 'secret jail' detainees

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:49 AM

These detainees have been wrongfully held and should be freed with adequate protections against police reprisal says the international watchdog

'SECRET JAIL.' The Human Rights Watch urges the Philippine government to immediately release detainees found in a 'secret jail' in Police Station 1 in Tondo, Manila. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

CHR team finds detainees in 'secret' police cell

Apr 27, 2017 - 9:31 PM

UPDATED The secret cell is found hidden behind a bookshelf in Police Station 1 Tondo Manila

Lawyers' group asks SC to issue new rules for EJKs

Apr 27, 2017 - 11:11 AM

An extrajudicial killing is an outright breach of law And regardless of the fact that the suspect may have fought the police it is not for the police to write off the crime and proclaim that the killing was justified CenterLaw tells the Supreme Court

DRUG WAR. 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

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Apr 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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The day Duterte faced the Commission on Human Rights

Mar 30, 2017 - 11:17 AM

(UPDATED) In 2009, then mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte denied the existence of the Davao Death Squad during a public hearing, but admitted there were 'unexplained, unresolved' killings

Duterte: 'Vigilantes real, they got it from me'

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:51 PM

The President warns drug personalities: Maniwala kayo marami pang susunod sa akin hihiritan talaga kayo

A PRESIDENT'S THREAT. President Rodrigo Duterte says he may have inspired vigilante groups. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Alvarez: ‘Shoot to kill’ criminals caught in the act

Feb 01, 2017 - 5:06 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez makes the statement a day after Amnesty International reports that cops are paid to kill in the government s drug war

SHOOT TO KILL? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez once again defends the death penalty bill, a measure he co-authored. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

The year of getting things right

Dec 27, 2016 - 4:46 PM

2016 was the year of saying what we don’t like about each other 2017 must be the year of debating our vision for the future

#AnimatED: 2016, a year of sorrows and fear

Dec 26, 2016 - 8:25 AM

Fear weakens our reasoning and leads us to cocoons of silence Rather than take a stand and let our voices be heard we retreat

Epicenters of fatalities in drug war: Metro Manila, Cebu top list

Dec 19, 2016 - 4:54 PM

There are troubling reports that policemen are involved in these killings The PNP needs to shore up its reputation by more vigorously investigating these allegations

Duterte: Want killings to stop? Drug suspects must end trade

Dec 12, 2016 - 8:50 PM

Stop it and there will be a peaceful New Year and Christmas says the Philippine President

BLOODY HOLIDAY SEASON? President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates that his campaign against illegal drugs and corruption will continue to gain momentum during a speech in Malacañang on December 12, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

PH gov't to study conditions set by UN rapporteur for PH visit

Nov 23, 2016 - 7:40 PM

An inter agency body will deliberate on how to respond to the letter of UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says the Palace

Lawmaker: Declare Nov 23 nat’l commemoration day for EJK victims

Nov 23, 2016 - 2:52 PM

If passed into law HB 4502 will direct DepEd CHED and PCOO to organize consciousness raising activities on the freedom of the press and the elimination of all forms of violence or impunity

END IMPUNITY. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque is joined by widows of the some of the Maguindanao massacre victims on November 23. Photo from Roque's office

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Oct 12, 2016 - 8:16 PM

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PH sends formal invitation to UN to probe drug killings

Oct 12, 2016 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED Malacañang sends a letter of invitation to UN special rapporteur on summary executions Agnes Callamard

War on drugs. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

Confronting extrajudicial killings under Duterte

Sep 19, 2016 - 1:20 PM

If we are to stop the killings the first challenge is for the public to denounce it Public opposition or better yet outrage is needed for the government to change its policy

STOP THE KILLINGS. Protesters in Manila

Justice dep't eyes new office focused on EJK cases

Aug 31, 2016 - 8:56 PM

The Department of Justice gets a P2 051 billion boost in its proposed budget for 2017

SOLVING EJKs. A dead body with a sign board lays on the road in Tondo, Manila on July 28. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Summary killings under Duterte admin 'unprecedented' – CHR

Aug 24, 2016 - 6:54 PM

As a result the Commission on Human Rights is unable to respond to every single case We are at less than 20 now investigating 170 cases says Chairperson Jose Luis Martin Gascon

SUMMARY KILLINGS. Bodies of 2 dead women lies outside Paco Park with their hands ties and eyes and mouth taped on July 21, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Lacson to Duterte: 'Encourage' PNP to face Senate probe

Aug 04, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Citing well informed police sources Senator Panfilo Lacson expresses alarm over the 600 cases of vigilante killings supposedly recorded for July alone

SENATE PROBE. Senator Panfilo Lacson says President Rodrigo Duterte should 'encourage' the Philippine National Police to attend the Senate probe into the spate of drug-related killings. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Senate to start probe into drug-related killings mid-August

Jul 27, 2016 - 5:27 PM

The investigation is all set despite earlier objections and questions from some of President Rodrigo Duterte s allies who say the probe is not in aid of legislation

NOTHING PERSONAL. Senatorial aspirant and former justice secretary Leila de Lima says she cannot see 'eye to eye' on major issues with Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, with whom she has a long running word war. Photos by Jansen Romero and Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Human Rights Watch on Duterte and Rohingya

May 25, 2015 - 3:58 PM

Human Rights Watch Deputy Director for Asia Phelim Kine discusses the Rohingya refugees and the Davao summary killings

Gunslinging messiahs

May 28, 2014 - 11:53 AM

Rappler s Patricia Evangelista responds to Ramon Tulfo s May 24 opinion column Summary Killings: Who s complaining? What a death squad does can be called many things What is forgotten is that it should be called murder