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Research shows that at least one in 5 victims of drug-related killings in Metro Manila in 2016 and 2017 were beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program
While the Philippines is increasingly becoming a lucrative market for Israeli equipment, Israeli human rights advocates say they do not want Israel-made weapons to be used in 'mass executions of civilians living in slums'
President Rodrigo Duterte connects the events of the liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese occupation to the need to be free from social ills like illegal drugs
UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston says the 'killing of significant number of people may have achieved other government objectives but has done nothing in terms of eliminating the drug problem'
'We have not been successful in the other half of the fight, which is the demand-reduction strategy,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
The group also urges the ICC prosecutor to 'cooperate' with the United Nations Human Rights Council which is conducting its own inquiry into the drug war killings in the Philippines
The Supreme Court also tempers its own ruling to provide leeway for arresting officers who do not comply with the proper rules on handling evidence
The Department of Finance is looking for funding from new partners – ones that did not support the resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council
'The nations here in United [Nations] should not let this platform be used to threaten others with accountability for taking a tough approach to crime,' says DFA Secretary Teddyboy Locsin, Jr
Malacañang criticizes 'On President's Orders' for being 'overly dramatized' and 'falsely portrays a dangerous Philippines and a murderous government'
(UPDATED) Senator Ronald dela Rosa vouches for the integrity of PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, clearing him of links with cops who recycle drugs seized during operations
Law group Center for International Law or CenterLaw wants to cite in contempt the Office the Solicitor General and the Philippine National Police
(3rd UPDATE) 'We don't need the money,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr, following the Palace decision to suspend talks on loans and grants from 18 countries that backed the Iceland resolution
(3rd UPDATE) Yet Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo categorically denies President Rodrigo Duterte issued such an order
These drugs are used for 'all kinds of operations,' says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino
But Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr maintains he will not allow any foreign observers to enter the Philippines to conduct investigations in line with a report by the UN Human Rights Council
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Drug war widow Mary Joy Sta Rita accuses 13 cops from Pulilan, Bulacan, of conspiring to murder her husband Jerson in the guise of a buy-bust operation
However, DILG secretary Eduardo Año said, the families of those killed in illegal drugs operations may 'approach appropriate government agencies' for help
'I spoke with families of the dead who told me their kin were shot while watching TV at home, playing video games in a shop, dealing cards at a friend’s wake, singing karaoke on the sidewalk, or buying bananas from a stall.'
The House Speaker says that drug war casualties are those who want to kill law enforcement officers or avoid criminal prosecution
Killings in 26 barangays in San Andres Bukid are the basis for a petition with the Supreme Court to declare the Duterte anti-drug campaign as unconstitutional
Human Rights Watch warns that Senator Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa will only be an obstacle to accountability on extrajudicial killings under the drug war
(UPDATED) Isko Moreno holds his biggest presentation of drug suspects inside Manila City Hall, presenting 35 cuffed men and women in front of a firing line of cameras
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BLKD x Calix are among the performers, with art by Ang Gerilya, Rob Cham, and Darlingkink on auction
'For a small and peaceful country like Iceland, international law and the multilateral system is our sword, shield and shelter,' says Iceland's Ministry for Foreign Affairs
'I am a member of the judiciary and kailangan ipilit kong sabihin sa ngayon wala naman kaming nakikitang dapat lamang na manghimasok taga-ibang bansa,' said Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
Outside the PDEA's count, rights groups estimate the drug war to have claimed as much as 27,000 lives, including the victims of vigilante-style killings
'Dapat nang magising sa katotohanan ang gobyernong ito na walang patutunguhan ang madugong giyera kontra droga,' says Senator Leila de Lima
Senator Imee Marcos says there is 'no UN rule' that stops UNHRC member-states from changing their original votes on the Iceland-backed resolution
Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde says the Duterte government risks turning the Philippines into an 'international pariah' if it refuses to cooperate with the UN office
Rappler's 6-month investigation shows strong indications that the police were outsourcing extrajudicial killings to the Confederate Sentinels Group, a group of force multipliers they had also accused of murder
'I never considered for a second cutting any ties over this small matter,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr
The Philippine government will only respond to requests for documents if Malacañang 'feels that the question is legitimate'
(UPDATED) The exhibit features performances from BLKD and CALIX, as well as work by Ezra Acayan, Basilio Sepe, Kimberly Dela Cruz, and Leeroy New
'Iceland, ano ang problema ng Iceland? Ice lang,' says the Philippine President, poking fun at the country that drafted a resolution urging UN action against drug-related killings
These are governments widely criticized for human rights violations, crackdown on dissent, and the stifling of democracy. Some are headed by leaders who bear similarities with President Rodrigo Duterte.
Colonel Vinluan says her orders to police are to neutralize, 'but not to kill' suspects
A United Nations-led investigation can help end the mass murder and climate of impunity in the Philippines
(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr warns 18 countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom: 'There will be consequences, far-reaching ones'
'There’s no other time,' say Philippine human rights groups attending the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Senator Risa Hontiveros hopes Senator Ronald dela Rosa, who is expected to chair the committee on public order and dangerous drugs, will be 'fair and judicious' if her resolution is referred to the panel
Amnesty International urges the United Nations Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court, among others, to expedite investigations into killings in the Philippines
'Nakakahiya naman yata na iba pa iyong nakapansin, iba pa iyong nagmamalasakit, iba pa iyong nababahala,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
The justice secretary's comment is contrary to President Rodrigo Duterte's general aversion to international interference in his campaign against drugs
(UPDATED) 'Nonchalance has no place in this situation,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson in response to the controversial comment of Senator Ronald dela Rosa
(3rd UPDATE) If the draft resolution is approved, the United Nations Human Rights Council will request rights chief Michelle Bachelet to prepare a comprehensive report on the human rights situation in the Philippines