Rappler's latest stories on war on drugs
‘The constitutionally enshrined right to information on matters of public concern should be upheld,’ says petitioner Center for International Law (CenterLaw)
Police say those surrendering on February 16 in the southeastern town of Teknaf would include drugs traders, traffickers and several 'godfathers'
The former police chief says if drug war victims and their families don't get justice on earth, they will get it in heaven
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This leaves 22,427 barangays still needing to be cleared of drugs to fulfill President Rodrigo Duterte's delayed promise of stopping illegal drugs within his term
'I feel that we should follow your footsteps to control this hazard,' Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena tells President Rodrigo Duterte
The systematic delay in solving killings does not help the Duterte administration in a landmark legal battle before the International Criminal Court
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte dismisses 4 other policemen for their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade
In his first speech of 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte warns that big-time drug bosses will be killed in the remaining years of his presidency
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency records 5,050 deaths in the anti-drug campaign from July 2016 to November 2018
The provincial police says those killed fought back and resisted arrest
Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año says a 'whole-of-nation initiative' is needed against illegal drugs
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will carry on with her preliminary examinations despite President Duterte’s withdrawal of the Philippines from the ICC
Applicants for a Supreme Court vacancy are asked for their opinions on polarizing legal issues. Privacy issues are also discussed.
Hindi pa tapos ang laban, ang susunod na yugto: ang pakikipagbuno sa paglimot. Dahil kaluluwa natin bilang isang bansa ang nakataya
(UPDATED) Of the 20,000 estimated deaths in the 'war on drugs,' the government has investigated only 76, excluding numbers from Manila, Quezon City, and Taguig
Vice President Leni Robredo says the guilty verdict handed to the murderers of Kian delos Santos is a 'victory of the nation'
'Salamat sa Diyos!' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, a drug war critic detested by President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) The death of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos triggers massive condemnation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says there have been 4,999 deaths in the anti-drug campaign from July 2016 to October 2018
Chinese President Xi Jinping says China will give another 50 scholarships for Filipinos, and donate 10,000 tons of rice for typhoon-stricken communities
Cops also arrest 981 drug suspects from October 31 to November 3
It’s been more than two years already, and otherwise pious and caring Filipinos seem largely unconcerned with the drug war
Being on the narco list should not automatically mean disqualification, says Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas
United Nations Director to Human Rights Watch Louis Charbonneau calls on other UN member countries to show outrage against drug war-related killings by keeping the Philippines 'off the council'
In the conclusion of the 7-part Murder in Manila series, a self-confessed vigilante says Police Superintendent Robert Domingo is just 'a tool for Tondo' and that someone higher is involved
'What would you call it, what do you call it if nobody dies? What else do you call it? It’s a war, a war on drugs,' says General Bato dela Rosa
In the 6th of 7 stories part of the Murder in Manila series, allegations of a supposed vigilante group in Barangay 105 in Tondo raises little concern from its chairperson
'When you put the options, you don’t get a large number for death penalty on any crimes linked to illegal drugs, and that is, to me, the strongest finding,' SWS' Dr Mahar Mahangas says
The murder of Charlie Saladaga causes little consternation. "It was nothing," says Angel. "The CSG were bragging. They were saying, ‘Look what happened. Which punk is next?’”
In part 5 of the Murder in Manila series, self-confessed vigilantes from the Confederate Sentinels Group Tondo Chapter 2 explain their methods of murder
'They’re the CSG...They’re the ones who kill the drug users and dealers,” says one resident of Village 105
In part 4 of the Murder in Manila series, the Confederate Sentinels Group director tells Rappler it was the police who recruited members of the alleged vigilante group in Tondo
CSG founder Alvin Constantino tells Rappler that CSG Inc was meant to help the nation, and in no way promotes extrajudicial killings
'These people (confessed vigilantes) should come out in the open, come to us kung talagang merong ganitong allegations and we will investigate fully,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde
In part 3 of the 7-part Murder in Manila series, sources tell Rappler that at least two suspects were killed by the police-backed Confederate Sentinels Group Tondo Chapter 2
'Who ends up looking good when people like Sitoy with his grenade are killed? The police. But they didn’t kill him. We just called them whenever there was a body,' says Simon
In Part 2 of the 7-part Murder in Manila series, at least 9 sources tell Rappler that the police actively supported the work of the Confederate Sentinels Group (CSG) Tondo Chapter 2
Rappler's sources claim cops had actively supported the CSG’s vigilante activities – 'They were the killing arm of the police'
EXCLUSIVE: In the first part of the series 'Some People Need Killing,' a self-confessed vigilante tells Rappler that it was impossible for local police not to know about the killings
'Isang kahig, isang tuka ang mga pamilya ng mga biktima. Mas lalo pa itong lumala nang napatay ang primary breadwinner,' says PhilRights Executive Director Nymia Simbulan
There are priests who support these killings or turn a blind eye. They think it is acceptable for the common good.
International human rights lawyer Ruben Carranza says these families face several challenges, including threats as they pursue cases
These repercussions could include restricted travel and frozen assets, says international human rights lawyer Ruben Carranza
Police say PO1 Rommil Barcellano resisted arrest and fired at those conducting the operation
'Ang hinaharap mas malaking problema – economy.... Ang kalampagin naman niya economic managers,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
'We assure the public that all actions of our law enforcement agencies will be within the bounds of law,' says Naga City official Allen Reondanga
‘He made his drug war a central point. How he handles the many deaths being committed around it will mark his presidency,’ says an international human rights lawyer