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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
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency records 5,050 deaths in the anti-drug campaign from July 2016 to November 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
To complete the challenge, officials need to get their tests from the Department of Health, not from their trusted private health clinics
Journalist Patricia Evangelista and photographer Carlo Gabuco are lauded for their investigations into police killings published under Rappler's Impunity Series
'I don't care if you are wearing shorts, tsinelas.... I will prioritize you,' says new Metro Manila police chief Camilo Cascolan
Watch Rappler's one-on-one interview with National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Camilo Cascolan on Wednesday, April 25
The Supreme Court has been asking for the documents since December 2017
Philippine Foreign Secretary Cayetano slams the EU Parliament, saying their recommendations 'constitute interference in the affairs of a sovereign state'
Malacañang says police will comply with the Supreme Court's order because they have nothing to hide
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Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the Department of Justice panel should have alerted the police if there was weak evidence against alleged drug lords Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa
‘The Court encourages the Philippines to not follow through with the reported intention to withdraw,’ says the International Criminal Court
‘Sino ba naman ang napakalakas na loob na tao na lalaruin itong ganyang klaseng kaso? Nagrurule lang kami based on evidence,' says former state prosecutor and now Judge Aristotle Reyes
(UPDATED) Between the time DOJ prosecutor Aristotle Reyes is appointed Lucena City regional trial court judge and finally takes his oath, he has dismissed drug charges against Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim, and the customs officials in the shabu smuggling case
Read the 15-page statement of President Rodrigo Duterte declaring the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
'I am dumbfounded,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas, while Bishop Pablo Virgilio David criticizes the Department of Justice for a 'very selective' due process
Republic Act 10973, Pimentel says, reduces the power of the judiciary and puts Filipinos' right to security at risk
While PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa vows to stick to the law, grave concern remains because of police abuses in the past, especially during Martial Law
'You cannot acquire jurisdiction over me, not in a million years,' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
Requests for documents related to the government's anti-drug campaign by various local bodies were mostly rejected and the reasons cited – if their letters were even given a reply at all – all point towards protecting national security
Samson Molao, president of the Cotabato Foundation for Science and Technology, is accused of operating a drug den inside the school
The ICC's preliminary examinations into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan took more than a decade to complete. It also has not been able to serve a warrant of arrest against the President of Sudan.
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'
(UPDATED) The Office of the Prosecutor starts a 'preliminary examination' to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to establish that the case falls under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court
'I am starting the purging,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about his bid to weed out abusive cops from the police force which he recently ordered back into his drug war
If the International Criminal Court violates the principle of complementarity, the Philippines may have to 'reassess its commitment to the Court,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque in an ICC assembly of state parties
Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña
The President says he will no longer respond to criticisms of his drug war by human rights groups
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The war, as we have discovered, is fought in places where privilege does not extend
President Rodrigo Duterte has consistently responded with threats to concerns expressed about human rights violations in his war on drugs. But this does not stop several world leaders from raising this issue during the 31st ASEAN Summit.
'You are fucking me and I do not want it,' says the Philippine leader, angered by UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard
'There are only a few of us who do this. We are lawyers, we need to find ways to make the law more meaningful and closer to justice.'
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa gives the special circumstances needed when the PNP can join in illegal drug operations
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency only has over a thousand agents, says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino
The Kalasag Medal is reserved for individuals who lose life or property while supporting an advocacy of President Rodrigo Duterte
Magalang town police chief Superintendent Al Cabauatan is relieved of his post after two of his subordinates allegedly extorted money from a woman to settle an illegal drug case against her husband
Police are being accused of conducting illegal operations over the forced drug testing in poor communities
The suspect Roger Manaban says he had attempted to rape his mother then killed her and gouged out her eye and ate her innards Local police chief Nelson Lamoco however says Manaban s statements were inconsistent
Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon
Is the death of a seventeen year old boy a product of the limits of our institutions? Or must we necessarily expand our understanding of how power works in Philippine society?
President Rodrigo Duterte says the Grade 11 student s death won t change how he implements his drug war
Rappler goes to Kian delos Santos Caloocan neighborhood to retrace the path to his death
Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento cites the P6 4 billion worth drugs smuggled from China and a drug lab in his home province
The Department of Justice rejects the criminal complaint filed by police against Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr and his wife Susan who were killed in a police raid on July 30
The siblings are detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame upon their request as they await their arraignment
The problem: Not a single tip has been dropped in the boxes as residents fear being seen reporting