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Philippines leaves International Criminal Court

The Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court takes effect Sunday, March 17.

Int’l Criminal Court vows probe despite PH withdrawal
'My Office's independent and impartial preliminary examination into the situation in the Philippines continues,' says International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

ICC investigators to be denied entry, deported if they visit PH to probe drug war

Duterte slammed after Int'l Criminal Court withdrawal
'You can withdraw but you cannot hide'

UPDATED March 20, 2019


International Criminal Court: Prosecuting Modern Hitlers
Feb 20, 2018

The International Criminal Court (ICC)’s Office of the Prosecutor is starting a preliminary examination into the high number of killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs. It is the first step in a process that could take many years.

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Forum on the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
March 20, 2018
Invited guests include Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Roberto Cadiz, and Professor Antonio La Viña

e.g.: Panelo grilled on withdrawal from International Criminal Court
Lawyer Emerlynne Gil, senior international legal adviser of the International Commission of Jurists, grills Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court

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Panelo grilled on withdrawal from International Criminal Court
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 20, 2018 - with Video
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Panelo claims President Duterte 'doesn't have to consult' anyone about this because he 'is the chief architect of foreign policy'.

Duterte: PH to withdraw from International Criminal Court 'immediately'
by Pia Ranada March 14, 2018
UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte says he will ignore the one-year period for the effectivity of the withdrawal, claiming the Philippines was deceived when it signed the Rome Statute.
Look the FULL TEXT: Duterte's statement on Int'l Criminal Court withdrawal

PH transmits to UN notice of withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court
by Pia Ranada March 16, 2018 - with Video
UPDATED 'The decision to withdraw is the Philippines’ principled stand against those who politicize and weaponize human rights,' reads the formal notice

PH lawyers are amused with Duterte’s ICC arguments
by Lian Buan March 15, 2018
'This would get a failing mark in any criminal law, remedial law, or public international law class,' says an international law professor.

Duterte's plan to withdraw from Int'l Criminal Court 'anti-people'
by Jodesz Gavilan March 15, 2018 - with Video
The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC) says the withdrawal would expose Filipinos to lack of justice in the event of 'atrocious crimes

CHR: Withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court can be seen as 'encouraging impunity'
by Jodesz Gavilan March 14, 2018
Human Rights Watch and Karapatan also slam President Rodrigo Duterte's move, saying that his administration must be held accountable for 'all rights violations

What the Rome Statute says about withdrawing from the Int'l Criminal Court
by Jodesz Gavilan March 14, 2018
Any investigation or criminal proceedings that started before the withdrawal takes effect will still continue, Article 127 of the Rome Statute explicitly says.

Ano ang Rome Statute ng International Criminal Court?
March 14, 2018
Dinidinig ng International Criminal Court ang mga kaso gaya ng genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, at crimes of aggression.

The process of the International Criminal Court
February 20, 2018
The International Criminal Court aims to help end impunity by perpetrators of the most serious offenses such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression.


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U.S. Senate panel OKs ban on PH officials in De Lima, EJK cases
Aika Rey December 12, 2019

The US travel ban and the freezing of assets would cover Philippine officials and security forces responsible for extrajudicial killings and the detention of Senator Leila de Lima.
The US resolution also condemns the "harassment, arrest, and unjustified judicial proceedings" against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa.
The US Senate urged the Philippine government to guarantee the freedom of the press and drop all charges against Maria Ressa and Rappler.

U.S. senators to Duterte: Human rights violations must end
Sofia Tomacruz January 10, 2020
'While we remain a steadfast ally of the Philippines, we also remain resolute in defending human rights and the rule of law,' says US Democratic Senator Edward Markey

U.S. Senate passes resolution seeking Magnitsky sanctions vs PH officials
Sofia Tomacruz January 09, 2020
The resolution calls on US President Donald Trump to determine if Philippine officials responsible for extrajudicial killings and Senator Leila de Lima's detention would face travel and financial restrictions

U.S. Senator Durbin: De Lima case 'important test' for PH democracy
Sofia Tomacruz January 09, 2020 - with Video
'There is an easy and honorable way forward,' says Senator Richard Durbin as he reiterates his call to release Senator Leila de Lima or ensure her a fair trial

De Lima submitting list of ‘persecutors’ to U.S. state department
Janella Paris January 04, 2020
She also says she would not release her full list until the US state department comes up with its own, so as not to preempt the agency

U.S. Senator Markey: Duterte's threats will not silence us
Sofia Tomacruz January 03, 2020
'President Duterte is sorely mistaken if he thinks he can silence my voice and that of my colleagues,' says United States Senator Edward Markey after he is barred from entering the Philippines

PH bars entry of 3rd U.S. senator backing De Lima release
January 01, 2020
Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts is the author of the resolution which condemns Senator Leila de Lima's detention and denounces human rights offenders in extrajudicial killings as well as media harassment in the country

U.S. Senator Durbin: Duterte's visa threat 'insult' to Fil-Ams, PH democracy
JC Gotinga December 31, 2019
The Democrat senator reiterates his call for the release of Senator Leila de Lima from detention, or a 'quick and credible' trial of the 'questionable' cases against her

Not 'fake news': Documents show U.S. sanctions vs De Lima accusers valid
Sofia Tomacruz December 30, 2019 - with Video
3 documents debunk questions on the validity of U.S. sanctions against Philippine officials involved in the detention of Senator Leila de Lima

U.S. senator urges PH to free De Lima, drop threats vs Maria Ressa
Sofia Tomacruz December 29, 2019
United States Senator Patrick Leahy vows to continue standing up for human rights in the Philippines after President Rodrigo Duterte bars him from entering the country

Why the Global Magnitsky Act matters to the Philippines
Sofia Tomacruz December 21, 2019
With a US Senate committee passing a resolution invoking the Global Magnitsky Act, Philippine officials face the prospect of being denied US visas and having their assets there frozen

U.S. senators misled over PH officials ban? De Lima: ‘Nakakatawa naman ito’
Mara Cepeda December 15, 2019
Senator Leila de Lima tells Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo her detention is a 'test case for your boss’ attempt to flex his tyrannical ambitions'

Locsin calls ‘idiotic’ US Senate panel’s resolution vs PH officials
Mara Cepeda December 15, 2019
The Philippines' top diplomat cites the 'separation of powers and the independence of nations' as he hits the US foreign relations committee resolution citing the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act

HRW: De Lima's persecution shows Duterte's 'increasing authoritarianism'
Jodesz Gavilan November 20, 2019
Karapatan also likens the situation of Senator Leila De Lima with the experience of hundreds of political prisoners facing alleged trumped-up charges under President Rodrigo Duterte.
Aquino to Filipinos: Speak now before you're stifled like De Lima
Mara Cepeda November 20, 2019 - with Video

'Habang hindi pa tayo tinamaan, hindi kaya mas marapat dito na tayo manindigan? Kaysa naman maramdaman na natin ang nararamdaman ni Leila nang dire-diretso," says former president Noynoy Aquino

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This page is from the Archive and will only be updated with  'Very - Very Few Important Updates'

So MUCH are going on in this "horrifying deadly soap opera - with Nepotism - without Human Rights" - changing politics - authorities of - on.... where the 'Paranoid' President Duterte hit for eyeing revolutionary gov't and tells and next a spokesman tells are wrong - misunderstood etc. and fight between the president, members of the government, senate, congress, witnesses and convicts in e.g. hearings etc. .... and FAKE NEWS etc. for supporting the Duterte government.

There are so much going on, so we can't no longer be updated of these "fights" - "changings" and about a "No statesman" ("The NEW Hitler"?) -  supported of the Marcoses, and where even his family is implicated in serious cases about smuggling shabu.

Now this wonderfull country is 'breeding ground for terrorists'

AboutPhilippines fears that the "No statesman" will give away our wonderfull country and forget all the countries, who always have supported our country! Look the examples here Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte vs US - UN & EU

AND AboutPhilippines just ask: How can we trust Philippine National Police - PNP?

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Even innocents are accused - killed....

REPORT: The Uncounted Dead of Duterte's Drug War
Sheila Coronel, Mariel Padilla, David Mora, and The Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism Aug 19, 2019

Huge numbers of deaths have gone uncounted in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war. What does that mean for due process, and for the countries that emulate him?

Read - download the Report as pdf

Lawyers file petition to declare drug war circulars unconstitutional
by Lian Buan October 11, 2017 - with Video

The petitions of the human rights lawyers are the most comprehensive in terms of coverage when it comes to challenging the war on drugs

16 senators sign resolution calling on gov't to stop killings of minors

The proposed resolution seeks a Senate investigation into the issue to determine the 'institutional reasons, if any, that give rise to such killings'

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Senators bicker over 'exclusion' from resolution vs killing of minors

UPDATED Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III seeks a probe into the 'Silent No More PH' blog, which 'prostituted' 7 senators for not signing the resolution.
Senators on Wednesday, September 27, nearly came to blows over the supposed exclusion of 7 administration senators from the resolution against the killings of minors.

Both by Camille Elemia September 26-27, 2017

7 in 10 Filipinos worried about selves, neighbors becoming EJK victims – SWS
by Rambo Talabong October 06, 2017

Half of Filipinos don't believe cops' 'nanlaban' line and that 6 in 10 Pinoys believe drug suspects were killed despite already surrendering
In every 10 Filipinos, 7 are worried that they themselves or someone they know will become a victim of an extrajudicial killing (EJK)

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No extrajudicial killings in PH? World 'not fooled,' says HRW
by Jodesz Gavilan October 09, 2017 - with Video
Human Rights Watch says the Philippine government is limiting its definition of extrajudicial killings to avoid responsibility for the thousands of deaths linked to the drug war.
Duterte admin 'cannot define' drug war deaths out of existence.

Professors, scholars demand 'chain of killings must stop'
September 29, 2017
'We call on the President to demonstrate that the Philippine government is willing and able to genuinely carry out the investigation or prosecution of these crimes'

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Nearly 40 states hit 'climate of impunity' in PH
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 29, 2017
'We ask the government of the Philippines to take all necessary measures to bring these killings to an end,' Iceland says in a statement on behalf of nearly 40 states

Teen widows: the growing legacy of Duterte’s drug war
by Ana P. Santos October 11, 2017

Soaring teen pregnancy, most common in urban poor communities, is colliding with drug-related killings that target mostly poor young men.

Duterte admits wiretapping narcopoliticians
by Carmela Fonbuena and Pia Ranada September 22, 2017

'It was a whisper from god I was listening to. So they were all tapped,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in Marawi City.

Wake up! Kian’s death shows us drug wars can’t be won
JC Punongbayan August 31, 2017
Let’s stop pretending that we can ever win this war on drugs, or that there’s such a thing as a non-violent war on drugs.

3 years after Kian's death, killings continue under Duterte
Rambo Talabong Aug 16 2020 - with Videos
Human rights groups, meanwhile, believe around 30,000 have been killed, including drug-related killings outside police operations.

Human rights and children's groups alarmed at teenager killings
Danielle Nakpil September 10, 2017
Protesters cry out for justice for the consecutive killings of teenagers all over the country.

After killings of teenagers, HRW urges UN inquiry into PH drug war
Jee Y. Geronimo September 09, 2017
'Until Duterte ends his abusive drug war and allows a UN-led international probe, child-killers among the police will continue to get away with murder,' says Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phelim Kine.

DSWD: Stop killing children
Patty Pasion September 08, 2017
'This culture of impunity should not be tolerated, especially now that the targets are children and young Filipinos,' says Social Welfare Undersecretary Hope Hervilla

Senate asked to probe 'gruesome' killings of teenagers
September 08, 2017
The call comes after the public outrage on the deaths of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos, 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz, and 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman at the hands of policemen

'Silent' lawmakers? Resolutions to probe EJKs pending before House
by Bea Cupin August 22, 2017

A year ago, at least two House resolutions were filed, seeking an inquiry into extrajudicial killings linked to the drug war. There hasn't been significant progress.

Urban poor communities file case against police drug operations
by Patty Pasion August 30, 2017

Police are being accused of conducting illegal operations over the forced drug testing in poor communities

'Enough of the slaughter of mostly poor' - Diokno clan
August 21, 2017

"It's time to speak out against the killings. Silence abets murder, and we will have none of both"

The 10 children, 18 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren of former Senator Jose Diokno condemned President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war against drugs and the extrajudicial killings that it is believed to have spurred.



The Devastating Effects of the Philippines' War on Drugs
Published on Jul 13, 2017
Nanlaban follows the drug war being waged by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte through the eyes of a mother, a wife, and a body collector and shows the devastating effect it has had on the emotional, physical and financial well-being of those hardest hit.
The Philippine drug war – a culture of fear
by Alecs Ongcal Jun 30, 2017
What wounds has the war on drugs inflicted on communities?
What’s the psychological impact of the war on drugs?
What culture does it instill?
Aside from the victims, what wounds have been inflicted on the community?
Over 7,000 people have been killed in legitimate police operations and vigilante-style or unexplained killings in the Duterte government’s "war on drugs."
Noynoy Aquino on drug war: What's in store for the orphans?
by Bea Cupin July 19, 2017

'What’s in store for us down the line as a country for people who might not have redress in the systems in place?' asks the former president.

Can Duterte use martial law for drug war?
by Pia Ranada June 05, 2017

Crimes other than rebellion or invasion cannot be basis for martial law, says a lawyer.

But Duterte's chief legal counsel says drug syndicates funding terror groups can be targets of martial law.

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Gov't, MILF sign cooperation agreement vs illegal drugs
by Manman Dejeto July 01, 2017
The protocol of cooperation provides guidelines and operational procedures for joint anti-illegal drug operations in MILF areas and communities.

In the PH drug war, it's likely EJK when...
by Jodesz Gavilan May 13, 2017
The circumstances surrounding the numerous drug-related deaths in the Philippines are almost always the same across all incidents

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Controversial Davao cop heads Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force
by Bea Cupin May 17, 2017
Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr is tapped to lead the task force, which is under the newly-formed Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs.


Justice Secretary Aguirre on pork scam, martial law, and war on drugs
June 01, 2017
Rappler sits down with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to talk about, among others, constitutional issues pertaining to martial law and manpower inside the DOJ
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II's most controversial move of late is holding exploratory talks with plunder defendant and alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles.

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Aguirre wants SAF out of Bilibid as drug trade 'active again'
by Lian Buan June 02, 2017
Aguirre says he is closely watching the drug inmates they turned witnesses against Senator Leila de Lima amid this 'creeping resurgence' of drug trading.

De Lima asks Aguirre: Where are your drug war EJK cases?
by Lian Buan July 24, 2017

The DOJ's latest data of extrajudicial killing cases refer only to victims from cause-oriented groups


Drug Trafficking

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, PDEA is the lead anti-drugs law enforcement agency, responsible for preventing, investigating and combating any dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals within the Philippines. Look more and videos about RA 9165 HERE

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3 conditions when police can join PDEA drug war operations
by Rambo Talabong October 16, 2017 - with Video
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa gives the special circumstances needed when the PNP can join in illegal drug operations

Get to know PDEA, the 'sole agency' now in charge of Duterte's war on drugs
by Jodesz Gavilan October 12, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte's dream of a drug-free Philippines now lies solely on the shoulders of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. Are they up to the task?

Nubain new favored drug of Cebu's shabu users – PDEA
by Ryan Macasero September 01, 2016
Prices of shabu have soared to P6,500 per gram from P1,500 because of the government's war on drugs, leading drug addicts to a cheaper alternative

PDEA exceeds 2015 targets in war on drugs
August 29, 2016

'Narconomics': Lessons for the Philippines' war vs drugs
by Ronald U. Mendoza July 09, 2016
Lowering the age of criminality in the Philippines should be reconsidered. Throwing children in jail cells with hardened criminals may actually strengthen drug lords’ ability to recruit fresh talent – hardening youth who could have otherwise been saved from a life of crime and drugs.

House hearings on the P6.4B worth of shabu shipment from China
with Videos

The House of Representatives ways and means committee holds a hearing on the P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China.

This comes after customs seized 604 kilos of shabu in Valenzuela, estimating a total worth of P6.4 billion, on May 26, 2017. China has vowed to help President Rodrigo Duterte and his fight against illegal drugs. But the Asian giant is also major source of illegal drugs in the country.

Duterte names PDEA as 'sole agency' for drug war
Paterno Esmaquel II October 11, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte sidelines the Philippine National Police (PNP) as it faces public outrage over abuses in the anti-drug campaign

PDEA files complaint vs Faeldon, 11 others over smuggled shabu
September 18, 2017
The respondents face a string of complaints, such as allegedly conspiring to import illegal drugs, protecting drug traffickers, and violation of the anti-graft and corrupt practices act.
Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and 11 others face a string of complaints before the Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with the P6.4 billion worth of smuggled shabu from China.

From Hello Garci to 'Big Brother': Who is Allen Capuyan?
by Jodesz Gavilan September 11, 2017
A 2005 Newsbreak report identifies retired Colonel Allen Capuyan as the 'number one suspect' behind wiretapping operations conducted by an army unit during the Arroyo administration

TIMELINE: How P6.4-B worth of shabu was smuggled into PH from China
by Jodesz Gavilan August 14, 2017
Government agents seize the contraband in a warehouse in Valenzuela City 3 days after it left the Manila International Container Port

Who is the real Tita Nanie? 3 out of 4 names checked off the list
by Camille Elemia August 31, 2017
Customs broker and 'fixer' Mark Ruben Taguba says Nani Cabato is the alleged real Tita Nanie.
She’s one of the pivotal characters in the ongoing saga on smuggling in the Bureau of Customs. But after 6 Senate blue ribbon committee hearings on the P6.4-billion worth of smuggled shabu from China, the true identity of “Tita Nanie” remains unknown.

Paolo Duterte a 'smuggler'? Trillanes releases documents anew
by Camille Elemia August 10, 2017
This comes after presidential son and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte was implicated in a House probe into the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China.

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Otso Diretso dares Paolo Duterte: Show your tattoo, clear your name
Mara Cepeda April 06, 2019
'Kung talagang walang basehan, 'yon 'yong pinakamadaling gawin,' says Otso Diretso candidate Florin Hilbay on Paolo Duterte showing his tattoo to counter allegations against him

Netizens on Paolo Duterte's resignation: 'Good example' or 'preps for higher office'?
December 25, 2017
Social Media users are reacting to the sudden announcement of Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte's resignation.
It's either he's resigning for noble reasons or he's preparing to run or be appointed to a national post. This is what netizens had to say about the resignation of Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, son of President Rodrigo Duterte. Look MORE HERE

BREAKING: Paolo Duterte resigns as Davao City vice mayor
December 25, 2017

Among the incidents that triggered his decision, he said, was the smuggling of P6.4-billion worth of shabu from China through the Bureau of Customs, where his name was dragged, and, just last week, his "very public squabble with my daughter" from his first marriage.

Gordon draft report seeks lifestyle check on Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio
by Camille Elemia October 10, 2017
Senator Richard Gordon has recommended a lifestyle check on presidential son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, and son-in-law Manases Carpio, following allegations of involvement in smuggling.
Gordon said in a 52-page draft report, that personalities closely linked to high authority, “are held to higher standards of accountability.”

Paolo Duterte's ex-wife Lovelie among President's guests in Malacañang
by Pia Ranada and Camille Elemia September 11, 2017
Yet President Rodrigo Duterte claims he hasn't seen Lovelie Sumera – whose family's 'ukay-ukay' business gave rise to suspicions that Paolo Duterte is a smuggler – 'for the last 10 years'

Is Paolo Duterte part of a Chinese organized crime group?
by Natashya Gutierrez September 07, 2017
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses the presidential son of being part of a triad as proven by the tattoo on his back

Duterte to son Paolo: Attend Senate smuggling probe but stay 'silent'
by Camille Elemia September 03, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte also advises resource persons who would be invited to the ongoing Senate investigation to invoke their right against self-incrimination and not answer questions.

Taguba changes tune: Paolo, Mans not part of BOC corruption
by Camille Elemia September 01, 2017
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Customs broker and 'fixer' Taguba is being 'pressured' but says text messages clearly identify Paolo Duterte and Mans Carpio.

'Committee de absuwelto'? Gordon, Trillanes face off in smuggling probe
by Camille Elemia August 31, 2017
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Senator Richard Gordon of 'lawyering' for Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and presidential son-in-law Manases Carpio. Gordon threatens to file an ethics complaint against his fellow senator.

Customs broker: Paolo Duterte's 'friend, handler' got bribe money
by Camille Elemia August 22, 2017
UPDATED Mark Taguba says he met with Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte's friend and handler and paid them P5 million as initial fee.

Paolo Duterte photos with Kenneth Dong just 'propaganda'
by Pia Ranada August 14, 2017
The Palace condemns the spread of photos of the presidential son as 'trial by publicity'

Bilyunang shabu ang nakapuslit, Presidente ay di galit?
August 14, 2017
Nagugulumihanan tayo na malamig ang ulo niya sa hepe ng ahensiyang naisahan ng drug smugglers
“If you destroy my country, I will kill you. I will kill you!”

Duterte: Give me evidence that Paolo Duterte is corrupt
by Pia Ranada August 11, 2017
The President says he'll step down if anyone can show him an
affidavit proving his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, is involved in smuggling.


Just a question to this President's response - Give me an affidavit:

Were Peter Laviña, Ismael Sueno and Maia Valdez given the same opportunity? What about the thousands who were killed in the pursuit of the administration's war against drugs?

Duterte son-in-law denies visits to BOC linked to smuggling
by Pia Ranada August 29, 2017

Manases Carpio, husband of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, calls Senator Antonio Trillanes IV a 'desperate rumormonger'

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Duterte defends son-in-law, distances self from Paolo's ex-wife
by Pia Ranada August 29, 2017
But President Rodrigo Duterte says his promise to resign covers only his children as he cannot control the activities of others.

Ties that bind: Who are Mans Carpio, Paolo Duterte connected to?
by Natashya Gutierrez September 07, 2017
Here's the cast of characters as they relate to presidential son Paolo Duterte and presidential son-in-law Mans Carpio in the shabu smuggling controversy

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Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio deny smuggling allegations at Senate probe
by Camille Elemia September 07, 2017
The two face their primary accuser, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, and dismiss their alleged involvement in smuggling as 'hearsay' and 'baseless'

Quibbling over life and death in the war on drugs
by Vergel O. Santos May 13, 2017
Thousands of lives have been taken summarily, and we are debating whether those killings were justified or not.
Senator Alan Cayetano traveled last week to Geneva, in Switzerland, to appear at a United Nations inquiry and argue on behalf of the Duterte government that, if any summary executions were happening in its war on drugs, these were not "state-sponsored".
Witnesses name Manila policeman behind drug-related summary killings
April 27, 2017
Witnesses interviewed during the 3-month investigation led by Patricia Evangelista name Police Officer 3 Ronald Alvarez of the Delpan Community Precinct as the alleged killer behind at least 4 drug-related deaths.

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Manila Police to 'killer' cop witnesses: Stand up to your claims
by Rambo Talabong May 07, 2017
Manila Police District Chief Directorial Staff Bartolome Bustamante calls on the accusers of PO3 Ronald Alvarez to stand up to their claims and to give their sworn statements.

Alejano to seek House probe into 'killer' cop named in Rappler report
by Mara Cepeda May 02, 2017
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano will file a resolution at the House based on the investigative report, which Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says contains 'solid proof' of 'state-inspired mass murder'

Lacson, Trillanes want Manila cop probed over killings
by Camille Elemia May 01, 2017
The two senators react to Rappler's exclusive report identifying PO3 Ronald Alvarez as behind alleged summary executions in Tondo, Manila.

Anger, helplessness drive kin of drug war victims to name 'killer' cop
by Jodesz Gavilan April 29, 2017 - with video
The Manila Police District says the families need to appear before police to execute an affidavit if they want the killings to be investigated.

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Where the war began
A 10-part investigative story
By Patricia Evangelista
Photos by Carlo Gabuco

Intro: Where the drug war began
1: 'I will kill you'
2: 'Good job'
3: 'They rape their mothers'
4: 'He looked for Mama'
5: 'The smoke of gunshots'
6: 'Like a dead chicken'
7: 'We killed him'
8: The 'demon' of Delpan
9: 'They will commit suicide'
10: 'They wanted it'


Reports from the front lines of a war that has casualties rising in the thousands.
Text by Patricia Evangelista | Photos by Carlo Gabuco

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Dela Rosa: PNP to probe 'killer' cop named in Rappler report
by Bea Cupin May 01, 2017 - with video
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says he wants an investigation to clear all doubts that the PNP condones executions by its own men.

Ratings drop shows drug war now 'national nightmare'
by Camille Elemia April 19, 2017
UPDATED 'The fear is real,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros in response to the decline in public satisfaction with the Duterte administration's controversial campaign.
"More killings, less public approval. As long as the government's anti-drug campaign continues to create a climate of fear, impunity, and killing, this war is a losing battle with less and less supporters"

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2 children among killed in Maguindanao drug raid
by Jeff Maitem May 03, 2017
Two other minors are wounded, including a 12-month-old boy, after men of suspected drug lord and BIFF member Willie Akil Utto fired upon the raiding team.

CHR forms new team to probe Davao Death Squad killings
by Jodesz Gavilan March 08, 2017

The creation of the new team comes after former policeman Arturo Lascañas told the Senate that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered killings when he was Davao City mayor.

Davao Death Squad: What ever happened to the investigations?
by Jodesz Gavilan June 28, 2016

Four years ago, the CHR released a resolution based on its probe into the Davao Death Squad. Were the CHR recommendations followed?

Robredo hits 'growing culture of apathy, impunity, lies'
by Patty Pasion February 24, 2017

'What kind of message are we sending to our children when our leader says it is alright to kill?' says Vice President Leni Robredo

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Marcos calls Robredo ‘unpatriotic’ over UN video message
by Mara Cepeda April 05, 2017
Former senator Bongbong Marcos says it's 'a matter of opinion' if Vice President Leni Robredo should be impeached for criticizing the government's drug war.

Drug war leaving Filipinos 'hopeless and helpless,' says Robredo
by Agence France-Presse March 15, 2017 - with video
'To know that the international community's eyes are on us and to feel that human rights advocates are watching over our country gives us comfort, courage, and hope,' says Robredo in taped message for a UN meeting on extrajudicial killings.

'Tone down' reports? Stop the killings – UN expert
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 23, 2017
This comes after Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo appealed to Vice President Leni Robredo and the media to 'tone down' their reporting of extrajudicial killings.

Impunity in PH? Ramos says 'it's starting to be like that'
February 12, 2017 - with videos
Former Philippine president Fidel V. Ramos also says the government should reconsider President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to tap the military to lead the war on drugs
What can we learn from China’s long history of fighting illicit drugs?
by Eric Gutierrez April 05, 2017
Drug use is a problem, but sometimes the exaggeration of the problem could be more dangerous, and the cures on offer could be worse than the problem itself.

The PNP's return to the war on drugs
March 24, 2017
Director Camilo Pancratius Cascolan, the PNP's Director for Operations talks about how the police is handling its return to anti-illegal drugs campaigns.

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What's the new PNP Drug Enforcement Group like?
March 10, 2017
Senior Superintendent Graciano Mijares explains how the new group is different from the now-dissolved PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group.

PNP back in drug war? Punish erring cops first
by Camille Elemia March 01, 2017
'It'd be the height of arrogance if our government would resume its most murderous war on drugs without getting rid of corrupt policemen,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima.

Duterte allows PNP's return to war on drugs
by Pia Ranada February 28, 2017 - with Video
The President orders the creation of smaller 'task forces' to be comprised of policemen with no record of corruption

Cayetano to Duterte, PNP: Relaunch 'war on drugs'
February 26, 2017
At a pro-Duterte vigil-rally in Luneta, Senator Cayetano says drug pushers have returned after Oplan TokHang was suspended in late January

TIMELINE: The PNP's use of the term 'deaths under investigation'
by Rappler Research Team March 30, 2017
We track how the PNP has released data on DUIs, and try to explain all the confusion it has generated.

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Aguirre hits 7,000 drug war death figure, but uses it anyway
by Lian Buan September 01, 2017
'Your honor, more or less, this is a correct figure,' says Aguirre of Rappler's number of deaths related to the drug war which he earlier criticized.

Military 'ready' for war on drugs, vows no TokHang
by Carmela Fonbuena February 19, 2017 - with Video
The Armed Forces of the Philippines will create a 500-man task force to assist the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, but the AFP's main focus will still be internal threats.
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief General Eduardo Año has made arrangements with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to obey the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte to help in the war against illegal drugs.
Senate hearing on 'tokhang for ransom'
February 23, 2017
South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo reportedly was a victim of 'tokhang for ransom' and died in the hands of the Philippine police

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South Korean kidnapped, murdered by PH policemen
by Agence France-Presse January 18, 2017
A South Korean businessman who went missing in the Philippines 3 months ago was kidnapped by policemen and murdered on the day he disappeared, a Seoul official says

Duterte hits critics who say he 'kills the poor'
March 25, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte says: 'I'm sorry. You say you're poor; that's not an answer. I have a problem: 4 million addicts. Do you want 4 million more?'

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War on drugs, war against the poor
by Matt Wells, Amnesty International February 04, 2017

'An industry of murder is thriving, at the expense of the urban poor. Family members we interviewed repeatedly described the 'war on drugs' as a war against the poor.'

Duterte: 'Vigilantes real, they got it from me'
by Pia Ranada March 29, 2017
The President warns drug personalities: 'Maniwala kayo, marami pang susunod sa akin, hihiritan talaga kayo'.


Enduring pain for drug war victim families
May 17, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte's unprecedented crackdown on drug users and pushers has claimed the lives of thousands of people, the impacts on their families are the largely untold stories in what campaigners have called a war on the poor.

Children and Duterte's drug war: Lessons from the past
by Al Jazeera February 19, 2017
More than 30 children have been killed since Philippine Rodrigo Duterte launched his controversial war on drugs in June.
Jose flipped 3 coins into the air when two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire.
They shot the 15-year-old suspected drug user 7 times. The boy hit the ground, along with the coins that he had tossed as part of a traditional Filipino game called hantak.
To the boy who lost his father to Duterte's drug war
by RJ Barrete March 21, 2017
'I wanted to tell you that violence is never a way out of desolation; that there is change in hope, not in fear'
More than 7,000 deaths have been linked to the war on drugs. But the bloody campaign did not only kill alleged drug addicts, it also turned children into orphans.
Beyond quick fixes: What we should do about the drug problem
by Gideon Lasco February 01, 2017

For as long as government officials and the public see drugs as an unqualified evil, another 'war on drugs' is bound to happen – and ultimately fail – in the future.

1st petition vs Oplan TokHang filed at SC
by Lian Buan January 27, 2017 - with video
UPDATED The first petition against the Oplan TokHang campaign of the Philippine National Police (PNP) was filed before the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday, January 26.
The Center for International Law (CenterLaw) filed the petition on behalf of the families of 4 drug suspects killed in Payatas, Quezon City in August 2016.
Finger-pointing on Mamasapano
by Edilberto de Jesus, PhD January 28, 2017

If Aquino was ultimately responsible for Mamasapano

should not Duterte accept ultimate accountability for the murder by PNP officers of Jee Ick Joo, and any murder subsequently discovered to have been perpetrated by the police?

Murder in the cathedral
by Vergel O. Santos January 23, 2017

Why this brazenness, why this air of impunity, why this roguery?

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CHR says no 'definite conclusion' yet on extrajudicial killings
by Jodesz Gavilan March 28, 2017
The Commission on Human Rights says it is still premature to draw any conclusion on whether or not extrajudicial killings in the war on drugs are state-sponsored.

CHR's Gana says no evidence yet linking extrajudicial killings to state
by Jodesz Gavilan March 28, 2017 - with video
UPDATED Commission on Human Rights official Gwen Pimentel-Gana, who heads the task force on EJKs, says government policy must exist for the extrajudicial killings to be considered state-sponsored.

Death in 'El Dorado'
by Kyungmin Bae January 29, 2017

'It is hoped that the Philippine government takes Jee's murder case seriously and ensures security for other Koreans in the Philippines.

Jee Ick Joo case: Tangled webs, inconsistent stories
by Bea Cupin January 28, 2017
Will the National Bureau of Investigation and Philippine National Police be able to work together and arrive at the truth?

Sta. Isabel: Garbo friend helped me enter intel directorate
by Bea Cupin Updated January 27, 2017
The testimony at the Senate is not the first time retired police general Marcelo Garbo is mentioned in relation to Ricky Sta Isabel, suspect in the killing of a Korean businessman

Koreans and crime in Angeles City

AboutPhilippines just ask: How can we trust PNP?

December 27, 2016

Christmas is for family, even when Papa is in a coffin and Mama disappears

Text by Patricia Evangelista, Photos by Carlo Gabuco, Research by Rambo Talabong

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Pregnant woman, 6 others killed in suspected drug feud
December 29, 2016
There have been at least 4,000 victims of extrajudicial or vigilante-style killings since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugs.

MAP: Where did violence in PH erupt in past 6 months?
by Katerina Francisco December 17, 2016
Bomb scares, explosions, public officials killed – a list of the violent incidents that have erupted as of mid-December in the Philippines
Epicenters of fatalities in drug war: Metro Manila, Cebu top list
by Ronald U. Mendoza and Miann Banaag December 19, 2016

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

Part 1: Drugs 101: What you need to know about the PH drug situation
Killing people – especially by police and paramilitary forces – has never stopped a drug problem anywhere. Instead, it contributes to a climate of fear, instability, and distrust in law enforcement personnel.
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Part 2: The Philippines as target market for illicit drugs
A public health approach, rather than a law enforcement one, should form the basis for a response to drug use and dependence

Both by Vicente S. Salas December 20, 2016


War on drugs also used vs leftists, says NDF lawyer
Jan 3, 2017
The administration's war against illegal drugs is also being used to run after leftists in certain areas.
According to the latest survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS):
Filipinos say drug war 'excellent,' but 78% 'very worried' about EJKs

SWS poll proves Filipinos feel scared, unsafe under Duterte
by Camille Elemia December 19, 2016
Both majority and minority senators say it is high time for President Rodrigo Duterte to ensure that the rule of law is followed in the war on drugs.

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8 out of 10 Pinoys fear dying in drug war
Dec 19, 2016

Draft Senate report on killings: Oplan TokHang unconstitutional
by Camille Elemia Updated December 07, 2016
Oplan TokHang violates people's constitutional rights.
This was one of the findings of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, which conducted a probe into the spate of extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration.
(In Oplan TokHang, there is violation of people's constitutional rights. They need to have lawyers, and they should be taught their constitutional rights against self-incrimination and their rights against rogue policemen.)

"TokHang" is a contraction of the Visayan words "toktok" (knock) and "hangyo" (request)

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'Tokhang' unconstitutional? Dela Rosa unfazed
by Bea Cupin December 08, 2016
The PNP chief says he doesn't want illegal drugs to flourish once again

Senate panels to Duterte: Follow the law
by Camille Elemia December 08, 2016
In a report, two Senate committees say there is not enough evidence to link President Rodrigo Duterte to extrajudicial killings in the war on drugs.


A 'scholar ng bayan' speaks out ​on summary executions
December 09, 2016

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Rodrigo Duterte said, Let there be blood, and there was blood
Dec 15, 2016

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Number of stray bullet victims rise as war on drugs continue
Dec 23, 2016
Lawmaker: Declare Nov 23 nat’l commemoration day for EJK victims
by Mara Cepeda November 23, 2016
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.
Grief in a time of terror
October 31, 2016

Tears mingle with fear and rage. But one thing we’re sure of: these killings must come to an end.
Tears, rather than words, come to us as we remember the dead, those killed in President Duterte’s war on drugs and those slain as a result of this environment of murder. A horrific war gone rogue. And among some of us, a tacit acceptance of this situation.

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Nov 2, 2016
Updated November 03, 2016
On the eve of the day of the dead, five people were executed by men who decided they did not deserve to live.
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Impunity: Alias Heart
February 06, 2017

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February 07, 2017
Text by Patricia Evangelista | Photos by Carlo Gabuco

Welcome to Manila, where torture is a joke, and murder is a hashtag.
December 01, 2016 Text by Patricia Evangelista Photos by Carlo Gabuco
The policeman was sure there was at least one body – the naked curve of the back and the denim waistband showed just under the black garbage bag fluttering in the breeze. What might have been another body was curled on the sidewalk, fully swaddled in black plastic. The head was bound tight with a crosshatch of packing tape – what looked, from afar, like a head in a goalie's helmet.
‘Noble cause’ police corruption: When good cops turn bad
by Raymund Narag November 16, 2016
Are we going to tolerate noble cause police corruption? It makes the criminal in all of us.
But is noble cause police corruption the answer? Will killing all drug addicts, criminals, and the corrupt, improve trust to the criminal justice system? Will it lead to a crime-free Philippines?
Editorial: Canceling the surrender option
November 07, 2016

The killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa and inmate Raul Yap by elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Eastern Visayas in the sub-provincial jail located in Baybay City, Leyte is the second violent incident that happened inside a detention center in the country in less than two months. The first was in late September in the New Bilibid Prison.

Caught in the middle of the drug war
by Alecs Ongcal October 30, 2016

One is expected to surrender, otherwise feel unsafe. Yet if one does surrender, there is no assurance of safety even though a surrenderer is living a clean life.


‘Tiis Piitan,’ dokumentaryo ni Jay Taruc (full episode)
Aug 16, 2016
Aired: August 13, 2016
This video entitled ‘Tiis Piitan’ features ‘the overcrowded prison in Quezon City.’
Death squads: An incomplete history
by Vicente Rafael October 27, 2016

Rooted in colonial history, their growth was spurred during the periods of transition when state power was up for grabs.
What is the history of death squads in the Philippines? Insofar as they usually enjoy the support and protection of the military, police, local and national officials, what role do they play in the formation of the state and the projection of its power?

Philippines President Duterte should be impeached for 'mass murder': critic
By James Griffiths, CNN Updated December 16, 2016
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte should be impeached after he admitted to personally killing drug suspects, one of his top critics told CNN.
On Monday, Duterte said that when mayor of the southern city of Davao, he would patrol the streets "looking for an encounter so I could kill."
Duterte killing of suspects not illegal
by Camille Elemia December 14, 2016
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says killing criminal suspects 'could be done in a justifiable cause, circumstances'.

After another statement from President Rodrigo Duterte that he personally killed drug suspects, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II defended his boss anew, saying he did not violate the law.


Duterte behind summary killings in PH, Trillanes insists
Nov 2, 2016
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV insisted on Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte was behind the alleged extrajudicial killings in the country, otherwise, he said the President would have ordered the police to end them. Video and editing by Noy Morcoso
Text by Patricia Evangelista, Photos by Carlo Gabuco
August 22, 2016 - Updated November 04, 2016
Ask them if they are afraid, and they will hesitate, and then they will say no. It is not dangerous, said a young tricycle driver who knew Jerome. You will be safe, for as long as you behave.
Profiles of a drug war: An executor and a victim
Text by Patricia Evangelista, Photos by Carlo Gabuco October 10, 2016
Patricia Evangelista tells the story of police superintendent Robert Domingo who led operations that killed notorious drug dealer Crocodile. She also tells the story of scholar Jeffrey Bunuan, who happened to be sleeping in the wrong house the night policemen raided a house in Sta Ana. The irony was that Jeffrey was focused on the single dream of becoming a policeman.
PH can’t win war on drugs with guns alone
by Senator Risa Hontiveros October 11, 2016
As a health advocate, it pains me that our government misses the complexity of the drug problem

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Hontiveros likens deaths under Duterte admin to 'necrophilia'
by Mara Cepeda February 15, 2017
Senator Risa Hontiveros says there seems to be an 'obsession with death' under the Duterte administration – from the death penalty to extrajudicial killings due to the war on drugs.


Day 100: Duterte’s war on drugs
October 08, 2016

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A hundred days of bluster and anger
October 03, 2016
These have been the most exhausting and saddest first 100 days of any Philippine president since democracy's rebirth in 1986
President Rodrigo Duterte marks his 100th day in office on October 7, and truth to tell, they seem like a lifetime to many Filipinos.
A lifetime to Joseph Escaño, whose 5-year-old daughter Danica was shot dead

SWS: Many Filipinos do not want drug suspects killed
Oct 7, 2016
Laws - Etc.

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Executive order 15/2017 ICAD Duterte created inter-agency body for war on drugs
The 18-member committee, headed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, is divided into 4 clusters: enforcement, justice, advocacy, and rehabilitation.
Executive Order 15, signed on Monday, March 6, designates the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency as the chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs or ICAD.
The ICAD's membership – a total of 18 agencies or departments (excluding PDEA) – show how Duterte intends the war against drugs to be an all-government effort.
Duterte 'admitted complicity' in Davao killings – WikiLeaks
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 25, 2016

This is based on a confidential cable by US ambassador Kristie Kenney, quoting statements from then CHR regional director Alberto Sipaco Jr.

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US Government: “Duterte is clearly behind the Davao Death Squad”

House committee drops use of 'extrajudicial killings' in probes, reports
September 18, 2016

The House committee on public order and safety has approved a motion to use 'deaths under investigation' – instead of extrajudicial killings – in future hearings, investigations, and reports

PNP says most murder victims are drug personalities, not innocents
by Bea Cupin December 27, 2016

The PNP says that while all murder or homicide cases deserve investigation, people should see the difference between innocents killed and drug suspects killed.

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'Mismatched' PNP data seen on war on drugs
Dec 27, 2016


Police Checkpoints 101: How checkpoints work
Sep 16, 2016

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10 things to remember at PNP checkpoints
Posted by ABS-CBN News at Sep 06 2016
Look - download the poster as pdf HERE


Duterte wants war on crime, drugs extended for 6 more months
Sep 18, 2016

“Give me another six months.”
President Duterte on Sunday admitted that he could not stop crime and illegal drugs in three to six months.

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PNP out of drug war means end to 'tokhang,' buy-bust
with video
by Bea Cupin January 30, 2017
What are policemen allowed and not allowed to do from today? The PNP explains in detail.

Duterte orders 'cleansing' of PNP, extends drug war again
by Pia Ranada January 30, 2017
The President orders the dissolution of all PNP anti-drug units and the creation of a new command to rid the police force of corrupt personnel.

PNP to create task force vs scalawag cops
by Bea Cupin January 30, 2017
The task force will focus on corruption within the PNP's ranks.

Martial law a 'back-up plan' but 'far from reality'
by Camille Elemia November 16, 2016
'It's far from reality and it's never crossed the mind of the President,' says Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

Duterte: Sometimes, I'm tempted to declare martial law
by Pia Ranada October 04, 2016
'But it is not feasible, they say, well, fine. That's why I declared a state of lawlessness, because narco-politics has entered the country,' says Duterte

Duterte not happy, gives his drug war '5 out of 10' rating
by Pia Ranada September 23, 2016
'I will have the command conference with the police, just a reminder for them also that I’m not happy with what has happened,' the President says

High-profile inmate killed, 4 hurt in Bilibid 'riot'

UPDATED High-profile convict Tony Co is killed in a stabbing incident that led to a 'riot' at the national state penitentiary, says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

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House probe on Bilibid to push through with or without Sebastian
House committee on justice chairperson Reynaldo Umali says high-profile Bilibid inmate Jaybee Sebastian is 'not the be-all and end-all' of the investigation

both by Bea Cupin September 28, 2016

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Alvarez on Bilibid riot: 'Forces' out to derail House probe

'After all these years, why are they only killing each other inside just now? The intended resource persons of the committee on justice were targeted,' says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
There are forces who don't want Jaybee Sebastian to testify and we'll look for the motive, for the person who may not want the truth to come out," said Alvarez.

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Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez claims this is not to shame Senator Leila de Lima but only to 'reveal' her alleged relationship with her former driver, Ronnie Dayan

both by Mara Cepeda September 28, 2016

No to slut-shaming in Philippine Congress
by Rappler Social Media Team September 30, 2016
'Every woman should be concerned when something like that is used to shame women' Look also Slut-Shaming

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Pimentel on House plan to show De Lima video: Be ready to pay 'political price' of 'reckless' acts
Sep 28, 2016

Informations from the international society, independent organisations and persons, etc.

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Churches about EJK & War on Drugs

and above About Updates and below Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte, "The NEW Hitler"?

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CHR refutes Cayetano: We did not change definition of EJKs
by Jodesz Gavilan May 09, 2017 - with video
UPDATED The Commission on Human Rights joins at least 45 UN member states in calling on the Philippine government to conduct a 'thorough' investigation and hold accountable those behind the killings.

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"A Policy Forum"

Drug Issues, Different Perspectives – A Policy Forum
May 05, 2017 - with videos
A group of pro-bono lawyers called the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) mounted an event called Drug Issues, Different Perspectives at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium in the University of Philippines Diliman campus on Friday and Saturday, May 5 to 6.
Agnes Callamard, United Nations Special Rapporteur, is the keynote speaker.

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Countries call for end to killings in PH drug war
by Jodesz Gavilan May 08, 2017
United Nations member states urge the Philippines to launch a thorough and impartial investigation to punish those behind drug-related killings.

Dr. Carl Hart on drug war and public health
May 08, 2017
Neuropharmacologist Dr. Carl Hart debunks prevalent myths on drug use and the human brain.

Callamard says PH drug board presentation gave her 'hope'
by Bea Cupin May 06, 2017
The UN expert also dismisses criticism over her presence in the country. 'I'm used to it,' she tells media

UN expert in PH: Punitive measures worsen drug problem
by Bea Cupin May 05, 2017 - with video
UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard speaks at a drug policy forum organized by the Free Legal Assistance Group

Callamard: No war on drugs probe during PH visit
by Bea Cupin May 05, 2017
'They are entitled to monitor me, absolutely,' says UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard of the Philippine government.

UN expert Agnes Callamard here
May 04, 2017
Callamard is seen at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Commission on Human Rights on Thursday, May 4.
President Rodrigo Duterte spoke of her during his speech Thursday afternoon in Davao City. He said the reason why she is here is to investigate extrajudicial killings.

CHR says Special Rapporteur Callamard in PH for 'academic visit'
by Jodesz Gavilan May 05, 2017
UPDATED Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the Philippine government should already extend an invitation for Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard to conduct a probe into extrajudicial killings.

Callamard: I'm waiting for PH to lift conditions of official visit
by Bea Cupin May 06, 2017 - with video
The Philippine government had earlier imposed 3 conditions for the Special Rapporteur's visit to the country.

Human Rights Watch to UN rights council: Denounce drug war killings in PH
The New York-based human rights group urges the ted Nations Human Rights Council to pressure the Philippines into supporting an international investigation into the drug-related killings.

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Human Rights Watch slams Cayetano for defending 'the indefensible' - with video
The global group says the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is 'delusional' for thinking it can sway other countries from pushing for accountability over drug-related killings.

Both by Jodesz Gavilan May 04, 10, 2017

Lawyers' group asks SC to issue new rules for EJKs
by Lian Buan April 27, 2017
'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.
Karapatan brings cases of political killings in PH to UN
April 12, 2017
Cases of extrajudicial killings related to the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs are next.
Rights group Karapatan submitted to the United Nations (UN) 47 cases of alleged political killings under the Duterte administration.
Learn from lessons of Jabidah massacre, Zambo youth tell Duterte
by Jieven Santisteban March 18, 2017

Young Mindanao activists urge President Rodrigo Duterte to stop extrajudicial killings

NY Times: Hit PH with trade tariffs over deadly drug war
March 27, 2017

'A more consequential action' other countries could make to protest the war on drugs is to impose tariffs on Philippine goods, a New York Times editorial says.

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Palace dismisses NY Times journalists as 'hack writers'
by Pia Ranada March 27, 2017
Duterte's spokesman now claims the New York Times is part of a plot to oust the President


Human Rights Watch on extrajudicial killings
“License to Kill.”
Police Fake Evidence in Philippines' Drug War Killings
Video courtesy of the Human Rights Watch

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HRW: PH risks being lumped with North Korea, Syria
by Bea Cupin March 03, 2017
'The Philippine government needs to understand that their problems with the international community will not go away unless these killings stop'

HRW: Duterte could be held liable for crimes against humanity
by Jodesz Gavilan
Human Rights Watch's latest report says Duterte's repeated calls to kill alleged drug personalities are 'indicative of a government policy to attack a specific civilian population'

PNP behind extrajudicial killings – int'l rights group
by Patricia Evangelista
New York-based Human Rights Watch says it chose not to give the Duterte administration an advance copy of its report, adding it doubts a dialogue with the current government is possible

PH police 'falsifying' evidence in drugs war – Human Rights Watch
by Bea Cupin
A report by an international human rights group points to collusion between police and so-called vigilante groups in the execution of drug suspects.

Duterte on war on drugs: 'More killings to come'
UPDATED March 03, 2017 with video
by Pia Ranada
President Rodrigo Duterte calls out Human Rights Watch for describing his anti-drug campaign as a 'war against humanity'

Palace blasts 'thoughtless, irresponsible' HRW report
by Pia Ranada
Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella tells groups looking into the Duterte government's drug war to 'do their homework more diligently before attempting to engage in propaganda'

All March 02, 2017

An open letter to Human Rights Watch on EJKs, Duterte, and Karapatan
by Cameron Walker March 15, 2017
Has the militant rights group spoken out strongly against the wave of extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines?
Naked prisoners in Philippine jail cause uproar
by Agence France-Presse March 02, 2017
The inmates of the Cebu provincial jail are woken before dawn on Tuesday, February 28, herded into the jail's quadrangle and forced to strip while anti-drug agents, police and military searched their cells.
"This incident clearly amounts to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment of prisoners," Amnesty International said in a statement.

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Panelo backs mass strip search at Cebu prison
March 04, 2017
Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says the operation itself is justifiable but the photos of the naked prisoners should not have been released, as this violated their right to privacy.

Colombian ex-president to Duterte: Force won't solve drug war
by KD Suarez February 08, 2017

'Trust me, I learned the hard way,' former Colombian president Cesar Gaviria advises the Philippine leader in a New York Times op-ed entitled, 'President Duterte is repeating my mistakes'

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Duterte calls ex-Colombian president an ‘idiot’ for drug war ‘lecture’ Feb 8, 2017

Duterte repeating Colombia's mistakes on war on drugs says ex-president Feb 8, 2017

Robredo on ex-Colombian president's comment on war on drugs
Feb 9, 2017 - Video by Noy Morcoso

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Robredo backs ex-Colombian president's advice on drug war
by Patty Pasion February 09, 2017
Vice President Leni Robredo says the Philippine government must learn from other countries which used violence but failed to solve the drug problem

Sereno: Extrajudicial killings a setback in judicial reforms
January 25, 2017

Chief Justice Sereno urges the police to 'reflect' on the way they have performed their duties that led to the increase of unsolved killings linked to war on drugs.

UN human rights experts urge PH to stop drug-related killings
August 18, 2016
Two United Nations special rapporteurs call for drug trafficking offenses to be 'judged in a court of law, not by gunmen on the streets'

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Duterte to police, military: Kill innocents, I'll shoot you
by Pia Ranada December 12, 2016
'I am not a killer. I do not relish or enjoy a Filipino sprawled there with all the blood and gore,' says the President days after activists condemned what they call his worsening human rights record.

Duterte 'normalized act of extrajudicial killing'
by Jee Y. Geronimo January 06, 2017

International watchdog Front Line Defenders also calls out the President for threatening to kill human rights defenders who criticize his campaign against illegal drugs.

OFWs in peril of 'drug war' killings – Human Rights Watch
by Phelim Kine October 13, 2016
'Unless the Duterte government rethinks its abusive war on drugs, Filipinos living outside the Philippines won't be much safer than those living in the country'
This is a press release from Human Rights Watch.

‘Body Collector,’ dokumentaryo ni Cesar Apolinario (full episode)
Nov 13, 2016 - Aired: November 12, 2016

This video entitled ‘Body Collector’ features ‘the issue of Extra Judicial Killings.’


Why Duterte's war on drugs drew flak
Oct 3, 2016
How Duterte's drug war has affected rich users
byNatashya Gutierrez April 27, 2017

While shabu, the poor man's cocaine, is now as expensive as P25,000 a gram, the price of ecstasy, choice drug of the rich, has remained the same at P3,000 per tablet

Policy on drugs must be based on facts
September 26, 2016

Despite recent official data of 1.8 million drug users, President Duterte hikes it to ‘4 million addicts.
On September 19, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) released its most recent nationwide survey on drug abuse in the Philippines showing 1.8 million current users of illicit drugs or 1.8% of our 101 million population.
DDB is a policy-making body under the Office of the President and is the repository of official data on illegal drugs.

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Duterte's new matrix links Maute Group to drugs
by Mick Basa September 23, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte says this could explain how the ISIS-inspired Maute Group sustains its operations in Marawi City

Why Duterte's ‘4 million drug users’ is statistically improbable
May 26, 2017
A tighter grip on reality – through data and evidence – may be one of the best ways to brace ourselves against this new, rising wave of authoritarian rule.

Data in the drug war: Why accurate numbers matter
by Jodesz Gavilan November 04, 2016

Duterte claims there are 3 to 4 million drug addicts in the Philippines but data from the Dangerous Drugs Board show there are only 1.8 million current drug users. How will this affect the war on drugs?

Is Duterte's '4 million drug addicts' a 'real number'?
by Pia Ranada May 06, 2017

The government holds a #RealNumbersPH forum but fails to justify the continued use of the '4 million drug addicts' figure.

DILG orders all LGUs to set up drop boxes for drug, crime reporting
by Rambo Talabong October 02, 2017

A Department of the Interior and Local Government memorandum calls on barangays, municipalities, and cities to set up drop boxes to receive information on drug and crime suspects.

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In Senate debate, DILG vows to 'drop' drop boxes for drug reporting
by Camille Elemia October 11, 2017
Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito is keen on taking the suggestion of Senator Risa Hontiveros to realign the P500-million budget of the Masa Masid program to existing local anti-drug and peace councils

Hontiveros threatens to dissolve DILG's Masa Masid budget over drug drop boxes
by Rambo Talabong October 03, 2017
The opposition senator, a member of the Senate finance committee, calls the drop boxes a 'foolish and dangerous' reporting system that will make people vulnerable to threats

Drop box for suspected drug users: A tool for revenge?
October 02, 2017
Some netizens referred to the DILG drop box as the Philippine version of the Death Note

CHR: Use of drop boxes in drug war increases risk of mistaken arrest
by Jodesz Gavilan August 13, 2017

While it supports the government's goal of eliminating the use of illegal drugs, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Sunday, August 13, expressed concern over the use of drop boxes to collect names of suspected drug personalities.

Sweden voices concern over killings in Philippines
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 17, 2016

'We trust that the Philippine government is investigating these killings,' Swedish Ambassador-designate Harald Fries says

President Duterte, do not kill in my name
by Jose Manuel Diokno July 08, 2016

The bandwagon that the President has created is a bandwagon of hate.
President Duterte’s war on crime has spawned a nuclear explosion of violence that is spiralling out of control and creating a nation without judges, without law, and without reason.

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Confronting extrajudicial killings under Duterte
by Teddy Casiño September 19, 2016
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.

Please don't kill my father
by Kira Bueno August 16, 2016

I know for sure that just like me, there are daughters of drug addicts out there who would choose to send their fathers to institutions that will care for them.


Inside Manila's drug war Female assassin's story BBC News
Aug 25, 2016

Remark this is an album in the album "War on Drugs"

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Philippines drugs war: The woman who kills dealers for a living
26 August 2016

When you meet an assassin who has killed six people, you don't expect to encounter a diminutive, nervous young woman carrying a baby.
"My first job was two years ago in this province nearby. I felt really scared and nervous because it was my first time."

The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the country's dark underbelly of dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in a chilling predicament.

EXPLAINER: How serious is the PH drug problem? Here's the data
by Students from UP August 27, 2016

This could help contextualize the country’s drug problem and put in perspective the government’s response

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War on drugs? Other countries focus on demand, not supply
by JC Punongbayan September 10, 2016
A drug war that focuses disproportionately on supply reduction tends to strengthen and enrich – rather than weaken and impoverish – the operations of drug suppliers.

War on drugs: Rehabilitation must be more than a knee-jerk reaction
But with more drug users surrendering by the day, government cannot afford to tarry in providing much-needed interventions for Filipinos who've made the first step away from drugs
Look also part 2: Inside the brain of a drug user
Psychiatrists say the effect of drugs on the brain could be so damaging as to cause paranoia even months after a person has already stopped using the substance
both by Jee Y. Geronimo August 18 - 19, 2016

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Robredo: Family, church key in nat'l drug rehab program
by Patty Pasion September 06, 2016
In Naga City, the families are integrated in the campaign against drugs while the church is a strong partner in Catanduanes. These have been factors of success

'We cannot arrest our way out of this drug problem'
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 01, 2016
Speaking to Rappler, US Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield says the drug problem 'is a public health crisis as much as it is a law enforcement crisis'

War on Drugs

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Children in Duterte’s bloody war on drugs
by RJ Barrete August 06, 2017

The children in the Philippines are not spared from Duterte’s war on drugs.

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LIST: Minors, college students killed in Duterte's drug war
by Jodesz Gavilan August 19, 2017
The youngest reported victim of the war on drugs is an infant in Maguindanao

Drug raids toll hits 81 in 4 days
by Rambo Talabong August 18, 2017

Police kill 24 drug suspects in Camanava, leading to 81 total deaths in 4 days of anti-drug and anti-crime operations.
The death toll for this week now stands at 81 as Metro Manila Northern Police District (NPD) conducted their own anti-drug and anti-criminality operation from the afternoon of Thursday, August 17 to early morning of Friday, August 18.
After 20 encounters, 24 drug suspects were killed and 36 were detained

Undertaker misery on frontlines of Philippine drug war
by Agence France-Presse December 09, 2016
Funeral parlors, while busy, are not necessarily making lots of money, with relatives of many victims often too poor to be able to pay for a funeral.
Business has never been busier for undertaker Alejandro Ormeneta but, after 5 months on the frontlines of the Philippines' brutal drug war, he just wants the killings to stop.
32 dead, 107 arrested in Bulacan 'one-time, big-time' operation
by Rambo Talabong August 16, 2017

Aside from the casualties and detentions, police seized 230 grams of suspected crystal meth or shabu and 765 grams of marijuana leaves.

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Family of witnesses in Kian slay seeks Church protection
September 10, 2017
3rd UPDATE After a standoff, the family of witnesses in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos chooses to run to Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

Families in Bulacan hopeless, scared in continuing drug war
by Patty Pasion September 02, 2017
Some residents live in fear as police allegedly continue to plant evidence on some 'drug suspects' to justify their arrest and detention.

NBI: Cops murdered Kian delos Santos, planted evidence
by Lian Buan August 31, 2017
The National Bureau of Investigation says it is 'very evident' that Caloocan City policemen intended to kill the 17-year-old boy.

After Kian slay, Duterte tempers messaging on drug war
by Pia Ranada August 26, 2017
The Caloocan teen's death exposes cracks in the President's messaging about his bloody drug war. Duterte decides he needs to adjust.

CCTV footage of Kian delos Santos dragged by Caloocan cops
August 25, 2017 - with Video
This CCTV footage refutes the claim of policemen that they gunned down the 17-year-old because he fought back – that he even fired the first shot

Kian case overblown, any war has collateral damage
by Lian Buan August 23, 2017
'Isa lang siya sa thousands na pang-aabuso ng pulis kung talagang may pang-aabuso,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the killing of Kian delos Santos

Witnesses to Kian's killing to face Senate, 'will only be telling the truth'
by Eloisa Lopez August 23, 2017
'Since they are children, we have to explain to them what will happen, and that there is nothing for them to be scared of,' lawyer Minerva Ambrosio says.

Kian delos Santos tests negative for gunpowder
by Rambo Talabong August 23, 2017
This contradicts the narrative of the police, who claim slain 17-year-old Kian delos Santos fired at them during their raid.

PNP contradicts PAO: Only 2, not 3, gunshot wounds on Kian
by Rambo Talabong August 23, 2017 - with Video
The Philippine National Police's autopsy report on Kian delos Santos differs from that of the Public Attorney's Office.

U.S. calls for 'full accountability' in Kian delos Santos killing
by Paterno Esmaquel II August 22, 2017 - with Videos
'My condolences go out to the family and friends of Kian,' US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim says of slain 17-year-old student Kian delos Santos.

'Nakaluhod tapos nasubsob': How Kian was shot, according to PAO
by Lian Buan August 22, 2017
Bullet trajectory and entry wounds point to murder, says Public Attorney's Office chief Persida Acosta

Duterte: If police murdered Kian delos Santos, they will 'rot in jail'
by Pia Ranada August 22, 2017 - with Video
UPDATED The President says the CCTV footage convinced him that this was not the usual 'nanlaban' case as alleged by police.

Murder charges likely vs cops in Kian delos Santos slay
by Lian Buan August 21, 2017
One of Kian's 3 fatal wounds is a treacherous wound, PAO Chief Acosta says

Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, CIDG ordered to probe Kian delos Santos slay
by Rambo Talabong August 21, 2017
Apart from another internal investigation, the PNP says they are open to the probe of other groups to help in their 'internal cleansing'

The dark alley to Kian delos Santos' death
August 21, 2017 - with Video
Rappler goes to Kian delos Santos' Caloocan neighborhood to retrace the path to his death

Senate majority seeks probe into Kian delos Santos' death
August 20, 2017
The senators condemn 'the recent spate of abuses by the police resulting in excessive and unnecessary deaths' in the war on drugs.

How Kian delos Santos was killed, according to police
by Rambo Talabong August 20, 2017
The Caloocan police's initial investigation report states 17-year-old Kian delos Santos fired shots first, then was killed after being chased by police.
Based on CCTV footage and eyewitness reports, Delos Santos was unarmed, but given a gun by the police and coerced to run and shoot.

DOJ orders probe into 17-year-old student's death
by Mara Cepeda August 19, 2017
UPDATED The DOJ instructs the NBI to 'file appropriate charges,' if any, over the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos in Caloocan City.

Malacañang: Police should be 'wary of reckless exercise of power'
by Mara Cepeda August 19, 2017
Malacañang acknowledges the 'deep public sentiment' triggered by the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Santos in a drug raid in Caloocan City.

TRANSCRIPT: 'Pag walang baril, bigyan mo ng baril' – Duterte
August 19, 2017 - with Videos

The alleged frame-up that killed Kian Loyd delos Santos, 17, brings to mind statements made by President Rodrigo Duterte in his first year in office, urging law enforcers to push criminals to fight back.

Senators push for 'impartial' probe into 'worrisome' drug war killings
August 18, 2017
Senators also question President Rodrigo Duterte's seeming double standard in his drug war, saying he hits hard on small drug suspects but not on shabu smugglers and their suspected accomplices in government.

Nothing reckless in massive Bulacan, Manila drug raids
by Pia Ranada August 18, 2017
The Palace calls the death of a Grade 11 student during a Caloocan drug raid an 'isolated' case.

Duterte 'deranged' to say it's good to kill 32 people
by Lian Buan August 18, 2017
"Those are clear words of a deranged mind if you say that, that it’s good, that it’s okay to kill 32 people a day. That’s a deranged mind," detained Senator Leila de Lima said.

Rise in deaths in police operations 'normal'
by Rambo Talabong August 18, 2017 - with Video
'May namatay dahil lumaban. I don't think dapat ikakaalarma iyan,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa.

Malacañang vows 'fair and impartial' probe into deadly Bulacan raids
by Pia Ranada August 17, 2017
Malacañang makes the promise a day after President Rodrigo Duterte expressed hope that future police operations would yield the same high death toll.

Duterte on deadly Bulacan drug raids: 'Maganda 'yun'
by Pia Ranada August 17, 2017

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte also says he wants to 'investigate' human rights groups for 'conspiracy'

IN PHOTOS: Paalam, Kian
August 20, 2017
Here's a glimpse at the wake of Kian Loyd delos Santos, the 17-year-old student killed in a drug raid by the Caloocan City police.

Robredo condemns Kian's killing: It could also happen to our children
'Ilan na ba iyong Kian na dumaan? Ilan pa ba iyong Kian na mangyayari? Kaya tayo naman, kapag ganito, tingin ko obligasyon natin ipahayag iyong ating pagkamuhi sa ganitong klaseng pangyayari'
Hontiveros grants protection to witnesses in killing of 17-year-old boy
The witnesses are ready to face the Senate should there be an investigation, says Senator Risa Hontiveros
Both by Camille Elemia August 20, 2017

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Protests vs Kian delos Santos killing

Senate hearings on the death of 3 teenage boys

August 24, 2017

September 05, 2017: LIVESTREAM by GMA News: Senate hearing on killing of Kian delos Santos

October 02, 2017, The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs conducts a hearing on the death of Kian delos Santos, Carl Angelo Arnaiz, and Reynaldo 'Kulot' de Guzman, all killed during police operations.

The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs conducts a hearing on the death of Kian delos Santos, the 17-year-old whom Caloocan police are accused of executing in an anti-drug raid last week.

Senate Resolution 471 has been filed, expressing the sense to condemn the killing of the Grade 11 student on August 16.

The resolution looks into the accountability of the Philippine National Police in the conduct of the campaign against illegal drugs that may have resulted in unnecessary and unjustified deaths.

Carl Arnaiz kneeling, handcuffed when killed – taxi driver, witness
by Camille Elemia October 02, 2017
'Nakatakbo na po siya sa damuhan and then nakaluhod po siya noong binaril na may posas,' says 21-year-old witness 'Joe Daniel'

Carl Arnaiz handcuffed, beaten up, killed – PAO autopsy
by Lian Buan September 04, 2017
Findings of the Public Attorney's Office show the 19-year-old was kneeling when initially shot, then killed with more shots after he was lying on the ground.

Kian and Carl: Parallelism in the deaths of two boys
by Rambo Talabong September 04, 2017

Kian delos Santos, 17, and Carl Arnaiz, 19 – handcuffed, kneeling – were killed by Caloocan policemen two days apart.

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Taxi driver claims Arnaiz was robber, but killing seems 'scripted'
by Eloisa Lopez September 11, 2017 - with Video
UPDATED 'Ang nangyari kasi sa police – 'yung pagkapatay nung prinesent kong hold-upper is parang stage play o scripted 'yung pagkapatay,' says taxi driver Tomas Bagcal, who also says he now fears for his safety.

Duterte says he won't condone killing of young Filipinos
by Pia Ranada September 06, 2017
The President promises an impartial investigation into the death of Carl Arnaiz, the second teenager whose death has sparked public outrage

Missing teen last seen with Carl Arnaiz found dead with 30 stab wounds
by Rambo Talabong September 06, 2017
UPDATED Grade 5 student Reynaldo de Guzman is found in Gapan, Nueva Ecija, over 100 kilometers from where he was last spotted.

Boy found dead in Nueva Ecija not Reynaldo de Guzman
by Rambo Talabong September 11, 2017
PNP says DNA samples from Lina and Eddie de Guzman do not match those taken from the body of the boy found dead in Nueva Ecija.

AboutPhilippines just ask: How can we trust PNP?

NBI, CHR perform autopsy on 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman
by Eloisa Lopez September 07, 2017
Dr Carlomagno Yalung of the NBI says that the overlapping wounds on Reynaldo de Guzman's body has made it difficult for their team to confirm how many times the teenager was stabbed.

NBI to probe Reynaldo de Guzman killing
by Lian Buan September 06, 2017
The National Bureau of Investigation will look into the death of 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman, who was with 19-year-old Carl Arnaiz the night they went missing.

Netizens react to 14-year-old boy found dead with 30 stab wounds
September 06, 2017
Reynaldo de Guzman is the last seen companion of Carl Arnaiz before the latter was killed on August 18

Makabayan bloc: Probe killing of Carl Angelo Arnaiz
by Bea Cupin September 05, 2017
This is the progressive bloc's third House resolution calling for an investigation into killings in the drug war.

Youth and human rights groups, netizens condemn Carl Arnaiz slay
September 05, 2017
Youth groups, human rights organizations, and netizens, demand transparent investigation and justice for the death of 19-year-old Carl Arnaiz.

Killing of Grade 12 boy raises fears among Baguio students
September 08, 2017

Vaughn Dicang's body is found in a creek on Thursday, September 7
Students in Baguio City voiced their concerns over the recent killing of Vaughn Dicang, a Grade 12 student who was reported missing on September 1.

What took me so long to condemn extrajudicial killings
by Giancarlo Elbambo August 21, 2017

'How could I have been so insensitive?'

a Duterte supporter asks, as he reflects on the death of Kian delos Santos.


Noynoy Aquino on President Duterte, EJK, and Kian's death

Former President Benigno Aquino III answers questions from media during the anniversary of his father's death.
Noynoy recalls grandmother in Kian's mom

On the anniversary of his father's death, Former President Noynoy Aquino recalls his grandmother, Ninoy's mother, in Kian delos Santos' mom.

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Aquino condemns Kian delos Santos killing, calls for swift justice
by Camille Elemia
Former president Benigno Aquino III says he sees his paternal grandmother in Kian delos Santos' mother, both of whom lost sons in killings.

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After Kian delos Santos slay, OFWs urged to 'reflect on Duterte's flaws'
by Patty Pasion August 21, 2017

17-year-old Kian delos Santos, whose death in the hands of police sparked outrage, was the son of an overseas Filipino worker based in Saudi Arabia.

Dec 15 2016
Research by Jodesz Gavilan
Design by Wayne Manuel and Michan Lorenzo
Photos by Alecs Ongcal

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Duterte: 'I will kill more to get rid of drugs'
by Pia Ranada February 02, 2017
The President also bars the National Bureau of Investigation from taking part in the drug war, saying he has lost trust in the agency.

Duterte to drug addicts: Free meds or rope this Christmas?
by Pia Ranada December 13, 2016
Duterte also tells addicts to stay inside their homes or face consequences. 'Mas mabuti 'di kayo lumabas ng bahay. Magkulong na lang kayo ng bahay, pag nakita kita sa labas, dadamputin kita.'
President Rodrigo Duterte wants drug addicts to choose what they will get free from the government this Christmas season: medicine or a rope to hang themselves with?

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Duterte says sorry for 'unintended' drug war killings
by Patty Pasion December 29, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte apologized for the killing of innocent people whom he called "collateral damage" in the government's war on drugs.


Rody names politicians, judges, cops allegedly into illegal drugs
Posted Aug 7, 2016 Updated to include names of policemen, other officials

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Duterte stands by veracity of 'drug matrix' despite 'errors'
Sep 28, 2016
Duterte: 2,000 cops, village execs in new narco-list
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Duterte gives final drug list to Pimentel, Alvarez, Sereno
by Pia Ranada December 07, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte says he also shared the list with new AFP chief General Eduardo Año because he needs the military to help the 'fractured' PNP in the war on drugs.

Duterte may submit final 'drug list' to NSC next week
November 27, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte says the National Security Council will 'formulate' a plan to protect the next generation from the drug menace.

Duterte wants 'consensus' with lawmakers on drug list release
by Pia Ranada October 25, 2016
Duterte says there are 'about a thousand" barangay captains and 'thousands' of police personnel, with 'about a few mayors and national officials', involved in drugs

Duterte on drug list: 'I had it revalidated again'
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 24, 2016
'Kasi may mga nakita ako doon na mga kaibigan ko na hindi ko sukat akalain,' President Rodrigo Duterte says.
President Rodrigo Duterte said he has ordered his men to revalidate the list of around 1,000 alleged drug pushers and drug lords, including barangay captains, mayors, and governors.

Duterte implicates 40 judges in drug trade
by Rhaydz B. Barcia September 23, 2016
The President tells the Army’s 9th Infantry Division in Pili, Camarines Sur: 'If the drug problem outlasts me for unknown reason... continue this fight against drugs. Do not abandon me.'
President Rodrigo Duterte has implicated 40 judges in the country’s drug trade, along with Chinese nationals and a certain Diana Lagman from Pampanga.
The President said that these 40 judges are assigned in various regions.

Duterte shows 'drug list' with '1,000' names of gov't officials
by Pia Ranada September 15, 2016
Though he did not read out the names, he says the list includes governors, congressmen, mayors, barangay captains, and policemen

Duterte: 'Final validation' of new drug list done
by Pia Ranada September 14, 2016
A new list of alleged drug personalities may soon be ready for release after President Rodrigo Duterte announces it has gone through third and final validation

LIST: Suspected drug lords killed under Duterte gov't
by Jodesz Gavilan August 30, 2016
Rappler lists alleged drug lords killed – during legitimate operations or otherwise – under the Duterte administration starting July 1

Duterte offers P2-M bounty for cops into drug trade
by Pia Ranada August 29, 2016
To those involved in illegal drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'Pray that I'll die without a resurrection'
President Rodrigo Duterte offered a reward of P2 million for the arrest of police involved in the illegal drug trade.

FACT CHECK: Dead ex-mayor, non-legislator also in Duterte list
by Jodesz Gavilan August 08, 2016
Spelling errors and wrong information mar the list of local government officials alleged to be involved in the illegal drug trade

FACT CHECK: One judge in Duterte list already dead for 8 years
by Jodesz Gavilan August 08, 2016
UPDATED Rappler is crowdsourcing information on the 158 government officials listed as allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. How accurate is this list?

8 'drug personalities' on BI lookout list: What we know about them
by Jodesz Gavilan August 02, 2017
The immigration lookout bulletin comes a year after President Rodrigo Duterte publicly named Peter Lim as one of 3 Chinese drug lords
TIMELINE: Parojinog, from Duterte's narco list to a bloody raid
by Katerina Francisco and Jodesz Gavilan August 01, 2017

The raid where members of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr's family die comes almost a year after President Rodrigo Duterte tagged them as narcopoliticians.
The Parojinogs of Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, on Sunday, July 30, became the latest addition to the list of so-called narcopoliticians killed by police.

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Ozamiz City officials surrender firearms given by Parojinog family
by Bobby Lagsa August 04, 2017
The 42 loose firearms are surrendered to Chief Inspector Joven Espinido, who is Ozamiz City's police chief.

Parojinogs indicted for illegal possession of firearms, drugs
August 03, 2017
The Department of Justice also rules that the detention of the Parojinog siblings is valid even if the 36-hour prescribed period already lapsed.

Autopsy reports point to Parojinogs fighting back – PNP
by Rambo Talabong August 03, 2017
The PNP also clarifies that the white object that Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog refused to give to cops was a piece of paper containing names.

Duterte on Parojinog slay: Police had to shoot
by Pia Ranada August 02, 2017 - with Video
UPDATED The President says the Parojinogs of Ozamiz City got what they deserved

DOJ panel: Parojinog siblings' arrest, inquest valid
by Rambo Talabong August 01, 2017
A resolution recommending that charges be filed against Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog and her brother Reynaldo Parojinog Jr has yet to be released.

The Parojinogs and the tangled webs they wove
by Bea Cupin August 01, 2017
It's a family with links – both business and personal – to other alleged criminal personalities.

Ramos denies giving 'drug list' to Duterte
September 12, 2016

In the official Malacañang video and transcript of the speech, President Rodrigo Duterte is shown making the claim that he got his 'drug list' from former president Fidel Ramos.
Former president Fidel Ramos denied he gave President Rodrigo Duterte a thick list of drug personalities.

Duterte's war on drugs: Opening a Pandora's box
by Ronan Jegou July 11, 2016

'Death and wrath have been set free. However you may try to justify it, violence breeds violence.'

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Using drug war to extort? 'I'll break your necks,' Dela Rosa tells cops
by Bea Cupin November 14, 2016
The chief of the Philippine National Police calls on the public to 'police' the PNP's ranks

The moral dilemma of extra judicial killings
by Raymund Narag October 02, 2016
'There is no excuse to undermine our already fragile laws and weak constitution'

IN NUMBERS: The Philippines' 'war on drugs'
by Michael Bueza September 13, 2016
As of the 2nd week of September 2016, there have been over 3,000 deaths, both from legitimate police operations and extrajudicial or unexplained killings

PH 'war on drugs' should draw lessons from other countries
by Joy Aceron and Mary Grace Santos August 09, 2016
'Is there another way to achieve the same result and make drug addicts or users surrender or cooperate with authorities without capitalizing on the threat of death?

War on drugs: A spurious disjunction between firmness and due process
Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino July 29, 2016
'No real gain is made when the law is sacrificed. It is precisely because trafficking in drugs offends the law that there is legitimacy in the full application of the State’s reserve of force against those who engage in it with impunity.'

Before Duterte: How did anti-illegal drug operations fare?
by Jodesz Gavilan July 29, 2016
More than 63,000 drug suspects were arrested from 2011 to 2015, but low conviction rates plague the government's anti-illegal drugs efforts, according to PDEA data

Epicenters of fatalities in the war on drugs
by Ronald U. Mendoza and Miann Banaag August 22, 2016
Most fatalities are in Metro Manila and Cebu; Pasay stands out in terms of 'salvage' victims

Duterte to Sereno: Want me to declare martial law?
by Pia Ranada August 09, 2016
Duterte warns the Supreme Court: 'Do not create a crisis because I will order everybody in the executive department not to honor you'
President Rodrigo Duterte took offense with Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's letter, saying he did not appreciate being "ordered" around by the Supreme Court.

Drug lords controlling politicians – Dela Rosa
by Rhaydz B. Barcia September 17, 2016

PNP chief Dela Rosa says, 'Our fearless forecast is that by January 1, we will eliminate 70% to 90% of drugs

Police take war on drugs to Happyland
by Alecs Ongcal September 25, 2016

As the war on drugs continues, dozens of men are rounded up in a police operation in the city of Manila. Some of them tell however, that they have nothing to do with drugs.

Poe tells PNP: Probe child deaths amid war on drugs
September 07, 2016
Senator Poe: 'The PNP-IAS must ensure that scalawags in the police service are held accountable, more so in cases where children and minors are senselessly caught in the crossfire. Their vulnerability must not be trampled upon.'

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September 06, 2016
She was a sweet girl, funny and kind. Her mother found her with a gunshot wound to her nape. She will always be five years old.

The ominous knock on the door
by Vergel O. Santos October 06, 2016

'Duterte’s war on drugs is finally hitting home.... If fascism begins with a knock on the door, we have been taken well past that. We have ignored the signs and continue to ignore them.'

Australian falsely accused in Philippine drug war – court
by Agence France-Presse October 14, 2016

Damian Berg has insisted police dragged him out of his hotel room, then brought him to the street where ecstasy tablets were placed on him, and he was paraded before waiting journalists

On a drug list and innocent? Here's what you should do
by Jodesz Gavilan September 02, 2016

Among others, know that you can't be forced to go to a police station without an arrest warrant – unless you're caught in the act of committing a crime.

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How the Public Attorney's Office fits in the war against drugs
by Katerina Francisco September 11, 2016
For those voluntarily surrendering to police or seeking to clear their name in the war against drugs, the Public Attorney's Office serves to ensure their legal rights are respected

Mga dapat gawin kung ikaw ay nasa drug list
September 03, 2016
Hindi ka maaaring piliting pumunta sa istasyon ng pulis nang walang arrest warrant – liban na lamang kung nahuli ka sa akto ng paggawa ng krimen

War on drugs: Who are the Odictas of Iloilo?
by Bea Cupin August 29, 2016
Melvin and Merriam Odicta, allegedly among Iloilo's top drug lords, are gunned down by unidentified men

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Duterte on alleged Iloilo drug lord: He was being hunted
by Pia Ranada August 29, 2016
'Yang Odicta was really being hunted. Sa Iloilo, siya ang number one. Inabot siya ng malas,' says President Duterte

MAP: Are the drug-related killings related to poverty, crime rate?
August 13, 2016
Do factors like poverty and crime rate play a role in the drug-related killings across regions? Rappler maps the data to see correlations. The government's war against drugs continues, with the number of reported drug-related killings increasing by the day.
Data from the Philippine National Police (PNP) show that from the day after the May elections up to the inauguration of President Rodrigo Duterte, 57 suspects were killed. The figures jumped to 402 the following month.
Kill drug dealers and I'll give you a medal, says Philippines president
by Associated Press in Manila 5 June 2016

Addressing huge crowd, Rodrigo Duterte urges DIY law enforcement and threatens to humiliate police generals.
The Philippine president-elect has urged citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug dealers who resist arrest and fight back.

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Shoot to kill? Duterte's statements on killing drug users
by Katerina Francisco October 05, 2016
Human rights groups and foreign leaders are concerned that Duterte's statements are an 'apparent endorsement' of extrajudicial killings – an allegation the Palace vehemently denies


Rodrigo Duterte on the frontline of the Philippines’ drug war
Aug 23, 2016
A brutal war on drugs in the Philippines
Aug 19, 2016
Narco City
Aug 30, 2016

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War on drugs: 'Nanlaban'
by Vina Salazar August 30, 2016

In this album:

Can Rodrigo Duterte win the war on illegal drugs?
Aug 21, 2016
Dead or alive: Is the Philippines' war on drugs out of control?
Aug 4, 2016
The Stream - Philippines' war on drugs
Aug 23, 2016
Dela Rosa tells drug pushers to kill drug lords
The World Tonight, ANC, August 25, 2016
What Is Fueling The Philippines' Violent Drug War?
Aug 25, 2016

Remark these are albums in the album "War on Drugs"

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PMA alumni to Dela Rosa: Sound the call, we will be there
by Bea Cupin August 28, 2016
Alumni of the PMA 'pledge' to help another alumnus, PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa in the country’s campaign against illegal drugs

Philippines war on drugs: '1,900 killed' amid crackdown
23 August 2016
The head of the Philippines police has said more than 1,900 people have been killed during a crackdown on illegal drugs in the past seven weeks.

'Nanlaban sila': Duterte's war on drugs
by Bea Cupin August 23, 2016
Who wins and who loses in the Philippines' war on illegal drugs?

Addict risks all in deadly Philippine drug war
by afp August 28, 2016

What's scarier for a drug user: getting killed or stopping their age-old habit?


‘Sa Ngalan ng Karapatan’
Sep 12, 2016

This video entitled ‘Sa Ngalan ng Karapatan’ features ‘the side of the Commission on Human Rights in the alleged extra-judicial killings in the Philippines.’

In war on drugs, lives of police at risk too
by Mara Cepeda Updated August 20, 2016

UPDATED 'Mas lugi pa nga kami kasi naghihintay kaming barilin eh. Naghihintay kami na may action kami bago kami gumalaw eh,' says a precinct commander in Manila

Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte, "The NEW Hitler"?

Look also above Informations from the international society, independent organisations and persons, etc.

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LOOK BACK: Hitler and the Holocaust
by Katerina Francisco October 01, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte sparks outrage after he drew parallels between the Holocaust and his own bloody war on drugs.
President Rodrigo Duterte was once again on the receiving end of international criticism after he drew parallels between his bloody war against drugs and the extermination of millions of Jews during World War II.

Look also Fraternally yours: Adolf's message to Rody
by Walden Bello October 03, 2016
I want to inform you that killing even a million undesirables takes organization. You can profit from our mistakes. We began with firing squads.

Duterte: I'm being portrayed as a 'cousin of Hitler'
September 30, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte draws parallels between Hitler's annihilation of 3 million Jews and his controversial campaign against drugs

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Germany summons PH envoy over Locsin's Hitler remarks
by Aika Rey February 22, 2019
'I myself said the same thing before he even said it,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says in an interview in Berlin, while defending President Rodrigo's controversial remarks on Adolf Hitler

Germany to PH envoy: Duterte's Hitler remarks 'unacceptable'
by afp September 30, 2016
'Any comparison of the singular atrocities of the Holocaust with anything else is totally unacceptable,' ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer tells reporters

Duterte apologizes for Hitler remarks
October 02, 2016
'There was never an intention on my part to derogate the memory of 6 million Jews murdered by the Germans,' says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

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Duterte's ‘Hitler’ remark 'unacceptable'
Remark one video with English subtext

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NUJP alarmed by threats on journalists

Human Rights Watch: Duterte's Hitler remarks 'obscene'
by Jee Y. Geronimo Updated October 01, 2016

UPDATED The group calls on foreign donors such as the US and the EU to send a strong message to the Philippine government that it risks suspension of security assistance unless the 'abusive war on drugs... comes to a halt'

Duterte's Hitler remarks 'troubling' – Pentagon chief
by afp 9:31 AM, October 01, 2016

UPDATED Pentagon chief Ashton Carter says, 'Speaking personally for myself, I find those comments deeply troubling

A Furious Germany? Dissecting Duterte's Hitler Statement
October 1, 2016

Dear President Duterte, you need to apologize for the Hitler analogy, but...
The Guardian's Bangkok-based Southeast Asian correspondent Oliver Holmes quoted Duterte's statement, "If Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have [Duterte points to himself]" Hitler massacred three million Jews ... there's three million drug addicts. There are. I'd be happy to slaughter them.
Taken at face value, this statement is absolutely controversial, if not absolutely offensive. As expected, Duterte critics were quick to capitalize on this newest pronouncement. Duterte supporters, on the other hand, were quick to defend the old man.
That Duterte said those words is not a matter of debate. The issue, however, is what those words really meant.

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look also the below about what's going on in this "soap opera" of what the President says about.... and next a spokesman tells are wrong - misunderstood etc. Look the examples e.g. here below and HERE ....

Extrajudicial killings incl. Hearings - Etc.

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Rules of the Senate and

IMPORTANT: The Philippines (Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte) vs UN

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Int'l criminal court should probe Duterte's war on drugs
by Carmela Fonbuena October 05, 2016

Former International Criminal Court official and Harvard law professor Alex Whiting says an urgent action from the court will send a strong signal to President Rodrigo Duterte

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Palace to ICC: Duterte admin not behind extrajudicial killings
by Pia Ranada October 14, 2016
'Drug-related killings, including vigilante killings, are not state-sanctioned,' says Malacañang

Int'l criminal court 'closely following' PH war on drugs
by Carmela Fonbuena October 14, 2016
'Public statements of high officials of the Republic of the Philippines seem to condone such killings and further seem to encourage State forces and civilians alike to continue targeting these individuals with lethal force,' says ICC's Fatou Bensouda


Matobato lawyer Jude Sabio on Duterte and the ICC
March 23, 2017
Lawyer Jude Sabio is expected to fly to the Netherlands to hold President Rodrigo Duterte accountable before the International Criminal Court over extrajudicial killings related to his war on illegal drugs.

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Killings in war on drugs 'extension' of DDS system – Sabio
by Jodesz Gavilan March 25, 2017 - with video
Lawyer Jude Sabio says testimonies of self-proclaimed Davao Death Squad members and pronouncements on killing drug personalities will help build a strong case against President Rodrigo Duterte before the ICC

Things to know about Duterte's pet peeve ICC
by Jodesz Gavilan November 24, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to follow in the footsteps of Russian President Vladimir Putin and withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

Planned ICC case 'not applicable' to Duterte, PH – Palace
March 11, 2017
Malacañang reiterates that the extrajudicial killings – stated as the basis for a case against the President before the tribunal – are not state-sanctioned

De Lima to Duterte, 'blind' followers in drug war: Your time will come
by Camille Elemia March 03, 2017
The detained senator reiterates that the 'truth' has become a 'major casualty' in the Duterte administration's war on drugs.

Malacañang slams U.S. senators for 'interfering' with PH sovereignty
Pia Ranada April 08, 2019
The American senators who called on the Duterte government to drop charges against Senator Leila de Lima and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa should 'mind their own business,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

U.S. senators urge Philippines to drop charges vs De Lima, Maria Ressa
Aika Rey April 06, 2019
US senator Marsha Blackburn says of the bipartisan resolution: '...while we value our relationship with the Philippines, the US Congress expects to see real change to the current practices of the Duterte government'
Five United States senators urged the Philippine government to drop the charges against jailed Senator Leila de Lima and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, in a resolution filed this week.

De Lima fears murder amid fake news of suicide
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 04, 2017
'In the unfortunate event that I die in prison, you all know who my murderer is,' Senator Leila de Lima says

Global lawmakers' group eyes PH visit to check on De Lima case
by Camille Elemia April 05, 2017
The Inter-Parliamentary Union expresses 'deep concern' over the detention of Senator Leila de Lima and the statements of President Rodrigo Duterte undermining the law.
Never again an Arroyo and De Lima injustice
by Tony La Viña February 25, 2017

This sad episode can also be good for the country if we finally reform our criminal due process system.

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De Lima's arrest: Justice as revenge
by Vicente L. Rafael February 26, 2017
De Lima has already been judged guilty by Duterte, Aguirre, and the rest of the President's followers. It's all about payback, with interest.

De Lima's fate: Karma or political persecution?
by Camille Elemia February 26, 2017
From June 30 to the days leading to her arrest, the senator was the persona of both defiance and acceptance – defiance of the status quo and acceptance of her future.

Bilibid drugs case: Ex-BuCor OIC Ragos surrenders to NBI
February 26, 2017
UPDATED Ex-Bureau of Corrections OIC Rafael Ragos said he 'delivered' drug money to Sen. Leila de Lima when she was still Justice Secretary.

Leila de Lima: Bloody but unbowed - Part 1
An interview with Senator Leila de Lima, who has been kept in detention for over 6 months now.

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[Conclusion] Leila de Lima: Bloody but unbowed - Part 2
'The tide will turn, with or without the support of my colleagues, and when it does, they will have to face the consequences of the choices they have made, even the choice to ignore the truth and allow innocent people to be victimized,' says De Lima
Both by Walden Bello September 05, 06, 2017


De Lima lawyers file certiorari and prohibition

De Lima lawyers file case at Supreme Court

De Lima camp questions arrest before Supreme Court

IMPORTANT look also the articles:

SC schedules oral arguments on De Lima case
February 28, 2017
UPDATED It's set on March 14. The Regional Trial Court which issued the arrest warrant against De Lima is given a non-extendable deadline of March 10 to comment.

De Lima seeks SC help to stop 'illegal' arrest
with videos
by Camille Elemia
UPDATED The senator files a petition for certiorari and prohibition, seeking a status quo ante order on her arrest

All February 27, 2017

VACC to file contempt charges vs Robredo, LP senators
by Lian Buan February 28, 2017
VACC's lawyer Ferdinand Topacio told Rappler that they are now preparing a complaint against Robredo, Pangilinan, and Drilon, who have been vocal in opposing the arrest of their fellow Liberal Party (LP) member, Senator Leila de Lima.
De Lima detained in Camp Crame
by Lian Buan
Senator Leila de Lima will have officers from the Senate Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms with her at the PNP Custodial Center, says Senator Francis Pangilinan.

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TIMELINE: De Lima – from drug probe to arrest
Rappler looks back at the series of events – from the accusations to the House probes – that led to the arrest of the neophyte senator

the Videos:

A look back at the Duterte-De Lima rift

PNP holds press conference after De Lima surrender

All February 24, 2017

ALL - Updated February 23, 2017

Court orders arrest of Leila de Lima
with the video Senator Leila de Lima holds presscon after issuance of arrest order
by Camille Elemia and Lian Buan Updated

UPDATED The arrest warrant is issued days after the Department of Justice filed charges against its former chief for allegedly receiving drug money from convicts

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De Lima: CIDG-NCR broke agreement on arrest
with the video De Lima: CIDG-NCR broke agreement on arrest
Senator Leila de Lima says her camp and police agreed the arrest would happen on Friday, but they were dismayed to find out the cops planned to arrest her Thursday night

UPDATED Police agree to serve the arrest warrant against Senator Leila de Lima at the Senate on Friday morning, instead of Thursday night

EXPLAINER: What is Leila de Lima being accused of?
by Lian Buan
Take a look at the DOJ's drug charges against Senator Leila de Lima

Who is the judge who ordered De Lima's arrest?
by Katerina Francisco
Senator Leila de Lima, during her time as chief of the Department of Justice, was involved in other cases with Muntinlupa Judge Juanita Guerrero.

Human Rights Watch: Charges vs De Lima 'politically motivated'
by Jodesz Gavilan February 19, 2017
The international human rights organization says drug charges against Senator Leila De Lima is an act of political vindictiveness as the current administration uses courts to 'punish' prominent critics.

Trillanes thinks he's next target of Duterte administration
Feb 27, 2017

De Lima: Duterte a 'murderer and sociopath serial killer'
Feb 20, 2017

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De Lima to Cabinet: Save PH, declare Duterte unfit to lead
by Lian Buan February 21, 2017
Senator Leila de Lima urges Filipinos to band together and 'stand up' against the dictatorial regime of a 'sociopathic serial killer'

FACT CHECK: Did Aguirre reward inmates who testified vs De Lima?
by Camille Elemia February 09, 2017

While Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has repeatedly denied it, documents obtained by Rappler paint a different picture

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PNP chief and AFP chief on alleged special treatment for high profile inmates
Feb 9, 2017

Aguirre: 'No proof' of VIP treatment of inmates
Feb 15, 2017
The justice chief makes the statement before the Commission on Appointments even after the AFP confirmed the presence of 'unauthorized fixtures' in the inmates' cells in Camp Aguinaldo.
Look also the article by Camille Elemia February 15, 2017 HERE


Senator Leila de Lima's privilege speech on extrajudicial killings. Aug 2, 2016
De Lima: Duterte may be charged with crimes against humanity. Aug 15, 2016
FULL SPEECH: De Lima addresses Duterte tirade
Aug 17, 2016
Int'l court may probe drug-related killings in PH – CHR. August 24, 2016

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Chief state counsel: ICC has no jurisdiction on EJKs in Philippines
by Katerina Francisco November 16, 2016
Chief state counsel Ricardo Paras says the International Criminal Court cannot exercise jurisdiction over extrajudicial killing cases as long as Philippine courts are open.
De Lima, pinatalsik bilang pinuno ng Senate justice committee
Sep 19, 2016
De Lima: Duterte is the lowest, vilest man in the country
Sep 26, 2016

Emotional De Lima dares Duterte: 'Arrest me now! I'll wait for you'
by Camille Elemia September 28, 2016
Senator Leila de Lima reiterates that the allegations against her have been fabricated by President Rodrigo Duterte and his men who are 'cowards, fools, liars'

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Duterte to De Lima: Prove I was behind deaths in Davao
by Pia Ranada September 21, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte said Senator Leila De Lima has yet to prove he is behind the extrajudicial killings in Davao City, one of the accusations of witness Edgar Matobato during a Senate investigation De Lima helmed.
"Maraming namatay dito, totoo 'yan, but prove na ako ang pumatay at kung sino," said Duterte on Tuesday, September 20, during an event in Davao City.

FULL TEXT: De Lima's privilege speech on her ouster
by Senator Leila De Lima September 20, 2016
'We must remember that all power, no matter how seemingly absolute, is fleeting. What is permanent is truth and justice'
De Lima hits 'Poong Duterte:' All dictatorships end
'Kapag hindi ka sumamba kay Poong Duterte, ikaw ay adik, dahil adik lang ang hindi sumasamba kay Poong Duterte.'
Look the FULL TEXT as pdf HERE

Duterte: Senate hearings won't stop drug war
by Pia Ranada September 19, 2016
'I don’t care if there are a thousand hearings everywhere. Naka-focus lang ako sa trabaho ko,' says President Duterte days after a Senate probe into extrajudicial killings
Even if Ban Ki Moon comes here, I do not give a shit

Duterte war on drugs 'martial law without declaration'
by Camille Elemia September 02, 2016
Senator Leila de Lima also believes a hero's burial for the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos is meant to make martial law acceptable to the public to usher in a new dictator

Int'l court may probe drug-related killings in PH – CHR
by Camille Elemia UPDATED August 24, 2016

De Lima: Cop killing suspect about to surrender 'clearly a crime'
by Camille Elemia August 24, 2016
The Commission on Human Rights has already sent an investigation team, saying there seems to be an 'excessive use of force'

Amnesty Int'l seeks independent body on rights abuse
That over 1,700 killings by unknown assassins and police have occurred since the Duterte administration assumed power in June 2016 is "a terrifying indication that the authorities are grossly failing in their obligations to respect and protect the right to life," Amnesty International said in a statement released August 24 2016

Look also the Video FULL SPEECH: De Lima addresses Duterte tirade. Aug 17, 2016

by Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino September 20, 2016
I do not know if this has happened at any time before: the committee chairmanship is declared vacant to prevent a witness from testifying
Who's destroying PH image? Cayetano says this 'DDS'
by Camille Elemia September 19, 2016

President Duterte's ally, Senator Alan Cayetano, accuses Leila de Lima, Franklin Drilon, and Sonny Trillanes of misleading international media on extrajudicial killings

Senate ends probe:

Neither Duterte nor state sponsored killings
by Camille Elemia October 13, 2016

Senator Richard Gordon, chair of the committee on justice and human rights, says the committee report will likely be out on Monday, October 17

Videos - The YouTube channel

Many videos from Senate e.g.

Senate hearings on extrajudicial killings

With the Duterte administration's war against drugs in full swing, the Philippine Senate probes into the series of extrajudicial killings allegedly brought about.
Senator Leila de Lima leads the hearing.

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De Lima's ex-aide to testify at Bilibid drugs hearing
by Mara Cepeda October 05, 2016
Senator Leila De Lima's ex-security aide has supposedly seen the former justice secretary's alleged sex video with her driver who received money from drug lords

Senate to continue probe into killings but without Matobato
by Camille Elemia October 04, 2016
The decision is reached as majority of the committee members hold a caucus. Senators Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes IV, however, were not invited to the meeting

Senate hearing on extrajudicial killings

Trillanes files reso to include 'Davao Death Squad' killings in Senate probe
by Camille Elemia September 19, 2016
This comes after Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III rejects protective custody for witness Edgar Matobato for being 'off topic' in relation to Senator Leila De Lima's original resolution that prompted the hearing

Pimentel denies Senate protection for witness vs Duterte
by Camille Elemia September 15, 2016
Senator Leila De Lima says the security of the witness cannot be left to any agency of the Executive Branch

Witness' allegations vs Duterte must be probed – minority lawmakers
by Mara Cepeda September 15, 2016
'We can't take yet this as gospel truth. I will not condemn so easily. More investigations are needed to validate facts,' says Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr

Duterte is 'Ampatuan of Davao City,' 'Pablo Escobar of PH' – Trillanes
by Camille Elemia September 15, 2016
Based on the allegations of a hired gun, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV likens the President to an alleged murderer and a drug cartel leader

Palace: Duterte 'not capable' of ordering extrajudicial killings
by Pia Ranada September 15, 2016
Malacañang says it will issue a full statement to refuse the allegations of a Senate witness against President Rodrigo Duterte, after consulting with the justice chief

Dela Rosa surprised by De Lima's 'Davao Death Squad' witness
by Bea Cupin September 15, 2016
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa, former Davao City police director, denies knowing Senator Leila de Lima's key witness at a probe into the spate of killings linked to the government's war on drugs

De Lima witness: Duterte 'ordered' killings in Davao
by Bea Cupin Updated September 15, 2016
UPDATED Edgar Matobato testifies that President Rodrigo Duterte, as then mayor of Davao City, ordered gunmen to kill Muslims in a mosque in 1993

Lacson questions witness testimony on Richard King slay
by Katerina Francisco September 15, 2016
Edgar Matobato says Richard King was shot inside a McDonald's restaurant, but Senator Panfilo Lacson points out the businessman was killed inside his office


Senate probe of drug war looks like a 'demolition job'
Sep 17, 2016

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Policy issues from Matobato's testimony
by Joy Aceron September 18, 2016

Videos - YouTube channel

Many videos from House of Representatives e.g.

House justice committee hearings on the alleged Bilibid drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison, report and press con

Look also the Videos:

Colanggo, itinuro si de Lima sa droga sa Bilibid
Sep 20, 2016

Bilibid docu 'Inside the Gangster's code' a star at House hearing
Sep 19, 2016

and the articles

Lawmaker defends convicts testifying vs De Lima
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 24, 2016
The chairman of the House committee on justice on Saturday, September 24, defended the convicts testifying against Senator Leila de Lima on the alleged illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP)

Bilibid probe: Why did drugs proliferate behind bars?
by Bea Cupin September 23, 2016
The House of Representatives and the justice department bring out witnesses – most of them convicts – who claim Leila de Lima coddled drug lords during her time as justice secretary to fund her senatorial campaign

Why is Aguirre allowed to question witnesses in House probe?
by Mara Cepeda September 20, 2016
No rule has been violated, says Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

Bilibid probe witnesses: We delivered P5-M ‘quota’ to De Lima
by Mara Cepeda September 20, 2016
Former Bureau of Corrections official Rafael Ragos and NBI officer Jovencio Ablen Jr claim they brought drug money to the residence of then justice secretary Leila de Lima

Colangco: I gave De Lima 'payola'
by Bea Cupin Published, September 20, 2016
Herbert Colangco says in his affidavit which he signs as 'Herbert Colanggo', he 'was giving Secretary De Lima 3 million and the director 1.2 million monthly'

Bilibid compound ‘Little Las Vegas’ under De Lima – convicted cop
by Bea Cupin September 20, 2016
Convicted ex-cop Rodolfo Magleo testifies before the House committee on justice that 'known singers and celebrities' were known to hold concerts inside the compound during the previous administration

LIST: Witnesses vs De Lima who were granted immunity
by Mara Cepeda October 07, 2016
In the House probe, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has granted immunity to 12 witnesses against Senator Leila de Lima, 9 of whom are inmates at the New Bilibid Prison

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2 more Bilibid drugs probe witnesses granted immunity
by Mara Cepeda October 06, 2016
New Bilibid Prison convicts Nonilo Arile and Engelberto Durano are the latest witnesses to receive immunity from Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

Immunity granted to 4 more witnesses in Bilibid drugs probe
by Mara Cepeda September 21, 2016
There are now 10 witnesses – mostly convicts – at the House inquiry who enjoy immunity from suit for their testimonies against Senator Leila de Lima and on illegal drug operations at the New Bilibid Prison

Bilibid drugs probe: Immunity granted to 6 witnesses
by Mara Cepeda September 20, 2016
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the 6 witnesses, including high-profile inmates, should be granted immunity before they testify at the House probe

FAQ: Immunity to witnesses in legislative hearings
by Katerina Francisco September 20, 2016
Witnesses in legislative hearings may be granted immunity and admission into the witness protection program upon final approval of the justice department


Ombudsman, walang nakitang ebidensya kay Duterte at DDS
16 Setyembre 2016


Why CHR's probe into Davao Death Squad stopped
September 16, 2016
Filipinos divided over allegations Duterte ordered 1,000 murders. Sep 16, 2016

Herbert Colanggo: Convicted crime leader, drug lord, recording artist
by Jodesz Gavilan September 20, 2016

Herbert Colanggo, who recorded a full music album while serving life in the New Bilibid Prison, has submitted an affidavit against Senator Leila de Lima

Duterte to De Lima: Resign, hang yourself
by Pia Ranada August 29, 2016

The President tells the feisty lady senator that she should resign amid allegations she is involved in the New Bilibid Prison illegal drug trade

Colangco, 13 other witnesses vs De Lima in House probe
September 16, 2016
High-profile inmates led by Herbert Colangco will be among the witnesses who will testify against Senator Leila de Lima at a congressional inquiry into the drug trade at the state penitentiary on September 20, 2016, says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.
“Two will testify that they delivered drug money to Senator De Lima at her house in Parañaque. Each delivery is worth P5 million ($104,666)."
Rolando Espinosa Sr., Albuera town, Leyte Mayor  - Kerwin Espinosa, Suspected drug lord

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Albuera Mayor Espinosa killed in jail operation
November 05, 2016
UPDATED Police say Espinosa, detailed at the Baybay City Sub-Provincial Jail, was killed after a shootout with CIDG personnel who were trying to serve a search warrant

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Duterte: I won’t let cops in Espinosa slay go to jail
by Pia Ranada December 07, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte gives the assurance to Superintendent Marvin Marcos and his men a day after the National Bureau of Investigation recommended multiple murder charges against them.

De Lima: Duterte may be impeached for protecting cops in Espinosa slay
by Camille Elemia December 07, 2016
Senator Leila de Lima says President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncement is a 'betrayal of public trust'

NBI: Mayor Espinosa’s death a ‘rubout’
December 06, 2016
The National Bureau of Investigation recommends criminal charges against 24 members of the team involved in the raid on the jail cell of the late Albuera mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr, as well as the team's informant.

Senate probe: Poorly-written script in Espinosa killing?
by Bea Cupin November 12, 2016
The big question is, who will the senators believe, especially after Duterte declares he believes the police?

Leyte cops called SOCO an hour before Espinosa killing
by Bea Cupin Updated November 11, 2016
Senators grill policemen over inconsistencies in their version of the November operation in a Leyte jail

Senators: Duterte support for cops won't stop probe into Espinosa slay
by Camille Elemia November 11, 2016
Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon says testimonies at the Senate inquiry into the death of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr point to a 'rubout'

Duterte on Espinosa slay: I believe the police’s story
by Miriam Grace A. Go November 11, 2016
UPDATED Why is he siding with the police in operations like this? President Duterte says: ‘Natural, utos ko iyon eh. The fight against drugs is mine. it was not somebody else’s order.’

De Lima denies role in Espinosa death: 'Absurd, pathetic'
by Camille Elemia November 07, 2016
'Nakakatawa na po sila. They are so absurd to the point of being pathetic already,' says Senator Leila de Lima on the accusations thrown by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

Dela Rosa: 'No cover-ups' in probe into Espinosa death
by Bea Cupin November 06, 2016
Dela Rosa says the police will also be looking at the possibility that a so-called 'blue book' that contains the names of officials who supposedly aided and protected Kerwin’s illegal operation had something to do with the mayor’s death.

CHR to probe killing of Albuera Mayor Espinosa
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 05, 2016
The Commission on Human Rights says the killing of Albuera Mayor Espinosa while inside his jail cell 'raises serious questions'
The CHR added in its statement: "The reported death of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa today, while in detention at the Baybay City Provincial Jail, raises serious questions on the responsibility of the State to protect persons deprived of liberty, especially in relation to the primordial right to life of every human being."

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NBI: 'Rub-out' ang pagpatay kay Espinosa
Dec 6, 2016

Espinosa’s death a ‘slap in the face’ of PH justice system
Nov 5, 2016


Conflicting stories mark Espinosa slay probe
Nov 9, 2016
Kerwin Espinosa fears for his life upon return to PH
by Jojo Dass, The Filipino Times November 11, 2016

Philippine Ambassador Constancio R. Vingno Jr says a distraught Kerwin Espinosa asked that his common-law wife and 3 children be allowed to fly home with him.
Suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa fears he would suffer the same fate as his father, slain Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr, once he is deported to the Philippines

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'Big time drug lord': Who is Kerwin Espinosa?
by Bea Cupin November 20, 2016
Kerwin Espinosa – the 'key' to uncovering the illegal drugs trade in Eastern Visayas, according to authorities – returns to the Philippines.

Dela Rosa: Kerwin Espinosa 'breakthrough' in PH drug war
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa himself assured the alleged drug lord of his safety ahead of his return to the country

Kerwin Espinosa on De Lima's alleged drug links: ‘No comment’
The alleged drug lord says he would only respond to questions about Senator Leila de Lima to the people he has chosen to speak with.

All 3 by Bea Cupin November 18, 2016

De Lima to Kerwin Espinosa: Gov't will make sure you'll die
'Don't ever think that your 'cooperation' will spare you your life. Sooner or later this government is going to make sure you end up like your father,' Senator Leila de Lima tells the alleged drug lord.

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Kerwin Espinosa's life in danger? 'Over our dead body' – Dela Rosa
The PNP chief brushes off Senator Leila de Lima’s warning to alleged Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa.

both by Bea Cupin November 20 - 21, 2016

The Davao Death Squad, DDS - Witnesses tags Duterte: Edgar Matobato - Arturo "Arthur" Lascañas

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"Witness Edgar Matobato" - "Davao Death Squad (DDS) - tags Duterte"

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TIMELINE: Probing into the Davao Death Squad
by Jodesz Gavilan June 30, 2017

Several investigations, witnesses, and hearings have been conducted in the past decade yet the existence of the Davao Death Squad remains to be a very contested issue.

The day Duterte faced the Commission on Human Rights
by Jodesz Gavilan March 30, 2017
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 confirms existence of DDS during martial law
Published on Mar 7, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed Tuesday the existence of the Davao Death Squad (DDS). Video from PTV

Duterte: Davao Death Squad formed to fight NPA 'sparrow units'
by Pia Ranada March 07, 2017
'It was then known as the DDS during Martial Law. The sparrow units and the DDS were fighting it out,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Senate hearing on Davao Death Squad
06 March 2017 - with Video

Today is the testimony of witness Arthur Lascañas, a self-confessed former member of the Davao Death Squad allegedly led by president Rodrigo Duterte when he was Davao City mayor.

Lascañas, Matobato were not the first DDS whistle-blowers
by Jodesz Gavilan March 25, 2017
The sworn affidavits of the 4 witnesses in 2009 cover the structure of the alleged death squad, describe how the death contracts were carried out, and elaborate on the practice of burying victims in the Laud quarry.

Investigative: Arturo Lascañas: Duterte loyalist no more
Mar 9, 2017
Lascañas talks about his team of hitmen, addresses policemen who will be involved in the revived TokHang operations, and has a message for President Rodrigo Duterte as well.
Q&A with Arturo Lascañas
Mar 21, 2017

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More 'DDS whistle-blowers' coming forward?
with video
by Bea Cupin March 09, 2017
Will more people join the likes of Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas?

Lascañas' affidavit: Duterte's roles in Davao Death Squad killings
by Jodesz Gavilan March 06, 2017
Retired policeman Arturo Lascañas claims then-Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered operations, gave the go signal to kill, provided monetary rewards, and assured protection for Davao Death Squad members.

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Lascañas' DDS claims 'flooded with loopholes' – Senate committee
by Bea Cupin May 22, 2017
The Senate committee report recommends increase the penalty for witnesses who commit perjury

From DDS 'denier' to whistleblower: Why Lascañas changed tune
by Bea Cupin March 07, 2017
Senators grill the self-confessed Davao Death Squad hitman over his decision to recant an earlier claim before the Senate

FACT CHECK: Did CHR really clear Duterte over Davao Death Squad?
by Jodesz Gavilan February 21, 2017
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar claims the Commission on Human Rights cleared President Rodrigo Duterte of involvement in the Davao Death Squad. A 2012 resolution, however, states otherwise.

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Duterte: 'Thousands' killed in Davao City drug war
by Pia Ranada February 24, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte responds to the allegation of retired Davao cop Arturo Lascañas that he ordered killings in Davao City when he was mayor.

Robredo urges Malacañang: Cooperate in Senate's DDS probe
by Patty Pasion February 23, 2017
Vice President Leni Robredo said the accusations of retired Davao City police officer Arthur Lascañas must be 'taken seriously and given careful consideration'

Senate to reopen probe into Davao Death Squad
February 21, 2017
The Senate will reopen its investigation into the Davao Death Squad (DDS), following revelations made by retired Davao policeman Arturo Lascañas in a press conference on Monday, February 20.

Profile - SPO3 Arthur Lascañas:
'Blind obedience' ends now
with videos
By BEA CUPIN February 21, 2017

Who is retired policeman Arthur Lascañas and can he be trusted?

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Senate summons Lascañas to Davao Death Squad probe
by Camille Elemia February 28, 2017
The Senate committee on public order sets the hearing for Tuesday, March 7

Duterte admits he knows Lascañas
February 27, 2017
'I saw him once, twice a year,' the President says

LIST: Lascañas' involvement in killings allegedly ordered by Duterte
by Jodesz Gavilan February 21, 2017 - with Video
Retired Davao policeman Arturo 'Arthur' Lascañas retracts his previous denials of his involvement with deaths attributed to the Davao Death Squad.

Lascañas ready to face perjury, murder charges
by Lian Buan February 21, 2017 - with Video
The retired Davao cop, the second confessed member of the Davao Death Squad to come out in public, knows that his revelations will have repercussions, his lawyer says.

Ex-Davao policeman tags Duterte in death squad, murder
February 20, 2017
UPDATED Four months after he denied his involvement in the Davao Death Squad, retired SPO3 Arturo Lascañas drops a bombshell in a press conference.
A veteran Davao policeman on Monday, February 20, appeared at a press conference to corroborate earlier claims by whistle-blower Edgar Matobato on the involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS).

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Solgen Calida: Trillanes should be charged for 'coddling' Lascañas
by Lian Buan February 27, 2017
Asked what kind of case will be filed against the opposition senator, Calida says, 'Give me more time and I will have the proper case to be filed against him'

Senate media to Andanar: Prove claim or apologize for fake news
The journalists 'strongly protest the unsubstantiated and irresponsible' accusation of Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, who said they may have been bribed to cover a press conference

Andanar: Media offered $1,000 to cover Lascañas press conference
by Pia Ranada
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Senate media deny the accusation, slamming Communications Secretary Martin Andanar as 'irresponsible'

Which information from Matobato does Lascañas corroborate?
by Jodesz Gavilan
Retired SPO3 Arturo 'Arthur' Lascañas, a self-confessed former Davao Death Squad member, confirms Matobato's stories and tags President Rodrigo Duterte as being behind the killings.

and ALL the Videos Feb 20, 2017 in the album "Davao Death Squad (DDS) - tags Duterte":

Ex-Davao policeman tags Duterte in death squad, murder - Davao Death Squad (DDS)

Lascañas: I am a founding member of the Davao Death Squad
Retired policeman Arturo Lascañas introduces himself as a "founding member" of the Davao Death Squad.

Lascañas: I had my brothers killed

Duterte ordered killing of Jun Pala - confessed DDS leader
The leader of the infamous vigilante group Davao Death Squad (DDS) on Monday tagged President Rodrigo Duterte in the killing of Davao radio broadcaster Jun Pala in 2003.

‘DDS’ leader: Duterte ordered bombing of mosques

Confessed DDS leader admits hand in killing of brothers

Confessed DDS leader: Davao City police killed entire family

Vindicated De Lima says Lascañas confession ‘hair-raising, explosive’

De Lima says Lascañas confession will pin down Duterte

Pimentel: Lascañas confession not automatic to open DDS probe

Gordon rejects probe into Lascañas' new claims on DDS


Davao Death Squad witness Arturo Lascañas leaves PH for safety
April 09, 2017
Arturo Lascañas, the self-confessed member of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) who implicated President Duterte in the group’s grisly executions, silently left the Philippines on Saturday night.
“I have received threats that a lawsuit would be filed against me, and there are also people looking for me as well,” Lascañas told.

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Of all people, Lacson should understand why I left PH – Lascañas
by Camille Elemia April 11, 2017
In a statement, the self-confessed Davao Death Squad leader reminds Senator Lacson that he was once a fugitive.

Who paid for Lascañas' trip to Singapore?
by Camille Elemia April 10, 2017
Senator Panfilo Lacson, who led the Senate probe into Arturo Lascañas' testimony, says the family of the ex-Davao City cop also flew a month ahead of him.

Lascañas left for Singapore – immigration spokesperson
by Patty Pasion April 09, 2017
Bureau of Immigration spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang says there is no hold departure order or lookout bulletin against retired Davao City policeman Arturo Lascañas

Redemption or destabilization? What Arthur Lascañas is about
by Bea Cupin April 10, 2017 - with video
It's been more than 3 decades since Lascañas entered the police force and 4 months since he retired his police uniform. Now he has fled.

TIMELINE: Witness lists killings allegedly 'ordered by Duterte'
September 15, 2016

Edgar Matobato, a self-confessed former member of the Davao Death Squad, links President Rodrigo Duterte and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte to several killings in previous years

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Senate panel to recommend perjury, murder raps vs Matobato
by Camille Elemia October 17, 2016
'Kasama sa report baka ma-perjury sya at the least and at the most, murder charges against him,' says Senator Richard Gordon, chairman of the justice panel

Matobato tells Senate: They can have me killed, I won't run
by Bea Cupin September 22, 2016
The supposed hitman of the Davao Death Squad turns emotional after hours of being grilled during a Senate hearing

Duterte on Matobato: Lying under oath a crime
by Pia Ranada September 19, 2016
President Duterte says anyone who eggs someone to commit perjury is also an 'active participant' in a crime

‘Killed for no reason’: Matobato’s claims on the Davao Death Squad
by Bea Cupin September 16, 2016
Edgar Matobato, who claims to have been a member of the infamous ‘Davao Death Squad,’ goes into detail on their so-called operations


in the album "Witness Edgar Matobato"

Exclusive Interview with Edgar Matobato
Jan 3, 2017
Confessed hitman recalls how Duterte ordered Davao killings
Sep 18, 2016

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Davao witness: I was pressured to invent drug issue vs Duterte
by Jodesz Gavilan April 05, 2017
Edgar Matobato's lawyer Jude Sabio insists Guillermina Barrido was not coached, and the only money given her was intended to help relocate her family for their protection.

Matobato is holding out
by Vergel O. Santos January 08, 2017
Edgar Matobato is prepared to hang for his crime, he maintains, but President Rodrigo Duterte should go first.

Matobato and the pathology of power
by Vergel O. Santos September 16, 2016
The nation may be in for an even more worrisome time than it already is: Where the position becomes desperately untenable, martial law may well be a recourse.
Who is Edgar Matobato?
September 16, 2016
Edgar Matobato: I'm ready to face the consequences
Sep 27, 2016
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Trillanes turns over Matobato to CIDG
Oct 6, 2016
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV turned over confessed hitman Edgar Matobato to the Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP CIDG) after an arrest warrant for illegal possession of firearms was issued against him on Thursday.
Trillanes, Dela Rosa on Matobato's surrender
Oct 7, 2016
Trillanes, dela Rosa presscon on Matobato turn over
Oct 6, 2016
Change has come for Matobato
Apr 8, 2017
Confessed Davao Death Squad member Edgar Matobato narrates how and why he plans to pick up this pieces after living the life of an assassin.

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Who brought Matobato out in the light?
by Vergel O. Santos October 12, 2016
It is a curiosity that nags both sides of the political divide. After all, Matobato has come out to indict President Duterte himself.

Edgar Matobato surrenders at Camp Crame
by Bea Cupin October 07, 2016
UPDATED PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa assures the safety of the chief accuser of President Rodrigo Duterte while in police custody

Trillanes to surrender Matobato to PNP chief on Oct 7
by Camille Elemia
UPDATED But Senator Antonio Trillanes IV describes the timing of the arrest warrant as 'highly suspicious,' saying the case against the witness was filed in 2014

Matobato's hits and misses
by Jodesz Gavilan October 02, 2016
Rappler compares the statements of supposed former Davao Death Squad member Edgar Matobato with official documents, news reports, and interviews.

Edgar Matobato: Liar or truth-teller?
by Chay F. Hofileña September 27, 2016
He’s either a shameless, well-trained prevaricator, a repentant truth-teller, or someone caught in between.

Ambush survivor: 'Matobato tried to kill me in 2014'
by Editha Z. Caduaya September 16, 2016

A retired agrarian reform adjudicator sees Senate witness Edgar Matobato on TV: 'I clearly remember his eyes, nose, and mouth, every attribute, including his ball cap. He is the same person who tried to kill me on October 23, 2014'

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Ambush survivor files frustrated murder raps vs Matobato
by Editha Caduaya September 23, 2016
Retired agrarian reform adjudicator Abeto Salcedo Jr has earlier identified Edgar Matobato as the gunman who ambushed him in 2014

Duterte denies knowing Matobato personally
by Pia Ranada September 24, 2016

Asked if he knows Edgar Matobato, President Rodrigo Duterte says: 'Hindi. I don't remember. Kasi kagaya nito, when I was the mayor, the one providing security, puro pulis.'

Policy issues from Matobato's testimony
by Joy Aceron September 18, 2016
The testimony of Edgar Matobato is rich with information that have policy implications and can therefore aid future legislation

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Senate probe of drug war looks like a 'demolition job'
Sep 17, 2016

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