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Ultimate desperado
Jul 3, 2021 Vergel O. Santos

President Duterte must be, indeed, your ultimate desperado.
Prohibited by the Constitution from seeking reelection, he is running for vice president instead.

If elected, he would be, as they say, a mere heartbeat away from the exact same office, the exact same power he has used in his turn at it to shield himself and his confederates from being so much as touched by the law.

The Video: What will be Rodrigo Duterte's legacy?
Oct 3, 2021 Al Jazeera English
Philippine presidents can only serve a single six-year term in office.
That's created a bit of an obstacle for president Rodrigo Duterte - who many had speculated - was hoping to run for the vice presidency.
But he has just announced he is retiring from politics altogether.

Duterte's 'unconstitutional' memo
Oct 16, 2021
The memo telling Cabinet members to snub Senate hearings on pandemic procurements is the latest manifestation of President Duterte's allergy to a critical Senate

ANALYSIS: Duterte's unconstitutional orders
Oct 4, 2021 John Molo
Why is President Duterte extending extraordinary protection to these chosen ones? Because he wants to buy time.
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ith barely 7 months left before the next elections, the President issued what could be (outside of EJKs) his most questionable order: a verbal directive to the uniformed services – military and police – not to enforce any warrants of arrest issued by the Senate.

Duterte says he's retiring from politics as Filipinos reject his VP run
Oct 2, 2021 Aika Rey
President Rodrigo Duterte is done with politics, he announced on Saturday, October 2, after accompanying his longtime aide, Senator Bong Go, who filed his candidacy for vice president.

The Video: 1987 Constitution framer: Duterte's purpose for running as VP is to be president again - Aug 26, 2021 ANC 24/7
For one of the framers of the 1987 constitution, President Duterte's purpose for running as vice president is to be president again. Duterte has previously said he wants to win the vice presidency after his term so he can be immune from suit. But Atty. Christian Monsod points out that the vice president does not have that immunity.

Duterte’s reported acceptance of VP endorsement for 2022 polls criticized
August 24, 2021 Jhon Aldrin Casinas
The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) has slammed President Duterte’s reported acceptance to his nomination as vice presidential candidate.
“We deem that the situation of Filipino farmers has worsened under the Duterte administration as a result of his policies and programs that undermine the social, economic, cultural, political rights, and civil liberties of the people in general,” said peasant leader and Anakpawis President Rafael Mariano.

Duterte accepts PDP-Laban nomination to run for vice president in 2022
Aug 24, 2021 Camille Elemia
President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the nomination of his party PDP-Laban to run for vice president in the 2022 elections.
PDP-Laban executive vice president and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles announced this in a statement on Tuesday, August 24.
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Aug 24, 2021 ANC 24/7
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte accepts PDP-Laban's endorsement for him to seek the country's second highest post in next year's elections

Vice president not immune from suit, criminal liability
July 23, 2021Roy Mabasa
Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has debunked President Duterte’s assumption that he will be spared from criminal liability if he wins the vice presidency in the 2022 national election.

Duterte says he'll run for vice president to be immune from suit
Jul 17, 2021 Pia Ranada
This is what President Duterte thinks of the job of the VP: 'The job of the vice president is to lie down in his official residence and wait hanggang mamatay siya'
President Rodrigo Duterte said his possible vice presidential bid in 2022 is to protect him from being held legally accountable for wrongdoing, claiming the position gives him immunity from suit. Look also the Videos

VP has no immunity from suit, lawyers agree
Nestor Corrales, Tina Santos July 20,2021
Contrary to the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte at the controversial gathering of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Saturday, the vice president enjoys “no immunity from suit,” several lawyers agreed on Sunday.

Guevarra says VP not immune from suit; cites recent case
July 19, 2021, 4:37 PM
The country’s vice president can be sued during his or her incumbency, Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Monday, July 19.

FEU law dean to Duterte: Constitution does not guarantee VP's immunity
July 19, 2021 Gabriela Baron
Far Eastern University (FEU) law dean Atty. Mel Sta. Maria has rebuked President Rodrigo Duterte for saying he will run for vice president to have immunity from lawsuit.
In a Facebook post, Sta. Maria said the Constitution does not guarantee the vice president’s immunity.

Duterte 'cowardly' for using VP bid for legal immunity
July 19, 2021 Raymund Antonio
Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Monday, July 19, called President Duterte a coward for planning to run as vice president in 2022 to get away from the legal liabilities that he is bound to face once he steps down from power.

Duterte wants to be ‘successor-president’ with VP bid
John Eric Mendoza July 18, 2021
President Rodrigo Duterte’s possible vice presidential bid is fueled by his “real intention” of becoming a “successor-president,” Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman said Sunday.

Duterte’s possible VP run to avoid lawsuit ‘an insult to voters’ – Bayan
July 18, 2021 Jhon Aldrin Casinas
President Duterte’s declaration of running for vice president to avoid the lawsuits he may be facing once his term ends in 2022 “is an insult to voters”.

Opposition solons on Duterte's motive for VP run: 'Shameless!'
July 18, 2021 Ben Rosario
President Rodrigo Duterte will be clothed with immunity from legal prosecution if he wins the 2022 vice presidential race but this protection applies only in local setting and not in international courts of justice.

12 times social media boosted Duterte’s lies
Jul 2, 2021 Reporting by Pauline Macaraeg, Vernise Tantuco, Loreben Tuquero

Social media played a huge part in President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2016 campaign, and it has continued to serve him well five years into his presidency.

This Filipino ship captain is still standing up to Chinese intruders
Jul 12, 2021 JC Gotinga

Remember Noli Ebora, who refused to turn around when the Chinese Coast Guard warned his vessel at Scarborough Shoal in 2019? He's now fighting disinformation being peddled on social media by Duterte supporters.

Happy anniversary!
Jul 12, 2021
For all Duterte's closeness to China, he has not been able to prevent its vessels, hundreds of them, from swarming Julian Felipe Reef which is part of our waters.

On Hague ruling anniversary, Palace claims fishermen lying about China aggression
Jul 12, 2021 Pia Ranada
Far from siding with Filipino fishermen who report being blocked by Chinese boats, President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says they 'must not be reporting the truth'

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PH lawmaker rejects appointment of Parlade to Nat'l Security Council
Rep. Gaite abhors 'recycling' of Parlade to Nat'l Security Council, warns of worse rights violations
Sep 10, 2021 ANC 24/7
ACT Teachers party-list Representative France Castro rejects the appointment of retired military general, Antonio Parlade Jr., to the National Security Council. She cites Parlade's history of baseless red-tagging of activists, lawmakers, and even civilians and celebrities who helped organize community pantries. She fears his appointment will only lead to more red-tagging in a bid to destroy opposition personalities in the run-up to the elections.
Bayan Muna Party-List Representative Ferdinand Gaite rejects the "recycling" of retired military general Antonio Parlade Jr. to the National Security Council. He says Parlade had enabled the violations of human rights by baselessly red-tagging critics of government, and he warns this could only worsen following his new appointment in government.

Cordillera students hold protest vs red-tagging at RTF-ELCAC webinar
Sep 18, 2021 Ahikam Pasion
Instead of joining other participants in reciting a 'pledge of loyalty' during the webinar, student activists hold up banners against red-tagging and one participant manages to annotate the Zoom meeting screen with 'Defund ELCAC'
They spent two days listening to what some of them called a "red-tagging spree" of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC).

Cyberattacks on red-tagged news sites traced to DOST, Army
Krixia Subingsubing June 24, 2021
A recent series of cyberattacks to temporarily block access to the websites of two alternative news organizations and the human rights group Karapatan were traced to computer networks of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Army, according to a Swedish digital forensic group.

How can activism continue in the face of widespread red-tagging? Watch the interview with Gabriela's Arlene Brosas.
Under the Duterte government, red-tagging has become a preferred method of instilling fear in activists.
Netizens criticized the practice after the military's most vocal general, Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr, red-tagged popular actress Liza Soberano.

Red-tagging: It’s like ‘living with a target on your head’
Krixia Subingsubing May 17, 2021
When the police came for her at dawn on Dec. 10, Lady Ann Salem said she felt only deja vu.
Not because it had happened to her before, but because she had written or edited stories for Manila Today about the ordeal of those who did: Reina Nasino, Frenchie Cumpio, and Amanda Echanis.

Cagayan de Oro's most red-tagged journalist linked to Reds again
Apr 23, 2021 Herbie Gomez
Leonardo 'Cong' Corrales gets red-tagged again after writing about the Kauswagan community pantry
Journalist Leonardo "Cong" Corrales is earning the reputation as the most red-tagged journalist in Cagayan de Oro.

Know your rights: Here’s what to do when law enforcers visit your community pantry
April 22, 2021 Richa Noriega
Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno has offered some tips on Wednesday, April 21, on how to deal with the law enforcers if they approach community pantries.

Getting profiled by the gov't for your community pantry? Here’s what you need to do
Apr 21, 2021 Gaby Baizas
Uniformed personnel are conducting unwanted background checks on community pantry organizers, sparking widespread uproar
Just a few days after community pantries were set up in different parts of the country, several individuals – including police and government officials – have begun red-tagging and profiling a number of organizers.

CBCP says community pantries exemplify true bayanihan spirit
April 22, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
The head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said current efforts to support needy families with food and other basic goods exemplified the “true bayanihan spirit.”

Parlade says Maginhawa pantry organizer is ‘same with Satan’
Apr 22, 2021 Jairo Bolledo
The NTF-ELCAC spokesperson also questions the rapid spread of pantries all over the country
After admitting to the profiling of community pantry organizers, the controversial spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) referred to a biblical figure to attack one of these organizers.

Parlade: Yes, we’re profiling people behind community pantries
Frances Mangosing April 20, 2021
Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., spokesperson of a counterinsurgency task force that had been given a P19 billion budget for 2021, on Tuesday (April 20) admitted that the task force was profiling those behind the highly-popular community pantries that mushroomed nearly nationwide to provide free food to people who are struggling to put food on the table during the pandemic.

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Duterte: If I won't be a dictator, nothing will happen to PH
President Rodrigo Duterte had previously said that becoming a dictator would dishonor his late mother, a prominent activist against the Marcos regime.
AMID fears of looming autocrat rule under his watch, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, February 7, admitted to imposing a "dictatorial" style of governance.
Duterte said he prefers to act like a "dictator" to be able to sustain the country's progress.
"If you say dictator, I am really a dictator. If I don't act (like a) dictator, son of a b****, nothing will happen to this country," the President said in Visayan.
"That's true. If I don't act (like a) dictator, which is my style now, nothing will happen to this country," he added.

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Law of Duterte Land: Lawyering under threat
Jun 7, 2021
'By no means should danger be inherent to lawyering. No one should ever have to put up with a life that is filled with that kind of danger,' says lawyer AK Guillen, who survived an attempt on his life

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Duterte's desire to run as VP shows his constant need to be in power
Jul 8, 2021 ANC 24/7
Professor Edna Co, a political analyst, believes President Duterte's desire to run as vice president in the 2022 elections shows his constant need to be in power. She says Duterte would challenge the true spirit of the constitution if he runs for vice president.

Why Duterte for vice president is a dangerous idea
Jun 3, 2021
PDP-Laban, Duterte’s national political party, believes in his political clout so much that they would give him a free hand in choosing his presidential candidate, their future standard-bearer.

PDP-Laban’s factions and Duterte in 2022
Jun 3, 2021
Lawyer Melvin Matibag, acting secretary-general of PDP-Laban, reacts to criticisms and defends his party from accusations of their own acting president, Senator Manny Pacquiao
Four months before the filing of candidacies for the 2022 Philippine elections, the ruling party, PDP-Laban, is making its internal wrangling too public.
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Duterte's secretive Malacañang
September 5, 2020
The 4 ways the Office of the President is being less transparent about matters related to the Chief Executive and his activities

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Walden Bello on Rodrigo Duterte and fascism
May 26, 2021
What are the possible consequences of underestimating the global threat of fascists?
President Rodrigo Duterte has been called a loud-mouthed leader who rules the Philippines with an iron first. His administration has led to what critics call the worst human rights crisis in the country, but is he a fascist?
For Walden Bello, Duterte is a fascist original, and his rule coincides with the global spread of fascism, including in the region.

Isolated presidency
August 25, 2020 Vergel O. Santos
'No President, indeed, has been so inaccessible to the press, and to his own constituents by extension, as Duterte'

Law of Duterte Land: A State of terror
August 29, 2020
A human rights lawyer finds out his name is on a government terrorist list. What happens?
The Duterte government claims it is not behind the harassment of activists, more so their murders.
The government, however, has the duty to prevent these killings and protect its citizens. Has it upheld, neglected, or avoided that duty?

Rule of law under Duterte drops 51 places in 6 years, among Asia's worst
Oct 14, 2021 Lian Buan
The Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte is now ranked at 102 out of 139 countries in terms of rule of law, according to the 2021 World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index – diving 51 places in six years since the strongman took over.

The illusive free press
Jul 17, 2021 Vergel O. Santos
That some journalists do still persist does not necessarily mean they are not afraid, but only driven by righteous duty. Nothing more can be asked of them.

Investigating troll farms: What to look out for
Jul 17, 2021 Gaby Baizas
Twelve Philippine senators seek an investigation into the national government’s use of public funds for troll farms.

Duterte among global ‘Press Freedom Predators’ in 2021
Jul 7, 2021 Camille Elemia
'Thanks to collusion at all levels within the state apparatus, Duterte has an arsenal that he can use to wage total war against journalists,' says Reporters Without Borders in its report
President Rodrigo Duterte is among the 37 global leaders in Reporters Without Borders’ gallery of “press freedom predators” in 2021.
RSF said Duterte has been a “predator since taking office” in 2016 and that his “predatory method” is total war against independent media.

The Video: Duterte among world's 'press freedom predators'
Jul 6, 2021
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been included in a global watchdog's list of so-called "press freedom predators."

The politics of fear
Oct 7, 2020 Kyle Parada
'[The] form that this proverbial bogeyman takes has never truly mattered; rather, it is necessary only that there must always be one'

Hostaging the dead: An emergent trend in PH state terror
September 16, 2020 Kobi Tolentino
'With state terrorists, even the dead are held captive, and the poor families race against time not to save lives, but to provide proper burial before the remains are putrefied'
Under Rodrigo Duterte, the horrendous act of taking dead bodies as hostages seems to have become part of the military and police’s standard operating protocol.

Duterte, anti-terrorism, and dog whistling
September 15, 2020 Judielyn Agua
'Why pass a law that the Supreme Court would only likely declare as unconstitutional?'

EJK: Few convicted, most perpetrators cleared
September 3, 2020 Lian Buan
In 7 years, this task force has only 13 convictions to show out of 385 cases it has handled. Of these, 127 perpetrators have been cleared.

'Only way to end tyranny, impunity': 500 rights advocates demand accountability over killings
August 31, 2020 Jodesz Gavilan
The signatories call on President Rodrigo Duterte to 'stop inciting the police, military and even ordinary civilians to commit such horrible acts'
More than 500 individuals on Monday, August 31, demanded an end to the culture of impunity that dominates the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Coalition of nat’l groups call for revolutionary gov’t, charter change
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The coalition known as the People’s National Coalition for Revolutionary Government and Charter Change, which is composed of at least 40 national organizations across the country, has convened at the former Clark Polytechnic building here yesterday.

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PNP chief confirms invitation to meeting of Duterte supporters pushing for revolutionary gov’t
August 22, 2020 Martin Sadongdong
Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa, chief of the Philippine National Police, has confirmed that he received an invitation from a group of supporters of President Duterte to attend a meeting that will push for the establishment of a revolutionary government.

Lorenzana receives invite to revolutionary gov’t meeting
August 23, 2020 Martin Sadongdong
Like Philippine National Police chief Police Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was also invited to attend a meeting by a group of President Duterte supporters pushing for a revolutionary government.

Gordon on revolutionary gov’t: it’s dictatorship, plain and simple
September 2, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
Senators on Wednesday reiterated their opposition to revive discussions on the proposal to establish a revolutionary government in the country saying such moves would only divide the nation.

Never forget, learn from dark days of martial law; fight historical revisionism
Christia Marie Ramos September 21, 2021
Vice President Leni Robredo called on Filipinos to always be reminded of the atrocities under the Marcos regime amid efforts to revise history.

The Video:  VP Robredo to Filipinos on anniversary of martial law: Fight efforts to rewrite history
Sep 21, 2021 ANC 24/7
Vice President Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to fight against efforts to whitewash the atrocities committed during Martial Law.

Majority of Filipinos agree: 'Dangerous to print or broadcast anything critical' of Duterte gov't
Camille Elemia Aug 07 2020

Majority of Filipinos agree that it is “dangerous to print or broadcast anything critical” of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, "even if it is the truth."

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Showbiz for ugly people? How Filipino politics is one big soap opera
Staff Writers January 25, 2017

Ever wondered why politics in the Philippines is so melodramatic? Or how any Filipino who gets even remotely famous ends up in public office? Anna Cristina Pertierra of Western Sydney University about how the country proves the old adage that “politics is show business for ugly people”....

Hypocrisy, Nepotism and Corruption in the Philippines
Dariush Onsori June 1, 2021
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Nepotism In The Philippines
Introduction Nepotism is the unfair practice by a powerful person of giving jobs and other favours to relatives.

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PH intel chief shares fake information on Facebook
Sep 30, 2020 Rambo Talabong

National Intelligence Coordinating Agency chief Alex Monteagudo regularly shares photos and memes with fake information on his Facebook page
During the budget hearing of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) at the House of Representatives, Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago grilled the agency over posts made by its chief, Director General (DG) Alex Monteagudo

Antonio Carpio on West PH Sea and leading a political movement
Apr 15, 2021 - With Video
How will the latest tension between Philippines and China be resolved? Look the interview with retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio.
China once again renewed tensions in the West Philippine Sea with the presence of hundreds of its vessels – allegedly manned by Chinese maritime militia – near Julian Felipe Reef.
We cannot allow current administration another 6 years
With the upcoming 2022 elections, 1Sambayan lead convenor and retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio stresses the need for urgent action to prevent the current administration from leading the country again.

Esperon asks Filipinos on Independence Day: Are you joining govt's fight for PH territory?
June 12, 2021 Martin Sadongdong
“In the face of many challenges, we again are called to fight for the control of our own land and our own seas, and the call is on to everybody. Are you joining us? Kaya ba natin ito? (Can we do this?)”
Amid the continuing territory row in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. posed this question to Filipinos as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) led the fifth year commemoration of the Philippine Rise on Saturday, June 12, which coincided with the celebration of the country’s 123rd Independence Day.

Carpio: Duterte main problem in WPS
Marlon Ramos May 01, 2021
President Duterte himself has become one of the obstacles to the enforcement of the Philippines’ victory in the arbitral court by spreading his false notion that China is in control of the West Philippine Sea (WPS), said retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio.

The Video: Carpio: Duterte should wake up from sleep 'under the kulambo' to challenge China
Apr 30, 2021 ANC 24/7
Two former Philippine officials deliver their harshest rebuke yet of President Rodrigo Duterte's insistence that the country has lost the West Philippine Sea to China. International law experts warn of the Philippines losing the support of allies in the maritime dispute -- if the country's leaders show no interest in fighting for it.

PH to end up as ‘China’s satellite’ in allowing incursions in WPS
April 17, 2021 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
Opposition Senator Leila de Lima said Philippines could end up as “another one of China’s satellites” if President Duterte and the military will not stand against the incursion of Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).

Duterte must speak up on Chinese ships swarming West PH Sea
Apr 16, 2021 Sofia Tomacruz
Retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio says President Rodrigo Duterte must lead in defending Filipino's rights in the West Philippine Sea as failing to do so sends 'mixed signals' to China

Rehabilitate AFP or be a ‘satellite’ to China
Zacarian Sarao April 15, 2021
Senator Leila de Lima said Thursday that after President Rodrigo Duterte ends his term in 2022, the country must “rehabilitate” the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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What's left for activists after deaths of labor leaders
Apr 30, 2021

What happens to the fight for labor rights after the consecutive attacks and deaths of labor leaders?
As the country celebrates Labor Day on Saturday, May 1, Kilusang Mayo Uno secretary general Jerome Adonis speaks with Rappler reporter Jairo Bolledo to tell their stories of strength and perseverance after the deaths of leaders Dandy Miguel and Manny Asuncion.

Edsa: 35 years later
Randy David February 21, 2021

This coming week, the nation marks the 35th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution that overthrew the Marcos dictatorship and installed Cory Aquino to the presidency. This dramatic political event led to the writing of a new constitution that the Filipino people ratified in a nationwide plebiscite on Feb. 2, 1987, barely a year after Edsa.

Did you know that foreigners are barred from joining anti-gov’t rallies in PH?
February 18, 2021 Jun Ramirez

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has renewed its resolution prohibiting foreigners in the country from engaging in any political activity.
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente reiterated the prohibition following the issuance of an “order to leave” against Dutchman Otto Rudolf De Vries.
The BI chief said he received reliable information from government intelligence sources that De Vries was actively participating in several anti-government demonstrations.
Records show that Netherlands native De Vries held a permanent resident visa under the Philippine Immigration Act.
Morente said foreign nationals, regardless of their visa type, are not allowed to participate and engage in partisan political activities.

International Fact-Checking Network nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Jan 22, 2021

While not a shortlisting for the award, IFCN Director Baybars Örsek says they see the nomination as 'an important validation of the work of fact-checkers worldwide'

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The Davao Death Squad, DDS

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The Davao Death Squad (DDS)
is a controversial vigilante group in Davao City. The group is alleged to have conducted summary executions of street children and individuals suspected of petty crimes and drug dealing. It has been estimated that the group is responsible for the killing or disappearance of between 1,020 and 1,040 people.

ICC asks Duterte government for proof of genuine drug war probes
Nov 24, 2021 Lian Buan
Prosecutor Karim Khan says proof must be sent 'promptly'
International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan said on Wednesday, November 24, that it will ask the Duterte government for proof of genuine local investigation of the bloody war on drugs.
The submission of proof is the next step, after Khan "temporarily suspended" the investigative activities to assess Philippines' deferral request. Look also this article

Lawyers’ group urges ICC to lift suspension of probe on ‘crimes against humanity’ in PH
November 22, 2021 Jeffrey Damicog
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been urged to lift the suspension of the investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Philippine government’s war against illegal drugs. Look also the Video

ICC suspends PH drug war probe, warned of Duterte ‘ruse’
Julie M. Aurelio, Leila B. Salaverria, Mariejo S. Ramos November 21, 2021
Human rights lawyers who accused President Rodrigo Duterte of committing crimes against humanity appealed on Saturday to the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) not to halt the investigation of the thousands of killings and other atrocities in the government’s war on drugs. The Video: After the Fact: What ICC’s deferral of Duterte drug war probe means!

NUPL urges ICC to continue investigation on Duterte’s drug war
Cathrine Gonzales November 20, 2021
The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) on Saturday urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to continue its investigation on the Duterte administration’s drug war.

The Video: Arturo Lascañas, in his own words
Nov 20, 2021
In this exclusive interview with Rappler, Arturo Lascañas, a former Davao Death Squad hitman and now International Criminal Court witness, recalls parts of his affidavit that lists or narrates circumstances of over a hundred killings. He names some officials who were complicit in these killings that he either knew about or took part in, and he addresses and dares President Rodrigo Duterte to face him before the ICC.

ICC prosecutor pauses investigation into Duterte's drug war
Nov 20, 2021 Lian Buan
'The Prosecution will, however, continue its analysis of information already in its possession as well as of any new information it may receive from third parties,' says ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan

Duterte gov't asks ICC to stop investigation into drug war, Davao killings
Nov 19, 2021 Lian Buan
The Duterte government has formally asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to stop its ongoing investigation into the bloody drug war and killings in Davao City. The Video: Recap: Duterte government asks ICC to stop investigation

Duterte rewards alleged key DDS members with promotions, plum posts
Nov 18, 2021 Rappler Investigative Team
Alleged Davao Death Squad members and enablers have become senators, department heads, and leaders in their own offices after Rodrigo Duterte became president

‘I hold the truth’: Ex-Davao hitman Arturo Lascañas is not afraid of Rodrigo Duterte
Nov 17, 2021 Rappler Investigative Team
Retired Davao police officer Arturo ‘Arthur’ Lascañas, one of the original members of the Davao Death Squad, says he is prepared to face his former boss, Philippine President Duterte, at the International Criminal Court

Duterte as ‘Superman’: Lascañas details Davao Death Squad operations
Nov 16, 2021 Rappler Investigative Team
Arturo Lascañas’ written testimony to the ICC shows a never-before-seen level of detail on the Davao Death Squad operations, which Rodrigo Duterte supposedly wanted to replicate on a national level when he became Philippine president

The Video: The mass grave of the Davao Death Squad victims in Laud quarry
Nov 16, 2021
Ayon sa whistleblower na si Arturo Lascañas, mayroong mass grave ng Davao Death Squad. Panoorin ang maikling summary ni Rambo Talabong.

Duterte hitmen confirm Lascañas’ stories of Davao killings
Nov 14, 2021
The ex-cop’s comprehensive account of the Davao killings submitted to the International Criminal Court is largely consistent with accounts of self-confessed hitmen interviewed by the Commission on Human Rights in 2009. Look also the Video

Davao Death Squad buried ‘garbage’ bodies in these other dumping grounds
Nov 13, 2021 Rappler Investigative Team
While the Laud quarry in Barangay Ma-a was the main secret burial site for people killed by the notorious Davao Death Squad (DDS), there were three other sites where the hitmen of then-mayor and now-President Rodrigo Duterte dumped the bodies. Look also the Video

Why the Laud quarry, ‘mass grave’ for DDS victims, haunts Lascañas
Nov 13, 2021 Rappler Investigative Team
By the account of whistleblowers, including Arturo Lascañas, ‘thousands’ have been buried in the Barangay Ma-a quarry owned by a cop. It was the dumping ground used the most by different kill units in Duterte’s Davao.

The Video: Lascañas: Duterte protected Michael Yang, ordered death of construction workers
Nov 12, 2021
Davao Death Squad insider Arturo Lascañas says then Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered the killing of construction workers who were suspected of knowing about a shabu lab linked to Michael Yang. LOOK MORE HERE and HERE

First in PH history: ICC grants limited immunity to Duterte accuser Lascañas
Nov 11, 2021 Lian Buan
The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has struck a limited immunity deal with former Davao City cop Arturo Lascañas in the investigation into the Philippine drug war and killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s home city.

THE LASCAÑAS AFFIDAVIT - ‘I killed for Duterte’
Nov 10, 2021 Rappler Investigative Team
Arturo Lascañas’ disclosures to the International Criminal Court jibe with information that Rappler previously obtained pertaining to alleged murders by the Davao Death Squad and the alleged links of President Duterte to suspected drug personalities

Acierto: Duterte ordered burning of shabu lab, killing of suspects in 2004
Nov 10, 2021 Rambo Talabong
If President Duterte is having trouble recalling the incident, the intelligence operative says, ‘Itanong mo kay Lascañas,’ referring to a self-confessed gunman of the Davao Death Squad

DUTERTE AND THE VICTIMS OF DAVAO DEATH SQUAD: CONSOLIDATED REPORT 1998-2015
Fr. Amado Picardal, CSsR

When defenders need defending: Human rights activist seeks justice behind bars
Thousands of activists in the country had been arrested and killed under President Rodrigo Duterte's administration, which had been repeatedly targeting human rights groups and defenders in its war on dissent.
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Filipinos take up fight for Hague ruling on its 5th anniversary
Jul 12, 2021 Sofia Tomacruz
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5 years after Hague ruling, China's presence around PH only growing
Jul 9, 2021 Reuters

China dismisses Arbitral Award to PH as 'nothing more than a piece of waste paper'
July 13, 2021 Roy Mabasa
For China, the historic July 12, 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague that rejected its excessive claims in the South China Sea is nothing but a piece of “waste paper.”

FALSE: 2016 Hague ruling does not bind China
Jul 27, 2021
Claim: The Hague arbitral ruling on the West Philippine Sea in 2016 "does not bind China," according to President Rodrigo Duterte.
The facts: The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) binds parties of the dispute to the ruling of the arbitral tribunal. Former foreign affairs secretary Albert del Rosario also reiterated the ruling’s validity and binding power in May 2021.

Carpio refutes Duterte, says Hague tribunal heard China’s position
Jul 28, 2021 Mara Cepeda
Retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio debunked President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that no arbitration happened over the West Philippine Sea supposedly because China’s position was not heard by the Hague tribunal in the Philippines-China case.
“This is totally false,” said Carpio on Wednesday, July 28, during the 1Sambayan opposition coalition’s panel discussion two days after Duterte deliver his final State of the Nation Address (SONA). Look also This article and above

Ex-navy chief Giovanni Bacordo on dealing with Chinese incursions in West PH Sea
Aug 18, 2021 - with Video
What are the most difficult challenges faced by the Philippine Navy when it comes to dealing with Chinese incursions?
Tension between the Philippines and China continues to rise in the West Philippine Sea.

'Duterte's shameful legacy is undermining arbitral award secured by PNoy on South China sea'
August 20, 2021 Roy Mabasa
Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario on Friday said President Duterte will leave a “shameful legacy” for squandering the 2016 Arbitral Award in favor of Chinese loans and investments which have “barely materialized to this day”.

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United Nations urges Philippines to let Nobel laureate Ressa travel to Norway
Nov 30, 2021 Reuters
'We urge the government of the Philippines to immediately withdraw any such restrictions and allow her to travel to Oslo,' Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General says

The Video: UN urges Philippines to let Nobel laureate Ressa travel to Norway
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Anti-disinformation group says court should let Maria Ressa attend Nobel ceremony
Nov 29, 2021 Pia Ranada
The Movement Against Disinformation says Ressa's Nobel Peace prize win is historic for Filipinos, making her presence at the awarding 'symbol, urgent, and necessary'

Calida blocks Maria Ressa's travel for Nobel Prize: She's a 'flight risk'
Nov 25, 2021 Lian Buan
The Supreme Court had previously allowed travel for convicted persons but the Solicitor General argues that those people did not express 'a total lack of respect for the judicial system'
Calling the Rappler CEO a "flight risk," Solicitor General Jose Calida has filed an opposition with the Court of Appeals (CA) seeking to bar Maria Ressa from traveling to Oslo, Norway, in December to personally receive her Nobel Peace Prize. Look also the Video

PH still among deadliest places for journalists
Krixia Subingsubing October 30, 2021
The Philippines remains one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists, according to a global media watchdog report released on Friday, which again highlighted the dangers faced by media professionals working under hostile governments or weak criminal justice systems.

PH retains ranking as 7th deadliest country for journalists in global index
Frances Mangosing October 29, 2021
The Philippines remains to be one of the worst countries when it comes to unsolved killings of journalists, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Global Impunity Index.

A conversation with 2021 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa
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Nobel Peace Prize honours freedom of speech
Linda Bordoni 08 October 2021
The announcement of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize highlights the right to information and freedom of speech in a world where democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions.

‘Important signal’: World leaders praise journalists Ressa, Muratov for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
Oct 9, 2021 Sofia Tomacruz

What you need to know: Filipinos and the Nobel Peace Prize
Oct 9, 2021

Freedom of expression and online trolls
Jul 31, 2021 Antonio T. Carpio

Duterte takes lies offline in SONA 2021
Jul 27, 2021 Vernise Tantuco
Even during his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 26, President Rodrigo Duterte continued to spread falsehoods about media giant ABS-CBN.

The Video: Christiane Amanpour, Maria Ressa & Ramona Diaz in Conversation About “A Thousand Cuts”
Jan 9, 2021 FRONTLINE PBS
Christiane Amanpour hosts a roundtable conversation about the new documentary “A Thousand Cuts” with director Ramona Diaz and film subject Maria Ressa, a prime target in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on the press.

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Killing as state policy: 10 things the ICC says about Duterte’s drug war
Sep 16, 2021 Jodesz Gavilan
The International Criminal Court’s pre-trial chamber says killings of suspected drug personalities ‘has been frequently encouraged’ by President Rodrigo Duterte himself

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Breach in protocol over PH presidential flag during Xi's state visit
Jodesz Gavilan November 21, 2018

The lone presence of the Chinese flag during the welcome ceremony and review of the guards by the 2 presidents is unlike any other state visit.
The sight of the lone Chinese flag behind Presidents Rodrigo Duterte and Xi Jinping as they made their way past the honor guards in Malacañang on Tuesday, November 20, caught the eye of not a few.

‘No meaning’ in Palace displaying only Chinese flag during Xi visit, says Lorenzana
Sofia Tomacruz November 22, 2018
‘They are in our land. This is our country. Perhaps that was just a show of respect to the guest,’ says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

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Duterte’s Legacy
Duterte’s last 5 years as Philippine president
Jul 24, 2021
Rappler compiles some of Duterte’s most controversial moments that defined his legacy as president. Look also this article AND

Grading Duterte’s climate and environmental legacy
Jul 26, 2021 John Leo C. Algo

Duterte’s legacy, in his own words
Jul 14, 2021 Pia Ranada

Duterte and his generals: A shock and awe response to the pandemic
Nikko Dizon July 31 2020

'The backbone of my administration is the uniformed personnel of government,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in a public address on July 31
The Philippine government's enhanced community quarantine and all its derivatives were patterned after the decades-long tactics of the military on border controls in its fight against armed groups. READ ALL the links in the article

Ex-PCG chief Ursabia named as DOTr undersecretary
November 19, 2021 Alexandria Dennise San Juan
Retired Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant George V. Ursabia Jr. was appointed as the new undersecretary for maritime of the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

Retired army general replaces controversial PH ambassador to Brazil
September 22, 2021 Roy Mabasa
Retired Philippine Army Major Gen. Mario Fontanilla Chan is the new Philippine ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil

Ex-PNP chief Debold Sinas appointed as Malacañang undersecretary
Sep 11, 2021
Sinas is the latest retired general to join the Office of the President
Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Debold Sinas has been appointed as an undersecretary at the Office of the President.

Retired AFP general is new PDEA deputy chief for administration
September 3, 2021 Chito Chavez
A retired general of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has been appointed as the new director-general for administration of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

Former army chief Faustino named Joint Task Force Mindanao commander
Jun 4, 2021 Jairo Bolledo
Lieutenant General Jose Faustino Jr, former chief of the Philippine Army, was appointed as the first-ever commander of the new Joint Task Force (JTF) Mindanao on Friday, June 4.
His term as the 6th commanding general of the army was cut short in May 18, after Senator Panfilo Lacson, flagged Faustino’s appointment as unconstitutional.

PRRD reserves new gov't post for retired Sinas-Año
May 7, 2021 Aaron Recuenco
President Duterte will give a new position to General Debold Sinas as he is set to bow out of service on Saturday, May 8.

AFP chief Sobejana: Gen. Parlade stays as NTF-ELCAC spokesman
March 10, 2021 Mario Casayuran
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Cirilito E. Sobejana on Wednesday said controversial Lt. General Antonio Parlade Jr. may stay as spokesman of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) despite calls for him to quit his civilian post at NTF-ELCAC.

Senate recommends Parlade’s removal from anti-insurgency task force post
Christia Marie Ramos March 10, 2021
The Senate has recommended the immediate relief of Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. from his duty as spokesperson of the Duterte’s administration’s anti-insurgency task force.

Senators recommend firing Parlade as anti-insurgency spokesman
Mar 10, 2021 Jairo Bolledo
NTF-ELCAC spokesman Antonio Parlade is under fire for red-tagging government critics, including celebrities

Parlade's appointment to NTF-ELCAC may be illegal
Mar 10, 2021 Rambo Talabong
'No member of the armed forces in the active service shall, at any time, be appointed or designated in any capacity to a civilian position,' says the Philippine Constitution
The appointment of Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr as the spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) may be illegal, Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday, March 10.

Duterte praises 12 ex-military men in Cabinet
February 24, 2021 Raymund Antonio
President Rodrigo Duterte has praised the ex-military officials he has appointed to Cabinet positions, saying that he placed them in such roles to address issues “in time of destruction.”

Former PNP chief Cascolan named undersecretary at Office of the President
February 24, 2021 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
President Duterte has appointed former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Camilo Cascolan as an undersecretary at the Office of the President (OP).

Former PNP chief Cascolan given Malacañang position
Feb 24, 2021 Pia Ranada
Camilo Cascolan follows in the footsteps of his good friend Senator Ronald dela Rosa, scoring a civilian government post after retiring from police service
President Rodrigo Duterte has tapped former Philippine National Police chief Camilo Cascolan as an undersecretary in his office in Malacañang.

Malacañang defends Duterte’s preference for former military men in gov’t: They get things done
February 7, 2021 Genalyn Kabiling
Military men know how to get the task done.
This work ethic is the main reason President Duterte has chosen former military officers to join his government to deliver results, according to his spokesman

The Davao Boys are alright
Jul 9, 2021 Pia Ranada

Five years into Duterte's presidency, the constants in his Cabinet and drug war are people he worked with in Davao City. We track their rise to power.
When Rodrigo Duterte of Mindanao was swept into power in Manila, he brought his friends with him.

Duterte's admission of favor, friendship-based appointments 'shock' Robredo
September 3, 2021 Ellson Quismorio
Vice President Leni Robredo said she was “shocked” to hear straight from President Duterte that his bases for appointing people in high posts in government were favors and friendship.
In his “Talk to the People” public briefing last Aug. 31, Duterte admitted and defended his choice of appointing individuals who helped him during his presidential campaign and/ or those he knew from his native city of Davao. These include his “fraternity brothers”.

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TIMELINE: The secret torture room in a Cebu City police station
May 27, 2021 John Sitchon
A month after 11 Cebu City cops were accused of having raped and tortured three women inside a secret torture room in their police station, justice has yet to be served.

On Debold Sinas’ watch, a string of police controversies
May 8, 2021 Jairo Bolledo

Despite no arrest order, radio reporter nabbed by police in Manila
Apr 19, 2021 Jairo Bolledo
Despite an existing no arrest order by the Philippine National Police (PNP), police arrested a radio reporter on Friday, April 16, according to a statement of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on April 19.

Another woman claims she was tortured in Cebu City police station
Apr 9, 2021 John Sitchon
The team investigating the torture incident also adds 2 more cops to the list of suspects, raising the total accused law enforcers to 13
Another businesswoman stepped forward and claimed she too was tortured in a secret detention facility inside a Cebu City police station, the third women to accuse the cops.

CHR condemns alleged torture of 2 women by police in Cebu City
Apr 8, 2021 John Sitchon
The Commission on Human Rights also urges the government to publicly acknowledge and condemn reports of torture by the police
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Thursday, April 8, expressed "grave concern" over reports of a secret detention facility in a Cebu City police station where two women were allegedly tortured.

CHR condemns ‘secret jail,’ conducts own investigation
April 8, 2021 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has condemned the reported secret jail in Cebu City’s Sawang Calero police station where two women were allegedly detained, raped, and tortured.

The Video: CHR 7 probes on 'secret jail' of Sawang Calero police station
Apr 6, 2021 SunStar Web TV
CHR 7 probes on 'secret jail' of Sawang Calero police station

CHR says 'secret room' in Cebu City police station 'disappeared'
Apr 6, 2021 John Sitchon
The Commission on Human Rights, Central Visayas says the secret room where 2 Cebuana victims were allegedly tortured has become a storage room

IMPORTANT TO READ: Where are the police body cams?
Philippine Daily Inquirer December 22, 2020

Police, victims, and a call for change
Dec 25, 2020 Gustavo Gonzalez
Every life and family impacted is precious. But this high number of killings is, in itself, a broader, institutional concern.

Tarlac shooting: Blood on Duterte's hands
Dec 24, 2020
From President Duterte’s mouth to cop Jonel Nuezca’s gun, a culture of impunity ends in blood-soaked corpses

Tarlac shooting ‘isolated case’? Filipinos dig up stories proving otherwise
Dec 23, 2020 Sofia Virtudes
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año called the Tarlac shooting an “isolated” incident, but Filipinos knew better.
A group called Hacktibista has been keeping a running list of abuses and violations by the police and the military, the latest addition to the list being the Tarlac shooting.

Senators slam PNP for downplaying problem of rogue policemen
December 23, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
Senators on Wednesday hit the Philippine National Police (PNP) for downplaying the number of rogue cops within its ranks.

Killer cop
Philippine Daily Inquirer December 23, 2020
Whereupon Nuezca, unmindful of various people filming the bitter argument, swears at the mother, reaches for his 9 mm pistol and shoots her once in the head, then the son twice, and then the mother again as she lay on the ground. Neither one is armed.
There is simply no way Nuezca, can get away with murder.
Or can he? A culture of impunity has so permeated the police force that the phrase is now bromide, used ever so constantly to protest police crimes and misdemeanors but generally denied or ignored by an administration that coddles killer cops.

Teachers condemn ‘murderous reign of state terror’
December 22, 2020 Merlina Hernando-Malipot
A federation of teachers vehemently condemned the “brutal abuse” of power of a police officer that claimed the lives of a mother and son in Paniqui, Tarlac.

Youth groups decry ‘brutal’ killing by cop of mother, son in Tarlac 
December 22, 2020 Raymund Antonio
Various youth groups and individuals addressed the death of a mother and her son in Tarlac with a unity statement against police brutality and a call for justice.

The Video: 'Pulis ang terorista': Pagpatay ng pulis sa mag-ina kinondena
Dec 21, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Umapaw ang galit ng netizens, iba't ibang grupo, at ilang politiko matapos kumalat sa social media ang video ng isang pulis na malapitang binaril sa ulo ang mag-ina sa Paniqui, Tarlac nitong Linggo dahil lang umano sa alitan sa paputok.

Police force needs values reorientation to root out abuses
December 21, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
The Philippine National Police (PNP) should conduct a top-to-bottom review of the moral values of all law enforcement officials and institutions to put an end to the culture of impunity and rid the system of abuse and undesirable practices.

Rights watchdog on Tarlac murder: Many PH cops ‘simply out of control’
December 21, 2020
The murder of a mother and her son by a law enforcer proves that “many members” of the country’s police force are “simply out of control,” an official of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday.

‘Many of our cops are becoming the face of terror’
Neil Arwin Mercado December 21, 2020
Several senators called for an end to police abuse as they lambasted Monday the police killing of a mother and her son in Tarlac.

'Not the first': Groups decry police killing of mother, son in Tarlac
Dec 21, 2020
Following a cop's killing of an unarmed mother and son, human rights and civic groups on Monday, December 21, called out the "police violence and brutality" in the country.

Groups call for end to police brutality, impunity
December 21, 2020 Raymund Antonio and Jeffrey Damicog
Progressive and human rights groups on Monday called for an end to police brutality, killings, and impunity in light of the deaths of two civilians in Paniqui, Tarlac at the hands of a police officer during a heated argument.

Pampanga cops arrest suspects in killing of Chinese businessman
Jun A. Malig Aug 14 2020
Police identified the suspects, both Chinese, though the CCTV footage of establishments leading to the site where the charred remains of the victim was found

In Bulacan, police 'kidnap' passersby then kill them in fake 'nanlaban' case – NBI
Lian Buan Aug 13 2020
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) files complaints of murder, kidnapping, and planting of guns and drugs against 11 officials of the San Jose Del Monte police. Look also the Video

'Spectacle of a grand cover-up': Senate hearing bares how 'ninja cops' remain in service
Aika Rey and Rambo Talabong October 02, 2019
'Why are you trying to get the people off the hook? Are you the mafia or the PNP?' asks Senator Richard Gordon, without naming names. Look the Video: Senate hearing on alleged ninja cops

PNP also rearrests prisoners not convicted of heinous crimes
Rambo Talabong September 09, 2019
Freed prisoners convicted of carnapping and robbery – which are not heinous crimes – are arrested again

Cops in bloody Negros Oriental operations took victims' money – relatives
Marchel P. Espina April 06, 2019
The families of the victims claim the cops executed their kin even after they yielded to authorities. They also note other irregularities in the raids.

Duterte fires two PNP 'narco-generals'
Rambo Talabong October 09, 2017 - with Video
Two top officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) named as 'narco-generals' by President Rodrigo Duterte have been sacked, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announced Monday, October 9.
They are former Quezon City police director Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio, and former Metro Manila police chief Director Joel Pagdilao.

Lacson urges Church to present 'reformed' cops in Senate probe
Camille Elemia October 02, 2017

Senate public order committee chair Panfilo Lacson urged the Catholic Church to present “reformed” policemen to testify against state-sponsored killings.

doing anything about the drug situation in their areas.

Robredo calls on PNP to prove killing not a state policy
Mara Cepeda September 06, 2017
Vice President Leni Robredo says people will continue asking questions if more and more drug suspects are killed in police operations

Kian and Carl: Parallelism in the deaths of two boys
Rambo Talabong September 04, 2017
Kian delos Santos, 17, and Carl Arnaiz, 19 – handcuffed, kneeling – were killed by Caloocan policemen two days apart.

Carl Arnaiz kneeling, handcuffed when killed – taxi driver, witness
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
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.

The death of policing as a profession in the Philippines
by Raymund E. Narag, PhD August 19, 2017
While we cannot begrudge the intentions of the President, a drug-free and crime-free Philippines, he has transformed the police into the biggest criminal institution in the Philippines.

Wanted: Truth police
Vergel O. Santos July 01, 2017
If anyone should take up police duty against fake news, it is us news people ourselves

War on drugs: How the PNP responds to abuse, corruption charges
Bea Cupin April 20, 2017
When faced with allegations – allegedly from their own men – the PNP has a rather predictable response.

WATCH: Duterte and the future of Philippine police
March 24, 2017 - with video
At Camp Castañeda, Duterte's message is clear. Amid allegations of human rights abuses, the President is adamant: Do your job, and I'll have your back

Duterte sends ‘errant’ cops to Mindanao
Pia Ranada February 07, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte warns cops involved in illegal drugs that they will become the next targets of extrajudicial killings.

Task force vs police scalawags: What we know so far
Bea Cupin February 05, 2017
Will the newly-formed 'counter-intel task force' be enough to rid the Philippine National Police of its wayward members?

Duterte on AI report: Why would I pay police to kill?
Pia Ranada February 03, 2017
The President says police claiming they were paid to kill are corrupt police who pocketed intelligence funds intended for catching drug pushers

Cops fueled by 'economy of death' in drug war – Amnesty
Bea Cupin February 01, 2017
The Amnesty International report details stories of police corruption and abuse in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
“Pressures from the top” and “financial incentives” have created an “informal economy of death” to drive police killings in the Philippines’ war on drugs, according to an Amnesty International report.

An end to the ugly war
Vergel O. Santos January 31, 2017
Now comes the test of Duterte's word
Nothing can be more consoling than the news that the police’s war on drugs has been called off.

Duterte to order soldiers to arrest corrupt police
Pia Ranada January 31, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte will soon order soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to arrest corrupt policemen, as part of his administration’s cleansing of the Philippine National Police.

CHR: Stopping drug war acknowledges flaws and abuse in PNP
Jodesz Gavilan January 31, 2017
Despite the halt of operations, the Commission on Human Rights urges the Philippine National Police to ensure accountability and justice for all the deaths in the intense war on drugs

PNP out of drug war means end to 'tokhang,' buy-bust
Bea Cupin January 30, 2017 - with Video
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
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.

Murder in the cathedral
Vergel O. Santos January 23, 2017
Why this brazenness, why this air of impunity, why this roguery?

Rogue cops in action
Bea Cupin January 27, 2017 - with video
Senator Panfilo Lacson, who once headed the national police, shows this video during a Senate hearing and warns it's not an isolated case.

San Francisco police cut ties with PNP over drug war
Ryan Macasero October 26, 2016
The police department terminates its 16-year-old exchange program with the Philippine National Police over 'concerns of allegations of civil rights violations'

Dela Rosa on PNP, US ties: ‘As is’
The chief of the PNP says nothing has changed in the relationship of the PNP with US law enforcement agencies

Dela Rosa downplays San Francisco police's cutting of ties
‘Not so much,’ says the PNP chief when asked about the impact of the San Francisco Police Department’s decision to end a long-running training program

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DOLE asks Taiwan to deport OFW with Facebook posts criticizing Duterte
JC Gotinga April 25, 2020

The Philippine government wants Taiwan to deport a Filipina caregiver for her ‘nasty and malevolent’ posts about the President

The Video: No curtailment of freedom of expression amid deportation move vs Taiwan OFW: MECO
Apr 29, 2020 ABS-CBN News
The Philippine government's representative in Taiwan assured its citizens there it would not curtail freedom of expression following a supposed call for deportation of a migrant worker due to libelous comments against President Rodrigo Duterte.

Taiwan rejects deportation of OFW critical of Duterte
Sofia Tomacruz April 28, 2020
News reports from Taiwan quote its foreign ministry as saying that foreign workers enjoy freedom of speech and 'citizen treatment'

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Taiwan OFW Linn Ordidor on free speech and dodging deportation
April 30, 2020
Caregiver Linn Ordidor made headlines when the Philippine government pushed to have her deported from Taiwan for having criticized President Rodrigo Duterte. She tells Rappler why she thinks being outspoken is worth the risk.
She got into trouble with Philippine authorities for stating her political opinions, and would have been deported if Taiwan didn’t vouch for her. Still, the spirited OFW says she’d do it all over again for love of country.

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Our Mission: To prevent and counter corruption at all levels by promoting transparency, accountability and integrity across all sectors of society.

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PH drops to 115th place in global index on corruption perception
Gabriel Pabico Lalu January 29, 2021
In the fight against corruption, the Philippines appeared to have failed to make an improvement insofar as perception of corruption in government is concerned, with a worldwide study placing the Philippines at the 115th spot out of 180 countries.

PH further drops two places in 2020 Corruption Perception Index
Jan 28, 2021 Camille Elemia
The Philippines places 115th out of 180 countries and territories – lower than its 113th rank in 2019
The Philippines further dropped two places in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index in 2020.

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Marcos at Duterte: Paano sila magkatulad?
Sep 20, 2021

Alamin sa maikling dokumentaryong ito kung paano tila pinagbiyak na bunga si Marcos at Duterte – sa paglabag sa karapatang pantano, sa pagtrato nila sa midya, at sa pagpabor sa mga kaibigang negosyante. Look also this article

Critics compare Marcos, Duterte
Krixia Subingsubing September 22, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte has become a “globally infamous dictator” akin to the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, an international coalition of human rights groups said on Monday, following a European Union (EU) Parliament’s resolution condemning the human rights situation in the Philippines.

Using the Marcos playbook to stay in power
Philippine Daily Inquirer April 23, 2021
In the news item “More netizens join call for Duterte’s resignation” (4/20/21), more than 60,000 signatures—and still counting—are said to be supporting the call for President Duterte to step down due to his administration’s dismal performance vis-à-vis the pandemic and China’s almost total invasion of the West Philippine Sea, which now seems irreversible because of his own declaration to the whole world that he is “inutil” to do anything about it.

IMPORTANT to read: Marcos and Duterte
Randy David September 20, 2020

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IMPORTANT: Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE
Paterno Esmaquel II October 11, 2016
Referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos' donation, President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'Si Imee pa ang nagbigay. Sabi niya inutang daw niya'
President Rodrigo Duterte recently said Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos helped fund his presidential bid, with Marcos even borrowing money to fuel his campaign.
President Rodrigo Duterte says his father was a close ally of former president Ferdinand Marcos
Duterte's Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE), however, does not list Marcos among his contributors.

Again AboutPhilippines just ask: Is Duterte, a Marcos lapdog and NOW we may ask: Is the whole Duterte family Marcoses' lapdogs??????

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'Marcos-friendly' Duterte risking historical revisionism
Sep 11, 2017
Former Commission on Human Rights chair Etta Rosales is blaming President Rodrigo Duterte for providing a "friendly environment" for the Marcos family's attempts to revise history in their favor.
Ghost of Dictator Marcos Hangs Over Duterte
Clarissa Batino - Norman P Aquino June 15, 2016

Rodrigo Duterte won the Philippine presidency in a blaze of hard-line rhetoric -- an outsider who will stamp out crime and corruption. But his power base is tied to the nation’s oldest political camps, including that of ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

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Coco levy fund scam: Gold for the corrupt, crumbs for farmers
Camille Elemia January 21, 2017
Part 1: Many coconut farmers have died waiting in vain, and with them went the hope they would one day reap the 'rewards' of what's seen as among the biggest scams of the century.
The 3 are among the 3.5 million coconut farmers, earning an estimated P16,000 annually and belonging to the country’s poorest of the poor. They are victims of the coco levy fund scam from 1971 to 1983 under the Marcos administration, with collected taxes amounting to P9.7 billion.
These farmers were taxed by the government, only for their payments to be used by former president Ferdinand Marcos and his alleged cronies, Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco Jr, Juan Ponce Enrile, and some others, to invest in and buy businesses for their own benefit.
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Del Rosario, Morales still pursuing ICC complaint vs China
Sofia Tomacruz December 06, 2019 - with Video

Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario and former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales vow to submit new 'facts and evidence' for their case accusing China of crimes against humanity in the South China Sea

The Video: Albert Del Rosario, Carpio Morales to pursue ICC communication vs China's Xi
Dec 5, 2019 ABS-CBN News

'Hang me': Duterte vows to never answer Int'l Criminal Court
Sofia Tomacruz December 21, 2019

As the possibility of trial at the International Criminal Court draws nearer, President Duterte insists only Filipinos can judge him for crimes linked to the drug war

Int'l Criminal Court: Probe of drug war continues even with Sabio 'withdrawal'
Lian Buan January 14, 2020
The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) says a withdrawal of communication is not even allowed under the Rome Statute

U.N. rights office presents PH situation report to Human Rights Council
Gaea Katreena Cabico June 30, 2020 - with Video
Watch Michelle Bachelet of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights presents the comprehensive report.
The report, which was publicly released on June 4, detailed human rights violations in the Philippines that stemmed from President Rodrigo Duterte's overarching focus on countering real and inflated national security threats.

U.N. Human Rights report on killings, abuses in PH

The United Nations says the Duterte goverment's 'heavy-handed' focus on national security threats has led to serious human rights abuses

To avoid ICC, Duterte admin forms panel to probe deaths in police operations
Lian Buan June 30, 2020
Justice Secretary Guevarra however tells the UN Human Rights Council the panel will engage the Commission on Human Rights as an independent monitoring body

The Video: UN report details attacks on gov't critics, media in PH
A United Nations report revealed serious human rights abuses in the Philippines can be blamed on the government's "heavy handed" approach against illegal drugs, and the national security threats.

Duterte's focus on 'real and inflated' security threats leads to serious rights violations – U.N. report
The United Nations Human Rights Office says human rights violations in the Philippines have been 'reinforced by harmful rhetoric from high-level officials,' some rising 'to the level of incitement to violence'

Abuses, killings in PH possibly incited by Duterte's violent rhetoric – U.N. report
Widespread killings and abuses 'suggest that [Duterte]'s public comments may have incited violence and may have had the effect of encouraging, backing, or even ordering human rights violations with impunity'

U.N. report: PH local system not enough to exact accountability for killings
This is noteworthy because to open a formal investigation, where summonses and arrest orders can be issued, the ICC must establish that the Philippines is unable or unwilling to investigate on its own

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UN experts urge member states to sanction PH officials who committed rights abuses
Jun 26, 2020 INQUIRER.net
United Nations (UN) human rights experts have called on the international body’s member states to impose sanctions against Philippine officials who have “committed, incited, or failed to prevent human rights abuses” in the country.
'Killings continue': Rights group urge ICC to open investigation of drug war
Lian Buan October 04, 2019

The group also urges the ICC prosecutor to 'cooperate' with the United Nations Human Rights Council which is conducting its own inquiry into the drug war killings in the Philippines
Human rights group Rise Up for Life and Rights on Thursday, October 3, submitted a supplemental communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) urging its prosecutor to start an investigation into the high number of drug war killings in the Philippines.

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It's final
Philippines leaves International Criminal Court

The Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court takes effect Sunday, March 17.
ICC confirms receiving second communication vs Duterte's drug war
ABS-CBN News Apr 4, 2019
International Criminal Court confirms it has received another communication against President Duterte's drug war. Mike Navallo gives more details

Justice by foreign intervention
Vergel O. Santos March 30, 2019
Duterte is not completely out of reach by the law, and it will be ironic if it's yet the especially long arm of the International Criminal Court from the Hague, in the Netherlands, that gets him

Int’l Criminal Court vows probe despite PH withdrawal
Paterno Esmaquel II March 20, 2019 - with Video
'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
Pia Ranada March 18, 2019
Any attempt to gather more information about the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs will be taken by Malacañang as interference with Philippine sovereignty

Duterte slammed after Int'l Criminal Court withdrawal
March 17, 2019
'You can withdraw but you cannot hide,'
opposition senatorial bet Gary Alejano warns President Rodrigo Duterte

 ICC exit removes protection for Filipinos-iDEFEND
17 March 2019

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ICC prosecutor pauses investigation into Duterte's drug war
Nov 20, 2021 Lian Buan
'The Prosecution will, however, continue its analysis of information already in its possession as well as of any new information it may receive from third parties,' says ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan

Duterte gov't asks ICC to stop investigation into drug war, Davao killings
Nov 19, 2021 Lian Buan
The Duterte government has formally asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to stop its ongoing investigation into the bloody drug war and killings in Davao City. The Video: Recap: Duterte government asks ICC to stop investigation

The Video: Lascañas: Duterte protected Michael Yang, ordered death of construction workers
Nov 12, 2021
Davao Death Squad insider Arturo Lascañas says then Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered the killing of construction workers who were suspected of knowing about a shabu lab linked to Michael Yang. LOOK MORE HERE and HERE

First in PH history: ICC grants limited immunity to Duterte accuser Lascañas
Nov 11, 2021 Lian Buan
The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has struck a limited immunity deal with former Davao City cop Arturo Lascañas in the investigation into the Philippine drug war and killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s home city.

THE LASCAÑAS AFFIDAVIT - ‘I killed for Duterte’
Nov 10, 2021 Rappler Investigative Team
Arturo Lascañas’ disclosures to the International Criminal Court jibe with information that Rappler previously obtained pertaining to alleged murders by the Davao Death Squad and the alleged links of President Duterte to suspected drug personalities

Acierto: Duterte ordered burning of shabu lab, killing of suspects in 2004
Nov 10, 2021 Rambo Talabong
If President Duterte is having trouble recalling the incident, the intelligence operative says, ‘Itanong mo kay Lascañas,’ referring to a self-confessed gunman of the Davao Death Squad

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Lawyer Arpee Santiago on importance of Int'l Criminal Court
January 06, 2019

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with human rights lawyer Arpee Santiago, as the International Criminal Court's Office of the Prosecutor conducts a preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines

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Prosecuting extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
December 06, 2018

The Department of Justice has only investigated at least 76 cases of killings related to the war on drugs.
There have been 5,000 deaths in police anti-drug operations in the Philippines, 20,000 if you count those killed by vigilantes according to human rights groups, yet the Department of Justice (DOJ) has only investigated at least 76.

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Lawyer fears persecution vs rights advocates after Manila leaves ICC
ABS-CBN News Mar 9, 2019
The Philippine government may persecute rights defenders when its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court takes effect a week from now, a lawyer who filed a communications against President Rodrigo Duterte at the tribunal said Sunday.

Duterte: PH to withdraw from International Criminal Court 'immediately'
Pia Ranada March 14, 2018

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

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CHR's Roberto Cadiz on PH's withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court
April 05 and 09, 2018
Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to CHR Commissioner Roberto Cadiz on the possible impact of the withdrawal from the ICC on their work and the fight to end the culture of impunity in the country
Risky to bring PH withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court to SC due to 'political atmosphere'

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

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

The Philippines in the ICC
Aug 4, 2015
Rappler talked to Raul Pangalangan on what it means to have a Filipino judge in the ICC and the challenges the international tribunal is currently facing.

EXPLAINER: What is the value of Belgium tribunal’s guilty verdict on Duterte?
Lian Buan September 20, 2018

The lead prosecutor of the Belgium tribunal that found Duterte guilty is a colorful character – Ramsey Clark, former US president Lyndon Johnson's attorney general

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Lawyer Ruben Carranza on holding Duterte accountable in ICC
September 07, 2018

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with international human rights lawyer Ruben Carranza of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) to talk about the prospects of the possible case before the ICC and how the Duterte administration can be held accountable for the thousands of deaths in its anti-illegal drug campaign.

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Lawyer Romel Bagares on PH withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court
July 30, 2018

On Monday, July 30, Rappler's Marites Vitug talks to Romel Bagares of the Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court on the repercussions of withdrawing from the ICC and how it can be opposed

Duterte threatens to arrest ICC prosecutor if she goes to PH
Pia Ranada April 13, 2018

'Kaya ikaw, Ms Fatou, huwag kang pumunta dito kasi I will bar you,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, addressing International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.

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Gary Alejano on holding the Duterte administration accountable
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has taken the first step into probing the thousands killed under President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.
On Thursday, February 22, 2018 Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug spoke to Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, who submitted one of these reports to the ICC, on what this means to his continuing fight in holding the Duterte administration accountable
Complaint vs Duterte filed before Int'l Criminal Court
Paterno Esmaquel II Updated April 24, 2017

Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio filed a complaint against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, April 24, for alleged "mass murder" in the Philippines.

In a 78-page complaint published by the New York Times, Sabio requested that the Pre-Trial Chamber of the ICC "commit President Rodrigo Duterte and his senior government officials to the Trial Chamber for trial and that the Trial Chamber in turn, after trial, convict them and sentence them to corresponding prison sentence or life imprisonment."

Duterte dismisses ICC complaint
Pia Ranada April 27, 2017
The President does not bother to read the 78-page document: Why would I waste my time?

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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.

Land and environmental activists under attack

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Enemies of the State?
July 30, 2019 - with Video
How governments and businesses silence land and environmental defenders.
More than three people were murdered each week in 2018, with countless more criminalised, for defending their land and our environment.
The Philippines had the highest number of killings of any country this year, with at least 30 defenders murdered.

Download the full report: Enemies of the State?

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Why are environmental activists under attack?
Al Jazeera English August 8, 2019
A new human rights report says 164 environmental activists around the world were killed last year, and countless more are being silenced through violent attacks, intimidation or unfair criminalisation.
The report examined 19 countries and found that most of the activist killings in 2018 involved those who spoke out against mining industries.
The Philippines topped the list with 30 victims.

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