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PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “murderous war on drugs” remained the Philippines’ gravest human rights concern in 2019, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Wednesday.
SEVEN of 10 Filipinos think human rights violations had been committed in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s deadly war on drugs, according to the latest poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
THE US Senate has passed a resolution condemning the government of President Rodrigo R. Duterte for the wrongful detention of one of his staunchest critics, according to the US Congress website.
THE international community should stop interfering with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s deadly war on drugs because majority of Filipinos support it, his spokesman said on Monday, citing a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll.
THE GOVERNMENT will engage the international community, particularly the United Nations (UN), on the Duterte administration’s anti-illegal drug campaign by showcasing a “balanced” documentary entitled Gramo, according to Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Jose Ruperto Martin M. Andanar.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will continue his war on drugs despite a United Nations resolution that seeks to investigate alleged human rights abuses by the police, according to the presidential palace.
THE Philippine National Police (PNP) said that it is open to suggestions from other sectors including the academe on improving the government’s campaign against illegal drugs, following a recent study by Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC) which scrutinized the conduct of the government’s “Oplan Tokhang” anti-drug campaign.
THE FREE Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) lawyers said they found “similar description of killings” in police reports they reviewed in connection with the Duterte administration’s “war on drugs” and “not much effort” is being done in investigations.
UNITED NATIONS (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet flagged the Philippine government’s campaign against illegal drugs on Wednesday, saying that its policies “should not be considered a model by any country.”
FUNDING for the Philippines’ anti-illegal drugs campaign will be deemed contingent on the campaign’s consistency with “international human rights standards,” according to a bill approved last month by the US Congress.
TWO YEARS ago, on the first day of the Duterte presidency, 39 people were slain in drug-related killings. These were the opening salvo of the new government’s antidrug campaign.
A STUDY has found government declarations and public sentiments significantly determine number of deaths in the anti-drug campaign.
By the PCIJ Story Project Second of two parts The barangay, the basic unit of Philippine governance, is the smallest cog in the drug war’s machinery....
THE European Parliament, in a resolution on the Philippines on Wednesday, April 18, flagged anew the government’s drug war on President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s...
FOR THEIR COVERAGE on the Philippines’ drug war, Filipino journalist Manuel Mogato and his Reuters colleagues Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall are among...
THE DEADLY drug war waged by President Rodrigo R. Duterte is to be dramatized in the first Netflix series by award-winning director Brillante Mendoza,...
words by SANTIAGO J. ARNAIZ videos by GRETCHEN MALALAD illustrations by JIEGO GAVIN TOMAGANLate last year, Apple took down a number of Filipino-developed mobile games after over a hundred...
ONE out of four, or 25%, of Filipinos know someone summoned for the Duterte administration’s “Oplan Tokhang” drug war, according to the Social Weather...