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Duterte defends drug war against critics

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte yesterday defended his deadly war on drugs against critics, saying the country needs an iron fist to destroy drug lords.

Duterte shuns aid over UN probe of drug war

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte had ordered all agencies to reject loans and grants from 41 countries that backed a probe of his deadly war on drugs that has killed thousands, his spokesman said yesterday after denying such memo existed.

Group seeks contempt of OSG over drug files

THE Center for International Law has asked the Supreme Court to cite the Solicitor General and police officials in contempt for submitting “rubbish documents” in connection with the case against the government’s war on drugs.

Duterte to continue drug war as he faces United Nations probe

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.

PNP to consider Ateneo study on drug war

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.

Lawyers’ group say ‘strikingly similar’ reports on drug-related killings not being...

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.

ICC to pursue examination of PHL drug war

THE INTERNATIONAL Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday vowed to pursue its “preliminary examination” of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s controversial drug war despite the Philippines’ withdrawal from the Rome Statute.

Bachelet: PHL drug war ‘not a model by any country’

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.”

PHL slams Washington Post story on drug war

THE PHILIPPINE Embassy in Washington on Monday slammed an article by the Washington Post on the Philippine government’s war on drugs, saying its portrayal of the country’s capital was a “hasty generalization.”

Sri Lankan leader hails Duterte’s drug war

SRI LANKAN President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s drug war is “an example to the whole world.

Inquiry into drug war to continue, says ICC

THE International Criminal Court (ICC) said it will continue its preliminary examination into President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s war on drugs despite the country’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute last March.

US House approves bill tying assistance to conduct of PHL’s drug...

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.

Looking back: Day 1, year 1 of the antidrug campaign

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.

Study: Drug war deaths rise and fall with Duterte’s words

A STUDY has found government declarations and public sentiments significantly determine number of deaths in the anti-drug campaign.

Barangay officials make tough choices in Duterte’s drug war

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....

Barangay officials make tough choices in drug war

By PCIJ Story Project First of two parts The barangay officials who will take office next month after winning Monday’s election will find themselves at the...

PHL takes offense at resolution by European Parliament on GSP+, drug...

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...

Filipino journalist, others win Pulitzer for drug-war coverage

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...

Netflix series shows ‘necessary’ Philippine drug war — director

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,...

Are mobile games the next platform for pushing government agendas?

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...

1 of 4 Filipinos know someone summoned in drug war: SWS...

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...

Brillante Mendoza tackles the war on drugs in Amo

AWARD-WINNING director Brillante Ma. Mendoza returns to the small screen with a 12-episode miniseries focusing on the administration’s ongoing “war on drugs” this August. Titled,...