Rappler's latest stories on Drug War Series
At a time when alleged narco politicians named by the President are being killed with impunity, officials on a kill list in Cebu are gunned down one after another
'What would you call it, what do you call it if nobody dies? What else do you call it? It’s a war, a war on drugs,' says General Bato dela Rosa
The murder of Charlie Saladaga causes little consternation. "It was nothing," says Angel. "The CSG were bragging. They were saying, ‘Look what happened. Which punk is next?’”
'They’re the CSG...They’re the ones who kill the drug users and dealers,” says one resident of Village 105
CSG founder Alvin Constantino tells Rappler that CSG Inc was meant to help the nation, and in no way promotes extrajudicial killings
'Who ends up looking good when people like Sitoy with his grenade are killed? The police. But they didn’t kill him. We just called them whenever there was a body,' says Simon
Rappler's sources claim cops had actively supported the CSG’s vigilante activities – 'They were the killing arm of the police'
Heart de Chavez met her end with a bullet in her cheek and another in the back of her head. They were fired, says Heart’s sister Arianne, by officers of the Philippine National Police.
Journalist Patricia Evangelista and photographer Carlo Gabuco are lauded for their investigations into police killings published under Rappler's Impunity Series
The police call it an encounter. The survivor says it was an execution. Forensic evidence says he may be right.
For three months in 2017, the Payatas village hall and the police station demanded the profiling and drug testing of residents they believed were drug personalities. Every household that refused was marked red.
The war, as we have discovered, is fought in places where privilege does not extend
EXKLUSIBO: Kilala ng mga kaanak ng mga natokhang kung sino ang bumaril sa mga anak nila – at nakahanda silang pangalanan siya
EXCLUSIVE: Families of the Philippine drug war's dead claim they know the man who shot their children – and they're willing to speak his name
Heart de Chavez met her end with a bullet in her cheek and another in the back of her head They were fired says Heart’s sister Arianne by officers of the Philippine National Police
Christmas is for family, even when Papa is in a coffin and Mama disappears
At the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help the brutality of extrajudicial killings becomes the image of Christmas
After 16 days of waiting Jerico and Angel executed side by side in Quezon City are finally laid to rest
His killers tossed a sign on his chest that said he was a drug dealer His friends ripped the sign away Drugs they say have become an excuse for murder
On the eve of the day of the dead five people were executed by men who decided they did not deserve to live
Fifteen weeks after the declaration of a war on drugs at least 12 people are killed between dusk and dawn one Monday in October
Ask the police chief of Santa Ana what he thinks of his new president He will give you one answer
According to the narrative now held acceptable under the administration of Rodrigo Duterte Jhay Lord Clemente deserved to die
Danica Mae Garcia was five when she was killed in the crossfire after riding in tandem assassins shot her grandfather inside their Dagupan home She is perhaps the youngest victim of the extrajudicial killings that have come together with the bloody war on drugs
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 are good