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[PODCAST] Paano naiipit si Robredo sa drug war ni Duterte

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Ano ang gustong mangyari ni Vice President Leni Robredo sa kampanya laban sa droga?

Vice President Leni Robredo attended a Mass held at the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice in UP Diliman, Quezon City, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The Mass, held for fair and peaceful elections, was attended by some of the Otso Diretso senatorial candidates and their supporters. (Photo by OVP)

What do gov't circulars 'operationalizing' Duterte's war on drugs say?

Nov 21, 2017 - 5:37 PM

The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) files petitions for injunction and prohibition against two circulars relating to the conduct of the anti-illegal drugs campaign in the Philippines

TIMELINE: The PNP's use of the term 'deaths under investigation'

Mar 30, 2017 - 4:30 PM

UPDATED We track how the PNP has released data on DUIs and try to explain all the confusion it has generated

Alvarez: OK to show De Lima's alleged sex tape in House probe

Sep 28, 2016 - 1:35 PM

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

NOT SLUT-SHAMING. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says publicizing Senator Leila De Lima's alleged sex tape would reveal her true relationship with her bodyguard and driver Ronnie Dayan.

DDB wants law institutionalizing community-based drug rehab

Sep 22, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The Department of Health also supports proposals to put up at least one major in patient drug rehabilitation center per region

SURRENDER. Alleged drug addicts and pushers file through to undergo drug tests following their surrender to authorities at Camp Karingal police station in Manila on June 22, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

House probe into Bilibid drugs: What to expect

Sep 19, 2016 - 11:34 PM

The House committee on justice plans to conduct back to back hearings on September 20 and 21

CONGRESSIONAL PROBE. The Lower House will investigate how drugs proliferated inside the New Bilibid Prison during the stint of Senator Leila de Lima as justice secretary.

House panel vows ‘fair, objective’ probe on drugs in Bilibid

Sep 19, 2016 - 5:06 PM

House committee on justice chairperson Reynaldo Umali says he will stick to the issues as they probe the drug trade inside the New Bilbid Prison under the term of then justice secretary Leila de Lima

IN AID OF LEGISLATION. House committee on justice chairperson Reynaldo Umali will lead the congressional probe on the drug use at the New Bilibid Prison on September 20. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Congressmen justify drug war extension

Sep 19, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Barbers chairman of the committee on dangerous drugs says the campaign against illegal drugs should not be time bound

SUPERMAJORITY. Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez, Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Barbers, and Deputy Speaker Frederick Abueg defends President Rodrigo Duterte's request for a 6-month extension on the drug war. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

PNP wages war on drugs despite P36-M budget in 2016

Sep 06, 2016 - 12:46 PM

But Police Director Benjamin Magalong acting PNP deputy chief for operations says the strong support of President Rodrigo Duterte and PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa is boosting their confidence to fight illegal drugs

CALL OF DUTY. Members of the Philippine National Police and the Scene of the Crime Operatives conducting investigation following a police operation against illegal drugs in the town of Plaridel, Bulacan on August 4. Photo by Eugenio Loreto/EPA

Replace barangay officials with OICs until next polls – House minority

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:55 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says the prevalence of drug use in barangays nationwide puts into question the local officials ability to police their own backyards

APPOINT OICs. Members of the House minority, led by Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (3rd from left), hold a press conference on August 31. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LIST: Suspected drug lords killed under Duterte gov't

Aug 30, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Rappler lists alleged drug lords killed – during legitimate operations or otherwise – under the Duterte administration starting July 1

PDEA to Congress: Allow scrutiny of drug suspects' bank records

Aug 30, 2016 - 12:54 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency also supports a bill that would allow law enforcement agencies to tap into conversations related to their anti illegal drug operations

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Representatives of PDEA, led by Director General Isidro Lapeña, faces the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs on August 30. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PDEA exceeds 2015 targets in war on drugs

Aug 29, 2016 - 9:40 PM

Yet the budget department has failed to deliver important equipment and supplies that the anti drug agency already paid for as early as 2007 says COA

Alvarez: 'Nothing personal' vs De Lima with House probe

Aug 25, 2016 - 1:43 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says they will invite everyone who may have something to do with the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison

'NOTHING PERSONAL.' House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leads congressmen in filing a resolution seeking to probe the drug use in the New Bilibid Prison when Senator Leila de Lima was still justice secretary. File photos by Rappler

Summary killings under Duterte admin 'unprecedented' – CHR

Aug 24, 2016 - 6:54 PM

As a result the Commission on Human Rights is unable to respond to every single case We are at less than 20 now investigating 170 cases says Chairperson Jose Luis Martin Gascon

SUMMARY KILLINGS. Bodies of 2 dead women lies outside Paco Park with their hands ties and eyes and mouth taped on July 21, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Dangerous Drugs Board wants rehab centers in jails

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:32 PM

The DDB also says events where drugs are distributed sold or used should be included in the law s definition of a drug den

DRUG USERS. Alleged drug addicts and pushers wait to undergo drug tests following their surrender to authorities at Camp Karingal police station in Manila on June 22, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

House leaders urge De Lima to attend probe into Bilibid drug use

Aug 22, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles says they are also planning to invite Senator Leila De Lima s former bodyguard and driver who allegedly has links to drugs

DRUGS PROBE. The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, lead by Senator Leila de Lima, conducts a public hearing on extrajudicial killings on August 22. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

In war on drugs, lives of police at risk too

Aug 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM

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

LISTEN TO OUR SIDE. Police Chief Superintendent Paul Sabulao fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to suppress crime and illegal drugs. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Tiamzons, Duterte vs De Lima, Usain Bolt | 6PM wRap

Aug 19, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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House to probe drug use in Bilibid during De Lima’s time

Aug 19, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Some Duterte allies in the House want a congressional inquiry – in aid of legislation – into the drug use at the maximum security prison when Senator Leila de Lima was still justice secretary

UNDER SCRUTINY. Senator Leila De Lima holding a press conference at the Senate on August 18 after President Rodrigo Duterte's claimed that she had an affair with her driver allegedly linked to the drug trade. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

Suarez on Duterte's war on drugs: 'End justifies the means'

Aug 17, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The objective is to eliminate the drug issue at all cost Kung ano man ang ginagawa ng Pangulong Duterte na pamamaraan as the minority leader in my personal capacity I support him says House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez

WAR ON DRUGS OK. House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez is supporting President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Kids unsafe in society that condones violence – female LP lawmakers

Aug 16, 2016 - 3:40 PM

While their party is allied with President Rodrigo Duterte s PDP Laban 5 female legislators from LP say they oppose apparent summary executions committed in the name of the war on drugs

WAR ON DRUGS. A dead body with a sign board lays on the road in Tondo, Manila on July 28. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Bill wants to add drug rehab in PhilHealth coverage

Aug 13, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Bulacan 4th District Representative Linabelle Villarica says the State must encourage more drug dependents to undergo treatment and rehabilitation at low cost health care centers

HELPING DRUG DEPENDENTS. Bulacan 4th District Representative Linabelle Villarica wants PhilHealth to expand its coverage. Photo of Villarica from her Facebook page

House deputy speakers open to drug testing for lawmakers

Aug 08, 2016 - 8:00 PM

For now the House Majority Floor Leader says lawmakers or House employees who wish to undergo drug testing may do so on their own

OPEN TO DRUG TEST. Deputy House Speakers Eric Singson, Mercedes Alvarez, Fredenil Castro, and Miro Quimbo hold a press conference on August 8. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House has 'no jurisdiction' over mayor-turned-congressman on Duterte list

Aug 08, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo also says House leaders have yet to discuss their plans should the President accuse an incumbent lawmaker of involvement in drugs

DUTERTE'S LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte tagged Pangasinan 1st District Representative Boying Celeste as among the officials allegedly part of the drug trade.

Ex-drug addict-turned-congressman proposes ‘cheap’ rehab program

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Negros Oriental congressman Arnolfo Teves Jr proposes using public high school classrooms as rehabilitation centers from 5 pm to 8 pm

Alvarez to probe drug use in Bilibid during De Lima's time

Jul 22, 2016 - 7:01 PM

The incoming House Speaker says this should be the subject of a congressional inquiry and not the rising number of drug suspects killed since the Duterte administration took over

IN AID OF LEGISLATION. Incoming House Speaker Bebot Alvarez to file a House resolution that would investigate the Department of Justice when it was still helmed by Senator Leila de Lima.

De Lima files Senate reso to probe drug suspect killings

Jul 14, 2016 - 1:10 PM

We know all too well of the several instances of police rub outs and the number of shortcuts taken by law enforcers in the guise of legitimate self defense or defense of others says Senator Leila de Lima

WAR VS DRUGS. Police officers investigate the dead body of an alleged drug dealer, his face covered with packing tape and a placard reading "I'm a pusher", on a street in Manila on July 8, 2016. Senator Leila de Lima wants to investigate the rising number of drug suspects being killed. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte’s war vs drugs has 2 faces – lawmaker

Jul 14, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilar Jr says past congressional probes helped the Ombudsman determine cases to be filed against erring public officials

'LET CONGRESS PROBE.' Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr defends his call for a congressional probe against drug-related extrajudicial killings on July 14. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Manila police tailing 82 drug pushers

Jul 09, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada orders police to go all out and rid the city of illegal drugs

WAR VS DRUGS. Manila Mayor Erap Estrada is backing the Manila police's pursuit of suspected drug users in the city. File photo by Rappler

Palace to critics of war vs drugs: Show proof of violations

Jul 09, 2016 - 4:13 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says it is open to any investigation on the rising death toll among drug suspects but allegations should be backed up by substantive evidence

FIND PROOF. Some drugs recovered by the National Bureau of Investigation during a raid in May 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler