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Robredo, U.N. office tackle 'best practices' on health-based approach vs drugs

Nov 11, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's chief of staff Philip Dy says community-based drug rehabilitation programs would best help 'slight or occasional' drug users who surrender to authorities

DRUG WAR WITH NO DEATHS. Vice President Leni Robredo meets with members of the Community Based Rehab Alliance just after meeting with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on November 11, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Killed: 2 suspects in murder of Kerwin Espinosa's ex-wife

Oct 18, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Richard Jungoy and Michael Lendio suspects in the murder of Kerwin Espinosa s ex wife Annalou Llaguno are shot dead in Cebu City

Missile which downed MH17 transported from Russia, inquiry finds

Sep 28, 2016 - 7:35 PM

UPDATED But the Dutch led investigation did not directly accuse Moscow of supplying the BUK missile and its transporter system – and the Russian government has repeatedly denied any involvement

RESULTS OUT. Members of a joint investigation team present the preliminary results of the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 , in Nieuwegein, on September 28, 2016. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Dutch-led team to release initial MH17 criminal probe

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:09 AM

UPDATED A Dutch led international team of criminal investigators will release initial findings into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 amid growing frustration among relatives over the probe s pace

The wrecked cockpit of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is exhibited during a presentation of the final report on the cause of the its crash at the Gilze Rijen airbase October 13, 2015. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Dela Rosa on drug lords: Burn their houses, show your anger

Aug 25, 2016 - 4:40 PM

The PNP chief urges surrendered drug pushers and users to vent their anger towards drug lords who he says have fattened their coffers at the expense of the poor

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa urged drug pushers and addicts to show their anger towards drug lords. File photo by Joe Liporada/Rappler

PNP 'values lives, wants to preserve lives' – Dela Rosa

Aug 01, 2016 - 11:37 AM

Dela Rosa: Masakit rin sa amin kung may madisgrasya na inosente eh pareho tayong tao

In this file photo, Philippine National Police Chief Dir. Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa address members of the media during a press conference at the lobby of the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame in Quezon City on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

La Salle president slams killings under Duterte admin

Jul 22, 2016 - 3:24 PM

The absence of a significant public outcry against extrajudicial killings also alarms De La Salle Philippines president Brother Jose Mari Jimenez

WAR VS DRUGS. A revolver gun is seen next to the body of an alleged drug pusher and user who was killed in an operation of the police in Manila, Philippines, on July 12, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

5 'drug personalities' in Cordillera killed in a week

Jul 16, 2016 - 11:46 PM

The drug suspects – including the number one drug personality in the Cordillera region – are killed in separate incidents in Benguet Abra and Kalinga provinces

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

Alvarez: No need for probe into rising drug suspect killings

Jul 12, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Incoming House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez finds it futile for legislators to conduct an investigation because Congress does not have prosecutorial powers

'WHAT'S THE POINT?' Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Bebot Alvarez disagrees with the proposal for Congress to investigate the recent drug-related killings. File photo by Manman Dejeto/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

Bill seeks to build drug rehab centers for the poor

Jul 07, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Drug addicts are not wasted human capital There is always a chance for change says AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe author of the proposal

SECOND CHANCE. 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. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Lawmakers push probe into rising drug suspect killings

Jul 07, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr says if kept unchecked the rising number of killings could lead to anarchy and the disintegration of society

INVESTIGATION. A lawmaker wants the Congress to look into the causes behind the growing body count of drug suspects killed by the police.

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Drug suspect killings rise after Duterte victory

Jun 24, 2016 - 4:52 PM

UPDATED The Philippine National Police reports that 25 suspects were killed from June 16 to 20 a week before Duterte s inauguration

RISING NUMBERS. The campaign against illegal drugs has begun even before President-elect Rodrigo Duterte sits in Malacañang.

CBCP slams 'vigilantism' amid Duterte crime war

Jun 20, 2016 - 1:42 PM

UPDATED God never gave up on us We have no right giving up on ourselves or on our brothers and sisters CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas says

RESPECT FOR LIFE. CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas slams 'vigilantism' in the face of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's war against crime. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

PH gets taste of Duterte anti-crime war

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:12 PM

Across the nation police have already reported killing more than 20 alleged drug suspects over the past fortnight egged on by Duterte who has urged them to begin his war on crime even before he takes office at the end of this month

In this picture taken on June 8, children sing karaoke along a street in Divisoria market in Manila. Since winning the presidential election Rodrigo Duterte has said he will impose late-night bans on children walking the streets, alcohol sales and the national passion of karaoke singing. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

Destruction of Timbuktu goes before ICC judges

Feb 28, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Timbuktu founded in the 11th century was one of the great centers of Islamic learning in the world a center of civilization at a time when Europe was in the dark ages

HERITAGE. Workers begin the reconstruction of 15th-16th century mausoleums in Timbuktu, Mali in 2014. File photo courtesy of UNESCO

China to release daily Japanese war crimes 'confession'

Jul 03, 2014 - 5:50 PM

The first confession littered with descriptions of Japanese imperialists appears to have been written by someone with native level command of Japanese

CHINA-JAPAN RELATIONS. A protester steps on a mock Japanese flag during an anti-Japan protest outside the building housing the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong, China, December 27, 2013. Jerome Favre/EPA

Bangladesh students held for murder of anti-Islam blogger

Mar 02, 2013 - 8:02 PM

The students allegedly confessed to hacking to death an anti Islamist blogger after he helped organize protests against leaders of the Jamaat e Islami party on trial for war crimes

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Syrian government denies carrying out massacre in Hama

Jun 07, 2012 - 9:16 AM

The Syrian government on Thursday June 7 denied having carried out a massacre in the central Hama region where around 100 people were reported to have been killed Wednesday

Liberia's Charles Taylor sentenced to 50 years

May 30, 2012 - 6:00 PM

UPDATED A UN backed war crimes court sentenced former Liberian president Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison Wednesday May 30 for arming Sierra Leone rebels in return for blood diamonds