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Bishop slams 'death squads' in 2 overnight Caloocan murders

Jul 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'We used to call them bonnet gangs. Now we just call them what they really are – death squads,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

SHEPHERD. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David celebrates Mass at the 5th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila on July 19, 2018. Photo by Roy Lagarde

TIMELINE: Probing into the Davao Death Squad

Jun 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Several investigations, witnesses, and hearings have been conducted in the past decade yet the existence of the Davao Death Squad remains to be a very contested issue

Matobato lawyer to file case vs Duterte in ICC

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio says he wants to file by end of March the crimes against humanity case in relation to extrajudicial killings

TO ICC. Accompanied by lawyer Jude Sabio, self-confessed member of the Davao Death Squad Edgar Matobato voluntarily surrenders at the Manila Police District on March 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lacson to Lascañas: Confession not enough proof vs Duterte

Mar 06, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III is set to question the probative value of the retired Davao policeman s testimony saying the probe is just for entertainment

The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs headed by Sen. Panfilo Lacson on March 6, 2017 investigating the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

FACT CHECK: Did CHR really clear Duterte over Davao Death Squad?

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar claims the Commission on Human Rights cleared President Rodrigo Duterte of involvement in the Davao Death Squad A 2012 resolution however states otherwise

Davao Death Squad: What ever happened to the investigations?

Jun 28, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Six years ago, the CHR released a resolution based on its probe into the Davao Death Squad. Were the CHR recommendations followed?

Duterte death squad fears rise as Philippine police kill 8

May 27, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Police insist the 8 drug suspects were killed lawfully with the officers only firing back after being shot at in 3 separate raids

MYTH? Davao City police spokeswoman, Senior Inspector Milgrace Driz says the so-called death squad in Davao does not exist. Duterte photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Ex-mayor behind death squad in Tagum - report

May 21, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Former members of the reported death squad tell Human Rights Watch that the unsolved murders of hundreds of Tagum City residents including suspected petty thieves drug dealers and street children were ordered by former Mayor Rey Uy

THE MAYOR. Former Mayor Rey Uy is seen posing with policemen in this photo uploaded on 8 Oct 2010 on his Facebook page