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Rappler's latest stories on drug use


Mexico shootout leaves at least 14 dead

Dec 01, 2019 - 3:37 PM

The shootout in Coahuila state near the US border is between suspected drug traffickers and police

Mexican traffickers starting to produce own fentanyl – Sessions

Dec 15, 2017 - 2:41 PM

China up until now has been the main source of fentanyl, shipping large amounts through Mexican narcotics networks to the US market

IN CAPITOL HILL. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee November 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Roque says drug war won't cause tension in Duterte-Trump meeting

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:37 PM

In his interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the two leaders are on the same page when it comes to addressing drug problems in their country

Kung saan nagsimula ang digmaan kontra-droga

May 02, 2017 - 7:03 PM

EXKLUSIBO: Kilala ng mga kaanak ng mga natokhang kung sino ang bumaril sa mga anak nila – at nakahanda silang pangalanan siya

Where the drug war began

Apr 24, 2017 - 9:35 PM

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

UK ex-war reporter jailed in Bali for drug use

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Ex Reuters journalist David Fox is found guilty of drug use at a court in the Balinese capital Denpasar after being caught with a few grams of hash and given a 7 month jail term

JAILED. David Fox, a British former war correspondent, waits in a holding cell before his trial in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March 9, 2017. Photo by AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 3, 2017

Feb 03, 2017 - 10:21 AM

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Impunity: The Night Before Christmas

Dec 27, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Christmas is for family, even when Papa is in a coffin and Mama disappears

Impunity: The Church of the Resistance

Dec 25, 2016 - 9:40 PM

At the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help the brutality of extrajudicial killings becomes the image of Christmas

Impunity: In the Name of the Father

Dec 15, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Rodrigo Duterte said Let there be blood and there was blood

Why are we willing to risk killing innocent people?

Dec 10, 2016 - 6:27 PM

Indonesia is sacrificing its reputation for upholding human rights in the name of a ‘solution’ to drug use that has been demonstrated to be ineffective Let’s change that

DEATH PENALTY. Indonesian activists hold candles during a candlelight protest against death penalty executions, outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, 28 July 2016. EPA/MAST IRHAM

Impunity: Murder as Meme

Dec 01, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Welcome to Manila where torture is a joke and murder is a hashtag

Impunity: Let Them Sleep

Nov 17, 2016 - 4:57 PM

After 16 days of waiting Jerico and Angel executed side by side in Quezon City are finally laid to rest

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Nov 15, 2016 - 2:04 PM

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Another top U.S. official visits Philippines

Nov 15, 2016 - 7:54 AM

US Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield is set to offer help in promoting rule of law his spokesman tells Rappler

TOP OFFICIAL. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield is set to tackle rule of law in the Philippines during a two-day trip. File photo courtesy of the US State Department

Impunity: Jerico's Angel

Nov 07, 2016 - 5:59 PM

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

Impunity: A Halloween Massacre

Nov 02, 2016 - 4:14 PM

On the eve of the day of the dead five people were executed by men who decided they did not deserve to live

The Drug War: Monday

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:53 PM

Fifteen weeks after the declaration of a war on drugs at least 12 people are killed between dusk and dawn one Monday in October

Afghanistan burns 5 tons of drugs, alcohol in single blaze

Oct 16, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The country s national drug use rate stands at 11 one of the highest in the world according to the United Nations

The Drug War: Legendary

Oct 10, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Ask the police chief of Santa Ana what he thinks of his new president He will give you one answer

#AnimatED: Policy on drugs must be based on facts

Sep 26, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Despite recent official data of 1 8 million drug users President Duterte hikes it to ‘4 million addicts’

Drugs survey: Try it once, you're likely to try it again

Sep 24, 2016 - 8:57 AM

After trying shabu for the first time 28 of users will use it again a nationwide survey by the Dangerous Drugs Board shows

The Drug War: Execution at Cessna

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:55 AM

According to the narrative now held acceptable under the administration of Rodrigo Duterte Jhay Lord Clemente deserved to die

Colanggo: I’m not a drug lord

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:07 PM

Herbert Colanggo earlier named as Colangco – accused of being a drug lord by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte – clarifies that he s convicted of robbery

NO DRUG LORD. Maximum security inmate Herbert Colanggo testifies before the House of Representatives Committee on Justice during a hearing on September 20, 2016 on the alleged bribery and drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Briones: Schools must teach 'real life stories' on dangers of drugs

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Drug testing in schools will not be mandatory and will only be allowed with the consent of parents adds Education Secretary Leonor Briones

WAR ON DRUGS. The education department is looking at a different approach when it comes to teaching the 'dangers of drugs'. File photos by Ben Nabong and Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Grace Poe on her smoking: Not good, but drug use is worse

Feb 12, 2016 - 6:08 PM

The presidential candidate says the more serious issue is candidates who are into illegal drugs or have health problems


A look at the state of crime, drugs in the Philippines

Jan 05, 2016 - 5:48 PM

Should crime and drugs be an election issue based on statistics?

Jackie Chan apologizes after son's cannabis bust

Aug 20, 2014 - 10:11 PM

Jackie Chan: As a public figure I am ashamed As a father I feel terrible

JACKIE CHAN. Jackie Chan poses for photographs at the premiere of 'Police Story 2013' at the IFC Mall in Seoul, South Korea, January 17, 2014. Shin Hyo-Teuk/EPA

Netizens on Nora Aunor: National Artist or National Saint?

Jul 01, 2014 - 5:32 PM

Netizens air their support for or disdain toward Malacañang s refusal to name actress Nora Aunor a National Artist

Aquino cites 'drug use' for Nora Aunor snub

Jul 01, 2014 - 12:42 PM

President Benigno Aquino III admits he dropped Nora Aunor from the list of National Artist awardees as he does not want to send a message that drug use for which the actress was arrested in 2005 is acceptable

NORA AUNOR. The esteemed actress is not part of the final announcement of honorees of the National Artist title. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

113 soldiers test positive for illegal drugs

Jan 20, 2014 - 5:39 PM

Young soldiers appear to be more susceptible to illegal substances the military says

POSITIVE: The military vows to step up anti-drugs campaign this 2014

Embattled Toronto mayor's two aides quit

May 28, 2013 - 6:34 AM

The Toronto mayor has battled allegations of illicit drug use

'Peace caravan' woos Hollywood

Aug 15, 2012 - 8:00 AM

Writer Javier Sicilia spearheads the drug war caravan ignited by his son s murder in 2011