extra-judicial killing - updates

Rappler's latest stories on extra-judicial killing


'They shot my tatay 9 times'

Apr 30, 2020 - 1:52 PM

The son of Jory Porquia of Bayan Muna laments on Facebook on the brutal manner his father was killed by 4 armed men in Iloilo City

Activist Jory Porquia was shot dead in his rented home at Arevalo in Iloilo City early Thursday, April 30./Photo from Jory Porquia Facebook

UN rights chief calls for probe of abuses by Venezuela military

Jun 22, 2018 - 7:05 PM

'The failure to hold security forces accountable for such serious human rights violations suggests that the rule of law is virtually absent in Venezuela,' says Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Soldiers of the Venezuelan National Guard get into a military transport truck at the end of the launching ceremony of the "Plan Republica", the security operation for the presidential election on May 20, in Caracas, on May 15, 2018.  Luis ROBAYO / AFP

[OPINION | Newspoint] The great sellout

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:00 PM

If we think the ultimate danger is native, Marcos-style authoritarianism, we really have not been looking. What we stand to lose this time is not just our freedom, but our sovereignty, our identity, our very soul as a nation

US ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Philippine drug war rights record

Jan 31, 2018 - 2:59 PM

James A Walsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the State Department, the US still provides support in such areas as 'drug demand reduction programs'

ANTI-DRUG OPS. A crime scene in Manila is sealed off by policemen after a raid in November 2016. Rappler file photo

War on drugs a 'major catastrophe,' says Etta Rosales

Oct 28, 2017 - 12:03 AM

Families of victims of extra-judicial killings organize National Healing Walk, which is expected to gather at least 30,000 people on November 5 at the EDSA Shrine

STOP. Former CHR Chairperson Etta Rosales with relatives of victims of extra-judicial killings hold banners that call for the end of killings.

Rappler Talk: 'Scholar ng Bayan' speaks out vs summary executions

Dec 09, 2016 - 9:18 AM

Adrienne Onday hung a cardboard sign around her that said We could all be drug pusher

War on drugs, Tropical Storm Karen, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 14, 2016 - 1:27 PM

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Int'l criminal court 'closely following' PH war on drugs

Oct 14, 2016 - 7:11 AM

'Public statements of high officials of the Republic of the Philippines seem to condone such killings and further seem to encourage State forces and civilians alike to continue targeting these individuals with lethal force,' says ICC's Fatou Bensouda

JOINED IN 2001. The court that investigates  genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity has jurisdiction on the Philippines. Photo from ICC web site

The moral dilemma of extra judicial killings

Oct 02, 2016 - 3:17 PM

There is no excuse to undermine our already fragile laws and weak constitution

WATCH: Leila de Lima's privilege speech on extrajudicial killings

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Watch it live here on Rappler

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Philippine police kill 3 more drug suspects

May 29, 2016 - 6:56 PM

A raid on a home in Banacon Bohol leaves an alleged drug trafficker and two others dead

Binay: Duterte is an executioner

Apr 11, 2016 - 10:21 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay hits Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on the same day that Duterte tops a survey

SC upholds EDCA, SC on Poe, Pacquiao’s last fight | 6PM wRap

Jan 12, 2016 - 6:00 PM

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DOJ probes 50 new suspects in Maguindanao Massacre

Mar 17, 2015 - 5:49 PM

The respondents include town mayors in Maguindanao and 14 members of the Ampatuan clan

NEVER FORGET. Justice remains elusive for the 58 victims of the Ampatuan massacre 5 years since the gruesome crime. Photo by Rappler

Tagum killings: NBI files murder raps vs ex-mayor, 28 others

Mar 04, 2015 - 8:13 PM

UPDATED Former Mayor Rey Uy allegedly formed the Tagum Death Squad to get rid of weeds or criminals in the city

CLEAN-UP. Former Mayor Rey Uy allegedly created a death squad that became responsible for 82 extra-judicial killings in Tagum City and surrounding areas. Rappler photo

What senators' silence on Duterte threat means

Feb 07, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Mayor Duterte s remark at a Senate hearing that he would gladly kill a rice smuggler is appalling That senators didn t condemn it is equally disturbing

'I'LL KILL HIM.' Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says there is no doubt Davidson Bangayan is rice smuggler David Tan. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

‘Probe gov't inaction on torture, killings’

Jan 29, 2014 - 1:01 PM

Santiago calls on the Senate to investigate reports of government inaction on torture and extra judicial killings

‘WHEEL OF TORTURE.’ This photo shows a roulette wheel used to pick a list of torture techniques meted out to prisoners in a house converted to a prison in Binan, Laguna. Photo courtesy: CHR/AFP

EU gives P540M to help PH solve human rights cases

Jul 10, 2013 - 7:30 PM

The joint reform program will help the PH government address violations of human rights such as extra judicial killings and enforced disappearances

Supporters of Escalante re-electionist Mayor Melecio "Beboy" Yap also hold a prayer rally, about 250 meters away from the place where the march rally participants gathered for a program. Photo by Gilbert Bayoran

PNoy urged to act on Escalante extrajudicial killings

Apr 21, 2013 - 9:25 PM

Residents call on the President to bring to justice those who are responsible

Supporters of Escalante re-electionist Mayor Melecio "Beboy" Yap also hold a prayer rally, about 250 meters away from the place where the march rally participants gathered for a program. Photo by Gilbert Bayoran

Jonas Burgos: Trapped in a web of lives

Apr 03, 2013 - 7:27 AM

Unless you forgive you can’t do things objectively I am single minded on one objective: to recover Jonas alive

GOOD OLD DAYS. Jonas Burgos with his family. File photo from Newsbreak

A plea to President Noy before his SONA

Jul 20, 2012 - 4:23 PM

I am not asking for the absolute eradication of our country’s problems Mr President My plea is rather simple: I plead that you remember who you are and why you are here

Ombudsman suspends cops for ‘Davao Death Squad’ killings

Mar 29, 2012 - 7:19 PM

The Ombudsman suspends cops for neglect of duty amid a rising number of unresolved vigilante killings in Davao City

Hired assassins strike again in GenSan

Jan 07, 2012 - 12:39 PM

Traffic enforcer is the next victim

De Lima: Palparan should surrender

Dec 21, 2011 - 8:05 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said flight is a sign of guilt If retired military officer Jovito Palparan is innocent of the kidnapping and detention charges filed against him De Lima said he would surface and submit himself to authorities

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima

Surrender, witnesses tell Palparan

Dec 21, 2011 - 5:36 PM

The families of victims and witnesses to the abduction speak to Major General Jovito Palparan who is now at large with Master Sergeant Rizal Hilario

Wilfredo Ramos, witness to kidnapping