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Police are looking into 'personal grudge' as a possible motive for the fatal attack on Mayor Pablo Matinong Jr of Sto Niño, South Cotabato
The mother, who is based in Kuwait, was allowed to go home for her daughter's burial in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, but she doesn't have enough money for a plane ticket
(3rd UPDATE) Police say Manila chief inquest prosecutor Jovencio Senados was in his car when he was gunned down in Quirino Avenue in Manila before noon on July 7
The 15-year-old girl was slain by riding-in-tandem killers on Thursday night, July 2, after accusing one of the cops of molesting her
(4th UPDATE) The teen was attacked on her way home from a police station where she had just filed a molestation complaint against cops from a neighboring town
(UPDATED) International group Human Rights Watch calls the panel 'nothing more than a ruse to shield the country from international scrutiny'
CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit says the Philippines 'must change course guided by the human rights-based approach to democratic governance'
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Guevarra however tells the UN Human Rights Council the panel will engage the Commission on Human Rights as an independent monitoring body
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says the 'killings have been widespread and systematic – and they are ongoing'
Watch Michelle Bachelet of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights presents the comprehensive report on Tuesday, June 30, at 4:30 pm Manila time
The World Organization Against Torture and the Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center say the number is 'a minimum' as families are often too afraid to report or testify
Police still refuse to cooperate with the Commission on Human Rights while some families signify that they will probably file cases after the Duterte administration
(UPDATED) The experts also call on the International Criminal Court to 'expedite and prioritize the completion of its preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines'
Most of the graves were located on fenced land or abandoned farms in the towns of Zapopan, Tlajomulco, Juanacatlan, and El Salto
The Duterte administration 'fully rejects' findings of the UN human rights office that government actions are shrinking civic space for legitimate dissent and leading to serious abuses
This is noteworthy because to open a formal investigation, where summonses and arrest orders can be issued, the ICC must establish that the Philippines is unable or unwilling to investigate on its own
United Nations Human Rights Office says 'police repeatedly recovered guns bearing the same serial numbers from different victims in different locations'
Widespread killings and abuses 'suggest that [Duterte]'s public comments may have incited violence and may have had the effect of encouraging, backing, or even ordering human rights violations with impunity'
Duterte's focus on 'real and inflated' security threats leads to serious rights violations – U.N. report
(UPDATED) The United Nations Human Rights Office says human rights violations in the Philippines have been 'reinforced by harmful rhetoric from high-level officials,' some rising 'to the level of incitement to violence'
We have thousands of George Floyds. But they’re abused not because of the color of their skin as much as because of where and how they live.
This is the 3rd killing in the streets of Bacolod since May 16, the day the city's status was downgraded to GCQ
The Bacolod police chief says Roland Tan was shot from close range
(3rd UPDATE) UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard slams the move as 'the final act in [Saudi Arabia's] well-rehearsed parody of justice in front of an international community far too ready to be deceived'
Police say Gerald Cuadra was shot to death 7 times by a pair of unidentified suspects
Rex Cornelio is the third radio journalist to be killed in Dumaguete City since 2018
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
'[Peasant organizations] do not teach 'anti-government propaganda;' they organize seminars, workshops, and discussions about issues that not a lot of institutions dare think about
One of their most powerful appearances came last year at a protest near Duterte's annual address to the nation, where they sang their signature piece, 'Awit ng Naulila'
In Geneva, groups highlight the killings of 48 lawyers in the Philippines under the Duterte administration, as the United Nations Human Rights Council prepares to release a report on the country
Bayani Dalangin was killed in his office in Talavera town, Nueva Ecija, says the Integrated Bar of the Philippines
Javier Valdez Cardenas was co-founder of the weekly newspaper Riodoce and was one of the most prominent chroniclers of Mexico's deadly drug war in a state where notorious kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman once reigned
The suspects are identified as brothers Jelly Ebedo and Gelie Ebedo and their father Belly Ebedo. They are suspects in the ambush of 4 police officers last July
The evangelical pastor, now one of the House of Representatives' deputy speakers, says 'scalawag' policemen are behind the drug killings
Police say lawyer Anselmo Carlos and his driver Marcial Mendoza were killed by 3 motorcycle-riding men in front of the San Vicente Parish Church in Sta Rita, Pampanga
‘No one was spared — men, women, and children suffered at the hands of lawless armed men,’ says the report
Human Rights Watch Asia Advocacy Director John Sifton says Senator Ronald dela Rosa, one of the architects of the government's bloody drug war, 'may still have a date with justice'
In a rare show of activism, the Pakol Festival perform a routine that showed the violence farmers experience in Negros Island
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Duterte did not follow through with his request for Congress to hold a special session on the Middle East as tension in the region has so far de-escalted
Police are pursuing the angle that the suspects are involved in drugs and believed Corbo was a drug informant
(UPDATED) This is the 3rd person killed in Cebu this year who was skinned to the bone over the past 12 months
Though Filipinos in Iran and Lebanon are no longer covered by the Philippine government's mandatory repatriation order, the deployment ban to those countries remains in place
Traders fear Iran could seek to block the Strait of Hormuz, which links up the Middle East's oil producers with markets in Asia, Europe, and North America
Don't U2 fans who support the drug war know that many of U2’s socio-political songs espouse empathy, mercy, and compassion?
The United States Embassy says heightened tension in the Middle East may bring security risks to Americans living abroad
What’s at stake and what can we expect this week in the aftermath of the assassination of the general who had shaped the battlefield in the Middle East and helped direct Assad’s war in Syria?
(3rd UPDATE) Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, a former special envoy to the Middle East, is set to fly to the region to meet with officials of countries hosting Filipino workers
'We do not know what would be the end result of that crisis.... Kinakabahan ako,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
(3rd UPDATE) Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei swiftly vows 'severe revenge' for Qasem Soleimani's death, the biggest escalation yet in a feared proxy war between Iran and the US on Iraqi soil
(UPDATED) The assassination is praised by US President Donald Trump's Republicans but elsewhere there are warnings it could inflame regional tensions
(3rd UPDATE) Answers to 4 questions to get you up to speed on 2 proposed measures to bar Philippine officials from entering the United States and freezing their assets there