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Woman found dead on Zambales roadside

Sep 11, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Police say the woman was found with a garbage bag on her head, her hands tied behind her back

'SUMMARY EXECUTION'. A hogtied woman is found dead on the roadside in San Felipe town in Zambales on September 11, 2019. Photo from Zambales police

4 out of 5 Filipinos worry over extrajudicial killings – SWS

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:37 AM

The SWS survey says 78% Filipinos are worried that they, or someone they know, will be a victim of extrajudicial killings

Members of different human rights organizations hold an indignation rally at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on January 30, 2019 calling for justice in the killing of NDF peace consultant Randy Malayao who was gunned down aboard a bus while on his way home to Isabela Province. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

7 in 10 Filipinos worried about selves, neighbors becoming EJK victims – SWS

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:38 PM

This comes after the Social Weather Stations found that half of Filipinos don't believe cops' 'nanlaban' line and that 6 in 10 Pinoys believe drug suspects were killed despite already surrendering

WHO'S NEXT? UP Diliman students hold a black Friday protest against killings. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Catanduanes cop recants claim of PNP-sponsored killings

Oct 02, 2017 - 7:30 PM

But opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says PO1 Vincent Tacorda might have been pressured to withdraw his affidavit

Screenshot from Trillanes' video

Half of Filipinos don't believe cops' 'nanlaban' line – SWS survey

Sep 27, 2017 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) Around half of survey respondents also don't think that those killed in police operations were actually drug pushers

Bodies of 2 dead women lies outside Paco Park with their hands ties and eyes and mouth taped on July 21, 2016.

CHR urges gov't to reconsider, accept UN call to probe killings

Sep 24, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The Commission on Human Rights calls on the Duterte administration to show it is 'serious in making progress for human rights'

Through 'Ka Pepe,' Sereno reflects on human rights in PH

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno raises the challenges confronting human rights today, as a monument of the late Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno is unveiled on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law

REMEMBERING KA PEPE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Vice President Leni Robredo, CHR Chairman Chito Gascon, and former president Benigno Aquino III lead the unveiling of the Jose Diokno monument inside the CHR compound. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

Gascon urges Duterte to view CHR as part of 'check and balance system'

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon also hopes President Rodrigo Duterte will choose to withdraw his latest insults 'in order to have a common civic space'

Reynaldo 'Kulot' de Guzman finally buried

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:12 AM

UPDATED The burial pushes through despite claims by the PNP that a test they conducted showed that the DNA of the boy found floating in a creek with 30 stab wounds did not match that of his parents

CBCP sets 40 days of prayer for drug war, Marawi victims

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Let the healing begin the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says as thousands are killed in the drug war and hundreds die in the Marawi clashes

NO TO KILLINGS. Nuns join a procession, candle-lighting, and prayer activity on August 29, 2017, against drug war killings and the attacks against the Moros and Lumads in Mindanao. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte gov't behind killing of teens? 'Kalokohan,' says Alvarez

Sep 11, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez instead points to drug lords or political enemies as those possibly behind the deaths of teenagers linked to the drug war

Incoming House speaker Davao Del Norte representative Pantaleon Alvarez meets with some members of their party during a short meeting in Makati City on July 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Caloocan Bishop David addresses PNP on drug war

Sep 11, 2017 - 12:00 AM

I am not a simplistic person I will never blame the mistake of a few police officers on the whole institution says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

LEADING PRELATE. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Philippines needs a police force with integrity. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Taxi driver claims Arnaiz was robber, but killing seems 'scripted'

Sep 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM

UPDATED Ang nangyari kasi sa police – yung pagkapatay nung prinesent kong hold upper is parang stage play o scripted yung pagkapatay says taxi driver Tomas Bagcal who also says he now fears for his safety

Tomas Bagcal, the driver of the alleged taxi held-up by one Carl Angelo Arnaiz on the early hours of Aug. 18. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aguirre orders NBI to find cab driver in Carl Arnaiz case

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation is instructed to piece together facts surrounding the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Robredo on killings: 'Hindi ganito ang Pilipino'

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Hindi natin maaaring palagpasin ito Kailangang huminto ang walang pakundangang patayan says Vice President Leni Robredo

CONDEMNATION. Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that killings in the Philippines must stop. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

NBI to probe Reynaldo de Guzman killing

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation will look into the death of 14 year old Reynaldo de Guzman who was with 19 year old Carl Arnaiz the night they went missing

Duterte says he won't condone killing of young Filipinos

Sep 06, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The President promises an impartial investigation into the death of Carl Arnaiz the second teenager whose death has sparked public outrage

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in an interview on the sidelines of the 55th Anniversary celebration of Metrobank at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig City on September 5, 2017, reiterates his stance on the country's shift from a unitary form of government to federal citing that it has long been the clamor of Visayas and Mindanao. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Missing teen last seen with Carl Arnaiz found dead with 30 stab wounds

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:14 PM

UPDATED Grade 5 student Reynaldo de Guzman is found in Gapan Nueva Ecija over 100 kilometers from where he was last spotted

WAR ON DRUGS. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

CHR: Duterte tirades vs Callamard send 'chilling effect' to human rights advocates

Sep 01, 2017 - 3:07 PM

CHR Commissioner Gwendolyn Pimentel Gana says there s no reason for President Rodrigo Duterte to take the pronouncements of UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard in a negative way

President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he deliver his speech during the ceremonial turnover of the newyl procured caliber 45 pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Malacanang Palace on Tuesday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

NBI: Cops murdered Kian delos Santos, planted evidence

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation says it is very evident that Caloocan City policemen intended to kill the 17 year old boy

FACING COMPLAINT. Caloocan policemen PO1 Jeremias Pereda, PO1 Jerwin Cruz and PO3 Arnel Oares, facing murder, torture and planting of evidence complaints, attend the Senate hearing on Kian delos Santos' case on August 24, 2017.€‹ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ombudsman starts own probe into Kian delos Santos' death

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says they have concurrent jurisdiction over the case and they have already sent out subpoenas for their fact finding investigation

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales during budget hearing at the House of Representatives on August 23, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa to PNP: Prove there are more good cops than bad ones

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa tells cops that the entire nation is looking at their every move

MORE GOOD COPS. Dela Rosa faces media at the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Rappler file photo

Duterte tells Kian delos Santos' parents they will have justice

Aug 28, 2017 - 5:15 PM

The President promises Saldy and Lorenza delos Santos that there will be no interference in the case against the Caloocan police accused of murdering their son

Duterte meets with Kian delos Santos' parents

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:43 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte speaks with Saldy and Lorenza delos Santos parents of the 17 year old student whose death at the hands of police sparked outrage in the country

Kian's friends urge Caloocan cops: 'Aminin 'nyo na lang po'

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Wag nyo na pong ibahin yung kuwento Kian delos Santos best friend appeals to the police team involved in the teenager s death

JUSTICE. Friends and classmates of Kian delos Santos attend a mass held for the slain 17-year-old on August 25, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

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Aug 24, 2017 - 10:41 PM

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'Puro dribble': CHR hits PNP for not cooperating in drug war probes

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says the Philippine National Police has only provided lists not detailed documents

CHR chair Chito Gascon. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Kian only teen drug suspect slain in Metro Manila – PNP

Aug 24, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Kian delos Santos is not the first minor however who was killed in the Duterte administration s unrelenting war on drugs

PNP Director General Ronald Dela Rosa. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre: What's the difference between kids killed by addicts, cops?

Aug 24, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The justice chief asks why there are protests against the death of Kian delos Santos but no public outrage when drug addicts kill minors Senator Franklin Drilon offers an answer

Hearing on Public Safety & Dangerous Drugs particularly the Kian Lloyd delos Santos case.​ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cops 'confirmed' Kian 'drug ties' after operation, through social media

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Testifying at the Senate probe into the killing of Kian delos Santos former Caloocan City police chief Chito Bersaluna says they checked social media to determine the teenager s drug links after the operation

SENATE HEARING. The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs holds a hearing on the death of Kian delos Santos on August 24, 2017. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte-allied Makabayan bloc wants probe into extrajudicial killings

Aug 24, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Lawmakers belonging to the Makabayan bloc urge the House leadership to swiftly schedule a hearing on the bloody drug war

MAKABAYAN BLOC. Members of the leftist bloc want the House to probe the death of a 17-year-old at the hands of police. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Malacañang distances itself from Aguirre remarks on Kian slay

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Palace says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II s opinion is his own and does not reflect that of President Rodrigo Duterte

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella answers queries from members of the media during a press briefing in Malacañang on April 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Independent body to probe EJKs? Not now, says Aguirre

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:59 AM

Aguirre is still unable to present data pertaining to drug war related EJK cases being handled by the DOJ

File photo of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre: Kian case overblown, any war has collateral damage

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Isa lang siya sa thousands na pang aabuso ng pulis kung talagang may pang aabuso says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the killing of Kian delos Santos

DOJ BUDGET DELIBERATION: Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II presents their proposed budget of the Department of Justice and attached agencies for YR 2018. (Photo Joseph Vidal)

WATCH: Nung 17 ako...

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:17 PM

Kian delos Santos was only 17 years old when he was killed in a police operation How many more young lives will be cut short in the war on drugs?

JUSTICE FOR KIAN. Protesters, neighbors, and friends of Kian Loyd Delos Santos light candles to express their call for justice on the death of the slain kid. Photo by Eloisa Lopez

U.S. calls for 'full accountability' in Kian delos Santos killing

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:10 PM

My condolences go out to the family and friends of Kian US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim says of slain 17 year old student Kian delos Santos

NO TO KILLINGS. Protesters stage a rally to demand justice for slain 17-year-old student Kian delos Santos as well as other victims of drug-related killings. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Q&A: Duterte on Kian delos Santos, future of drug war

Aug 22, 2017 - 4:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the Grade 11 student s death won t change how he implements his drug war

De Lima seeks SC permission to attend Senate hearing on Kian

Aug 22, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima files an urgent petition before the Supreme Court saying she must fulfill her duties as a senator

JUSTICE FOR KIAN. Simultaneous rallies are held on August 21, 2017 in Cebu, Caloocan and the People Power Monument in Quezon City to condemn the killing of Kian Delos Santos, killed in a police raid against drugs. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Silent' lawmakers? Resolutions to probe EJKs pending before House

Aug 22, 2017 - 10:40 AM

A year ago at least two House resolutions were filed seeking an inquiry into extrajudicial killings linked to the drug war There hasn t been significant progress

Protesters express rage over Kian slay, ask for end to killings

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:34 PM

More than 1 000 protesters march to the People Power Monument along EDSA despite the rain Monday evening

TAMA NA. One of the interesting placards during the protest against the killing of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte: If police murdered Kian delos Santos, they will 'rot in jail'

Aug 21, 2017 - 10:21 PM

The President says the CCTV footage convinced him that this was not the usual nanlaban case as alleged by police

PROMISING JUSTICE. President Rodrigo Duterte says the cops involved in Kian delos Santos' killing will 'rot in jail' if proven guilty. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Gov't officials who visited Kian delos Santos' wake

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Officials call for justice and a thorough investigation into the killing of the teenager whose death has sparked outrage against the government s war on drugs

Photo by Ange De Silva/Rappler

Drilon to Senate majority: Be impartial in probe into Kian's death

Aug 21, 2017 - 8:04 PM

While the majority bloc s move was late opposition senators still welcome their move to investigate the drug related killings under President Rodrigo Duterte

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Aug 21, 2017 - 11:14 AM

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WATCH: The dark alley to Kian delos Santos' death

Aug 21, 2017 - 3:14 AM

Rappler goes to Kian delos Santos Caloocan neighborhood to retrace the path to his death

Senate majority seeks probe into Kian delos Santos' death

Aug 20, 2017 - 10:10 PM

The senators condemn the recent spate of abuses by the police resulting in excessive and unnecessary deaths in the war on drugs

Photo by Ange De Silva/Rappler

Drilon to Aguirre: Axe Caloocan prosecutor for 'prejudice' vs Kian

Aug 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Senator Franklin Drilon slams the very disturbing reasoning of Caloocan City Assistant Prosecutor Darwin Cañete who earlier said slain teenager Kian Loyd delos Santos was not totally innocent

RELIEVE. Senate Minority Franklin Drilon tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to immediately remove Caloocan City Prosecutor Darwin Cañete from his post, following his 'hostile' and 'partial' statements against 17-year-old boy Kian delos Santos. Photo from his LinkedIn

Robredo on Kian's killing: It could happen to our children

Aug 20, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Ilan na ba iyong Kian na dumaan? Ilan pa ba iyong Kian na mangyayari? Kaya tayo naman kapag ganito tingin ko obligasyon natin ipahayag iyong ating pagkamuhi sa ganitong klaseng pangyayari

KIAN'S WAKE. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks with Saldy and Lorenza delos Santos, parents of slain 17-year-old Kian Loyd, on August 20, 2017. Photo from Office of the Vice President

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Aug 20, 2017 - 2:28 PM

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KIAN IS MY SON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of their son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Our son, Kian: A good, sweet boy

Aug 19, 2017 - 11:24 AM

The family and neighbors of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos have only one question: Why in the world would police kill such a sweet boy?

KIAN IS MY SON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of their son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler