The UN Human Rights Council will review this week the Philippine observance of economic, social and cultural rights and discuss President Rodrigo Dutertes war on drugs that has led to the summary killings of drug suspects. More »


UN body to look into PH rights implementation amid war on drugs

MANILA — The Geneva based-United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council will review this week the Philippine observance of economic, social and cultural rights, such as the government’s approach to illegal drug users,

Gov’t lays down rules for UN, EU probers

MANILA — Special rapporteurs and rights experts from the United Nations and the European Union invited by President Duterte to investigate the growing number of deaths in the government’s war on drugs

Yasay tells UN: Rights respected amid drug crackdown

UNITED NATIONS — Despite growing international criticism of his government’s bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, the Philippines’ top diplomat told world leaders Saturday that the rule of law governs the campaign to

Russia arms deal eyed

MANILA — Moscow is planning to donate or loan military equipment and technology to Manila, only days after President Rodrigo Duterte said he would go to Russia or China if the United

Int’l community watching China’s next move after sea ruling

TOKYO – The Philippines should not fear that it is alone in its effort to uphold the rule of law in its territorial dispute with China over parts of the contentious South

De Lima: I have no millions

MANILA – Sen. Leila de Lima on Friday denied owning fat bank accounts that could purportedly link her to drug lords, describing her accusers as a “mafia” that cavorts with convicted criminals

Duterte mulls abolition of PCSO

MANILA — Calling the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) the “most corrupt” government agency, President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted to study whether it should be abolished. Speaking before local officials in

Duterte eyes revival of Philippine Constabulary

AWAB, Compostela Valley – President Duterte is considering the revival of the Philippine Constabulary to help in the fight against terrorism. Mr. Duterte made the announcement during his visit to the headquarters

Ex-justice exec denies drug lord’s allegations

MANILA — Former Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III has dismissed as “complete nonsense” accusations of convicted bank robber Herbert Colanggo that he profited from the transfer of high-profile prisoners inside New Bilibid

San Beda dean says Senate witness ‘more credible’

MANILA – Edgar Matobato — the confessed hit man who claimed in a Senate inquiry that he was involved in killing 1,000 people from 1988 to 2013 on orders of then Davao

Aguirre denies Marcelino being coerced to testify vs De Lima

MANILA — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Thursday denied the allegations of former Justice Secretary and now Senator Leila de Lima that Marine Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Marcelino is being coerced to

Duterte to visit China to press for PH fishing rights

MANILA — “You will see me more often in China.” So said President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday during a speech at the inauguration of a power plant in Misamis Oriental as he

De Lima condemns disclosure of her cell phone number, home address

MANILA — Senator Leila de Lima did not only condemn but also vehemently protested what she described as “sheer indecency and foulness” of allowing her cellphone number and home address to be

I choose to keep my soul – De Lima

MANILA — Embattled Senator Leila de Lima yesterday shot back against Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano saying she is unfazed in her efforts to pursue the truth even though she was stripped of

PH needs US to protect sea claims – Duterte

MANILA — The Philippines needs the United States for the South China Sea, where it remains locked in a territorial dispute with China, according to President Duterte. Mr. Duterte made the statement

Duterte turns ire on EU, calls them hypocrites and uses ‘F’ word

MANILA — President Duterte let loose a fresh string of tirades against the European Union on Tuesday after it called for a halt to extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines.

SC declares Poe as natural-born Pinoy

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) affirmed on Wednesday the 2015 ruling of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) which declared Sen. Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares a natural-born Filipino and qualified to hold

Matobato flip flops on alleged Duterte role in Makdum slay

MANILA — Confessed assassin Edgar Matobato on Thursday flip-flopped on President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged role in the killing of a suspected international terrorist when Duterte was still the mayor of Davao City.

Trillanes to present validated information on Matobato claims

MANILA – Is self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato credible? The allies of President Duterte say no, but Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said he will prove them wrong. According to Trillanes, he will be

Aguirre says De Lima has millions in banks

MANILA — The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has submitted documents purporting to show illegal drug transactions between P500 million and P1 billion that may have ended in Sen. Leila de Lima’s bank