Protesters join open-mic program at the People Power Monument on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, to condemn the bloody war on drugs of the Duterte administration. More »


Duterte to foes: Oust me if you can

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte said there will be no sacred cows in the killing of 17-year-old Grade 11 student Kian delos Santos even as he dared his critics to stage an

US envoy joins calls for ‘full accountability’ in Kian slay 

MANILA — United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim on Tuesday joined the chorus calling for accountability in the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos during a drug operation in

Drug killings are murders — Aquino

MANILA — Former President Benigno Aquino III said there had been murders rather than extrajudicial killings in the ongoing war on drugs and those responsible must be must be caught and punished.

Before Kian, there were Danica Mae, Oman, Rowena, etc.

MANILA — Before the killing of Kian delos Santos, 17, during a police operation in Caloocan City last week, youngsters in Pangasinan province had met violent deaths in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war

LP, Senate majority link up on drug killings

MANILA — The Senate minority bloc linked up Monday with the majority bloc of Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III in facing up to the reality that alleged extra judicial killings (EJKs) under

Protesters gather on Edsa to condemn bloody war on drugs

MANILA — On a rainy Monday, hundreds of protesters trooped to the People Power Monument to condemn the Duterte administration’s bloody and brutal war on drugs and to call for an “impartial”

CA upholds Pemberton’s 10-year prison sentence

MANILA — The Court of Appeals has shut the door on US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton’s attempt to overturn the 10-year jail sentence meted out to him by an Olongapo

Abu Sayyaf militants kill 9, wound 16 in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Abu Sayyaf militant gunmen have killed at least nine people and wounded 16 others in a dawn attack in a remote village in Basilan, according to military officials. Officials

Duterte names Lapeña as new Customs chief

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director Isidro Lapeña as the new chief of the Bureau of Customs. “He (Lapeña) is going to be the commissioner

Chinese flag planted near PH-controlled island – Alejano

MANILA — A Chinese flag has been planted on a sandbar near Philippines-controlled Kota Island in the West Philippine Sea, according to Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano. The Chinese flag mounted on a steel pipe was discovered around

Chinese navy stalked Philippine area – officials

MANILA – China recently deployed navy and coast guard ships in a cluster of uninhabited sandbars in the disputed South China Sea amid concerns that the Philippines may build structures on them,

PH will not pick a fight with China over Sandy Cay — Duterte

MANILA — The Philippines is not about to pick a fight with China over its presence in Sandy Cay since the foreign nation is not invading the territory near Pag-Asa Island, President

BOC ‘tara’ trail leads to Davao City

MANILA — A “fixer,” who helped smuggle into the country P6.4 billion worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) from China, testified on Tuesday that he gave P5 million in “enrollment fee” to a

PH urged to file protest vs China’s incursions

MANILA — A maritime and security expert have called on the Philippine government to file a diplomatic protest over China’s apparent incursions into the country’s territorial waters after a dozen of its

Senator takes custody of Kian’s family, witnesses to killing

MANILA — Minority senators rallied behind a snowballing move to seek justice for Kian Lloyd de los Santos, the 17-year-old killed by the police last week, claiming he was a drug runner.

Church calls for end to drug killings

MANILA — The two highest-ranking officials of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines on Sunday called for an end to the “waste of human lives” and withdrawal of public support for

Kian shot in the back, head; cops face murder raps

MANILA – Eleventh grader Kian Loyd delos Santos was “intentionally killed” with three “treacherous wounds” to the head and back while lying face down during a police operation in the government’s war

Lawmaker calls out House for ‘inaction’ on drug war killings

MANILA — The House of Representatives has seemingly sat on long-pending calls to investigate the spate of killings amid the administration’s “war on drugs,” according to a Liberal Party lawmaker. Dinagat Islands