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Duterte blasts CHR anew

CAMP CAPINPIN, Rizal — Public safety or the lives of criminals? President Duterte on Wednesday defended anew his administration’s no-nonsense war against illegal drugs. At the same time, Duterte blasted his critics,

756 who ‘resisted’ killed

MANILA — “If they did not resist, they would still be alive.” That’s how Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa explained on Tuesday why 756 “drug personalities” had been

CHR: Extrajudicial killings in Duterte war on drugs ‘unprecedented’

MANILA — Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Jose Luis “Chito” Gascon on Wednesday said the rising casualties at the height of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs was “unprecedented” since the

Human rights is the ‘price to pay’ for safety–Duterte

CAMP CAPINPIN, Rizal―In the war against drugs, it is a choice between the safety of the people or the lives of criminals, President Duterte said on Wednesday, as he once more defended

New York die-in protests summary killings in PH war on drugs

NEW YORK CITY — Protesters picketed and staged a die-in in front of the Philippine Consulate on Fifth Avenue Aug. 23 against the rash of summary killings by police and vigilantes of

Poe reminds Bato: Power can be deceiving

MANILA — Sen. Grace Poe has a gentle reminder to Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa: “Ang kapangyarihan ay nakakalinlang (Power can be deceiving).” Poe gave De

Duterte threatens to take PH out of UN

MANILA — President Duterte on Sunday threatened to withdraw the country’s membership in the United Nations (UN) amid calls from rights experts to put an end to extrajudicial killings. Duterte hit the

DND chief may be named ambassador to US

MANILA – President Duterte has asked Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to be the country’s ambassador to the United States, citing the need for the Philippines to have a steady relationship with the

Sandigan suspends JV over firearms purchase

MANILA – Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito on Tuesday became the first sitting senator in the new administration to be suspended from office while facing trial on graft charges. The Sandiganbayan ordered

Duterte calls on China to let Pinoys fish in West Philippine Sea

MANILA — President Duterte called on Beijing to let Filipino fishermen enter the fishing grounds in the disputed West Philippine Sea after an international tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines. Stopping

China seeks info on Chinese drug suspects in Philippines

MANILA — China’s ambassador to Manila says the Chinese government has sought information from Filipino authorities to help capture suspected Chinese drug traffickers in the Philippines and wants a stronger anti-drug accord

Abu Sayyaf beheads 18-year-old hostage

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Abu reportedly beheaded one of its Filipino victims in Sulu, on Wednesday (Aug. 24). The family of kidnap victim Patrick Almodovar, 18, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that

Carlos leaves MMDA; Orbos takes over

MANILA — serving for more than a month in a holdover capacity, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Emerson Carlos stepped down from office on Friday, beating the Aug. 22 deadline given

3 of 5 issues resolved in peace talks in Norway

MANILA — The negotiating panels between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines have agreed on three major issues in the ongoing peace talks in Oslo, Norway, the

Duterte declares ceasefire with CPP-NPA, tells troops to abide by order

DAVAO CITY – President Duterte on Wednesday night declared a ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army. “I am joining the Communist Party

NBN-ZTE informant gets jail term

MANILA – The reversal of fortunes is almost complete. Accuser Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada is about to be sent to prison. Flanked by a group of nuns, he walked out of the staff

De Lima at heart of Bilibid drug matrix – Duterte

MANILA – The highest-ranking official involved in illegal drug operations at the national penitentiary in the previous administration is none other than former justice secretary and now Sen. Leila de Lima. President

SC stops Marcos burial

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued a status quo ante order (SQAO) that stopped the government for 20 days or until September 12 from proceeding with the burial of