Monthly Archives: September 2016

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