The administration’s biggest, most brazen lie

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 03/13/2021

The biggest, most brazen lie ever, at least in the history of the current administration, was told by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque in a recent press briefing. Oh, you might say, Reader, smothering your yawn, doesn’t he…

‘Duterte may face arrest after ICC ends probe’

Delfin Mallari Jr. - Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/08/2019

LUCENA CITY, Quezon City, Philippines — As the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ends next year the preliminary examination of the allegations of crimes against humanity against President Rodrigo Duterte, the tough-talking chief executive…

Vinluan on UNHRC probe: Cops will only draw guns to protect themselves

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Walang pulis na gustong pumatay!” (No police officer would want to kill!) Police Colonel Gemma Vinluan, Cebu City Police Office director, said this amid the issue of the United Nations Human Rights Council…

Palma urges police to investigate ambush of policeman in Samboan

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is calling on the police to investigate the ambush of an active policeman and his family in Samboan town, 151 kilometers south of Cebu City, on Good Friday, April…

‘EJK confession’ a joke? Drilon is not laughing

Inquirer.net 09/30/2018

If President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that his only sin was extrajudicial killings was, according to his spokespersons, just a joke, then it’s not funny. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said it was sad when officials speaking on…

Palace blasts Amnesty International; vows PDEA to continue war on drugs

Inquirer.net 10/14/2017

The assignment of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to be the key implementer of the government’s war on drugs would continue despite being “vilified” by a human-rights group, a Palace official said Saturday. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto…

MAO BA?

MAO BA? 10/01/2017

INTERNATIONAL APPEAL Netizens were mixed over news that 39 countries signed a joint statement calling on the Philippines to resolve the unabated extrajudicial killings of drug suspects. Noe Villagonzalo said countries should “look at the killings” happening…

Unconstitutional gihapon? Patay pa more!

Lloyd Suarez 09/10/2017

Nakatawa na lang ko sa reaction sa mga opisyales sa gobyerno ilabina sa taga–Commission on Human Rights (CHR) sa “harmless” nga kampanya batok sa illegal drugs pinaagi sa pagspray-paint (pagpintal) ni Barangay Captain Junard Ahong Chan sa…

Palma urges local politicians to be law abiding

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/03/2017

  THE most influential and highest official of the Roman Catholic Church in Cebu on Sunday reminded public officials, particularly those in the barangay level, to abide by the rules of the land, and simply follow the…

Human rights lawyers urge Duterte to stop killings

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 08/24/2017

A group of human rights lawyers in Central Visayas has joined calls for President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the government’s bloody war on drugs and to create an independent commission to look into the spate of drug-related…

Youth group calls for end to illegal drug-related killings

Chris Ligan, USJ-R Intern Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/21/2017

AT LEAST 20 members of the militant group Akbayan Youth converged at the junction of Colon Street and Osmeňa Boulevard on Monday after to denounce the brutal war on drugs of the administration. They said the war…

STOP THE KILLINGS

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/20/2017

ARCHBISHOPS LUIS TAGLE AND JOSE PALMA Two of the most influential archbishops of the Catholic Church have called for an end to the “waste of human lives” in the administration’s war against drugs and asked all sectors…

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