MAO BA?

MAO BA? 08/20/2017

JUSTICE FOR KIAN The clamor for justice against extrajudicial killings in the country got louder after reports of the 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos, who was allegedly unreasonably killed by police in Caloocan, broke out. People have…

Police urged: Finish EJK probe

Nestle L. Semilla 06/07/2017

The regional Commission on Human Rights (CHR-7) asked the police yesterday to submit the results of their investigations into the deaths of drug suspects during police operations in Cebu province. During yesterday’s Provincial Peace and Order Council…

CHR-7 urged to still monitor EJK cases

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/11/2017

Call made after region’s human rights body decided to stop tracking down these cases Continue monitoring cases of alleged extrajudicial killings. This is the plea of human rights lawyer Democrito Barcenas to the Commission on Human Rights…

Pro-life advocates rally against death penalty, extrajudicial killings

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/18/2017

CEBU CITY–A least 800 pro-life advocates gathered in downtown Cebu City on Saturday afternoon to oppose the reinstatement of the death penalty and the spate of extrajudicial killings amid the government’s war on drugs. “We are here…

Lost in translation

02/13/2017

As the incidence of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in the country escalates, so has the public ire drawn by the Duterte administration’s bloody campaign against drugs. Interestingly, Filipino lawmakers have proved their ingenuity in addressing the problem. Two…

The good Catholic

Raymund Fernandez 01/31/2017

Surely, we have come to a time when we have to define for ourselves — and once again — what it means to be a good Catholic. The president has called the Philippine Catholic bishops corrupt sons…

Will CBCP history repeat itself?

01/31/2017

Five months ago, I intended to write “The Church is doing its part” to combat the escalating extrajudicial killings. I kept a list of Church statements and initiatives including an early item on a wear-black Mass at…

Davide backs campaign vs illegal drugs, but says no to extrajudicial killings

01/25/2017

GOVERNOR Davide III is asking the Department of the Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) to furnish him a copy of the list of the names of narco-politicians in Cebu. Davide said he wanted to…

Duterte admin has bred ‘culture of hate, violence’

Robert Dejon, Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/14/2017

Vice President Leni Robredo expressed alarm over recent reported killings in the country amid the administration’s bloody war on illegal drugs. Robredo said the administration’s war on illegal drugs has bred a culture of hate and violence,…

THOU SHALT NOT KILL

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/29/2016

CONCLUSION Leaders of the Catholic Church, an institution that helped oust two of the country’s leaders in the past, have varied responses to the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs. While all of them agree that killing…

The rising body count

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/29/2016

(A special CDN series on the Philippine National Police and the war on illegal drugs in Central Visayas) Forty-one-year-old Julian Ramos, a carpenter from Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City, admitted to using shabu (meth amphetamine hydrochloride) since he…

Is there peace and order?

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/27/2016

(A special CDN series on the Philippine National Police and the war on illegal drugs in Central Visayas) For eight years, Liza Saballa has been working in Hong Kong as an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) to provide…

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