Some joke

Editorial 08/31/2016

To be exact, President Rodrigo Duterte didn’t say outright that the country was leaving the United Nations (UN) immediately or in the near future. He was said to have been ticked off by an American reporter who…

THERE IS HOPE FOR DRUG ADDICTS

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 08/30/2016

Cebu Archdiocese initiates barangay-based rehab program for drug users Drug addicts are humans after all. But in the fight against illegal drugs, there can be no shortcuts. With this in mind, the Archdiocese of Cebu, through the…

Banking on the base

Rina Jimenez-David 08/26/2016

With his relentless pursuit of the “war against drugs,” President Rodrigo Duterte has been giving the impression that it is what his administration is all about. At a recent press conference, he even pooh-poohed the concerns raised…

US ‘concerned’ by violent Philippine war on drugs

08/10/2016

WASHINGTON, United States — The United States expressed concern Monday over the extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines, a key US ally whose newly elected president has launched a bloody war on crime. President Rodrigo…

Three drug suspects shot dead in Cebu as count nears 100

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Michaela Jaycel L. Dolores, Norman V. Mendoza, Rene Alima 08/08/2016

THREE more suspected drug users were shot dead in separate incidents in Cebu City yesterday dawn, raising to 96 the number of slain drug suspects since July 1. One of the victims, a still unidentified man, had…

Turning a blind eye to extrajudicial killings

08/02/2016

No one claims to support the killing of the innocent, but it seems that many are willing to leave the judgment of innocence to the police and the vigilantes. Even worse, many are seeing death itself as…

Due process urged, not vigilante-style killings

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 07/27/2016

Acting Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella admitted he is also alarmed by the spate of killings of drug suspects, saying it is possible that certain elements would take advantage of the current situation. “There could be others…

The Drug Menace and the Role of the Church

Jobers R. Bersales 07/27/2016

On the day of President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address, the Archdiocese of Manila held a mass for the victims of extrajudicial killings in the wake of the president’s no-nonsense crusade to rid this country…

CHR PROBES DRUG KILLS

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/26/2016

At least eight cases that bore the marks of extrajudicial killings of drug suspects are now being investigated by the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7). The probe came barely 24 hours after President Rodrigo…

Duterte call for rebel truce drowns militant protest vs anti – drug killings

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/25/2016

Hours before President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday, militant groups in Cebu staged a march-rally calling for an end to extrajudicial killings. However as the SONA wound up, the estimated 500 people…

Taliño: ‘No to vigilantes’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/25/2016

Are vigilantes starting to operate in Cebu? Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), on Monday said he received a text message from a group who volunteered to help the…

Militants rally against extrajudicial killings, death penalty

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/25/2016

ABOUT 500 persons belonging to different militant groups staged a rally at Colon Street in Cebu City to urge President Rodrigo Duterte to address national and local concerns hours before he delivers his first State of the…

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