war on drugs

In this photo Rodrigo Duterte

Tuesday, Malacañang slammed the upcoming US premiere of a documentary film tackling the bloody campaign against illegal drugs by President Rodrigo Duterte and advised those planning to watch the film being circumspect. Produced as an on-the-ground look by award-winning filmmakers James Jones and Olivier Sarbil, “On the Orders of the President”. Through the spokesperson for Duterte, Salvador Panelo, the Palace criticized the documentary film as being “overdramatized” and packed with

Teodoro Locsin Jr.

Human Rights Watch defined the comments made by Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on an Iceland-backed UN resolution to explore the drug war in the Philippines as outrageous and malicious. HRW Philippine Investigator said that it demonstrates the Philippine government’s despair to frustrate accountability for its atrocious drug war. The UN resolution encouraged the Philippine government to avoid extrajudicial executions and officially called on the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Integrated Bar of the Philippines vetoed on Wednesday a request for legal aid of a man who presented himself as “Bikoy”, a hooded figure who associated President Duterte’s family to the narcotics trade in numerous online viral videos. A press conference held at the IBP last Monday with a Peter Joemel Advincula presented himself as Bikoy, claimed drug money was channeled through the bank accounts of Duterte’s son former Davao

arrest

An individual who allegedly uploaded videos accusing President Rodrigo Duterte’s family of getting millions of pesos in kickbacks from the narcotics trade has been arrested, as stated by an official of the justice department last Thursday. Atty. Charito Zamora, officer-in-charge of the justice department’s Office of Cybercrime, confirmed that the man who uploaded the videos was arrested “for cyber libel.” No further details were immediately available pending the report of

police

Investigation is continuing over the killing of self-confessed Cebu drug lord Franz Sabalones. Quezon City Police District (QCPD) spokesperson Police Captain Rohaina Asalan said that the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU’s) probe is still continuing. QCPD chief Police Brigadier General Joselito Esquivel Jr. added there is “nothing significant yet” in the investigation informed in a separate text message. Sabalones was shot in the head on Thursday early morning at

ICC examination of Philippines continues despite withdrawal: prosecutor

Despite the country’s withdrawal from the court, the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor stated on Monday her examination into possible crimes against humanity committed in the Philippines would continue. The Philippines’ withdrawal from the Hague court was made formal on Sunday. Prosecutor Fatou Bensounda stated in a statement the ICC continued to have jurisdiction over probable crimes committed during the period the country was a member. The prosecutor has been investigating

Narco-list release before polls up to Duterte: police chief

The succeeding release of further named politicians allegedly involved in illegal narcotics will be up to President Rodrigo Duterte. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Saturday said he will meet with police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency about broadcasting the narco-list before the local election campaign period that starts on March 30. PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde stated, “It will be up to the decision of the Commander-in-Chief. If he