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‘TAYO NGAYON AY LALABAN’ | Hontiveros visits Kian’s wake, offers protection, aid to kin, witnesses

Senator Risa Hontiveros visited the wake of Kian Lloyd delos Santos on Saturday, promising “full protection and security to the family and to the witnesses, to provide whatever legal service is needed.”
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‘TURNING INTO A NATION OF MURDERERS’ | House opposition calls for probe of EJKs

Opposition lawmakers in the House of Representatives joined the mounting uproar over extrajudicial killings in the war on drugs reignited by the killing of senior high school student Kian Lloyd delos Santos of Caloocan City.
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SPEAKER’S THREAT | ‘We will wait for impeachment’ – CHR’s Gascon

While acknowledging their work appears to be a “winless battle,” Commission on Human Rights chairman Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon has no plans of resigning and would rather wait for Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to make good his threat of impeachment.

WATCH | ‘Tokhang’ in Bulacan, NCR | Palace says it’s the norm; Bato says deaths spiked because of those...

Malacañang and Gen. Bato dela Rosa have defended the the police's anti-narcotics operations in Bulacan and Metro Manila that resulted in the upsurge of drug-related killings.
Caloocan tokhang police line

SOUND AND FURY | Killing of teenager in drugs war stirs uproar

MANILA - The Philippine National Police (PNP) came under public pressure on Friday, much of it by way of reactions on social media, to...
Joel Villanueva

Sen. Villanueva surmises much of 2018 additional revenue pegged on tax reform package

Senator Joel Villanueva on Friday cautioned the Duterte administration’s economic managers against tying the hands of legislators, so to speak, with proposed budget parameters...
(UPDATE - 12:17 p.m.) At least 18 more persons were reported killed overnight in the Camanava area (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela) of Metro Manila even as Senator Francis Pangilinan decried the 57 deaths in Bulacan and Manila, mostly in police operation, over the past two days.

Pickup in Cavite accident yields dog meat

Authorities checking a pickup truck whose driver had fled after colliding with an SUV in Imus Cuty, Cavite Thursday morning found the carcasses of 72 dogs apparently being transported to be sold as food.
Judy Taguiwalo

Leni bats for transparency at CA as 2 House members say they voted YES for Judy

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo said there should be transparency in the processes of the Commission on Appointment (CA), a day after...
EJK protest

SUMMARY KILLINGS | Habito: Perception about PH could drive economic performance

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia reported Thursday that the Philippine economy grew by 6.5 percent in the second quarter of the year, and is...

WATCH | Drilon requests DOJ budget held after Aguirre fails to account for drug killings

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon requested Thursday that the chamber defer approval of the Department of Justice’s proposed 2018 budget after Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II failed to give an accurate report on the number of drug-related deaths since last year.

Rights groups blast another Duterte threat against activists

Human rights groups denounced on Thursday President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest tirade against them during which he ordered security forces to shoot activists for “obstructing” justice.

MEL STA.MARIA | The UBER/GRAB controversy: the “few” and their views are also important

When the minority in a country is ignored, then we are looking at a bully administration, whose predilection is its readiness to disregard the rights of the few and the weak