Release reports, results of your drug war probes

The call for transparency comes as the Commission on Human Rights says its independent probes into drug war killings have been stonewalled by the Duterte government MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to be more transparent and disclose their findings … Read more

Duterte gov’t stonewalled CHR’s drug war probes

MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration consistently hindered the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) from accessing police documents vital to its investigations into extrajudicial killings during the violent war on drugs. In a recently published report, the commission mandated by the 1987 Philippine Constitution to investigate state abuses said that its probes were “hampered by … Read more

Forensic expert Raquel Fortun probes into Duterte drug war, spots irregularities

With the help of activist priest Flavie Villanueva, forensic expert Raquel Fortun re-autopsies remains of drug war victims exhumed for cremation MANILA, Philippines – Raquel Fortun, one of only two forensic pathologists in the Philippines, has started her own probe into the landmark project of President Rodrigo Duterte, the war on drugs. This was announced … Read more

Bishops, lawmakers seek separate probes into Davao de Oro ‘encounter’

BUKIDNON, Philippines – Bishops from various Christian denominations and a group of lawmakers called for separate official investigations into the February 24 deaths of Lumad rights activist and volunteer teacher Chad Booc and four others in Davao de Oro province. The calls were made as an offshoot of a controversy surrounding what the military claimed … Read more