[OPINION] The Robredo campaign and the war on drugs: Differences and similarities

Another mother – a widow – has taken center stage as the country weeps for her and with her. Once again, the nation is grieving. Once again, fear, despair, and uncertainty enveloped the country as they did in mid-2016 when President Rodrigo Duterte unleashed a bloody war on drugs. As someone who covered the drug … Read more

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

Ukraine collects Russian dead as war rages on multiple fronts

KYIV, Ukraine – The bodies of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine were brought to a rail yard outside Kyiv and stacked with hundreds of others in a refrigerated train, waiting for the time when they can sent back to their families. “Most of them were brought from the Kyiv region, there are some from Chernihiv … Read more

Ukraine begins first war crimes trial of Russian soldier

The Kyiv district court’s website says Vadim Shishimarin is accused of ‘violations of the laws and norms of war’ KYIV, Ukraine – A Ukrainian court held a preliminary hearing on Friday, May 13, in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia’s February 24 invasion, after charging a captured Russian soldier with the murder of … Read more

Pacquiao vows war on corruption more intense than ‘tokhang’

Presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao says his ‘war on corruption’ would not be bloody, but it would be uncompromising and send the corrupt and their cohorts behind bars one after the other at a scale never before seen in the country CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, April … Read more

Alphabet misses on revenue as YouTube ad business slowed by Ukraine war

Google parent Alphabet Inc on Tuesday, April 26, its first quarterly revenue miss of the pandemic after the war in Ukraine hurt YouTube ad sales, leaving investors ratted as the global economy sputters. The world’s largest provider of search and video made a fortune over the last two years as the pandemic forced more shops … Read more

Russia warns ‘serious’ nuclear war risks should not be underestimated

Russia told the world not to underestimate the considerable risks of nuclear war that it said it wanted to reduce and warn that conventional Western weapons were legitimate targets in Ukraine, where battles raged in the east. “The risks now are considerable,” foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told Russia’s state television according to a transcript of … Read more

Si Marcos ang sundalong may pinakamaraming parangal noong World War II

Napatunayang nagsinungaling si Ferdinand Marcos tungkol sa ilang medalyon na natanggap niya umano mula sa Amerika noong World War II. Wala ring mga ulat, recording, o opisyal na dokumento na na nagpapatunay na siya nga ang pinakaginawad na sundalo noong digmaang ito. Buod Ang sabi-sabi: Si Ferdinand Marcos, na kalaunan ay naging pangulo at diktador … Read more

G20 members condemn Russia’s war in Ukraine, after Yellen and others stage walkout

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey, Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, and European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde join US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in the walkout Top officials from Britain, the United States and Canada walked out on Russia’s representatives at a Group of 20 meeting on Wednesday, April … Read more