Though he did not particularly mention Gaviria, President Duterte says he is being lectured by an "id--t"
Former Colombian president Cesar Gaviria, who waged a war on drugs in his country, says decriminalizing and regulating drug use is the smartest solution to dealing with the drug problem.
Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon throws his support behind Sen. Chiz Escudero's call for an inquiry into the Amnesty International report.
Sen. Chiz Escudero says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre's statement was "nonchalant, insensitive," and out of line with his duties as justice secretary.
In its first united stand on the war on drugs, the CBCP released a pastoral letter on Sunday questioning the spate of killings that have occurred since the government's anti-drug campaign began.
U.S. non-government organization Freedom House says the slip is because of alleged extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-illegal drug campaign.
The government and Callamard have not reached an agreement on her visit after both sides said they are not giving in on each others' terms on the probe.
A human rights group reports police officers systematically killed poor people upon orders of "high-level officials."
There were no reported deaths from police operations the day Oplan Tokhang was supended.
Philippine National Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa admits an effective war on illegal drugs means cleansing the police force of corrupt cops, which he vows to do in "one month."
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