Philippines National Police (PNP)
Duterte’s plan to arm vigilantes; activists and lawmakers cry foul

The Philippines president suggested that he is open to arm pro-government vigilantes as “power multipliers,” which was received with widespread condemnation from activists, opposition and even allies

One arrest and three killings over the weekend in Philippines as repression continues

Three, including two elderly peace consultants of the communist National Democratic Front of Philippines (NDFP), were killed late Friday in two separate incidents

Duterte’s lockdowns falters even as Philippines add over 100,000 new COVID cases in 10 days

The series of heavily policed and extended lockdowns in place since March 2020, has failed to contain the spread of COVID-19 and given way to more human rights violations

Philippines drug war Philippines’ justice secretary admits wrongdoing in anti-drug operations

Findings of the Philippines Department of Justice show that police officers did not follow protocol in anti-drug operations where suspects were killed for resisting arrest. Rights groups and advocates say the admission is “too belittling and too belated”

Outrage in Philippines over mass arrest in a sanctuary school for indigenous children

26 indigenous persons, including 19 children, were taken from a sanctuary school in Cebu City by the police in a supposed rescue operation with child welfare authorities and the military

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