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‘Bato’ promises less bloody war on drugs

VOWING transparency by using body cameras and even allowing the public including the media to join their anti-narcotics operations, the Philippine National Police headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa promises a ‘less bloody’ war on drugs this year. But anti-narcotics police will fire their guns when necessary….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJan 1st, 2018

‘Bato’ promises less bloody war on drugs

VOWING transparency by using body cameras and even allowing the public including the media to join their anti-narcotics operations, the Philippine National Police headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa promises a ‘less bloody’ war on drugs this year. But anti-narcotics police will fire their guns when necessary….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Dela Rosa plays ‘Santa Chief’

He donned a red Santa Claus stocking cap adorned with blinking lights and was greeted with cheers, but the Christmas message that Philippine National Police Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, gave families of those arrested or killed in the crackdown on illegal drugs did not exactly repeat the season's "sounding joy." It's time to move on and begin the healing process, Dela Rosa told at least 625 children from the villages of Payatas, Old Balara, Batasan Hills, Commonwealth and Holy Spirit in Quezon City, many of whom were orphaned by the government's bloody war on drugs. 'No forever' "Many of you are hurting because your fathers were killed or arrested, but the polic...Keep on reading: Dela Rosa plays ‘Santa Chief’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

What’s in a name? ‘Tokhang’ is back

THE Philippine National Police’s Oplan: Double Barrel Reloaded and Oplan: Tokhang are back with some refinements being made to ensure that the campaign against drugs won’t be bloody anymore and won’t be taken advantage of by crooked cops once again, PNP chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa said… Source link link: What’s in a name? ‘Tokhang’ is back.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Bato ‘no comment’ on Reuters report

PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa has refused to make rejoinders to his comments on a Reuters report on the bloody war on drugs. “Hindi na muna ako mag-ko-comment sa Reuters na ‘yun. Panoorin nyo na lang,” dela Rosa said in an interview evening of Nov 29, 2017. The country’s top cop was in […] The post Bato ‘no comment’ on Reuters report appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

WATCH | Bato can't guarantee PNP's reprised war on drugs will not be bloody - InterAksyon

WATCH | Bato can't guarantee PNP's reprised war on drugs will not be bloody - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 1st, 2017

WATCH | Bato can't guarantee PNP's reprised war on drugs will not be bloody

WATCH | Bato can't guarantee PNP's reprised war on drugs will not be bloody.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 1st, 2017

Bato: Relaunched war on drugs will still be bloody

MANILA, Philippines — While he claims he does not want bloodshed, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa could not exclude the possibil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2017

Darkening clouds on Duterte promises

President Duterte enters the second half of his first year in office unrelentingly pursuing his bloody war on illegal drugs, which during the electoral campa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

Philippine police vow ‘surgical and chilling’ war on drugs, crime

Philippine police vowed on Monday to revamp and intensify a fight against crime and drugs, a week after President Rodrigo Duterte promised no letup in a bloody crackdown that has alarmed the international community. “Surgical and chilling will be the trademark of the reinvigorated anti-illegal drugs and anti-criminality campaign,” police chief Oscar Albayalde told a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Philippines’ Duterte to keep up ‘relentless and chilling’ drugs war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to sustain the momentum of his bloody war on drugs, telling the nation in an annual address that the fight would be as “relentless and chilling” as during his first two years in power. Duterte told a joint session of Congress the anti-narcotics campaign, which has killed thousands […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Groups hit Duterte’s remark on human rights during SONA

Rights groups expressed their disappointment over President Rodrigo Duterte’s remark in his third State of the Nation Address that his concern is the lives of people, not human rights amid thousands of killings in his bloody war on drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Duterte’s life over rights logic is illogical – bishop

  It is illogical to claim concern for human life but not for human rights.   This was the assertion of Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David as he criticized President Rodrigo Duterte's incongruous logic in a bid to once again justify his administration's brutal campaign against illegal drugs.   In his third State of the Nation Address (Sona), Duterte chided critics of his bloody war on drugs and said: "Your concern is human rights, mine is human lives."   "The lives of our youth are being wasted and families are destroyed, and all because of the chemicals called shabu, cocaine, cannabis, and heroin," Duterte noted in his 48-minute Sona on Mon...Keep on reading: Duterte’s life over rights logic is illogical – bishop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Amid Duterte’s bloody drug war, his government touts success

MANILA, Philippines - Philippines’ firebrand leader, President Rodrigo Duterte, who vowed to crackdown on corruption and drugs in June 30, 2016, when he first assumed office, has waged a ruth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

War on drugs: Filipinos still confronted with many questions

  [Editor's Note: President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his third State of the Nation Address [Sona] on July 23. The Inquirer looks back at promises he made in Sona 2016 and Sona 2017, and how he and his administration performed on those promises. We will also look at major issues that marked his two years in office in our #Sona2018 series.]   For the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), the Duterte administration has failed to achieve its goals in its brutal campaign against illegal drugs.   "There is a high indication based on news reports that drugs continue to proliferate in the country and this puts into question the effectiveness of the war on drugs,...Keep on reading: War on drugs: Filipinos still confronted with many questions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Duterte’s first 2 years in office ‘fruitful’

Malacañang yesterday described President Duterte’s first two years in office as “fruitful” despite controversies stirred by his tirades against critics and his bloody war on illegal drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

The art of dissent in the time of Duterte

Filipino artists have been busy these past couple of years. After all, far from simply providing aesthetic value, art has historically been made to, at the very least, stir conversation – and in President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, there is a lot to talk about. There’s the bloody war on drugs , alleged human rights violations ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Basilan barangay captain caught keeping illegal drugs, firearms

BASILAN, Philippines – The re-elected barangay captain of Barangay Bato in Lamitan City, Basilan has been arrested in an early morning drug raid by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Saturday, June 30. Village chief Adzhar "Omboc" Macrohon was caught allegedly keeping 6 sachets of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Palace questions drug war study findings

Malacaang questioned on Tuesday the study released by the Ateneo School of Government claiming that the poor are the most vulnerable in the government's war on drugs.   The study showed that there were 5,021 drug war deaths, with 2,753 killed in legitimate police operations, 1,907 killed by unknown assailants, and 335 found dead.   The data culled and analyzed from media reports from May 10, 2016 to September 29, 2017 showed victims of the bloody drug war were mostly poor and shot dead in an alleged exchange of fire with police during a drug bust.   READ: Drug war study sees relation between media presence and death toll   "Hindi ko po tala...Keep on reading: Palace questions drug war study findings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Why does Duterte have a cameo in a Taiwanese politician’s campaign poster?

President Rodrigo Duterte has a cameo appearance in the campaign posters of a city councilor in Taiwan, showing how his bloody war on drugs has developed a reputation overseas. The pictures were originally uploaded on Facebook by Nieviv Sucuaje but it caught the media’s attention and was soon shared on their respective Facebook pages.    Reports […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

38 UN rights council members urge Philippines to stop drug war deaths

Thirty-eight members of the United Nations Human Rights Council have urged the Philippine government to put an end to alleged rights abuses in its bloody war on drugs, and bow to strong calls for an external investigation into the deadly campaign......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018