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Caloocan Bishop Pablo David: Shepherd of his slaughtered sheep

September 19, 2017 ·  By Paterno Esmaquel II for

PROTECTING WITNESSES. Caloocan Bishop Pablo David in a press conference on September 14, 2017, shows a document executed by the father of one of the witnesses to 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos' death. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

The Jesuit-trained bishop is an intellectual heavyweight who puts his boots on – sometimes literally – to defend the rights of the poor MANILA, Philippines – Clutching his smartphone, the bishop scrolled up as he listened to a grandmother recount the death of her grandson, Carlo Buenaventura, at the hands of motorcycle-riding gunmen. The grandmother […]


Angeles City girlie bar owners urged to help prevent spread of HIV-AIDS

September 19, 2017 ·  By

Girlie bar owners in Angeles City have been urged to help the struggle towards HIV-AIDS

Owners of girlie bars on Fields Avenue have been urged to help prevent the spread of HIV-AIDS in Angeles City. Rodelio “Tony” Mamac, chief of Barangay Balibago, which covers the Fields Avenue/Walking Street red-light zone, invited the owners to an consciousness seminar this week. Dr Verona Guevarra, of the barangay’s Reproductive Health and Wellness Center […]


British pervert arranged to watch Filipino babies being sexually abused

September 19, 2017 ·  By M G MARTIN for

Alain Collings admitted the crimes, but tried to claim that there were different attitudes to such behaviour in the Philippines

A British pervert who arranged to watch babies be abused in the Philippines has been jailed for 18 years. Alain Collings paid women in Manila £33,000 to abuse at least 46 children and babies while he watched and recorded their suffering at his home in Devon. Collings directed the abuse as he watched on Skype, […]


Killing of young people in Caloocan alarms senators

September 14, 2017 ·  By Julliane Love De Jesus for

Left and right, Senators Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito. INQUIRER FILES

Two senators have expressed alarm over the killing of another teenager in Caloocan City, barely two days after the death of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos on Aug. 16 that sparked public outrage. Senator Sonny Angara on Monday denounced the “execution type of killing” of 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz in Caloocan City last Aug. 18. In […]


House budget debates: CHR gets only P1,000 for 2018

September 14, 2017 ·  By Bea Cupin for

CHR BUDGET. The House votes to give the commission only P1,000 for 2018. Rappler file photo

(2nd UPDATE) The House votes 119-32, giving the CHR only P1,000 for 2018. The budget will be forwarded to the Senate for another round of deliberations. MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – After a heated debate on a cold and rainy afternoon, the House of Representatives on Tuesday, September 12, voted to allocate only P1,000 to […]


In Duterte’s Philippines it’s kill now, investigate later

September 12, 2017 ·  By Philippines for

Thousands attend the funeral of Kian de los Santos, a teenager shot dead by police in what state forensic experts called an execution. (Photo by Angie de Silva)

Basic civil liberties have also fallen victim to president’s bloody and arbitary drug war Philippine police officials last month executed a 17-year-old student. They claimed Kian de los Santos had pulled a gun on arresting officers, forcing them to shoot him. Community security cameras caught police in a lie. They captured officers dragging a struggling […]


Families of the fallen fight back in Philippine drug war

September 12, 2017 ·  By


Manila: Marian, a 25-year-old mother from Navotas City wept in the rain as she begged Filipinos to challenge the government’s claim that the thousands killed in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs deserved their deaths. A sister and daughter of men slain in anti-narcotics operations in July 2016, Marian was also kept for days […]


Duterte tells soldiers: Dare Trillanes to gun duel

September 12, 2017 ·  By Philippine Daily Inquirer for

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

A fuming President Duterte on Friday told soldiers to challenge Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to a gun duel if they were bullied by the former mutineer. Calling Trillanes an “egotist coward,” Mr. Duterte also said he would not allow the senator to throw “garbage” allegations against him and his family. Speaking during the Araw ng […]


Tagle: Nation cannot be governed by killing

September 12, 2017 ·  By Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet for

LONG NIGHT A grieving Eduardo Gabriel holds a silent vigil on the first night of the wake of his son Reynaldo “Kulot” de Guzman at the mortuary of the Barangay Hall of San Andres in Cainta, Rizal. The body of the 14-year-old De Guzman was thrown into the river in Gapan, Nueva Ecija. —RICHARD REYES

“A nation cannot be governed by killing,” Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said on Friday in a one-page letter that appealed anew for an end to the spate of killings attributed to the government’s war on drugs. Tagle also asked for a five-minute ringing of church bells at 8 p.m. starting Sept. 14, the […]


Palace: ‘Malignant elements’ conspire to sabotage ‘drug war’

September 11, 2017 ·  By Jhoanna Ballaran - Reporter for

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO (FILE)

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella urged the public to view the recent deaths of teenagers with “suspicion and urgency” because “malignant elements” may have conspired to sabotage President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs. In a statement on Saturday, Abella said these conspirators may be creating scenarios to fuel public rage against the government. “The President’s […]

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