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The PCIJ just launched the first of its Story Projects: a children’s book about the life and death of Kian Delos Santos
Now more than ever, powerful stories demand powerful storytelling methods. And few recent events have been more powerful than the story of Kian Loyd Delos Santos, the 17-year-old student who was shot and killed in an anti-drug operation last month. As one ...
 
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Trust the man who oversaw the capture of Pablo Escobar.
A drug war is fought by a country against its own people and as such it can’t be contained within a physical battlefield. There’s no obvious enemy and no clear path towards victory. There are no victors, only victims, and in a ...
 
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At least Yolanda victims will finally receive help.
Duterte insults former Colombian President.The former president of Colombia, who presided over his country’s violent war on drugs, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times in which he warned President Duterte not to “repeat my mistakes.” Addressing the Philippine President, Cesar Gaviria ...
 
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Your favorite brand of cigarettes might get cheaper. Or more expensive. Or not.
PNP broadens agenda after temporary halt on drug war.With the President’s war on illegal drugs on standby, the PNP has now shifted its agenda to preventing and solving seven serious crimes: murder, homicide, theft, robbery, physical injuries, car and motorcycle theft, and ...
 
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Turkey's serious about fighting ISIL.
Duterte responds to damning Amnesty International report.The president criticized the human rights organization over its report on the Philippines’ war on drugs, claiming that the non-profit did not consider the country’s difficult circumstances which warranted such harsh actions in the first place. ...
 
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Also: Can someone please take away Trump's phone privileges?
House speaker demands lower minimum age of criminal responsibility. Supported by House Speaker Alvarez, the bill drafted by Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro seeks to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9. Castro believes that the bill would deter parents ...
 
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300,000 reasons why Trump is bad news.
PH police officers receive cash for killings.An Amnesty International (AI) investigation lays out a detailed system behind the killings of alleged drug criminals and users. While President Duterte condemns police corruption and plans to enlist the army in fighting criminal conduct within the PNP, the war ...
 
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Congrats to Federer.
Duterte course-corrects in war on drugs.In a press conference on Sunday night, January 29, President Duterte announced his decision to disband anti-drugs police units, partly due to the ongoing controversy surrounding the kidnapping and murder of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo. As ...
 
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Assessing the Duterte administration and the Disruptor-in-Chief.
Now that we are formally one hundred days into the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, it has become apparent that he has been taking on a new role: Disruptor-in-Chief (thanks to Ms. Shawn Yao for pointing this out). Frankly, our status quo did need disruption and, ...
 
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"We find ourselves in the strange position of according Lauren’s killer and his handlers the presumption of innocence they never gave her."
It must be a sign of the times that it took me at least a week to make up my mind whether I was going to write this article or not, for reasons that will be self-evident to any Filipino who’s lived through ...
 
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In March 2015, we asked the then-Mayor of Davao City what he would do if he were President.
Editor's note: Back in March 2015, eight months before the then-Mayor of Davao City announced his bid for the presidency, Esquire Philippines published an in-depth interview that covered, among others: the Davao Death Squad and allegations of extrajudicial killings; his stand on the ...
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