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Brussels demands answers after Duterte threatened to hang EU officials

The European Union is demanding explanation for an foul-mouthed tirade by President Duterte, who threatened to hang EU officials for criticising his plans to bring back the death penalty. The EU’s external action service said it summoned the Philippine Charge d’Affaires Alan Deniega to its headquarters to provide “an explanation…


Tit for tat? Vice president impeachment bid filed days after Duterte complaint

A lawyer who used to represent Ferdinand Marcos has slapped an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo after she publicly criticised Duterte’s war on drugs. The complaint for “violation of the constitution and betrayal of public trust” was sent by Oliver Lozano to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, a close ally…




Canadian National Jailed for Life for Selling Drugs in PH

MANILA, Philippines – A Canadian national has been sentenced to life in prison for his part is attempting to sell ecstasy in the financial district of Makati this past June. 34-year-old Jeremy Eaton was arrested in Makati in June of this year along with Damian Berg – under the ‘swift…


Lawyer of drug lord Rolando Espinosa Jr killed in ambush in Leyte

The lawyer for known drug lord Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr and a 15-year-old girl were killed in an ambush in Tacloban City on Tuesday. 48-year-old Rogelio Bato Jr and an unidentified teenager were ambushed by gunmen riding in a white truck and a motorcycle. Police said they are unsure if the…


Philippines Drug War Deaths Climb to 1,800; U.S. ‘Deeply Concerned’

MANILA, Philippines – (Reuters) – The Philippines has recorded about 1,800 drug-related killings since President Rodrigo Duterte took office seven weeks ago and launched a war on narcotics, far higher than previously believed, according to police figures. Philippine National Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa told a Senate committee on Monday…


Were 2,500 mourners paid to weep at Cebu drug lord Jaguar’s funeral?

More than 2,500 people attended the funeral of notorious drug lord ‘Jaguar’ in Cebu City on Monday. Many were wearing black printed T-shirts with the photo of Jeffrey Diaz, aka, Jaguar, with the slogan “We Will Miss You.” Diaz was considered the number one drug lord throughout Central Visayas – he…