Category Archives: summary killings

De Lima’s failure, Aguirre’s conflict: Fits, starts, new hope for DDS probe?

By Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism SWORN STATEMENTS of key informants, the transcripts of stenographic notes, and official records and documents from the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), as well as reports of other state bodies and rights groups into the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS) over the last eight years should have […]

TURNING POINT: Dissent and the Old Roman Justice System

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/08 August) — Nothing is absolutely wrong with a senate’s probe of the extrajudicial executions and vigilante killings occurring daily under the present dispensation. President Duterte himself has time and again declared that the campaign against the drug menace should be pursued within the bounds of law. So why should Sen. Leila […]

Duterte’s war: Breaking bad?

By Vino Lucero and Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism BANGKAY SA BANGKETA… kasi nga drug pusher ako. This is the sad refrain in a sardonic poem that a young Filipina wrote and read in a video she posted last week on her Facebook page. It does not matter, she averred, that the so-called […]