A Regional Trial Court in Caloocan, Philippines, sentences a police officer to life imprisonment for torturing and fabricating evidence on drug war victims Carl Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman in 2017.
A mishandled sting operation between the national police and the country's drug enforcement agency in Quezon City results in the deaths of two police officers following a shootout between the two parties.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte suspends the war on drugs so resources can focus on ridding “corrupt” officers from the Philippine National Police. The "cause célèbre" is the kidnapping and strangulation of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo last October.
Philippines President Benigno Aquino III distances himself from a botched raid against a terrorist, Zulkifli Abdhir, that killed around 50 people, including police officers and Abdhir, while pledging support for a peace process with the Moro people. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno urges the public to continue to support the peace treaty.