Nearly 6,000 killings of drug suspects have been reported by police but rights watchdogs suspect the death toll is far larger.
The Philippine military and police said not one of their official Facebook pages and accounts were removed.
Grim reality set in as Ressa was arrested and thrown in jail, targeted in a series of criminal cases and convicted this summer on libel and tax evasion charges seen widely as attacks on press freedom.
The leaders also discussed the steps being taken by the two governments to address the challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, an official statement said.
The report, requested by the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council, is based on nearly 900 submissions as well as government input, court and police records, and interviews with victims and witnesses.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warns officials not to refuse entry to workers who lost jobs abroad due to COVID-19
Authorities have been scrambling to unclog quarantine facilities in the capital with about 300,000 more displaced Filipino workers slated to come home soon.
The law includes a provision of 200 billion pesos to distribute among 18 million disadvantaged households in the country, where 16 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.
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When US President Donald Trump and other world leaders meet in the Philippines from Sunday, copying their controversial host's signature fist salute could land them in hot water.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday he was "sure" Donald Trump would not raise human rights concerns when they meet in Manila, after the US President praised his deadly drug war.
Though Duterte denies charges levelled against him by international organisations, his own words from several occasions betray his claims.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he stabbed a person to death as a teenager, in a defiant speech to promote his drug war ahead of a summit of world leaders in Manila.
Duterte said the efforts of poorer countries to rise up the value chain are being undercut by mass migration of skilled workers.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said someone should talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and reassure him that nobody is out to remove him or destroy his country.
An ex-human rights lawyer has been named Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's new spokesman, replacing a former pastor who had been one of the most vocal defenders of his deadly drug war.