Definition of Terms

What are the Different Services Available? 

Services are defined as those actions or efforts which either pacifically combat or minimize the drug addiction problem of the Philippines, or mitigate losses caused by the bloody campaign against illegal drugs. The services are categorized into the following:  

1. Awareness Raising & Education – These are efforts to produce outputs, conduct campaigns, or any other means which aim to raise awareness about human rights, including current societal issues such as the extrajudicial killings in the country.   

2. Documentation, Monitoring & Database – These are efforts to record killings under the campaign against illegal drugs. As a result, they have a database of killings of their own. Documentation may be for storification, for litigation, or for relief and reparation. Storification is the effort of humanizing a casualty while litigation is the effort to record cases to present before the court.  

3. Drug Awareness, Rehabilitation & Counseling – These are efforts to rehabilitate drug surrenderees. These include medical, faith-based, and community-based drug rehabilitation efforts. Efforts to raise awareness and educate on the ill effects of illegal drugs are also included.   

4. Financial & Burial Support – These are financial aid given to drug surrenderees and families of victims of the “war on drugs”. Support are in the form of monetary donations, job opportunities, skills training and education, and other livelihood opportunities. 

5. Forensic Services – These are efforts to investigate and examine the crimes recorded under the illegal drug campaign. Organizations included here are able to conduct autopsies to help find evidence in cases of killings under the “war on drugs”. 

6. Legal Support – These are efforts to provide legal support for families of victims or surviving victims in the campaign against illegal drugs. 

7. Partnerships & Organizing – These are efforts to mobilize and organize surviving victims from the campaign against drugs. These also include coalitions and alliances which were formed out of the need to combat the human rights violations such as the extrajudicial killings brought about by the campaign against illegal drugs. 

8. Protection of Human Rights Defenders – These are efforts to help protect human rights defenders. These may include the provision of physical and digital security training.

9. Psychosocial & Medical Support – These are psychosocial interventions, such as counseling, which are aimed towards the victims’ families, neighbors or friends who were traumatized by the campaign against illegal drugs.