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3 in 5 Filipinos think drug suspects who surrendered still end up dead

October 3, 2017 ·  By Jhoanna Ballaran - Reporter / @JhoannaBINQ for newsinfo.inquirer.net

In this Sept. 6, 2016 photo, policemen check the gun recovered from one of two unidentified drug suspects after they were shot dead by police as they tried to evade a checkpoint in Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Bodies had begun turning up in cities all over the Philippines ever since President Rodrigo Duterte launched a controversial war on drugs this year. Drug dealers and drug addicts, were being shot by police or slain by unidentified gunmen in mysterious, gangland-style murders that were taking place at night. AP FILE PHOTO

As more than half of Filipinos do not buy police’s ‘nanlaban’ tales, another Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed that three out of five Filipinos believe that drug suspects who already surrendered to authorities still end up dead under the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs. In its Second Quarter 2017 survey, SWS said that […]

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Duterte: 9,000 cops into drugs

October 3, 2017 ·  By Leila B. Salaverria - Reporter for newsinfo.inquirer.net

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President Duterte on Thursday said some 9,000 policemen in the country were “into drugs” as he explained the difficulty of kicking the illegal drug problem in the country. Mr. Duterte made the statement in Balangiga, Eastern Samar. He did not elaborate but he earlier said some law enforcers were working with drug lords and even […]

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Murder complaints filed vs Manila cops over EJKs

October 2, 2017 ·  By Lian Buan for www.rappler.com

VICTIM OF EJK? Normita Lopez files murder complaints against Manila cops for the death of her son Djastin. Photo by Rappler

Complaints of planting of evidence, gross misconduct, grave abuse of authority, gross oppression, and conduct unbecoming of a public officer are also filed against the police officers MANILA, Philippines – Parents of two men who were killed during police operations filed murder complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday, September 28, against Manila […]

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The pedophile tentacles that stretch from the Philippines into Australian homes

September 28, 2017 ·  By Mark Saunokonoko for www.9news.com.au

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When Ben McCormack was pulled over by detectives driving by Moore Park in Sydney, the former Channel 9 reporter had no idea the pedophile network he was secretly communicating with was linked to a sick child cybersex den in the Philippines accused of abusing babies and making “hurtcore” torture movies. Detectives had been covertly monitoring […]

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Robbery, child abuse raps filed vs relieved Caloocan cops

September 28, 2017 ·  By Kristine Joy Patag (philstar.com) for www.philstar.com

The DOJ will investigate Caloocan police for allegedly using a minor in an unauthorized raid that turned into a robbery. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – Robbery and child abuse complaints have been filed against 15 relieved Caloocan cops and two unidentified men who allegedly used a minor in an unauthorized raid on a house. Homeowner Gina Erobas was accompanied by the Public Attorney’s Office in filing robbery, child abuse, trespassing, and violation of domicile against the following: […]

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Marawi children being used by cigarette counterfeiters — DOF

September 25, 2017 ·  By Ben O. de Vera - Reporter for newsinfo.inquirer.net

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Police and revenue agents have found children from Marawi City being used to make counterfeit cigarettes in Bacolod City. “In fact, the kids were supposedly from Marawi City. The workers, young kids, were less than working age,” Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III told reporters. Personnel from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the […]

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Racist skin bleaching products condemned

September 25, 2017 · 

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Groups Raise the Alarm over Continued Sale of Dangerous Skin Whitening Creams Laced with Mercury (Government Urged to Go After Importers, Distributors and Retailers of Toxic Cosmetics) 23 September 2017, Quezon City. Chemical safety and consumer protection groups today revealed the unabashed trade of mercury-containing skin whitening products despite being illegal to import, distribute and […]

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All will end up victims of Duterte’s drug war

September 25, 2017 ·  By Betty Romero, Manila for ww.ucanews.com

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war has killed thousands of suspected addicts and street dealers, leaving many families grieving.  (Photo by Vincent Go)

Biggest price to pay as a result of wholesale killings will be a society oblivious to the value of human life I struggled to keep tears at bay at the launch of the Movement Against Tyranny (MAT) as a woman shared how she lost her father and brother to President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war and […]

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Luneta protesters urge Duterte to stop killings, halt return to dictatorship

September 22, 2017 ·  By Rambo Talabong for www.rappler.com

Protesters at Luneta sing Filipino version of “Do you hear the people sing” from Les Miserables. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

The loudest and most repeated call at the Luneta was for President Rodrigo Duterte to end the drug war and assure Filipinos he will not expand coverage of martial law MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of protesters, led by the Movement Against Tyranny, gathered at Luneta Park on Thursday, September 21, to mark the 45th anniversary […]

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Cardinal Tagle: ‘We cannot govern the nation by killing

September 22, 2017 ·  By Paterno Esmaquel II for www.rappler.com

TOP PRELATE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle speaks at the 4th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization in July 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

(UPDATED) ‘We cannot allow the destruction of lives to become normal,’ Cardinal Tagle says in his strongest written statement against drug war killings MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippines’ most influential cardinal appealed to the country’s leaders on Friday, September 8, to stop the rampant killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, as “we […]

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