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To big majority of Filipinos, martial law unnecessary – survey

January 13, 2017 · 

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Seven in 10 Filipinos disagree that martial law is necessary to solve the pressing national problems, a December 2016 Pulse Asia survey shows. The polling firm’s president notes that disagreement with the need to impose martial law increased by 10 percentage points from September. The respondents were asked to express their agreement or disagreement to […]

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A plague on children

January 13, 2017 ·  By Philippine Daily Inquirer for opinion.inquirer.net

That, according to Unicef country representative Lotta Sylwander, the Philippines now appears to be “some kind of center” for the sexual abuse of children is a damning indication of the plague on Filipino kids. Then again it’s hardly new; it has been reported before—that pedophiles from all over the world consider the Philippines happy hunting […]

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Duterte wants 6 executions daily

January 4, 2017 ·  By Alexis Romero for www.philstar.com

President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to execute “five or six” death row convicts daily once the death penalty is restored. PPD/Ace Morandant

MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte has threatened to execute “five or six” death row convicts daily once the death penalty is restored. Duterte, who has launched a bloody war against illegal drugs and criminality, said he wanted capital punishment restored “because I want to use it against you (criminals).” He implied that capital punishment failed […]

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Archbishop Soc condemns killings in Christmas message

January 3, 2017 ·  By www.cbcpnews.com

Churchgoers view photos of alleged extrajudicial killings displayed outside the Baclaran Church. (Photo by Vincent Go)

MANILA, Dec. 25, 2016— Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan has denounced the spate of summary executions, in his traditional Christmas Day pastoral message. In his seventh Christmas message as Pangasinan prelate, he highlighted how the “ugliness” of extrajudicial killings is destroying Christmas as a feast of “beauty”. “We have Christmas but there is blood spilling […]

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NBI exec disputes Unicef data on PH child porn

January 3, 2017 ·  By Annelle Tayao-Juego - Reporter for newsinfo.inquirer.net

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An official of the National Bureau of Investigation took exception to an assessment made by a senior official of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) who described the country as the “epicenter of live-stream sexual abuse.” NBI Cybercrime Division executive officer Victor Lorenzo said Unicef cited figures that were “way too high” compared to […]

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Are there enough laws to curb child pornography in PH?

December 30, 2016 ·  By Maila Ager - Reporter for newsinfo.inquirer.net

Sen. Grace Poe. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

The reported continued proliferation of child pornography despite the existence of various laws penalizing it has prompted Senator Grace Poe to file a resolution urging the Senate to look into it. Poe, in filing Senate Resolution No. 237, noted that child pornography and prostitution still persist despite the enactment of various laws that carry penalties […]

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IMPUNITY: THE CHURCH OF THE RESISTANCE

December 30, 2016 ·  By www.rappler.com

The cathedral is lit in neon. Seventy-one feet of cement and adobe glow red and aquamarine and purple and blue. The spotlights change hue at half-second intervals. Colored stars dot the soaring walls. Potted shrubs strangle under strings of lights. The effect is a cross between a circus sideshow and a psychedelic dream, Lucy in […]

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Duterte’s EJK supporters violate US immigration laws

December 30, 2016 ·  By Rodel Rodis for globalnation.inquirer.netu

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From December 6 through December 14, 2016, the New York Times published four major articles on Philippine Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal extrajudicial killings of drug suspects, now averaging about 44 killed a day. In “They are slaughtering us!” (December 7, 2016), New York Times’ news photographer Daniel Berehulak expressed shock at the scale of the […]

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Tagle celebrates Christmas Mass with prisoners

December 29, 2016 ·  By www.ucanindia.in

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Manila: Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila said illegal drugs “squander life” in the Philippines, but added that killing also does not offer hope to those who make mistakes. In an early morning Mass at the national prison on Dec. 17, the Manila prelate urged prisoners not to lose hope. “Life should be shared,” Cardinal […]

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UN told: PH gov’t respect for human rights ‘resolute, uncompromising’

December 29, 2016 ·  By Estrella Torres for globalnation.inquirer.net

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Mission to the United Nations in Geneva said the Duterte administration’s commitment to human rights is resolute and uncompromising and appealed to the international community to respect the government’s war on drugs. Ambassador Cecilia Rebong, permanent representative of the Philippines to UN and other International Organizations handed an aide memoire to Zeid Ra’ad […]

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