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Philippines secret death squads: officer claims police teams behind wave of killings

October 5, 2016 ·  By Kate Lamb for www.theguardian.com

A body lies in a Manila slum. Photograph: Patrick Tombola

“We are not that bad policemen or bad individuals. We are just a tool, we are just angels that God gave talent to, you know, to get these bad souls back to heaven and cleanse them.” The words flow unnervingly from the mouth of the policeman, a senior officer in the Philippines national police (PNP), […]

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Evasco: Groups displaced by Duterte may plan coup

October 5, 2016 ·  By Victor Anthony V. Silva for newsinfo.inquirer.net

EVASCO: A coup is possible if there is mass anger toward the administration. INQUIRER PHOTO

CEBU CITY—Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. on Saturday said he would not be surprised if some groups dissatisfied with President Duterte would stage a “coup,” but he stressed that these people would not succeed. Evasco said generals included in Mr. Duterte’s drug matrix, businesses affected by the government’s drive against contractualization, and businessmen with interests […]

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Happy slaughter

October 3, 2016 ·  By INQUIRER.net for opinion.inquirer.net

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte           AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File

THERE CAN be no mistaking it. Both the video record and the official transcript provided by the Presidential Communications Office prove that President Duterte did in fact liken himself to the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler—and said he was ready to kill three million drug addicts. It is true that he started by decrying criticisms that […]

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Confessed drug dealer killed at home in Subic

September 28, 2016 ·  By Allan Macatuno for newsinfo.inquirer.net

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SUBIC, Zambales—A 55-year-old woman who recently surrendered to authorities after confessing she was a drug dealer was killed by two unidentified gunmen who barged into her home in Barangay (village) Cawag here at 5 a.m. on Saturday. Dolores Cayanan was shot dead in front of her 16-year-old son, said Chief Insp. Leonardo Madrid, commander of […]

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How Duterte’s drug war can fail

September 28, 2016 ·  By Camille Diola for newslab.philstar.com

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A global policy shift is underway after the war on drugs that dragged on for decades saw no success. In the Philippines, the same war is just beginning and despite popular support, may be doomed to the same fate. Over the past months, a country of 100 million watches President Rodrigo Duterte try applying nationally […]

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British national arrested; 7 women rescued inside hotel

September 28, 2016 ·  By Decemay P. Padilla for www.philstar.com

British national Wade Lloyd Allsopp is under investigation following his arrest by the National Bureau of Investigation-7 for alleged exploitation, human trafficking and cyber crime. The NBI rescued seven women during an operation at a hotel in Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City yesterday afternoon.  Decemay Padilla

CEBU, Philippines – A British national was arrested while seven women believed to be victims of exploitation, human trafficking and cyber crime were rescued by the National Bureau of Investigation-7 in an operation in a hotel in Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City yesterday afternoon. According to Arnel Pura, NBI-7 Special Investigator, they began conducting surveillance on […]

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WORLD’S MOST DEPRAVED KID KILLER Paedo’s sick campaign of child rape and murder is so horrific the Philippines plan to bring back death penalty just to execute him

September 26, 2016 ·  By CANDICE SUTTON FOR NEWS.COM.AU AND NEAL BAKER for www.thesun.co.uk

Charged … Australian Peter Scully is accused of raping and trafficking

A MONSTER who filmed himself raping and torturing children and babies in the Philippines has been charged with such horrific crimes there have been calls for the reintroduction of the death penalty. Peter Scully, a 53-year-old father of two from Melbourne, Australia, is in a Philippine prison charged with some of the vilest acts known […]

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Philippine faith groups warn against ‘rogue’ governance

September 26, 2016 ·  By Philippines for www.ucanews.com

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Duterte’s accused of being ‘selective’ when it comes to observing human rights Faith groups in the Philippines have urged the public to “stay vigilant” against what they described as “rogue methods of governance” emerging in the country. “Our tough-talking president has made clear his support for state forces in using deadly force in their war […]

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Duterte: My mouth can’t bring down PH

September 26, 2016 ·  By Pia Ranada for www.rappler.com

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To investors worried about his public pronouncements, he says: ‘Lumayas kayo’ (Leave MANILA, Philippines – He may curse at world leaders and threaten criminals, but President Rodrigo Duterte insists his mouth can’t bring down the country. “Do not keep complaining about my mouth because my mouth is not the problem. It cannot bring down a […]

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Probe finds ‘adverse effect’ of coal to Philippine community

September 13, 2016 ·  By www.ucanews.com

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Despite such findings the government plans to build a further 23 coal-fired power plants Investigations made by Philippine environmental groups have discovered that “dangerous pollution levels” have endangered the lives of people around a coal plant in a town south of Manila. “The coal plant is slowly killing people, especially the children and the elderly,” […]

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