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House budget debates: CHR gets only P1,000 for 2018

September 14, 2017 ·  By Bea Cupin for www.rappler.com

CHR BUDGET. The House votes to give the commission only P1,000 for 2018. Rappler file photo

(2nd UPDATE) The House votes 119-32, giving the CHR only P1,000 for 2018. The budget will be forwarded to the Senate for another round of deliberations. MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – After a heated debate on a cold and rainy afternoon, the House of Representatives on Tuesday, September 12, voted to allocate only P1,000 to […]

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In Duterte’s Philippines it’s kill now, investigate later

September 12, 2017 ·  By Philippines for www.ucanews.com

Thousands attend the funeral of Kian de los Santos, a teenager shot dead by police in what state forensic experts called an execution. (Photo by Angie de Silva)

Basic civil liberties have also fallen victim to president’s bloody and arbitary drug war Philippine police officials last month executed a 17-year-old student. They claimed Kian de los Santos had pulled a gun on arresting officers, forcing them to shoot him. Community security cameras caught police in a lie. They captured officers dragging a struggling […]

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Families of the fallen fight back in Philippine drug war

September 12, 2017 ·  By www.ucanindia.in

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Manila: Marian, a 25-year-old mother from Navotas City wept in the rain as she begged Filipinos to challenge the government’s claim that the thousands killed in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs deserved their deaths. A sister and daughter of men slain in anti-narcotics operations in July 2016, Marian was also kept for days […]

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Duterte tells soldiers: Dare Trillanes to gun duel

September 12, 2017 ·  By Philippine Daily Inquirer for newsinfo.inquirer.net

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

A fuming President Duterte on Friday told soldiers to challenge Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to a gun duel if they were bullied by the former mutineer. Calling Trillanes an “egotist coward,” Mr. Duterte also said he would not allow the senator to throw “garbage” allegations against him and his family. Speaking during the Araw ng […]

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Tagle: Nation cannot be governed by killing

September 12, 2017 ·  By Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet for newsinfo.inquirer.net

LONG NIGHT A grieving Eduardo Gabriel holds a silent vigil on the first night of the wake of his son Reynaldo “Kulot” de Guzman at the mortuary of the Barangay Hall of San Andres in Cainta, Rizal. The body of the 14-year-old De Guzman was thrown into the river in Gapan, Nueva Ecija. —RICHARD REYES

“A nation cannot be governed by killing,” Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said on Friday in a one-page letter that appealed anew for an end to the spate of killings attributed to the government’s war on drugs. Tagle also asked for a five-minute ringing of church bells at 8 p.m. starting Sept. 14, the […]

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Palace: ‘Malignant elements’ conspire to sabotage ‘drug war’

September 11, 2017 ·  By Jhoanna Ballaran - Reporter for newsinfo.inquirer.net

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO (FILE)

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella urged the public to view the recent deaths of teenagers with “suspicion and urgency” because “malignant elements” may have conspired to sabotage President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs. In a statement on Saturday, Abella said these conspirators may be creating scenarios to fuel public rage against the government. “The President’s […]

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HR activists insist for UN probe on Duterte’s drug war

September 11, 2017 ·  By Jhoanna Ballaran - Reporter for newsinfo.inquirer.net

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Human rights activists insisted on Saturday that the United Nations (UN) should already look into the bloody anti-drug campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte especially after the gruesome deaths of teenagers Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman. “The apparent willingness of Philippine police to deliberately target children for execution marks an appalling new level of […]

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Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio have millions in accounts – Trillanes

September 11, 2017 ·  By Rappler.com for www.rappler.com

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend the Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

(UPDATED) Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he plans to file a case against the presidential son over his alleged ill-gotten wealth MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – During a Senate hearing on Tuesday, September 7, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accused President Rodrigo Duterte’s son and son-in-law of having over a hundred million pesos in each of their […]

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Killing of young people in Caloocan alarms senators

September 7, 2017 ·  By Julliane Love De Jesus - Reporter for newsinfo.inquirer.net

Left and right, Senators Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito. INQUIRER FILES

Two senators have expressed alarm over the killing of another teenager in Caloocan City, barely two days after the death of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos on Aug. 16 that sparked public outrage. Senator Sonny Angara on Monday denounced the “execution type of killing” of 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz in Caloocan City last Aug. 18. In […]

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Instead of murder

September 4, 2017 ·  By Buena Bernal, Manila for international.la-croix.com

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By not seeking ways to rehabilitate, Duterte’s war on drugs shows just how broken society in the Philippines is. A sign stands in the middle of an urban poor community in the suburb of Manila where a 17-year-old boy was killed by policemen during an anti-narcotics operation on Aug. 15. (Photo by Vincent Go) Many […]

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