PCOO: HRW’s “Killings in Philippines Up 50 Percent during Pandemic” report a “gross distortion”

ANDANAR tells human rights watchdogs to uphold the highest level of integrity and credibility to maintain their relevance  The Duterte administration has prioritized human rights and dignity of all Filipinos in the time of the pandemic, Presidential Communications Operations Office … Continue reading PCOO: HRW’s “Killings in Philippines Up 50 Percent during Pandemic” report a “gross distortion”

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POLICE: North Cotabato massacre not a police operation

Task group expedites probe on shooting incident  KABACAN, North Cotabato – The North Cotabato Police Provincial Office (NCPPO) has formed a special investigation unit to look into the killing of nine persons at a secluded section of Barangay Poblacion here … Continue reading POLICE: North Cotabato massacre not a police operation

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MILITANTS SLAM ‘RED-TAGGING’ POSTER

A prelude to murder or harassment Lumad rights defenders and activists are subject to another vilification poster in Davao City that appeared on August 13 that tagged them as “human rights violators” and “berdugo.” Included in the list are Bishop … Continue reading MILITANTS SLAM ‘RED-TAGGING’ POSTER

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PALACE SERIOUS IN INVESTIGATING EJK IN DRUG WAR

Panel probing deaths is no ruse   MANILA – Malacañang disagreed with the Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) statement that the newly formed inter-agency panel that would investigate more than 5,600 deaths in the administration’s war on drugs is “a ruse … Continue reading PALACE SERIOUS IN INVESTIGATING EJK IN DRUG WAR

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Philippines: No Letup in ‘Drug War’ Killings

HRW WORLD REPORT 2020: Duterte’s anti-drug campaign remains as brutal as when it started The Philippine government’s murderous “war on drugs” remained the Philippines’ gravest human rights concern in 2019, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2020. Security forces … Continue reading Philippines: No Letup in ‘Drug War’ Killings

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DUTERTE TO ICC: I am responsible only to the Filipino people

Unfazed by threats that he might get jailed over the drug-related deaths in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he would never answer any “stupid” questions from the International Criminal Court (ICC). If you will hang me, go ahead, … Continue reading DUTERTE TO ICC: I am responsible only to the Filipino people

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PH hits, questions validity of UN reso on EJK probe

Politically partisan and one-sided The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), hit the United Nations-adopted resolution seeking for a comprehensive written report on the human rights situation in the country, describing its validity as “questionable.” PRRD shrugs … Continue reading PH hits, questions validity of UN reso on EJK probe

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ROQUE: Complaint vs. PRRD closed after ICC pullout

Former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday said the International Criminal Court (ICC) complaint against President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ended effectively after the court failed to launch a preliminary investigation before the country’s withdrawal from the ICC took effect … Continue reading ROQUE: Complaint vs. PRRD closed after ICC pullout

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Duterte dares ICC: Hang me

Will even be the one to put the rope around his neck If the International Criminal Court (ICC) will declare him guilty of crimes against humanity due to the series of drug-related killings, President Rodrigo Duterte said he would be … Continue reading Duterte dares ICC: Hang me

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