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 threatens to slap human rights advocate in front of Robredo

KLINE: DUTERTE A MASS MURDERER By ABS/CBN News President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night warned that he will slap a foreign human rights advocate if he enters the country to help Vice President Leni Robredo end the drug war. “P******** … Continue reading Duterte threatens to slap human rights advocate in front of Robredo

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GO BLASTS RIGHTS BODY FOR DEFENDING CRIMINALS

ARE YOU FOR THE VICTIMS OR THE CRIMINALS? Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) appears to value the rights and lives of drug criminals over those of their innocent victims. During the Senate plenary … Continue reading GO BLASTS RIGHTS BODY FOR DEFENDING CRIMINALS

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MEDIALDEA SNAPS AT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY COMMUNIST REBELS

Government to protect defenseless, vulnerable BY ROGER M. BALANZA Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea has expressed concern over human rights violations by communist rebels in its failed attempt in more than fifty years  to topple down the government. Countless human rights … Continue reading MEDIALDEA SNAPS AT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY COMMUNIST REBELS

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PANELO SLAMS CLAIM OF 27,000 KILLED IN DUTERTE DRUG WAR

‘Amnesty International ‘stubborn, incorrigible’ Malacañang described London-based human rights group Amnesty International as “stubborn” and “incorrigible” after it insisted that there were around 27,000 extrajudicial killings in the country. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo asked the organization to cite facts and … Continue reading PANELO SLAMS CLAIM OF 27,000 KILLED IN DUTERTE DRUG WAR

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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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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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WOMEN RIGHTS GROUPS: 53 COPS FACING VAW CASES

PNP: Perpetrators to face full force of law The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday reiterated that it does not condone acts of violence against women (VAW). “The Philippine National Police abhors any form of violence committed against women. The … Continue reading WOMEN RIGHTS GROUPS: 53 COPS FACING VAW CASES

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Aquino partly to blame for culture of impunity

Former President Benigno Aquino III is partly to blame for the culture of impunity in the Philippines and for failing to address the killings of journalists during his term, Malacañang said Monday. “I wish he did more also in protecting … Continue reading Aquino partly to blame for culture of impunity

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GO TO HELL: Duterte tells UN rapporteur

Don’t meddle with Philippine affairs A United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Diego Garcia-Sayan should not interfere with Philippine affairs, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said Saturday. Duterte made this remark in response to the … Continue reading GO TO HELL: Duterte tells UN rapporteur

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