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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INTERNATIONAL COURT SET TO ARREST DUTERTE

Palace: ICC has no jurisdiction over the President A former Philippine legislator said President Rodrigo Duterte may be arrested soon for the thousands of extrajudicial killings committed during the country’s war on drugs. On Saturday, former Bayan Muna party-list Rep. … Continue reading INTERNATIONAL COURT SET TO ARREST DUTERTE

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PANELO: TORDESILLAS IS A ‘BLACK PROPAGANDIST”

Columnist’s blog entry on Sara Duterte ‘nonsensical’ Malacañang on Monday tagged the blog entry of a columnist about Davao City Mayor and presidential daughter Sara Z. Duterte as “nonsensical” but at the same time said it respects her freedom of … Continue reading PANELO: TORDESILLAS IS A ‘BLACK PROPAGANDIST”

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Roque slams ‘unfortunate’ European Parliament resolution

Malacañang on Friday described as “unfortunate” the European Parliament’s resolution calling for an end to the alleged extrajudicial killings amid the country’s intensified campaign against illegal drugs. “We, of course, find it unfortunate that members of the European Parliament once … Continue reading Roque slams ‘unfortunate’ European Parliament resolution

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God would be first to suffer under ‘President Duterte’

BY ROGER M. BALANZA After threatening to shoot those pushing him to run for President, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has turned to God in a scare tactic aiming to puncture pressures for him to take a crack at the … Continue reading God would be first to suffer under ‘President Duterte’

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MAYOR ALLAN RELLON CONFIRMS EXISTENCE OF TAGUM DEATH SQUAD

BY ROGER M. BALANZA HRW: 298 murders from 2007 to 2013 under former Mayor Rey Uy. The mayor of Davao del Norte’s capital city of Tagum has confirmed the existence of the Tagum Death Squad whose gunmen were under the … Continue reading MAYOR ALLAN RELLON CONFIRMS EXISTENCE OF TAGUM DEATH SQUAD

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COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS TO RESUME PROBE ON DAVAO DEATH SQUAD

Duterte won’t stop warnings of death against criminals BY ROGER M. BALANZA Nobody can stop Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte from warning criminals they would be sent to their death and to hell if they continue to terrorize the Dabawenyos. This developed as the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Davao said it will conduct a validation of its series of investigations on summary executions in Davao City. Atty. Alberto Sipaco, CHR regional director, in a recent command conference with Duterte, acting as mayor with Mayor Sara Duterte on leave,  and officers of the police and military, , said he … Continue reading COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS TO RESUME PROBE ON DAVAO DEATH SQUAD

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DURIAN POST NO.97 – Return of Davao Death Squad is ‘God’s voice’

If the voice of the people is the voice of God, then the Dabawenyos’ loud call for the return of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) must be the “voice of God.” Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte posited this logic as a survey strongly backed return of the shadowy motorcycle-riding gunmen of the DDS to their deadly business of shooting down criminals, amid a current rush of crimes in the city. The text survey last week in the hour-long TV Patrol Southern Mindanao news program hosted by Paul Palacio and Melanie Severino on ABS/CBN-Davao, 593 respondents voted for return of … Continue reading DURIAN POST NO.97 – Return of Davao Death Squad is ‘God’s voice’

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