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Tag Archives: Duterte

Philippines rights body to probe Duterte killing boast

Manila, Dec 22, 2016 (AFP) -The Philippines independent human rights watchdog said Thursday it will investigate President Rodrigo Duterte’s admission he killed three criminals years ago, after the United Nation’s rights chief called for a murder probe. Duterte, who is waging an anti-drugs war that has left thousands dead, said …

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Duterte wants daily executions – Filipinos fear killings, but OK of drugs war

MANILA, Dec 19, (RTRS): Eight out of 10 Filipinos worry they or someone they know might become a victim of extrajudicial killings, an opinion poll published on Monday found, although a majority also gave President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war an “excellent” rating. More than 2,000 people have been killed by …

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Philippines’ Duterte warns US of ‘tit-for-tat’ response

Manila, Dec 16, 2016 (AFP) -Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Saturday to end a military pact with the United States in a “tit-for-tat” response to American aid being deferred because of concerns about his deadly crime war. Duterte reacted angrily to the announcement by the US government this week that …

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I personally killed people: Duterte – President says he may not be around till end of term

MANILA, Dec 14, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he personally killed suspected criminals when he was mayor of a southern city to set an example for police. Duterte made the comments in a speech late on Monday night to businessmen as he discussed his campaign to eradicate illegal …

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Church issues prayer against executions

MANILA, Dec 11, (Agencies): Roman Catholic churches in Manila on Sunday read a prayer against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s plans to re-impose the death penalty on heinous crimes, including drugrelated offences. Last week, the justice panel in the lower house of Congress approved a legislative measure to bring back state-sanctioned …

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Senators criticise Duterte drug war

MANILA, Dec 9, (RTRS): Philippine senators have criticised the way President Rodrigo Duterte is carrying out his anti-narcotics campaign, saying it should be done within the bounds of the law and he must punish erring police officers. Police say 2,004 people have been killed by officers in self-defence during anti-drug …

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Family challenges death in drug war – ‘New findings’

MANILA, Dec 8, (RTRS): It’s a Friday morning in late October, and Florjohn Cruz’s body lies on a metal table at a funeral parlor in the Philippine capital of Manila. A forensics team is about to perform an autopsy on him — his second. His widow, Rita, glances at the …

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‘Philippine drug war serious’ – Duterte office responds to questions on RTRS probe

MANILA, Dec 6, (RTRS): Reuters submitted five questions to the Presidential Communications Office of Rodrigo Duterte for the news agency’s investigation into police killings of drug suspects. The questions and replies are reproduced here in full, edited only for spelling and punctuation: Question: In anti-drug operations in which police say …

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Duterte to go near battle scene despite wounding of 7 guards

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says he will proceed with a scheduled trip to a southern city against his security men’s advice after an advance team of presidential guards were wounded by a roadside bomb. Military spokesman Col. Edgard Arevalo says the seven soldiers, including an …

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Filmmaker backs Duterte drug war – Foreign critics misunderstood leader

MANILA, Nov 17, (AFP): Awardwinning Philippine director Brillante Mendoza has turned his cinematic skills to promoting someone many in the West would see as an unlikely hero — President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly drug war. Mendoza has become a celebrated figure in the global independent film industry for his …

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