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Tag Archives: Philippines

Philippine president needs ‘psychiatric evaluation’: UN rights chief

Geneva, March 9, 2018 (AFP) -The UN human rights chief said Friday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has launched profanity-laced diatribes against United Nations …

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Philippines seeks “terrorist” tag for 600 alleged communist guerrillas

MANILA, March 8 (Reuters) – A U.N. special rapporteur, a former Philippine lawmaker and four former Catholic priests are among more than 600 alleged communist …

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Philippine Congress body backs bid to impeach chief justice

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine House committee voted overwhelmingly Thursday to proceed with an impeachment case against the Supreme Court chief justice, who has …

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Filipino chief justice asks people to fight authoritarianism

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ embattled Supreme Court chief justice has called on Filipinos to stand up against authoritarianism and threats to human rights …

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Manila hails US move to blacklist two pro-Islamic State groups

MANILA, Feb 28, (Agencies): The Philippines hailed on Wednesday Washington’s decision to blacklist two local pro-Islamic State groups, including one which occupied the southern city …

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Philippines open to U.N. drugs war probe, if by ‘credible, objective’ investigator

MANILA, Feb 27 (Reuters) – The Philippines will allow an investigation into alleged human rights abuses in its bloody war on drugs, but not if …

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Inmates escape Philippine jail after guard leaves

JOLO, Philippines (AP) — At least 29 detainees escaped from a jail in the southern Philippines on Saturday when a guard briefly left his post, …

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Philippine police say 10 killed in bloody night of drug busts

MANILA, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Philippine police killed 10 suspected drug peddlers and arrested 63 people in dozens of operations during the single deadliest night …

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Clashes as IS-linked gunmen seek new Philippine base: military

Manila, Feb 23, 2018 (AFP) -Months after being routed from the southern Philippine city of Marawi, jihadists are waging a fresh and deadly bid to …

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‘Justice will come’: jailed critic of Philippines’ Duterte

Manila, Feb 22, 2018 (AFP) -A year after being jailed on charges she insists were concocted to silence her, a top critic of Philippine President …

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