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The Davao Death Squad DoubleDS or DDS

The Davao Death Squad DoubleDS or DDS

The Davao Death Squad (DoubleDS) is a vigilante group supposedly active in Davao City in the Philippines. The group is allegedly responsible for… 2,071 more words

Lacson: Up to PNP, CHR to act on Lascañas’ testimony

Lacson: Up to PNP, CHR to act on Lascañas’ testimony

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — It will now be up to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to follow through the testimony of retired cop SP03 Arturo Lascañas, Sen. 659 more words

Pacquiao Claims Common Sense; Scientists Divided

(Manila) Local scientists have released contradictory findings after Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao claimed at a senate hearing on the Davao Death Squad that he has common sense. 215 more words

Fake News

Philippines: President Rodrigo Duterte links to 200 killings while he ran "death squad"

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MARCH 6, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — A retired Philippine officer has linked President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, and his men to nearly 200 killings, including of foreign drug suspects, that the officer and other members of a so-called death squad allegedly carried out. 424 more words

Column: Human rights defenders are beautiful

Published on November 1, 2016.

Last week, fresh from his triumphant visit to Japan, President Duterte revealed, among other things, that God had talked to him about his cussing; but then he also let his disdain for human rights advocates slip out again. 686 more words

Readings In Politics

Column: Pacquiao, Matobato, and the science of memory

Published on October 4, 2016.

I HAPPENED to be in the Senate’s main session hall when Sen. Manny Pacquiao questioned the controversial witness and self-described Davao Death Squad hitman Edgar Matobato on Sept. 927 more words

Readings In Politics

Philippines: Vice President Says Accusations of Killings Implicating President Duterte Cannot Be Ignored -- "Imputation of such monstrous crimes to the president ... can no longer be brushed aside."

By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated February 23, 2017 – 11:49am

In this July 1, 2016 file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte, right, and Vice President Leni Robredo, listen to the speech by outgoing armed forces chief Lt.Gen. 394 more words