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Column: Becoming blind

Published today, April 4, 2017 — but in a different time zone, and in a different frame of mind.

I find the phenomenon of willful blindness in the Duterte era vexing, and would like to take a closer look. 660 more words

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Column: Destabilization? Opposition can’t even unite

“Criticism of the President is not destabilization.” Published on March 14, 2017.

A concerted campaign to destabilize the Duterte presidency exists—but only in the opportunistic minds of political entrepreneurs like Sandra Cam or the anxious imaginations of political virgins like the President’s diehard devotees. 686 more words

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Column: Pacquiao misunderstands ‘spiritual renewal’

Pastor Manny Pacquiao takes center stage, again. Published on March 7, 2017.

Yesterday, in the middle of the afternoon, the following trended on Twitter: #DDSBigReveal, Lascañas, Senate, Manny Pacquiao, Davao Death Squad, and Spiritual Renewal. 685 more words

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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… 2,266 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

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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