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Philippines: “President Duterte should just shut up on these martial law threats." -- "It’s a cure worse than the disease"

“President Duterte should just shut up on these martial law threats and just govern our country the way any responsible leader should,” Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said yesterday. 867 more words

Philippines: Senators see no need for President Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus -- “Does not speak well of the Philippine National Police’s war on drugs and criminality”

By: Christine O. Avendaño, Nikko Dizon@inquirerdotnet

Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:21 AM November 14, 2016

At least five senators saw no need for President Duterte to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus that would allow law enforcers to make warrantless arrests. 492 more words

Questions raised on 'delay' in prison sentence execution vs Jing Jing Espinosa

A prominent lawyer in Iloilo City has expressed surprise, and disbelief, that a prison sentence imposed on Jesus “Jing Jing” Espinosa Jr. was not immediately carried out after the Regional Trial Court Branch 31 received a Resolution from the Supreme Court upholding his conviction for frustrated murder four years ago. 627 more words

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Philippines: President Duterte's Job Approval Numbers Start to Erode

By Amando Doronila
Philippine Inquirer

CANBERRA—Barely two weeks after his inauguration on June 29, ominous signs have appeared, indicating that the popularity that fueled President Duterte’s landslide victory in last May’s elections is flagging and eroding. 860 more words