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Philippines: Process of What Many Call Police "Executions" of Drug Users, Pushers Resumes -- Philippine Military Now Assisting Police -- Mom, Dad Killed, Nine-Year-Old Daughter Wounded, Eight Others Dead

Drug suspect, wife killed in Lanao del Sur raid

By John Unson (philstar.com) | Updated March 7, 2017 – 9:13pm

Anto was one of five targets of simultaneous anti-narcotics operations in the adjoining Barangays Bato-Bato and Malingon in Maguing and in Marawi City. 630 more words

Philippines: Who Will Be Held Responsible for Extrajudicial Killings?

Opinion

Somebody’s got to pay for EJKs

POSTSCRIPT By Federico D. Pascual Jr. (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 5, 2017 – 12:00am

“I TAKE no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, says the Lord, but rather in his conversion, that he may live.” 946 more words

Philippine President Continues To Insist, Criminals Have No Humanity (So killing them is not a crime)

 (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 3, 2017 – 12:00am

Criminals have no humanity so killing them is not a crime, President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday as he railed against the report of a rights watchdog that the country faces a “human rights calamity.” … 877 more words

Philippines: Liberal Party LP members ousted from Senate majority -- The Senate will “remain independent and true to its role as the last bastion of democracy in our country.”

By: Christine O. Avendaño – Reporter / @10avendanoINQ

Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:12 AM February 28, 2017

It took only 15 minutes on Monday for the Senate leadership to form a new majority—by kicking out President Duterte’s critics from the bloc. 681 more words

Column: Question: Will vigilante killers follow Bato?

Published on January 31, 2017.

The details are still scarce, but the big picture is clear: Upon instructions of President Duterte, the chief of the Philippine National Police has ordered a temporary stop to the administration’s so-called war on drugs. 662 more words

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Column: Obscene Miss Universe

Published on January 10, 2017.

I am one of many Filipinos who look up to Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. She has done her beauty-contest-besotted country proud, not simply because she won the biggest prize of them all, but because of how she has conducted herself during her year-long term—her reign, in pageant-speak—as Miss Universe. 653 more words

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