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Published: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:14:35 -0700

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Philippines: Philippine Police Use Chaos Of Duterte

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 21 Jun 2017 - DISTRESS MANILA -- When investigators from the Philippine Commission on Human Rights first arrived at Police Station No. 1, nothing seemed amiss. They were working a tip about people being plucked from the slums by police, held captive and ransomed for money at the station. But as they surveyed the office of the local anti-drug unit, things looked normal: desks, two sofas, a bookshelf.

Philippines: On The Run From Duterte's Crackdown

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 05 Jun 2017 - MANILA - Every morning before dawn, Rosario Perez checks to make sure her sons are still alive. The three brothers, all in their 20s, sleep at the houses of friends and relatives, moving regularly, hoping that whoever may have been assigned to kill them won't catch up with them. They are not witnesses on a mob hit list, or gang members hiding from rivals. They are simply young men living in the Philippines of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippines: The Man Running Duterte's Antidrug War

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 03 Jun 2017 - DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Gen. Ronald dela Rosa, chief of the Philippine National Police, knows the value of a public display of remorse. He has been forced to apologize more than once. He was wrong, he acknowledged before the Philippine Senate as TV cameras rolled, to have trusted undisciplined policemen who killed a small-town mayor suspected of dealing drugs, as the mayor lay defenseless on a jail-cell floor.

Philippines: Police Involvement In Korean Slay Won't Affect Drug

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Sunstar Manila, 20 Jan 2017 - PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs would not be affected by the abduction-slay of a South Korean businessman by the anti-drug police operatives, his chief legal counsel said. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said Duterte would not allow any members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to further commit irregularities.

Philippines: US Shouldn't Pay For Duterte's Drug War, Says

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Philippine Daily Inquirer, 20 Jan 2017 - SAN FRANCISCO -- A US newspaper called on Washington to make sure that US aid to the Philippines is not used for President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial ran weeks before the kidnap-for-ransom-murder of a South Korean expatriate in the hands of Philippine National Police officers -- in the guise of an anti-drug operation--came to light and triggered an international outcry.

Philippines: Duterte Lashes Out At Catholic Priests

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Philippine Star, 18 Jan 2017 - In this Sept. 15, 2016 file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte shows documents containing the names of politicians, judges, and law enforcers involved in illegal drugs during his visit to Camp Tecson in Bulacan. (PPD/King Rodriguez) CABANATUAN CITY - How can the Catholic clergy understand the seriousness of the drug problem? They should try shabu.

Philippines: Defending The Drug War, Duterte Chastises Bishops

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Philippine Star, 19 Jan 2017 - [photo] In this Nov. 26, 2016 photo, President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his keynote address during the San Beda College of Law Alumni Homecoming at the Shangri-La Hotel in Taguig City. (PPD/King Rodriguez) MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday dug up old controversies including the so-called Pajero scandal and clergy sexual abuse in his latest tirade against the Catholic Church, which has been raising concerns over the spate of killings linked to his war on drugs.

Philippines: Duterte To Declare Martial Law If Drug Problem Becomes

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Philippine Star, 15 Jan 2017 - President Rodrigo Duterte said no one could stop him from imposing martial law. PPD/Ace Morandante MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday evening said that if the drug problem in the country worsens, he would declare martial law.

Philippines: Duterte Won't Impose Martial Law To Extend Term

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Manila Times, 16 Jan 2017 - Also Threatens To Kill Governors, Bomb Kidnappers PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday denied claims he wants to declare martial law to extend his term in office. But Duterte talked tough, threatening to kill provincial governors involved in drugs after saying the same to mayors last week, and ordered security forces to bomb kidnap gangs even if they held hostages.