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Philippine judicial independence under threat, warns UN human rights expert

Philippine judicial independence under threat, warns UN human rights expert

By Diego García-Sayán GENEVA (1 June 2018) – A UN human rights expert has expressed grave concerns about public threats issued against the Philippines’ Chief Justice by the country’s President,…

Canada to participate again at the SM NBTC Championships in the Philippines

Canada to participate again at the SM NBTC Championships in the Philippines

By Emar Sy Crossover Sports Canada once again secured a slot for Canada to participate at the 2018 SM NBTC National Championships on March 19-24 at the Mall of Asia…

Bicolano priest installed as parish priest of Vatican City

Bicolano priest installed as parish priest of Vatican City

VATICAN CITY, Italy — The new parish priest in the Vatican City is a Filipino–Father Bonifacio “Ted” Lopez, born and raised in Ligao City, Albay in the Bicol region. Known…

Philippines: Abusive ‘Drug War’ Targets Children

Philippines: Abusive ‘Drug War’ Targets Children

2 New Summary Killings Heighten Urgency of UN Inquiry New York, September 9, 2017 – The apparent extrajudicial executions by Philippine police of two children over a three-day period underscores the need…

Duterte’s First Year a Human Rights Calamity

Duterte’s First Year a Human Rights Calamity

Summary Killings, Prison Overcrowding, Assaults on Critics New York, June 28, 2017 – President Rodrigo Duterte has unleashed a human rights calamity on the Philippines in his first year in…

Philippines: Arrest of Duterte Critic Widens ‘Drug War’

Philippines: Arrest of Duterte Critic Widens ‘Drug War’

Senator Leila de Lima Detained on Politically Motivated Drug Charges New York, February 24, 2017 – The arrest of Philippine Senator Leila de Lima on politically motivated charges signifies the…

Duterte Unleashes Human Rights Calamity – HRW

Duterte Unleashes Human Rights Calamity – HRW

Abusive ‘War on Drugs’ Kills Thousands New York, January 12, 2017 – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has initiated a “war on drugs” in which police and “unidentified gunmen” have killed…

Int’l community condemns assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey

Int’l community condemns assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey

BEIJING, 20Dec2016 (PNA/Xinhua) — The international community has voiced condemnation of the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, and their determination to fight against terrorism. The incident…

Duterte Should Disavow Threat to Lawyers

Duterte Should Disavow Threat to Lawyers

Drug Suspects’ Legal Counsel Latest Target in Abusive ‘War on Drugs’ New York, December 13, 2016 – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte should disavow his threat to target the lawyers of alleged…

Allegations of Duterte’s “hands-on” in death squads call for UN probe – Human Rights Watch

Allegations of Duterte’s “hands-on” in death squads call for UN probe – Human Rights Watch

NEW YORK, USA, (September 16, 2016) The Philippine government should invite an independent investigation involving the United Nations into allegations of direct involvement by President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings, Human Rights…

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