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MALACANANG maintained that there were no cases of extrajudicial killings during the Duterte administration despite the 3,800 suspects reported killed in its campaign against illegal drugs. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the PNP’s position was in accordance with the definition of “extrajudicial killing” as provided under Administrative Order (AO) 35…

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THE government will file charges against any person or group who extended support to the Maute terrorists in Marawi City, a military official said Friday. Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla said the military is gathering evidence against these groups and individuals. “There have been those who have been partial to the…

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Seven in 10 Filipinos fear that they or someone they know will become victims of extrajudicial killings amid the government’s ongoing war on drugs, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll released on Thursday showed. The Second Quarter survey, conducted from June 23 to 26, revealed that 73 percent of adult…

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SUPPORTERS of President Rodrigo Duterte are seeking the ouster of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang and other officials in the Ombudsman’s Mindanao office for disclosing the bank transaction records of the President and his family. Lawyers Manuelito Luna, Eligio Mallari and former lawmaker Jacinto Paras, among others, made the call…

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Employers should hire former drug dependents who finish skills-training courses under the state-run Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Tesda chief Guiling Mamondiong said on Tuesday. In making the appeal, The Tesda director general mentioned that the agency has already provided skills training to 20,000 former drug dependents in support…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will call for the impeachment of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales if necessary, a Palace official said Monday. “At this stage, he has the capacity to do that (call for her impeachment). While the Ombudsman has the power to discipline, the President has concurring authority. If necessary, he may…it’s…

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Evacuees displaced by military operations against terror group Maute in Marawi City are likely to be transferred to transitional shelters before Christmas, an Office of Civil Defense (OCD) official said on Monday. Assistant Secretary Kristoffer Purisima of the OCD noted that the evacuees would be transferred if a significant number…

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