• ‘Criminals have no humanity’ – Duterte

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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday slammed a report by an international human rights group that claimed his first six months in office was a “human rights calamity” for the Philippines, warning of “more killings to come.”

    Duterte said he did not order police to kill specific targets and that authorities planted evidence to justify the deaths, as he explained anew that drug suspects were killed simply because they resisted authorities.

    “When you kill criminals, it is not a crime against humanity. The criminals have no humanity, goddamnit,” Duterte told reporters in a chance interview in Cebu.

    “My orders to the police and the military [were]very clear: Go out, hunt for them. Make them surrender so that you would [find out]their connections so we could gather evidence. But if they present a violent resistance, thereby placing your life in danger, son of a b***h, kill them,” he added.

    President Duterte told critics, particularly the clergy, to watch out for more deaths in his drug war.

    “I am committed to stopping drugs before I go out, which means to say, Father, Monsignor, Bishop, there will be more killings because they really fight back,” he said.

    “It will not end tomorrow for as long as there is drug pusher and a drug lord,” the President added.

    No evidence

    Malacañang said that contrary to HRW’s report, the Philippines averted a calamity when more than 1.1 million drug pushers and addicts submitted themselves to authorities.

    “Is it a human rights calamity when the sheer scope and magnitude of an emerging narco state have been exposed?” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a statement.

    The Palace official also said the “planting [of]evidence to justify police action is an allegation, nothing more.”
    Abella said such claims should be backed by “solid evidence, eyewitness accounts and sworn statements or affidavits.”

    The Palace official then criticized HRW for recommending the suspension of foreign assistance to the Philippines.

    “We would advise special interest groups to do their homework more diligently before attempting to engage in propaganda,” Abella said.

    The Philippine National Police (PNP) also dared the human rights group to produce evidence of police involvement in summary killings.

    Sr. Supt. Dionardo Carlos, PNP spokesman, said the newly formed Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) would immediately act on any evidence submitted.

    Carlos lamented the HRW’s “hasty generalization.”

    He noted that the PNP had arrested “alive” 48,000 drug suspects during operations. “What is their tipping point? 24 is crime against humanity?” he asked.

    FERNAN MARASIGAN

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    1. The president is absolutely correct.
      Truly , wicked individuals such as criminals have no human rights because they are not humans. They are creations of Satan in his image and likeness. Thus they are called , children of the Devil , and the Devil is portrayed as an animal , a Serpent.
      So his offsprings are also considered animals.

      Jude has proven even long ago , the animality of these individuals. Thus , he wrote : Jude 1:10 (ESV)
      10 But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively.

      The Lord , being the good God is not a creator of evil men. If you insist that criminals are also creations of God—then you are telling the whole world that God , who is good , is also evil.
      In this way , you are creating a worldwide calamity of lies and falsehood.
      In fact , the whole world has long been submerged in a flood of abominable doctrines and false teachings about God due to the devil’s protracted undertaking.

      Christ provided the perfect explanation. He likened the evil god to an evil tree or a diseased tree , while the good God he described as a good tree or a healthy tree.

      Matthew 7:16-20 (ESV)
      16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
      17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.
      18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.
      19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
      20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.

      This is the very foundation of the truth. Understanding this , you will no longer be tossed left and right by the craftsmanship of wicked preachers.
      It is very clear , Satan is the evil tree while God is the good tree.
      Each tree produces fruits according to its kind—from the evil tree comes forth evil , whereas , from the good tree comes forth good.

      Therefore in The Lord , evil has no human rights , and this is the reason why Satan “double-crossed” the creation and advocated that his offsprings , the evil ones , be given “human rights” too.
      So it was Satan who had pushed for the rights of evil because he wanted to save his brood of vipers from being extinguished.

      Look at Satan’s own tree of knowledge of good and evil. You will not fail to note that in the tree , the tandem of good and evil is very conspicuous. This is to show that both good and evil were given equality by Satan , the god of duplicity , also the god of sinners and liars.

      Satan wanted his evil to have equal rights with the good , and he gave his evil equal access to rights accorded to the good.
      You see how he fought and stood for the rights of his evil ones.
      This is how human rights of evil was born , and it was the devil’s advocacy since the beginning , even from genesis.

      That is the purpose of Satan’s creating the tree of knowledge of good and evil—he love his own evil so he combined it with the good to make it appear that evil is also good.

      Consequently , he has created a deception. And this deception is the very same delusion that deluded the minds of the human rights advocates today.
      Like Satan , they do not want those criminals destroyed by invoking their own rights as embedded in the tree of Satan.

      Satan had propagated a worldwide misconception about human rights , and all the people have been deluded. Criminals come to believe that they too have human rights because of the devil’s deceptive schemes which begun in genesis. So we have this problem of catastrophic proportions.
      It is beyond doubt , the whole world has followed Satan more than the true God for it has been testified—the whole world is under the power of the evil one.

      Is there any other more compelling evidence that evil has no human rights than the forthcoming END OF THE WORLD?
      This world will finally see the end of all evil to settle , once and for all , that in God—EVIL HAS NO HUMAN RIGHTS!
      And destined to be eliminated from memory for all eternity!

    2. Jose Samilin on

      The same divine law which forbids the killing of a human being allows certain exceptions, as when God authorizes killing by a general law or when He gives an explicit commission to an individual for a limited time. Since the agent of authority is but a sword in the hand, and is not responsible for the killing, it is in no way contrary to the commandment, “Thou shalt not kill” to wage war at God’s bidding, or for the representatives of the State’s authority to put criminals to death, according to law or the rule of rational justice.

      In the Middle Ages a number of canonists teach that ecclesiastical courts should refrain from the death penalty and that civil courts should impose it only for major crimes. But leading canonists and theologians assert the right of civil courts to pronounce the death penalty for very grave offenses such as murder and treason. Thomas Aquinas and Duns Scotus invoke the authority of Scripture and patristic tradition, and give arguments from reason.
      Giving magisterial authority to the death penalty, Pope Innocent III required disciples of Peter Waldo seeking reconciliation with the Church to accept the proposition: “The secular power can, without mortal sin, exercise judgment of blood, provided that it punishes with justice, not out of hatred, with prudence, not precipitation.” In the high Middle Ages and early modern times the Holy See authorized the Inquisition to turn over heretics to the secular arm for execution. In the Papal States the death penalty was imposed for a variety of offenses. The Roman Catechism, issued in 1566, three years after the end of the Council of Trent, taught that the power of life and death had been entrusted by God to civil authorities and that the use of this power, far from involving the crime of murder, is an act of paramount obedience to the fifth commandment.

      In modern times Doctors of the Church such as Robert Bellarmine and Alphonsus Liguori held that certain criminals should be punished by death. Venerable authorities such as Francisco de Vitoria, Thomas More, and Francisco Suárez agreed. John Henry Newman, in a letter to a friend, maintained that the magistrate had the right to bear the sword, and that the Church should sanction its use, in the sense that Moses, Joshua, and Samuel used it against abominable crimes.

      Throughout the first half of the twentieth century the consensus of Catholic theologians in favor of capital punishment in extreme cases remained solid, as may be seen from approved textbooks and encyclopedia articles of the day. The Vatican City State from 1929 until 1969 had a penal code that included the death penalty for anyone who might attempt to assassinate the pope. Pope Pius XII, in an important allocution to medical experts, declared that it was reserved to the public power to deprive the condemned of the benefit of life in expiation of their crimes. (Credit is given to Avery Cardinal Dulles from where this research was excerpted)

    3. Josefa Brombach on

      By wrong never right…Dag Hammarskjöld

      Death Penalty is no punishment. Punishment is an act to help, look you have done wrong, think about it. Death Penalty is just an act of revenge, an act of
      helpless presumption.
      So called “strongmen” are fighting against their own weakness, they only feel
      “strong” when they can act like a dictator, they need the power to kill to feel themselves superior.
      To allow themselves to exceed Tabu they declare that they are human beeings and the others are animals. It’s always the same. Look back to Pol Pot, Stalin, Hitler, Caligula, the Inquistors. Your president follows them in his language, in his threats, in his “invitation to kill”.
      Once you will be ashamed having give support to him and his followers.

    4. when you are criminal your not human your ANIMAL…The logic is ANIMAL don’t have human rights….

    5. There has never been a single state in the world that forfeit criminal’s fundamental human rights and this type of thinking is coming from few, over educated morons that refuse to recognize and understand why these criminals keep on dying when they are confronted with arresting officers. Let me give you some facts about drug pushers; they are also users as well. Have any of you morons witnessed any drug pusher voluntarily surrenders when confronted by police? Most, if not all of the drug pushers are high or under the influence of the chemical that alter the drug addict way of thinking and they will put up a fight when cops are trying to arrest them. Therefore, the evidences found on dead addicts / pushers are not necessarily planted by the cops. Any accusations coming from everybody and everywhere will remain as accusations, and the government should continue the march, and more casualties will be anticipated, which is all part of the process.

    6. Jose Samilin on

      “When you kill criminals, it is not a crime against humanity. The criminals have no humanity, goddamnit,” Duterte

      Du30 is not talking empty, also, one cannot also say both sides of his mouth also talks. Summarizing the verdict of Scripture and tradition, we can glean some settled points of doctrine. It is agreed that crime deserves punishment in this life and not only in the next. In addition, it is agreed that the State has authority to administer appropriate punishment to those judged guilty of crimes and that this punishment may, in serious cases, include the sentence of death..

      To warrant this radical revision one might almost say reversal of the Catholic tradition, Father Concetti and others explain that the Church from biblical times until our own day has failed to perceive the true significance of the image of God in man, which implies that even the terrestrial life of each individual person is sacred and inviolable. In past centuries, it is alleged, Jews and Christians failed to think through the consequences of this revealed doctrine. They were caught up in a barbaric culture of violence and in an absolutist theory of political power, both handed down from the ancient world. But in our day, a new recognition of the dignity and inalienable rights of the human person has dawned. Those who recognize the signs of the times will move beyond the outmoded doctrines that the State has a divinely delegated power to kill and that criminals forfeit their fundamental human rights. The teaching on capital punishment must today undergo a dramatic development corresponding to these new insights. (Credit goes to Avery Cardinal Dulles from where these research, excerpted)

    7. Josefa Brombach on

      Bad echoes out of Mr. Dutertes echo-chamber…echoes echoes echoes of hate, echoes of projections, echoes of Mr. Mephistoles in his brain or should I say soul? …..what about a one-way-ticket to Den Haag?