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Pimentel: Death penalty not a Senate priority

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

Senate President Koko Pimentel believes the death penalty bill will have stronger chances in the Senate – if only one crime would be punishable by death. He says [...]
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Philippine president apologises to Germany for hostage death

Philippine president apologises to Germany for hostage death

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to Germany on Tuesday for failing to save a German hostage, who was beheaded by Muslim militants, and said a massive offensive [...]
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Philippines takes big step back towards death penalty

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to bring back the death penalty for drug-related crimes has cleared a major hurdle, with supporters backing it in [...]
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Duterte criminally liable for ‘human rights calamity’ – HRW report

Duterte criminally liable for ‘human rights calamity’ – HRW report

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Human Rights Watch says President Duterte and his men are criminally liable for drug war-related extrajudicial killings, which may be considered crimes against humanity The [...]
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Philippines: Police Deceit in ‘Drug War’ Killings

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Philippine police are falsifying evidence to justify unlawful killings in a “war on drugs” that has caused more than 7,000 deaths, Human Rights Watch said today [...]
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House approves death penalty bill on second reading

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

The death penalty bill inched closer to passing at the House of Representatives after it was approved on second reading early Wednesday evening. The entire process moved very [...]
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Philippines Moves Closer to Reinstating Death Penalty

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The Philippine House of Representatives approved a proposal on Wednesday to reinstate the death penalty, paving the way for capital punishment to be restored more than a [...]
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The Philippines’ South China Sea Flip-Flop

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The Duterte administration’s inconsistent approach toward the disputes is making diplomacy even more difficult. The past year has been a wild ride for China-Philippines [...]
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As Philippines police await return to drugs war, more bodies on the streets

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Jomar Palamar and his girlfriend Juday Escilona were killed in the early hours of Wednesday, cut down in a hail of bullets fired by unknown gunmen in a rundown backstreet of [...]
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Mining ban raises risks in the Philippines

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

A decision to close, suspend and cancel mining operations has come under fire as yet another of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ill-considered policies Companies are [...]
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As HIV Soars in Philippines, Conservatives Kill School Condom Plan

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Jhay-ar Tumala remembers sitting in a pew in Manila’s Quiapo Church, holding a sealed envelope with his H.I.V. test results, and praying. He was 19 and had been having [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte signs Paris pact on climate change

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change restricting greenhouse gas emissions, putting the deal one step closer to ratification [...]
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Freedoms, rights are held sacrosanct in PH, Yasay tells human rights body

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | MB | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has resolute and uncompromising commitment to human rights and firm adherence to due process and strict observance of the rule of law, pursuant to the mandate [...]
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Rights groups says Philippine police has falsified evidence

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A human rights watchdog on Thursday accused the police in the Philippines of falsifying evidence to justify unlawful killings in the government’s war on drugs that has [...]
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Pro-Islamic State militants re-emerge as Philippine nightmare

Pro-Islamic State militants re-emerge as Philippine nightmare

02-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

With ultra-fast boats, millions in ransom payments and sympathetic locals, pro-Islamic State militants on lawless southern Philippines islands who beheaded a German hostage [...]
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