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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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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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Philippines-Japan ties now bearing fruit

02-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Update.ph | 6:00 AM

The Department of Trade and Industry said Philippines-Japan ties is now bearing fruit. Japanese bank Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank (OKB) initiated an investment forum in the [...]
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Philippines president Rodrigo ‘The Punisher’ Duterte vows to KILL his own son if he ever uses drugs – as he moves to lock up children as young as nine in brutal crackdown

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

The Philippines president, who vowed he would kill his own son if he was involved in drugs, has now taken aim at children as young as nine. President Rodrigo Duterte is [...]
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Protesters mark Philippine revolt by condemning killings

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

Thousands of pro-democracy activists marked the anniversary of the 1986 revolt that ousted Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with a warning against what they say are the [...]
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Philippine president apologises to Germany for hostage death

02-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AP | 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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Philippine police will return to drug war: Duterte

Philippine police will return to drug war: Duterte

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he would recall police to fight his drug war, a month after he withdrew them and denounced the force as “corrupt to [...]
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In the Philippines, poverty and corruption fuel the drug trade

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

Christian Nilo has grown up with poverty and corruption, with barely enough to eat and teachers who demand bribes in exchange for passing grades. Two years ago, when he was [...]
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Drug-free Philippines possible under Duterte, says PDEA chief

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

It is possible to completely get rid of illegal drugs in the country by 2022 under the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte, according the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency [...]
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