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Philippines drug war under fire at UN rights council

Philippines drug war under fire at UN rights council

10-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines came under global pressure Monday over its deadly drug war, facing calls for action following an alleged wave of extrajudicial killings. Diplomats from all [...]
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Australia slams Philippines president over drug killings

10-May-2017 Intellasia | Agencies | 6:00 AM

The Turnbull government has denounced Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs that has left thousands dead, declaring Canberra is “deeply [...]
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Philippines picks central bank insider Espenilla as next governor

10-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines named Nestor Espenilla as its next central bank governor on Monday, promoting a deputy to signal a smooth handover from a widely respected incumbent who for [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte keeps ‘excellent’ trust rating in survey

10-May-2017 Intellasia | Normangeestar | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte kept his “excellent” trust rating for a fourth consecutive quarter in an opinion poll, with four-fifths of Filipino’s [...]
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Philippines extends gains on tax reform plans

10-May-2017 Intellasia | The Edge Markets | 6:00 AM

Philippine shares rose 1.5 percent on Monday, extending gains into a third session, buoyed by the government’s tax reform plans and upbeat corporate results. The [...]
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Philippines Duterte Names Ex-Army general as Environment minister

10-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a former military man as the new environment minister after Congress dismissed his first choice, who ordered the closure of [...]
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Dubai company to support abandoned children in Philippines

10-May-2017 Intellasia | Khaleej Times | 6:00 AM

The Mother’s Day for Kids without Mothers’ campaign aims to transform the lives of abandoned children in the Philippines on the occasion of Mother’s Day. [...]
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U.N. expert keen to probe Philippines killings, but won’t debate Duterte

U.N. expert keen to probe Philippines killings, but won’t debate Duterte

09-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:34 AM

A United Nations expert who irked the Philippines with a surprise visit said on Saturday she was keen to return and investigate alleged summary killings, but only if [...]
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Twin blasts in Philippine capital kill at least two: police

Twin blasts in Philippine capital kill at least two: police

09-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 7:32 AM

Twin explosions in the Philippine capital on Saturday night (May 6) killed two people and injured six others, police said, just over a week after another blast in the same [...]
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Philippines on alert after blasts

Philippines on alert after blasts

09-May-2017 Intellasia | AAP | 7:31 AM

Philippine police are on high alert after twin explosions killed two people in the capital, amid fears that more attacks could take place. Authorities urged the public to [...]
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Philippines, US launch smaller military exercises

Philippines, US launch smaller military exercises

09-May-2017 Intellasia | (Nationmultimedia) | 7:25 AM

The Philippines and United States launched annual military exercises in Manila on Monday but the longtime allies scaled them down in line with President Rodrigo [...]
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‘Lobby money’ behind fall of Philippine environment chief: Duterte

09-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday blamed “lobby money” for the downfall of his outspoken environment secretary Regina Lopez, who earned the ire of [...]
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Filipino official launches online book on China’s sea claims

09-May-2017 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

A Philippine Supreme Court justice has launched a book that is highly critical of China’s historic claims to most of the South China Sea and said he will spread it [...]
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UN rapporteur in Manila for drug policy meet

09-May-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard is in the country to attend a conference on drug policy at the University of the Philippines [...]
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Given his abysmal human rights record, if Rodrigo Duterte was not Philippines’ president would the US let him in?

09-May-2017 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

He’s admitted to personally killing people while he was a mayor, acknowledged that he supports death squads and boasted of his authoritarian leadership style. But that [...]
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