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Lowering age of criminality to 9 against human rights, Unicef says

16-Feb-2017 Intellasia | The Pinoy | 6:00 AM

The attempt of the Philippines to jail children as young as nine years old for crimes is a violation of human rights, the chief of the United Nations children’s agency [...]
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Trump’s Policies Test Populist Philippines

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Barrons | 6:00 AM

What doesn’t kill us, Friedrich Nietzsche observed, makes us stronger. But what if the thing thought to make you sturdier ends up hurting you in the end? This question [...]
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Philippines: Former leader Ramos criticises Duterte’s culture of impunity

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A WAR on drugs in the Philippines has given rise to a culture of impunity and President Rodrigo Duterte is making too many policy decisions without consultation, according to [...]
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Philippine miners seek to block minister’s appointment after pit closures

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Indianexpress | 6:00 AM

Regina Lopez, a former environmental activist appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte last June, is among a few cabinet members who have yet to be confirmed by Congress. A [...]
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Philippines mining industry faces huge ‘green economy’ crackdown

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Asia Pacific Report | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is among the world’s top sources of metallic deposits like nickel. But in this Southeast Asian mining haven, love may have been lost between the [...]
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Duterte militarises the ‘war on drugs’ in the Philippines

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | WSWS | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this month ordered the suspension of police involvement in his brutal “war on drugs” that has left thousands dead [...]
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Duterte to spend Valentine’s Day with family in Davao City countryside

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

It’s off to the countryside for President Rodrigo Duterte and his family on Valentine’s Day. Special Assistant to the President Secretary Bong Go said the Chief [...]
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DSWD assures more aid coming for quake survivors

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo flew to Surigao City on Sunday to make sure that the 1,685 families or 8,425 individuals who [...]
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Philippines Supreme Court upholds forfeiture of Marcos jewels

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

The Philippine Supreme Court has upheld a 2014 lower court order to the family of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to forfeit jewellery, describing the family’s petition [...]
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Philippines’ minister extends mining crackdown, cancels 75 contracts

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ environment minister on Tuesday ordered the cancellation of 75 mining contracts, stepping up a campaign to stop extraction of resources in sensitive [...]
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Philippines’ minister says courts cannot stop closure orders on mines

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez said on Tuesday that courts cannot halt her orders to shut more than half of the country’s mines, as [...]
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Proposal to Cut Filipino Age of Responsibility from 15 to 9 Under Fire

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | News Week | 6:00 AM

Young children could face adult charges and even the death penalty. The proposal by Filipino congressmen to reduce the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to nine, has [...]
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Lowering age of criminality to 9 against human rights, Unicef says

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The attempt of the Philippines to jail children as young as nine years old for crimes is a violation of human rights, the chief of the United Nations children’s agency [...]
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‘Death penalty shameful for Catholic Philippines’

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

A leader of the Catholic Church said it would be shameful for the country to restore the death penalty while the Philippines prepares to mark 500 years of Catholicism. [...]
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Philippines’ ruling party backs policy advisor to head central bank

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The political party of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has backed Antonio Moncupa, the president of mid-sized lender East West Bank and head of the party’s policy [...]
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