PH assures UN of compliance with human rights laws

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 06:37:24 +0000

THE Philippines has assured the United Nations that its programs to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) are fully compliant with national laws and international human rights standards. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said the Philippines also cited its compliance with the reportorial requirements of the international health regulations and its consistent exercise […]

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Sotto: Stop invoking Jesus in death penalty bill debates

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 01:42:24 +0000

Sotto: Stop invoking Jesus in death penalty bill debates

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President  Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday appealed to colleagues to stop invoking religion and the name  of  Jesus in the discussions on the proposed reimposition of the death penalty.

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The death penalty debate: Comedic episode, studies show risks

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 13:54:41 +0000

The death penalty debate: Comedic episode, studies show risks

It was a comedy of errors seemingly inappropriate for a somber occasion on June 25, 1999 at the National Penitentiary—convicted child rapist Eduardo Agbayani was about to be executed by lethal injection.

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Dismayed senators tell Cabinet: ‘Get your act together’

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 06:56:46 +0000

Get your act together and don’t make legislators look stupid.This was how senators dared members of President Duterte’s Cabinet on Friday

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Pacquiao: Majority of senators back death penalty but only for drugs

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:17:24 +0000

Pacquiao: Majority of senators back death penalty but only for drugs

More than 13 or the majority of 24 senators would vote if the proposed reimposition of the death penalty would be limited to drugs only, Senator Manny Pacquiao said on Wednesday.

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Death by firing squad, hanging  unconstitutional – Sotto

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 03:10:57 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III rejected on Wednesday the proposal to impose death penalty either by firing squad or hanging for being unconstitutional.

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CBCP exec: Pass laws to fix the country, not to please Duterte

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 21:16:57 +0000

An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Friday urged the candidates leading in the senatorial race

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UK unveils plans to hold social media bosses liable for harmful content

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 00:34:26 +0000

LONDON, United Kingdom – The British government said on Monday it will explore making social media executives personally liable for harmful content published on their platforms, in a raft of new online safety proposals.

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