Slain human rights activist Elisa “Nene” Badayos was buried in this city on Sunday as around 7,300 joined protest actions on Panay Island and Negros Occidental to mark International Human Rights Day.
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In a statement released on Friday, two days before International Human Rights Day, various sectors under the coalition Movement against Tyranny decried the deterioration of the state of human rights in the Philippines as signaled by a “wider wave of killings and human rights violations.”
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On Saturday, the eve of International Human Rights Day, Sen. Leila de Lima said Filipinos should realize that their government had been “ineffective, inadequate or simply passive” on “mass atrocities.” “We cannot remain silent and depend passively on governments,” De Lima said in a statement. “We the people ourselves have to act – act with urgency and in solidarity with each other.”Read more
An exasperated President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday told his critics to “increase” their body count after he had ordered the Philippine National Police to rejoin his war on drugs.
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Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Tuesday ordered the Philippine National Police and Solicitor General Jose Calida to submit to the tribunal the police investigation reports on the killing of 3,806 suspects in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.Read more
Saying there was a “notable resurgence in illegal drugs,” President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the Philippine National Police to actively support the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the war on drugs.Read more
The Supreme Court has ordered the government to submit its records on the thousands of persons killed under its war on drugs.
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The number of drug users have more than doubled and there had been almost 4,000 killings since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office last year, two Supreme Court Associate justices observed on Tuesday, during the third and final session of the oral arguments on the two petitions seeking to nullify the government’s war on drugs.
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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) welcomes the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to reinstate the Philippine National Police (PNP) as the lead agency in his administration’s crackdown against illegal drugs.
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