Church groups join calls for an end to human rights violations during the observance of Human Rights Day in Manila on December 10. Photo: UCAN/Jhun Dantes
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Martial law lifted but probe into Mindanao atrocities demanded

“If Duterte is not afraid of having committed human rights violations and crimes against humanity under martial law, he should allow these international investigators into Mindanao,” he said.

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People look for their names on voter rolls during the 2013 barangay elections in Manila, the Philippines. File photo: UCAN
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Delays in holding Philippine barangay polls questioned

MANILA (UCAN): Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Manila, has questioned the Philippine government’s decision to…

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Vice president Robredo of the Philippines. Photo: Office of the Vice President/Public domain
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Abrupt turnaround as Duterte dismisses Robredo from lead in drug war

MANILA (SE): Only weeks after challenging Philippine vice-president, Leni Robredo, to head the government’s campaign…

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Vice president Robredo of the Philippines. Photo: Office of the Vice President/Public domain
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Church leaders welcome Leni Robredo as new Philippine anti-drug chief

MANILA (UCAN): Church leaders in the Philippines welcomed the appointment of the country’s vice president,…

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A police officer stands guard over suspected drug users and peddlers in Manila. Photo: UCAN/Vincent Go
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Law enforcement scandals strip bare fatal flaws in Philippines’ drug war

The resignation on October 14 of the Philippines’ national police chief, Oscar Albayalde, after facing…

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