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France tells Duterte: human rights important -

(Updated 3:04 p.m., Aug. 30) France on Wednesday rejected claims by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that people were guilty until proven innocent in its legal system, as it emphasized the importance of human rights and rule of law. The statement ...and more »

Duterte got it wrong on French law, says embassy -

The French Embassy in Manila on Wednesday contradicted President Rodrigo Duterte's claims that laws in France presumed a person guilty until proven innocent. “We have to point out that, as in the Philippines, the presumption of innocence until proven ...and more »

Palace: Duterte OK with UN probe, but Callamard must agree to debate -

UN special rapporteur on human rights Agnes Callamard (left) and President Rodrigo Duterte. (File photos from the Philippine Daily Inquirer). The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights, Agnes Callamard, could investigate alleged ...and more »

Abella: PH shares same France's sentiments on human rights -

Malacañang clarified Wednesday that the Philippines and France share the same values of respect for human rights and due process amid President Rodrigo Duterte's latest remark on French law. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella made the statement ...and more »

Duterte floats idea of 'revolutionary government' for PH -

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech after the mass oath taking of his appointees in Malacañang on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo from an RTVM video). Why bother with martial law nationwide when you can have a revolutionary government? President ...and more »

Philippines' Duterte Admits Murderous 'Drug War' is Unwinnable - Human Rights Watch

Protesters and residents hold lighted candles and placards at the wake of Kian Loyd delos Santos, a 17-year-old high school student, who was among the people shot dead last week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs in Caloocan ...and more »

Callamard says visit to PH 'not vehicle for entertainment' - ABS-CBN News

MANILA - United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions Agnes Callamard on Wednesday reiterated that President Rodrigo Duterte's conditions on her official visit to the Philippines are unacceptable. Why Pent ...and more »

Duterte frowns on idea of reforming criminals -

President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the 23rd anniversary celebration of Tesda in Taguig on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. President Duterte has derided the idea of reforming criminals, saying France and other members of the European Union misunderstand the ...and more »

Duterte: Revolutionary gov't good for PH 'but I'm not into it' - Rappler

'For the Philippines to really go up, sabi ko, ang kailangan ng mga tao is not martial law. Go for ginawa ni Cory, revolutionary government,' says President Rodrigo Duterte. Pia Ranada · @piaranada. Published 3:52 PM, August 30, 2017. Updated 3:53 PM ...and more »

CHR: Duterte's criticism of Callamard sends 'chilling' effect to rights defenders - ABS-CBN News

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte's criticism of United Nations Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard sends a "chilling" effect to human rights defenders who are vocal against alleged abuses under his drug war, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said ...and more »