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Embassy says Duterte wrong to say French law presumes guilt - Asahi Shimbun

MANILA--The French Embassy said Wednesday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was wrong when he said laws in France presume a person guilty until proven innocent. "We have to point out that, as in the Philippines, the presumption of innocence ...and more »

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

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 »

Duterte floats idea of 'revolutionary government' for PH - Inquirer.net

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 »

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

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 »

France tells Duterte: human rights important - Inquirer.net

(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: AFP to decide on mosque strikes - Inquirer.net

President Duterte has changed his mind and now wants the military to decide whether to bomb mosques in Marawi where Islamic State-inspired terrorists are holed up to end the battle for control of the city. Speaking at the 23rd anniversary of the ...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 »

Duterte frowns on idea of reforming criminals - Inquirer.net

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 »

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: 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 »