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Thousands dead: the Philippine president, the death squad allegations and a brutal drugs war - The Guardian

“Throw them in the ocean or the quarry. Make it clean. Make sure there are no traces of the bodies.” The words are shocking. That they allegedly came from the man who is now president of the Philippines makes them explosive. It is claimed that Rodrigo ...and more »

Filipino youth stage musical against Duterte's deadly drugs war - Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine youth theater club staged a musical at a Manila park on Sunday, challenging President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs. Filipino theatre artists perform a "La Pieta" scene during a short musical about the killings ...and more »

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 27 - April 2, 2017 - Rappler

Hello! Here's a round-up of videos from the past week you need to watch. 11MATCH URL: https://assets.rappler.com/612F469A6EA84F6BAE882D2B94A4B421/img/557F9916AFE5492CB8317A46DA28CC61/duterte-women.jpg. Annoyed. Thank you for voting. 0%. Happy. 0%. Sad ...and more »

Philippines Leader Vows to Pardon Police Accused in Mayor's Death - New York Times

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines suggested on Friday that 19 police officers accused of killing a politician should spare themselves a lengthy trial and plead guilty because he planned to pardon them anyway. “I can't leave these ...and more »

Lady official: Unmarried Duterte can joke about extramarital affairs - Rappler

DEFENDING DUTERTE. DILG Undersecretary Emily Padilla defends President Duterte from critics who say he should not be making jokes about adultery. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler. MANILA, Philippines – High-ranking female officials of the Duterte ...and more »

Forgive Duterte's sexist remarks, Palace tells women - Inquirer.net

A Malacañang official called on women on Friday to be more forgiving about President Duterte's catcalling and sexist remarks about women, saying the country's Chief Executive was no priest or saint. At the “Digong's Day for Women” event in Malacañang ...and more »

EU not imposing on PH in voicing concern for rights situation, says envoy - Inquirer.net

Franz Jessen, the European Union (EU) ambassador to the Philippines, clarified on Friday that Europe was not imposing its culture by expressing concern at the human rights situation in Philippines. The ambassador was reacting to statements made by ...and more »

'Have a forgiving heart': Female gov't execs defend Duterte's sexist remarks - ABS-CBN News

MANILA- Several women in the administration on Friday came to President Rodrigo Duterte's defense amid continuing criticism of his catcalling and sexist remarks, seeking understanding for his ways incidentally at a Palace event marking the culmination ...and more »

Why we turn a blind eye to our neighbourhood atrocities - The Sydney Morning Herald

While the rest of the planet is struggling to fathom the sheer scale of human rights abuses carried out under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs" – with mounting evidence of international law violations and crimes against humanity ...and more »

Duterte pledges to pardon police accused of killing Philippines mayor - UPI.com

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte promised to pardon 19 police officers who have been charged with killing a mayor accused of participating in the drug trade. Handout photo courtesy EPA. April 1 (UPI) -- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he ...and more »