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UP community assails board of regents' offer - Inquirer.net;

UP community assails board of regents' offer - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netUP community assails board of regents' offerInquirer.netThe University of the Philippines community on Wednesday slammed the decision of the Board of Regents to offer an honorary doctor of laws degree to President Duterte. In an indignation rally on the UP Diliman campus, students criticized the board's ...and more »

UP doctorate for Duterte sparks uproar - The Manila Times

UP doctorate for Duterte sparks uproarThe Manila TimesPRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will not accept an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of the Philippines, quashing uproar from alumni and students of the state institution. “With due respect to University of the Philippines, I do not accept ...and more »

'Pinoys appreciative of drug war' - Philippine Star;

'Pinoys appreciative of drug war' - Philippine Star

Philippine Star'Pinoys appreciative of drug war'Philippine StarPresident Rodrigo Roa Duterte together with the members of his delegation sing the Philippine national anthem during a meeting with the Overseas Filipino Workers based in Qatar at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City on April 15, 2017. PCOO/King ...and more »

Duterte declines UP honorary doctorate - Philippine Star;

Duterte declines UP honorary doctorate - Philippine Star

Philippine StarDuterte declines UP honorary doctoratePhilippine StarPresident Rodrigo Duterte declined yesterday the honorary doctor of laws degree offered by the University of the Philippines following strong criticism from his opponents. PPD/Robinson Niñal Jr, File. MANILA, Philippines - With opponents saying what he ...and more »

PNP blames media for drop in drug war's public support in SWS survey - Inquirer.net;

PNP blames media for drop in drug war's public support in SWS survey - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netPNP blames media for drop in drug war's public support in SWS surveyInquirer.netThe Philippine National Police is blaming media coverage of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) for the double-digit drop in public satisfaction with the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs. The media's repeated use of EJKs when Social Weather ...and more »

Lacson dares PNP: Solve drug killings - Inquirer.net;

Lacson dares PNP: Solve drug killings - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netLacson dares PNP: Solve drug killingsInquirer.netThe body of drug suspect Jayson Reuyan lies on BAC-11 Street near the Parañaque River in Pasay City after he was killed in a police buy-bust operation on Jan. 13. (Photo by RICHARD A. REYES/Philippine Daily Inquirer). Sen. Panfilo Lacson on ...and more »

Tradition, commotion - The Standard

Tradition, commotionThe StandardIt appears there has been a confusion about an alleged proposal to confer an honorary degree—Doctor of Laws—to President Rodrigo Duterte. Initial stories had it that the Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines wants, out of sheer ...and more »

Duterte's drug war is horrifically violent. So why do many young, liberal Filipinos support it? - SOFREP (press release) (subscription);

Duterte's drug war is horrifically violent. So why do many young, liberal Filipinos support it? - SOFREP (press release) (subscription)

SOFREP (press release) (subscription)Duterte's drug war is horrifically violent. So why do many young, liberal Filipinos support it?SOFREP (press release) (subscription)MANILA — Justin Quirino is a 28-year-old radio disc jockey and events host who is active in Manila's hip cultural scene. He abhors violence, and says more of his country's wealth and opportunities should flow to the poor. And he considers himself a ...and more »

Police describe kill rewards, planting evidence in drug war - BusinessWorld Online Edition

Police describe kill rewards, planting evidence in drug warBusinessWorld Online EditionTHE Philippine police have received cash payments for executing drug suspects, planted evidence at crime scenes and carried out most of the killings they have long blamed on vigilantes, said two senior officers who are critical of President Rodrigo R.and more »

Time to change tack in anti-drugs war - Malaya

Time to change tack in anti-drugs warMalayaLAW enforcement agencies should change their tack in the government's campaign against illegal drugs following an 11-percent dip in satisfaction ratings based on the latest Social Weather Station survey, Sen. Panfilo Lacson yesterday said. Lacson ...and more »

Rodrigo Duterte: I didn't mean the Philippines would cut ties with the US - Bellingen Courier Sun

Rodrigo Duterte: I didn't mean the Philippines would cut ties with the USBellingen Courier SunArriving back in his hometown of Davao after a red-carpet state visit to China the president said he did not mean he would cut ties with the United States when he told an audience in Beijing that he was separating from the US. "When you say severance ...and more »

Fall in Support for Duterte Drug Killings, Survey Finds - Newsweek;

Fall in Support for Duterte Drug Killings, Survey Finds - Newsweek

NewsweekFall in Support for Duterte Drug Killings, Survey FindsNewsweekSupport for President Rodrigo Duterte's aggressive war on drugs, which has resulted in the killing of an estimated 9,000 people since his election in June 2016, has fallen for the first time, a survey shows. The survey, carried out by Social Weather ...and more »

Approval for Rodrigo Duterte's drug war slips in Philippines - Daily News & Analysis;

Approval for Rodrigo Duterte's drug war slips in Philippines - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisApproval for Rodrigo Duterte's drug war slips in PhilippinesDaily News & AnalysisAlmost 9,000 people, many small-time users and dealers, have been killed in the Philippines since Rodrigo Duterte took office on June 30, 2016. Satisfaction in the Philippines with President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs declined in the first quarter ...and more »

Duterte supporters rail against protests to honorary degree offer - ABS-CBN News;

Duterte supporters rail against protests to honorary degree offer - ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN NewsDuterte supporters rail against protests to honorary degree offerABS-CBN NewsMANILA – Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday downplayed protests by graduates and students of the University of the Philippines (UP) against its offer to award him an honorary degree, saying it would not make much of a difference ...and more »

Duterte refuses to accept UP honorary award - Sun.Star

Duterte refuses to accept UP honorary awardSun.StarPRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday declined the offer of the University of the Philippines (UP) to confer an honorary degree to him. "With due respect to the University of the Philippines, I do not accept [awards] even when I was mayor. I do not ...and more »

Duterte declines UP honorary degree - Rappler;

Duterte declines UP honorary degree - Rappler

RapplerDuterte declines UP honorary degreeRapplerNO HONORARY DEGREE. President Rodrigo Duterte says no to an honorary degree from the University of the Philippines. Malacañang photo. MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday, April 19, that he has declined the offer of ...and more »

Duterte on honorary degree from UP: I simply decline - Philippine Star;

Duterte on honorary degree from UP: I simply decline - Philippine Star

Philippine StarDuterte on honorary degree from UP: I simply declinePhilippine StarThe 'Oblation' at the University of the Philippines main campus in Diliman, Quezon City. File photo. MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he will decline the offer of the University of the Philippines to grant him an ...and more »

University of the Philippines alumni, students say #NoDegreeForDuterte - Coconuts;

University of the Philippines alumni, students say #NoDegreeForDuterte - Coconuts

CoconutsUniversity of the Philippines alumni, students say #NoDegreeForDuterteCoconutsStudents and alumni of the University of the Philippines say President Rodrigo Duterte is 'not worthy' of an honorary degree. File photo. The University of the Philippines (UP), the country's premier public university, has offered an honorary degree to ...and more »

Duterte declines honorary degree from UP - Manila Bulletin;

Duterte declines honorary degree from UP - Manila Bulletin

Manila BulletinDuterte declines honorary degree from UPManila BulletinPresident Duterte has set the record straight — he will not be accepting the honorary doctorate degree in law being offered to him by the University of the Philippines (UP) Board of Regents (BOR). President Duterte vows to repay OFWs for their hard ...and more »

Escudero denies hand in UP BOR's decision to confer honorary degree to Pres. Duterte - Philippine Canadian Inquirer;

Escudero denies hand in UP BOR's decision to confer honorary degree to Pres. Duterte - Philippine Canadian Inquirer

Philippine Canadian InquirerEscudero denies hand in UP BOR's decision to confer honorary degree to Pres. DutertePhilippine Canadian InquirerSen. Francis Escudero on Wednesday said that he did not move to have the University of the Philippines (UP) offer Pres. Rodrigo Duterte an honorary doctorate degree. (Photo: Francis Chiz Escudero/Facebook). MANILA—Sen. Francis Escudero on ...and more »