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Old 30th July 2017, 09:40 AM
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If you disliked someone intensely, and lived in the Philippines, would you slip a whisper they were peddling pills and powder?

Philippines mayor accused by Duterte of drugs trade links shot dead

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A Philippine mayor accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of having links with the illegal drugs trade has been shot dead in a police raid.

Reynaldo Parojinog, mayor of the city of Ozamiz on Mindanao island, was killed with his wife and 10 others at his home as police served a warrant.

Officers were fired on by the mayor's security guards, officials said.

More than 7,000 people are said to have been killed since Mr Duterte launched a war on the drugs trade in July 2016.

Police were serving an arrest warrant when they were "met with a volley of fire" by Mr Parojinog's security guards, officials said.

"The Parojinogs, if you would recall, are included in President Duterte's list of people involved in the illegal drug trade," Mr Duterte's spokesman, Ernesto Abella, said in a statement.
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The funeral has taken place in the Philippines of a teenager whose death sparked anger at President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs campaign, which has led to thousands being killed.

Kian Delos Santos was shot by police who said he was involved in the drugs trade and had resisted arrest.

But surveillance footage appears to show the 17-year-old being dragged away by plainclothes officers.

Evidence suggests he was kneeling, faced down, when he was killed.

Hundreds of mourners attended his funeral in the capital, Manila.

Some held placards calling for an end to President Duterte's violent campaign.
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Duterte drug war: Philippines cuts rights body's budget to $20 - BBC

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Lawmakers in the Philippines have voted to give an annual budget of just 1,000 pesos ($20; 15) to the public body investigating the country's controversial war on drugs.

The cut to the budget of the Commission on Human Rights was supported by a margin of 119 to 32 in Congress.

Speaker of the House Pantaleon Alvarez labelled the commission "useless".

But critics say the move is punishment for the body's staunch criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte's drugs war.

Thousands have been killed since President Duterte launched the anti-drug crackdown last year. It aims to wipe out the drug trade in the Philippines, but has attracted international criticism over the number of deaths.

The Commission on Human Rights, which has been investigating the killings, initially requested a budget of 1.72bn pesos ($34m; 25m) for 2018, but the government proposed less than half of that.

On the second reading of the legislation, Congress voted for the figure to be cut to just 1,000 pesos, a massive cut from 2017's budget of 749m pesos.
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Old 14th September 2017, 07:17 AM
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This will affect us her. We have also just gone to war to suppress an insurgency in the Phillipines. Are we confident it hasn't been caused by the likes and types of Duterte?
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The entire police force in part of the Philippine capital is to be relieved of duty, after the controversial deaths of three teenagers.

Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde said 1,200 officers from the Caloocan district would be retrained and then assigned to other units.

The move comes amid growing scrutiny of police operations amid President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs war.

The most high-profile case involved a boy killed in Caloocan on 16 August.

Police say Kian Loyd Delos Santos, who was 17, ran from them and then opened fire, so they shot him.

But his parents say he had no involvement in drugs. A witness said police tried to force a gun into his hand and CCTV footage shows a boy, said to be him, being dragged away by police, contradicting claims he ran.

A second case involved the death of Carl Arnaiz, a 19-year-old accused of trying to rob a taxi driver.

Police said he fired at them but the taxi driver said he saw him alive in police custody. A 14-year-old boy, last seen with Arnaiz, was later found dead.

Several policemen are now under investigation and the Senate is currently conducting an inquiry into the teenagers' deaths.

Mr Albayalde said the police in Caloocan would be retrained in batches, and all would be temporarily replaced by personnel from a regional security unit.

"They will be retrained and they'll be reassigned to other stations here in Metro Manila. They will not be able to go back to their position or their assignment in Caloocan," local media quoted him as saying.
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'Are you a paedophile?': Philippine President Duterte questions human rights boss over youth concerns

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the head of the country's Commission on Human Rights (CHR) if he was a paedophile due to his focus on the killing of teenagers in the government's bloody war on drugs.

Mr Duterte also suggested to lawmakers using CHR's proposed $16.5 million budget to buy body cameras for the police if they don't want to restore funding for the agency, which he has clashed with repeatedly over his anti-drugs campaign.

The CHR requested a budget of $41.9 million for 2018, but the government proposed $16.5 million instead.

Mr Duterte's allies in the lower house of Congress then voted to allocate it just $24, in what critics of the drugs war said was retaliation for its efforts to investigate thousands of killings in the past 15 months, including those of two teenagers in August.

"Why is this guy so pre ... suffocated with the issue of young people, especially boys? Are you a paedophile?" Mr Duterte asked, referring to CHR head Chito Gascon.

"Why are you smitten with teenagers? Are you? I'm having my doubts. Are you gay or a paedophile?"
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We won't because to stop it would probably require bullets, and since most rationalists and free thinkers are opposed to the death penalty it won't happen. Oh you can lock them up, but the only way to shut them up as in a forum suspension would require everyone to just stop listening, and we can see how well that worked with Abbott....oh and Howard
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Rodrigo Duterte labelled 'sociopath' as opponents join forces on martial law anniversary - ABC

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Opponents of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs — which has claimed the lives of thousands of men, women and children — are finally joining forces.

And from inside the walls of a VIP detention facility in Manila, one critic has gone so far as to call him a "beast" and a "sociopath".

Thousands of people have been gunned down in the state-sanctioned, year-long crackdown, primarily poor Filipinos.

The 45th anniversary of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos's declaration of martial law has become a rallying point, with a national day of protest declared.

But speaking out about human rights violations comes at a price.

Political opponents of the President have been silenced, or, as in the case of the former chair of the Commission on Human Rights, detained — on charges she claims are trumped up.

Last year, the President warned Senator Leila de Lima she would "rot in jail".

Not long after he issued that warning, she was arrested and charged with drug trafficking. She's accused of aiding the illegal drug trade inside a national jail when she was justice secretary.

Many believe she was framed.

Senator de Lima is now in a special detention facility at Camp Crame, the national police headquarters in Manila, which under Marcos was a major detention facility.

The Senator raised the President's ire by instigating an inquiry into police death squads in the city of Davao — where President Duterte was once the mayor. That position is now held by his daughter.

On the eve of her surrender to the authorities six months ago, Senator de Lima faced the cameras.

"I'll say it again, I am innocent — there's no truth and all the accusations are lies," she told the media.
"They accused me of benefiting from drug money, they accused me of receiving. They accuse me of coddling or protecting convicts. It's all lies."
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