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The petitioners and residents of San Andres Bukid in Manila sought relief from the high court. FileMANILA, Philippines — The families of 35 drug suspects killed by police in supposed anti-narcotics operations yesterday filed a petition against the Duterte administration’s war on drugs before the Supreme Court (SC).
The petitioners and residents of San Andres Bukid in Manila sought relief from the high court.
In a 57-page petition filed by lawyers from the Center for International Law, the group asked the SC...
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Trillanes, a critic of President Duterte, met with US senators on a recent trip to the US to discuss the human rights situation in the Philippines amid the administration’s widely criticized drug war. Senate PRIB, FileMANILA, Philippines — Because of the human rights situation in the Philippines, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is reportedly trying to convince US senators to discourage US President Donald Trump from proceeding with his trip to the Philippines, diplomatic sources said yesterday.
Trillanes, a critic of President...
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Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella FILE PHOTO / MALACANANG
Malacañang on Monday said that it would proceed with the government’s plan to modernize public utility vehicles (PUVs) despite the nationwide transport strike against the project.
In a statement, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said transport strikes would not deter the government from implementing the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVVMP), which he called long overdue.
The program intends to phase out old PUVs, including 200,000 jeepneys, but its critics claim that it was “antipoor.”
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MARAWI CITY—“Allah answered my prayers,” Nairah Ampaso, 28, a mother of five, said on Monday after learning that government troops had killed Isnilon Hapilon and Omarkhayam Maute, the last two leaders of the pro-Islamic State (IS) terrorists who seized this city nearly four months ago.
“We prayed that these leaders would be killed. I am happy that they are dead,” Ampaso told the Inquirer.
“I hope their deaths mean the end of the war and we can return to our homes,” she...