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Duterte invites UN rights body to set up office in PH

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, Sept. 18, invited the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to set up a satellite office in the Philippines to monitor police operations and possible abuses in the performance of their duties.

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Anti, pro Duterte groups rally simultaneously

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Two rallies were held at Mendiola in Manila on Thursday, Sept. 21, but with different chants - one condemning the Duterte administration and the other supporting the government.

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Believe it or not, Duterte once taught human rights to cops

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Amid mounting criticisms of his bloody war on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night, Sept. 18, said he could not have ordered extrajudicial killings because he himself had taught policemen about human rights.

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Remembering Miriam: Poe seeks highest national award for late senator

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Sen. Grace Poe urged President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, Sept. 20, to nominate the late Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago for the Quezon Service Cross, the highest national recognition in the country for her legacy of “dedicated, outstanding and selfless” service to the Filipino people.

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PH to build permanent structures on Benham Rise

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The permanent structures that the Philippines wants to put up on Benham Rise to assert its ownership over the area may rise in two years, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

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Trump to appoint Fil-Am to key advisory post

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Trump administration will appoint a Filipina community leader to a key administration post, the White House announced on Friday, September 15.

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Marawi fighting almost over, says Duterte

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The end is near for the conflict in Marawi, but don’t expect a celebration from the government when the smoke clears.

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Thousands of people, mostly in black, gather at Rizal Park for ‘End Tyranny’ rally

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Mostly wearing black, thousands of people gathered at the Rizal Park on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 21, to denounce the continued killings in the country and call for an end to tyranny.

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Duterte’s martial law: Mission accomplished, says military

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DAVAO CITY -- If there’s one thing the military can claim about the gains of implementing martial law in Mindanao, it’s preventing the violence in Marawi City from spilling to other areas.

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NY-based rights group pushes for UN probe of EJKs

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An international human rights watchdog is pushing for an independent investigation by the United Nations (UN)  into the Duterte administration’s bloody war on drugs and the “alarming” rash of killings of minors allegedly perpetrated by policemen.

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