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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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Rights groups slam Congress for paltry P1,000 CHR budget

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International human rights groups lambasted the House of Representatives for bestowing a pitiful P1,000-budget to the Commission on Huma Rights (CHR).

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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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House approves P3.8-T budget for 2018 on second reading

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday, Sept. 12, approved on second reading the proposed P3.767-trillion national budget in 2018.

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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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Sacramento pilot convicted of traveling to PH to rape kids

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SACRAMENTO, California -- A local resident who worked as a pilot was convicted September 5 in U.S. District Court here of traveling to the Philippines to engage in sex with minors and to buy children for sex and pornography.

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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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Bong happy for Jinggoy’s looming release

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Detained former Senator Bong Revilla Jr. has expressed joy as he expects his colleague, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada, to be released on bail soon - illustrating the fear of highly placed prosecution sources that such a favorable Sandiganbayan ruling would open the floodgates for high-profile defendants.

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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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Duterte has ‘game plan’ for smooth passage of BBL - Dureza

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President Duterte has assured the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) a “game plan” for the smooth passage and implementation of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Peace Process Adviser Jesus Dureza said on Thursday, Sept. 14.

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