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Who’s behind brutal Philippines drug killings? A hitman speaks out

via pbs.org/newshour JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s fair to say a reign of terror grips the Philippines, as its president, Rodrigo Duterte, wages a brutal war on drug dealers and users. According to Human Rights Watch, more than 7,000 people have been killed in just the last nine months. But who exactly Read more »

What is this mysterious giant blob creature? Locals baffled after hairy-looking beast washes up in the Philippines

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By HANNAH AL-OTHMAN FOR MAILOLINE/dailymail.co.uk – A huge, hairy mysterious sea creature has washed up on a beach in the Philippines. Stunned locals have flocked to the beach in Cagdainao, Dinagat Islands to gawp at the monster-like beast and take selfies with it. The huge white hairy beast is thought Read more »

Another oarfish washes up in the Philippines

By Sarah Keartes/earthtouchnews.com – As residents in the Philippines recover from a recent powerful geological shakeup, some are turning to the sea for warning signs of what’s to come. A ten-foot (3.04m) oarfish was found in Carmen in the province of Agusan Del Norte days before the quake, and less Read more »

‘Strength, not violence’: Prayer rally protests killings

via The Manila Times – Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle on Saturday called for a culture of “active non-violence” and admonished the government not to resort to killings in fighting crime and illegal drugs, as thousands of faithful Filipinos marched at Luneta in “defense of human life.” “Lakas, hindi dahas (Strength, Read more »

Lowering age of criminality to 9 against human rights, Unicef says

By Audrey Morallo/philstar.com – The attempt of the Philippines to jail children as young as nine years old for crimes is a violation of human rights, the chief of the United Nations children’s agency in the country said, as she criticized the government for ignoring facts related to the issue. Read more »

Legal experts advise illegal Filipinos in US to assert rights

via filipinotimes.ae – Amid growing tension over immigration in the US, a public information session has urged undocumented Filipino immigrants to become aware of their rights and use available resources to assert them. Representatives of the Filipino Community Center, Asian Law Caucus, Migrante SoMa/Tenderloin and National Alliance For Filipino Concerns Read more »

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