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Lower House Gives Commission on Human Rights $20-Budget for 2018

The House of Representatives provided the Commission on Human Rights a $20 budget for 2018. Chito Gascon, the commission’s chairman, has been outspoken against President Rodrigo Duterte’s human rights record related to the war on drugs. Senators from both sides, however, promised that the upper chamber would insist on the allotment of a full budget for the commission. If neither side would budge, the budget… Continue reading

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Extra Judicial Killings Due to War on Drugs Raising Concerns

While President Rodrigo Duterte has remained widely popular, there is growing discontent with the government’s aggressive war on drugs. Critics charge that it is getting out of control, with several extra judicial killings on mere suspicion raising concern especially among human rights activists. Duterte has already named several police generals as protectors of drug pushers, and threatened to release a list of local government executives… Continue reading