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CHR, CBCP to block Duterte’s plan to revive death penalty

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the Catholic church will oppose presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to ask Congress to revive the death penalty in the Philippines. “Aantabayanan natin ang [magiging] deliberasyon sa Kongreso, at kami...
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Binay vows to probe Duterte, Davao killings if elected president

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday vowed to form an independent commission that will look into the alleged summary killings and human rights abuses in Davao City and the possible involvement in them of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. […]
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Robredo: Stop blame game on Kidapawan incident

MANILA, Apr 6 (Mabuhay)  – Liberal Party vice presidential candidate Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo asked the government and various interest groups to cease finger-pointing and focus on the interest and welfare of the drought-stricken farmers first. “Walang mangyayari sa...
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Duterte: I never killed an innocent person

MANILA, Feb 2 (Mabuhay) – He had claimed to have killed over a thousand people, but Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte maintains that he “never killed an innocent person.” Asked during a radio interview how Duterte knew that none of […]
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CHR to probe Duterte’s ‘killing’ admission

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has formed a special fact-finding team to investigate Davao City Mayor Ridrigo Duterte supposed role in executing outlaws in his city. CHR chairperson Chito Gascon said Saturday that this measure was […]
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De Lima bids DOJ goodbye in founding anniversary speech

MANILA, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Thursday bid farewell to the Department of Justice, underscoring the agency’s “humble” victories under her leadership despite “pressures.” De Lima, however, has not yet formally offered her intention to...
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Drilon: Changes in BBL substitute bill needed to make it constitutional

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon defended Thursday the changes made by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the Malacañang-backed proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Drilon said the changes were necessary to make the proposed measure constitutional. “Sa akin pong...
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‘Missing’ INC minister surfaces, denies being abducted

MANILA (Mabuhay) – One of the ministers allegedly abducted by the leadership of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has surfaced. Jojo Nemis denied that he was among those supposedly held hostage by some members of the INC. He said he […]
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Duterte raps critics, says he might run for president

DAVAO (Mabuhay) – For the first time, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he is considering running for president in 2016 after being fed up with the criticisms being thrown at him. “This is the first time that I have […]
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Palace: Process underway to fill up CHR posts

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The process is underway to fill up the posts at the Commission on Human Rights after chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales and four commissioners ended their terms this week, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said […]