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Senate panel scraps inquiry into extrajudicial killings; tackles death penalty bill instead

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Oct 13 (PNA) – The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Thursday decided to scrap the inquiry into extrajudicial killings and instead tackle a measure seeking death penalty for heinous crimes. This after […]
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ASEAN leaders recognize Duterte’s influence

MANILA PNA) – He could walk into an empty football field and it would soon be filled to the rafters. This is the charisma that President Rodrigo Duterte exudes. For his people, he has earned a “rock star” status prompting […]
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DFA says 3 Pinoys in China death row for drugs

MANILA, Aug 30 (Mabuhay) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr., on Tuesday said as many as three Filipinos are facing the death sentence in China for illegal drugs. “We have for instance in China , two to three are […]
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Pacquiao pushes revival of death penalty

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – Excited for his first privilege speech as neophyte senator, Manny Pacquiao made his presence felt in front of the heavyweights of the Philippine Senate to push his Senate Bill No. 185 which seeks […]
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Duterte: Death penalty is for retribution Not intended to deter crime

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday stood by to his plan to push for the reimposition of the death penalty despite claims by Catholic church leaders and human rights advocates that executions are not a deterrent to crime. […]
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Senate shouldn’t pass death penalty law to please Duterte: Lacson

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator-elect Panfilo “Ping” Lacson has thumbed down the proposed restoration of the death penalty only during the six-year term of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. “I don’t agree. The Senate is a self-respecting institution and should not legislate to...
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‘Super majority’ not a guarantee of rubber stamp Congress for Duterte, experts say

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – With President-elect Rodrigo Duterte all but assured of majority support in Congress, political analysts on Wednesday weighed in on whether the legislature would become a rubber stamp of the next administration. Duterte’s key allies have successfully sealed...
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Duterte warns De Lima: ‘Don’t fight me; you’ll lose’

DAVAO CITY, May 26 (Mabuhay) – The word war between presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Senator-elect Leila de Lima is far from over. In an early morning press conference here on Thursday, the incoming President said he would launch an […]
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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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Duterte: Call me ‘Mayor of the Philippines’

DAVAO CITY  (Mabuhay) – Do not call him Mr. President. Call him Mayor of the Philippines. Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte told reporters late Sunday that he is not comfortable with being addressed as “President”. Rather, he wants to retain the […]