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‘Walk’ proves lively PH democracy – Palace

Malacañang welcomed the nationwide “Walk for Life” march joined by thousands of people, mostly from religious groups opposing the restoration of death penalty and the supposed extrajudicial killings, last Saturday.

Extrajudicial killings will never have a place in the administration’s war on illegal drugs, Malacañang vowed yesterday, after the United States voiced cautious optimism about the country’s human rights record.

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FROM July 1, 2016 to October 10, 2017, the Philippine National Police (PNP) carried out 71,578 anti-drug operations, in which 112,086 suspects were arrested and 3,933 were killed, and 1,262,188 surrendered, it was reported by Director Camilo Cascolan of the PNP Directorate for Operations. On the PNP side, 83 police officers were killed and 238 were wounded.

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Duterte: No EJK talk with Trump

President Duterte said the alleged cases of extrajudicial killings were not discussed during his brief interaction with United States President Donald Trump at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

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Duterte to communists: Kindly stop killings

Dismayed by the deadly attacks on government troops, President Duterte said he was not yet ready to resume the stalled peace negotiations with the communist group.

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President-elect Rodrigo Duterte does not endorse extrajudicial killings, his spokesman said yesterday after scathing criticism from the UN chief over his plans for thousands of people to die in an unprecedented war on crime.

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