Leftist groups say Robredo report useful in push for UNHRC probe of Duterte drug war

MANILA, Philippines—Vice President Leni Robredo’s report on her abbreviated stint in the government’s anti-narcotics committee may be used to bolster the call for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to pursue an investigation of the Duterte administration’s campaign against drugs, according to militant groups critical of the bloody campaign. “This report can also be […]

After Robredo calls drug war a ‘massive failure,’ Amnesty pushes for an overhaul

MANILA, Philippines – Human rights group Amnesty International on Monday renewed the call for a change in the government’s anti-drug strategy after Vice President Leni Robredo publicized her findings during her short stint as co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs. “Vice President Robredo gave a damning insider account of the government’s murderous approach […]

It’s final: SC nixes plea for same-sex marriage

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has dismissed with finality the petition to allow same-sex marriage in the Philippines. In a two-page notice, the high court on Monday said it opts to deny the appeals because “no substantial arguments were presented to warrant the reversal of the questioned decision.” ADVERTISEMENT “No further pleadings or motions […]

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