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SEVEN months after President Rodrigo Duterte implemented his anti-drugs campaign, highlighted by the deaths of over 7,000 suspected drug users and pushers, Nobel Prize winner Amnesty International, acting on the indignation by the international community, including the United Nations, as well as its commitment to the rights, dignity and well-being of each individual, went to the Philippines and conducted an investigation of the anger-provoking extrajudicial killings (EJK) under the Duterte regime.

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Archbishop Bernardito Auza with Manny Caballero, FR editorial/news editor.

 

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In a recent Op-Ed Section article in The New York Times, César Gaviria (pictured above), president of Colombia from 1990 to 1994 and the secretary general of the Organization of American States from 1994 to 2004, titled his work “President Duterte is Repeating My Mistakes.”

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File photo of the Philippine National Police.

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JERSEY CITY ANTI-TRUMP TRAVEL BAN RALLY: Over a thousand protesters trooped to Newark Avenue last Monday night, led by Mayor Steven Fulop, City Council President Rolando Lavarro Jr. and other city officials. Fulop told the crowd that “the fight to restrict refugee admissions is personal for him because his mother’s sister and other family members were executed by Nazis during the Holocaust. This nation’s values are not Trump’s values. We are going to resist this every step of the way.”  ([Jersey City] City Hall photo)

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