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Palace shifts tirade from EU to HRW

MANILA — Malacañang has shifted its tirade from the European Union (EU) to the Human Rights Watch (HRW) after learning the regional bloc had nothing to do with supposed threat to move

Left warns of Duterte crackdown

MANILA — Members of the left-wing Makabayan party-list bloc have warned of a looming crackdown on dissenters following the Duterte administration’s creation of an Interagency Committee on Legal Action (Iacla). The congressmen

Duterte tirades undermine checks and balances in gov’t — lawyers group

MANILA — An alliance of lawyers denounced on Friday President Rodrigo Duterte’s “brazen assaults” against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, saying these attacks “deliberately undermine” the independence of

Duterte accepts Bautista resignation

MANILA — President Duterte said he has accepted the resignation of Andres Bautista as Commission on Elections chair, and believes that it would be better if he leaves his post so that

Duterte tells EU envoys in PH to leave in 24 hours

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday told ambassadors of European Union countries to leave the Philippines after he slammed the EU for being critical towards his administration. “You leave my country in 24 hours.

Int’l groups press probe of drug kills

MANILA — An international human rights group and a mission of international parliamentarians and civil society leaders have warned that the Philippines faces sanctions from the United Nations and European Union (EU)