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Duterte on UN probe of drug war killings in PH: They better go to the media

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By Prince Golez

To shed light on the human rights situation in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte advises the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) to “go to the media”

“Dagdag lang sila sa intriga. They better go to the media and the media will tell them the truth. Eh ipalabas ninyo ‘yung footages ninyong lahat and all, and that will clear everybody,” said Duterte in a media interview in Malacañang Thursday evening.

Related story: Dinidiin si Duterte! UN rights council OKs probe on drug war killings

Asked if the UNHRC can come to the Philippines and conduct an investigation into the police drug-war killings, the Chief Executive said: “Let them state their purpose and I will…”

On July 11, the international human rights body adopted a resolution submitted by Iceland, requesting a “comprehensive” investigation into the drug-related killings in the country.

The resolution was approved by 18 countries while 14 voted against it. Fifteen of the 47-member council abstained.

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