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Palace sees no problem with Bono’s ‘no compromise’ remark: Human rights are sacred

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By Prince Golez

Malacañang respects the statement of U2’s frontman Bono that President Rodrigo Duterte should not “compromise on human rights.”

Bono is currently in Manila for their first-ever Philippine concert scheduled today.

“I saw the interview of Bono. We all know that Bono has been a supporter and a member of Amnesty International for the longest time,” said Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.

“He has his beliefs. We agree, the fact that human rights should be upheld. That’s a policy of the government, that we should protect every person. Human rights are sacred,” Andanar added.

Duterte’s war on drugs, which has claimed more than 6,000 lives since the start of his administration in July 2016, has raised human rights concerns.

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