Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Saturday accused New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) of “intentionally misleading” the international community with its report that the human rights situation in the Philippines was the worst since the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has opted to ignore claims made by colleague Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan that President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies planned to extend the term of all elected officials and grant him absolute power not unlike the powers enjoyed by Ferdinand Marcos during his dictatorship.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress on Monday to extend martial law across the southern third of the country until the end of next year to combat Islamist militants and communist rebels.
Philippines police officers who want to speak out about “extrajudicial killings and summary executions” in President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war have been offered sanctuary and legal help by the Catholic Church.
Vice President Leni Robredo has warned the public against falling for the lies perpetrated about the Martial Law declared by dictator Ferdinand Marcos, saying history might just repeat itself if Filipinos do not put their guard up.
On the 100th birth anniversary of his father the President Ferdinand Marcos, former Senator Bongbong Marcos Jr. has vowed to relentlessly pursue the late strongman’s legacy and attain his dreams for the Philippines.
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