Philippines

‘Set aside differences to pay respect to Aquino’: Duterte

By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged to set aside differences as the country mourned the death of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. “I join the entire nation in mourning the passing of former President Benigno S. Aquino III,” Duterte said in a press statement. Citing the need to … Continue reading

Philippines

President Duterte declares 10-day national mourning for former President Aquino

By Azer Parrocha   MOURNING. One of the flags inside the Malacañan Palace grounds is lowered to half-mast to mourn the death of former President Benigno Aquino III on June 24, 2021. President Rodrigo Duterte has declared June 24 to July 3 as a Period of National Mourning in honor of his predecessor. (Presidential photo by Toto … Continue reading

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Dispatches: Palparan Arrest End of Aquino Apathy on Philippines Impunity?

News Release Dispatches: Palparan Arrest End of Aquino Apathy on Philippines Impunity?By Carlos H. Conde, Human Rights Watch Philippine authorities did something extraordinary on Tuesday: in the early morning hours they arrested a former senior security forces official implicated in serious human rights violations. The arrest of Jovito Palparan, a retired army major general, marks … Continue reading