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April 23, 2017 11:08 AM No record of Lascañas returning to PH on Apr. 22 – BI

MANILA — Arturo Lascañas, the self-confessed member of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) who implicated President Duterte in the group’s grisly executions, did not return to the Philippines last Saturday. Lascañas silently left the country last April 8. According to the Bureau of Immigration, Lascañas has a return ticket indicating that he will be back to the country 4

April 22, 2017 1:42 PM ‘Truth’ on killings will soon come out, says De Lima

Detained Senator Leila de Lima yesterday said that it is now just a matter of time before “the truth” in connection with the spate of killings in the country comes out amid reports from local and international media. “It is just a matter of time before all of the truth comes out in all its horrifying detail, of how a President took hold of a nation’s 4

April 22, 2017 7:16 AM De Lima: ‘Truth’ on killings will soon come out

Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Saturday said that it is now just a matter of time before “the truth” in connection with the spate of killings in the country comes out amid reports from local and international media. “It is just a matter of time before all of the truth comes out in all its horrifying detail, of how a President took hold of a nation’s 5

April 14, 2017 8:14 AM Good Friday 2017: History and Significance of this Holy Festival

As per the Gospels, one of the disciples of Jesus along with some Temple guards came to arrest Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. This disciple called Judas Iscariot got around 30 pieces of silver (money) for betraying Jesus, when he directed the guards to arrest the One. Following his arrest, Jesus was taken to the house of Annas, who was the father-in-law 10

April 11, 2017 5:20 AM Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline

BEIJING -- China's use of the death penalty remains shrouded in secrecy and still outpaces the rest of the world combined, even after the nation's execution rate fell sharply over the past decade, human rights activists said Tuesday. Amnesty International reported 1,032 state-sponsored executions worldwide in 2016, excluding China, where the true number 5

April 10, 2017 10:55 AM Zamora asks court’s nod to file demurrer on malversation case

Former San Juan City vice mayor Francis Zamora and two others have asked the Sandiganbayan for leave to file a demurrer to evidence in connection with their technical malversation case. Zamora filed the motion for leave seeking to dismiss his case before the anti-graft court’s Sixth Division the alleged technical malversation of P2.1 million calamity 3

April 10, 2017 3:39 AM Lascañas leaves Philippines, to return on April 22

SELF-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) leader Arturo Lascañas left the country on Saturday, April 8, said Bureau of Immigration (BI) spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang. In a text message, Mangrobang said a report from the BI Port Operations Division said Lascañas left the country on board a flight to Singapore last April 8. "As reported by our Port Operations 4

April 6, 2017 7:37 AM JV Ejercito supports Duterte amendments to Juvenile Justice Law

Ejercito, a three-term mayor of San Juan city, said he himself experienced first-hand how syndicates abused the law to carry out criminal acts. The law, which was principally authored by Sen. Francis Pangilinan, had good intentions but is being used by criminals for their illegal activities, the senator said. “In my experience as mayor, the youth were being 76

April 5, 2017 3:52 AM Australia seizes 900 kilos of drugs hidden in floorboards

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian police have seized 903 kilos of crystal methamphetamine that was smuggled from China inside boxes of hollow floorboards — the largest ever haul of the illicit drug in Australia, officials said Wednesday. Law enforcement agencies valued the seizure, mostly found in a Melbourne warehouse in February, at almost 900 million 3

April 3, 2017 10:12 AM Duterte talks to kids about 'generations' of criminals

The President blasts the Pangilinan law, which puts the age of criminal responsibility at 15, and pushes for lowering it to 9 MANILA, Philippines – In front of boys and girl scouts as young as 4 years-old, President Rodrigo Duterte called for amendments to the "Juvenile Delinquency Act of 2006" or Republic Act Number 9344. He blasted the measure, also called 3