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Rights group: 59 legal professionals slain in 6 years in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — At the very least 133 legal professionals have been killed within the Philippines for the reason that Nineteen Eighties in work-related assaults, almost half of them within the final six years throughout former President Rodrigo Duterte’s turbulent time period, a outstanding group of legal professionals stated Saturday.

The Nationwide Union of Peoples’ Legal professionals additionally stated that harassment of legal professionals and judges within the Philippines has continued below President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who took workplace in June, regardless of alarms raised by the nation’s Supreme Courtroom and worldwide watchdogs.

Final yr, the Supreme Courtroom condemned in

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U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines meets with Filipino group in Honolulu

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – America’s prime diplomatic official to the Philippines is in Honolulu this week for prime stage safety conferences.

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson joined prime Philippine army officers in conferences with U.S. protection secretary Lloyd Austin and Indo Pacific Command’s prime brass.

However protection isn’t the one precedence. Carlson met with just a few members of the Filipino group on Saturday for some meals diplomacy at Terry’s Place in Chinatown.

A profession diplomat, Carlson is just some months into her stint because the U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines — however she’s hit the bottom operating.

“I

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On This Day, June 7: U.S. missionary Martin Burnham killed in Philippines

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President George W. Bush hugs Oreta Burnham, mom of killed missionary Martin Burnham, throughout a gathering with Gracia Burnham (L) and her household within the Oval Workplace July 24, 2002. On June 7, 2002, U.S. missionary Martin Burnham, captured within the Philippines by a Muslim group greater than a 12 months earlier, was fatally shot throughout a rescue try. UPI File Photograph | License Photograph

On this date in historical past:

In 1776, the Lee Decision, which led to the U.S. Declaration of Independence, was launched within the Continental Congress.

In 1864, Republican delegates assembly in Baltimore nominated Abraham

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Law Enforcer

Philippines orders regulation enforcers to probe on-line ‘assassination’ menace towards Marcos Jr

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ justice ministry has ordered regulation enforcers to research a publish on the social media platform TikTok threatening to assassinate presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr., performing on a tip acquired by its cybercrime unit.

“If a bomb joke is actionable, so is a menace of assassination, whether or not true or not,” Division of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra advised reporters.

Charito Zamora, the top of the DOJ’s cybercrime unit, mentioned her workplace acquired a “textual content report” from a involved citizen on Friday a couple of TikTok publish which mentioned: “We’re assembly on a regular

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