Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Philippine officials on Wednesday welcomed comments by a US official noting what he described as its improving human rights record in the drugs war, but they denied Manila abetted the extrajudicial killing of suspects. Photo: EPA

Philippines hails US rights remarks, denies state-backed murders

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Philippine officials on Wednesday welcomed comments by a US official noting what he described as its improving human rights record in the drugs war, but they denied Manila abetted the extrajudicial killing of suspects. Photo: EPA
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