Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr. Photo: AP

Philippine minister refuses to grant UN access to investigate war on drugs, saying it is prejudiced

  • Philippine foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin says the UN Human Rights Council has already prejudged the country
  • The three-year crackdown on drugs has seen at least 6,700 deaths
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Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr. Photo: AP
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Filipino boxer and Senator Manny Pacquiao. Photo: Reuters

Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao calls for death by firing squad for drug criminals

  • In the past seven weeks, 21 bills have been filed in Manila to reinstate the death penalty at the behest of President Rodrigo Duterte
  • Pacquiao, a senator and staunch Duterte loyalist, said the country needs to reintroduce executions to deter big drug syndicates
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Filipino boxer and Senator Manny Pacquiao. Photo: Reuters
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