10 months Palace dismisses observation of international groups as ‘rehashed’ MB
By Genalyn Kabiling The government has waged war against drug offenders and other criminals, and not against human rights defenders in the country, Malacañang insisted on Thursday. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo sought to dismiss the report made by the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders about the alleged threats and violence committed against human rights defenders under President Duterte’s watch. According to Panelo, the 40-page report was a mere “rehash of old issues” hurled against President Duterte from his war on drugs to threats against land and environmental defenders and ... more