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The Free Legal Assistance Group on Monday presented the team leader the alleged Davao Death Squad (DDS) and linked President Rodrigo Duterte in drug-related killings.

Malacañang yesterday laughed off perceptions that the Duterte administration is now protecting accused pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles after the solicitor general recommended her acquittal on the crime of serious illegal detention.

 Although many have registered for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on Oct. 23, only a few have qualified as voters.

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Malacañang is leaving it up to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to determine whether to file cases against President Duterte’s fraternity brothers, who were dismissed from the Bureau of Immigration after they were accused of extorting millions from a Chinese gaming operator.

Inspired by the children’s vitality, US Ambassador Sung Kim said he enjoyed yesterday’s Happy Walk for Down syndrome at the SMX Mall of Asia in Pasay City and promised to join it again next year.

Calling President Duterte’s bluff, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said he will formally request the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to release the transaction records of the Chief Executive’s accounts in the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) from 2006 to 2015.

Senators will go into a caucus today to discuss Sen. Leila de Lima’s expected arrest and the assistance the chamber may give her, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said yesterday.

 Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is unfazed by possible graft charges that mining firms may file against her.

President Duterte upholds freedom of expression, Malacañang stressed yesterday, after thousands of people joined a Catholic Church-organized rally against extrajudicial killings and the revival of the death penalty.

 For the grandson and son-in-law of former president Ferdinand Marcos’ chief propagandist, newspaperman Primitivo “Tibo” Mijares, “fake news” and “alternative facts” about what happened during martial law are dangerous and alarming.

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) yesterday ordered its armed wing the New People’s Army (NPA) to release the six soldiers and policemen they are holding captive, and called for a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the government.

 About 500 soldiers will soon join the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the war against illegal drugs waged by President Duterte.

Depriving the poor of urgent medical services should be one of the grounds for government officials to be liable for plunder, which deserves the penalty of death, the leadership of the House of Representatives said.

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