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  1. The headline should read, "59% of Villages in Pampanga are Drug Infested".
  2. I shall not visit a country under Muslim law. Should I visit the Middle East playground, built by the world's thirst for oil, and human rights are from the dark ages? No, thank you, I would rather see Paris.
  3. Let me get this straight... the bad guys step on human rights, so it's OK to step on the human rights of any PI citizens to get rid of the bad guys? So, who is the bad guy?
  4. A solution created by the same people who created the original problem. Yea, right. (Just try to get a Driver's Manual to study before the test)
  5. I am sure that the plant was built by a competent company, and there is a threshold for earthquakes built in. I think AC has a 5.0 requirement for buildings. So, let's have a go at it.... "Is that a beautiful sunset, or just Bataan acting up again?"
  6. So we have a state of emergency due to one solved bombing, and still in affect. So yes, the constitution says "invasion or rebellion" and DU30 can say the drugs are an invasion. It is good to be King.
  7. There is a new traffic pattern at SM Clark, very confusing, I guess because of the fireworks thing going on.
  8. At the rate he is going, he can complete the list before his 6 years are up/
  9. Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus if 'forced' President Rodrigo Duterte says the law allows him to do this 'to protect the Republic of the Philippines' Published 6:55 PM, November 12, 2016 Updated 7:30 PM, November 12, 2016 DUTERTE'S WARNING. President Rodrigo Duterte says he can suspend the writ of habeas corpus if lawlessness persists in the country. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte warned that he can suspend the writ of habeas corpus, a safeguard against warrantless arrests, if lawlessness – particularly the illegal drugs trade – persists in the country. "If you force my hand into it, I will declare the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, not martial law," Duterte said on Friday, November 11, at the launch of the Pilipinong May Puno Foundation in Davao City. Duterte, who made the warning as he spoke about the gravity of the drug situation in the country, said he "might be forced" to do this if lawlessness continues. "Warning ko lang sa kanila 'yan. Ayaw ko kasi hindi maganda (That is just my warning to them. I don't want it because it's not good)," Duterte said. "Habeas corpus" is a Latin phrase that means "that you have the body." Through the writ of habeas corpus, a court can order the state to produce the physical body a person detained. "In general, the purpose of the writ of habeas corpus is to determine whether or not a particular person is legally held," the Supreme Court said in a ruling. The suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, then, allows the state to arrest and jail anyone without trial. The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, for example, suspended the writ of habeas corpus when he placed the Philippines under martial law, a time of human rights abuses and forced disappearances. The 1987 Constitution, however, allows the President to suspend the writ of habeas corpus "in case of invasion and rebellion, when the public safety requires it." Duterte said of the law, "Those are really provisions intended to protect the Republic of the Philippines." He added: "I can be ordered by the Supreme Court to stop it but there are things that they cannot, and maybe I will not, stop. E bahala [na], sabihin ko muna tapusin ko ito (Come what may, I'll tell them I have to finish this first) then I can go to jail. File all the charges that you can think of. But this country, in my time, will not deteriorate any further." Duterte, who won the presidency because of his anti-crime platform, cited the difficulty of building a case and the huge manpower required to gather enough evidence against crime suspects. Senator Richard Gordon earlier pushed for a law to suspend the writ of habeas corpus to help Duterte fight illegal drugs and terrorism. Duterte is waging a war on drugs that has killed at least 4,812 people since July 1, with 3,001 of them having been slain in extrajudicial or vigilante-style killings. Before Gordon pushed for this law, Duterte already declared a state of national emergency because of lawless violence after a bombing in Davao City, which he led as mayor for two decades. – Rappler.com So they can pick you up, put you in jail, no warrant, no recourse, and you rot for as long as they like. Here it comes folks, it's not martial law, it is the elements of ML, one at a time.
  10. DU30 must have a quota system in place. They did not reach their kill quota.
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