Article Church bells ring for an end to killings

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    Church bells ring for an end to killings

    28 November 2016

    Bishop Joel Z. Baylon announced during Sunday Mass the ringing of church bells in Albay province every night at 9 p.m. as a signal to the faithful to pray for an end to extrajudicial killings in President Duterte’s war on drugs. The head of the Diocese of Legazpi announced his call for “Prayers at Nine” in a letter to Mr. Duterte that was read in 45 churches throughout the province a day after the President repeated his vow to execute drug addicts, urging them to stay indoors or be silenced forever. “We will ring the bells of our churches and ...


    ‘Harong Paglaom’: He said the diocese had started “Harong Paglaom” (House of Hope), a community-based rehabilitation program aimed at providing recovery coaching, spiritual guidance and life skills training to substance users, in collaboration with local government units, particularly the barangays. Speaking before judges, lawyers and fellow graduates from the San Beda College of Law on Saturday night, Mr. Duterte said: “In the coming days, I will make it a must, that all of you who are into illegal drugs should not step out of your house … I don’t have (enough) jails. You just stay in your home and lock ...


    Special rapporteur: The President’s warning came amid the planned visit to the country of the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions Agnes Callamard, who was invited by Malacañang to “see for herself” the conduct of the Duterte administration’s ruthless drug war. Despite repeatedly issuing such threats, Mr. Duterte had vehemently denied ordering the execution of drug suspects and blamed the criminal syndicates of purging their own ranks. He had locked horns with officials of the United States, European Union and the United Nations for such remarks, which his critics believed were a veiled sanction for the police to engage in ...


    Validated narcolist: The drug problem, Mr. Duterte said, was much more difficult to handle than terrorism. “I would rather deal with terrorism because… it’s just violence for a moment,” he said. The President said the validated list of policemen, mayors and other government officials involved in the illegal drug trade was about several inches thick. Mr. Duterte had earlier identified former President Fidel Ramos, who also attended the event, as the source of his so-called “narcolist.” He said the information given to him by Ramos, whom he described as his “No. 1 critic and No. 1 supporter,” prompted him to ...


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