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Burgos kin, rights advocates slam appointment of Año as military chief

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Three days before the International Human Rights Day, a military officer known for gross human rights abuses was named Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff. President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año to the highest military post this morning, replacing Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya…

Stop drug-related killings, groups say

“Drug users should be saved, not executed.” By RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA — Wearing a black veil, 45-year-old Myrna (not her real name) joined a protest in front of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) demanding a stop to drug-related killings this morning, Dec. 5. Myrna’s eldest son was killed in the early…