Rodrigo Duterte

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A guard opens a door at the office of Rappler in Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines on January 15, 2018. (Reuters/Dondi Tawatao)

Philippines threatens further legal action against Rappler

Bangkok, January 16, 2018–The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission’s order yesterday to revoke the registration of news website Rappler represents a clear and immediate danger to press freedom in the Philippines, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Philippines revokes registration of news website Rappler

Washington, D.C., January 15, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an order by the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke the certificate of incorporation of the critical news website Rappler, which effectively required it to close down.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (left), then mayor of Davao, inspects an assault rifle with Regional Police Chief Miguel Abaya (center) in the late 1980s. (Reuters/Renato Lumawag)

Ex-police official admits role in Filipino radio journalist’s murder

Bangkok, February 21, 2017–Former Philippine policeman Arturo Lascanas in a news conference yesterday acknowledged his role in the September 2003 assassination of radio journalist Juan “Jun” Pala, a crime he claimed was ordered and paid for by then Davao City mayor, now President Rodrigo Duterte.

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