Posts Tagged ‘Drug war’

Fiji police ask Methodist Church’s help to fight crime

Monday, August 27th, 2018

The Fiji Police have asked the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma to help in the fight against crime. Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu made his appeal to delegates at the church’s annual conference in Suva on Friday. He asked for their support in regard to crimes against women and children and in the Read more

Catholic Church is Duterte’s strongest opponent

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Catholic Church in the Philippines is showing itself to be President Rodrigo Duterte’s strongest opponent, criticising and renaming Duterte’s “war on drugs” as “extra-judicial killings”. Bishop Jose Oliveros of Malolos, where 32 of last week’s 81 victims died, says: “We are all concerned about the number of drug related killings in the province because Read more

Archbishop appalled at Catholics behaviour

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Philippine bishops’ conference head, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, said he is appalled at the way Catholics in the Philippines are behaving. They are making their clergy “martyrs” to harassment on social media and an easy target of trolls who make up lies for the media about them. This is because of the clergy’s continued criticisms to Read more

Duterte’s drug war plants drugs, pays killers

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Two senior police officers in the Philippines say some Philippine police have received cash payments for executing drug suspects, planted evidence at crime scenes and carried out most of the killings in President Duterte’s drug war. These same police blame “vigilantes” for the attacks which focus on killing the poor, the senior police officers say. Read more