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A woman whose husband and son were shot dead by Caloocan City police supposedly conducting a buy-bust operation came forward 7 months after the killings to file murder charges against the cops. The main suspect – Superintendent Ali Jose Duterte.
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A woman who lost her husband and son during a police anti-drug operation in Caloocan City last year filed murder charges against the cops involved, who include a namesake of the President – Superintendent Ali Jose Duterte. The widow said she is afraid, but feels it’s her responsibility to come forward.
The White House, after an initial refusal, revealed how much US President Donald Trump paid in taxes in 2005. Preempting a media leak, the White House said Trump’s tax payments back then totaled $38 million.
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III told the Commission on Appointments it would probably take 5 years to recover the tax shortfall if President Rodrigo Duterte declares a total mining ban. He also reiterated that job losses would be difficult to deal with.
Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario thinks seasoned diplomat Enrique Manalo, now acting chief of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), should be given the post permanently. Del Rosario pointed out that Manalo has “38 years of training and experience in foreign affairs.”
The diplomatic row between Turkey and the Netherlands just worsened, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s jibe about the Srebrenica massacre. Turkey earlier suspended high-level relations with the Netherlands after the latter blocked expat rallies for the upcoming referendum on expanding Erdogan’s powers.