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MANILA, Philippines – June 2018 was marred by incidents and controversies that contributed to what groups call a culture of impunity in the country.
This month also marks two years since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office.
On Thursday, June 28, the team sits down to discuss the stories that dominated the news cycle in the past month including:
- Latest Philippine National Police (PNP) data that shows 23,518 homicide cases were recorded from July 1, 2016 until June 11, 2018 – equivalent to an average of 33 people killed per day
- The crackdown on “tambays” or people who stand idly by and loiter in public places as part of his anti-criminality campaign
- Duterte’s threats against the Catholic Church amid the killings of priests
- Survivors of sexual violence against children
- The Duterte administration’s second year in office
Why do these issues matter and why should the public care? Join us as we make sense of these stories, how they impact the public, and what to expect in the coming months.
Let us know in the comments below or tag us on Twitter (@newsbreakph) if you have any questions! Don’t forget to join Thursday’s discussion with more comments and suggestions. – Rappler.com
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