Newsbreak Chats: Cebu killings, election-related violence, and other top stories in May 2019

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Newsbreak Chats: Cebu killings, election-related violence, and other top stories in May 2019
On Thursday, May 30, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss killings that occurred in the past months, and possible developments in the latter half of the Duterte administration that may have implications on justice and human rights

Bookmark this page to watch and join the discussion live on Thursday, May 30, at 4 pm!

MANILA, Philippines – There is no end in sight to the violence that has seen thousands of deaths across the country. 

The province of Cebu is one of the epicenters of high-profile killings outside of Metro Manila. In a twopart series, Rappler’s Patricia Evangelista zoomed into the municipality of San Fernando in the province where politicians in a drug list were gunned down one by one in the months leading to the 2019 elections.

The killings continue amid a bigger culture of impunity seen in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016 – especially in Manila and Central Luzon. Despite the huge number, there is still a systematic delay in solving killings. (READ: Duterte gov’t allows ‘drug war’ deaths to go unsolved)

On Thursday, May 30, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss violence – both election-related and drug-related – that occurred in the past months, and possible developments in the latter half of the administration that may have implications on justice and human rights, among others.

Will the killings continue? Is there an end in sight? Catch the discussion live on Thursday, May 30! – Rappler.com

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