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DEATH RIDERS. Calabarzon and Metro Manila top other regions in terms of number of killings attributed to motorcycle-riding assailants according to data from the Philippine National Police

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Over the weekend, President Rodrigo Duterte drew mixed reactions when he kissed a female overseas Filipino worker on the lips as he met with the Filipino community in South Korea.

Do you think the President overstepped the boundaries of proper behavior? We're interested to hear your thoughts on this.

Meanwhile, Philippine National Police (PNP) records obtained by Rappler show an average of 4 killings a day attributed to motorcycle-riding assailants since October 21, 2017 – the time cops began recording data on riding-in-tandem killings – up until recently on May 21, 2018. Most of the killings happened in Calabarzon and Metro Manila.

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says this has already gone down since October 2017. The PNP has yet to release, however, the monthly breakdown of such crimes to show a trend.

We will keep you posted as we learn more. For updates on the top news of the day, visit www.rappler.com.

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