Rodrigo Duterte has kept his word. "Forget the laws on human rights," he declared in May at his final presidential campaign rally in Manila. "If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just as I did as mayor. You drug pushers, hold-up men and do-nothings, you better go out. Because, I'd kill you." More than seven months after winning the presidency, Duterte is rolling out on a national scale the model of government he honed over 22 years and seven terms as mayor of this city on the southern island of Mindanao. Just as in Davao, blood is now flowing in the capital Manila and surrounding areas as the police and vigilantes, inspired by the president, conduct a wave of killings. A Davao-based human rights group, the Coalition Against Summary Execution (CASE), has compiled figures showing that death squads in the city were responsible for at least 1,400 documented killings between 1998 and 2015. Scaled up, Duterte's war on drugs is now well under way across the nation, and the … [Read more...] about Blood and benefits: Duterte imposes his formula on the Philippines
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Wild bull rampages in central province A wild bull killed one man and wounded three others in Dai Lanh commune in this central province yesterday. Deputy Party secretary of the commune Nguyen Van Dao said the bull destroyed several vegetable farms in Dai An village yesterday morning and butted anyone who came near him. Farmer Pham Thanh Thien, 21, was killed and three other villagers, including a 12-year-old boy, were wounded. Last month, local forest rangers spotted the bull at farms but were unable to track it through the mountainous forest. Legal proceedings begin against alleged Dong Nai looters The People’s Procuracy of Nhon Trach district in the southern province of Dong Nai has indicted Phan Van Giau and Thach Quy on the charge of stealing property. The indictments read that on the night of May 13 and May 14, taking advantage of the chaotic situation due to protests by workers against China’s illegal placement of an oil rig in Vietnam’s waters, the duo broke … [Read more...] about Wild bull rampages in central province
Hanoi Rock City New Year Eve Countdown Party Tue 31 Dec 2013, 9 pm Hanoi Rock City 27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho A HRC NYE count down to get your pants in a twist and your feet in a swirly whirly. Here are some of the signs that you're in for the hottest giddy musical get up, popping 2014 into its slot in style. :: Axon. Savour the flavours for this HRC debutan who will rip open 2014 like a rugrat to his presents on Christmas morning. Axon has had a number of releases on various respectable labels: Invisible Recordings (Noisia), Proximity (Basher) and Demand Records. Axon's records have been played on the three biggest dance music radio stations in the UK: BBC Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra and Kiss FM. Spinning from various venues across Europe and Asia, including the iconic Ministry of Sound, Hanoi Rock City is privileged to have Axon to host the last party of 2013. :: So Good Fusion. The boys who killed it at Rock City's mid December birthday party. These outstanding instrumentalists left the … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR Dec. 15-31 (daily updated)
Vung Tau mass fish dead caused by lack of oxygen A lack of oxygen was the main cause to the recent mass death of more than 250 tonnes of farmed fish along the Cha Va River in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau according to local authorities in their report released Monday. In their report announced at a meeting yesterday by director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Tran Van Cuong, investigation results of tested water samples showed that heavy rains had brought a large amount of water into the river and made the saline and oxygen levels decreased. "Fish then stopped eating and died en mass," Cuong said. The report said that some 254 tonnes of farmed fish of 90 households in Long Son District had died en mass since October 10 with an estimated loss of VND 29 billion (USD1.31 million). Farmers had laid out their dead fish on part of Highway 51 in Vung Tau City on October 13 to protest, demanding compensation from local seafood processors for … [Read more...] about Social News 19/10
PANO - Recently, the Xinhuanet has run an article by Cheng Yunjie with an odd title that “Why is the lion China harmless to the world?”. French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte said more than 2 centuries ago that “China is a sleeping lion and when she wakes up, the world will shake”. Lately, a Chinese leader has cited what Napoléon had said, saying that “the lion China has already awakened, but this is a peaceful, pleasant and civilised lion”. The article on the Xinhuanet goes around the bush. Above all, it wants to vindicate that though China has awaken, it is harmless. And that it is a prejudice that the world has heightened vigilance over China. Acting as a neglected victim, the author groaned that when China was poor, it was dubbed “the sick man of East Asia”; when China has become the world’ second largest economy, those with dictatorial powers consider it a rival or a threat. That also comes from the world’s … [Read more...] about Which lion China is?
Vietnamese fine artists have called on their fellows worldwide, including Chinese, to take prompt actions condemning China’s illegal placement of its oil rig deep in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf. The Chinese side is also requested to withdraw its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 out of Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf and respect international law as well as sovereign independence and territorial integrity of other countries for the maintenance of regional and global peace and stability. In a statement released on May 26, the Vietnam Fine Arts Association described China’s perverse acts in the East Sea as a serious infringement of Vietnam’s sovereignty and international law, particularly the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) that China itself is a signatory. China’s behaviours have also threatened security, … [Read more...] about Artists call for global protest against China’s wrongful acts
Contemporary Dance "Touching the Past" Mon 29 Jul 2013, 8 pm HCMC Opera House No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC In the monthly concert "Giai Dieu Tre" (Young Melodies), Choreographers Nguyen Phuc Hai and Nguyen Phuc Hung will present to you 'Touching the past' which presents the latest contemporary dance. "Touching the past" Music: Vu Viet Anh, Nguyen Manh Duy Linh, Henryk Górecki Script & Choreography: Phuc Hai, Phuc Hung "Touching the Past" refers to: "Hectic lives swept us away until one day when we accidentally come across old pictures, have you ever asked yourselves: What is life?" "Life and views on the past, the future of young generation born after the war" "Modern life has taken relaxation and usual peace away" "The best thing we can do now is to live without regrets when looking back" Free tickets to be collected at: Student Assistance Center (SAC) 33 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, D1, HCMC Tel: 08.38277981- 1900 68 36 - 0169 68 69 169 Ticket Counter, HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 15 – 31(daily updated)