This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 16, 2016.
CHR defends President Duterte; no evidence yet to link president to EJK
The Commission on Human Rights, the favorite target of President Rodrigo Duterte and his die-hard supporters, defended the president against the serial killer tag by a French Newspaper.
CHR is investigating versions and incidents of alleged extrajudicial killings. But the commission has not reached the point of saying that the President is behind the killings. No conclusions have been made yet. It’s unfair and premature to say that he is a serial killer. CHR 7 chief investigator Leo Villarino.
Kin say cops framed 15-year-old
The family of the boy whom police accused of being a drug lookout is planning to file charges against the cops, accusing them of framing the kid. The family also claimed the sister of the boy saw the police place a loaded handgun inside the shorts of the boy.
They ran past our house. We got scared when we saw one of them armed. We didn’t want to get hit. He was really pale. I thought he would die. Thank God, he was saved. Boy’s aunt.
SC orders Cebu City to pay private claimant of SRP lot
The Supreme Court ordered Cebu City to pay businessman Roque Ting P57 million for his private land that ended up as being part of the South Road Properties. This after the SC denied Cebu City’s petition for a review of a Jan. 3, 2008 decision by the RTC, awarding the businessman P33.7 million for the value of his lots, P3.9 million for his warehouse and rest house, P60,000 for attorney’s fees and P30,000 for litigation expenses. An interest of six percent per year was also added. Mayor Tomas Osmena said Cebu City will pay the amount and blamed opposition councilor Joy Pesquera for blocking a settlement deal.
We will have to pay because they (the bank) will have to garnish it. If not, we will owe more. Ego-tripping man si Pesquera and (Mike) Rama. Now, who pays the price? Will they pay for it? No. Mayor Tomas Osmena.
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