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Palace promises charges over lapses in 50 'drug war' cases


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File photo shows presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.

The STAR / Joven Cagande


MANILA, Philippines — There is no need to demand a thorough review of "drug war" cases, the Palace said Thursday, saying the justice department will continue looking into cases where supposed drug suspects died in anti-narcotics operations.


The Palace also said that officers involved in 50 cases that the Philippine National Police forwarded to the Department of Justice would face criminal charges. The DOJ found that most cops in the cases it reviewed were suspended over lapses in the operations. Cops in one case were punished with a reprimand.


Rights groups panned the findings and the direction of the probe, calling on the DOJ to go beyond the "mere filing of cases" against the individual cops in what they said was a long-overdue investigation of a systemic problem.  


Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/10/21/2135705/palace-promises-charges-over-lapses-50-drug-war-cases


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