President Duterte arrives in Myanmar on state visit

President Duterte arrives in Myanmar on state visit

President Duterte arrives in Myanmar on state visit

The church leaders of the country which is about 80 percent Catholic, issued the special homily in response to an effort spearheaded by President Rodrigo Duterte to bring back capital punishment which was abolished in 2006.

"When President Duterte got elected suddenly, our being Filipinos in Myanmar mattered", said Jose Dennis Teodosio who now works as a consultant for creative services, scriptwriting, and training at the Myanmar Media Development Center.

Abu Motaleb of Kiariprang village said his brothers - Nurul Amin and Sayedul Amin - and 10 others were shot by the Myanmar army.

The EU also expressed "alarm" at Mr Duterte's call to lower the age for criminal responsibility to nine years.

In September, the maverick Philippines leader launched the same expletive against the European Union when it criticised his war on drugs, which has killed an estimated 7,080 people since July past year and earned widespread criticism internationally. The Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have also warned Duterte may be overseeing crimes against humanity, with police allegedly running anonymous death squads.

Soldiers came to their area and burned nearly all houses of Rohingyas, he said, adding: "I somehow managed to flee".

At a forum in January a year ago, during the run-up to the presidential election, he said he would push for legislation to allow same-sex marriage.

Duterte insisted he would not be cowed by warnings from foreigners that he may face prosecution over his drug war.

"Do not impose your culture, or your belief in what would be a government in this planet". The President referred to a recent Time magazine cover article on gender and sexuality to highlight what he insisted was blanket Filipino opposition to same-sex marriage. "Let us uphold the sanctity of life and make a stand against death penalty", the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines said in the special pastoral statement. "We are Catholics and there is the civil code which says that you can only marry a woman for me (and) for a woman to marry a man", he said.

'You stay where God assigned you.

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