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Philippine Daily Inquirer

Cry in Kian burial: Stop the killings

    Kian delos Santos, the 17-year-old who was killed in a drug bust operation in Caloocan, was laid to rest on August 26. Hundreds of attendees of the funeral march for delos Santos called on the government to stop extrajudicial killings. Fr. George Alfonso, a prelate from Caloocan, urged the police to “save the ailment of drug addiction in the country, not with guns, but with prayers and promise of reform”.

Manila Bulletin

Bloodless war on crimes

The Philippine National Police unit in Mindoro Oriental and Occidental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (Mimaropa)  nabbed 233 drug personalities in a bloodless drug operation on Friday. According to Chief Superintendent Wilben Mayor, director of the Mimaropa regional police officer, said the “One Time, Big Time” operation aimed at arresting individuals involved in the drug trade without bloodshed. During the operation, various illegal drugs and gambling paraphernalia were confiscated.

Philippine Star

Kian buried amid calls to end drug killings  

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the funeral march for Kian delos Santos at the La Loma Cemetery in Caloocan. Among the attendees are relatives of individuals slain in the government’s war on drugs. Various activist groups attended to express their support and sympathy.

The Manila Times

Kian laid to rest   

The family of Kian delos Santos, the 17-year-old student whose death sparked outrage from activist groups, granted Kian’s last wish of having a bicycle. His father, Saldy, said Kian requested a bicycle from his OFW mother in exchange of a promise that he will pass his exams. Saldy said the bike will be put on display in memory of his son.  

 

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