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Prominent Duterte Critic Removed From Influential Senate Committee

One of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s harshest critics was removed as the chairwoman of the Senate Justice Committee Monday in the midst of an investigation into Duterte’s alleged ties to the extrajudicial killings of drug suspected drug dealers and users. Senator Leila de Lima last week called a former assassin to testify before her committee. During his testimony, the man, Edgar Matobato, said Duterte ordered the killings of more than 1,000 people and was personally responsible...

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