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Philippines’ Duterte Gives Police Officials Subpoena Power

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill giving the police chief and two other senior police officials the power to issue subpoenas to hasten the investigation of crimes, his spokesman said Saturday. The law “will add more teeth to their mandate to enhance the law and find solutions to criminal cases,” spokesman Harry Roque told a news briefing. Human rights activists expressed concern about the new law, saying the Philippine police force was notorious for abuses...

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