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US lawmaker seeks halt to PH police, military aid

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Pennsylvania congresswoman Susan Wild has filed a resolution in the US Congress that would stop aid to security forces in the Philippines over alleged “massive” human rights violations pertinent to President Duterte’s brutal anti-drugs war.

Representative Wild, according to a recent GMA News story, made this announcement during an online event sponsored by the Malaya Movement in the US.


“What this bill says is very simple: US taxpayers’ funds should not be used to supply weapons to a regime that violently targets its political opponents,” Rep. Wild said.


According to Rep. Wild, who is a Democrat, her proposal seeks to suspend the provision of security assistance to the Philippines until it has made certain reforms in its military and police forces, who are being blamed for the deaths thousands of innocent civilians since Duterte’s anti-drug war was initiated in 2016 when he assumed the presidency.

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