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By: theinfineight | July 26, 2016

Yesterday, July 25, 2016 was not only the first State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte. It was also the launch of the Huwag Kang Papatay (Thou shall not kill) campaign spearheaded by the Archdiocese of Manila with the support of the Koalisyong Katoliko Kristiyano and student activists from the University of the Philippines.

At 5pm yesterday, a mass was held at the St. Vincent de Paul Church in Adamson University in memory of the lives lost to the Philippine War on Drugs. Despite the success of the mass, family members of the killings were a no-show due to a probable fear over their lives. 

Simultaneously with the SONA, students from the University of the Philippines held a lie-in "Cardboard Justice" protest in fron...