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MANILA, Philippines --- Shaken by public outrage, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has suspended the processing of the early release for good conduct of thousands of prisoners, including former Mayor Antonio Sanchez of Calauan, Laguna province, who is serving nine 40-year terms for rape and murder.

Reports that President Rodrigo Duterte himself had been angered by the impending release of Sanchez…

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