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The Mendiola Massacre: Decades on, Philippines Land Reform Remains Mired in Blood
January 22, 2021

The Mendiola Massacre: Decades on, Philippines Land Reform Remains Mired in Blood

By Oliver Haynes
"The interests of the peasants and landowning politicians can never be reconciled," says one activist.

Philippines Ends Accord Barring State Forces From National University
January 21, 2021

Philippines Ends Accord Barring State Forces From National University

By Nick Aspinwall
Allowing military and police forces to enter University of the Philippines campuses could put students and activists at risk and endanger academic freedom.
Chinese-Funded Railway to Link Former US Bases in the Philippines
January 18, 2021

Chinese-Funded Railway to Link Former US Bases in the Philippines

By Sebastian Strangio
But we should treat the announcement with caution, given that few promised Chinese infrastructure projects have yet eventuated.

Duterte’s Security Detail Received a ‘Gift’ of Unauthorized Chinese Vaccines
January 08, 2021

Duterte’s Security Detail Received a ‘Gift’ of Unauthorized Chinese Vaccines

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippine president has ordered his security unit not to cooperate with those probing their use of an unapproved China-made vaccine.

9 Indigenous Leaders Killed by Philippine Police in ‘Massacre’
January 01, 2021

9 Indigenous Leaders Killed by Philippine Police in ‘Massacre’

By Nick Aspinwall
Rights groups said the Indigenous people had been “red-tagged” after opposing a local dam project. It’s the latest in a string of high-profile police incidents.

A Deadly and Disastrous 2020 for the Philippines
December 28, 2020

A Deadly and Disastrous 2020 for the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
Guilty or not for exacerbating the suffering of Filipinos in 2020, Duterte is facing potentially tougher challenges in 2021.

Philippine Drug War Case Inches Forward at the ICC
December 16, 2020

Philippine Drug War Case Inches Forward at the ICC

By Sebastian Strangio
But many obstacles lie in the way of international accountability for President Duterte's bloody "war on drugs."
Philippines Celebrates Human Rights Day With Crackdown on Activists
December 14, 2020

Philippines Celebrates Human Rights Day With Crackdown on Activists

By Nick Aspinwall
A new slate of arrests follows weeks of baseless accusations by the Duterte administration that political opponents are associated with terrorist groups.

Marawi Rehabilitation Delays Could Cast a Dark Shadow over Duterte’s Peace Legacy
December 07, 2020

Marawi Rehabilitation Delays Could Cast a Dark Shadow over Duterte’s Peace Legacy

By Katrina Auditor
The glacial pace of the city's reconstruction could fuel disillusionment among the region's population.

Under Pressure on Shore, Abu Sayyaf May Increase Reliance on the Sea
December 05, 2020

Under Pressure on Shore, Abu Sayyaf May Increase Reliance on the Sea

By Jay Benson
A November incident holds important lessons about the militant group’s changing operations, as well as how to counter them.

Duterte and Philippine Mayors Trade Loyalty for Drug Killings, Study Shows
December 04, 2020

Duterte and Philippine Mayors Trade Loyalty for Drug Killings, Study Shows

By Nick Aspinwall
Local officials have driven the Philippine president’s deadly drug war by ramping up anti-drug operations in exchange for political support.
Philippine Jeepneys Won’t Go Down Without a Fight
December 04, 2020

Philippine Jeepneys Won’t Go Down Without a Fight

By Michael Beltran
Drivers have pushed back against a forced modernization scheme which the government says is needed to bring the iconic vehicles up to modern standards. 

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