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Glimmer of Justice for 9-Year-Old Killed in Philippine Drug War
December 06, 2022

Glimmer of Justice for 9-Year-Old Killed in Philippine Drug War

By Sebastian Strangio
Last month, a court accepted the petition of Lenin Baylon's father seeking to correct the cause of death listed on his death certificate.

The ‘Chaos and Confusion’ Inside the Marcos Government
November 30, 2022

The ‘Chaos and Confusion’ Inside the Marcos Government

By Mong Palatino
The recent expulsion by the president's party of Executive Secretary Vic Rodriguez has highlighted the shambolic state of affairs within the administration.
Philippines Commissions New Gunboats, Plans on Acquiring 15 More
November 29, 2022

Philippines Commissions New Gunboats, Plans on Acquiring 15 More

By Sebastian Strangio
The Philippine navy chief said that the country plans to procure 15 more Shaldag Mark V gunboats, in addition to the nine it has already ordered.

Philippines Seeks Explanation From China Over Seizure of Rocket Debris
November 25, 2022

Philippines Seeks Explanation From China Over Seizure of Rocket Debris

By Sebastian Strangio
The incident close to the Philippine-occupied Thitu Island was just the latest between the two nations in the disputed South China Sea.

Kamala Harris Says US Commitment to Philippines ‘Unwavering’
November 22, 2022

Kamala Harris Says US Commitment to Philippines ‘Unwavering’

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.S. vice president's visit to the Philippines has seemingly closed the book on the problems and tensions of the Rodrigo Duterte era.

US Vice President Arrives in Philippines to Affirm Security Ties
November 21, 2022

US Vice President Arrives in Philippines to Affirm Security Ties

By Sebastian Strangio
Kamala Harris is the highest-ranking Biden administration official to visit the country, marking a revival of ties after the tensions of the Duterte years.

Philippines Assures UN that it Upholds Human Rights
November 21, 2022

Philippines Assures UN that it Upholds Human Rights

By Mong Palatino
Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla denied the claims that the country is plagued by a "culture of impunity."
Philippines Registers ‘Sharpest Ever’ Decline in Birthrate
November 16, 2022

Philippines Registers ‘Sharpest Ever’ Decline in Birthrate

By Sebastian Strangio
The Catholic-majority country now has a birthrate of just 1.9 children per adult woman, the third-lowest in Southeast Asia.

US to Spend $66 Million to Upgrade Philippine Security Facilities
November 16, 2022

US to Spend $66 Million to Upgrade Philippine Security Facilities

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement comes ahead of a visit by Vice President Kamala Harris to the island of Palawan, adjacent to the disputed Spratly Islands.

Media Watchdog Nominates Southeast Asian Journalists for Annual Prize
November 15, 2022

Media Watchdog Nominates Southeast Asian Journalists for Annual Prize

By Sebastian Strangio
Han Thar Nyein of Myanmar and Lady Ann Salem of the Philippines have been shortlisted for their efforts to hold corrupt and repressive governments to account.

UN Report Charts Human Rights Decline in the Philippines
November 11, 2022

UN Report Charts Human Rights Decline in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
The administration of President Marcos has said and done nothing substantial to address the country's human rights crisis.
Suspected Chinese Rocket Debris Found in Philippine Waters
November 10, 2022

Suspected Chinese Rocket Debris Found in Philippine Waters

By Associated Press
Debris found in two separate locations were likely remnants of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket launched last week from Hainan island.

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