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Philippine Court Asked to Annul Anti-Terror Law Amid Concerns It Will Target Dissidents
July 10, 2020

Philippine Court Asked to Annul Anti-Terror Law Amid Concerns It Will Target Dissidents

By Nick Aspinwall
The new law has received sharp criticism from rights and legal groups. There’s also skepticism it will achieve its stated goal of countering terrorism in the Philippines.

Rappler Journalists Convicted of Libel in Chilling Verdict for Philippine Press Freedom
June 16, 2020

Rappler Journalists Convicted of Libel in Chilling Verdict for Philippine Press Freedom

By Nick Aspinwall
Domestic and international watchdogs condemned the verdict, which may put countless local journalists and internet users at risk of charges they cannot fight.
Human Rights Watch Report Details Harm to Children, Urges UN Probe Into Philippine Drug War
May 29, 2020

Human Rights Watch Report Details Harm to Children, Urges UN Probe Into Philippine Drug War

By Nick Aspinwall
A new report details the suffering of children who lose fathers and relatives in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war.

Police Abuse, Prison Deaths Draw Concern as Philippines Tightens Lockdown Measures
April 30, 2020

Police Abuse, Prison Deaths Draw Concern as Philippines Tightens Lockdown Measures

By Nick Aspinwall
Rights groups and journalists have flagged physical abuse by police and unreported prison deaths as the Philippine government orders all quarantine violators to be arrested.

The Philippines’ Coronavirus Lockdown Is Becoming a Crackdown
April 03, 2020

The Philippines’ Coronavirus Lockdown Is Becoming a Crackdown

By Nick Aspinwall
Curfew violators, poor and displaced residents, activists, and alleged “fake news” disseminators are facing arrest and persecution as they accuse authorities of failing to provide relief.

Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?
August 16, 2019

Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?

By Erin Cook
The president’s incendiary rhetoric conceals more complex policy realities in the country under his tenure.

Does the Philippines’ War on Drugs Amount to Crimes Against Humanity?
May 03, 2019

Does the Philippines’ War on Drugs Amount to Crimes Against Humanity?

By Adrian Gallagher, Euan Raffle, and Zain Maulana
An examination of the charge and how it would apply in the Philippines.
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines
September 24, 2018

Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines

By Luke Hunt
The lack of justice in the Maguindanao Massacre underscores Duterte's contempt for journalists.

Duterte Visit Spotlights Israel-Philippines Military Ties
September 07, 2018

Duterte Visit Spotlights Israel-Philippines Military Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A controversial trip highlighted the quiet progress both countries have been making on defense ties in spite of ongoing challenges.

In Philippine ‘Drug War,’ a Pervading Helplessness
July 03, 2018

In Philippine ‘Drug War,’ a Pervading Helplessness

By Carlos H. Conde
Victims’ relatives seeking justice hit a brick wall two years on.

Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
March 10, 2018

Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?

By Luke Hunt
The strongman is clearly afraid of the scrutiny that might come from making the trip.
What a Dead Philippines-Canada Military Helicopter Deal Would Mean
February 13, 2018

What a Dead Philippines-Canada Military Helicopter Deal Would Mean

By Prashanth Parameswaran
With a key acquisition now in trouble, a deeper look at the broader potential significance of its impending death.

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