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Philippines Announces New Coronavirus Measures, Alarming Rights Groups
July 17, 2020

Philippines Announces New Coronavirus Measures, Alarming Rights Groups

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippines will send police door-to-door to usher COVID-19 patients with mild or no symptoms into government quarantine facilities.
How Duterte’s Anti-Terror Law Unleashed Public Outrage Against His Leadership
July 13, 2020

How Duterte’s Anti-Terror Law Unleashed Public Outrage Against His Leadership

By Mong Palatino
With an ongoing pandemic and economic turmoil, many in the Philippines were enraged that the government prioritized passing an anti-terror law.

Philippines Virus Cases Soar Past 50,000 as Lockdown Eases
July 09, 2020

Philippines Virus Cases Soar Past 50,000 as Lockdown Eases

By Associated Press
Finding the balance between public health and reviving the economy has been fraught with dilemmas.

Jeepney Drivers Face Charges Amid Heightened Protest Crackdown in the Philippines
June 12, 2020

Jeepney Drivers Face Charges Amid Heightened Protest Crackdown in the Philippines

By Nick Aspinwall
6 jeepney drivers were arrested last week and subsequently released on bail for protesting lost wages during the coronavirus lockdown.

This Is How Duterte Could Declare Martial Law in the Philippines
May 26, 2020

This Is How Duterte Could Declare Martial Law in the Philippines

By Nick Aspinwall
Experts fear the Philippine president is testing the waters for a constitutionally viable declaration of nationwide martial law.
The Hurting Heroes: The COVID-19 Crisis and Overseas Filipino Workers
May 18, 2020

The Hurting Heroes: The COVID-19 Crisis and Overseas Filipino Workers

By Mary Manlangit
Filipinos around the world are contending with the impact of COVID-19.

Fighting COVID-19 in the Philippines: The Scalpel vs the Axe
May 14, 2020

Fighting COVID-19 in the Philippines: The Scalpel vs the Axe

By Ronald U. Mendoza
The COVID-19 crisis has revealed long-existing cracks in the Philippines’ systems and institutions.
Philippines Will Gradually Ease Lockdowns as Testing, Relief Payments Remain Stalled
May 13, 2020

Philippines Will Gradually Ease Lockdowns as Testing, Relief Payments Remain Stalled

By Nick Aspinwall
Manila will remain under lockdown, but nationwide restrictions will be modified in a byzantine three-tiered plan to ease restrictions in many areas and restart the Philippine economy.

The Philippines’ Pandemic Response: A Tragedy of Errors
May 12, 2020

The Philippines’ Pandemic Response: A Tragedy of Errors

By Michael Beltran
The Duterte administration’s COVID-19 response marries incompetence with militarism.

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.

4 ASEAN States Abusing COVID-19 Emergency Powers
April 27, 2020

4 ASEAN States Abusing COVID-19 Emergency Powers

By Luke Hunt
UN warnings unheeded amid arrests, death threats, and muzzling the press.
Philippines Extends Lockdown in Manila and Other High-Risk Areas to May 15
April 24, 2020

Philippines Extends Lockdown in Manila and Other High-Risk Areas to May 15

By Nick Aspinwall
Health experts have warned against lifting restrictions too early as Filipinos hope for a way out of quarantine measures that continue to take an economic toll.

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