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Arrests and Censorship Mark Rodrigo Duterte’s Final Month in Power
June 28, 2022

Arrests and Censorship Mark Rodrigo Duterte’s Final Month in Power

By Mong Palatino
The president has solidified his reputation as a leader who enabled the rapid deterioration of human rights in the Philippines.

Philippine Election Marred by Violence, Vote-Buying: Monitoring Mission
May 20, 2022

Philippine Election Marred by Violence, Vote-Buying: Monitoring Mission

By Sebastian Strangio
The report's findings hint at the extent to which Philippine democracy has deteriorated under President Rodrigo Duterte.
America’s Aid Imperium and Human Rights in Southeast Asia
March 25, 2022

America’s Aid Imperium and Human Rights in Southeast Asia

By Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr.
Has U.S. foreign aid led to advancements in rights or increased repression in Southeast Asia?

Philippines’s Mandatory SIM Card Registration Threatens Privacy and Free Speech
February 25, 2022

Philippines’s Mandatory SIM Card Registration Threatens Privacy and Free Speech

By Mong Palatino
Opponents claim that the new law could become "a potent tool for mass surveillance and authoritarianism."

Philippine Senator and Leading Duterte Critic Marks Five Years in Jail
February 23, 2022

Philippine Senator and Leading Duterte Critic Marks Five Years in Jail

By Sebastian Strangio
According to a leading human rights group, Senator Leila de Lima's detention "exemplifies the lawlessness and cruelty of the Duterte administration.”

Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
October 09, 2021

Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

By Kiko Rosario, Frank Jordans, and Vanessa Gera
Ressa and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks and even murder.

Son of Philippine Dictator Marcos Announces Presidential Campaign
October 06, 2021

Son of Philippine Dictator Marcos Announces Presidential Campaign

By Sebastian Strangio
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has promised the Philippine people "unifying leadership," despite his family's dark and divisive legacy.
Loud and Proud: Resisting Authoritarianism in the Philippines
June 24, 2021

Loud and Proud: Resisting Authoritarianism in the Philippines

By Rosanna Langara
The country's LGBTQ+ community has mobilized to oppose the Duterte administration's authoritarian turn.

ICC Prosecutor Requests Investigation Into Philippines Drug War Killings
June 15, 2021

ICC Prosecutor Requests Investigation Into Philippines Drug War Killings

By Sebastian Strangio
The court's officials can expect little cooperation from the Duterte administration.

5 Years of Duterte: A Calamity Reaching Its Crescendo
May 01, 2021

5 Years of Duterte: A Calamity Reaching Its Crescendo

By Michael Beltran
The Diplomat spoke with experts, victims, documenters, and communities affected by one of the most polarizing governments in Philippine history.

Philippine Man Dies After Being Forced to Exercise for Violating COVID-19 Curfew
April 09, 2021

Philippine Man Dies After Being Forced to Exercise for Violating COVID-19 Curfew

By Nick Aspinwall
The incident is the latest in a long list of alleged human rights abuses that have attended one of the world’s strictest coronavirus lockdowns.
Philippine Police Shoot Nine Dead in Anti-Communist Raids
March 09, 2021

Philippine Police Shoot Nine Dead in Anti-Communist Raids

By Sebastian Strangio
Activists claim the victims were unarmed political organizers and workers' advocates.

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