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Philippines: Embracing Transparency Critical for Mining Sector
April 02, 2021

Philippines: Embracing Transparency Critical for Mining Sector

By Anj Dacanay
The mining sector in the Philippines has had a lethal impact on people and the environment. Will an international transparency process help end it?

Philippines Demands China Remove Vessels at 6 Islands, Reefs
April 01, 2021

Philippines Demands China Remove Vessels at 6 Islands, Reefs

By Jim Gomez
According to the Philippine government, more than 250 Chinese vessels have been spotted near six Manila-claimed islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea.
Philippines Deploys More Patrol Ships Amid Rift With China
March 26, 2021

Philippines Deploys More Patrol Ships Amid Rift With China

By Jim Gomez
Manila is beefing up its "maritime sovereignty patrols" in the disputed South China Sea.

Philippines Protests China’s New Coast Guard Law as ‘Verbal Threat of War’
January 28, 2021

Philippines Protests China’s New Coast Guard Law as ‘Verbal Threat of War’

By Associated Press
A new Chinese law authorizes the country’s coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy other countries' structures on islands it claims.

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 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. 
Amid a Pandemic, Evictions Plague the Philippines 
October 09, 2020

Amid a Pandemic, Evictions Plague the Philippines 

By Michael Beltran
How can Filipinos, especially low-income families, stay at home when they are being forced into homelessness? 

Understanding the Plague of Violence and Impunity on Negros Island
October 06, 2020

Understanding the Plague of Violence and Impunity on Negros Island

By Luke Lischin
There persists on Negros a climate of violence and impunity supported by, but beyond the control of, the Duterte administration.

How the Philippine Army Can Find Its Place in the South China Sea
September 30, 2020

How the Philippine Army Can Find Its Place in the South China Sea

By Mark Payumo
Manila can exact land-based ownership of the maritime domain with a smarter strategy.

Duterte Threatens Criminals, Seeks Death Penalty for Drugs 
July 28, 2020

Duterte Threatens Criminals, Seeks Death Penalty for Drugs 

By Associated Press
The Philippine president is also seeking emergency powers and urging the return of the death penalty for drug crimes.
On Screen, Normalizing Queer Love in the Philippines
July 27, 2020

On Screen, Normalizing Queer Love in the Philippines

By Michael Beltran
A new Filipino LGBT series will push boundaries with an ordinary love story.

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