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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.

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.

Lawmakers Vote to Close Down Philippines’ Largest TV Network
July 10, 2020

Lawmakers Vote to Close Down Philippines’ Largest TV Network

By Associated Press
ABS-CBN stopped broadcasting in May. The rejection of its license renewal request this week takes it off the air for good.
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.

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