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Philippines Refuses to Cooperate With ‘Unacceptable’ ICC Drug War Investigation
January 30, 2023

Philippines Refuses to Cooperate With ‘Unacceptable’ ICC Drug War Investigation

By Sebastian Strangio
Last week, the International Criminal Court ordered the restarting of its investigation into former President Rodrigo Duterte's violent "war on drugs."

Glimmer of Justice for 9-Year-Old Killed in Philippine Drug War
December 06, 2022

Glimmer of Justice for 9-Year-Old Killed in Philippine Drug War

By Sebastian Strangio
Last month, a court accepted the petition of Lenin Baylon's father seeking to correct the cause of death listed on his death certificate.
The Duterte Years Were Especially Deadly for Philippine Lawyers
October 17, 2022

The Duterte Years Were Especially Deadly for Philippine Lawyers

By Sebastian Strangio
The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers says that 133 lawyers have been killed in the Philippines since 1984, 59 of them over the past six years.

Imprisoned Duterte Critic Held Hostage During Escape Attempt
October 10, 2022

Imprisoned Duterte Critic Held Hostage During Escape Attempt

By Sebastian Strangio
The "near death experience," as former Senator Leila de Lima characterized it, highlights the peril she has faced since her imprisonment on spurious drug charges in 2017.

Philippine President Marcos Promises to Dial Back Deadly Drug War
September 14, 2022

Philippine President Marcos Promises to Dial Back Deadly Drug War

By Sebastian Strangio
The leader promised to emphasize education and rehabilitation, but repeated that he would not cooperate with an ICC probe into extrajudicial killings.

Philippines Requests ICC to Halt Drug War Investigation
September 12, 2022

Philippines Requests ICC to Halt Drug War Investigation

By Sebastian Strangio
Manila has repeated its claim that The Hague-based court has no jurisdiction over anti-drug killings committed under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Rodrigo Duterte’s Economic Legacy in the Philippines
August 02, 2022

Rodrigo Duterte’s Economic Legacy in the Philippines

By James Guild
He came to office in 2016 with a promise to "Build, Build, Build." How do Duterte's economic achievements stack up?
Philippines Will Not Rejoin International Criminal Court, Marcos Says
August 02, 2022

Philippines Will Not Rejoin International Criminal Court, Marcos Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement came after the Hague-based ICC sought to restart its investigation into former President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs."

The First 30 Days of the Marcos Presidency
July 29, 2022

The First 30 Days of the Marcos Presidency

By Mong Palatino
If the past month is anything to go by, the new administration is poised to carry on the legacy of Rodrigo Duterte.

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.

The Options for Duterte’s Post-Presidency
June 08, 2022

The Options for Duterte’s Post-Presidency

By Mong Palatino
Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to retire to his home in Davao City, Mindanao. But don't rule out another political chapter.
Philippines’ Duterte to Skip Upcoming US-ASEAN Summit
April 28, 2022

Philippines’ Duterte to Skip Upcoming US-ASEAN Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
The May 12-13 summit will take place just days after millions of Filipinos go to the polls to elect Duterte's successor.

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