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Philippines indigenous deaths Filipino lawmakers and activists demand inquiry into recent killings of Indigenous leaders

Legislators of the left-wing Makabayan bloc have called for an investigation by the Philippines House of Representatives into the recent mass killings of Tumandok community leaders on December 30

Duterte’s war on drugs comes under scrutiny by ICC

The prosecutor’s office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has found “reasonable basis to believe” that crimes against humanity have been committed by Rodrigo Duterte’s government in the Philippines

ICC’s report on the Philippines alleges crimes against humanity committed by Duterte regime

The ICC prosecutor’s report found “reasonable basis to believe” that the Philippines government committed crimes against humanity during its war on drugs

Journalist Virgilio Maganes shot dead in Philippines, the 18th such murder during Duterte’s rule

62-year-old Virgilio Maganes was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the Pangasinan province on Tuesday. He had survived a similar attempt on his life in 2016

Duterte pardons US marine Duterte’s pardon for US marine who murdered trans woman sparks outrage in Philippines

Opposition parties and human rights groups such as Karapatan have accused president Rodrigo Duterte of giving in to US interests and have condemned the different standards applied to US personnel

Philippines state violence against activists Filipino activists reiterate demands for protection from political murders

Human rights advocacy group Karapatan Alliance has approached the Philippines supreme court seeking protection. The group has documented the murder of 185 human rights defenders and social movement activists since July 2016

Social activist and rights advocate Zara Alvarez murdered in the Philippines

Zara Alvarez was killed by unidentified gunmen in Bacolod City on Monday. The incident comes a week after NDF peace consultant Randall Echanis was killed near the capital Manila

Protesters march in Manila against new anti-terror law, pandemic mismanagement

Large demonstrations were held across the country despite dozens of arrests and detention of suspected protesters

Government crackdown on press continues in Philippines as Congress denies a license for ABS-CBN

In a vote at the congressional committee for franchises, pro-Duterte legislators blocked ABS-CBN franchise license over “political bias” against the president

Filipinos take to the streets opposing Duterte’s Anti-Terror Law

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte received widespread condemnation for passing the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which he signed unto law on July 3.

Philippines anti-terror law protest Activists and citizens rally against new anti-terror law in the Philippines

Critics argue that the new anti-terror law pushed through parliament by the Rodrigo Duterte administration makes it easier to criminalize dissent and crack down on critics

Journalist Maria Ressa convicted of libel, blow to press freedom in Philippines

Ressa, along with her colleague Reynaldo Santos Jr., were charged of ‘cyber libel’ under a contentious 2012 law by a multimillionaire businessman

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