Large demonstrations were held across the country despite dozens of arrests and detention of suspected protesters
In a vote at the congressional committee for franchises, pro-Duterte legislators blocked ABS-CBN franchise license over “political bias” against the president
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte received widespread condemnation for passing the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which he signed unto law on July 3.
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
Ressa, along with her colleague Reynaldo Santos Jr., were charged of ‘cyber libel’ under a contentious 2012 law by a multimillionaire businessman
The government of Rodrigo Duterte has been widely criticized for its high-handed and brutal crackdown against social movements under the pretext of dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak
Both the government and the CPP have categorically indicated willingness to reopen the peace process that was abandoned mid-way in 2017
In the past three years, a reported 43 workers have been killed by the police and security forces in the Philippines
As many as 56 leaders and members of various trade unions, progressive political parties and human rights groups were arrested in a series of raids in the city of Bacolod in the Negros Island
Public transport workers are angry at having to bear the bulk of the cost of the modernization of public utility vehicles. They fear this drive will lead to hundreds of thousands losing their livelihoods
As violence spirals in Philippines’ Negros, on civilians and activists by what are suspected to be pro-government forces, the island witnesses its 84th civilian killing since Duterte came to power.
Salvador Romano, a human rights defender, was fatally shot on July 7 on the island of Negros in Philippines. Peasant leaders, activists, and trade unionists in Negros are facing constant attacks and violence from the state authorities