Philippines
Duterte’s lockdowns falters even as Philippines add over 100,000 new COVID cases in 10 days

The series of heavily policed and extended lockdowns in place since March 2020, has failed to contain the spread of COVID-19 and given way to more human rights violations

Labor groups and activists decry continued raids and arrests in the Philippines

Social movements and community organizations are coming together to raise their voice against the continued violence and bloodshed inflicted on activists in the Philippines

Philippines Bloody Sunday raids Outrage against Duterte government in the Philippines after ‘Bloody Sunday’ raids 

Rights groups in the Philippines have strongly condemned multiple violent raids coordinated by the police and the military on Sunday which killed over nine people and led to the arrest of six others

Philippines drug war Philippines’ justice secretary admits wrongdoing in anti-drug operations

Findings of the Philippines Department of Justice show that police officers did not follow protocol in anti-drug operations where suspects were killed for resisting arrest. Rights groups and advocates say the admission is “too belittling and too belated”

Outrage in Philippines over mass arrest in a sanctuary school for indigenous children

26 indigenous persons, including 19 children, were taken from a sanctuary school in Cebu City by the police in a supposed rescue operation with child welfare authorities and the military

Hearings continue against anti-terror law in the Philippines

On the second day of oral arguments being presented before the Supreme Court of the Philippines, petitioners argued that the law undermines protections against state abuse

Philippines congressional committee approves amendment to open up key sectors to foreign capital

Left-wing opposition groups have criticized the measure which will allow the government to dilute protected rights of Philippines’ citizens in key economic sectors

Philippines apex court kicks off hearings on anti-terror law

The Supreme Court has begun hearing oral arguments on over three dozen petitions filed against the Anti-Terror Act passed by the Rodrigo Duterte government in July 2020

Filipino activist groups prepare for judicial hearings on draconian anti-terror law

On Friday, activist groups held a ‘send-off’ event for the legal team which has faced threats from a military official. The event was held at the University of the Philippines – Diliman which has borne the brunt of red-tagging by the Duterte government

Philippines universities condemn government attempts at ‘red-tagging’

The accusations were made by the head of the Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-insurgency body, Antonio Parlade, just a week after the government decided to deploy security forces into University of the Philippines campuses

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

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