Philippines
stop-killing-farmers Church leaders order daily demonstration against unabated violence in Negros

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.

Activist attacked in Phillipinesjpg Attacks on activists in Philippines continue under the farce of ‘red-tagging’

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

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 36

This episode discusses the UN report on Venezuela, the assassination of a human rights activist in the Philippines and 500 days of workers mobilization in India.

negros against duterte govt Yet another activist murdered as violence and repression continues unabated in Negros

On July 7, human rights activist Salvador Romano, formerly a provincial coordinator of the rights group Karapatan, was murdered by unidentified gunmen

PDP-Laban-Assembly Duterte’s PDP-Laban emerges largest in the House, while the right makes major gains

The midterm election that was seen as a referendum on the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte has given the ruling coalition a super-majority

Left-wing activist Toto Patigas assassinated in the Philippines

Toto Patigas, an activist with the left-wing Bayan Muna party and a councilor of the city of Escalante, was hit on the head from behind while he was riding his scooter. This is the third attack on activists of the party since the murder of Randy Malayo in January

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 16

In this episode, we report on the protest in Philippines against the massacre of farmers by Army and war crime incidents in Yemen and Myanmar.

Filipino activists call for an international day of outrage against massacre of farmers

Protests will be held globally against the killing of 14 farmers in the island of Negros and the larger impunity of the Duterte government

Duterte’s exit from ICC a bid to escape probe on drug war?

The International Criminal Court had initiated an investigation into Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ which has led to thousands of deaths, mainly at the hands of vigilantes

Journalist’s arrest highlights Duterte’s war against dissent in the Philippines

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has waged a relentless war against all those who have criticized him or pose a challenge to him. Despite his attacks, or precisely because of these and his crimes, opposition to Duterte is growing

Following massive international pressure, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa is released on bail

Maria Ressa, editor of the website, Rappler, was arrested in connection with a case of libel under a draconian anti-cybercrime law. The offending article was however published months before the law even took effect

Filipino garment workers demand reinstatement of union leaders

After Pulido Apparel Company closed its factories in December, citing losses, it began re-hiring some of the workers but blacklisted union leaders and any workers who had supported the union

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