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Philippines Bloody Sunday killings UN experts call out Duterte’s silence on Bloody Sunday killings

Four UN special rapporteurs had inquired about the status of the investigation into the Bloody Sunday killings in the Calabarzon region near Manila, in which nine activists were killed in police raids on March 7 last year

Indigenous group intensifies opposition to dam project in north Philippines

The Isnag tribe in the Apayao province have declared senior officials of a national agency on Indigenous affairs as persona non grata on their ancestral lands, as the dispute over a major hydel power project intensifies

Duterte-Marcos Jr alliance Philippines Duterte-Marcos Jr. alliance is now official, rights advocates petition for disqualification

Sara Duterte, Davao City mayor and daughter of Rodrigo Duterte, and Ferdinand Marcos Jr, son of former Philippine dictator, have announced an alliance for the general election scheduled for May 2022

Brazen disregard for Filipinos killed: movements condemn Marcos Jr.’s presidential bid

Progressive movements are ramping up their resistance against the presidential bid of Bongbong Marcos, son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, in the upcoming 2022 election

The brutal legacy of Ferdinand Marcos

On September 21, the people of the Philippines marked the 49th anniversary of the imposition of martial law by Ferdinand Marcos

Under the shadow of Duterte, Filipinos remember the crimes of Ferdinand Marcos

Protests were held across the Philippines to mark the declaration of martial law by dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1972. The protests were especially significant ahead of the presidential elections scheduled for next year

philippines-peace Philippines slaps terrorist label on political arm of banned communist party

The terrorist tag on the National Democratic Front of the Philippines is unprecedented. The group has operated as the overground political arm of the banned communist party, and was involved in the peace process with the Duterte government

Duterte’s plan to arm vigilantes; activists and lawmakers cry foul

The Philippines president suggested that he is open to arm pro-government vigilantes as “power multipliers,” which was received with widespread condemnation from activists, opposition and even allies

Philippines killings Outrage in Philippines over killing of 2 indigenous farmers and a child by army

In southern Philippines, three indigenous people including a 12-year-old girl were killed in indiscriminate firing by the army at a group of farmers claimed to be communist insurgents

One arrest and three killings over the weekend in Philippines as repression continues

Three, including two elderly peace consultants of the communist National Democratic Front of Philippines (NDFP), were killed late Friday in two separate incidents

Filipino social movements demand protection for human rights lawyers and their clients

A week after authorities named peace activists and political prisoners as “terrorists,” raising alarm over continued crackdown, rights groups have called for court intervention to protect human rights lawyers

In Philippines, death of COVID-19-infected political detainee reveals plight of prisoners

59-year-old Joseph Canlas was arrested on March 30 in the latest wave of repression by the Rodrigo Duterte regime. His death has brought national attention to the plight of inmates held in prisons in the Philippines

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