Philippines
As ‘holiday truce’ ends, is peace on the table for the Philippines?

Both the government and the CPP have categorically indicated willingness to reopen the peace process that was abandoned mid-way in 2017

Filipino activists denounce persecution by Duterte’s regime

In the past three years, a reported 43 workers have been killed by the police and security forces in the Philippines

Philippines crackdown Filipino security forces crack down on trade unions and progressive groups

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

Filipino transport workers strike against ‘modernization’ of public utility vehicles

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

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

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