Philippines
Filipinos in the US protest far-right President Marcos at his UN-debut

US-based Filipino organizations confront the dictatorial leadership of the Philippines, as President Marcos Jr. encourages US investors to exploit his nation

Philippines war on drugs Marcos administration opposes resuming ICC probe in ‘war on drugs’ killings

The Philippines government’s statements were prompted by the ICC prosecutor’s attempts to revive the investigation into the thousands of killings that took place under the Rodrigo Duterte administration

Walden Bello arrest Philippines Filipino activist and former vice-presidential candidate Walden Bello released on bail

Members of Bello’s leftwing coalition Laban ng Masa (in English, ‘Fight of the Masses’) have condemned the arrest, suggesting that it is part of a crackdown led by Sara Duterte and those allied with her

Court verdict against Rappler is an ominous sign for press freedom in Philippines

The Philippines Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s conviction on “cyber libel” against journalist Maria Ressa and researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr. Journalists’ groups say the grounds on which they were charged and the nature of prosecution are dangerous for press freedom

Rodrigo Duterte administration orders the shutting down of news portal Rappler

The securities regulator in Philippines has ordered a shutdown of one of the country’s prominent online news websites, Rappler, in the last days of the Duterte administration

Philippines websites blockedPhilippines websites blocked Philippines blocks over two dozen websites over “terrorist” tag, movements raise alarm

The websites blocked at the request of the outgoing National Security Adviser include progressive media websites Bulatlat, Monthly Review and Counter Punch, as well as the website of legally active left-wing political coalition Bayan Muna

Philippines red tagging Filipino movements fear greater repression as ruling class debates red-tagging

Despite critical statements by officials in the current and incoming presidencies on red-tagging, land defenders and activists have raised concerns about the possibility of greater state repression in the coming days

What does the Marcos-Duterte government mean for access to health in the Philippines?

The election of Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte is cause for concern for health justice activists in the Philippines as they expect increased persecution and insufficient budget for health

Philippines elections Marcos family returns to power in the Philippines

Bongbong Marcos and running mate Sara Duterte were elected in the Philippines with a landslide amid allegations of electoral fraud and violence

Explained: What these elections mean for democracy in the Philippines

The landmark election in the Philippines on May 9 will be crucial for the country. We look at the key candidates, their platforms, and the implication of the election on democracy in the country

Philippines army killings Filipino activists question army version of killing of five, including teachers; left bloc calls for probe

The Philippines army killed five people in the southern Mindanao region in an alleged shootout. Doubts were raised after it was revealed that two of those killed were volunteer teachers

Philippines EDSA Filipinos say “Never Again” on anniversary of EDSA Revolution

As progressive social movements remember the legacy of the 1986 revolution that brought down the dictatorial regime of Ferdinand Marcos, they call on voters to defeat the presidential bid of Marcos Jr. and his running mate Sara Duterte