Philippines
Protesters march in Manila against new anti-terror law, pandemic mismanagement

Large demonstrations were held across the country despite dozens of arrests and detention of suspected protesters

Government crackdown on press continues in Philippines as Congress denies a license for ABS-CBN

In a vote at the congressional committee for franchises, pro-Duterte legislators blocked ABS-CBN franchise license over “political bias” against the president

Filipinos take to the streets opposing Duterte’s Anti-Terror Law

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte received widespread condemnation for passing the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which he signed unto law on July 3.

Philippines anti-terror law protest Activists and citizens rally against new anti-terror law in the Philippines

Critics argue that the new anti-terror law pushed through parliament by the Rodrigo Duterte administration makes it easier to criminalize dissent and crack down on critics

Journalist Maria Ressa convicted of libel, blow to press freedom in Philippines

Ressa, along with her colleague Reynaldo Santos Jr., were charged of ‘cyber libel’ under a contentious 2012 law by a multimillionaire businessman

Philippines COVID crackdown on leftists In the Philippines, president Duterte threatens activists with police firing

The government of Rodrigo Duterte has been widely criticized for its high-handed and brutal crackdown against social movements under the pretext of dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak

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

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