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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

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

Outrage in the Philippines as ex-dictator’s son wins crucial election and other stories

Today we look at the initial results of the presidential elections in the Philippines, another brutal prison massacre in Ecuador, and more

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 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

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

US conditional aid to UN agency violates Palestinian right of return and other stories

Today we look at protests in Gaza against a funding agreement between the U.S. and the UNRWA, a U.S. court ordering Indigenous people in Ecuador to pay the Chevron corporation’s legal fees, and more

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

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

Protests break out against extension of martial law in southern Philippines

The third extension to martial law was approved by parliament on December 12 and seeks to “combat ‘extremists,’ specifically the banned Maoist group, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), and its extended guerila and political apparatus.”