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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

UN IPCC report details accelerating, irreversible climate impacts and other stories

Today we look at the IPCC report on adaptation and vulnerability, the killing of 5 civilians by the Philippines army in a supposed “encounter”, and more

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

Journalist killed in firing at garment workers’ protest in Haiti and other stories

Today we look at the violent repression of garment workers’ protests in Haiti, a report on Israel’s illegal practice of withholding bodies of Palestinians, and more

Pedro Codaste killing in the Philippines Filipino ex-militant and peace consultant’s killing raises many questions

The banned Communist Party of the Philippines has questioned the military’s narrative surrounding the death of Pedro Codaste and alleged that he was kidnapped and tortured before being killed

US to deploy warship, fighter jets to UAE after Houthi missile attack and other stories

Today we look at the deployment of US arms to the UAE, the Amnesty Intl. report on Israel’s apartheid crimes against Palestinians, and more

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

Protests across the Philippines condemn rights abuses under Duterte and other stories

Today we look at protests against repression and rights abuses in the Philippines, the ‘Kisan Sansad’ sit-in set up by Indian farmers amid the ongoing struggle, and more

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

Peru’s election jury proclaims socialist Pedro Castillo as president and other stories

Today we look at the official declaration of Pedro Castillo as Peru’s next president, a strike by workers at a Frito Lay plant in the US against brutal working conditions, and more

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