Rodrigo Duterte
Persecution of activists Philippines As long as we are here, we will keep fighting: Filipino health activists brave repression

Following the election of Bongbong Marcos as president of the Philippines, health activists remain worried about the impact his presidency might have on the status of human rights in the country

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

Daily Round-up | Colombia’s Truth Commission releases final report & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories from the Truth Commission in Colombia, the death of migrants in the US, the trial of Palestinian youth Ahmed Manasra, and the action against Filipino news outlet Rappler

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

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

Assange US extradition case goes to UK Home Secretary, appeals remain and other stories

Today we look at the formal extradition order issued against Julian Assange, police repression of protests amid the crisis in Sri Lanka, and more