Rodrigo Duterte
Philippines killings Outrage in Philippines over killing of 2 indigenous farmers and a child by army

In southern Philippines, three indigenous people including a 12-year-old girl were killed in indiscriminate firing by the army at a group of farmers claimed to be communist insurgents

Filipino forces kill Indigenous people as state violence continues and other stories

Today we look at the massacres of Indigenous people by armed forces in the Philippines, violence against civilians by Myanmar’s junta forces, and more

Israeli air strikes on Gaza enter second week and other stories

Today we look at the situation in Gaza in the 2nd week of Israeli attacks, the results of Chile’s Constitutional Convention elections, and more

Gaza death toll crosses 100, extremist mobs attack Palestinians and other stories

Today we look at the attacks by extremist mobs on Palestinians, demands for fair wages and safety by nursing home workers in the US, and more

In Philippines, death of COVID-19-infected political detainee reveals plight of prisoners

59-year-old Joseph Canlas was arrested on March 30 in the latest wave of repression by the Rodrigo Duterte regime. His death has brought national attention to the plight of inmates held in prisons in the Philippines

Duterte’s lockdowns falters even as Philippines add over 100,000 new COVID cases in 10 days

The series of heavily policed and extended lockdowns in place since March 2020, has failed to contain the spread of COVID-19 and given way to more human rights violations

Labor groups and activists decry continued raids and arrests in the Philippines

Social movements and community organizations are coming together to raise their voice against the continued violence and bloodshed inflicted on activists in the Philippines

Philippines Bloody Sunday raids Outrage against Duterte government in the Philippines after ‘Bloody Sunday’ raids 

Rights groups in the Philippines have strongly condemned multiple violent raids coordinated by the police and the military on Sunday which killed over nine people and led to the arrest of six others

Outrage in Philippines over mass arrest in a sanctuary school for indigenous children

26 indigenous persons, including 19 children, were taken from a sanctuary school in Cebu City by the police in a supposed rescue operation with child welfare authorities and the military

Hearings continue against anti-terror law in the Philippines

On the second day of oral arguments being presented before the Supreme Court of the Philippines, petitioners argued that the law undermines protections against state abuse

Philippines congressional committee approves amendment to open up key sectors to foreign capital

Left-wing opposition groups have criticized the measure which will allow the government to dilute protected rights of Philippines’ citizens in key economic sectors

Philippines apex court kicks off hearings on anti-terror law

The Supreme Court has begun hearing oral arguments on over three dozen petitions filed against the Anti-Terror Act passed by the Rodrigo Duterte government in July 2020

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