Opposition parties and human rights groups such as Karapatan have accused president Rodrigo Duterte of giving in to US interests and have condemned the different standards applied to US personnel
Human rights advocacy group Karapatan Alliance has approached the Philippines supreme court seeking protection. The group has documented the murder of 185 human rights defenders and social movement activists since July 2016
Zara Alvarez was killed by unidentified gunmen in Bacolod City on Monday. The incident comes a week after NDF peace consultant Randall Echanis was killed near the capital Manila
Large demonstrations were held across the country despite dozens of arrests and detention of suspected protesters
In a vote at the congressional committee for franchises, pro-Duterte legislators blocked ABS-CBN franchise license over “political bias” against the president
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte received widespread condemnation for passing the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which he signed unto law on July 3.
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
Ressa, along with her colleague Reynaldo Santos Jr., were charged of ‘cyber libel’ under a contentious 2012 law by a multimillionaire businessman
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
The assassination led to massive protests in Philippines against the witch-hunting of communist and peace activists by right wing Rodrigo Duterte regime.
Both the government and the CPP have categorically indicated willingness to reopen the peace process that was abandoned mid-way in 2017
Despite heightened militarization and oppressive tactics by states, people across the world refused to give in and fought back for their rights to life and dignity