In 2019, 212 environmental defenders were killed worldwide. Of those, 43 were killed in the Philippines.
The President of the Philippines used his inaugural United Nations speech to lash out at human rights campaigners who are in the line of fire in the country's war on drugs
Mela Franco Habijan was crowned 'Miss Trans Global' as a U.S. Marine who murdered a transgender woman in 2014 was being set free in the Philippines.
Activists targeted by the government are stuck at home due to draconian lockdowns, giving them no way to escape from the hitmen actively hunting them down.
A Photo of Burnt-Out Medical Workers in the Philippines Goes Viral. Duterte Says They Should Stop Complaining.
In response to criticism of his handling of the pandemic, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told medical workers they needed to do some “soul searching,” and that rather than help, “all you do is complain.”
In his nearly two-hour State of the Nation Address riddled with contradictions and ironies, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte laid future plans to continue to exert his power against those he considers enemies.
Just a day before President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address, an office raid of a local magazine raises fears of diminishing liberties.
Duterte’s Sidekick Is Having His Online Critics Investigated Amid Fears of Gov’t Abuse of Cybercrime Laws
Philippine senator Bong Go, a close Duterte ally, requested authorities open investigations against several online commenters under the country’s controversial cyberlibel laws.
In a Win for Duterte, the Philippine Congress Officially Shut Down the Country’s Largest News Network
President Rodrigo Duterte had repeatedly stated that he had a personal grudge against the network.
Despite being frequently compared to the populist leaders, Duterte said their 'devil may care' approach could wreak havoc in the Philippines.
Filipinos are calling on their compatriots to #OustDuterteNow, as many continue to protest against the new law over fears it could be used to charge government critics as terrorists.
After years of police successfully claiming "self-defense" as bodies piled up in the country's bloody drug war, will the same rationale work when the victims are on-duty intelligence officers?