Philippine authorities should drop politically motivated criminal charges against the news website Rappler and its editor, Maria Ressa.
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Philippines former first lady Imelda Marcos will have to appeal a corruption case in court to avoid jail and her seat in congress.
Even the type of dictatorship he seems to want is worse than average, it would be aggressive. As these midterms approach, I hope Americans can learn to follow another type of impassioned rhetoric, one that involves love.
Senator Trillanes President R.Duterte’s fiercest critic in Congress, plans to spend a second night holed up in the Senate after Duterte ordered his arrest.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s now-rescinded offer to resign halfway into office follows increased anger about the persistence of corruption.
Killings of land and environmental activists rose in 2017 as Mexico and the Philippines registered worrying increases
Philippine journalists took to the streets in support of a news website facing state-enforced closure
Senators called for unity and stronger institutions in the face of present-day threats to democracy
Police in the Philippines are suspending their war on drugs until they have cleansed their ranks
Sometimes blips on the diplomatic radar far away can be prescient of larger things to come. In the Philippines, things are happening, and they’re worth taking note of for the psychology of the country’s President Duterte.