Outspoken Philippine Senator Leila de Lima, a prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s abusive “war on drugs,” has now been arbitrarily detained.
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rising anger against skeptics of his deadly anti-drug campaign led to editor’s arrest for cyber libel, experts suspect.
The U.N. is calling on the Philippine judiciary to drop all charges against journalist Maria Ressa. Pursuing the case threatens independent media.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration heightened its repression in 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019.
Philippine authorities should drop politically motivated criminal charges against the news website Rappler and its editor, Maria Ressa.
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s now-rescinded offer to resign halfway into office follows increased anger about the persistence of corruption.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