Democracy through Filipino cinema: five film critics weigh in on which Filipino film comes to mind when thinking of democracy.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in the Philippines. The Philippines is a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, "2010 marked a significant improvement over previous polls that were marred by fraud, intimidation and violence". Also check out our section on World Democracy.
In the Philippines’ Calabarzon area, nine human rights defenders were recently killed and four others were arbitrary detained.
Democracy has regressed in much of Asia though there are notable exceptions like Malaysia and Taiwan. Post looks at role of China in these developments.
For the past year, I have lived in the Philippines on the Southern coast of Luzon Island. This article is to reflect on this travel as a lawyer, disabled person, and American citizen, and what I will do when I get home.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies appeared to have overwhelming leads in elections for the Philippine Senate, one of the opposition’s last bulwarks.
Rising inflation, endemic poverty and many others are the issues facing Philippine voters when they vote May 13 in midterm legislative elections.
Outspoken Philippine Senator Leila de Lima, a prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s abusive “war on drugs,” has now been arbitrarily detained.
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.