Philippines

Katips the film

Mariza Sollano talks about a new film portraying the lives and tribulations of student activists during martial law in the Philippines, which will be screening around the country in October.

Reihana Mohideen explains why the May 9 Philippine elections represented a consolidation of the power of political dynasties and clans in the country and the left's call for a “broad, united front” against the result.

Bong Bong Marcos

Reihana Mohideen discusses the May 9 election result in the Philippines, which saw the consolidation of rule by political dynasties and clans under the former Rodrigo Duterte regime.

PLM attacked in Mindanao

A delegation led by Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM) presidential candidate Leody de Guzman came under gunfire in Mindanao on April 19, while meeting with members of an Indigenous tribe on their occupied lands, reports Susan Price.

Leody de Guzman and Maria Ressa

The May 9 national elections in the Philippines are taking place as the country reels under the blows of multiple system crises — climate, economic and social — compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Reihana Mohideen.

Walden Bello

The Party of the Labouring Masses and Fight of the Masses are jointly fielding a slate of candidates in the May 9 national elections in the Philippines. Vice presidential candidate Walden Bello spoke at the election platform launch.

Members of the “dynasty triad”, from left: Bongbong Marcos, Sara Duterte and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Three of the country’s most powerful political dynasties – the Marcoses, Arroyos and Dutertes – have entered into an unholy alliance with the hope of consolidating power in 2022 and beyond, writes Sonny Melencio.

There are growing calls for Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte to resign over his government’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, corruption and brutality, reports Susan Price.

Australian-Canadian mining company OceanaGold is misleading the public about support for its mine in Central Luzon in the Philippines, reports Ron Guy.

The intensification of multiple, intersecting crises under capitalism, which are disproportionately affecting women, requires a united struggle against them, writes Reihana Mohideen.

In response to the Rodrigo Duterte government's mishandling of the typhoon disaster response, left-wing coalition Laban ng Masa released this statement.

Socialists in the Philippines are appealing for funds to support relief operations in the wake of Typhoon Vamco (Ulysses) and Super Typhoon Goni, reports Susan Price.

The COVID-19 pandemic is being mishandled in the Philippines with political consequences, write Merck Maguddayao and Tony Iltis.

Long-time feminist and socialist Reihana Mohideen on the dire situation in the Philippines, where workers in the informal sector and the urban poor are bearing the brunt of a woefully inadequate health response by the Rodrigo Duterte regime.

Filipino activists delivering aid to communities abandoned by the government are facing daily threats, harassment and arrest. They are appealing for urgent funds to continue their work among the urban poor, writes Susan Price.

While President Rodrigo Duterte's regime has so far failed to enact an emergency health response to the coronavirus pandemic in the Philippines, social movement activists are providing much-needed practical assistance to communities under threat.

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