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.
Filipino-Australian community groups have launched a petition to demand the Australian government stop military aid to the Philippine, reports Patricia Arcilla.
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.
In response to the Rodrigo Duterte government's mishandling of the typhoon disaster response, left-wing coalition Laban ng Masa released this statement.
The COVID-19 pandemic is being mishandled in the Philippines with political consequences, write Merck Maguddayao and Tony Iltis.
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.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s strong-armed response to the COVID-19 pandemic contrasts with its failure to deliver basic public services, including healthcare, to the people, writes Reihana Mohideen.
Sonny Melencio, chairperson of the socialist Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Labouring Masses, PLM) spoke to Green Left Weekly on May 21 about the left’s response to the recent Philippines elections, which were rife with alleged fraud, vote rigging and vote-buying.
The following statement on the February 13 arrest of Filipino journalist Maria Ressa was issued by the Filipino human rights movement, iDefend.
iDefend condemns the arrest of Maria Ressa by the National Bureau of Investigation on February 13 on charges of cyber-libel.
Ressa’s arrest is the latest demonstration of how government critics are silenced in a manner which mirrors a familiar style of the late Marcos dictatorship.
Press freedom in the Philippines is under increasing threat following the arrest and prosecution of journalist Maria Ressa, a critic of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, writes Merck Maguddayao.
Since Rodrigo Duterte began his term as the 16th president of the Philippines in 2016, Filipinos and the international community have watched in horror at accounts of dead bodies found nightly in the country’s streets, linked to extra-judicial killings (EJKs).
In its first year in operation, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ has taken more than 13,000 lives and left the country mired in a human rights crisis.
One of the organisations at the forefront of opposing Duterte’s war is In Defence of Human Rights and Dignity Movement, iDefend, a coalition of more than 50 human rights and grassroots organisations.
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