The Listening Post

Rappler's SEC case: Taming the Filipino media?

We ask if the Rappler case amounts to the Duterte government issuing a formal declaration of war against the media.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte offers '42 virgins' to visitors of Philippines

President makes unsavoury joke in New Delhi as he secures $1.25bn 'investment pledge' after meeting business leaders.

Duterte offers '42 virgins' to visitors of Philippines

The Listening Post

Duterte vs Rappler: Media on notice in the Philippines

As Filipino news site Rappler battles with authorities, media feel the chill. Plus, climate sceptics and the news media.

Philippines

Philippines: Self-rule for Muslims in Mindanao?

President Rodrigo Duterte warns another war could break out in Mindanao if legislation on Muslim autonomy collapses.

Philippines to fast track Muslim self-rule in Mindanao

Philippines

'Alarming': Philippines moves to close critical website

Decision by agency under President Duterte against journalist-run site is seen as attack on press freedom, democracy.

Government targets Rappler, website critical of Duterte

Philippines

Probe ordered into Philippine shopping centre blaze

Criminal inquiry ordered into shopping centre tragedy in Mindanao even as island reels from effect of tropical storm.

Probe ordered into Philippine shopping centre fire

Philippines

Philippines extends martial law to 'eradicate' ISIL

Congress approves Duterte's request to prolong military rule until end of 2018 in Mindanao region.

Philippines extends martial law to 'eradicate' ISIL

Philippines

Duterte requests martial law extension for south

Filipino president says longer military rule is necessary in Mindanao region to contain ISIL and communist fighters.

Duterte seeks south Philippines martial law extension

Podcast

Resisting Duterte's deadly war on drugs

Have church leaders and human rights groups in the Philippines had enough?

Resisting Duterte's deadly war on drugs

Opinion

The Philippines' Strongman Syndrome

Why are so many Filipinos embracing Rodrigo Duterte's authoritarian fantasies?

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Philippines

Anatomy of a police murder in the Philippines

The story of Kulot, one of the many teenagers suspected to have been killed as part of President Duterte's war on drugs.

The Philippines: when the police kill children

Human Rights

ASEAN summit silence on Rohingya 'an absolute travesty'

Southeast Asian leader skirt the issues of the Rohingya plight and the Philippines' drug campaign in summit meetings.

ASEAN summit silence on Rohingya 'an absolute travesty'

North Korea

Philippines: War with North Korea will 'end humanity'

Military confrontation with the communist nation would lead to a 'nuclear holocaust', President Rodrigo Duterte warns.

Rodrigo Duterte: War with N Korea would 'end humanity'