Asia Pacific

Hundreds of child soldiers released in Philippines

Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the country's largest armed group, ends recruitment of children as part of peace plan.

Rodrigo Duterte

Retired officer links Duterte to almost 200 killings

Philippine officer admits to killing 300 people, about 200 as a member of a 'Davao death squad'.


Philippines: Drug suspects 'routinely' killed by police

Human Rights Watch report alleges officers execute drug suspects and plant evidence to cover up their crimes.

Death penalty

Philippines: Death penalty campaign clears major hurdle

President Duterte's efforts to reinstate capital punishment for drug-related crime receives backing from congress.

The Listening Post

Journalism in Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines

Rappler's editor-at-large Marites Vitug discusses the current state of the news media in the country.

The Listening Post

The challenges of journalism in Duterte's Philippines

On the streets with Manila's 'night crawlers; plus, an in-depth interview with Rappler's Marites Vitug.

The Listening Post

Manila's nightcrawlers capture Duterte's drug war

Al Jazeera takes to the streets with the photojournalists documenting Philippine president's war on drugs.

Asia Pacific

Critic of Duterte's drug war arrested on drug charges

Senator and vocal critic of President Duterte faces drug-trafficking charges related to her term as a justice secretary.

Asia Pacific

Top critic of Duterte's drug war ordered arrested

De Lima, a vocal critic of President Duterte, is facing drug trafficking charges during her term as a justice secretary.

Human Rights

Amnesty warns of 'darkest times' as hate speech rises

Group says fear mongering increasing as it cites violations of civil liberties in 159 countries from Myanmar to France.

Asia Pacific

Ex-cop says Duterte paid him to kill drug suspects

Philippine president ran a 'liquidation squad' as mayor of Davao city targeting drug dealers, alleges former policeman.


Thousands march against Duterte's war on drugs

Filipino Catholics condemn a 'spreading culture of violence' as the president's anti-drug campaign kills thousands.

Rodrigo Duterte

Children and Duterte's drug war: Lessons from the past

More than 30 children have been killed since the Philippine president launched his controversial war on drugs in June.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte pressed for details of $44m 'hidden deposit'

Opposition senator releases 'proof' that president and his family did not declare multiple deposits as required by law.

Rodrigo Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte's peace plans are in tatters

The Philippines president ended peace negotiations with communist rebels, raising the possibility of renewed conflict.

by Richard Javad Heydarian