Opinion

Attacks on indigenous rights defenders should not be ignored

Dozens of indigenous rights defenders have been killed this year but the world has looked the other way.

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
- Alfred Brownell

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

Asia Pacific

Philippines journalist charged with tax evasion

The journalist and her supporters say this is persecution by a government that sees journalists as the enemy.

Asia Pacific

Philippines: Ex-senator acquitted in high-profile plunder case

Resolution of his plunder case allowed Ramon Revilla Jr to post bail and be released from detention.

Philippines: Ex-senator acquitted in high-profile plunder case

Philippines

Philippines' Duterte: 'Kill those useless bishops'

Provocative president intensifies attack on the Catholic Church, which opposes his deadly war on drugs.

Philippines' Duterte: 'Kill those useless bishops'

Opinion

A long-awaited turning point in Duterte's bloody drug war

A landmark court ruling in the Philippines could be the beginning of a major pushback against police abuses.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Media

Rappler CEO vows to report on Duterte drug war amid arrest threat

Maria Ressa vows to fight tax evasion charges and calls out Duterte administration for weaponising laws against critics.

Rappler CEO vows to report on Duterte drug war amid arrest threat

Philippines

'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

Asia Pacific

Rodrigo Duterte 'jokes' about cannabis use

The Philippine president, whose war on drugs has killed nearly 5,000, says he used cannabis but later retracted it.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'jokes' about cannabis use

Asia Pacific

Philippines: Human rights lawyer shot dead

Ben Ramos, another victim of crimes against lawyers, represented many in land disputes against powerful politicians.

Philippines

Philippine court jails police officers for drug-war murder

Ruling is the first conviction for police killings in the Philippines drug crackdown that's claimed thousands of lives.

Philippine court jails police officers for drug-war murder

Rodrigo Duterte

'Duterte death squad' to target Maoist assassins

President Duterte says his hitmen would take out communists who were deployed to kill police during the 1970s and '80s.

Rodrigo Duterte criticised over 'Duterte death squad' threat

Opinion

The Philippines: Made in China?

Could Duterte's pursuit of closer relations with China cost him his political popularity in the Philippines?

Nicole Curato

by Nicole Curato

Nicole Curato

Asia Pacific

Philippines: Artists protest authoritarianism through their work

Philippine artists are using their talents to fight back against a government they accuse of silencing free speech.

Asia

Filipinos protest against Duterte's new China deals

Critics worry about increasing Chinese influence in the South China Sea and say the government needs to prove that these agreements with China will be worthwhile for Filipinos.

Philippines

China's Xi arrives in Manila with focus on infrastructure pledges

Philippines needs to show value of China relationship with $24bn in loans and investment mostly undelivered.

China's Xi arrives in Manila with focus on infrastructure pledges