Coronavirus pandemic

Duterte urged to free jailed senator amid coronavirus lockdown

Group of Asian parliamentarians, rights advocates also denounce decision to exclude Leila de Lima from Senate session.

Duterte urged to free jailed senator amid coronavirus lockdown

Philippines

Murder of radio anchor caps turbulent day in Philippine media

Cornelio Pepino was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Tuesday while on a motorcycle with his wife.

Murder of radio anchor caps turbulent day in Philippine media

Philippines

Philippines largest TV network ABS-CBN ordered shut

Allies of President Duterte refused to renew station's 25-year licence following his tirades against the company.

Media

Targeted by Duterte, future of Philippines' ABS-CBN in balance

Top government lawyer's bid to stop operation of country's largest media company denounced as an assault on free press.

Targeted by Duterte, future of Philippines' ABS-CBN in balance

Coronavirus pandemic

Duterte extends Philippines's coronavirus lockdown to April 30

Order to extend restriction of movement comes amid rising death toll and delays to a planned mass testing programme.

Duterte extends Philippines's coronavirus lockdown to April 30

Coronavirus pandemic

Man shot dead in Philippines for flouting coronavirus rules

Country's first reported case of police shooting a civilian for refusing to follow restrictions to curb coronavirus.

Man shot dead in Philippines for flouting coronavirus rules

Coronavirus pandemic

Attacked & underpaid: Medics in Philippines battle stigma, virus

Philippine medical workers face derisory pay, outright hostility in a health system undermined by decades of neglect.

Attacked & underpaid: Medics in Philippines battle stigma, virus

Philippines

'Shoot them dead': Duterte warns against violating lockdown

Warning from Philippine president comes after slum dwellers stage protests over lack of food amid coronavirus crisis.

'Shoot them dead': Duterte warns against violating lockdown

Coronavirus pandemic

Duterte presses on with 'drug war' despite coronavirus lockdown

Rights groups call for immediate stop to police operations and warn against more abuses during national health crisis.

Duterte presses on with 'drug war' despite coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Philippines seeks 215 who attended Malaysia event

Religious gathering in Malaysia that drew 16,000 Muslims from about 30 countries linked to spike in COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus: Philippines seeks 215 who attended Malaysia event

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Philippines quarantines island of 57 million people

For daily wage earners, no work means no pay 'so no choice' and social distancing is impossible, critics say.

Coronavirus: Philippines quarantines island of 57 million people

Coronavirus pandemic

Left high and dry: Virus ban hits millions of Philippine workers

Travel bans implemented by their own government as well as foreign countries, put jobs and incomes at risk.

Left high and dry: Virus ban hits millions of Philippine workers

Philippines

Philippines: Senators challenge Duterte's US defence withdrawal

Duterte has announced plans to scrap 21-year-old agreement with US amid what critics say is a move closer to China.

Philippines

Duterte's drug war: Philippine fathers mourn sons in silence

Deeply entrenched norms that equate male strength with stoicism leave Filipino fathers struggling to cope with loss.

Duterte's drug war: Philippine fathers mourn sons in silence

Opinion

Duterte's decision to end the alliance with the US is reckless

Without US military support, the Philippines will face on its own major internal and external security threats.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian