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The Guardian view on the Marcos family’s return
The Guardian view on the Marcos family’s return: bad news for the Philippines Editorial The late dictator’s son didn’t have to rig the polls as his father did. But his …
Reuters Analysis
Analysis: Marcos as Philippine president a boon for China, awkward for U.S. By Tom Allard Supporters of presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. gesture and celebrate as partial results of the …
Fall and rise: Marcos family back in power in the Philippines
By Karen Lema  and Tom Allard Supporters of presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. gather to celebrate as partial results of the 2022 national elections show him with a wide lead over …
Mothers of disappeared UP students, human rights activist file complaints vs SMNI for Palparan interview
Mothers of disappeared UP students, human rights activist filecomplaints vs SMNI for Palparan interview KARAPATAN Press Release -https://groups.google.com/g/karapatan-updates/c/Ai63ELV9J1U 4 May 2022 In an administrative complaint filed today before the NationalTelecommunications …
Massacres Continue in the Philippines: The New Bataan Five
Massacres Continue in the PhilippinesDownload
38th Peoples’ Cordillera Day Central Statement
On the occasion of the 38th Peoples’ Cordillera Day, we remain steadfast in our struggles for land and life. We stand triumphant amid all the attacks inflicted by the fascist …
Solidarity with the Cordillera Peoples!
Solidarity with the Cordillera Peoples! Struggle amid the pandemic and political repression! The International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (International IPMSDL) sends our warmest greetings to the peoples …
STATEMENT ON THE APRIL 19 PROTEST ACTION AGAINST WTE INCINERATION 
STATEMENT ON THE APRIL 19 PROTEST ACTION AGAINST WTE INCINERATION Waste-to-energy incineration:  a threat to the lives of DavaoeñosOn April 19, 2022, thirty environmental advocates conducted a peaceful protest against the …
COMELEC makes way for Marcos Jr to seek election victory
Philippines' poll body throws out last petition against Marcos By Neil Jerome Morales  and Karen Lema Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, gestures as he speaks …
Besides Duterte, ICC prosecutor report names Dela Rosa, Aguirre, ‘DDS’
Source: https://www.rappler.com/nation/international-criminal-court-opens-investigation-drug-war-philippines 16 September 2021 A pattern It was newly-retired prosecutor Fatou Bensouda who asked the pre-trial chamber for authorization to open the investigation, which Malacañang persistently said would be …
ICC opens investigation into Duterte drug war, DDS killings
LIAN BUAN, RAPPLER  https://www.rappler.com/nation/international-criminal-court-opens-investigation-drug-war-philippines 15 September 2021 (2nd UPDATE) The investigation is a crucial stage where summons and arrest warrants can be issued. The Palace says the decision 'neither bothers …
Cebu-based lawyer ambushed, 57th killed under Duterte
From the Facebook account of Rex Fernandez Date: 26 August 2021 Source: Bulatlat.com By EMILY VITAL MANILA — Human rights lawyer Rex JMA Fernandez was ambushed by a lone assailant …
Solidarity statement: Stop the killings of human rights defenders in the Philippines
KARAPATAN Human Rights Update – https://groups.google.com/g/karapatan-updates/c/W8hDuLPFC7I?pli=1 Dear friends, We are forwarding this solidarity statement signed by 11 human rights groups and civil society organizations as well as partners in the …
Australia Is Enabling State Violence in the Philippines
Date: 12 August 2021 Source: Jacobin BY: PATRICIA ARCILLA Australia has a long history of meddling in the affairs of its Pacific neighbors. In the Philippines, right-wing strongman Rodrigo Duterte’s …
Maria Ressa’s Legal Team Welcome Dismissal of Libel Charge against Maria Ressa in the Philippines
Date: 12 August 2021 Source: Doughty street chambers On behalf of the international legal team representing award-winning journalist Maria Ressa, Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC welcomed the dismissal of a spurious libel prosecution …
Duterte’s five years: Deadliest for environmental defenders
GABRYELLE DUMALAG, Bulatlat.com 1 August 2021 MANILA — If President Rodrigo Duterte’s last and longest State of the Nation Address is any indication, the rest of his remaining months in …
‘State terror’: Report backs ICC probe of Duterte’s drug war
Ted Regencia Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/15/investigate-ph-human-rights-report 15 July 2021 Duterte, whose term ends next year, has pledged that his government will not cooperate with the possible ICC investigation [File: Erik De Castro/Reuters] …
Defend Windel Bolinget! Junk all trumped-up charges against Indigenous Peoples and human rights defenders!
info@ipmsdl.org 5 July 2021 The International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation  (IPMSDL) welcomes the recommendation to dismiss the trumped-up murder charges filed against Windel Bolinget and fellow activists …
Question to Secretary of State re killings of LGBTI defenders
Hansard 2 July 2021 Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he plans to take to challenge impunity for …
Philippines: Drop Proposal for New Militia
HRW: Duterte Government Plan Would Outsource Rights Abuses to Armed Civilians https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/07/01/philippines-drop-proposal-new-militia 1 July 2021 (New York) – The Philippine government should immediately drop its plan to organize new militias …