Jonila Castro and Jhed Tamano, the two Filipino female environmental defenders who were abducted by the Philipines’ military captors for 17 days, resurfaced and spoke up against the authority.
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr touted the creation of a sovereign wealth fund as a game-changer for the economy, but experts worry that public funds will be plundered again.
Filipino human trafficking victims have filed a complaint against former Philippine envoy to Syria for abuse and neglect. Some say the embassy sold them back to their abusive employers after they escaped.
After WWII, the Philippines has shown willingness to aid American geopolitical interests. Now, civic groups want the country de-militarized and spared from the conflict of superpowers.
“The quarrying is to blame, no doubt about it. It’s always been like this, but we live in this area because we have nowhere else to go,” said an inspector for the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office.
Joma Sison, a revolutionary leader in exile, leaves a legacy deeply intertwined with the modern political history of the Philippines.
Security and military concerns, particularly on the South China Sea and Taiwan, were prominent in the discourse surrounding Harris’s visit.
Dozens of elite armed forces were sent to arrest Vertrudez Macapanpan, a 69-year-old environmental activist in the Philippines. She has no doubt the cause was her work defending a sacred mountain spring from a billion dollar development project.
Amid accusations of historical distortion, the Marcos government has stoked fears of re-writing history books as it cuts the budget for archiving and culture.
- Michael Beltran
- arlene brosas
- Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
- Sara Duterte
- Bonifacio Ilagan
- National Commission for Culture and Arts
- National Historical Commission of the Philippines
- The National Archives of the Philippines
- Francis Gealogo
- Tanggol Kasaysayan (Defend History) Network
- Eufemio Agbayani III
- National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (N
Walden Bello, an esteemed scholar and candidate for vice president in the last election in the Philippines, is the latest victim in a string of “cyber-libel” cases that have undermined civil liberties.