Philippines: Ending Clan Wars Crucial To Sustaining Peace

Deutsche Welle

In the Philippines, clan wars are driving intergenerational conflict and preventing girls from going to school.


Martial Law Lifted in Philippine South, But Military Presence Persists

The Interpreter

The role of the military on the strife-torn Philippine island isn’t about to change – and will continue to ensnare legal activists.


Martial Law Set to End in Restive Philippine South as Violence Ebbs

Voice of America

Curfews and road checkpoints have dominated much of Mindanao, an island racked by rebel violence, for 31 months


The Shattering Human Cost of the Philippines' War on Drugs

The Conversation

Under President Duterte, drug enforcement and attacks on environmental and indigenous defenders shake families and leave even the innocent fearing for their lives.


City of Sadness: Mourning the Ruins of Post-ISIS Marawi

The Interpreter

Trust must be re-established in Marawi before rebuilding can begin.


Ignored in Duterte's SONA, Mindanao's Lumads Vow to Defend Ancestral Lands

Nick Aspinwall

Ignored by President Duterte in his State of the Nation Address, Mindanao's Lumads continue to feel victimized by martial law, extrajudicial killings, and forced displacement, but will not stop defending their ancestral lands.


The Duterte Doublespeak: Exploring the Philippine President’s Long List of Lies

Michael Beltran

From backpedaling on promises to resign to ceding ground against China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is becoming known for playing fast and loose with the truth.


Here's How the Philippines Could Prevent Another Marawi Seige

Policy Forum

The Philippines' military, politicians and civil society must learn lessons from the Islamist attack that laid bloody siege to the city of Marawi, writes Joseph Franco.


Mindanao's Vanishing Chance for Peace

Jeroen Adam

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao not only has serious implications for human rights and democracy, but also risks shattering an already fragile pathway to peace on the island, Jeroen Adams writes.

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