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2020/04/09 | Michael Beltran
Mass Arrests in the Philippines as Lockdown Tightens
The mass arrest of 21 protestors on April 1 in Quezon City is the latest flashpoint in the government's draconian lockdown.
2020/03/17 | Voice of America
'Unprecedented' Lockdown of Manila Expected to Cut Philippine Economic Growth
The Philippine capital and its core suburbs will ban people from coming or going through April 14 to contain spread of the coronavirus.
2019/12/12 | Michael Beltran
Manila's Arrest of Dissident Artists Could Interfere With Freedom of Expression
On November 30, the Manila police arrested street artists who were writing political messages on the wall for "vandalism." Many are now interpreting the act as the government's crackdown on freedom of expression.
2018/09/27 | Michael Beltran
EXPERIENCE: The Sights and Sounds of Plastikan, Manila's 'Dumpsite Slum'
Through a visit to Manila’s ‘Plastikan,’ the author shares his introduction to urban poor movements in the Philippines.
2017/02/22 | Michael Beltran
Who Started the Manila Fires? (Part One)
'Someone wanted them to happen, someone stands to profit, and hardly anybody is talking about it.'
2016/08/12 | TNL Staff
10 Inmates Killed in Philippines Prison Grenade Blast
At least 10 inmates who were killed at a prison in the Philippines on Thursday may have been trying to escape.