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Philippine Wildlife Protection Law Fails to Curb Pangolin Trafficking
In the Philippines, the penalties for pangolin trafficking are not severe enough to deter poachers from making profits.
2019/08/19 | Michael Beltran
55 Philippine Indigenous Schools Suspended for Alleged Rebel Activities
The philippine government has suspended 55 indigenous schools, accusing them of teaching the children to rebel against authorities.
2019/07/20 | Michael Beltran
Family Threatened With Eviction to Protest at Duterte's Annual National Address
Poverty does not stop protesters from expressing their anger against President Rodrigo Duterte.
2019/06/28 | Michael Beltran
Not so Strong Man: Duterte Buckles Under Chinese Pressure Amid Maritime Row
Officials in the Philippines initially came on strong demanding China be sanctioned for an incident at Recto Bank, while Duterte kept his lips sealed. Days later Duterte finally dismissed the whole thing as 'a little maritime accident' and the administration fell in line, much to the ire of citizens. But — asks Michael Beltran — who is pulling whose strings here?
2019/02/22 | TIME
PHILIPPINES: The Dark Message Behind Maria Ressa's Cyber Libel Arrest
'They wanted me to go through being arrested,' Ressa says. 'They wanted me to feel their power.'
2019/01/01 | TIME
Philippines President Duterte Admits to Sexually Assaulting Maid as Teenager
Rodrigo Duterte, known for making statements that demean women, has now admitted to sexually assaulting a woman himself.
2018/10/13 | Global Voices
PHILIPPINES: Meet 'Gabbie,' a Chatbot Helping Sexual Harassment Victims
The chatbot helps women report sexual harassment, but it depends on Facebook to secure private chats.
2018/08/06 | 讀者投書
OPINION: Time for Taiwan to Modernize Its Views on Migrant Workers
Taiwan is a major employer of Southeast Asian migrant workers. We spoke with Archie, who has toiled in a factory for six years, and found a man not in the least bit deserving of the scorn and vitriol so often directed towards foreign workers in Taiwan.
2018/07/17 | TNL Staff
PHILIPPINES: A 5 Step Guide to Becoming a Communist Guerrilla
Interested in joining the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines? A millennial shares some inside observations to help you decide whether you have what it takes.
2018/07/10 | Coco Dollanganger
PHILIPPINES: Is the #BabaeAko Movement Really About Duterte?
The #BabaeAko movement grew out of anger with the misogyny of President Duterte - or so we thought. Many Filipino women resent efforts to politicize their struggle for equality.
2018/07/09 | Michael Beltran
The Duterte Doublespeak: Exploring the Philippine President’s Long List of Lies
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.
2018/06/22 | East Asia Forum
OPINION: US South China Sea Saber-rattling Stokes China Conflict Danger
Objectivity, fairness and balance are increasingly hard to find in analysis of China’s actions in the South China Sea.​​​​​​​
2018/02/03 | Ronald D. Holmes
OPINION: Duterte: Destabilizing, Explosive and Popular at Home
It's a bubbling economy and improvements in quality of life that give Duterte the support he needs to effectively silence his critics.
2018/01/25 | Wendy Chang
FILM REVIEW: 'Kontrata' Decries Human Cost of Contract Labor
A piece of fiction from Mayday Multimedia raises questions about the destinies of over-educated contract workers in the Philippines and around the world.