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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.
2019/05/07 | Michael Beltran
PHILIPPINES: Press Freedom Under Siege as Duterte Unveils Opposition 'Matrix'
Journalists in the Philippines are speaking out against what they call a newly intensified effort by the Duterte administration to suppress press freedom.
2019/04/30 | Michael Beltran
Sarah Elago, the Youngest Lawmaker in the Philippines, Challenges Duterte's Boys Club
The youngest lawmaker in the 17th Congress of the Philippines is taking her party's fight for justice to the streets.
2019/04/23 | Michael Beltran
PHILIPPINES: Killing of 14 Farmers Highlights Duterte's Counterinsurgency Plans
The deaths of 14 farmers at the hands of Philippine police point to a wider counterinsurgency strategy which has struck rural communities with fear and outrage.
ANALYSIS: Major Issues Linger in the US-Philippines Security Alliance
A recent visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo clarified the US position on defending the Philippines, but questions remain over the longstanding security alliance.
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.'
2019/01/21 | Michael Beltran
Serial Misogynist: The Dangers of Duterte's Tyrannical Crusade Against Women
Rodrigo Duterte lords over a society where, from the Presidential Palace to the streets of Manila, misogyny and violence against women run rampant.
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.