Philippines

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‘He cared when no one did’: Filipino human rights lawyer Chito Gascón dies of Covid
Gascón, who frequently clashed with Rodrigo Duterte over his ‘war on drugs’, has been hailed as a ‘true hero’ of democracy

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

20, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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‘Some call it a circus’: dictator’s son, boxing icon and former actor vie to lead Philippines
Presidential vote is likely to be referendum on the kind of governance the public wants after almost six years of Rodrigo Duterte in power

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @2:14 AM

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‘A triumph of truth over lies’: joy in the Philippines over Maria Ressa’s Nobel prize win
The award has put a spotlight on the struggle of journalists and activists fighting President Rodrigo Duterte’s attacks on press freedom

Girlie Linao in Manila

12, Oct, 2021 @5:48 AM

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‘We have to show courage’: the Philippines mothers taking Duterte and his ‘war on drugs’ to court
Up to 30,000 are believed to have died since the president urged police to start killing drug users – now their families want justice

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

10, Oct, 2021 @11:45 PM

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In Rodrigo Duterte’s war on press freedom, Maria Ressa stands up for the truth | Rachel Obordo
As a fellow Filipino journalist, I was inspired by news that the Rappler founder had won the Nobel peace prize, says Guardian journalist Rachel Obordo

Rachel Obordo

09, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘War reporting was easier’: Maria Ressa’s journey to Nobel prize winner
Since launching the news site Rappler, the Philippine journalist has faced abuse from Rodrigo Duterte’s supporters

Rebecca Ratcliffe south-east Asia correspondent and Jon Henley

08, Oct, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win Nobel peace prize
Filipina and Russian given 2021 award as organisers warn of threat to independent media worldwide

Jon Henley, Pjotr Sauer in Moscow and Rebecca Ratcliffe, South-east Asia correspondent

08, Oct, 2021 @12:47 PM

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Manila’s newly homeless tell of survival in lockdown – photo essay
As Covid hit, thousands of Filipinos were left trapped in the capital without work. Many ended up on the street and are still waiting to rebuild their lives

Alecs Ongcal

08, Oct, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Photos show Manila Bay mangroves ‘choking’ in plastic pollution
The Navotas mudflats are among the last of their kind and act as a crucial feeding ground for migratory birds, but they are being buried in plastic

Rebecca Ratcliffe, south-east Asia correspondent

05, Oct, 2021 @12:13 AM

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‘I’m quitting politics’, says Rodrigo Duterte – for a second time
Fears that controversial leader is lining up his daughter as his successor

Rebecca Ratcliffe

03, Oct, 2021 @2:41 AM

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Philippines’ youth call for systemic change at climate protest
Protesters parading an effigy of Rodrigo Duterte in Manila call for policies that prioritise people and planet

Carmela Fonbuena

24, Sep, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippines president
Popular senator pursues anti-corruption crusade, threatening jail for dishonest officials

Agencies

19, Sep, 2021 @11:47 AM

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