Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.
Thank you. Please check your inbox to confirm.
By David Rising, Jim Gomez, Associated Press
“The overwhelming sentiment of the Filipino is that I’m not qualified, and it would be a violation of the constitution,” Duterte said. “I will follow what you wish, and today I announce my retirement from politics."…
By Jim Gomez, Joeal Calupitan, Associated Press
The Philippine president has said he accepts responsibility for the thousands of killings committed during police operations in his crackdown on drugs, adding that he was even ready to go to jail.
By Jim Gomez, Associated Press
The Philippine president has pardoned a U.S. Marine in a surprise move that will free him from imprisonment in the 2014 killing of a transgender Filipino woman that sparked anger in the former American colony.
On June 15th, a court in the Philippines convicted one of the country’s most prominent journalists, Maria Ressa, of cyberlibel. Advocates for press freedom quickly called the trial unfair, arguing it is part of a larger crackdown by Filipino President…
By Jim Gomez, Aaron Favila, Associated Press
An award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an Asian bastion of democracy.
By Associated Press
An award-winning Filipina journalist who has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration is bracing for a verdict next week in a libel case and says she sees the upcoming decision as "an existential moment" for democracy in the Philippines.
A U.N. human rights official says new anti-terrorism legislation passed by the Philippine Congress that allows extended detention of suspects without warrants and relaxes human rights safeguards is "very worrying."…
The Philippine president is suspending his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least temporarily avoiding a major blow to one of America's oldest alliances in Asia.
The leading broadcast network in the Philippines is off the air under a government order. ABS-CBN is one of the country's oldest and most influential networks.
Support Provided By:
Additional Support Provided By: