Rodrigo Duterte
World  /  Published 15.09.22

Book bans raise censorship fears

Independent authors and book publishers in the Philippines are coming under pressure for alleged ties to the country's Communist Party and for criticizing the government. In August, the Commissio...
By Deutsche Welle

World  /  Published 30.06.22

Rappler again told to shut down

The news website has angered President Rodrigo Duterte for investigating his drug war, and the government has filed seven criminal cases against co-founder Maria Ressa The Philippine government has a...
By Sui-Lee Wee

World  /  Published 08.05.22

Polls: Philippines on high alert

The Philippine police and military said on Sunday they were on high alert as last-minute preparations continued for the country's general election, even as the overall situation remained "rel...
By Reuters

World  /  Published 23.11.21

Exile not an option for Nobel winner

Philippine Nobel Prize winning journalist Maria Ressa ruled out on Monday going into exile over legal challenges she faces, and her lawyers urged the government of President Rodrigo Duterte to drop al...
By Reuters in Manila

World  /  Published 16.11.21

Duterte to run for Senate seat

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will compete for a seat in the country’s Senate in elections next year, his top aide said on Monday, ending speculation that he would run for vice-president...
By Reuters in Manila


World  /  Published 14.11.21

Sara Duterte joins race for Philippines’ No 2 job

The daughter of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte filed her candidacy for the vice presidency, the poll body said on Saturday, ending months of speculation about her 2022 election plans.  The Co...
By Reuters in Manila

World  /  Published 10.11.21

Duterte daughter pulls out of mayor race

The daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday removed herself from the running for mayor of Davao City, just days away from a deadline to change candidates for a presidential electio...
By Reuters in Manila

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.21

FB is programmed to stir up baser emotions

Before the advent of Facebook, the world knew that unhindered human free speech could be deeply problematic when amplified: it did not know that it could be hugely lucrative. The latter finding is wha...
By Sevanti Ninan

World  /  Published 12.10.21

Duterte congratulates Ressa

Journalists were not being muzzled in the country, he said. It was the first time the Duterte administration has publicly reacted to Ressa’s victory since she won the award on Friday. “Th...
By AP/PTI in Manila

World  /  Published 10.10.21

Under-pressure Rappler thrilled

The young editors and reporters of the Philippine news site Rappler were already busy on Friday. It was the last day candidates could file to run in next year’s elections, and the journalists we...
By Sui-Lee Wee in New York


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