Caritas Philippines expresses opposition to proposed privatization of gov’t hospitals

Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo said the government should prioritize the needs of the "under-privileged, sick, elderly, women, and children"

Philippines, other ASEAN governments urged to stop using ‘lawfare’ against critics

“Lawfare is very common in the Philippines, but is happening everywhere in Southeast Asia and beyond," said Charles Santiago of Malaysia

Philippines to appeal ICC resumption of drug war probe

Officially, 6,181 people were killed in Duterte's "war on drugs" but rights groups say that up to 30,000 may have been killed

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Caritas Philippines expresses opposition to proposed privatization of gov’t hospitals

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