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Is the Philippines turning into a police state?
The country seems to be transforming into a police state where authorities conveniently ignore human rights
COVID-19 pandemic threatens welfare of pregnant women, children
Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls around the world during the pandemic is this year's World Population Day theme
Philippine religious leaders decry shutdown of ABS-CBN broadcast network
Philippine religious superiors described the decision of Congress as a 'disgraceful act' and a 'brazen display' of 'trapo' power
‘Planting rice is never fun’
Proclaiming the Word of God is no different sometimes from what the farmer does on the soil to make it disposed for the planting.
400-year old image of Child Jesus missing after Manila church fire
Although there were no reported casualties, the church’s altar collapsed, pews were burned, and religious images were destroyed
Killing a network, fueling resistance
As repression worsens in the Philippines, the closure of a legacy highway of expression has sparked new avenues of resistance
Despite protests, Philippine Congress rejects franchise renewal of ABS-CBN
The network is officially shutting down after the House's legislative franchises body rejected the media company’s franchise application
Philippine Franciscan nuns continue mission for poor amid difficult times
Despite the limitations, the nun said they are looking for means to provide for those most in need and those displaced by the pandemic
Anti-terror law offers cold comfort, instills red-hot fear
To use the new law to suppress legitimate demands, arrest and detain those seeking justice, is nothing less than out-and-out State terrorism
Church, aid groups wary over anti-terror law provision that limits help...
The groups said the measure “gives broad powers to the implementors of the law in selecting which groups can provide aid” to communities