Ephraim Escudero’s child holds a photo near by his memorial. The father of two was murdered in the brutal drug war of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
From the war on drugs to a crackdown on human rights and environmental activists, life for Filipinos is increasingly nightmarish.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Honeylet Avancena as he arrives at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Manila in November 2017.
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The Canadian deal to sell helicopters to the Philippines has finally been killed. What took so long, and why was it the Philippines, not Canada, that ultimately scrubbed the deal?
The controversial $12-billion sale of light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia has embroiled Justin Trudeau’s government in controversy. The vehicle in question is shown here at a news conference at a General Dynamics facility in London, Ont., in 2012.
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Canada used to be more careful about selling arms to countries that practised human rights violations. What happened?
Standing up against Duterte’s media crackdown.
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Rodrigo Duterte's authoritarianism has progressed from death squads and martial law to cracking down on press freedom.
In This Here. Land, a performance by Filipino and Australian artists in Sydney, the audience is asked to participate in a recreation of one of the Philippines’s drug killings.
Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte's 'War on Drugs' is estimated to have led to more than 13,000 killings. Artists - both in the Philippines and beyond - are helping communities work through their trauma.
Donald Trump’s and Rodrigo Duterte’s mutual admiration could bring about a thaw in U.S.-Philippine relations.
When Obama was president, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to break up with America. Is it time to make up?
Explosions continue in Marawi, a day after President Duterte declared the city liberated.
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President Duterte declared martial law back in March to aid the fight against Islamic militants. Many fear he will continue using this power.
Voters might be quite rational in refusing to give the green light to those who wield power and benefit from the status quo.
Ambivalence among voters is reason to think about how democracy is working for us as a community. To keep democracy alive we need to be sceptical about the exercise of power and keep it in check.
The crackdown is contributing to a culture of unchecked violence, which is increasingly accepted as a necessary measure.
Donald Trump constantly invoked the idea of political correctness gone mad in his presidential campaign.
Populist leaders not only attack the institutions of global capital, they also disregard the checks and balances of institutional democracy.
Chilean peacekeepers prepare to depart Haiti, where hurricanes and unstable governance have become major threats to the peace and safety of the populace.
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Duterte visits a police headquarters in Davao city.
It turns out that the president of the Philippines is exactly who he said he was.
The experience of journalists like Maria Ressa is all too common.
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Filipino journalist Maria Ressa has faced online harassment campaigns designed to discredit and silence her.
Anti-American and anti-corruption stances have given the president of the Philippines broad appeal.
Rodrigo Duterte has the opportunity to shape his foreign policy choices in relation to the two competing global powers.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is at an interesting place: leaning on China for financial support, and looking to the US for security cover.
How do leaders find authority as discerners of evil?
Wellcome Library, London.
Witch-finders of early modern Europe and modern Africa made themselves indispensable by showing people a threat of a growing crisis of threatening evil.
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The ongoing debate is a continuation of the Philippines' long journey towards reproductive health - and its having been turned into a political and moral issue by various actors.
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Trump’s encouragement of Duterte suggests that US pressure on regimes around the world to uphold civil liberties may have become a thing of the past.
Residents look on as a police investigator inspects the body of a suspected drug pusher, along an alley in Quezon city.
After a short suspension of anti-drug operations, President Rodrigo Duterte has resumed his bloody war.
The Philippines grabbed global attention in 2016 when Rodrigo Duterte was elected president by a landslide.
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The Philippines grabbed global attention in May 2016 when Rodrigo Duterte was elected president by a landslide. Often described as “Trump of the East”, Duterte has gained international notoriety for his…