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Amid lockdown, Philippines’ Duterte falls back on kill threats

Supplies are low, Duterte grudgingly admitted, because the govt did not expect the contagion to spread so fast

Misplaced priorities spark protests by hungry poor

Casual laborers and day workers who eke out a living on the streets of Manilla are badly affected by govt’s quarantine orders

Philippine govt, rebels declare truce amid COVID-19

While the declared three-week truce by the two sides is too short, the opportunity to pursue a durable and lasting peace remains

Emergency powers won’t help Duterte’s govt fight coronavirus

Many of the problems cited to justify the new emergency powers actually stem from the president’s initial reluctance to prepare for a public health crisis

Philippines’ Duterte declares ‘National Week of Prayer’

President recognizes the 'vital role of faith in bringing about peace, solidarity, compassion, and heroism in times of adversity'

Philippine ceasefire with Reds welcome amid coronavirus

The Catholic Church and faith-based groups have been consistent in their stance that the two sides should resume formal peace talks

‘Lies, all lies’: Filipino bishops blast Duterte over Cardinal Tagle claims

Church leaders described the Philippine president's statement as 'irresponsible' and 'ludicrous'

The unnecessary need to kill

The Church and pro-life groups should oppose the restoration of the death penalty in the Philippines with as much conviction as they can muster

Filipino activists post bail in perjury case

Activists claim the case was filed as reprisal for their efforts to secure legal protections against threats of state violence

Gereja Filipina bertindak atas pelecehan seksual para imam

Ketika masih menjadi walikota Davao City di Mindanao, dan mengincar kemenangan pada pemilihan presiden Filipina pada Desember 2015, Rodrigo Duterte mengeluarkan pernyataan yang sangat mengejutkan saat kampanye.