Philippines


Philippines Suspends Police Anti-Drug Operations

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte announced last week that he has suspended the anti-drug operations of the Philippine National Police. All operations will now be transferred to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), which will entail a refocusing on larger drug syndicates as opposed to low-level street dealers and users. Since […]


The Philippines’ Commission For Human Rights Is Paralyzed Amidst A Barbaric ‘War on Drugs’

Rodrigo Duterte, president of Philippines, in June 2016 launched a highly controversial “war on drugs.” This war has led to the unlawful killings of over 7,000 people involved in criminal activity. Upon inauguration, Duterte called for citizens to kill drug-addicts, as well as any individuals involved in the drug trade. […]


Caloocan Police Force Dismantled As ‘War On Drugs’ Continues

On Friday September 15th, the Philippine National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) ordered the replacement of the Caloocan City Police Department. Caloocan, the fourth most populous city in the Philippines, is one of sixteen cities that forms the capital of Manila. The 1200-member force is to undergo 45 days of […]


Nuclear Brinksmanship On The Korean Peninsula

The successful subterranean test by North Korea of a hydrogen bomb, which they claim is capable of being mounted on to an intercontinental ballistic missile, though predictable, has raised alarm bells throughout the international community, particularly among the unified command centres in South Korea and Japan, which cannot operate independently […]


Alternatives To The Philippines’ Drug War

Thirty-two suspected drug dealers were killed in a 24-hour period in a shootout with police across the province of Bulacan, Philippines. Sixty-six buy-bust operations were conducted in which undercover police officers tried to buy illegal drugs from suspected dealers, and twenty such operations, along with fourteen searches, resulted in armed […]