Philippines


“War On Drugs” Becomes Massacre In The Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte was elected in June of last year. His bolstered campaign promised harsher punishments for criminals and stressed a national crackdown on the countries pervasive drug problem. As covered by CNN in his campaign, Duterte suggested that the government could not control the drug problem for reasons that […]


Multilateral Collaboration: Countering ISIS Influence In South Asia And Oceania

6 countries from Southeast Asia and Oceania gathered in the city of Manado of Indonesia this past Saturday (July 29th) to tackle the spread of Islamic State extremism and violence in the region. Co-hosted by Indonesia and Australia, the inaugural summit also brought together ministers from the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, […]


Police Brutality In The 21st Century

In London, on July 22, Rashan Charles, a 20-year-old father, died from injuries sustained during an incident with police officers, reports Al Jazeera.  Charles is not the first high-profile death due to an incident with police.  In fact, Edson Da Costa, another young black father, also died while in the […]


Martial Law Extended To 2018 In Mindanao, Philippines To fight ISIS-linked Extremists

On Saturday, The Philippines Congress extended martial law over the island of Mindanao until the 31st of December 2017. After a 7-hour long deliberation, President Rodrigo Duterte was backed by 261 legislators who agreed to extend the current military rule over the region in an effort to fight the armed extremists […]


How The United States Chooses Its Battles

Last Thursday, The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, a bipartisan branch of Congress, held a hearing for activists to address the human rights violations that have allegedly been committed during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug campaign. Duterte, since taking office, has already killed over 7,000 citizens, according to Human Rights […]