#Rodrigo Duterte

  • Article: Philippines Sexual Harassment Law Lacks Impact Due to President's Conduct, Critics Say

    Philippines Sexual Harassment Law Lacks Impact Due to President's Conduct, Critics Say

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 16, 2019

    Due to Duterte's past behavior, critics believe civilians will not take the new law seriously. Read more

  • Article: Poverty Rates Have ‘Decreased Substantially’ in the Philippines Over the Past 3 Years

    Poverty Rates Have ‘Decreased Substantially’ in the Philippines Over the Past 3 Years

    By Madeleine Keck|April 12, 2019

    The country is working to lift 1 million people out of poverty each year. Read more

  • Article: Divorce May Soon Be Legal in the Philippines — Here’s Why That’s a Win for Women

    Divorce May Soon Be Legal in the Philippines — Here’s Why That’s a Win for Women

    By Daniele Selby|March 20, 2018

    The Philippines and the Vatican City are the only countries in the world where divorce is illegal. Read more

  • Article: Philippines Commission on Human Rights Needs $15 Million. Lawmakers Offered It $20

    Philippines Commission on Human Rights Needs $15 Million. Lawmakers Offered It $20

    By Joe McCarthy|Sept. 14, 2017

    The president has railed against the commission in the past. Read more

  • Article: 11 Ongoing Tragedies That the World Has Forgotten But We All Need to Remember

    11 Ongoing Tragedies That the World Has Forgotten But We All Need to Remember

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Olivia Kestin|Aug. 30, 2017

    Wars, natural disasters, and crackdowns. Read more

  • Article: Philippines Police Killed 60 People This Week, and Their President Is Happy About It

    Philippines Police Killed 60 People This Week, and Their President Is Happy About It

    By Colleen Curry|Aug. 17, 2017

    "Let's kill another 32 every day,” President Rodrigo Duterte said. Read more

  • Article: Why President Trump's Phone Call to Rodrigo Duterte Is More Than Troubling

    Why President Trump's Phone Call to Rodrigo Duterte Is More Than Troubling

    By Joe McCarthy|May 25, 2017

    The Philippines has a long history of corruption and grinding poverty. Read more

  • Article: Philippines President Issues Strict New Ban on Smoking

    Philippines President Issues Strict New Ban on Smoking

    By Colleen Curry|May 19, 2017

    Activists say 10,000 have been killed in Duterte’s drug war. Read more