Archive for the ‘Peace and Conflict’ Category

BANGKAY SA BANGKETA... kasi nga drug pusher ako. This is the sad refrain in a sardonic poem that a young Filipina wrote and read in a video she posted last week on her Facebook page. It does not matter, she averred, that the so-called drug pushers...

* Inilathala ng Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) * Isinalin sa Filipino ng Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) KAPAG ANG BAHAY O OPISINA MO AY HINALUGHOG O NA-SEARCH: When your house or office is searched ANO ANG DAPAT...

BY OFFICIAL POLICE DATA, from July 1 to 13 this year, the Duterte administration's war on crime has already chalked up big, if macabre, numbers: 135 persons killed or about 10 persons a day on average, and 1,844 arrested or about 141 persons a day on...

By the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism THE WAR on drugs in the last nine weeks -- or even before Rodrigo R. Duterte took his oath as president a fortnight ago on June 30 -- has yielded ever bigger numbers of casualties, arrests, and...

By Vino Lucero AMONG THE 802 unopposed candidates for the 2016 elections, a few stood out not just because their surnames sounded familiar, but also because of the frequency in which these kept popping up. Four surnames – Ampatuan, Ecleo,...

By Davinci Maru, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism THEY MAY be fewer and weaker but their right to vote is just as important as that all voters share. Their sorry situation is a context for the May 2016 elections. In large measure,...

“The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our plan to end poverty and ensure lives of dignity for all, recognizes the need to fight corruption in all its aspects and calls for significant reductions in illicit financial flows as well as for the...