Officials in The Hague have announced a formal investigation into alleged state crimes committed as part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s aggressive counter-narcotics campaign in the Philippines. For several reasons, as Crisis Group expert Georgi Engelbrecht explains, the enquiry will face an uphill battle.

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Families who lost loved ones in President Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ cheer the International Criminal Court’s decision to begin a full investigation into the brutal campaign

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Overpriced sardines and politicized aid? Investigation by the City Council found irregularities in the city’s Covid-19 spending

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The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism follows congressional debates on the proposed bills. Follow this page for updates.

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The government has no choice but to borrow money to finance its pandemic response. Experts say Filipinos shouldn’t worry too much over borrowings – what’s important is that money is spent to allow the country to recover quickly and repay the debt.

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Families who lost loved ones in President Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ cheer the International Criminal Court’s decision to begin a full investigation into the brutal campaign

Overpriced sardines and politicized aid? Investigation by the City Council found irregularities in the city’s Covid-19 spending

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism follows congressional debates on the proposed bills. Follow this page for updates.

The government has no choice but to borrow money to finance its pandemic response. Experts say Filipinos shouldn’t worry too much over borrowings – what’s important is that money is spent to allow the country to recover quickly and repay the debt.

Nearly one in every 5 poor Filipinos do not have access to clean water. As lockdowns hit livelihoods, handwashing is a luxury they can’t afford.