War On Drugs

Philippines out of International Criminal Court

The Philippines was officially out of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Sunday, though the beleaguered tribunal has pledged to pursue its examination of alleged illegal killings in the government's drug war.

18 March 2019

Packed prisons in the Philippines

2019 is slated to be a year of elections for the Southeast Asian region. Not only will Indonesia see its first presidential election since 2014, Thailand too has promised to hold an election this year since the military coup of 2014.

13 January 2019

Myanmar: Meth capital of the world

A report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) this week pointing out that Myanmar’s Shan State is one of the world’s largest producers of crystal methamphetamine is hardly surprising.

12 January 2019

First conviction in Philippine drug war killing

Three Philippine policemen were sentenced on Thursday to decades in prison for murdering a teenager during an anti-narcotic sweep, a first conviction of officers carrying out President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

1 December 2018

Holding Duterte accountable

On 12 October, the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs announced that the country had won its bid for a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

29 October 2018

Filipinos deeply conflicted on drug war

Jailed drug user Bitoy Paras perks up when describing his support for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on narcotics, an unlikely fan of a campaign that has left Filipinos deeply conflicted.

17 October 2018

More mayoral murders

As the Philippines heads towards next year’s congressional and local elections, the assassinations of public officials may be on the rise again.

3 October 2018