Protests vs killings in Philippines, return of Marcoses echo in Geneva

Manila, Philippines – Filipino human rights activists on Friday rallied in Geneva, Switzerland, to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the martial law declaration by dictator Ferdinand Marcos, a day after the International People’s Tribunal found President Rodrigo Duterte guilty of Read More …

Duterte cancels Canada Bell helicopter deal

Manila, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, February 9, abruptly cancelled a $235 million contract to buy 16 helicopters from Canada after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government ordered a review over human rights concerns. “I want to tell Read More …

EU to support Philippines in implementing 27 conventions to retain GSP+ status

Manila, Philippines – The European Union (EU) on Monday committed to continue working closely with the Philippines through the ongoing Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) monitoring process, guaranteeing support to ensure that progress is made on implementing 27 international Read More …