philippines

alert status : Genocide warning

Genocide stage:

7- preparation

 

Affected group:

  • government supporters

 

Current situation:

  • abu sayyef and his militants are harassing current government supporters

 

Developments

WASHINGTON — The fight to expel the Islamic State from its last shard of territory in Syria may be over. But the United States and its partners still face significant battles against the terrorist group, its affiliates and other networks that are less formally aligned with it elsewhere, in Afghanistan, West Africa and the Philippines.

Even before an American-backed Kurdish and Arab militia ousted the last extremist fighters fro...

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday offered Filipino citizenship to Rohingya refugees as he reiterated his willingness to accept them into the country.

“I am willing to accept Rohingyas. ‘Yung talagang walang mapuntahan tatanggapin ko ‘yan, gawain kong Pilipino,” he said in a speech before a convention of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines at the Manila Hotel.

Duterte said in April last year...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday summoned about 100 police officers accused of various crimes to his palace, lined them up in front of reporters, and threatened to kill them, the Philippines-based news site Rappler reported.

"You are useless to me," he said in front of the cameras on the driveway of the Malacañang Palace, according to the report. "You are a scourge to society."

He added: "If you keep doing that,...

January 16, 2018

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) firmly condemns yesterday’s Philippine government decision, announced by President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman, to revoke the operating licence of the country’s leading news website, Rappler, and today’s justice ministry announcement that it is bringing legal proceedings against the site.

RSF regards these measures as an unacceptable attack on press freedom and supports Rappler’s decision to appe...

September 30, 2017

Trends and Outlook

In Asia, the continuing security crackdown in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State prompted over half a million Rohingya civilians to flee, and North Korea conducted its largest nuclear test to date. At least 50 people were killed in Ethiopia in clashes between ethnic Somalis and Oromos, while Cameroon’s increasingly violent standoff between the government and minority Anglophones risks worsening. The main politi...

Men and children sleeping in front of a church in the Tondo district in Manila. The church served as a safe haven from police raids. Credit: Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times

MANILA — Every morning before dawn, Rosario Perez checks to make sure her sons are still alive. The three brothers, all in their 20s, sleep at the houses of friends and relatives, moving regularly, hoping that whoever may have been assigned to kill t...

Global Overview MAY 2017

May saw a new escalation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while in Libya deadly fighting in the south and in Tripoli dimmed prospects for reconciliation and bodes ill for June. In Egypt, the Islamic State (ISIS) orchestrated another major attack on Christians. Insurgent violence took a high toll on civilians in the Philippines and Afghanistan, and a bombing in Thailand’s deep south injured scores. Atta...

May 4, 2017

(Geneva) – United Nations member countries should denounce the Philippines’ brutal “war on drugs” that has killed more than 7,000 people since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in June 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. The Philippines will appear for the third cycle of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on May 8, 2017, in Geneva.

 Janeth Mejos reacts as the body of her father Paquito Mejos is take...

Jude Sabio from the Philippines poses for a photo with his complaint against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte outside the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, on April 24. (Mike Corder / Associated Press)

Filipino lawyer filed a complaint Monday with the International Criminal Court accusing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of crimes against humanity and mass murder — charges stemming from his wa...

Policemen stand guard near the body of a man killed during what police said was a drug related vigilante killing in Pasig, Metro Manila, February 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

The Philippine police have received cash payments for executing drug suspects, planted evidence at crime scenes and carried out most of the killings they have long blamed on vigilantes, said two senior officers who are critical of President Rodrigo Duterte...

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