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Contemporary politics in the Philippines shows how emotions can inform human rights advocacy

  • Syme de Leon,

Duterte has used emotion to his advantage, so how can human rights be articulated to resonate more?

‘Slum Imaginaries and Spatial Justice in Philippine Cinema’ by Katrina Macapagal

  • Laurence Marvin S. Castillo,

This compelling book examines the depiction of the slums in recent Philippine urban cinema and aims to show slum inhabitants in Manila stake their ‘right to the city’.

How Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ is being significantly opposed within the Philippines

  • David Lozada,

A great deal of attention has been given to international opposition to the ‘war on drugs’, but domestic opposition has also had an impact.

The year of daring: revisiting the Philippine left’s dalliance with a strongman

  • Emerson M. Sanchez & Dr Jayson S. Lamchek,

Given Duterte’s open endorsement of mass killings and
anti-human rights rhetoric, how was an alliance possible with the left movement?

Overcoming Oligarchy? The UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Philippines. (中文)

  • Professor Andrew Rosser,

Major human rights abuses and even business-related killings are widespread in the Philippines.