Year: 2022

#TheRealDuterteLegacy | Under Duterte, heightened impunity led to the highest number of women political prisoners

Under President Rodrigo Duterte, the wee hours of the morning have been filled not with calmness but with anxiety as government critics fear they may be the next targets of illegal arrests and even graver rights abuses.

Lab Notes | A tainted vision for environmental rehabilitation: The case in Manila Bay

Ironically, DENR failed on its supposed promise of genuine rehabilitation and protection of Manila Bay that should also benefit the surrounding dependent communities, along with the concern of viewing Manila Bay as a dispensable experiment for its programs and initiatives that are not true to conservation initiatives and much worse, are not in line with science-based applications…

#TheRealDuterteLegacy | Killings, threats, cyber-attacks against the media under Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte opened his six-year presidency with a threat – that journalists are not exempted from assassination “if you’re a son of bitch” – about a month before he was inaugurated into power. This cemented his hostility towards the media. And it did not end here.