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UN expert says more needs to be done to address human rights abuses in the Philippines

Feb. 02, 2024 08:03 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has taken steps to to address human rights abuses in the country, including the killings of journalists and rights activists, a U.N. expert said Friday. However, more needs to be done, she said, including...

Ex-Philippine leader Duterte assails Marcos, accusing him of plotting to expand his grip on power

Jan. 29, 2024 05:50 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is throwing allegations at his successor, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., and even raising the prospect of removing him from office, bringing into the open a long-rumored split between the two. In an expletive-laden...

Philippine government and communist rebels agree to resume talks on ending their protracted conflict

Nov. 28, 2023 09:21 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Philippine government and the country’s communist rebels have agreed to resume talks aimed at ending decades of armed conflict, one of Asia's longest, Norwegian mediators announced Tuesday. High-ranking delegations from both sides met in the...