IN the Philippines these days under President Duterte, it has become apparent that if you are a critic of the administration, you may be accused of being a destabilizer or a communist or working in conspiracy to oust the President.


Philippines’ Banaue Rice Terraces.  (Photo from “Come and Visit My Philippines” Facebook)


The International Criminal Court has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.  (Google image)


In his first State of the Union Address Tuesday night, we witnessed a seemingly different President Trump.


Last Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission in Manila, an office under the Executive Branch, handed down a decision revoking the license of Rappler, an independent global online news source that operates in the Philippines.

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