‘They were shot in the head’: morgue gives up truth of Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war

Crusading pathologist Raquel Fortun finds evidence of multiple murder at the direction of ‘a madman’ in the exhumed remains of young FilipinosIt was in an old university stockroom, with wooden tables salvaged from a junkyard, that Raquel Fortun began t…


US seals crucial military deal with the Philippines close to China ‘flashpoints’

Deal expands Washington’s access to military bases close to Taiwan and the South China SeaThe Philippines has granted the United States expanded access to its military bases, greatly enhancing Washington’s presence in the region at a time of growing co…


‘The mountains protect us’: safeguards sought for Philippines’ Sierra Madre shield against typhoons

Kaliwa dam project in the Sierra Madre would be disastrous for main island’s storm defences as well as biodiversity, say conservationistsAs Super Typhoon Noru made landfall in the Philippines last month and people across the main island of Luzon braced…