These podcasts were developed by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) for their PCIJ Story Project. Based on in-depth research and interviews with barangay officials, these podcasts explore the impact of President Rodrigo Duterte’s antidrug campaign on the smallest unit of Philippine governance, the barangay.
Ateneo de Manila University makes known its position on the controversial “war on drugs” through a tell-all exhibit on the third floor of the George SK Ty Learning Innovation Wing at Areté. Aptly titled What We Talk About When We Talk About the “War on Drugs”, the multimedia display runs until July 21 and is open to both Atenean and non-Ateneans.
“Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ has revealed its true face: it is anti-people and anti-poor. It has encouraged the ‘strategy of death squads’ that has turned our streets and alleyways into an abattoir.”
That’s the statement of RESBAK or Respond and Break the Silence Against the Killings. It’s an alliance of artists, media practitioners, and cultural workers who advance social awareness about the effects of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, and they united to “condemn in the strongest possible terms” the administration’s brutal drug war.
An artists’ alliance campaigning against the spate of manslaughter under President Duterte’s antidrug drive released an informative video that’s gathering…