Tag Archives: Philippines

ASEAN counter-terror weaknesses

This article notes increasing Islamic State terrorist activity in Southeast Asia and identifies several structural and practical impediments to developing an effective regional response through ASEAN, including slow processes, lack of practical action, and unresolved border disputes. Advertisements

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Role of parliament in police governance

Here is a link to a new volume from the respected Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces on the role of parliament in police governance. The book provides and compares case studies from 8 countries in Asia … Continue reading

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Killing OK, but not lying

This article reports that the vicious crackdown on drug users has continued in the Philippines, with an estimated 7,000 deaths so far and President Duterte promising to support and pardon any police accused of unlawful killings. Following the police murder … Continue reading

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Killing drug suspects in the Philippines

This editorial observes that 1,564 drug suspects have been killed by police and vigilantes in the Philippines during the first 50 days of newly-elected President Duterte’s term. He says he is simply following through on campaign promises, but international pressure … Continue reading

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Aseanapol links strengthened

This article reports that the Aseanapol nations have signed a Protocol for Crisis Management that will increase information sharing during critical incidents such as terrorism. Adoption of the protocol  is considered an important step as it was considered but tabled … Continue reading

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Philippines update

According to this article, the recent raid that resulted in the deaths of 44 Philippine police officers was planned by a former police general who is a close associate of the nation’s president. Current police leaders and military officials were not notified … Continue reading

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Peace officers in the Philippines

This article describes a pilot program in the Philippines training 150 officers in human rights, community policing, and conflict resolution. Each officer is then expected to complete a “peace project” within a year. One senior official noted “We have to … Continue reading

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