In the Philippines, punk rock remains as alive as ever, with a recent event attended by bands like The Standby (pictured) in Baliuag, Bulacan province the latest in a show of anti-establishment feeling in the country against its leaders. Photo: Sheng Dytioco In the Philippines, punk rock remains as alive as ever, with a recent event attended by bands like The Standby (pictured) in Baliuag, Bulacan province the latest in a show of anti-establishment feeling in the country against its leaders. Photo: Sheng Dytioco
In the Philippines, punk rock remains as alive as ever, with a recent event attended by bands like The Standby (pictured) in Baliuag, Bulacan province the latest in a show of anti-establishment feeling in the country against its leaders. Photo: Sheng Dytioco

Punk rock, music of protest, finds new voice in the Philippines rallying opposition to Duterte’s war on drugs

  • There have been punk rock bands in the Philippines since the 1980s, but only in recent years have their music and musicians become virulently political
  • As the voice of opposition to security forces’ bloody anti-drug operations and deadly attacks on rights activists, bands like Bad Omen draw big, angry crowds

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In the Philippines, punk rock remains as alive as ever, with a recent event attended by bands like The Standby (pictured) in Baliuag, Bulacan province the latest in a show of anti-establishment feeling in the country against its leaders. Photo: Sheng Dytioco In the Philippines, punk rock remains as alive as ever, with a recent event attended by bands like The Standby (pictured) in Baliuag, Bulacan province the latest in a show of anti-establishment feeling in the country against its leaders. Photo: Sheng Dytioco
In the Philippines, punk rock remains as alive as ever, with a recent event attended by bands like The Standby (pictured) in Baliuag, Bulacan province the latest in a show of anti-establishment feeling in the country against its leaders. Photo: Sheng Dytioco
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