Human rights protesters call for the resignation of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: EPA

HK$150 for human rights in the Philippines: a turning point in Duterte’s war on drugs?

Backlash against lawmakers who voted to slash the human rights commission’s funding to just HK$150 for 2018 forces a reversal of the decision – and marks a possible shift in support for the Philippine president

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Human rights protesters call for the resignation of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: EPA
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Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.