Crucial polls provide opportunity to confront misogyny in political power and public discourse.
Abuses, including the sexual exploitation of children, rising under lockdown.
Residents of area overrun by militants say that harsh response risks further human rights abuses.
Public hope anti-establishment figures will deliver what current government has failed to do.
Officials insist there is no direct link between Syrian/Iraqi militants and their supporters in Mindanao.
Citizen watch initiative will help ensure funds reach those who need it.
Crowd-mapping to monitor local government accountability.
IWPR project aimed at combating climate of impunity over extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances featured on website of leading Philippine broadcaster.
Military only helps fan flames of suspicion by their refusal to open themselves up to civilian inspection.