In-depth features

By Sui-Lee Wee

June 3, 2022 | The New York Times

Raquel Fortun, one of only two forensic pathologists in the Philippines, is using her skills to show how other doctors falsely claimed some victims of the country’s drug war had died natural deaths.

President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs killed thousands of Filipinos. As the International Criminal Court weighs whether to push ahead with an investigation of possible crimes against humanity, families’ desire for justice is turning up new evidence in exhumed remains and official death documents.

By Jason Gutierrez

May 29, 2022 | The New York Times

Served along with the lattes are personal stories from the staff, who are relatives of those who died in some of the thousands of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.

By Ashley Westerman

March 12, 2022 | NPR

The idea for Project Arise is simple: Families agree to have their relatives’ bodies exhumed from their temporary graves to be cremated, and then the ashes are placed in a more permanent location.

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