Since Rodrigo Duterte took office as president of the Philippines in June 2016, there has been a surge in extrajudicial killings for drug-related allegations. Duterte’s controversial “war on drugs” now has a death toll of at least 20,000 Filipino citizens. Over the course of the hour, Allen discusses the current political situation in the Philippines […]
Seven years ago, UW Madison grad student Gergens Polynice departed his Port Au Prince home to return to Madison just hours before a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Island of Haiti. Polynice’s family survived, but Polynice noticed that traditional relief agencies, like the Red Cross, were focused on immediate disaster aid. No one at the time […]
Local non-profit organization Wisconsin Microfinance provides small start up loans to entrepreneurs in countries like Haiti and the Philippines. 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing visits with co-directors Meg DiPoto and Tracy Harvey about the impact these loans are having.
Reinstatement of the death penalty in the Philippines moved closer on Wednesday as the Philippine House of Representatives approved a president-backed bill on the second reading. In a voice vote, the opponents were drowned out by those advocating for the measure, and efforts by opposition leaders to move to a nominal vote were quelched with […]
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