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The Philippines has the worst coronavirus outbreak in Southeast Asia, and critics warn the government could use it to crack down on dissent

Manila — The Philippines became the Southeast Asian country with the highest number of coronavirus cases on Thursday, the same week it reimposed strict lockdown measures to try to curb its surging outbreak. The measures came after the government passed sweeping new anti-terror legislation that rights groups say is so vague it could be used to silence critics of its pandemic response.

The Philippines now has at least 122,754 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,168 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. On Saturday, 80 medical associations called for another lockdown, saying health care workers needed a "time out" as hospitals struggled to handle a five-fold increase in infections. 
"If you want to resign or if you're too lazy, government personnel will help you and they will work," President Rodrigo Duterte said, lashing out at medical personnel.


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"We were detained for three days"

A jeepney driver in Manila, the Philippines holds out an empty bottle for change as he begs for help amid the coronavirus pandemic on August 6, 2020. Barnaby Lo

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Reynato Miraran, who drives one of the small buses called "jeepneys" that are ubiquitous in the Philippines, has been forced to beg on the streets to survive.
"We have been doing this since March. We have no other way of making money. We haven't received aid from the government either," Miraran told CBS News.
"Cops arrested us before and told us it's because we weren't observing social distancing," Jimmy Ortiz, another jeepney driver, said. "We were detained for three days."
A local official has threatened to kill quarantine violators, echoing Duterte's order in April for officers to shoot violators dead if they posed any danger, and checkpoints and uniformed personnel have resurfaced on city borders. 
The Philippine economy, one of Asia's fastest-growing in recent years, has plunged into recession. It shrank 16.5% in the second quarter of the year, the worst performance on record for the country.
With no income and no assistance, jeepney drivers like Miraran and Ortiz say they are left with no choice but to violate lockdown rules and go out on the street to beg for help, despite the risks.

"The situation is bound to worsen"

Meanwhile, rights groups warned that new anti-terror legislation passed in July, which allows for people to be held for weeks without charge, could be used to target people critical of the government's handling of its pandemic response.

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The Philippine Catholic Church compared the new legislation to the "national security" law recently imposed by China on Hong Kong.

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