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Report: Chinese Warship Warned Commercial Vessel Away From Scarborough Shoal
November 05, 2019

Report: Chinese Warship Warned Commercial Vessel Away From Scarborough Shoal

By Ankit Panda
A late-September incident underscores threats to commercial free navigation in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.

Swept Aside, Where Are the Philippines’ Street Vendors to Go?
October 22, 2019

Swept Aside, Where Are the Philippines’ Street Vendors to Go?

By Michael Beltran
The Philippines is clearing the streets of vendors, but what happens to them?
What Does Duterte’s Valdai Speech Mean for Philippine Foreign Policy? 
October 09, 2019

What Does Duterte’s Valdai Speech Mean for Philippine Foreign Policy? 

By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Duterte is keen on transforming the Philippines’ international relations.

Philippine Official Tweets Order for New Protest Against China
October 03, 2019

Philippine Official Tweets Order for New Protest Against China

By Associated Press
In response to Chinese encroachment in South China Sea, Philippine foreign secretary tweets in all caps order to file a diplomatic protest.

Amid Crackdown, a Lumad School Opens in Manila
September 24, 2019

Amid Crackdown, a Lumad School Opens in Manila

By Michael Beltran
A school for evacuated indigenous youth recently opened inside a Manila university.

South China Sea Tops Agenda as Philippines’ Duterte Arrives in China
August 30, 2019

South China Sea Tops Agenda as Philippines’ Duterte Arrives in China

By Shannon Tiezzi
Both sides are emphasizing the disputed waters, but for different reasons.

The Cyber Dimension of the South China Sea Clashes
August 05, 2019

The Cyber Dimension of the South China Sea Clashes

By Mark Manantan
China’s alleged cyberattacks come amid rising sentiments in the Philippines over the South China Sea disputes.
Is Duterte Drumming Up a Red Scare in the Philippines?
May 15, 2019

Is Duterte Drumming Up a Red Scare in the Philippines?

By Michael Beltran
With the president's allies victorious in the recent elections, Duterte seems set to pursue his desired policies.

Who Will Win the Philippines’ Midterm Elections?
April 29, 2019

Who Will Win the Philippines’ Midterm Elections?

By Mark R. Thompson
The opposition needs a miracle, but the Philippine midterm campaign also points to problems ahead for Duterte.

The Belt and Road: The Good, the Bad, and the Mixed
April 15, 2019

The Belt and Road: The Good, the Bad, and the Mixed

By Angela Tritto and Alvin Camba
Demystifying China’s Belt and Road Initiative through 3 case studies.

The Philippines’ China Dam Controversy
March 27, 2019

The Philippines’ China Dam Controversy

By David Green
The Kaliwa Dam Project, a centerpiece of the BRI in the Philippines, faces steep opposition from indigenous peoples.
Why Is the Philippines the Home for Chinese Offshore Gambling?
November 22, 2018

Why Is the Philippines the Home for Chinese Offshore Gambling?

By Alvin Camba
The Philippines' unique economic structure explains why nearly all Chinese FDI is being funneled into one sector: gambling.

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