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The Strategic Logic Behind India’s Sale of BrahMos Missiles to the Philippines
January 21, 2022

The Strategic Logic Behind India’s Sale of BrahMos Missiles to the Philippines

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The strategic aspects of the BrahMos sale and India’s assistance to Southeast Asian countries should not be minimized.

The Philippines in 2022: Elections, Omicron, and a Delayed Recovery
January 20, 2022

The Philippines in 2022: Elections, Omicron, and a Delayed Recovery

By Mong Palatino
The nation faces a tough year, but the upcoming presidential election heralds winds of change.
Omicron Driving COVID-19 Wave to New Heights in the Philippines
January 18, 2022

Omicron Driving COVID-19 Wave to New Heights in the Philippines

By Sebastian Strangio
The government is aiming to fully vaccinate the country's adult population by the presidential election on May 9.

Philippines Election Body Dismisses Petition to Bar Marcos from Presidential Poll
January 18, 2022

Philippines Election Body Dismisses Petition to Bar Marcos from Presidential Poll

By Sebastian Strangio
Opponents of the Marcos clan have filed a number of petitions seeking to disqualify Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos from the May election.

Philippines Confirms Purchase of BrahMos Supersonic Missile System
January 14, 2022

Philippines Confirms Purchase of BrahMos Supersonic Missile System

By Sebastian Strangio
The long-expected acquisition marks the latest evolution of Southeast Asia's naval arms competition.

Philippines Posts Three Consecutive Days of Record COVID-19 Cases
January 11, 2022

Philippines Posts Three Consecutive Days of Record COVID-19 Cases

By Sebastian Strangio
A new COVID-19 surge now threatens to overshadow campaigning for the country's presidential election on May 9.

Thailand Raises COVID-19 Alert Level as Neighbors Brace for Omicron Surge
January 07, 2022

Thailand Raises COVID-19 Alert Level as Neighbors Brace for Omicron Surge

By Sebastian Strangio
The fast-spreading coronavirus variant is clouding the region's economic recovery.
Philippines’ BrahMos Cruise Missile Purchase Takes Another Step Forward
January 07, 2022

Philippines’ BrahMos Cruise Missile Purchase Takes Another Step Forward

By Sebastian Strangio
The acquisition would equip the Armed Forces of the Philippines with a potent deterrent against Chinese adventurism in the South China Sea.

Duterte Says He Will ‘Never Apologize’ for Drug War Deaths
January 06, 2022

Duterte Says He Will ‘Never Apologize’ for Drug War Deaths

By Sebastian Strangio
The Philippine leader's war on narcotics is perhaps the only policy that he has carried through consistently since his election in 2016.

Duterte’s Sluggish Typhoon Rai Recovery Spending
December 31, 2021

Duterte’s Sluggish Typhoon Rai Recovery Spending

By Michael Beltran
Frustration is growing two weeks after a devastating typhoon struck the Philippines, with government assistance slow to reach the affected areas.

The Philippines in 2021: Duterte’s Flip-Flops and Women Holding the Line
December 30, 2021

The Philippines in 2021: Duterte’s Flip-Flops and Women Holding the Line

By Mong Palatino
The past year has reflected the tendencies and eccentricities that marked Rodrigo Duterte's first five years in power.
The Philippines Readies Public Services for 100 Percent Foreign Ownership
December 29, 2021

The Philippines Readies Public Services for 100 Percent Foreign Ownership

By James Guild
The Philippines has long led its Southeast Asian neighbors in the privatization of public services.

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