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Alarming Pattern of Killings Continues in the Philippines
March 15, 2023

Alarming Pattern of Killings Continues in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
This year has seen a series of armed ambushes of local government officials. Meanwhile, the "war on drugs" continues.

China Warns Philippines Over US Access to Military Bases
March 14, 2023

China Warns Philippines Over US Access to Military Bases

By Sebastian Strangio
The Chinese embassy in Manila said that the expansion of EDCA "will seriously harm Philippine national interests and endanger regional peace and stability."
Philippines Launches Strategy of Publicizing Chinese Actions
March 09, 2023

Philippines Launches Strategy of Publicizing Chinese Actions

By Jim Gomez
Manila's coast guard has taken extra efforts to document and publicize assertive Chinese behavior in the South China Sea.

Philippine Jeepney, Bus Drivers Begin Week-Long Transport Strike
March 07, 2023

Philippine Jeepney, Bus Drivers Begin Week-Long Transport Strike

By Sebastian Strangio
Transport groups oppose a government modernization plan that they say could threaten the country's iconic jeepney.

Philippine Senator Questions Scope of New US Security Agreement
March 03, 2023

Philippine Senator Questions Scope of New US Security Agreement

By Sebastian Strangio
Comments by Senator Imee Marcos, the sister of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., raise the question of where the outer limits of U.S.-Philippine cooperation lie.

Marcos Allies Set to Approve Charter Change in Philippine Congress
March 03, 2023

Marcos Allies Set to Approve Charter Change in Philippine Congress

By Mong Palatino
The Philippine Congress is pushing forward with a plan for a constitutional convention, despite a long history of public opposition to amendments.

Malaysian PM Anwar to Visit the Philippines This Week
February 28, 2023

Malaysian PM Anwar to Visit the Philippines This Week

By Sebastian Strangio
The two-day state visit will round out the newly appointed leader's diplomatic tour of Malaysia's immediate neighbors.
Broadening the US-Philippines Alliance: EDCA Sites Are Just the Beginning
February 28, 2023

Broadening the US-Philippines Alliance: EDCA Sites Are Just the Beginning

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Widening the aperture of collaboration can help meet evolving needs and respond to a more competitive strategic environment.

Philippines Marks People Power Revolt For First Time Under Marcos Jr.
February 27, 2023

Philippines Marks People Power Revolt For First Time Under Marcos Jr.

By Sebastian Strangio
This year's commemoration was a sign of how far Philippine democracy has come, and also how far it has yet to go.

Despite Opposition, Philippines Ratifies RCEP Trade Agreement
February 23, 2023

Despite Opposition, Philippines Ratifies RCEP Trade Agreement

By Sebastian Strangio
The massive free trade pact has faced opposition from agricultural groups, who fear it could open the country to a wave of imported produce.

Philippines Eyes South China Sea Patrols With US, Australia
February 23, 2023

Philippines Eyes South China Sea Patrols With US, Australia

By Jim Gomez and Edna Tarigan
Manila is seeking to shore up defense capabilities in the disputed South China Sea, even as China continues to stress negotiations on a Code of Conduct.
The Philippines’ Basic Education Crisis
February 22, 2023

The Philippines’ Basic Education Crisis

By Mong Palatino
Out of the country's 327,000-odd school buildings, less than a third are in good condition, according to government figures.

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