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Countering Violent Extremism After Mindanao’s ‘New Dawn’
February 15, 2020

Countering Violent Extremism After Mindanao’s ‘New Dawn’

By Michael Henry Yusingco
A coherent approach to violent extremism is need in the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.

The Philippines Moves to End US Visiting Forces Agreement: What Happens Next?
February 13, 2020

The Philippines Moves to End US Visiting Forces Agreement: What Happens Next?

By Ankit Panda
The decision has kicked off a 180-day countdown that may be used for renegotiation.
Philippine Official Defends US Pact After Duterte Threat
February 06, 2020

Philippine Official Defends US Pact After Duterte Threat

By Associated Press
The Philippine foreign secretary warned that abrogating the Visiting Forces Agreement would threaten crucial security, trade, and economic interests.

Herd Behavior and Approval Bubbles: A Closer Look at Duterte’s Popularity
January 29, 2020

Herd Behavior and Approval Bubbles: A Closer Look at Duterte’s Popularity

By Ronald U. Mendoza and Tristan Canare
Net satisfaction ratings for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte keep increasing. There is growing evidence that fake news and herd behavior might be at play.

Lava Gushes from Volcano Near Manila; Tens of Thousands Flee
January 13, 2020

Lava Gushes from Volcano Near Manila; Tens of Thousands Flee

By Associated Press
Frequent tremors and inflation of the Taal volcano indicate a major and much more dangerous eruption could still happen.

Philippines’ ‘Smart City’ Threatens Tribal Displacement
January 08, 2020

Philippines’ ‘Smart City’ Threatens Tribal Displacement

By Bernice Beltran
The construction of New Clark City comes at a heavy cost to the indigenous Aeta tribe.

US-Philippines Ties: The De Lima Dilemma
January 08, 2020

US-Philippines Ties: The De Lima Dilemma

By Michael Beltran
The Philippine government has threatened to introduce visa requirements for U.S. citizens after banning 3 U.S. senators, supporters of jailed Philippine Senator de Lima.
The Ampatuan Massacre: A Decade-Long Fight For Justice
January 03, 2020

The Ampatuan Massacre: A Decade-Long Fight For Justice

By Joshua Mcdonald
In the Philippines, justice for victims of a massacre are overshadowed by rampant extrajudicial killings.

Christmas Typhoon Leaves 20 Dead in Philippines
December 27, 2019

Christmas Typhoon Leaves 20 Dead in Philippines

By Associated Press
Typhoon Phanfone lashed the central Philippines, displacing many residents and stranding others.

Duterte’s Coast Guard Diplomacy
December 23, 2019

Duterte’s Coast Guard Diplomacy

By Jay Tristan Tarriela
Under Duterte, the Philippine Coast Guard has taken on a new prominence. But don't assume Manila is resorting to gray zone tactics.

Philippines Convicts Key Ampatuan Clan Members Over 2009 Massacre
December 20, 2019

Philippines Convicts Key Ampatuan Clan Members Over 2009 Massacre

By Associated Press
Relatives of the victims, many of them journalists, welcomed a move toward justice 10 years after the brazen attack.
Will There Be a Christmas Ceasefire in the Philippines?
December 18, 2019

Will There Be a Christmas Ceasefire in the Philippines?

By Michael Beltran
The Reds are open to a ceasefire and peace talks, but is Duterte?

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