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Dictator’s Son Marcos Jr. Takes Oath as Philippine President
June 30, 2022

Dictator’s Son Marcos Jr. Takes Oath as Philippine President

By Jim Gomez
The inauguration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. caps off a remarkable 36-year comeback for his controversial family.

Marcos Jr. is Steering the Philippines Towards a Foreign Policy Reset
June 29, 2022

Marcos Jr. is Steering the Philippines Towards a Foreign Policy Reset

By Richard Javad Heydarian
The president-elect has sent clear signals that he doesn’t want to be too dependent on the U.S. – nor wind up too cozy with China.
Philippine Authorities Order News Site Rappler to Shut Down
June 29, 2022

Philippine Authorities Order News Site Rappler to Shut Down

By Sebastian Strangio
The news site has published numerous exposes of the Duterte administration's "drug war" and other government abuses.

Arrests and Censorship Mark Rodrigo Duterte’s Final Month in Power
June 28, 2022

Arrests and Censorship Mark Rodrigo Duterte’s Final Month in Power

By Mong Palatino
The president has solidified his reputation as a leader who enabled the rapid deterioration of human rights in the Philippines.

Philippines Nixes Joint Maritime Resource Exploration Talks With China
June 24, 2022

Philippines Nixes Joint Maritime Resource Exploration Talks With China

By Sebastian Strangio
In 2018, Manila and Beijing began talks on the joint exploration of offshore oil and gas resources in disputed areas of the South China Sea.

Sara Duterte-Carpio Sworn in as Philippines’ Vice President
June 21, 2022

Sara Duterte-Carpio Sworn in as Philippines’ Vice President

By Sebastian Strangio
The inauguration of the vice president-elect, the daughter of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, follows her landslide victory at last month's election.

The Rebirth of Marcos’ ‘New Society:’ A Cautionary Tale 36 Years in the Making
June 13, 2022

The Rebirth of Marcos’ ‘New Society:’ A Cautionary Tale 36 Years in the Making

By Japhet Quitzon
Many of the Filipinos who voted for Ferdinand Marcos Jr. had grown tired of corrupt officials, slow progress, and broken promises.
US Official Meets Marcos in Philippines in Diplomatic Push
June 09, 2022

US Official Meets Marcos in Philippines in Diplomatic Push

By David Rising
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met the president-elect in a clear sign the U.S. is willing to work with the future Marcos administration.

Marcos Will Have to Steer the Philippines Through Turbulent Waters
June 08, 2022

Marcos Will Have to Steer the Philippines Through Turbulent Waters

By Don McLain Gill
The incoming president will enter office at a crucial and perilous time in global geopolitics.

The Options for Duterte’s Post-Presidency
June 08, 2022

The Options for Duterte’s Post-Presidency

By Mong Palatino
Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to retire to his home in Davao City, Mindanao. But don't rule out another political chapter.

‘Delikado’: Saving Palawan from the Chainsaws
May 30, 2022

‘Delikado’: Saving Palawan from the Chainsaws

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with director Karl Malakunas.
China’s BRI Is Aggravating Ethnic Tensions in the Global South
May 29, 2022

China’s BRI Is Aggravating Ethnic Tensions in the Global South

By Gulalai Ismail and Alvin Camba
Pakistan’s CPEC is a case study in Chinese investment further disenfranchising ethnic minority groups – in this case, the Baloch.

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