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Singapore and the Philippines: From Zero-COVID-19 to Living With COVID-19
October 14, 2021

Singapore and the Philippines: From Zero-COVID-19 to Living With COVID-19

By Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go and Ronald U. Mendoza
Though at opposite ends of the spectrum in their COVID-19 performances, both countries are feeling pressure to find a way to live with the virus.

Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
October 09, 2021

Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

By Kiko Rosario, Frank Jordans, and Vanessa Gera
Ressa and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks and even murder.
Philippines Presidential Race: Marcos and the Specter of Martial Law
October 08, 2021

Philippines Presidential Race: Marcos and the Specter of Martial Law

By Michael Beltran
With Bongbong entering the race, and the Dutertes floating around the edges, the Philippine presidential election is stirring up dark memories.

Philippine VP Leni Robredo Enters Crowded Presidential Ring
October 08, 2021

Philippine VP Leni Robredo Enters Crowded Presidential Ring

By Sebastian Strangio
The May 2022 poll is shaping up as a rematch of the close-run vice presidential race of 2016.

How AUKUS Could Enhance Philippine Strategic Culture
October 07, 2021

How AUKUS Could Enhance Philippine Strategic Culture

By Joshua Bernard Espeña and Don McLain Gill
The nation's policymakers recognize the convergences between the new trilateral partnership and their own security needs.

Son of Philippine Dictator Marcos Announces Presidential Campaign
October 06, 2021

Son of Philippine Dictator Marcos Announces Presidential Campaign

By Sebastian Strangio
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has promised the Philippine people "unifying leadership," despite his family's dark and divisive legacy.

The Hypocrisy of President Duterte’s UN Speech
September 29, 2021

The Hypocrisy of President Duterte’s UN Speech

By Mong Palatino
Duterte railed against the unjust procurement of COVID-19 vaccines by rich countries when his own government smuggled vaccines for his security team and other top officials.
The Philippines’ ‘Angels of the Sea’: Calculated Strategy or Gendered Ploy?
September 28, 2021

The Philippines’ ‘Angels of the Sea’: Calculated Strategy or Gendered Ploy?

By Nafisa Halim
The creation of an all-female unit of radio operators looks good for the Philippine Coast Guard, but does little to address the security challenges in the South China Sea.

In UN Speech, Duterte Promises Accountability for ‘Drug War’ Excesses
September 23, 2021

In UN Speech, Duterte Promises Accountability for ‘Drug War’ Excesses

By Sebastian Strangio
The promise came a week after the International Criminal Court announced a probe into the violent anti-drug campaign.

Manila Mayor, Ex-Scavenger and Actor, to Seek Presidency
September 22, 2021

Manila Mayor, Ex-Scavenger and Actor, to Seek Presidency

By Associated Press
Mayor Isko Moreno joins the crowded race to succeed President Rodrigo Duterte.

How Will the Taliban Affect Violent Extremism in Mindanao?
September 22, 2021

How Will the Taliban Affect Violent Extremism in Mindanao?

By Kenneth Yeo
Violent extremists in the southern Philippines have generally remained aloof from global jihadist currents, but Manila should not be complacent.
Philippine Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao Enters the Presidential Ring
September 20, 2021

Philippine Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao Enters the Presidential Ring

By Sebastian Strangio
Pacquiao's candidacy threatens to spoil President Duterte's hopes for a smooth transition to an anointed successor.

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