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The Philippines’ Coronavirus Lockdown Is Becoming a Crackdown
April 03, 2020

The Philippines’ Coronavirus Lockdown Is Becoming a Crackdown

By Nick Aspinwall
Curfew violators, poor and displaced residents, activists, and alleged “fake news” disseminators are facing arrest and persecution as they accuse authorities of failing to provide relief.

COVID-19: Countering the Economic Contagion
March 24, 2020

COVID-19: Countering the Economic Contagion

By Manuel M. Dayrit and Ronald U. Mendoza
Preventive steps to prevent infection may produce an economic crisis that risks exacerbating poverty, hunger, and health issues.
How Southeast Asia Can Responsibly Harness Chinese Gambling Activities
March 13, 2020

How Southeast Asia Can Responsibly Harness Chinese Gambling Activities

By Jason Hung
Southeast Asian countries should conditionally allow, rather than outright ban, China’s offshore gambling activities.

Philippine President Imposes Travel Limits, Quarantines
March 12, 2020

Philippine President Imposes Travel Limits, Quarantines

By Associated Press
The Philippines reacts with travel limits as a pandemic spreads.

Mindanao After Martial Law
March 10, 2020

Mindanao After Martial Law

By Nick Aspinwall
After 31 months of martial law following the siege of Marawi, both the military and insurgents are still firmly in place.

The Philippine Navy Needs More Than New Ships
March 06, 2020

The Philippine Navy Needs More Than New Ships

By Jay Tristan Tarriela
Until its institutional problems are solved, the PN will not be able to achieve its ambitious goals.

The Philippines Post-VFA: No Easy Choices
February 27, 2020

The Philippines Post-VFA: No Easy Choices

By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
If Manila wants to wean itself off the U.S. alliance, it has several options. Each has drawbacks – but so does the status quo.
A Better Credit Rating Alone Can’t Overcome the Philippines’ Foreign Investment Woes
February 22, 2020

A Better Credit Rating Alone Can’t Overcome the Philippines’ Foreign Investment Woes

By Ronald U. Mendoza
Serious concerns about corruption, ease of doing business, and political interference scare foreign investors away regardless of credit rating scores.

What Does an Improved Credit Rating Actually Mean for the Philippines?
February 20, 2020

What Does an Improved Credit Rating Actually Mean for the Philippines?

By Ronald U. Mendoza
The first article in a two-part series explains why credit ratings make the rich richer but matter less to most Filipinos.

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.

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