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Arroyo Faces Long Legal Battles
November 30, 2011

Arroyo Faces Long Legal Battles

Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo is detained over corruption and fraud allegations. Was she hoping to flee?

Philippine Talks Stumble On
November 04, 2011

Philippine Talks Stumble On

Peace talks between the Philippine government and MILF has resumed. But things won’t be smooth.

Manila's Economic Headache
November 01, 2011

Manila's Economic Headache

The Philippines has achieved economic growth, but it is extremely unequal. Aquino needs to make changes now.

Philippines Ceasefire Under Threat
October 05, 2011

Philippines Ceasefire Under Threat

The factionalizing of insurgent groups is jeopardising a ceasefire that ended decades of civil war in the southern Philippines, reports Luke Hunt.

Manila's Balancing Act
October 04, 2011

Manila's Balancing Act

The South China Sea dispute underscores the problems the Aquino has in balancing China and the United States.

Did Arroyo Rig Election?
September 13, 2011

Did Arroyo Rig Election?

Evidence mounts that former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo rigged the 2004 presidential election.

Asia’s Gay-Friendliest Nation?
September 07, 2011

Asia’s Gay-Friendliest Nation?

A flexible view of sexuality has allowed gays to find a place in the community in the Philippines – as long as they stay focused on the family.

August 01, 2011

Abu Sayyaf Strike Back

An ambush by Abu Sayyaf rebels in which at least seven Philippine soldiers were killed is a reminder the outfit isn’t finished.

Bishops, Backhanders and SUVs
July 07, 2011

Bishops, Backhanders and SUVs

Were Catholic bishops in the pocket of former Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when she was in office?

Philippines AIDS Crisis Looms
June 15, 2011

Philippines AIDS Crisis Looms

The Philippines is on the verge of an AIDS crisis. Without political will from the Aquino administration, it will get worse.

Aquino and Cronyism
June 11, 2011

Aquino and Cronyism

Philippines President Benigno Aquino is under fire over his latest choice for an ambassador post.

Taming Mindanao
June 02, 2011

Taming Mindanao

Mindanao is a hotbed for militants. But there are signs President Begnino Aquino is cracking down.

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