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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.
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.

Why Do Filipinos Keep Voting for Authoritarian Leaders?
August 02, 2021

Why Do Filipinos Keep Voting for Authoritarian Leaders?

By Gretchen Abuso
A lack of thorough education has helped blur the Philippines’ history – and the lessons of the past.

Why the Philippines’ Vice-Presidential Election Recount Matters
April 06, 2018

Why the Philippines’ Vice-Presidential Election Recount Matters

By Erin Cook
The recount puts the spotlight on the country’s political history and could have significance for its future trajectory.

Why the Philippines' Duterte Should Rethink the Vice Presidency
July 04, 2017

Why the Philippines' Duterte Should Rethink the Vice Presidency

By Mong Palatino
It’s time for the country to revisit the role of its vice president.

Road to Nowhere? Peace Efforts in the Southern Philippines
October 29, 2015

Road to Nowhere? Peace Efforts in the Southern Philippines

By Peter M. Sales
The derailing of the work of peace makers is raising the odds of renewed conflict in Mindanao.
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