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Former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Mulling Senate Run

Former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Mulling Senate Run

By Sebastian Strangio
After the collapse of its alliance with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the Duterte clan is planning its reconquest of the Philippine presidency in 2028.

Can Vice President Sara Duterte Lead the Philippine Opposition?

Can Vice President Sara Duterte Lead the Philippine Opposition?

By Mong Palatino
Following her resignation from the Cabinet, Duterte may struggle to become the focal point of a broad anti-Marcos coalition.
Has Team Marcos Justified Its Economic Swagger?

Has Team Marcos Justified Its Economic Swagger?

By David Hutt
For all its economic challenges, the Philippines has one major advantage over its Southeast Asian peers.

Philippine Vice President Duterte Quits Marcos Cabinet, Solidifying Rift

Philippine Vice President Duterte Quits Marcos Cabinet, Solidifying Rift

By Sebastian Strangio
Two years after triumphing at the polls, the Marcos-Duterte "uniteam" has collapsed amid insults and acrimony.

Duterte’s Ironic Free Speech Advocacy in the Philippines

Duterte’s Ironic Free Speech Advocacy in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
The war of words between the Duterte and Marcos clans has made the former president an unlikely – and unconvincing – champion of free expression.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

What the Senate Coup Reveals About Philippine Politics

What the Senate Coup Reveals About Philippine Politics

By Mong Palatino
Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri is out, reportedly for opposing a proposal to amend the Philippine Constitution.

The Marcos-Duterte Rift Widens in the Philippines

The Marcos-Duterte Rift Widens in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
For the first time, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos has spoken out about the growing tensions between the two political clans.
Philippines Denies Chinese Claim About South China Sea ‘Agreement’

Philippines Denies Chinese Claim About South China Sea ‘Agreement’

By Sebastian Strangio
Earlier this month, a Chinese embassy spokesperson said that the two nations had reached a "common understanding" on the dispute.

A Warm Welcome for Japan’s Kishida in Washington

A Warm Welcome for Japan’s Kishida in Washington

By Duncan Bartlett
Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida addressed the U.S. Congress and met the president of the Philippines. However, a tentative offer to join the AUKUS security pact presents Japan with a dilemma.

Philippine President Denies Secret Agreement On South China Sea

Philippine President Denies Secret Agreement On South China Sea

By Sebastian Strangio
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. says that he is "horrified" by the prospect that his predecessor brokered a "gentleman's agreement" with Beijing over the maritime disputes.

Biden to Warn China on South China Sea, Report Claims

Biden to Warn China on South China Sea, Report Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.S. president is set to deliver the warning at this week's trilateral summit with the leaders of Japan and the Philippines.
Philippines to Hold Joint Maritime Patrols With US, Japan

Philippines to Hold Joint Maritime Patrols With US, Japan

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement of the joint South China Sea maneuvers is expected to be announced at a trilateral summit between the three nations next week.

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