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Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Marcos, Biden Meet on Sidelines of UN General Assembly
September 23, 2022

Marcos, Biden Meet on Sidelines of UN General Assembly

By Sebastian Strangio
The two leaders committed to strengthening a strategic partnership that both view as vital in an era of renascent Chinese power.

Filipino Victims: Justice Elusive Decades After Martial Law
September 21, 2022

Filipino Victims: Justice Elusive Decades After Martial Law

By Jim Gomez
"I think the biggest lesson which we have always emphasized is that it's not enough that you overthrow a dictator."
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Says His Father Was Not a Dictator
September 19, 2022

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Says His Father Was Not a Dictator

By Mong Palatino
In a soft-ball interview with his goddaughter, the new Philippine leader has defended his family's controversial legacy.

Philippine President Marcos Promises to Dial Back Deadly Drug War
September 14, 2022

Philippine President Marcos Promises to Dial Back Deadly Drug War

By Sebastian Strangio
The leader promised to emphasize education and rehabilitation, but repeated that he would not cooperate with an ICC probe into extrajudicial killings.

Rights Activists Slam Holiday for Former Dictator Marcos
September 12, 2022

Rights Activists Slam Holiday for Former Dictator Marcos

By Sebastian Strangio
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has proclaimed September 12 a one-off holiday in his family’s home province of Ilocos Norte.

The Importance of Robust Philippines-Indonesia Security Relations
September 07, 2022

The Importance of Robust Philippines-Indonesia Security Relations

By Chester Cabalza
As archipelagic nations facing a similar array of threats, there are ample reasons for the two nations to establish closer security ties.

Philippine President Marcos Wraps Up State Visit to Indonesia
September 07, 2022

Philippine President Marcos Wraps Up State Visit to Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
Standing alongside President Joko Widodo, the Philippine leader described Indonesia as "not only a neighbor, not only a friend, but kin."
Philippines’ Marcos to Depart on First Foreign Trip as President
September 02, 2022

Philippines’ Marcos to Depart on First Foreign Trip as President

By Sebastian Strangio
Like his predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte, the newly elected leader has chosen ASEAN nations as the destination of his first state visits.

A Look at Philippine President Marcos’ ‘Unity Budget’ for 2023
August 26, 2022

A Look at Philippine President Marcos’ ‘Unity Budget’ for 2023

By Mong Palatino
The administration claims that the $94 billion budget will help propel the country out of its COVID-19-induced slump.

Leading Marcos Critic Arrested On Cyber-Libel Charges
August 09, 2022

Leading Marcos Critic Arrested On Cyber-Libel Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
Walden Bello's arrest is an indication that the Philippines remains on the same downward human rights trajectory under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

What Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Can Learn from Fidel Ramos
August 08, 2022

What Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Can Learn from Fidel Ramos

By Mong Palatino
The late president's political legacy offers a blueprint for what the Marcos administration should do – and what it should avoid.
Philippines Remains Aloof From French Court’s Sulu Ruling
August 03, 2022

Philippines Remains Aloof From French Court’s Sulu Ruling

By Sebastian Strangio
The ruling in favor of the heirs of the Sulu Sultanate has reopened the question of Manila's longstanding claim over the Malaysian state of Sabah.

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