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US to Secure Access to New Philippine Military Facilities: Report
January 31, 2023

US to Secure Access to New Philippine Military Facilities: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The move, which is expected to be announced this week, is the latest sign of the rapid advancement in bilateral relations under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Marcos and the Philippines at Davos
January 30, 2023

Marcos and the Philippines at Davos

By Mong Palatino
Since taking office in July, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has undertaken eight trips abroad, with a ninth to come next month.
Why Did ASEAN Leaders Skip Davos?
January 24, 2023

Why Did ASEAN Leaders Skip Davos?

By Sribala Subramanian
The annual gathering of global elites has grown more “eurocentric.”

New Year, Old Moves: China, Philippines, and the South China Sea
January 23, 2023

New Year, Old Moves: China, Philippines, and the South China Sea

By Vincent Kyle Parada
Although both sides have kept it low key, Chinese coast guard activities are continuing in areas claimed by Manila.

How the Onion Became the Symbol of Inflation in the Philippines
January 16, 2023

How the Onion Became the Symbol of Inflation in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
In December, the staple vegetable was selling for more than the cost of chicken and beef.

Philippine Military Chief Replaced by Retiring General
January 09, 2023

Philippine Military Chief Replaced by Retiring General

By Jim Gomez
The government did not provide any explanation for the replacement of Lt. Gen. Bartolome Bacarro, who was supposed to serve until August 2025.

The Philippines’ New Year Airport Meltdown
January 06, 2023

The Philippines’ New Year Airport Meltdown

By Mong Palatino
The start of 2023 should have been triumphant for President Marcos. Instead, domestic and international attention was monopolized by the chaos unfolding at the country's airports.
Philippines, China Agree on Measures to Manage Maritime Disputes
January 05, 2023

Philippines, China Agree on Measures to Manage Maritime Disputes

By Sebastian Strangio
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Xi Jinping agreed to restart joint oil and gas exploration and set up a direct channel of communication on South China Sea issues.

On China, Can Marcos Succeed Where Duterte Failed?
January 04, 2023

On China, Can Marcos Succeed Where Duterte Failed?

By Sebastian Strangio
The new Philippine president is promising to shift relations to a “higher gear.” But his administration’s swift re-engagement with the U.S. is likely to pose problems.

Philippines’ Marcos Jr. Heads to China Amid Sea Disputes
January 04, 2023

Philippines’ Marcos Jr. Heads to China Amid Sea Disputes

By Associated Press
Alluding to the two countries' territorial dispute in the South China Sea, Marcos said he looks forward to discussing bilateral and regional political and security issues.

Manila Prepares to Overhaul Its Clean Water Infrastructure
December 22, 2022

Manila Prepares to Overhaul Its Clean Water Infrastructure

By Adam Kiedrowski
The Philippine capital, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, has long struggled to supply clean water to its 12 million people.
The ‘Chaos and Confusion’ Inside the Marcos Government
November 30, 2022

The ‘Chaos and Confusion’ Inside the Marcos Government

By Mong Palatino
The recent expulsion by the president's party of Executive Secretary Vic Rodriguez has highlighted the shambolic state of affairs within the administration.

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