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Ferdinand Marcos

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 Are Filipinos Celebrating a Former Dictator?
September 14, 2020

Why Are Filipinos Celebrating a Former Dictator?

By Sebastian Strangio
The rehabilitation of Ferdinand Marcos is a sign of the public's continuing discontent with the status quo.

What the Neverending Imelda Marcos Case Means for Philippine Politics
November 28, 2018

What the Neverending Imelda Marcos Case Means for Philippine Politics

By Mong Palatino
The issue has significant implications for how the country deals with its past and confronts its future.

With Martial Law Extended in the Philippines, What’s Next for Duterte’s New 'Communist Terrorist' War?
December 13, 2017

With Martial Law Extended in the Philippines, What’s Next for Duterte’s New 'Communist Terrorist' War?

By Mong Palatino
A closer look at a development that could have significant implications for the country’s domestic politics and foreign policy.
Why Duterte Needs to Put the Economy First in the Philippines
November 04, 2017

Why Duterte Needs to Put the Economy First in the Philippines

By Luke Hunt
Lack of progress on this front is contributing to rising discontent against him.

Singapore's Squabbling Lees Back in the Limelight
June 17, 2017

Singapore's Squabbling Lees Back in the Limelight

By Luke Hunt
An ongoing family feud erupted this week in the city-state.

Why Duterte's Martial Law Declaration in Mindanao Is So Concerning
June 13, 2017

Why Duterte's Martial Law Declaration in Mindanao Is So Concerning

By Anthony Hustedt
Philippine history shows martial law is more likely to increase extremism than reverse it.

Is the Philippines’ Duterte Really a Leftist?
May 02, 2017

Is the Philippines’ Duterte Really a Leftist?

By Mong Palatino
The reality is much more complex than some – including the president himself – are making it out to be.
How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?
February 23, 2017

How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though it is certain to play a role, the specifics remain unclear.

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