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Duterte’s Fifth China Visit: Heavy on Promise, Light on Results
September 05, 2019

Duterte’s Fifth China Visit: Heavy on Promise, Light on Results

By Erin Cook
Duterte’s latest trip to China did little to ease concerns about his approach to Beijing.

Don’t Worry About the Philippines' New Senate
July 05, 2019

Don’t Worry About the Philippines' New Senate

By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
The incoming Senate’s makeup tilts toward the president’s allies but it’s far from an obituary for Philippine democracy.
Duterte-Backed Candidates Win Big in Philippines' Midterm Elections
May 22, 2019

Duterte-Backed Candidates Win Big in Philippines' Midterm Elections

By Jim Gomez
Not only did Duterte's allies dominate the Senate races, but the opposition was completely shut out.

Who Will Win the Philippines’ Midterm Elections?
April 29, 2019

Who Will Win the Philippines’ Midterm Elections?

By Mark R. Thompson
The opposition needs a miracle, but the Philippine midterm campaign also points to problems ahead for Duterte.

What Does Duterte’s War on Trillanes Mean for the Philippines?
September 13, 2018

What Does Duterte’s War on Trillanes Mean for the Philippines?

By Erin Cook
A closer look at an incident that has dominated Manila for weeks.

Filipino Women Confront the Latest Government Crackdown
April 26, 2018

Filipino Women Confront the Latest Government Crackdown

By Rosanna Langara
As the Duterte administration strives to silence them, women activists in the Philippines speak up.

Will Duterte’s ‘Cha-Cha’ Train Lead to Dictatorship in the Philippines?
January 23, 2018

Will Duterte’s ‘Cha-Cha’ Train Lead to Dictatorship in the Philippines?

By Mong Palatino
Recent moves have raised some troubling questions about the country’s drift to authoritarianism under a strongman's rule.
Duterte’s Unfinished Wars in the Philippines
October 25, 2017

Duterte’s Unfinished Wars in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
The administration’s bold announcements belie the actual status of key conflicts and their broader significance.

One Year Later, Duterte Remains a Human Rights Nightmare
July 03, 2017

One Year Later, Duterte Remains a Human Rights Nightmare

By James Gomez
“I don’t care about human rights, you better believe me.”

Duterte Places Philippine Island of Mindanao Under Martial Law. What Next?
May 24, 2017

Duterte Places Philippine Island of Mindanao Under Martial Law. What Next?

By Ankit Panda
Duterte cut short his trip to Russia to return to Manila after declaring martial law over the southern island of Mindanao.

‘Who Watches the Watchmen?’ Bad Cops in the Philippines
February 10, 2017

‘Who Watches the Watchmen?’ Bad Cops in the Philippines

By Rob Attwell
The murder of a Korean businessman shines a light on abuses of power by Philippine police.
Duterte and LeniLeaks: Much Ado About Nothing?
February 02, 2017

Duterte and LeniLeaks: Much Ado About Nothing?

By David Hutt
Was the Philippines' vice president really trying to overthrow Duterte?

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