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Why Is Rodrigo Duterte Still Popular in the Philippines?
October 21, 2020

Why Is Rodrigo Duterte Still Popular in the Philippines?

By Mong Palatino
Despite allegations of corruption and his ineptitude in handling the COVID-19 crisis, the Philippine leader's popularity continues to climb.

Philippine House Speaker Squabble Ends, Clearing Way for Budget Deliberations
October 15, 2020

Philippine House Speaker Squabble Ends, Clearing Way for Budget Deliberations

By Nick Aspinwall
A disagreement over a term-sharing plan led to a standoff between two rivals for the House speaker position that almost turned ugly.
US Bill Aims to End Aid to Philippines Military and Police
September 25, 2020

US Bill Aims to End Aid to Philippines Military and Police

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippine Human Rights Act would end American security assistance to Manila unless it commits to reforms.

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.

Controversial China Projects Reveal Philippine Rifts
September 11, 2020

Controversial China Projects Reveal Philippine Rifts

By Sebastian Strangio
Two more recent deals highlight the contradictions that have resulted from the Duterte administration's "pivot to China."

Chinese Premier: China-Philippines Relations as Warm as Manila’s Weather
November 16, 2017

Chinese Premier: China-Philippines Relations as Warm as Manila’s Weather

By Charlotte Gao
China and the Philippines agree to resolve differences over the South China Sea and enhance mutual cooperation.

Rising Outrage Over Duterte’s War on Drugs in the Philippines
September 12, 2017

Rising Outrage Over Duterte’s War on Drugs in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
A reported surge of extrajudicial killings victimizing children has exacerbated concerns about the campaign.
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