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In the Philippines, Civil Society Grows Amid Democratic Backsliding
May 27, 2022

In the Philippines, Civil Society Grows Amid Democratic Backsliding

By Ronald Castillo
The vibrant and volunteer election campaign of Vice President Leni Robredo offered some glimmers of hope for the country's democracy.

Philippines Congress Officially Proclaims Marcos the Country’s Next President
May 26, 2022

Philippines Congress Officially Proclaims Marcos the Country’s Next President

By Sebastian Strangio
The proclamation finalizes the return of the divisive Marcos clan to the heights of Philippine politics.
How Philippine Education Contributed to the Return of the Marcoses
May 23, 2022

How Philippine Education Contributed to the Return of the Marcoses

By Franz Jan Santos
The inclusion of factual errors and blatant misinformation in school textbooks has provided fertile soil for the historical revisionism of the Marcos clan and its allies.

Political Dynasties Dominate Philippines Election — Again
May 23, 2022

Political Dynasties Dominate Philippines Election — Again

By Mong Palatino
The return to power of the Marcos clan hints at deeper problems with the country's democracy.

Philippine Election Marred by Violence, Vote-Buying: Monitoring Mission
May 20, 2022

Philippine Election Marred by Violence, Vote-Buying: Monitoring Mission

By Sebastian Strangio
The report's findings hint at the extent to which Philippine democracy has deteriorated under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Activists Seek Supreme Court Intervention to Head Off Marcos Presidency
May 18, 2022

Activists Seek Supreme Court Intervention to Head Off Marcos Presidency

By Sebastian Strangio
The petition claims that the son of the former dictator should have been barred from the election due to a past conviction for tax evasion.

The Economic Outlook for the Philippines Under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
May 17, 2022

The Economic Outlook for the Philippines Under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

By James Guild
The new president will take the reins at a time of high inflation and monetary tightening in the global financial system.
Marcos’ Victory Offers Washington the Chance for a Diplomatic Reset with the Philippines
May 17, 2022

Marcos’ Victory Offers Washington the Chance for a Diplomatic Reset with the Philippines

By Peter Mumford
Marcos might not have been the ideal choice of many U.S. policymakers, but he offers the opportunity for a more stable and predictable partnership.

No Honeymoon for the Marcos Presidency?
May 11, 2022

No Honeymoon for the Marcos Presidency?

By Mong Palatino
Despite his platform of national "unity," Ferdinand Jr.'s presidency will likely further polarize an already divided society.

Provisional Results Show Landslide Marcos Victory in Philippine Election
May 10, 2022

Provisional Results Show Landslide Marcos Victory in Philippine Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Filipinos have decisively elected another Marcos and another Duterte to the nation’s two highest offices.

Marcos on the Brink of Victory as Filipinos Vote in Presidential Election
May 09, 2022

Marcos on the Brink of Victory as Filipinos Vote in Presidential Election

By Sebastian Strangio
As polling stations open across the country, the dictator's son seems set to be elected the country's 17th president.
Disinformation Poses a Grave Threat to Democracy in the Philippines
May 04, 2022

Disinformation Poses a Grave Threat to Democracy in the Philippines

By Mu Sochua
The return of the Philippine's once-disgraced Marcos clan has been aided by a flood of coordinated online manipulation.

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