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From Dengvaxia to Sinovac: Vaccine Hesitancy in the Philippines
March 08, 2021

From Dengvaxia to Sinovac: Vaccine Hesitancy in the Philippines

By Cenon Alfonso, Manolet Dayrit, Ronald Mendoza, and Madeline Ong
The recent controversy over a dengue vaccine has complicated the Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccination program.

A Deadly and Disastrous 2020 for the Philippines
December 28, 2020

A Deadly and Disastrous 2020 for the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
Guilty or not for exacerbating the suffering of Filipinos in 2020, Duterte is facing potentially tougher challenges in 2021.
Amid a Pandemic, Evictions Plague the Philippines 
October 09, 2020

Amid a Pandemic, Evictions Plague the Philippines 

By Michael Beltran
How can Filipinos, especially low-income families, stay at home when they are being forced into homelessness? 

Duterte Eyes Former Investigation Chief to Lead Embattled Health Insurance Agency
September 05, 2020

Duterte Eyes Former Investigation Chief to Lead Embattled Health Insurance Agency

By Nick Aspinwall
Dante Gierran has been nominated to lead PhilHealth, under fire for numerous corruption allegations, despite having no experience in the public health sector.

Are Schools in the Philippines Ready to Open in a Pandemic?
August 19, 2020

Are Schools in the Philippines Ready to Open in a Pandemic?

By Mong Palatino
The start of the school year in the Philippines has been delayed, again. Can the Duterte government gets its act together?

From Rebels to Rulers: The Challenges of the Bangsamoro Government in Mindanao
August 12, 2020

From Rebels to Rulers: The Challenges of the Bangsamoro Government in Mindanao

By Miyoko Taniguchi
The newly created government already faced a steep learning curve, with the peace process at stake. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Philippines Tightens Lockdown Measures as COVID-19 Cases Rise and Economy Plunges
August 07, 2020

Philippines Tightens Lockdown Measures as COVID-19 Cases Rise and Economy Plunges

By Nick Aspinwall
Metro Manila is back in lockdown and the Philippines has overtaken Indonesia as the Southeast Asian country with the most COVID-19 cases.
Philippine Capital Returning to Lockdown as Virus Surges
August 03, 2020

Philippine Capital Returning to Lockdown as Virus Surges

By Associated Press
Starting Tuesday, the metro Manila area and five densely populated provinces will revert to strict quarantine regulations.

Duterte Takes Aim at ‘Oligarchs’ in Address to Nation as Philippines’ COVID-19 Cases Rise
July 28, 2020

Duterte Takes Aim at ‘Oligarchs’ in Address to Nation as Philippines’ COVID-19 Cases Rise

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippine president threatened to shut down major telecom operators and said Beijing was “in possession” of the South China Sea.

Duterte Threatens Criminals, Seeks Death Penalty for Drugs 
July 28, 2020

Duterte Threatens Criminals, Seeks Death Penalty for Drugs 

By Associated Press
The Philippine president is also seeking emergency powers and urging the return of the death penalty for drug crimes.

Philippines Announces New Coronavirus Measures, Alarming Rights Groups
July 17, 2020

Philippines Announces New Coronavirus Measures, Alarming Rights Groups

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippines will send police door-to-door to usher COVID-19 patients with mild or no symptoms into government quarantine facilities.
How Duterte’s Anti-Terror Law Unleashed Public Outrage Against His Leadership
July 13, 2020

How Duterte’s Anti-Terror Law Unleashed Public Outrage Against His Leadership

By Mong Palatino
With an ongoing pandemic and economic turmoil, many in the Philippines were enraged that the government prioritized passing an anti-terror law.

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