March 16, 2022
The Philippines’ False Nostalgia for Authoritarian Rule
By Ronald U. Mendoza, Oscar Bulaong Jr., and Gabrielle Ann S. Mendoza
Among Filipinos, the rosy view of the Marcos era is tied to a deep and growing disillusionment with post-Marcos reform efforts, which remain incomplete over three decades later.
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.
August 30, 2021
Will Corruption Bring Down the Philippines’ Duterte Government?
By Mong Palatino
Alleged corruption in the procurement of COVID-19 supplies implicates a former aide and close ally of the president.
October 16, 2020
4 Reasons the Philippines Needs Public Asset Disclosures From Its Politicians
By Ronald U.Mendoza and Michael Yusingco
The Philippines’ anti-corruption body has declined to make financial disclosures public. That’s a big problem.
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.
February 22, 2020
A Better Credit Rating Alone Can’t Overcome the Philippines’ Foreign Investment Woes
By Ronald U. Mendoza
Serious concerns about corruption, ease of doing business, and political interference scare foreign investors away regardless of credit rating scores.
August 28, 2013
Filipinos Say No to Pork in March Against Corruption
Could the recent protests against pork-barrel politics in the Philippines be the start of a larger grassroots movement?