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Duterte Orders Arrest of Quarantine Violators After Taking Unauthorized Vaccine
May 07, 2021

Duterte Orders Arrest of Quarantine Violators After Taking Unauthorized Vaccine

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippines president received the unapproved Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine as COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

COVID-19 Shows the Philippines’ Need for a More Open Government
April 27, 2021

COVID-19 Shows the Philippines’ Need for a More Open Government

By Rej Cortez Torrecampo
A new wave of COVID-19 infections has once again laid bare the shortcomings of the state's response.
COVID-19 Third Wave Menaces Southeast Asian Nations
April 27, 2021

COVID-19 Third Wave Menaces Southeast Asian Nations

By Sebastian Strangio
As the disease ravages India, several Southeast Asian nations are also weathering record outbreaks.

Philippine Man Dies After Being Forced to Exercise for Violating COVID-19 Curfew
April 09, 2021

Philippine Man Dies After Being Forced to Exercise for Violating COVID-19 Curfew

By Nick Aspinwall
The incident is the latest in a long list of alleged human rights abuses that have attended one of the world’s strictest coronavirus lockdowns.

Manila Locks Down as COVID-19 Cases Surge in the Philippines
March 29, 2021

Manila Locks Down as COVID-19 Cases Surge in the Philippines

By Nick Aspinwall
Millions of Filipinos will spend their second straight Easter Sunday under lockdown in an effort to stop a record surge of COVID-19 infections.

Winning the Fight Against COVID-19 in Conflict Zones
March 11, 2021

Winning the Fight Against COVID-19 in Conflict Zones

By Dotan Haim, Nico Ravanilla and Renard Sexton
New research from the Philippines suggests that with hard work, it is possible to overcome ingrained mistrust.

Philippines Offers to Trade Nurses for COVID-19 Vaccines
February 26, 2021

Philippines Offers to Trade Nurses for COVID-19 Vaccines

By Nick Aspinwall
The country’s in-demand healthcare workers are outraged at a government proposal to send them to Europe in exchange for doses of vaccine.
Philippines Vaccine Program Hindered by Delays, Public Distrust
February 12, 2021

Philippines Vaccine Program Hindered by Delays, Public Distrust

By Nick Aspinwall
The government’s mass vaccination start date is in flux, and Filipinos still harbor fears after a 2016 dengue vaccine scandal eroded public confidence in vaccinations.

The Philippines’ COVID-19 Economic Rescue Plan: Bayanihan 1 and 2
February 03, 2021

The Philippines’ COVID-19 Economic Rescue Plan: Bayanihan 1 and 2

By James Guild
In addition to supporting healthcare and low-income households, Manila has focused on propping up its agricultural sector, which employs nearly a quarter of Filipinos.

COVID-19 Continues to Batter the Philippines, Indonesia
February 03, 2021

COVID-19 Continues to Batter the Philippines, Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
The two governments are betting that vaccines will offer an escape route from the economic and public health crisis, but many obstacles remain.

Duterte’s Security Detail Received a ‘Gift’ of Unauthorized Chinese Vaccines
January 08, 2021

Duterte’s Security Detail Received a ‘Gift’ of Unauthorized Chinese Vaccines

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippine president has ordered his security unit not to cooperate with those probing their use of an unapproved China-made vaccine.
Manila Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, but Leaves Many Filipinos Out
November 26, 2020

Manila Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, but Leaves Many Filipinos Out

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippines aims vaccinate 60 to 70 million people over the next few years, falling short of an earlier promise made by President Duterte.

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