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Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?
August 16, 2019

Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?

By Erin Cook
The president’s incendiary rhetoric conceals more complex policy realities in the country under his tenure.

Duterte-Backed Candidates Win Big in Philippines' Midterm Elections
May 22, 2019

Duterte-Backed Candidates Win Big in Philippines' Midterm Elections

By Jim Gomez
Not only did Duterte's allies dominate the Senate races, but the opposition was completely shut out.
Who Will Win the Philippines’ Midterm Elections?
April 29, 2019

Who Will Win the Philippines’ Midterm Elections?

By Mark R. Thompson
The opposition needs a miracle, but the Philippine midterm campaign also points to problems ahead for Duterte.

Richard Heydarian: Duterte’s Rise in Perspective
November 15, 2017

Richard Heydarian: Duterte’s Rise in Perspective

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Richard Heydarian discusses Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's rise to power and the implications.

What's Really Behind Duterte’s Disappearances in the Philippines?
June 29, 2017

What's Really Behind Duterte’s Disappearances in the Philippines?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
His administration has not found a sustainable way to deal with the president's prolonged absences.

ASEAN at 50: A New Test for Democracy in Southeast Asia
May 03, 2017

ASEAN at 50: A New Test for Democracy in Southeast Asia

By Khoo Ying Hooi
The aspects of the ASEAN Charter dealing with rights and democracy have been largely ignored.

How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?
February 23, 2017

How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though it is certain to play a role, the specifics remain unclear.
Hero or Villain? Burial Reveals Philippines' Deep Divide on Ferdinand Marcos
November 19, 2016

Hero or Villain? Burial Reveals Philippines' Deep Divide on Ferdinand Marcos

By Michio Ueda
Marcos' burial at Heroes' Cemetery points to a deep divide: Was the Marcos era the "good old days" or a reign of terror?

Indonesia and Philippines Confront Ghosts of Dictators Past
June 07, 2016

Indonesia and Philippines Confront Ghosts of Dictators Past

By Mong Palatino
Domestic debates about Suharto and Marcos reflect lingering divides about their legacies.

The Many Surprises of the 2016 Philippines Elections
May 12, 2016

The Many Surprises of the 2016 Philippines Elections

By Mong Palatino
Poll results point to several outcomes few would have expected just months ago.

7 Things to Know About the 2016 Philippine Elections
January 22, 2016

7 Things to Know About the 2016 Philippine Elections

By Mong Palatino
As the Southeast Asian state prepares to go to the polls later this year, here's a closer look at what's at stake.
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