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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.
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.

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.

Marcos Maintains Large Lead as Philippine Campaign Enters Final Week
May 03, 2022

Marcos Maintains Large Lead as Philippine Campaign Enters Final Week

By Sebastian Strangio
The latest Pulse Asia survey has shown nearly no change since last month, with Marcos holding a commanding 33-point lead over second-placed Leni Robredo.

Poll Shows Robredo Closing the Gap on Marcos in Philippines Presidential Race
April 07, 2022

Poll Shows Robredo Closing the Gap on Marcos in Philippines Presidential Race

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite a slight loss of support, Marcos still enjoys an apparently unassailable 32-point lead over his main rival.

Marcos Jr. Receives Electoral Endorsement From President Duterte’s Party
March 24, 2022

Marcos Jr. Receives Electoral Endorsement From President Duterte’s Party

By Sebastian Strangio
The declaration by the president's faction of PDP-Laban will add further wind to the frontrunner's sails ahead of the May 9 election.
The Counterrevolution: Marcos Jr.’s Bid for Philippine Presidency
February 04, 2022

The Counterrevolution: Marcos Jr.’s Bid for Philippine Presidency

By Richard Javad Heydarian
Three decades after returning from exile in Hawaii, the Marcos clan is on the brink of recapturing the presidential palace.

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