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What Did Duterte’s State of the Nation Address Reveal About His Presidency?
July 26, 2019

What Did Duterte’s State of the Nation Address Reveal About His Presidency?

By Erin Cook
This iteration of the annual speech came amid several domestic political developments and agenda items of consequence.  

Is Duterte Drumming Up a Red Scare in the Philippines?
May 15, 2019

Is Duterte Drumming Up a Red Scare in the Philippines?

By Michael Beltran
With the president's allies victorious in the recent elections, Duterte seems set to pursue his desired policies.
The Philippines’ Coming ‘Duterte Referendum’
March 16, 2019

The Philippines’ Coming ‘Duterte Referendum’

By Joshua Jervis
The May elections will serve as a litmus test for the Duterte administration’s popularity.

Is the Congress Coup in the Philippines a Threat to Duterte?
August 01, 2018

Is the Congress Coup in the Philippines a Threat to Duterte?

By Mong Palatino
The development could have important implications for Duterte’s remaining time in office and Philippine politics more generally.

Duterte’s Anti-Women Behavior Sparks the Philippines’ Own #MeToo Moment
June 27, 2018

Duterte’s Anti-Women Behavior Sparks the Philippines’ Own #MeToo Moment

By Mong Palatino
A recent social media campaign in the country is a further sign of growing opposition against the president.

Why the Philippines’ Vice-Presidential Election Recount Matters
April 06, 2018

Why the Philippines’ Vice-Presidential Election Recount Matters

By Erin Cook
The recount puts the spotlight on the country’s political history and could have significance for its future trajectory.

What’s Next for the Philippines as Duterte Ends Communist Peace Talks?
November 25, 2017

What’s Next for the Philippines as Duterte Ends Communist Peace Talks?

By Mong Palatino
The nixing of the peace process raises some rather troubling questions for the Southeast Asian state.
Why Duterte Needs to Put the Economy First in the Philippines
November 04, 2017

Why Duterte Needs to Put the Economy First in the Philippines

By Luke Hunt
Lack of progress on this front is contributing to rising discontent against him.

Why the Philippines' Duterte Should Rethink the Vice Presidency
July 04, 2017

Why the Philippines' Duterte Should Rethink the Vice Presidency

By Mong Palatino
It’s time for the country to revisit the role of its vice president.

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.

The Truth About Duterte’s ‘Popularity’ in the Philippines
October 07, 2016

The Truth About Duterte’s ‘Popularity’ in the Philippines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
His support isn’t that much higher relative to his predecessors, and doesn’t mean as much as some contend.
Survey: Just 11% of Filipinos Are 'Dissatisfied' With Rodrigo Duterte
October 07, 2016

Survey: Just 11% of Filipinos Are 'Dissatisfied' With Rodrigo Duterte

By Ankit Panda
Public opinion data reaffirms widespread satisfaction with Rodrigo Duterte's performance in the Philippines.

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