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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.

How Philippine Education Contributed to the Return of the Marcoses
May 23, 2022

How Philippine Education Contributed to the Return of the Marcoses

By Franz Jan Santos
The inclusion of factual errors and blatant misinformation in school textbooks has provided fertile soil for the historical revisionism of the Marcos clan and its allies.
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.

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.
Why Did Duterte Veto the Philippine SIM Card Registration Act?
April 26, 2022

Why Did Duterte Veto the Philippine SIM Card Registration Act?

By Mong Palatino
The bill was criticized by civil liberties groups and citizens. But President Rodrigo Duterte is hardly known for his emphasis on freedoms. 

How Long Will Rodrigo Duterte Remain Neutral in the Philippine Election?
April 04, 2022

How Long Will Rodrigo Duterte Remain Neutral in the Philippine Election?

By Mong Palatino
So far the Philippine leader has refrained from anointing a successor. But he could just be waiting for the right moment.

Inside the Philippines’ Critical Presidential Election
April 01, 2022

Inside the Philippines’ Critical Presidential Election

By Anthony Esguerra
Marcos Jr. leads Leni Robredo in the race, but with a month left until election day much can still change.

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.
Introducing the Colors of the Philippine Election
March 21, 2022

Introducing the Colors of the Philippine Election

By Mong Palatino
As campaigning heats up, Leni Robredo's "pink wave" is facing off against the red-green tandem of the Marcos-Duterte ticket.

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