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US-Philippines Ties: The De Lima Dilemma
January 08, 2020

US-Philippines Ties: The De Lima Dilemma

By Michael Beltran
The Philippine government has threatened to introduce visa requirements for U.S. citizens after banning 3 U.S. senators, supporters of jailed Philippine Senator de Lima.

Philippines: Duterte Fires Vice-President from Anti-Drug Post
November 26, 2019

Philippines: Duterte Fires Vice-President from Anti-Drug Post

By Associated Press
The decision came just weeks after Duterte had offered the post to Leni Robredo.
Drug Czar Post Offer the Latest Test for Duterte-Robredo Ties in the Philippines
November 05, 2019

Drug Czar Post Offer the Latest Test for Duterte-Robredo Ties in the Philippines

By Erin Cook
The long-brewing war between the president and the vice-president continues to play out within Philippine politics.

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.

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