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What Philippine President Marcos Said in New York
September 26, 2022

What Philippine President Marcos Said in New York

By Mong Palatino
The president's six-day working trip offered some glimpses into the priorities of his administration.

Court Denies Philippine Government Attempt to Declare Communist Party a ‘Terrorist’ Group
September 23, 2022

Court Denies Philippine Government Attempt to Declare Communist Party a ‘Terrorist’ Group

By Sebastian Strangio
The ruling by Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar stated that the New People's Army used violence as a means rather than an end.
Filipino Victims: Justice Elusive Decades After Martial Law
September 21, 2022

Filipino Victims: Justice Elusive Decades After Martial Law

By Jim Gomez
"I think the biggest lesson which we have always emphasized is that it's not enough that you overthrow a dictator."

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Says His Father Was Not a Dictator
September 19, 2022

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Says His Father Was Not a Dictator

By Mong Palatino
In a soft-ball interview with his goddaughter, the new Philippine leader has defended his family's controversial legacy.

Facebook, Instagram Purged Millions of Posts During Philippine Election
August 08, 2022

Facebook, Instagram Purged Millions of Posts During Philippine Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The scale of Meta's content removals points to the sheer deluge of hate speech and disinformation that is flowing through the country's social media networks.

What Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Can Learn from Fidel Ramos
August 08, 2022

What Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Can Learn from Fidel Ramos

By Mong Palatino
The late president's political legacy offers a blueprint for what the Marcos administration should do – and what it should avoid.

Ramos, Ex-Philippine Leader Who Helped Oust Dictator, Dies
August 01, 2022

Ramos, Ex-Philippine Leader Who Helped Oust Dictator, Dies

By Jim Gomez
The cigar-chomping president played an important role in the People Power revolution of 1986, before going on to serve as president from 1992 to 1998.
The First 30 Days of the Marcos Presidency
July 29, 2022

The First 30 Days of the Marcos Presidency

By Mong Palatino
If the past month is anything to go by, the new administration is poised to carry on the legacy of Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippine Leader Vows Recovery but Quiet on Human Rights
July 26, 2022

Philippine Leader Vows Recovery but Quiet on Human Rights

By Jim Gomez
Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s first State of the Nation speech was upbeat, but activists said it suffered "from a crisis of clarity, direction, and vision."

Philippines’ Martial Law Era Remembered Under a New Marcos Presidency
July 22, 2022

Philippines’ Martial Law Era Remembered Under a New Marcos Presidency

By Jim Gomez
Activists are keen to push back against propaganda that has portrayed the late dictator's reign as a "golden era."

A Counter­revolution in the Philippines: Marcos 2.0
July 01, 2022

A Counter­revolution in the Philippines: Marcos 2.0

By Richard Javad Heydarian
What can we expect from Ferdinand Marcos Jr.?
Dictator’s Son Marcos Jr. Takes Oath as Philippine President
June 30, 2022

Dictator’s Son Marcos Jr. Takes Oath as Philippine President

By Jim Gomez
The inauguration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. caps off a remarkable 36-year comeback for his controversial family.

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