June 09, 2022
US Official Meets Marcos in Philippines in Diplomatic Push
By David Rising
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met the president-elect in a clear sign the U.S. is willing to work with the future Marcos administration.
January 18, 2022
Omicron Driving COVID-19 Wave to New Heights in the Philippines
By Sebastian Strangio
The government is aiming to fully vaccinate the country's adult population by the presidential election on May 9.
December 31, 2021
Duterte’s Sluggish Typhoon Rai Recovery Spending
By Michael Beltran
Frustration is growing two weeks after a devastating typhoon struck the Philippines, with government assistance slow to reach the affected areas.
November 18, 2021
China Coast Guard Uses Water Cannon Against Philippine Boats
By Jim Gomez
Two Philippine ships headed for Second Thomas Shoal with food supplies for the Filipino forces there were blasted with water by Chinese coast guard vessels.
July 21, 2021
Southeast Asia, Geopolitics, and China’s Vaccine Diplomacy
By Ankit Panda
How has China approached vaccine diplomacy in Southeast Asia?
June 24, 2021
Asian Americans Lobby to Name Navy Ship for Filipino Sailor
By Janie Har
The secretary of the Navy has final authority and discretion to name and rename ships.
April 02, 2021
Philippines: Embracing Transparency Critical for Mining Sector
By Anj Dacanay
The mining sector in the Philippines has had a lethal impact on people and the environment. Will an international transparency process help end it?
April 01, 2021
Philippines Demands China Remove Vessels at 6 Islands, Reefs
By Jim Gomez
According to the Philippine government, more than 250 Chinese vessels have been spotted near six Manila-claimed islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea.
March 26, 2021
Philippines Deploys More Patrol Ships Amid Rift With China
By Jim Gomez
Manila is beefing up its "maritime sovereignty patrols" in the disputed South China Sea.
January 28, 2021
Philippines Protests China’s New Coast Guard Law as ‘Verbal Threat of War’
By Associated Press
A new Chinese law authorizes the country’s coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy other countries' structures on islands it claims.
January 01, 2021
9 Indigenous Leaders Killed by Philippine Police in ‘Massacre’
By Nick Aspinwall
Rights groups said the Indigenous people had been “red-tagged” after opposing a local dam project. It’s the latest in a string of high-profile police incidents.
December 28, 2020
A Deadly and Disastrous 2020 for the Philippines
By Mong Palatino
Guilty or not for exacerbating the suffering of Filipinos in 2020, Duterte is facing potentially tougher challenges in 2021.