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Philippines Lifts Deadline Amid Drastic Coronavirus Quarantine
March 19, 2020

Philippines Lifts Deadline Amid Drastic Coronavirus Quarantine

By Associated Press
The Philippines lifted a deadline for thousands of foreign travelers to leave the northern third of the country, including the capital, on Wednesday.

How Southeast Asia Can Responsibly Harness Chinese Gambling Activities
March 13, 2020

How Southeast Asia Can Responsibly Harness Chinese Gambling Activities

By Jason Hung
Southeast Asian countries should conditionally allow, rather than outright ban, China’s offshore gambling activities.
What Will the Philippines’ First Western Pacific Naval Symposium Hosting Look Like?
February 24, 2020

What Will the Philippines’ First Western Pacific Naval Symposium Hosting Look Like?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
As we get closer to the engagement, the Southeast Asian state has revealed more details about how its hosting may play out.

Alleged Baby Smuggler Arrested in the Philippines for Kidnapping
February 19, 2020

Alleged Baby Smuggler Arrested in the Philippines for Kidnapping

By Associated Press
An American woman charged with human trafficking for allegedly attempting to smuggle a baby out of the Philippines was arrested on an additional count of kidnapping.

What’s Next for the Philippines’ Remote Weapon Station Development?
January 21, 2020

What’s Next for the Philippines’ Remote Weapon Station Development?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The soft-launching of the project highlighted the country’s ongoing efforts to develop its capabilities.

Zachary Abuza on Insurgency and Terrorism in the Philippines
January 14, 2020

Zachary Abuza on Insurgency and Terrorism in the Philippines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A conversation on the state of domestic security issues in the Philippines in 2020 and beyond.

Lava Gushes from Volcano Near Manila; Tens of Thousands Flee
January 13, 2020

Lava Gushes from Volcano Near Manila; Tens of Thousands Flee

By Associated Press
Frequent tremors and inflation of the Taal volcano indicate a major and much more dangerous eruption could still happen.
Philippines Orders Evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq, Iran
January 08, 2020

Philippines Orders Evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq, Iran

By Associated Press
Manila has dispatched a coast guard vessel to the Middle East to evacuate Philippine citizens.

The Ampatuan Massacre: A Decade-Long Fight For Justice
January 03, 2020

The Ampatuan Massacre: A Decade-Long Fight For Justice

By Joshua Mcdonald
In the Philippines, justice for victims of a massacre are overshadowed by rampant extrajudicial killings.

Will There Be a Christmas Ceasefire in the Philippines?
December 18, 2019

Will There Be a Christmas Ceasefire in the Philippines?

By Michael Beltran
The Reds are open to a ceasefire and peace talks, but is Duterte?

Social Media in Asia: A New Frontier for Mass Surveillance and Political Manipulation
November 15, 2019

Social Media in Asia: A New Frontier for Mass Surveillance and Political Manipulation

By Samuel Woodhams
Although stark across Asia, the rise of social media monitoring tools and disinformation campaigns is a global phenomenon.
Swept Aside, Where Are the Philippines’ Street Vendors to Go?
October 22, 2019

Swept Aside, Where Are the Philippines’ Street Vendors to Go?

By Michael Beltran
The Philippines is clearing the streets of vendors, but what happens to them?

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