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Omicron Driving COVID-19 Wave to New Heights in the Philippines
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.

Duterte’s Sluggish Typhoon Rai Recovery Spending
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.
China Coast Guard Uses Water Cannon Against Philippine Boats
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.

Southeast Asia, Geopolitics, and China’s Vaccine Diplomacy
July 21, 2021

Southeast Asia, Geopolitics, and China’s Vaccine Diplomacy

By Ankit Panda
How has China approached vaccine diplomacy in Southeast Asia?

Asian Americans Lobby to Name Navy Ship for Filipino Sailor
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.

Philippines: Embracing Transparency Critical for Mining Sector
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?

Philippines Demands China Remove Vessels at 6 Islands, Reefs
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.
Philippines Deploys More Patrol Ships Amid Rift With China
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.

Philippines Protests China’s New Coast Guard Law as ‘Verbal Threat of War’
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.

9 Indigenous Leaders Killed by Philippine Police in ‘Massacre’
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.

A Deadly and Disastrous 2020 for the Philippines
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.
Philippine Jeepneys Won’t Go Down Without a Fight
December 04, 2020

Philippine Jeepneys Won’t Go Down Without a Fight

By Michael Beltran
Drivers have pushed back against a forced modernization scheme which the government says is needed to bring the iconic vehicles up to modern standards. 

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