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Manila: From Galleons to the Belt and Road
June 19, 2020

Manila: From Galleons to the Belt and Road

By Ian Morley
Manila is rich with cultural heritage at risk of destruction amid a push to develop.

Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Convicted of Libel, Given 6-Year Term
June 15, 2020

Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Convicted of Libel, Given 6-Year Term

By Associated Press
Ressa will appeal the decision, seen by many as a major blow to press freedom in the Philippines.
UN Office Denounces Human Rights Violations in Philippines
June 04, 2020

UN Office Denounces Human Rights Violations in Philippines

By Associated Press
Duterte’s heavy-handed approach to policing has drawn international criticism.

China’s Clandestine Gamble in the Philippines
June 01, 2020

China’s Clandestine Gamble in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators or POGO employ and cater largely to Chinese.

Assessing China’s Assertiveness at Commodore Reef
May 18, 2020

Assessing China’s Assertiveness at Commodore Reef

By Christian Vicedo
Implications for the future of international law and good order at sea in the South China Sea.

China’s COVID-19 Diplomacy Backfires in the Philippines
May 09, 2020

China’s COVID-19 Diplomacy Backfires in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
A music video ode to “friendly neighbors across the sea” can’t patch over growing discontent with China in the Philippines.

Explaining Successful (and Unsuccessful) COVID-19 Responses in Southeast Asia
April 21, 2020

Explaining Successful (and Unsuccessful) COVID-19 Responses in Southeast Asia

By Zachary Abuza
No government should be blamed for a pandemic, but they should be scrutinized for how they respond.
Why Philippine Solidarity With Vietnam in South China Sea Fishing Row Matters
April 16, 2020

Why Philippine Solidarity With Vietnam in South China Sea Fishing Row Matters

By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Philippines expresses concern and solidarity with Vietnam over a fishing row with China in the South China Sea. 

New Offshore Patrol Vessel Commissioning Puts Philippines Coast Guard in the Headlines
April 14, 2020

New Offshore Patrol Vessel Commissioning Puts Philippines Coast Guard in the Headlines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Earlier this week, Manila officially commissioned another key vessel into the PCG’s fleet.

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.

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