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Duterte Threatens Criminals, Seeks Death Penalty for Drugs 
July 28, 2020

Duterte Threatens Criminals, Seeks Death Penalty for Drugs 

By Associated Press
The Philippine president is also seeking emergency powers and urging the return of the death penalty for drug crimes.

On Screen, Normalizing Queer Love in the Philippines
July 27, 2020

On Screen, Normalizing Queer Love in the Philippines

By Michael Beltran
A new Filipino LGBT series will push boundaries with an ordinary love story.
How Duterte’s Anti-Terror Law Unleashed Public Outrage Against His Leadership
July 13, 2020

How Duterte’s Anti-Terror Law Unleashed Public Outrage Against His Leadership

By Mong Palatino
With an ongoing pandemic and economic turmoil, many in the Philippines were enraged that the government prioritized passing an anti-terror law.

Lawmakers Vote to Close Down Philippines’ Largest TV Network
July 10, 2020

Lawmakers Vote to Close Down Philippines’ Largest TV Network

By Associated Press
ABS-CBN stopped broadcasting in May. The rejection of its license renewal request this week takes it off the air for good.

Philippines Virus Cases Soar Past 50,000 as Lockdown Eases
July 09, 2020

Philippines Virus Cases Soar Past 50,000 as Lockdown Eases

By Associated Press
Finding the balance between public health and reviving the economy has been fraught with dilemmas.

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.

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