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Holding the Line Against China’s Maritime Bullying: The Philippines Sets a New Standard

Holding the Line Against China’s Maritime Bullying: The Philippines Sets a New Standard

By Lisa Curtis
The Philippines’ bold and creative moves to defy China provide a powerful example to the other Southeast Asian nations on how they, too, can resist Chinese interference.

From Siargao to Malabon: Filipino Coastal Communities on the Frontlines of Climate Change

From Siargao to Malabon: Filipino Coastal Communities on the Frontlines of Climate Change

By Nicholas Muller
Exposed to the most typhoons in the world, Filipino island communities – urban and remote alike – face high risks from intensifying climate events.
What’s Wrong With the Philippines’ New Anti-Trafficking Guidelines?

What’s Wrong With the Philippines’ New Anti-Trafficking Guidelines?

By Michael Beltran
“Why are we going after tourists and letting the big criminals get away?” one trafficking victim asks. 

Philippine President Suspends 22 Land Reclamation Projects in Manila Bay After US Airs Concerns

Philippine President Suspends 22 Land Reclamation Projects in Manila Bay After US Airs Concerns

By Jim Gomez
Marcos's order came after the United States expressed public concern over environmental damage from the projects and the involvement of a U.S.-blacklisted Chinese company.

US, Japanese, Philippine Coast Guard Ships Stage Law Enforcement Drills Near South China Sea

US, Japanese, Philippine Coast Guard Ships Stage Law Enforcement Drills Near South China Sea

By Aaron Favila and Joeal Calupitan
Philippine officials say such joint exercises with U.S. forces do not target any country. But Beijing says increased U.S. security deployments in Asia target China and undermine regional stability.

Biden Should Press Philippines’ Marcos on Human Rights Concerns 

Biden Should Press Philippines’ Marcos on Human Rights Concerns 

By Elaine Pearson
President Marcos Jr. has shown little inclination to tackle persistent rights problems in the Philippines or pursue justice for past crimes. 

The Philippines’ Basic Education Crisis

The Philippines’ Basic Education Crisis

By Mong Palatino
Out of the country's 327,000-odd school buildings, less than a third are in good condition, according to government figures.
Austin in Philippines to Discuss Larger US Military Presence

Austin in Philippines to Discuss Larger US Military Presence

By Jim Gomez
The U.S. defense chief is the latest senior official to visit the Philippines in a sign of warming ties after a strained period under Marcos's predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippines’ Marcos Jr. Heads to China Amid Sea Disputes

Philippines’ Marcos Jr. Heads to China Amid Sea Disputes

By Associated Press
Alluding to the two countries' territorial dispute in the South China Sea, Marcos said he looks forward to discussing bilateral and regional political and security issues.

Suspected Chinese Rocket Debris Found in Philippine Waters

Suspected Chinese Rocket Debris Found in Philippine Waters

By Associated Press
Debris found in two separate locations were likely remnants of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket launched last week from Hainan island.

US Official Meets Marcos in Philippines in Diplomatic Push

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

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.

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