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Rodrigo Duterte

The Nobel Peace Prize and Free Speech in the Philippines
October 20, 2021

The Nobel Peace Prize and Free Speech in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
The awarding of the prize to pioneering journalist Maria Ressa points to the deterioration in press freedom under President Duterte.

Philippines Presidential Race: Marcos and the Specter of Martial Law
October 08, 2021

Philippines Presidential Race: Marcos and the Specter of Martial Law

By Michael Beltran
With Bongbong entering the race, and the Dutertes floating around the edges, the Philippine presidential election is stirring up dark memories.
The Hypocrisy of President Duterte’s UN Speech
September 29, 2021

The Hypocrisy of President Duterte’s UN Speech

By Mong Palatino
Duterte railed against the unjust procurement of COVID-19 vaccines by rich countries when his own government smuggled vaccines for his security team and other top officials.

In UN Speech, Duterte Promises Accountability for ‘Drug War’ Excesses
September 23, 2021

In UN Speech, Duterte Promises Accountability for ‘Drug War’ Excesses

By Sebastian Strangio
The promise came a week after the International Criminal Court announced a probe into the violent anti-drug campaign.

Manila Mayor, Ex-Scavenger and Actor, to Seek Presidency
September 22, 2021

Manila Mayor, Ex-Scavenger and Actor, to Seek Presidency

By Associated Press
Mayor Isko Moreno joins the crowded race to succeed President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippine Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao Enters the Presidential Ring
September 20, 2021

Philippine Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao Enters the Presidential Ring

By Sebastian Strangio
Pacquiao's candidacy threatens to spoil President Duterte's hopes for a smooth transition to an anointed successor.

Why are Schools Still Closed in the Philippines?
September 13, 2021

Why are Schools Still Closed in the Philippines?

By Mong Palatino
The decision reflects the highly centralized nature of decision-making under President Rodrigo Duterte.
Duterte’s Party Picks Him as VP Candidate in Philippines
September 09, 2021

Duterte’s Party Picks Him as VP Candidate in Philippines

By Kiko Rosario and David Rising
Under Philippine law, the vice president is elected separately from the president.

Will Corruption Bring Down the Philippines’ Duterte Government?
August 30, 2021

Will Corruption Bring Down the Philippines’ Duterte Government?

By Mong Palatino
Alleged corruption in the procurement of COVID-19 supplies implicates a former aide and close ally of the president.

How Rodrigo Duterte Permanently Changed Philippine Elections
August 18, 2021

How Rodrigo Duterte Permanently Changed Philippine Elections

By Mong Palatino
The Philippine president's barnstorming run to the presidency has inspired a raft of imitators. Can any succeed?

Duterte Vs the International Criminal Court
August 13, 2021

Duterte Vs the International Criminal Court

By Michael Beltran
Can Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte be indicted for "crimes against humanity”? And if so, can he be brought to justice?
Olympic Champion Hidilyn Diaz Deserves an Apology From the Philippine Government
July 29, 2021

Olympic Champion Hidilyn Diaz Deserves an Apology From the Philippine Government

By Mong Palatino
The Philippines’ first-ever gold medalist had an earlier claim to fame: being accused of conspiring against the Duterte administration.

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