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Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines’ Duterte to Skip Upcoming US-ASEAN Summit
April 28, 2022

Philippines’ Duterte to Skip Upcoming US-ASEAN Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
The May 12-13 summit will take place just days after millions of Filipinos go to the polls to elect Duterte's successor.

Duterte, Xi Talk South China Sea in Virtual Summit
April 11, 2022

Duterte, Xi Talk South China Sea in Virtual Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
The call forms a neat bookend to Duterte's six years of controversial rapprochement with China.
How Long Will Rodrigo Duterte Remain Neutral in the Philippine Election?
April 04, 2022

How Long Will Rodrigo Duterte Remain Neutral in the Philippine Election?

By Mong Palatino
So far the Philippine leader has refrained from anointing a successor. But he could just be waiting for the right moment.

Marcos Jr. Receives Electoral Endorsement From President Duterte’s Party
March 24, 2022

Marcos Jr. Receives Electoral Endorsement From President Duterte’s Party

By Sebastian Strangio
The declaration by the president's faction of PDP-Laban will add further wind to the frontrunner's sails ahead of the May 9 election.

The Philippine Government’s Distrust of Fact-Checkers
March 07, 2022

The Philippine Government’s Distrust of Fact-Checkers

By Mong Palatino
Fact-checkers are a vital bulwark against the wave of election-related misinformation. But such efforts are coming under attack.

Philippine Senator and Leading Duterte Critic Marks Five Years in Jail
February 23, 2022

Philippine Senator and Leading Duterte Critic Marks Five Years in Jail

By Sebastian Strangio
According to a leading human rights group, Senator Leila de Lima's detention "exemplifies the lawlessness and cruelty of the Duterte administration.”

Presidential Election Campaign Kicks Off in the Philippines
February 07, 2022

Presidential Election Campaign Kicks Off in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
On May 9, 65.7 million Filipinos will go to the polls to choose who will succeed President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Philippines in 2022: Elections, Omicron, and a Delayed Recovery
January 20, 2022

The Philippines in 2022: Elections, Omicron, and a Delayed Recovery

By Mong Palatino
The nation faces a tough year, but the upcoming presidential election heralds winds of change.

Philippines Posts Three Consecutive Days of Record COVID-19 Cases
January 11, 2022

Philippines Posts Three Consecutive Days of Record COVID-19 Cases

By Sebastian Strangio
A new COVID-19 surge now threatens to overshadow campaigning for the country's presidential election on May 9.

Duterte Says He Will ‘Never Apologize’ for Drug War Deaths
January 06, 2022

Duterte Says He Will ‘Never Apologize’ for Drug War Deaths

By Sebastian Strangio
The Philippine leader's war on narcotics is perhaps the only policy that he has carried through consistently since his election in 2016.

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.
The Philippines in 2021: Duterte’s Flip-Flops and Women Holding the Line
December 30, 2021

The Philippines in 2021: Duterte’s Flip-Flops and Women Holding the Line

By Mong Palatino
The past year has reflected the tendencies and eccentricities that marked Rodrigo Duterte's first five years in power.

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