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Philippine President Marcos Promises to Dial Back Deadly Drug War
September 14, 2022

Philippine President Marcos Promises to Dial Back Deadly Drug War

By Sebastian Strangio
The leader promised to emphasize education and rehabilitation, but repeated that he would not cooperate with an ICC probe into extrajudicial killings.

Philippines Requests ICC to Halt Drug War Investigation
September 12, 2022

Philippines Requests ICC to Halt Drug War Investigation

By Sebastian Strangio
Manila has repeated its claim that The Hague-based court has no jurisdiction over anti-drug killings committed under President Rodrigo Duterte.
Rodrigo Duterte’s Economic Legacy in the Philippines
August 02, 2022

Rodrigo Duterte’s Economic Legacy in the Philippines

By James Guild
He came to office in 2016 with a promise to "Build, Build, Build." How do Duterte's economic achievements stack up?

Philippines Will Not Rejoin International Criminal Court, Marcos Says
August 02, 2022

Philippines Will Not Rejoin International Criminal Court, Marcos Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement came after the Hague-based ICC sought to restart its investigation into former President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs."

The First 30 Days of the Marcos Presidency
July 29, 2022

The First 30 Days of the Marcos Presidency

By Mong Palatino
If the past month is anything to go by, the new administration is poised to carry on the legacy of Rodrigo Duterte.

Arrests and Censorship Mark Rodrigo Duterte’s Final Month in Power
June 28, 2022

Arrests and Censorship Mark Rodrigo Duterte’s Final Month in Power

By Mong Palatino
The president has solidified his reputation as a leader who enabled the rapid deterioration of human rights in the Philippines.

The Options for Duterte’s Post-Presidency
June 08, 2022

The Options for Duterte’s Post-Presidency

By Mong Palatino
Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to retire to his home in Davao City, Mindanao. But don't rule out another political chapter.
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.

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