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The Philippines Anti-Terrorism Act: Who Guards the Guardians?
July 06, 2020

The Philippines Anti-Terrorism Act: Who Guards the Guardians?

By Ronald U. Mendoza and Dion L. Romano
The Philippines' terrorism threat is real, and growing. Will the new act change that?

China Just Botched a Monumental Opportunity With the Philippines
June 18, 2020

China Just Botched a Monumental Opportunity With the Philippines

By Derek Grossman
Did China miss its shot at the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement?
The Philippines’ Broad Anti-Terrorism Law Takes Aim at Dissent
June 05, 2020

The Philippines’ Broad Anti-Terrorism Law Takes Aim at Dissent

By Nick Aspinwall
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign the recently-passed legislation, which will allow authorities to classify dissent as terrorism.

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.

Human Rights Watch Report Details Harm to Children, Urges UN Probe Into Philippine Drug War
May 29, 2020

Human Rights Watch Report Details Harm to Children, Urges UN Probe Into Philippine Drug War

By Nick Aspinwall
A new report details the suffering of children who lose fathers and relatives in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war.

This Is How Duterte Could Declare Martial Law in the Philippines
May 26, 2020

This Is How Duterte Could Declare Martial Law in the Philippines

By Nick Aspinwall
Experts fear the Philippine president is testing the waters for a constitutionally viable declaration of nationwide martial law.
Philippines Will Gradually Ease Lockdowns as Testing, Relief Payments Remain Stalled
May 13, 2020

Philippines Will Gradually Ease Lockdowns as Testing, Relief Payments Remain Stalled

By Nick Aspinwall
Manila will remain under lockdown, but nationwide restrictions will be modified in a byzantine three-tiered plan to ease restrictions in many areas and restart the Philippine economy.

The Philippines’ Pandemic Response: A Tragedy of Errors
May 12, 2020

The Philippines’ Pandemic Response: A Tragedy of Errors

By Michael Beltran
The Duterte administration’s COVID-19 response marries incompetence with militarism.

Fears of Press Freedom Crackdown After Philippines Orders Largest Broadcaster Off Air
May 07, 2020

Fears of Press Freedom Crackdown After Philippines Orders Largest Broadcaster Off Air

By Nick Aspinwall
ABS-CBN, which had repeatedly drawn the ire of Rodrigo Duterte, was forced to stop broadcasting on Tuesday, leading to allegations of a political hit job.

Philippines Orders Leading TV Network To Shut Down
May 05, 2020

Philippines Orders Leading TV Network To Shut Down

By Associated Press
ABS-CBN, often critical of President Duterte, was ordered to stop operating after its 25-year congressional franchise ended Monday.
Philippines Extends Lockdown in Manila and Other High-Risk Areas to May 15
April 24, 2020

Philippines Extends Lockdown in Manila and Other High-Risk Areas to May 15

By Nick Aspinwall
Health experts have warned against lifting restrictions too early as Filipinos hope for a way out of quarantine measures that continue to take an economic toll.

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