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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.

Why the Fight for the Philippines Vice Presidency Matters
December 03, 2021

Why the Fight for the Philippines Vice Presidency Matters

By Mong Palatino
Whoever wins the number two slot could end up playing a significant political role in the next administration.
Former Duterte Aide Bows Out of Philippine Presidential Race
December 01, 2021

Former Duterte Aide Bows Out of Philippine Presidential Race

By Sebastian Strangio
Senator Bong Go’s decision to withdraw from the contest leaves Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential endorsement up for grabs.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Will Run for Senate After All
November 16, 2021

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Will Run for Senate After All

By Jim Gomez
The announcement marks the end of a turbulent period of speculation on the term-limited Duterte’s next political move.

A Duterte Dynasty in the Philippines?
November 08, 2021

A Duterte Dynasty in the Philippines?

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Aries Arugay.

Rodrigo Duterte: From Philippine President to Senator?
November 01, 2021

Rodrigo Duterte: From Philippine President to Senator?

By Mong Palatino
Duterte is not acting like a leader ready to give up power and secure his legacy, but a frantic politician negotiating for political survival.

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.
Philippine VP Leni Robredo Enters Crowded Presidential Ring
October 08, 2021

Philippine VP Leni Robredo Enters Crowded Presidential Ring

By Sebastian Strangio
The May 2022 poll is shaping up as a rematch of the close-run vice presidential race of 2016.

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.

Can a United Opposition Defeat Duterte at the 2022 Philippine Elections?
May 17, 2021

Can a United Opposition Defeat Duterte at the 2022 Philippine Elections?

By Mong Palatino
In attempting to bring together a scattered opposition, the recently launched 1Sambayan movement faces a host of challenges.

Philippines Reports Slight Downturn in COVID-19 Cases
October 08, 2020

Philippines Reports Slight Downturn in COVID-19 Cases

By Nick Aspinwall
An independent research group says the country’s COVID-19 curve is flattening, but questions remain about trends outside of Metro Manila.
Facebook Shuts Down Fake China-Based Accounts Backing Duterte
September 23, 2020

Facebook Shuts Down Fake China-Based Accounts Backing Duterte

By Sebastian Strangio
The accounts beamed out content supportive of the Philippine president and his daughter's possible presidential aspirations.

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