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The Marcos-Duterte Rift Widens in the Philippines

The Marcos-Duterte Rift Widens in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
For the first time, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos has spoken out about the growing tensions between the two political clans.

Ex-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Leads ‘Prayer Rallies’ Against Charter Change

Ex-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Leads ‘Prayer Rallies’ Against Charter Change

By Mong Palatino
As mid-term elections approach, the rift between the Duterte and Marcos clans continues to widen.
Philippine President Says He Won’t ‘Lift a Finger’ to Help ICC Probe

Philippine President Says He Won’t ‘Lift a Finger’ to Help ICC Probe

By Sebastian Strangio
The International Criminal Court is investigating the extrajudicial killings that occurred on the watch of former President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippine Broadcast Regulator Suspends TV Show of Former President Duterte

Philippine Broadcast Regulator Suspends TV Show of Former President Duterte

By Mong Palatino
Duterte’s TV show will be off the air for two weeks. Has the former president finally lost the backing of the ruling coalition?

Philippine House Voices Support For Talks With Communist Rebels

Philippine House Voices Support For Talks With Communist Rebels

By Sebastian Strangio
The support came a day after Vice President Sara Duterte denounced the resumption of talks with the communist NDFP.

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Ex-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Hints at Return to Politics

Ex-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Hints at Return to Politics

By Mong Palatino
The former president's announcement is a reaction against real and imagined attempts to undercut his family’s political influence.

Marcos Allies Quarrel Over Confidential Funds in the Philippines

Marcos Allies Quarrel Over Confidential Funds in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
The controversy over the use of the special funds has opened up rifts within the Marcos "unity government."
Philippine Vice President Defends Use of Confidential Funds

Philippine Vice President Defends Use of Confidential Funds

By Mong Palatino
Sara Duterte's opponents accuse her of improperly using confidential and intelligence funds, or CIFs, which are not subjected to standard auditing rules.

Philippines’ Top Leaders Accused of Making Irregular Budget Transactions

Philippines’ Top Leaders Accused of Making Irregular Budget Transactions

By Mong Palatino
Vice President Sara Duterte's use of confidential and intelligence funds (CIFs), which are usually reserved for the security forces, has raised eyebrows.

Cracks Appear in the Philippines’ Unity Government

Cracks Appear in the Philippines’ Unity Government

By Mong Palatino
Recent events suggest that the Marcos-Duterte "UniTeam" that stormed last year's presidential election may not make it to the next election in 2028.

Philippine Vice President Resigns From Ruling Party Over ‘Political Toxicity’

Philippine Vice President Resigns From Ruling Party Over ‘Political Toxicity’

By Sebastian Strangio
Sara Duterte's resignation from Lakas-CMD followed the demotion of her ally, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, in the House of Representatives.
Philippines Undertakes Major Review of School Curriculum

Philippines Undertakes Major Review of School Curriculum

By Mong Palatino
The Marcos administration wants to make major changes to an education system that is still recovering from the closures of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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