Coco Dollanganger

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Coco Dollanganger is a contributing journalist for The News Lens. In her free time, she plays her ukulele, sings in a reggae band, reads books, and enjoys the outdoors.

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2020/08/31 | Coco Dollanganger

Serial Corruption Plagues Philippines National Health Insurance

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), a state healthcare insurer affiliated with the Department of Health, is embroiled in a Senate probe involving thousands of fraudulent claims and mismanagement of funds.

2020/07/21 | Coco Dollanganger

What Do Critics and Supporters of the Philippines Anti-Terrorism Bill Say?

While critics cite warrantless arrest and the stifling of free speech as the main charges against the Anti-Terrorism Bill in the Philippines, government-aligned politicians dismiss these concerns.

2020/05/21 | Coco Dollanganger

‘You Gave Your All’: Philippine Frontline Medical Workers Who Lost Their Lives

Frontline medical workers in the Philippines have braved extraordinary danger. 35 have lost their lives, but their contributions have not been forgotten.

2020/04/20 | Coco Dollanganger

How Is the Philippines Plotting Its Tourism Recovery?

The Philippine government, resort chains, and travel influencers are each trying to keep the country's tourism industry afloat while planning its post-pandemic recovery.

2020/01/18 | Coco Dollanganger

Will Philippines Impose Plastic Ban in 2020?

Philippines is the world's third largest source of ocean plastics. How can it reduce plastic waste nationwide?

2018/12/28 | Coco Dollanganger

OPINION: 'Not Filipino Enough'? Catriona Gray Is as Filipino as They Come

Light skin, pointed nose... the appearance of Miss Universe 2018 has sparked rancorous debate in the Philippines. While it's generally well-intentioned, it misses the mark.

2018/08/16 | Coco Dollanganger

PHILIPPINES: Fear and Whispers Swirl amid HIV Epidemic

Public health agencies and the Catholic Church are caught in a moral battle as HIV infection rates continue to rise. Family members of the deceased, who frequently fail to get tested, are left only with questions.

2018/07/10 | Coco Dollanganger

PHILIPPINES: Is the #BabaeAko Movement Really About Duterte?

The #BabaeAko movement grew out of anger with the misogyny of President Duterte - or so we thought. Many Filipino women resent efforts to politicize their struggle for equality.

2018/02/12 | Coco Dollanganger

OPINION: Here's What You Don't Know about Why Filipinos Support Duterte

A chance to understand why Filipinos still love Duterte despite the constant negativity surrounding his policies and rhetoric.