Michael Beltran
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Michael Beltran is an activist and musician from the Philippines.
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2018/09/27 | Michael Beltran
EXPERIENCE: The Sights and Sounds of Plastikan, Manila's 'Dumpsite Slum'
Through a visit to Manila’s ‘Plastikan,’ the author shares his introduction to urban poor movements in the Philippines.
2018/07/09 | Michael Beltran
The Duterte Doublespeak: Exploring the Philippine President’s Long List of Lies
From backpedaling on promises to resign to ceding ground against China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is becoming known for playing fast and loose with the truth.
2018/04/09 | Michael Beltran
OPINION: Duterte Bets on Chinese Corporates over Locals with Boracay Shutdown
President Duterte's order to close Boracay rides roughshod over local business and indigenous rights.
2018/07/27 | Michael Beltran
OPINION: Former President Gloria Arroyo Resurrects to Inflict More Terror
As the former Philippines president is elevated to the role of Speaker of the House, the Philippines reflects on her painful legacy.
2018/05/08 | Michael Beltran
PHILIPPINES: Trust, Sincerity, the Rebels and Duterte
Is the need to arrest a slide in the polls pushing Duterte back to negotiations with communist guerrillas?
2018/03/08 | Michael Beltran
Philippine Government Contemplates a Cha-cha with the Devil
Proposed constitutional changes could pave the way for a return to dictatorship in the Philippines and remove provisions aimed at safeguarding the country's integrity
2018/06/14 | Michael Beltran
A Gospel for the Barrios: The Philippines' Unshakable Sister Patricia Fox
The Australian nun's story of state-led persecution at the hands of the president himself throws into sharp relief what it means to be a missionary and a Filipino.