Michael Beltran

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Michael Beltran is a journalist based in Metro Manila.

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2016/12/07 | Michael Beltran

Manila's Traffic Crisis: Does Duterte Really Need Emergency Powers?

Manila’s traffic crisis has been worsening every year. It is a daily strain for the riding public and has seen significant losses to economic productivity.

2016/11/30 | Michael Beltran

FEATURE: Portrait of a Filipino Artist in Captivity

Juan Paolo Verzosa, his wife and hundreds like them are being used as a bargaining chip for the state to gain the upper hand in ongoing peace negotiation in the Philippines.

2016/11/18 | Michael Beltran

Brown Man’s Burden: Breaking Away from American Dominion in the Philippines

Is the Philippines ready to separate from the U.S.? And how might Trump affect U.S.-Philippines relations?

2016/09/21 | Michael Beltran

Martial Law in the Philippines: An Enduring Horror Story

Decades have passed since Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law, but the much of the Philippines still lives in terror.