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2019/03/14 | Mong Palatino
PHILIPPINES: Independent Media Decries Cyberattacks, Accuses Government
Several groups held protests against continued cyberattacks which they claim are backed by the Duterte administration.
2019/01/01 | TIME
Philippines President Duterte Admits to Sexually Assaulting Maid as Teenager
Rodrigo Duterte, known for making statements that demean women, has now admitted to sexually assaulting a woman himself.
2018/09/13 | New Mandala
Repent or Duterte! How Religion Keeps the Philippines President Popular
Two academics speak to religious leaders and find that support for Duterte's War on Drugs emanates from the churches.
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.
2018/07/09 | 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.
2018/06/22 | Global Voices
Philippine Women Protest President Duterte's Toxic Masculinity
The Philippine president's chauvinism has crossed a line with critics.
Did Duterte Give Up on the South China Sea Dispute?
Under Duterte’s watch, ASEAN lost a crucial opportunity to hold China to account.
Putting Duterte’s Popularity into Perspective of Philippines Political Culture
The Philippines' unique political culture may explain why Duterte manages to maintain high approval ratings despite mishaps and his controversial drug policy.
Philippines Foreign Policy under President Duterte
Philippines foreign policy under President Duterte has strengthened relations with Japan and appeared to tack away from the U.S., but the reality is more nuanced.
The West’s Reluctant Embrace of Duterte
Western capitals have found themselves in a tough bind, shedding deepening concerns over human rights issues in exchange for counter-terror cooperation with neo-authoritarian leaders.
2017/06/30 | TIME
A Bloody Drug War and an ISIS-Linked City Siege Mark Duterte’s First Year in Office
One year into his presidency — despite the on-paper merit of his 10-point economic plan — Duterte has delivered almost nothing to improve the lot of impoverished Filipinos.
2017/06/23 | Jeroen Adam
Mindanao's Vanishing Chance for Peace
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao not only has serious implications for human rights and democracy, but also risks shattering an already fragile pathway to peace on the island, Jeroen Adams writes.