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2016/12/23 | Michael Beltran

After a Killing: Losing a Brother in Duterte's 'War on Drugs'

He voted for Duterte. He voluntarily 'surrendered' himself to the local government. Three days later, he was shot at home.

2016/12/19 | Mo Tz-pin

South China Watch No.11

An overview of the past week's key developments in the South China Sea.

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.

2016/11/28 | Kavi Chongkittavorn

How Will Trump Respond to Duterte's 'Game-Changer' in Asia?

Will Trump attend next year’s ASEAN–U.S. Summit in Manila? The decision will have far-reaching implications.

2016/11/26 | Clark Jones

The Human Cost of Duterte’s Drug War

The Philippines war on drugs has gained international infamy in the wake of its terrible body count. But as Clarke Jones writes, we also need to remember the lives and circumstances of the people caught up in the middle of it — people like Jaybee Sebastian.

2016/11/24 | Hsin-Hui Hsu

Do We Need a War on Corruption?

It used to be a question of ‘who will watch the watchdogs?’ Now it is 'what to do when the watchdogs become rabid and out of control?’

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?

2016/10/29 | Aries A Arugay

Duterte’s Plan to Revive Philippine Democracy

The Philippine president is working towards a constitutional amendment in favor of greater federalism and parliamentarism. Could this empower the country’s citizenry and strengthen democracy? And how does it fit in with Duterte’s controversial policies against drugs and crime?

2016/10/27 | Noahlyn Maranan

'Dutertard' and Online Politics in the Philippines

Are online spaces opening up politics in the Philippines? Noahlyn Maranan takes a look.

2016/10/01 | TNL Staff

South China Sea Watch No. 8

An overview of the past week's key developments in the South China Sea.

2016/08/22 | Olivia Yang

Duterte Slams U.N., Threatens to Leave Global Organization

The United Nations has called out Duterte's war on drugs, but the Philippine president isn't having any of it.

2016/07/20 | Edward White

FEATURE: ‘Are We Still Living in a Democracy’? Philippine Opposition Fights Back

President Duterte’s alleged extrajudicial killing spree looks set to be investigated by the Senate, but public sentiment in the Philippines is still overwhelmingly with the new president.

2016/07/06 | Hsu Chia-yu

Duterte’s Murderous Campaign Against Suspected Philippine Drug Dealers Intensifies

More than 30 alleged drug dealers were reportedly killed by police in the four days following the inauguration of new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.