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2018/08/09 | The Conversation
The Shattering Human Cost of the Philippines' War on Drugs
Under President Duterte, drug enforcement and attacks on environmental and indigenous defenders shake families and leave even the innocent fearing for their lives.
2018/07/26 | The Interpreter
City of Sadness: Mourning the Ruins of Post-ISIS Marawi
Trust must be re-established in Marawi before rebuilding can begin.
2018/07/24 | Nick Aspinwall
Ignored in Duterte's SONA, Mindanao's Lumads Vow to Defend Ancestral Lands
Ignored by President Duterte in his State of the Nation Address, Mindanao's Lumads continue to feel victimized by martial law, extrajudicial killings, and forced displacement, but will not stop defending their ancestral lands.
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.
2018/04/20 | Policy Forum
Here's How the Philippines Could Prevent Another Marawi Seige
The Philippines' military, politicians and civil society must learn lessons from the Islamist attack that laid bloody siege to the city of Marawi, writes Joseph Franco.
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.
2017/06/07 | Alan Tidwell
Martial Law, Duterte and the Death of Democracy
Does martial law in Mindanao spell the end of democracy in the Philippines? Alan Tidwell takes a look at the state of democracy in the Southeast Asian nation.
2017/04/14 | Joseph Franco
Sorry ISIS, Philippines is No Place for A Caliphate
Observers thought the 'imminent' IS province in Mindanao may lead to the establishment of a new Southeast Asia-based caliphate, but they neglect socio-economic realities in the southern Philippines