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2020/01/21 | Michael Beltran
Thousands of Filipino Families to Be Displaced by Chinese-Backed Construction Craze
The Philippines are preparing to jump into a manic building spree, backed by Chinese investments. The relocation of the native inhabitants seems like an afterthought.
2020/01/08 | The Interpreter
Martial Law Lifted in Philippine South, But Military Presence Persists
The role of the military on the strife-torn Philippine island isn’t about to change – and will continue to ensnare legal activists.
2019/12/12 | Michael Beltran
Manila's Arrest of Dissident Artists Could Interfere With Freedom of Expression
On November 30, the Manila police arrested street artists who were writing political messages on the wall for "vandalism." Many are now interpreting the act as the government's crackdown on freedom of expression.
2019/09/12 | Michael Beltran
Duterte Shoved the Philippines Further Into the Dragon's Mouth
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth visit to Beijing resulted in a failure to assert territorial claims, again.