Philippines bids to take the family out of politics

March 24, 2018 admin 0

Post Views: 48   Marcos. Aquino. Roxas. Duterte. Dynasties are synonymous with Philippine politics, a captive yet rambunctious democratic system that at least one academic has dubbed an “anarchy of families.” But a new provision […]


Duterte under the gun of mass murder charges

February 12, 2018 admin 0

Post Views: 64   Could Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte soon face crimes against humanity charges in an international court over his controversial ‘war on drugs’ campaign? The International Criminal Court said on February 8 that […]


Time for Duterte to deliver on ‘golden age’ vow

February 2, 2018 admin 0

Post Views: 57   The Philippine economy boomed last year, lifting a country once regarded as ‘the sick man of Asia’ among the region’s most buoyant and vibrant economic achievers. The Philippines Statistics Authority recently […]


No checks, no balances in the Philippines

January 31, 2018 admin 0

Post Views: 54   Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is gradually tightening the noose on his sundry critics, in moves critics see as textbook vindictive politics. Buoyed by historic-high approval ratings, the Filipino strongman is chipping […]


Another critic squeezed in Duterte’s heavy hand

January 17, 2018 admin 0

Post Views: 60   In a carefully calibrated exercise of vindictive justice, the Philippine government has moved ahead with shutting downRappler, one of its leading and most credible media critics. In a highly controversial decision, […]