Despite Manila's push for peace, the NPA shows no signs of coming to the table.
How does one channel an intimate politics of caring without reinforcing the practices of patronage and clientelism?
Do Filipinos really look to America for ideas about the 'good life'?
Jayeel Cornelio and Erron Media explore how religious perceptions feeds into Duterte's popularity.
What we learn about the federalism debate from scholars of Philippine law.
An analytical summary of the proposed federal structure of government.
When formal institutions designed to enforce the constitutional order are weak, the Supreme Court may reprise its role as the enabler of authoritarianism.
In constitution making, process matters as much as content.
On colonial legacies and austerity economics.
What are the challenges and lessons of translating Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’ into Filipino?
On the Mamasapano "massacre" and the exclusionary narratives it reinforced.
Nicole Curato talks to Clarke Jones about what the 'tough on crime' mentality looks like from inside the Philippine prison system.
Whatever new form of governance emerges from the Bangsamoro Organic Law, it will still confront security challenges as serious as ever.
President Duterte’s use of Bisaya is a push back against Imperial Manila’s dominance. But it is also creating new hierarchies of language of its own.
President Duterte's trust rating lies at 89% in Mindanao. It's time to listen to the voice of the other 11%.
Satirists cannot beat Duterte in his own game of telling jokes and performing in the theatre of the absurd.
The first in our series of perspectives from young writers from Mindanao on two years of Dutertismo.
The Supreme Court’s ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno was not just a case of discriminatory legalism or unconstrained democracy. It is not democratic at all.
Duterte's anti-drug and anti-loitering campaigns have weaponised a 'cleanliness' aesthetic to deadly effect.
Do political dynasties hold back The Philippines' economic development? Nicole Curato investigates this question with Assoc Prof Ronald Mendoza.
Illiberalism at home, and pro-market ideologies abroad, are putting pressure on Southeast Asian civil society organisations' financial health.
Jayeel Cornelio talks to Nicole Curato about the under-appreciated level of religious diversity in the Philippines.