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.
New Mandala's Philippines editor talks to Jonathan Miller about his new biography of the president.
We should worry that the impeachment of the Philippines' chief judge signals a new phase in the sidelining of Duterte critics.
The Philippines’ poor track record in reconstructing cities affected by disaster and conflict is manifest in Marawi’s case, a year since the siege.
Tacloban's new tourism campaign is a coverup of five years of post-Yolanda devastation.
Bringing New Mandala readers fresh perspectives on the causes and consequences of populist rule in the Philippines.
Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.
The highlights of PoP's two-month special series on the Philippines.
What makes the Philippines tick, and what's the one piece of art, object or artefact that could provide an answer?
A historically-focussed review of the AGNSW's Passion + Procession: Art of the Philippines exhibition.
A common logic—play nice with Beijing, get investment—doesn't fit the facts in the Philippines.
Jihadists know how to take advantage of the unique space for mobilisation offered by the Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines triborder area. Governments are still catching up.
A personally-confronting reflection on why, sometimes, art galleries don’t seem to work for the author.
A mini-review of the Art Gallery of New South Wales' recent exhibition of Philippine art.
How an English dictionary documents different eras of linguistic exchange between Filipinos and their colonisers.
Duterte’s violent response to local threats has reignited Mindanao’s conflicts. Regional allies should stand up to his government, not prop it up.