After failing to assemble a critical mass that aggressively rallies for his policies, Duterte is leading a top-down insurgency to overturn to overturn the liberal-democratic establishment.
The value of post-conflict inclusion of youth
about 18 hours ago
How do young people contribute to addressing injustices and advancing agendas of peace?
Remembering the “progressive” Philippine Church
about 2 weeks ago
The Church should recall its long tradition of fighting for the oppressed and caring for the poor and marginalized, and act in the same spirit towards the current regime
A Murderous Plague in the Philippines
about 4 weeks ago
As the COVID-19 pandemic intersects with Duterte’s murderous plague, Filipinos are faced with clear lessons that can be brought to bear in the next election.
Duterte’s Tight Grip over Local Politicians: Can It Endure?
about 2 months ago
If Duterte has failed to deliver, why do so many local politicians remain beholden to him?
Student activism in Philippine Catholic Universities: A brief history
about 4 months ago
Students and universities have had an active role in social organization and social change throughout the history of the Philippines.
DUTERTE’S PHILIPPINESSEE ALL PHILIPPINES POSTS
An urban poor community fight to save their homes in the face of arrests and arson.
Excusing the inexcusable: re-thinking political legitimacy in the Philippines beyond the notions of support and loyalty
The role of excusing what others find inexcusable is a crucial part of understanding Filipino politics.
Duterte’s success on 13 May entrenches populism further.
Two years on since Marawi's siege and the city remains in ruin. Will locals ever be able to return?
Data on killings reconfirm how pervasive electoral violence remains.
FAKE NEWS AND DISINFORMATION
Despite disinformation, social media in the Philippines remains a space for genuine grassroots mobilisation
Despite the rise of disinformation innovations, social media still holds genuine democratic potential.
New report "Tracking Digitial Disinformation in the 2019 Philippine Midterm Election".
Social media has amplified, rather than created, an existing culture of disinformation.
Interviews with Philippine youth voting for first time reveal manifold views of election campaigns
Despite Manila's push for peace, the NPA shows no signs of coming to the table.
The Philippines’ poor track record in reconstructing cities affected by disaster and conflict is manifest in Marawi’s case, a year since the siege.
PHILIPPINES BEYOND CLICHÉS
Is Pia Wurtzbach, winner of Miss Universe 2015, the contemporary articulation of Philippines beauty standards?
Do Filipinos really look to America for ideas about the 'good life'?
Nicole Curato talks to Clarke Jones about what the 'tough on crime' mentality looks like from inside the Philippine prison system.