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Philippines

Major powers behaving badly

The South China Sea ruling is a test to global order. Will Beijing pass?

Judgement day won’t bring the end of times

South China Sea ruling between Philippines and China can lead to diplomatic solutions.

A Red rage and Duterte

Can the Philippines' new president end an almost 50-year-old communist insurgency?

Saving street kids in Duterte’s Philippines

Street children are at greater risk under the new president.

Graft games

How corruption fuels Southeast Asia's democratic deficit.

Duterte and prospects for Bangsamoro peace

Why the incoming president could harm a fragile peace process.

Duterte’s rape joke no laughing matter

Philippines presidential candidate’s comments on Australian victim leave a bad taste.

Urban exclusion in Southeast Asia

When it comes to urban planning, lines of exclusion and inclusion need to be redrawn.

It takes a nation to raise a dictator’s son

How a forgetful Philippines may return an authoritarian clan to the presidential palace.

The return of the Marcoses

Mong Palatino asks why so much love for the family of a former dictator.

A massive mistake for a Marcos at mass

Widow of former dictator accidentally honours victims of her late husband.

Mindanao after the Philippines presidential elections

Peace needs long-term solutions and not populist, vote-seeking rhetoric.

Futuristic shoes a kick in the guts for Philippines poor

Social media stomps all over presidential candidate son's choice of footwear.

The marathon to Malacañang Palace

Mish Khan sets the scene for the Philippines presidential election.

Presidential hopefuls in the Philippines

From 'Dirty Harry' to intellectuals and neophytes, Mong Palatino sizes up candidates for the nation's top job.

Democratic contraction in Southeast Asia

Bridget Welsh surveys the rise of a worrying trend in the region.

Manila’s motorised mayhem

Cars cause chaos for commuters and cost Philippines a truckload.