An introduction to the essential scholarship on Philippine history, politics, culture and society.
Swipe in the name of love? Filipina agency in interracial digital dating
about 2 weeks ago
Despite built-in power disadvantages, women are still asserting themselves in online matchmaking.
Campaigning and killing: violence against politicians in the Southern Philippines
about 2 weeks ago
Data on killings reconfirm how pervasive electoral violence remains.
When illiberal social media takes over democratic Philippines
about 1 month ago
Social media has amplified, rather than created, an existing culture of disinformation.
Did Duterte change the rules of Philippine elections?
about 2 months ago
Dutertismo still hasn’t fundamentally changed how political power is sought and won.
New Mandala’s most read in 2018
about 3 months ago
Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.
DUTERTE’S PHILIPPINESSEE ALL PHILIPPINES POSTS
Subnational variation in extrajudicial killings speaks to the political logic behind the campaign.
Survey data suggest Dutertismo isn't necessarily out of line with popular values.
Jayeel Cornelio and Erron Media explore how religious perceptions feeds into Duterte's popularity.
The first in our series of perspectives from young writers from Mindanao on two years of Dutertismo.
Duterte's anti-drug and anti-loitering campaigns have weaponised a 'cleanliness' aesthetic to deadly effect.
Satirists cannot beat Duterte in his own game of telling jokes and performing in the theatre of the absurd.
Despite Manila's push for peace, the NPA shows no signs of coming to the table.
On the Mamasapano clash and the exclusionary narratives it reinforced.
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.
CHALLENGES TO CHARTER CHANGE
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.