AI technologies will add a new, pernicious dimension to sexualised smear campaigns.
The Philippines’ conditional cash transfer program is a boon for poor families, but it isn’t perfect.
Vietnam blocks cinemas from showing ‘Abominable’. As China wrestles control of the global cultural narrative, the decision will be the first of many.
Duterte’s budget wish list prioritises security and intelligence at the expense of education and health. It is a testament to the administration’s misguided policies.
Since taking office, President Duterte has eschewed traditional allies in favour of a pivot towards Beijing. Three years into his term, there are few tangible signs that it was a worthwhile endeavour.
The government in the Philippines has implemented land redistribution policies for decades, but they’ve failed to reduce rural poverty rates.
In public appearances, the foul-mouthed Filipino president flits between comedian and action hero. This endears him to voters but diverts attention from an underwhelming first three-years in office.
A glut of mangos has left the government is scrambling to sell them before it’s too late. But poorly-regulated supply chains hamper international sales.
Former House member Walden Bello says Filipino politics entered a ‘brave new world’ after Duterte was elected. While a transition is clear, the era can be more accurately characterised as a relapse.
The presidential palace has released several matrices of alleged national security threats. Many are just individuals critical of President Duterte’s policies.