The Marawi conflict looks to be drawing to a close. The cost of rebuilding the area is enormous and will leave the Philippines vulnerable.
Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino faces charges for graft and “usurpation of authority”. Duterte seems keen to serve justice.
Decreased US military support and favourable conditions for extremist cells to operate are bringing ISIS insurgents to the Philippines.
The Philippines called the ASEAN joint communique on the South China Sea “very balanced”. It suits China, but others disagree.
With limited public information over proposed Chinese loans, Duterte may be leading a blindfolded public straight into an economic crisis.
With Marawi in crisis, Duterte turns to self-rule for Muslims to bring extremism under control. It might be the best chance he has of tackling radical extremism.
One year after the Philippines won recognition of its rights to disputed waters, China still does as it wishes – untouched by international law.
The occupation and siege of Marawi exposed the unpreparedness of the Philippines government. Groups are expected to capitalise on this weakness with more attacks to follow.
Duterte talks tough in public but tries to broker deals in the back rooms. Is he a warmonger or a peace monger?
Marawi has exposed glaring chinks in Duterte’s armour. His first year has failed to bring change to the country. How much longer can his support continue?