President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to Congress to extend martial law. Is Duterte preparing for a state of perpetual martial law?
President Rodrigo Duterte has emerged as an unlikely supporter of same-sex marriage. However, his motives are purely political.
Duterte has made little progress in solving the main issues affecting the Philippines population. It is about time he acted on his pre-election discourse.
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.