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.
The presidential palace has released several matrices of alleged national security threats. Many are just individuals critical of President Duterte’s policies.
Healthcare for all in the Philippines – but is there a catch?
As the world takes cognizance of the use of biometrics in fintech and regtech, the Philippines is bringing biometrics to fore of its growth trajectory.
Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte made bringing peace to Mindanao a central issue on the campaign trail. Has he done enough to call himself a Moro people’s president?
President Rodrigo Duterte continues his assault on critics and political opponents. With the 2019 mid-term elections on the horizon, is he poised to assume even more power?
Despite making extensive concessions to Beijing, the Philippines has not received much in return. What looked like an appealing marriage, has become an abusive relationship.
ASEAN is approaching a defining moment. Will it allow regional human rights abuses to undermine its power as a supranational body, or will it abandon its policy of non-intervention?
Duterte has weaponized the Filipino social media environment. He now has Russian help in his attempt to drown out dissent.
President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to Congress to extend martial law. Is Duterte preparing for a state of perpetual martial law?