Duterte






Why Duterte is right to apply martial law

Gunfights continue on the streets of Marawi as Philippine forces struggle to contain a terrorist insurgency led by IS-loyalists. Duterte has proclaimed martial law but his opponents fear a return to the dark days of the Marcos administration.


Philippines, a nation under siege?

As the situation in Marawi begins to wind down, the Philippines and Southeast Asian region must brace themselves for newer problems. President Duterte must look beyond the military formula to bring lasting peace to Mindanao.


Who killed off Gina Lopez?

The firebrand Philippine Environment Secretary was rejected from her post by a committee of parliament after she took strong action on environmentally-damaging mining operations.



Duterte versus Robredo: Who is the traitor?

Filipino Vice-President Leni Robredo may face an impeachment trial this summer after two complaints were filed calling for her removal from office. Her crime may have been telling the truth.