The Marawi conflict looks to be drawing to a close. The cost of rebuilding the area is enormous and will leave the Philippines vulnerable.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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.
President Duterte made a presidential campaign promise to win back the disputed territory of Sabah. He already knew he would never be able to deliver.
European politicians have issued an ultimatum to Manila – scale back the war on narcotics or risk losing trade privileges. President Duterte is one step ahead. The climbdown has already begun.