With the Philippines refusing to accept the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction, it is unlikely that the court will be able to hold Duterte’s government to account.
Duterte’s threat to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US appears to be an attempt to negotiate a better defense partnership. The tenuous situation is likely to persist until the two sides reach an agreement.
Yet another storm has washed across the Philippines and into Vietnam, showing the severe reality of the climate crisis for Southeast Asia.
The banned Filipino communist party has ordered its armed wing to attack Chinese firms in the country, saying Beijing’s infrastructure projects are displacing thousands and harming natural resources. The party’s actions could complicate Manila’s relationships with Beijing.
The Islamic State extremist group has lost significant territory in the Middle East but the group continues to make headlines in Southeast Asia. How does it operate in the region and what impact is it having on local militant groups?
Although the government touts its protections for workers, intimidation and a lack of strong unionisation continues to hold them back.
The Filipino fintech scene is poised for strong growth in 2020.
Duterte’s decision to scrap the VFA: A look at how the media responded to the biggest story of the week.
The Office of the Prosecutor at the ICC will complete its preliminary investigation into the war on drugs in 2020. Will it have a case to charge Duterte for crimes against humanity?
A verdict in the Maguindanao massacre case is expected within the month. Press freedom advocates worry that a weak ruling on the case could severely handicap Filipino journalists’ ability to cover the news.