The Philippines’ decision not to end its Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US hints at Duterte’s uncertainty over relations with the US and China.
The Philippines’ largest media company, ABS-CBN, was pushed off the air recently after the government refused to renew its operating license. The future of press freedom in the country is in serious peril.
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Former House member Walden Bello says Filipino politics entered a ‘brave new world’ after Duterte was elected. While a transition is clear, the era can be more accurately characterised as a relapse.
Decreased US military support and favourable conditions for extremist cells to operate are bringing ISIS insurgents to the Philippines.
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.
The occupation and siege of Marawi exposed the unpreparedness of the Philippines government. Groups are expected to capitalise on this weakness with more attacks to follow.
China has wasted no time stepping up its audacious bid to exert more control over ASEAN following Donald Trump’s election as US president. Southeast Asian nations find themselves in an uncomfortable position.