President Duterte has come down hard on the police force in the Philippines, but is promising no let-up in his war on drugs. Is military intervention a step too far?
After a promising start to the peace process, the lack of trust between the government and the communist rebels has shattered the hope of ending decades of guerrilla warfare. The stage is set for an all-out offensive against each other.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is not even a year into his presidency, but his critics want him out. They can try, but they will fail.
As the HIV crisis in the Philippines reaches a breaking point, the government’s responses have failed to adjust to the shifting epicentre of the epidemic. Duterte can make headway on this complicated issue but he will have to deal with the Catholic Church.
With tensions running high between supporters of President Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo, there are fears over the implications of the recent Lenileaks scandal. Just how high, or low, does American involvement go?
United Nations officials continue to press the Filipino President on his commitment to clean the streets from the filth of the drugs trade by any means necessary, but he has no time for their protests and says the global body is irrelevant and overstepping the mark.
Senior American lawmakers are calling for the withdrawal of large aid packages to the Philipines in the wake of Duterte’s increasingly provocative and bloodthirsty statements on the drugs war. But as the days of the Obama administration tick away, the Filipino president is happy to bluff and wait for fairer winds.
A social media war is raging in the Philippines. Powerful figures try to manipulate the conversation to fit their needs – ousting a president if they can, while the mainstream media sits on the sidelines.
Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailDuterte has dedicated the first months of his presidency to his war on drugs, but with poverty at its highest level in over a decade,…
Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailThe war on drugs raging in the Philippines has empowered President Duterte to push his authority as a popular and powerful leader. But is the…