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On Duterte and the Philippines

Duterte’s Global Impact

From the Editors On 1st July 2016, Rodrigo Duterte will begin his term as the President of the Republic of the Philippines. Mr Duterte has formidable...

How To Fight Corruption in the Philippines

Interview with Dr. Dan Steinbock Despite opposition, President Duterte's Anti-Corruption Commission is vital in light of Philippine history and international experience. To be effective, the...

The Myths and Realities of Duterte’s Infrastructure Initiative

By Dan Steinbock A huge upgrade of infrastructure is vital for Philippines economic future. That’s why it is contested by entrenched interests, including foreign powers....

Reflections on the Post-Aquino Philippine-China Relations: Taking into Account the Realities of Geopolitics

By Renato Cruz De Castro This article examines how the Philippines challenged China’s expansive maritime claim in the South China Sea during President Aquino’s term...

Duterte and the Multipolar Strategy That Shakes Washington

By Federico Pieraccini   On May 30, 2016 Manila’s parliament appointed Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the sixteenth president of the Philippines following his election victory over...

Duterte’s Pragmatic Agenda for the Philippines

By Dan Steinbock While the Aquino reforms ignited great progress in the Philippines, the new president will favor inclusive growth and greater pragmatism in foreign...

The Economic Costs of Corruption in Philippines

By Dan Steinbock                 The recent $200 million customs debacle may be just a tip of the iceberg. Due to illicit financial flows, Philippines has...

The South China Sea and Philippine National Interest and Security

By Roland Simbulan The ideal strategic goal is for the Philippines to enjoy the friendship of the US, Japan and China and not be a...

Obama-Duterte Blow Up: What the Corporate Media Doesn’t Get

By Wayne Madsen The western corporate media generalised the Duterte-Obama feud as one between a statesmanlike US president and a Filipino Donald Trump. For Obama...

Duterte vs Barack Obama In A Remark About Filipino Sovereignty

By Tunde Olupitan Latest news on the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, is of his calling USA President Barack Obama a son of a b***h. We...

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