If we were to sum up Duterte's first 100 days in a few words, it would be "strong political will". That has also translated
The Next Phase The unbearable heaviness of traffic in Manila is costing the country P2.4 billion every single day, depriving
Duterte won the ballots of nearly 40 percent of 44 million voters, lured by his success against crime in Davao, despite the questions his policies raised among human rights campaigners.
MANILA, Philippines -- In the Philippines presidential election this week, many of the voters felt that enough was enough. The Aquino administration was a disappointment to many. Most cast their votes for change -- the more radical, the better.
Rodrigo Duterte's truculent defiance of political tradition has drawn comparisons with U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as have his references to his libido.
Will the Philippines fall into a Machiavellian cyclical history as it did in the 20th century or, instead, embark on a Hegelian march towards the terminus of genuine democracy?
Since the last of the televised debates among presidential candidates, Duterte has offered no coherent foreign policy, no policy for the domestic economy and job generation, and no form of behavior even closely resembling statesmanship.
Autocratic nostalgia is also taking over the Philippines, where Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the only son of the former dictator
With less than two months before the elections, the presidential race in the Philippines is as tight as you can get. According to one survey, four presidential candidates are essentially tied.