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Circus Politics Is Alive and Well in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Edsel Tupaz

The circus continues with the motion to impeach President Aquino, with opposition politicians having sharpened their knives in an attempt to draw some blood from the Teflon President.

Benigno Aquino: Transformational or Transitional Leadership?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

After decades of stagnation, political uncertainty and anemic economic performance, the Philippines is finally on the move -- largely because of the new leadership of President Benigno Aquino III.

Arroyo's Release on Bail: A Bad Omen for the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 09.24.2012 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Can a leopard (the Philippines) really change its spots? If so, can it be achieved meaningfully in such a short period of time? It seems the same old shenanigans are occurring, even while President Aquino is in power.

Philippines Notebook: A National Disaster Brings Death and Blame

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

An overburdened city is an overburdened city and on Saturday, regardless of whether you lived in a shanty town or in a utilities-paying neighborhood, it was time to pay the price.

The Philippines: an Aquino makeover on the road to the Presidency.

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

The Philippines hasn't recovered from its official mourning period for former President Corazon Aquino, but there's already pressure on her son, Sen. Benigno 'Noy Noy' Aquino III, to run for president.