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The U.S. Aids and Abets War Crimes in the Philippines

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

After Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush declared the Philippines a second front in the war on terror ("Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines").The egregious human rights violations committed by the Philippine military and paramilitary forces are some of the most underreported atrocities in the media today.

The Missing Marcos Billions and the Demise of the Commission on Good Government

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

The recent seizure of works of art believed to have been acquired through ill-gotten wealth by Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos are a reminder of the enduring political legacy of the Marcos family.

Dear Anti-Marcoses, Pro-Marcoses, and the Spirit of Philippine Martial Law

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Bino A. Realuyo

The success of the political landscape of the Philippines is contigent upon how we can move the populace out of poverty and bring them to the educated middle class with power and decision making.

Can 'Peace' Last in the Philippines?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Can the latest Framework Agreement create meaningful political space and perceived political participation that is inclusive enough for Christians and Muslims alike in the governance of resource-rich Mindanao?

Does The Philippines Deserve Its Investment Grade?

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Much will depend on what happens after President Aquino leaves office in three years time. Will his reformist legacy continue, or will the country slide back into its old ways?

Monkey Business as Usual in the Philippines

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.15.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

If the government were to fail in knocking down the accused in one charge in one court, it may still resort to case building for another charge under a different judge.

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.

Of Politics and the Rule of Law in the Philippines

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

The impeachment of incumbent Philippine Chief Justice Renato Corona has commenced in the Philippine Senate, with the customary fanfare one would expect in Manila.

Of Circuses And Sanity In The Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 02.13.2012 | World
Edsel Tupaz

If, in the face of substantial proof of wrongdoing, lawmakers fail to impeach Chief Justice Corona, the Philippines will be sending yet another in a series of predictable messages to the rest of the world that it is incapable of functioning as a legitimate democracy.

Twelve Reporters Slaughtered: The Worst Day In The History Of Journalism

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

Twelve journalists in the southern Philippines have been slaughtered, in what will surely be remembered as the worst single day in the history of journalism.

Imelda Marcos Opens Run For Philippine Congress

nytimes.com | CARLOS H. CONDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA -- Imelda Marcos, the flamboyant widow of the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, filed last-minute papers on Tuesday declaring her candidacy for a s...

A Missed Opportunity for Democracy

Camille Eiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Camille Eiss

If Obama wants the Philippines to serve as a leader for ASEAN and "punch above its weight" in the world, it first needs to strengthen its democracy at home.