Despite being a country plagued by insurgencies – both ethnic and sectarian – for several decades, the crisis in Marawi City still shocked the nation. The threat was no longer a domestic, homegrown terrorist group wreaking havoc but rather an infamous international force that has done damage to different nations all over the world. How…
It’s no secret the Philippines and the United States are close allies, but is this alliance one of partnership or peonage?
The failures of the political system have turned off many citizens from engaging with it completely. It can be hard not to: we elect politicians to serve the people, when they fail we elect new individuals who promise to be different and when they disappoint us as well it can be tiring to remain optimistic.
As if Gina Lopez’s rejection as Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary was not painful enough, President Duterte landed a bigger blow to progressive ideals by appointing a retired military general with a chequered history to replace her.
With the rejection of Gina Lopez’s appointment as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Filipino progressives are longing for another champion of the environment to be her successor.
In a huge blow to the progressive wing of the Duterte administration, the Commission on Appointments (CA) rejected the reappointment of Gina Lopez as secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The 1st of May is commemorated in the Philippines as Labour Day, known globally as International Workers’ Day. It is a day to celebrate the sacrifice of workers and to be cognizant of the tribulations faced by working class families.
Modesty may have been the motif of his upbringing, but the life Jonas Burgos lived was anything but simple.
They say paranoia leads one to behave in the most illogical ways. Judging by the actions of two lawmakers in the Philippine Congress, that assessment seems factual.
One of the many attributes of President Rodrigo Duterte is his ability to work tirelessly on pressing matters. He famously claimed that he works until midnight, disregarding normal business hours.