[PARTNER] The Filipino Search for Messianic Leadership

[PARTNER] The Filipino Search for Messianic Leadership

A conversation about Philippine Governance and Presidential Politics from Corazon Aquino to Rodrigo Duterte. October 11, 5-7 PM, McLaren Conference Center, Room 250, University of San Francisco.

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The Year That Shocked

The Year That Shocked

From Brexit to Duterte and Trump, 2016 brought shocking events.

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A Year of Living Anxiously

A Year of Living Anxiously

A year that started with a lot of excitement is ending with a lot of worries.

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Manalangin, Manindigan

Manalangin, Manindigan

The Diocese of Legazpi issues a call for prayer, every evening at 9, Philippine time. 

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Opinion: Kanto Boy Politics, the China Pivot and the Fil-Am

Opinion: Kanto Boy Politics, the China Pivot and the Fil-Am

To understand President Duterte’s eccentric political ways, one must understand street-corner culture as well as local Philippine politics.

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Opinion: Eulogizing Marcos

Opinion: Eulogizing Marcos

The ghost of Ferdinand Marcos still haunts the Philippines, 30 years after his ouster and 27 years after his death.

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Duterte: A Chico de Calle, But a Good One

Duterte: A Chico de Calle, But a Good One

Why the Philippines’ new President Rodrigo Duterte talks like a kanto boy.

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Opinion: Requiem for the EDSA Republic

Opinion: Requiem for the EDSA Republic

A former member of Congress contends that despite its political shortcomings, the EDSA regime would probably have retained a significant amount of support had it delivered on the economic front.

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Opinion: Threats to Democracy

Opinion: Threats to Democracy

Shoot-from-the-hip Presidential contender Rodrigo Duterte’s ideas pose a danger, but there is actually a bigger peril.

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The Political Outsider

The Political Outsider

At this late stage of the ongoing presidential contest, the man to beat appears to be Rodrigo Duterte—until very recently an outsider to national politics whom very few thoughtful Filipinos took seriously. How does one account for the phenomenal rise to national stature of a local politician from a remote corner of Mindanao?

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