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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The Weigh-In: Bongbong vs. Leni

The Weigh-In: Bongbong vs. Leni

Why Bongbong Marcos is surging and why Leni Robredo may well be a giant-slayer in the tight race for the Philippine vice-presidency.

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Opinion: What Happens If Bongbong Marcos Becomes Vice President?

Opinion: What Happens If Bongbong Marcos Becomes Vice President?

Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr., the son, also rises.

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Polls Expectations

Polls Expectations

Here’s how the Philippine national election campaigns are faring as of this writing.

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Personality Politics and Twists of Fate

Personality Politics and Twists of Fate

The upcoming Philippine presidential election looks like a circus because it is one, albeit with serious implications.

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[PARTNER] Overseas Voting Reminders

[PARTNER] Overseas Voting Reminders

Reminders for Filipino voters from the Consulate General of San Francisco and the Commission of Filipinos Overseas

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South China Sea Row – A Waiting Game

South China Sea Row – A Waiting Game

What’s the Philippines to do in the face of Chinese expansionism?

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Now It Can Be Called Just Plain “Marriage”

Now It Can Be Called Just Plain “Marriage”

The US Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage means gay men and women are no longer second-class citizens.

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Aquino Conundrum at the Heart of Messy Politics

Aquino Conundrum at the Heart of Messy Politics

Why are President Aquino’s ratings plunging while the Philippine economy continues surging?

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Sen. Grace Poe, Reluctant ‘Presidentiable’

Sen. Grace Poe,  Reluctant ‘Presidentiable’

Will non-nonsense Senator Grace Poe be the political giant killer in 2016?  

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