May 9 elections: A referendum on Duterte

May 9 elections: A referendum on Duterte

Many people were hoping a big change could happen in the May 9 elections.They were hoping the country could go back to democracy after six years of authoritarianism under Rodrigo Duterte.He had killed thousands in his war on drugs, more body counts than dictator...
Under Bongbong, democracy takes a backseat

Under Bongbong, democracy takes a backseat

Based on a partial and unofficial count, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. won the elections on May 9 with a majority of the votes cast, the first time in more than six decades and duplicating the feat of his late father.The late dictator first won the presidency in...
Why the May 9 elections is a close fight despite surveys

President Biden’s new world order

US President Joe Biden will host leaders of the 10 Southeast Asian countries next week in Washington for the first face-to-face summit meeting since the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Not all Southeast Asian leaders are very eager to come to the United States. Rodrigo...
Why the May 9 elections is a close fight despite surveys

Hiding the Marcos ill-gotten wealth

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr may be arrested once he sets foot in the United States after a court cited him in contempt after he and his mother, Imelda Marcos, evaded testifying in a hidden wealth case. Bongbong and Imelda, famous for her 3,000 pairs of shoes,...