MANUEL “MANNY” P. MOGATO is Editor-at-Large and opinion writer, writing under the column “In the Trenches.” As Reuters Manila correspondent, he and two other colleagues won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2018 for their coverage of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs.
Rodrigo Duterte has felt it. The noose around his neck is slowly tightening.
Washington walks on a tightrope as the diplomatic row between Ottawa and New Delhi deepens.
Duterte and his daughter, Sara, are not in a position to demand transparency and public accountability when they themselves are not transparent and accountable.
This early, the information war has started on two fronts – on China’s West Philippine Sea activities and Sara’s political fortunes.
NATO has started expanding into the Indo-Pacific region. But it happened at a time when the alliance had its hands full in dealing with crises in Ukraine.