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Commentary: A sober 3rd SONA
by Dindo Manhit - July 25, 2018 - 10:47am
Contrary to public expectations, the third State of the Nation Address was not ridden with tirade, outrageous ad-libs and cursing.
Commentary: Time to recover from failure to use the South China Sea ruling as leverage
by Dindo Manhit - July 16, 2018 - 3:26pm
The current administration has failed to use the landmark ruling that invalidated China’s “historic claims” on the South China Sea as a leverage to claim what is ours and fully explore and use the...
Commentary: Applying Abe’s Democratic Security Diamond in the Philippines
by Dindo Manhit - December 15, 2017 - 4:15am
The use of “Indo Pacific” is not merely a change in nomenclature, it highlights not only the changing regional order or dynamics but is a manifestation of the anticipated shift in strategic framewor...
Commentary: Where ASEAN can do more in the new world order
by Dindo Manhit - November 9, 2017 - 1:40am
One has to wonder whether ASEAN’s founding fathers envisioned the level and variety of cooperation that now goes on in ASEAN today.
International law and the promise on Scarborough Shoal
by Dindo Manhit - November 3, 2017 - 12:17am
Now over a year in office, could the president be highlighting the other dimensions of his “independent” foreign policy?
Duterte's tax reform plan: Consumers brace as TRAIN passes
by Dindo Manhit - October 19, 2017 - 8:35am
Like a fast-moving locomotive, the Philippines’ own version of TRAIN, otherwise known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, has traveled from the halls of Department of Finance to Congress with...
Commentary: Changing tides in the Dutertismo phenomenon
by Dindo Manhit - October 14, 2017 - 1:16am
The sharp decline in public satisfaction with and trust in President Rodrigo Duterte may reflect the end of his “honeymoon period,” as the general public begins to critically reexamine their...
Duterte's infrastructure drive: It's railing, it's pouring
by Dindo Manhit - September 29, 2017 - 6:19am
"More than the work of one administration, this could be a challenge for an entire generation."
Commentary: Enhancing human capital in the 10-point agenda
by Dindo Manhit - September 20, 2017 - 2:37am
What do we need to advance this country over the long term?
Commentary: Miners, protesters must share a common objective
by Dindo Manhit - September 7, 2017 - 6:45am
This week’s mining conference has shown how much work is still needed to heal the relationships between some mining companies and the communities that host their operations.
Commentary: Becoming an ASEAN citizen a challenge
by Dindo Manhit - August 2, 2017 - 8:28am
In our discussions of Southeast Asia and ASEAN, we often fail to give importance to the concepts of a shared identity and the socio-cultural community that serves as a pillar of the ASEAN process.
Analysis: Putting international law to work in the code of conduct
by Dindo Manhit - July 18, 2017 - 2:30am
Although the one-year anniversary of The Hague ruling on the Philippine case against China has just passed, there have been too few events marking the occasion or even debating its significance.
Where next for the US in the Philippines, Southeast Asia
by Dindo Manhit - July 1, 2017 - 2:18am
(First published June 30, 4:42 p.m.) The US has been especially entertaining (and at times, troubling) since the election of Donald Trump.
What’s in store for the Philippines as it supports China’s new Silk Road
by Dindo Manhit - May 19, 2017 - 2:27am
The Jakarta Post reports that Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, told the 28 participating nations at the recently concluded One Belt One Road summit that “seeing is believing.”
Commentary: What's taking so long? Philippines’ infrastructure challenge
by Dindo Manhit - April 14, 2017 - 5:00pm
Holy Week travel might be easier if the Philippines had better infrastructure—so what’s keeping the country behind?
Philippines can follow Australia's balancing act
by Dindo Manhit - March 16, 2017 - 9:22am
If the Philippines is to pursue an “independent” foreign policy, it may do well to take inspiration from countries that have found a middle path between the United States and China.
Personality and performance: Filipinos trust Duterte will do a good job
by Dindo Manhit - January 20, 2017 - 2:20pm
A COMMENTARY: It appears that President Rodrigo Duterte's result-oriented and hands-on approach to governance are striking a powerful chord among Filipinos.
Commentary: Democratic notes on Marcos burial at Libingan
by Dindo Manhit - November 25, 2016 - 11:06am
The democracy achieved by the EDSA uprising of 1986 has had its limits exposed. More than anything else, today’s situation demonstrates the remaining democratic deficit in Philippine society.
Duterte in East Asia: Good news or strategic success
by Dindo Manhit - November 4, 2016 - 9:06am
Earlier in the Duterte administration, many of the president’s supporters asked the rest of the country to look past the president’s alarming words and measure him, instead, by his actions.
When business is not just business: The politics of investment promises
by Dindo Manhit - October 28, 2016 - 9:46am
While it is tempting to read recent events in the Philippines as being solely influenced by the president’s personal sentiments and as designed by his foreign affairs team, the benefits of a bilateral relationship...
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