Great powers’ game: Implications for Duterte’s independent foreign policy

President Duterte’s efforts to pursue an “independent foreign policy” happened at a time that China and the US were engaged in their normal great power competition. For Southeast Asia, the respective diplomatic maneuvers of each country to benefit economically and politically from the competition complicate such developments in US-China relations.

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Deployment of OFWs to China: Opportunities and potential pitfalls

In July 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment revealed that there was a possibility for China to hire Filipino household service workers with a high salary of up to P100,000 per month.

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Commentary: What should Duterte do with China?
“We lost because very early on we told ourselves we had lost.”
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Commentary: Philippines as a security threat
China has continued construction and improvement of power projection capabilities in the artificial islands they created with little or no vehement objection from Manila.
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How ASEAN can contribute to Indo-Pacific in 2018

Whereas the usefulness of ASEAN continues to be debated, it is quite clear that an Indo-Pacific without ASEAN will not be any better. 

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