Hello again: Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, after declaring for president.
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The 2022 Philippines presidential election could be a battle between, or an alliance of, two controversial political dynasties.
Protesters burn effigies of President Rodrigo Duterte (top) and presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
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The stakes are high for the Philippines ahead of next year’s election. Will the country choose a reformer, or will democracy erode even further?
When the reporter becomes the story.
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The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to two courageous journalists who have faced repression and death by doing their work.
Benjamin Netanyahu sits in the Knesset before parliament voted June 13, 2021, in Jerusalem to approve the new government that doesn’t include him,
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Benjamin Netanyahu wasn’t ousted just for typical political reasons, such as other politicians’ ambitions or grievances. He was thrown out because he was seen as a threat to democracy.
In this August 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, welcomes pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage to speak at a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss.
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Most populists are only against the system, they aren’t for anything in particular, as Donald Trump’s presidency and Brexit proves. A progressive wave will soon be upon us in response.
A vigil outside the offices of ABS-CBN after it was forced off air on May 5.
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ABS-CBN, the Philippines main broadcaster, was ordered off air on May 5, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to the White House on May 13, 2019. Strongmen like Orbán are increasingly gaining ground as the death knell sounds for liberal democracy.
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Liberal democracy is in trouble, and the seeds of its demise can be found in the property rights so cherished by so-called liberals generations ago.
Soldiers stand guard near coffins containing the bodies of victims of an explosion that took place inside a catholic cathedral, in southern island of Mindanao on January 28, 2019.
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After a civil conflict, within five years the majority of modern peace agreements fail. What is causing these negotiated settlements to fall apart?
Maria Ressa was arrested in early February.
Maria Ressa’s case is important because of what it says about the way governments are increasingly using the “rule of law” to silence the legitimate work of journalists.
Maria Ressa (C), executive editor of online news site Rappler, arrives to post bail at a local court in Manila, Philippines. February 14, 2019.
The arrest of a high-profile journalist in the Philippines has been rightly condemned. But the abuses she has been reporting continue daily.
When Duterte met Trump.
While Duterte has slaughtered 20,000 Filipinos, he is incapable of attacking people beyond his own borders, whereas US wars have killed up to 4m in the Middle East alone since 1990.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Honeylet Avancena as he arrives at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Manila in November 2017.
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The Canadian deal to sell helicopters to the Philippines has finally been killed. What took so long, and why was it the Philippines, not Canada, that ultimately scrubbed the deal?
The controversial $12-billion sale of light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia has embroiled Justin Trudeau’s government in controversy. The vehicle in question is shown here at a news conference at a General Dynamics facility in London, Ont., in 2012.
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Canada used to be more careful about selling arms to countries that practised human rights violations. What happened?
Standing up against Duterte’s media crackdown.
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Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarianism has progressed from death squads and martial law to cracking down on press freedom.
In This Here. Land, a performance by Filipino and Australian artists in Sydney, the audience is asked to participate in a recreation of one of the Philippines’s drug killings.
Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘War on Drugs’ is estimated to have led to more than 13,000 killings. Artists - both in the Philippines and beyond - are helping communities work through their trauma.
Donald Trump’s and Rodrigo Duterte’s mutual admiration could bring about a thaw in U.S.-Philippine relations.
When Obama was president, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to break up with America. Is it time to make up?
Explosions continue in Marawi, a day after President Duterte declared the city liberated.
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President Duterte declared martial law back in March to aid the fight against Islamic militants. Many fear he will continue using this power.
Voters might be quite rational in refusing to give the green light to those who wield power and benefit from the status quo.
Ambivalence among voters is reason to think about how democracy is working for us as a community. To keep democracy alive we need to be sceptical about the exercise of power and keep it in check.
The crackdown is contributing to a culture of unchecked violence, which is increasingly accepted as a necessary measure.
Donald Trump constantly invoked the idea of political correctness gone mad in his presidential campaign.
Populist leaders not only attack the institutions of global capital, they also disregard the checks and balances of institutional democracy.