For the past year, I have lived in the Philippines on the Southern coast of Luzon Island. This article is to reflect on this travel as a lawyer, disabled person, and American citizen, and what I will do when I get home.
Philippines articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in the Philippines. The Philippines is a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, "2010 marked a significant improvement over previous polls that were marred by fraud, intimidation and violence". Also check out our section on World Democracy.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies appeared to have overwhelming leads in elections for the Philippine Senate, one of the opposition’s last bulwarks.
Rising inflation, endemic poverty and many others are the issues facing Philippine voters when they vote May 13 in midterm legislative elections.
Outspoken Philippine Senator Leila de Lima, a prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s abusive “war on drugs,” has now been arbitrarily detained.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rising anger against skeptics of his deadly anti-drug campaign led to editor’s arrest for cyber libel, experts suspect.
The U.N. is calling on the Philippine judiciary to drop all charges against journalist Maria Ressa. Pursuing the case threatens independent media.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration heightened its repression in 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019.
Philippine authorities should drop politically motivated criminal charges against the news website Rappler and its editor, Maria Ressa.
Philippines former first lady Imelda Marcos will have to appeal a corruption case in court to avoid jail and her seat in congress.
Even the type of dictatorship he seems to want is worse than average, it would be aggressive. As these midterms approach, I hope Americans can learn to follow another type of impassioned rhetoric, one that involves love.