Extreme stigma experienced by those who are openly gay drive many in the Philippines to maintain double life by engaging in covert behavior.
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.
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