President forced to break up his infamous Aquino farm to thousands of small farmers during major Philippines Land Reform
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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.
Local election in Philippines breaks tie between candidates using good old-fashioned flip of a coin, proving that close elections don’t need to be unsolvable! What Do You Think About an Election Decided by Coin Toss?
Resurgent President Aquino and his Philippine ruling party gains strength and makes gains in critical local elections
Philippines local elections will test ruling coalition in fast changing nation with social media
Family based Philippines political dynasties threatening democracy in the large island nation
Extreme stigma experienced by those who are openly gay drive many in the Philippines to maintain double life by engaging in covert behavior.
As part of a global campaign to end violence against women, One Billion Rising is taking the world by storm, calling women to rise, strike and dance.
Life continues to grind immigrant workers in Jordan into ground like many Arab dictatorships: Abuse of Jordan foreign workers is widespread modern slavery
Philippine poverty remains despite progress in turning Philippines into economic power
Despite the outsourcing explosion, there hasn’t been a significant reduction in poverty for last decade, with 26% still living below Philippine poverty line