Whether you are pro- or anti-Marocs, one thing can’t be denied. That is when Pres. Marcos fled the country in 1986, he did so because much… Read More »The Five Pitfalls of Marcos that Duterte must avoid
Emmanuel Doy Santos
The author works as a development consultant and policy analyst in Adelaide, South Australia and Manila, Philippines. He is also the founder of the 2Klas Program, which equips inner city youth in Metro Manila with 21st Century skills. He has a Facebook page @CuspPH and tweets as @cusp_ph. He blogs and hosts a podcast on htttps://cusp-ph.blogspot.com.
In a week of terror attacks, Filipinos rail against the re-imposition of Martial Law in the south, even as Western democracies put more draconian measures… Read More »Martial Law in Mindanao: Creeping authoritarianism or defense mechanism? (updated)
So much has been said about the drug war, that is being waged in the Philippines by Pres. Rody Duterte. The Guardian called it “out… Read More »Duterte’s drug war pales in comparison to the Americas’
The current game being played by the administration of Pres Duterte and opposition led by Leni Robredo can be likened to a complicated match of… Read More »Is Leni Robredo playing into Duterte’s hands?
Duterte’s budget priorities, and a look back at the Aquino years If I were to sum up the Aquino years in one chart, I would… Read More »Budget priorities: from Aquino to Duterte
The re-distribution in the 2017 budget of Php8 billion worth of funds from poor Muslim communities to provide free tuition to state university students constitutes… Read More »Rich kids to get free tuition courtesy of poor Muslim families
As the saying goes in real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. Donald Trump does not seem to be faring well as the nominee… Read More »Why Trump would be more at home in the Philippines