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As the pandemic drags on, vaccines became a political tool

Realpolitik does not stop in the middle of a pandemic. International affairs continue to influence local courses of action—the most evident at present being vaccine distribution. Launching into a global market for COVID-19 vaccines, the Philippines faces not just the challenge of vaccine supply inequity but also the need to keep an eye on the…

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Easing the blows of RTL, pandemic to Filipino farmers

The agricultural sector has managed to endure the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite lockdown measures severely impacting other sectors, by continuously supporting the country’s food security. But the past year has been quite a challenge for the industry: changing quarantine protocols inhibited the mobility of goods in different areas, tropical cyclones devastated large swaths…

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The intervention dilemma: How ASEAN maintains regional peace

Nearly three months after the Myanmar military coup, where military officials removed and detained State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected officials, the ruling junta continues its crackdown on anti-coup protests and the suspension of democratic institutions. As of April 28, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a Thailand-based advocacy group, reported…

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LA approves guidelines requiring COA clearance for all USG units

The Legislative Assembly (LA) unanimously approved a resolution mandating all University Student Government (USG) units to meet the term-end and year-end clearance requirements of the Commission on Audit (COA) in a session held last April 23. With the implementation of the new rule, the commission can make the submission of all financial statements mandatory, a…

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Women in democracy: DLSU, SSC discuss women’s role in politics

As part of their International Women’s Month series, the Center for Social Concern partnered with St. Scholastica’s College (SSC) to discuss the role of women in Philippine democracy in Usapang Babae, Usapang Botante: A Forum on the Women’s Vote last March 25 via Facebook live. A new form of leadership SSC Vice President of External…

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Aquino admin figures bestowed Ka Pepe Diokno award for upholding WPS claim

Former President Benigno S. Aquino III, former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, former Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, and former Foreign Affairs Sec. Albert F. del Rosario were conferred the 2021 Ka Pepe Diokno Human Rights Award for their work in asserting the Philippines’ claim over the West Philippine Sea in an online ceremony held on Facebook Live…