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Malampaya depletion, energy crisis taunt our electricity bills

With Malampaya’s continuous depletion, we can expect electricity bills to go up amid the energy crisis.

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Cars, buses, and PAREX: Solving Metro Manila traffic woes

A build-operate-transfer tollway project is eyed to address congestion in Metro Manila but the assurance that it will deliver remains unclear.

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From White Russians to Afghan nationals: Delving into the Philippines’ refugee policy

With the arrival of Afghan refugees in the Philippines, the country finds its refugee policy still needing refinement.

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Makings of a strongman: Deconstructing President Rodrigo Duterte

The “Real Eagle of Davao” was a natural politician—an expert at connecting with ordinary people and their aspiratons.

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DU30’s 2016 prexy bid and the art of hard selling

From shocking stances to sob stories, a myriad of strategies were used to secure Duterte’s place at the highest seat of the government.

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Under Duterte, Southeast Asia’s oldest democracy is failing

While the Philippines is labeled as a democratic state, the current political climate suggests otherwise.

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Promises of infrastructure: The Build, Build, Build program aftermath

Despite attempts to boost the economy since its launch, the Duterte administration’s Build, Build, Build project fell short of delivering on its objectives.

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Over 6k lives later, what has the drug war amounted to?

Duterte’s deadly drug war was one of his major platforms, but did it work?

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Moving from a Duterte presidency may prove ‘difficult’ for 1Sambayan

Although the united opposition seeks to overpower administration bets in the upcoming national elections, their seemingly lack of concrete plans and platforms needs a discussion.

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A ‘shadow pandemic’: How domestic violence rose amid COVID-19

From March to December 2020, as lockdown restrictions remained in place across the country, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) received 521 requests for assistance on domestic violence incidents. The Philippine National Police, meanwhile, recorded 15,553 cases of violence against women (VAW) last year. While there was an observed drop in reports compared to the…