Philippines

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The Philippines’ Jojo Binay Keeps Rolling

Last week, the Philippine Court of Appeals froze 242 bank accounts associated with the family and political associates of Vice President Jejomar Binay, the putative leading candidate for the presidency in 201... Read More...
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Philippines Faces a Lame Duck Political Year

Politics in the Philippines is known for being chaotic, a mixture of bare-knuckle democracy, deep corruption, theatrics–-by real movie actors in some cases – and the country’s own dramatic ethos. There is often... Read More...
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The Destruction of Philippine Politics

A week ago, Janet Lim Napoles, the Filipino-Chinese businesswoman at the center of the country’s massive P10 billion Pork Barrel scandal, handed over affidavits to a Blue Ribbon Senate committee implicating an ... Read More...
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Another Marcos Presidency in the Philippines?

Filipino politics are in their usual state of uproar, with the wheels coming off the presidency of Benigno S. Aquino.  PNoy’s own uncle, Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr., has acknowledged that he is among those dem... Read More...
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Philippine VP Runs into Corruption Roadblock

Until very recently, Philippine Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay appeared to be cruising toward the top job in the 2016 general election, when President Benigno S. Aquino III must step down by law.  Aquino’s... Read More...
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China Warning Batters Philippines Tourism

China’s recent warning against travel to the Philippines has delivered a sudden, sharp blow to Philippine tourism as visitors are down and AirAsia Zest, a budget carrier, suspended its chartered flights from Ch... Read More...