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Dear Digong: Let’s leverage our West Philippine Sea arbitration case

Jun 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Duterte administration should be very careful in any prospective bilateral negotiation in the future which is indispensable but should be unconditional

In this file photo, the Philippines' and China' national flags are seen as Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (L) and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao stand in the background during a signing ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on August 31, 2011. How Hwee Young/EPA

President Rodrigo Duterte: A new era?

May 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Filipino people are once again telegraphing their demand for real meaningful change through the ballot box

MR. PRESIDENT. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on election day, May 9. Manman Dejeto/Rappler/File

Aquino and the West Philippine Sea: Realpolitk vs. Moralpolitk?

Aug 16, 2015 - 3:30 PM

The Aquino administration’s injection of morality into foreign policy discourse has managed to mobilize the Southeast Asian country against a tough neighbor

SUBJECT OF PROTESTS. A photo obtained by Rappler shows the status of reclamation activities in Keenan (Chigua) Reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as of December 12, 2014.

Engaging China: Time for smart diplomacy

Jun 16, 2015 - 9:00 PM

We have to keep in mind the importance of diplomacy to not only mobilizing friends but also outsmarting our rivals We can’t easily resolve our long standing disputes but we can better manage them

Rohingya: The people ASEAN refuses to name

May 31, 2015 - 10:13 PM

After a 17 nation summit in Bangkok can the ASEAN pressure Myanmar to stop persecuting Rohingya Muslims and crack down on human trafficking?

3 reasons why we should pass the BBL now

May 21, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Mindanao is an economic bonanza in waiting