By: Joshua Manalo

Truthful lie: Doublethink in 21st century politics
January 30, 2017

Politicians tend to promise all the world during campaigns but usually changes them when they get elected. In as much as…

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All Hail President Donald Trump
November 9, 2016

Donald Trump once posted a picture of himself on Facebook with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, apparently to have an…

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Crossing the Rubicon? Duterte and His Independent Foreign Policy
November 4, 2016

The Facebook page of the United States Embassy at Manila posted a picture of the US armed forces assisting the Philippines during…

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Change is Coming: Socialismo or Dutertismo?
May 26, 2016

The spectre of socialism is haunting the Philippines, or is it? A Filipino politician who claims to be a socialist just…

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Marred Road? The Weary Liberal Technocrat
May 7, 2016

Liberals are mostly known to be the ideal balance of political ideologies. As centrists, they can place themselves anywhere on the…

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Crazy Little Thing Called Miriam
April 28, 2016

Is the third time really the charm? One woman who runs for the third time as president of the Philippines thinks…

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Grace Under Pressure: From Expat to President
March 9, 2016

Globalization brought people to work, live, and acquire citizenship in other countries outside one’s homeland. The example of European Union and favorable immigration…

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Nordic welfare: A review of State Building in Scandinavia
February 19, 2016

The article State Building in Scandinavia by Knudsen and Rothstein (1994) discusses the concept of state development using the cases of…

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Lord Binay and the Empire of Makati
February 1, 2016

In the post-authoritarian unitary system of government in the Philippines, local politicians who want to thrive into national politics will be…

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Like Oil and Water? Islam and Democracy in the Middle East
September 12, 2015

Author’s Note: This article was previously written in 2011 without a title during the height of the Arab Spring. At that…

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