Duterte’s “strong” political will?

By Maria Elize H. Mendoza, BA Political Science alumna, University of the Philippines Diliman   In the May 2016 elections, 16 million Filipinos elected Davao City mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte (“Digong”) as President. Duterte served as Davao City vice-mayor from 1986-1988, mayor for seven terms from 1988 to 2013 (interrupted briefly due to term limits), … More Duterte’s “strong” political will?

Uphold democracy

By Eileen, Master in Public Policy student, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore    The long and painful sufferings of the Philippines from colonial powers and dictatorship have influenced the Filipinos to embrace and uphold democracy. We, Filipinos, often quote Abraham Lincoln to make sense of “democracy” – it is … More Uphold democracy