What the Philippines can contribute to win against Climate Change

“We must not contribute to our own destruction.” I have written many times that the global climate emergency is upon us. We are already experiencing its impact and it will only get worse. But are we helpless against climate change? Are the worst scenarios inevitable? Should we just give up and do what we can …

Will the Philippines go the way of Myanmar and Cambodia?

Co-Authored with Christian Laluna ‘Not for nothing do we bear the honor of being Asia’s oldest modern democracy’ The following is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 here. The Philippine tradition of democracy is older than ASEAN’s founding, its tradition of human rights deeper than the State’s cynical promise of non-interference. Not for …

Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Philippines: Quo Vadis?

Co-Authored with Christian Laluna ‘Myanmar is long held as ASEAN’s weak spot, a lightning rod for human rights critics of the grouping, the region’s bugaboo of the West, while at the same time laid bare to Chinese overtures’ The following is Part 1 of a two-part series. Read Part 2 here. In the weeks since the …