Category Archives: 2016 SCS Election Issue

The Geopolitical Stakes of the 2016 Philippine Elections

For almost four years now, the Philippines has been Southeast Asia’s fastest growing major economy. Once dubbed the “sick man” of Asia, the country’s image has enjoyed a turnaround under President Benigno Aquino III. The Philippines sovereign credit rating has been upgraded from junk to investment grade by all major credit rating agencies. Though still […]

Roxas on global threats: West PH Sea, resources, climate change, ISIS

MANILA, Philippines – In a country where voters are “worldier” and where millions are part of the global diaspora, where does the ruling political party’s standard-bearer stand when it comes to global issues? Manuel Roxas II enumerated the “biggest threats” to the Philippines as it faces territorial issues with its neighbors, stronger and more frequent […]

Duterte open to joint exploration with China in Spratlys

MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Mayor and presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte is willing to enter into a joint exploration for oil and gas in the Spratly Islands with China, provided that Beijing does not insist on its territorial claim over it. Speaking before businessmen and entrepreneurs in the Go Negosyo Talks “Meet the Presidentiables Series” […]