Articles about Philippines

The Philippines: high hopes for peace in Duterte’s first 100 days

By Rey Ty: Rey Ty reports on the prospects for peace that the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte might bring to the Philippines. Read more »

A fresh start for peace in the Philippines?

By Rey Ty: The Philippines goes to the polls in a general election next week. Could a change in government might jump-start the peace process? Read more »

El Niño survivors in the Philippines: rice not bullets

By Rey Ty: North Cotabato in Mindanao, southern Philippines, has been experiencing a devastating drought for six months now due to the effects of El Niño.  Read more »

Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL): Elections, Prejudice, Ignorance, Constitutionality, MNLF, Lumad and Women

By Rey Ty: The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is currently under deliberation by the Congress of the Philippines. Some key problems with it must be addressed. Read more »

Missing in Mindanao: the plight of internally displaced people in the Philippines

By Sara Woodward: Sara Woodward discusses the plight of internally displaced people in the Philippines. Read more »

Indigenous schools: closure and militarisation?

By Rey Ty: A dispute over the use of indigenous schools by the military is threatening to delay the start of the new school year in the Philippines. Rey Ty reports. Read more »

Peacebuilding in the Philippines: new coverage on Insight on Conflict

By Isabelle Le Marois: Our new Local Correspondent, Rey Ty, is helping us to map peacebuilding work in our 8th Asian region, the Philippines. Read more »

Peace in the Philippines: time to go back to the negotiating table

By Rey Ty: Trust between rebel movements and the Philippine government is low. As we launch a new section covering the region on Insight on Conflict, our Local Correspondent Rey Ty provides an update on events this year. Read more »

Peace: finally blossoming in the Southern Philippines?

By Jeremy Simons: Jeremy Simons discusses the history of peacebuilding in the Mindanao region of the Philippines. Read more »

The Mamasapano clash and the clamour for peace

By Rey Ty: Insight on Conflict’s new Philippines correspondent Rey Ty reports on the activists fighting for peace. Read more »