Realist Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who continues to exercise zero tolerance on international criticism, fires the first volley against the high flying Oxford academicians after they released their desktop research titled “Troops, Trolls and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organised Social Media Manipulation”, which looked at the strategies used by political parties and candidates in 28 different countries to spread their party messaging, and inflate social media engagement numbers. Continue reading
The Philippine government continues to implement massive reforms across the bureaucracy in dizzying pace, while the West is resuming its attacks on the Philippine president. Incidentally, the latter is just taking all of it in stride. Why not?
He has successfully dictated the terms of the battle. Continue reading
The incumbent Duterte administration is working at a faster rate than the last administration, and events in the Philippines are moving so fast, we can hardly keep up with them.