Questions tagged [philippines]

Questions related to the government or politics regarding the Republic of the Philippines.

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Can US-Philippine dual citizens vote in both countries and run for public office?

Can US-Philippine dual citizens vote in both countries and run for public office?
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Could Duterte run for US president? Is he a U.S. citizen?

After all the Philippines got their independence in 1946 and he was born in 1945 which I believe implies he is a U.S. citizen. If he is a U.S. citizen would there be anything in law forbidding him ...
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Why is Duterte so anti-American under Trump?

I can understand why Duterte had reasons to be anti-American under Obama, who criticized him on human rights ground. But from what I gather (my sources are mainly Asia centric geopolitics podcasts ...
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Is there any evidence that Filipino president Duterte's war on drugs has been successful?

Is there any evidence to suggest that the war on drugs in the Philippines by president Duterte has proven to be successful, with regards to the reduction of drug-related crimes?
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Are there checks and balances in the Philippine Congress on Rodrigo Duterte?

Are there any limits to his power from Congress while he controls a majority there?
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Why did US armed forces retreat from the Philippines completely?

US used to have a large presence in the Philippines with strategic bombers (i.e. at Clark Air Base, which was evacuated after the 1991 Mt Pinatubo volcanic eruption and the US Air Force never went ...
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Were there any significant political events that led to the popularity of Rodrigo Duterte amongst Filipinos?

With an approval rating of 83% in the Philippines and dubbed "The Trump of the east". Were there any significant political events that led to the popularity of Rodrigo Duterte amongst Filipinos thus ...