Julie McCarthy

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Inflation-strapped Filipinos criticize the president's many foreign trips

Friday, January 20, 2023

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has frequently left his country for overseas visits. Filipinos facing steep inflation and food shortages at home wonder how that jet-setting benefits them.


Onions now cost more than meat in the Philippines

Monday, January 16, 2023

In the Philippines, a surge in the price of onions has left people rationing the vegetable. The president, the weather and shady business dealings are all being blamed for the shortage.


In the Philippines, revived traditions bring hope and gratitude in the new year

Sunday, January 01, 2023

Life around the world is returning to pre-pandemic normal this winter. In the Philippines, people are looking forward to the New Year with hope that they will stay healthy and happy.


Philippines boosts military presence in South China Sea

Saturday, December 24, 2022

The Philippines has boosted its military presence in the South China Sea after spotting numerous Chinese fishing boats in its coastal waters. Washington is supporting Manila in the dispute.


Indonesia has updated its criminal code with a raft of free speech restrictions

Monday, December 19, 2022

Indonesia's overhaul of its criminal code has alarmed human rights advocates, who say the updated version enshrines numerous anti-democratic practices.


Indonesia passes a new criminal code that prevents extramarital sex

Thursday, December 08, 2022

Indonesia has passed a new criminal code that prevents anyone in the country from having extramarital sex and restricts political freedoms.


Will young voters in Malaysia revive the career of a 97-year-old politician?

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Age is an issue in Malaysia's parliamentary election. For older politicians, including the 97-year-old former prime minister who is contesting a seat, their fate may rest with young voters.


Philippine investigators say suspended prison chief ordered killing of radio host

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

The Philippines has been rocked by news that the highest ranking official in the country's correction bureau has been charged with the murder of a high-profile radio host.


Jailed under Duterte, Philippine politician sends dire warnings on democracy

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Supporters say Leila de Lima is a human rights defender still paying the price for speaking out against the abuses of the former president's drug war.


Jailing of former senator raises fears over corrosion of democracy in the Philippines

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The case of a jailed former senator who had spoken out against then-President Rodrigo Duterte highlights concerns about democracy in the Philippines.


U.S. and Chinese tensions cause economic worries in the Indo-Pacific region

Saturday, August 20, 2022

There's growing fear that the rift between the U.S. and China could cause economic instability in the wider Indo-Pacific region.


Pelosi's Taiwan trip leaves Asian countries nervously awaiting China's response

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

From the Philippines to Singapore, countries are worried the status quo could turn from tension to conflict. Southeast Asia especially feels the strain of living in the shadow of U.S.-China rivalry.


Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is sworn in as the Philippines 17th president

Thursday, June 30, 2022

The namesake son of an ousted dictator took the presidential oath in Manila after one of the greatest political comebacks in recent history. Outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte was at the ceremony.


The economic headwinds facing Philippine President-elect Marcos are stiff

Monday, May 16, 2022

A pandemic and soaring oil prices would be a challenge for any incoming leader. But Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is the son of dictator who abused Filipinos' rights, and his mother plundered billions.


The dynasty of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos is on the cusp of regaining power

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is the presumptive winner of the Philippines presidential election. The son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos is on track for a historic margin of victory.


Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., is poised to win the Philippine presidency by a landslide

Monday, May 09, 2022

Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., the son of the Philippine strongman ousted in the 1980s, has been elected in a landslide to become the Southeast Asian country's next president.


Voters in the Philippines stream to the polls to choose a new president

Monday, May 09, 2022

The election contest pits Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, against outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo, who heads a movement to stop the return of the Marcos dynasty.


The Philippines will elect a new leader Monday

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Voters in the Philippines go to the polls Monday for that country's presidential elections. We take a look at the last days of the campaign there.


Fake sexual material targets the only woman running for president in the Philippines

Saturday, April 16, 2022

The current election cycle in the Philippines is being flooded with misinformation. One recent example: malicious sexual content falsely linked to the family of the only female presidential candidate.


A dictator's son runs for Philippines president in a bid to revive his family's power

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Ahead of presidential elections taking place in May, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. is banking on voters' nostalgia for his late father's period of dictatorial rule in the 1970s and 1980s.