Posts By Mark Lester A. Guevarra

In The News

Obama’s Trip to the Philippines: A Touchy Last Stop

April 30, 2014

The last stop of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to four Asian countries this week is perhaps the most controversial. His visit comes at a time of heightened tensions between the Philippines and China, which in recent months have demonstrated their commitment to defend their competing claims…

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Notes from the Field

Maguindanao Holds ‘Relatively Peaceful’ Manual Village Elections

October 27, 2010

After the successful first-ever nationwide automated elections in the Philippines in May, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) still held its breath for more than five months as it prepared for the nationwide barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in October. The barangay (the native term for a “village” previously known as barrio during the Spanish occupation […]

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