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The Philippine Elections: So What? Now What? Implications for the Philippines, ASEAN, and Beyond

KAS-DIS Public Lecture

Did you know that our friends in the Philippines are going to vote for their new President? So who's next? And what does it mean for ASEAN? KAS and Department of International Studies of the Royal University of Phnom Penh will host a public lecture to find out what will be the implication for the Philippines, ASEAN, and Beyond.


KAS-DIS Lecture

On May 09th 2022, the Philippine National Elections is taken place. The people of the Philippines will cast their votes to elect the new President to replace the incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte. Given its membership and significant role in ASEAN, the new President of the Philippines, more or less, will have a certain impact on the foreign policy towards Southeast Asia. 

As an international political think-tank, KAS Cambodia is pleased to co-host a special guest lecture with the Department of International Studies (DIS) of the Royal University of Phnom Penh on the Philippine National Elections 2022. This lecture will provide an opportunity to explore the ongoing mutations affecting the political landscape in the Philippines, major political parties, political culture, and the implications of such election for the Philippines, ASEAN, and the rest of the world. 

Join us to understand more about this important topic!


About our distinguished speakers:

Ms.Marie Antoinette “Tonette” de Jesus

We are pleased to welcome Ms. Marie Antoinette “Tonette” de Jesus, to be the guest speaker of this event. Ms. Tonette is currently the Senior Program Manager for Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Philippines. Prior to her work at KAS, she was a Political Economy Consultant for the Philippine Governance Advisory Team at the World Bank Office in the Philippines, Program Manager for the Asian Development Bank-Asian Institute of Management Knowledge Hub, and Research Officer at the International Rice Research Institute. She has authored chapters for and edited international and regional security publications. Her opinion pieces as an international development practitioner have been featured in Rappler. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Management Economics (Merit Scholar) from the Ateneo de Manila University and a brief stint in the corporate world, Tonette pursued her master’s degree in International Political Economy and Development, specializing in International and Development Economics, from Fordham University, where she received the Matteo Ricci Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. 


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For more information, please contact Mr. Lim Chhay, Program Manager for Foreign Affairs at KAS Cambodia, under

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  • Ms. Marie Antoinette “Tonette” de Jesus
    • Senior Program Manager