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Mid-term Elections in the Philippines

The mega-elections in the Philippines were also a referendum on President Duterte at the mid-term of his Presidency

At the mid-term of President Rodrigo Duterte's six-year Presidency, mega-elections took place in the Philippines with nearly 20,000 positions at the local, regional and national level to be filled. In general, these elections were considered a referendum on the president who is regarded as a controversial figure mainly by the international community. The election of 12 new senators was of primary importance.

Traversing The Challenges

Political, Economic and Environmental Dimensions of Maritime and Regional Security

This publication offers comprehensive analyses on the most important aspects regarding the South China Sea disputes and questions of maritime security as well as regional cooperation.

Manual on Political Party Management and Local Party Work

The political entity that will one day be called the Bangsamoro needs democrats to make it work. Regardless of whether the future will bring a new autonomous region or a federal region – the fate and well-being of the people depends on their ability to govern themselves.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

Designs for Success

Best Practices in Local Waste Management

In the fields of economic and political integration in Southeast Asia, local governance is often neglected. That isone of the reasons why Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and UCLG ASPAC have partnered to start DELGOSEA in2010. The underlying philosophy is a bottom-up approach. We believe that subsidiarity in all processes is crucialto effective governance and successful participation in public and political affairs.

A Quest For Regional Solutions

Challenges and Prospects for Conflicts in the South China Sea

What does China’s rise mean to the Asia Pacific region and how to deal with it? That is the question most frequently addressed by scholars, analysts, and decision-makers right now. But what if China is not rising? What if it has risen already? What if unilateral approaches provide no solution? Assuming this is the case, it’s worth looking, not only at China itself, but instead for regional solutions and answers.

Partnership with the Philippines

50th Anniversary

KAS Philippines Office has published an updated brochure that summarizes the history of KAS's work in the country and gives a detailed overview of the current work of KAS and its institutional partners in the country.

President Aquino’s Last Mile

An (Early) Assessment of His Presidency

On June 27, 2015, Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III delivered his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress. Since Aquino, due to the term limit provided by the constitution, is not allowed to run for a second term in the national elections in May 2016, it is time for an (early) assessment of his Presidency.

The Philippine Diaspora

Serfdom and the American Dream

The everyday reality of about twelve million Filipinos overseas vary tremendously. While many have succeeded in the U.S., migrant workers in the Gulf States face inhumane working conditions and exploitation. In that respect, the Philippine government is aiming for stricter laws. However, creating better and sustainable living conditions in the Philippines is far more important for people to have an alternative to migration.