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Mid-term Elections in the Philippines

by Stefan Jost

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.
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Mid-Term-Wahlen in den Philippinen

by Stefan Jost

Die Mega-Wahlen in den Philippinen waren auch ein Referendum über Staatspräsdident Duterte zur Mitte seiner Amtszeit
Zur Mitte der sechsjährigen Amtszeit von Staatspräsident Rodrigo Duterte fanden in den Philippinen Megawahlen statt, knapp 20 000 Ämter und Mandate auf kommunaler, regionaler und nationaler Ebene waren zu vergeben. Allgemein wurden diese Wahlen als Referendum über den vor allem international umstrittenen Präsidenten angesehen. Von besonderer Bedeutung war die Wahl von 12 neuen Senatoren.

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Five Years of World Talent Report: Some Notes on the Philippines

The International Institute for Management Development (IMD), with the Asian Institute of Management Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness (AIM RSN PCC) as its Philippine partner, recently released the 2018 World Talent Report (WTR). This report ranked the Philippines 55th out of 63 countries. The Philippines’ rank has been fairly constant in the five years of the WTR. It also placed 55th in 2014, 57th in 2015, back to 55th in 2016, climbed up to 45th in 2017, and back to 55th again this year.

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Philippines’ Digital Competitiveness Ranking: Some Notes and Implications

Earlier this year, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), in partnership with the Asian Institute of Management Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness (AIM RSN PCC), released the results of the 2018 World Digital Competitiveness Ranking (DCR). This report ranked the Philippines 56th out of 63 economies, a 10-place decline from the previous year. Among Asia-Pacific countries, the Philippines placed 12th out of 14. Overall, the DCR was topped by the United States, followed by Singapore (2nd), Sweden (3rd), Denmark (4th) and Switzerland (5th). The bottom-ranked countries were Venezuela (63rd), Indonesia (62nd), Mongolia (61st), Peru (60th), and Colombia (59th).

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Tracking Philippine Competitiveness: The World Competitiveness Yearbook 2018

The Philippines ranked 50th out of 63 countries in the 2018 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY), down nine notches from last year’s 41st. Over the last half decade, the Philippines’ ranking fluctuated in the low 40s, similarly placing 41st in 2015 and 42nd in 2014 and 2016. Among the 14 Asia-Pacific economies in WCY, the Philippines ranked 13th, down from 11th in 2017. The Philippines’ nine-place decline is the largest drop among countries in the Asia and the Pacific region this year.

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Traversing The Challenges

by Benedikt Seemann, Tonette de Jesus

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.

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Manual on Political Party Management and Local Party Work

by Benedikt Seemann, Atty Benedicto Bacani

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.

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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:

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Sechs Monate Duterte: Eine erste Bilanz

by Benedikt Seemann

Zwischen Reformeifer und Krieg gegen das Verbrechen
Der philippinische Präsident Rodrigo Duterte hat in den ersten sechs Monaten seiner Amtszeit für weltweites Aufsehen gesorgt: Sein Krieg gegen das Verbrechen (insbesondere Drogen) hat bereits mehr als 6.000 Menschenleben gefordert. Andererseits arbeitet die Regierung Duterte energisch an dringend benötigten Reformen für das krisengeplagte Land. Wo also steht das Land derzeit?

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Designs for Success

by Benedikt Seemann, Gennessy Detubio, Ronna Mae Villanueva

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.