Philippines

Report

Unleashing solar and wind in ASEAN

This report analyses the latest electricity data in five major ASEAN countries. Furthermore, it aims to link the progress of clean energy development and the future renewable energy target to the IEA Net Zero pathway.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Josh Frydenberg says Melbourne is the world's most locked down city. Is that correct?

As lockdown rules eased for millions of weary Melburnians, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg asserted that no other city on the planet had suffered for so long under these restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Verdict: Mr Frydenberg's claim is not clear cut.
Policy report

The Philippines caught between appeasing and constraining China: how Australia can help tip the balance

This paper examines the ongoing clash in the Philippines between government officials who favour appeasement, on the one hand, and those pushing for a policy of constrainment towards China in the South China Sea on the other – and how Australia can help tip the...
Report

Predicting prolific live streaming of child sexual abuse

Technologically-enabled crime has proliferated in recent years. One such crime type is the live streaming of child sexual abuse (CSA). This study employs a machine learning approach to better understand the characteristics of Australians who engaged with known facilitators of CSA live streaming in the...
Policy report

Influence for hire: the Asia-Pacific’s online shadow economy

This report examines the Asia–Pacific regional influence-for-hire marketplace using case studies of online manipulation in the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Australia.
Report

Engendering hate: the contours of state-aligned gendered disinformation online

This report outlines a framework for understanding how disinformation is being used online to exclude women from public life. The report finds that gendered disinformation is parasitic on news events, existing rumours, and underlying social stereotypes, and can be extremely successful in reaching a broad...
Journal article

Web-based knowledge management system for Camarines Norte State College

The objective of this study is to develop Knowledge Management System for Camarines Norte State College that is capable of knowledge sharing, creating and knowledge repository.
Report

Australians who view live streaming of child sexual abuse: an analysis of financial transactions

This preliminary study provides some insight into the nature and extent of child sexual abuse (CSA) live streaming behaviour among a cohort of Australians procuring such services from known facilitators in the Philippines. While there are important caveats to the findings, they provide useful insights...
Report

The Marawi crisis—urban conflict and information operations

Considering the centrality of ideology and information operations (IOs) in the future operating environment, the Marawi crisis offers an instructive case when preparing for the challenges of an evolving threat landscape. This report therefore examines both the capability aspects of kinetic hard power and the...
Report

'They just kill': ongoing extrajudicial executions and other violations in the Phillipines' 'war on drugs'

Amnesty International is calling on the Philippine government to immediately revise its current anti-drug policies which disproportionately target the poor, hold all those responsible for extrajudicial executions to account, and develop and implement a human rights-compliant drug policy.
Report

The Philippine energy transition

Electricity prices in the Philippines are the highest in South East Asia and utilities rely excessively on imported coal and diesel. This report attributes the country’s lack of ability to attract large investments in renewables to purchase agreements that protect fossil fuel interests in imported...
Working paper

Dignity in displacement: case studies from Afghanistan, Colombia, the Philippines and South Sudan

This project, by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), looks at dignity in displacement and aims to explore how affected people conceptualise dignity and their perceptions of whether humanitarian action has upheld or undermined their dignity.
Report

The responsibility to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in disasters and crises

More must be done to protect women, men and children from sexual and gender-based violence after disasters, say the authors of this report.
Report

National security in the Philippines under Duterte: Shooting from the hip or pragmatic partnerships beyond the noise?

This report examines the manner in which Duterte has gone about securing his internal objectives and assesses the effectiveness of those various approaches. It also looks at how he has sought to promote the Philippines as a ‘strategic partner nation of the international community’ to...
Report

Urban climate action impacts framework

This report presents evidences that urban stakeholders need to guide and make the case for climate action.
Report

Post-Marawi lessons from Philippine detainees

Examines extremism in the Philippines by looking at seven suspects arrested in connection with the September 2016 bombing in Davao, and assess their patterns of recruitment and radicalisation, training, financing and coordination with other parts of the pro-ISIS coalition, especially with the Maute brothers who...
Audio interview

Philippines government propaganda war on the internet: journalist

The Duterte Government in the Philippines is driving a propaganda war on the back of the rising popularity of social media, especially Facebook, according to journalist, Maria Ressa
Report

The importance of international law in the resolution of maritime disputes in the South China Sea

The paper explains Australia’s interests in the South China Sea, and examines the 2016 arbitral ruling alongside Australia’s, China’s and the Philippines’ responses.
Report

Marawi, the “East Asia Wilayah” and Indonesia

The battle for Marawi in the southern Philippines is likely to have long-term repercussions for extremism in Southeast Asia.
Briefing paper

Philippines: shifting tides in the Sulu-Celebes Sea

This paper seeks to explore the significance of maritime piracy and kidnapping in the Philippines, the emergence and significance of the ASG within the tri-border area, the Philippines government response to maritime piracy and kidnapping and the future implications and opportunities for the broader Indo-Pacific...