The Philippine Studies Project is a three-year initiative under the Regional Political and Studies Programme (RSPS) to enhance ISEAS research on the Philippines. Running from June 2019 to June 2022, the Project receives funding support from the Philippine Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Singapore.
The Philippine Studies Project aims to support the research capabilities and coverage of Philippine studies at ISEAS through publications and events. It also offers opportunities for both established and young scholars and experts from the Philippines to share their views and perspectives on multifaceted developments in the country.
From October 2021 to June 2022, the overall theme of the Philippine Studies Project is Electoral Politics and Foreign Policy in the Philippines. As the coming 2022 general elections will bring the Duterte administration (2016–2022) to a close, the Project will review and assess the outgoing president’s performance and impact on domestic politics, economics, and external relations. The Project will also track developments related to the elections to understand the aspects of continuity and change in Philippine politics. Another area of focus would be possible trajectories of the Philippines’ foreign policy under the new administration, especially towards the United States, China, ASEAN and other powers in the region.
The current Manager of the Philippine Studies Project is Dr Aries Arugay. Dr Malcolm Cook managed the project until June 2021.
|Seminar on Moving Muslim Mindanao Forward||Amihilda “Ämie” Sangcopan||13 February 2020|
|Webinar on Building Back Better: Philippines’ Pandemic Recovery||Ronald U. Mendoza||30 June 2020|
|Webinar on Philippines and the Climate Crisis||Loren Legarda||12 July 2021|
|ASEAN Centrality: An Autoethnographic Account by a Philippine Diplomat||Elizabeth Buensuceso||2021|
|The Philippine standoff over China||Malcolm Cook||28 August 2019|
|US-Philippines alliance faces major stress test||Ian Storey||14 February 2020|
|A reprieve for the US–Philippines military alliance||Malcolm Cook||16 June 2020|
|As His Presidency Winds Down, Can the Philippines’ Duterte Defy History Again?||Malcolm Cook||6 July 2020|
|Duterte the defier||Malcolm Cook||21 May 2021|