Articles by: E San Juan Jr

Duterte’s Last Dirty Trick: Eluding the International Criminal Court

Duterte’s Last Dirty Trick: Eluding the International Criminal Court

            Just a few days ago, the international human-rights groups called INVESTIGATE PH released its final report on the Philippine State’s violations of civil and political human rights aggravated by the lack of domestic remedies to address widespread abuses by the Duterte regime. The first six months of 2021 witnessed an unprecedented rampage of extrajudicial killings, illegal arrests, disappearances, and[Read More…]

by 23/09/2021 1 comment World
Prospect For U.S.–Philippine Relations: U.S – Biden Versus China-Duterte?

Prospect For U.S.–Philippine Relations: U.S – Biden Versus China-Duterte?

Featuring an Interview with Bill Fletcher               Amid the horrendous pandemic ravaging of the globalized political-economy of Europe and North America, particularly the imperial U.S. heartland with close to half-a-million deaths, peripheral nations remain negligible. The neoliberal consensus has collapsed, inaugurating a new era of trade wars and ecological disasters. Such “shithole” countries like the Philippines, to use President[Read More…]

by 21/12/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Problematizing The Name “Filipinx”: A Colloquy

Problematizing The Name “Filipinx”: A Colloquy

by Delia D. Aguilar & E. San Juan, Jr. With Freedom Siyam, May Penuela, Charlie Samuya Veric, Jeffrey Cabusao, Michael Viola, and Delia Aguilar, initiated by Delia D. Aguilar with the collaboration of E. San Juan, Jr.               Controversies over the use of names or classifying rubrics for groups of people are rarely amusing, some even dull and soporific. [Read More…]

by 06/10/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Philippine Electoral Democracy: Legitimizing Populist Dictatorship In A U.S. Neocolony

Philippine Electoral Democracy: Legitimizing Populist Dictatorship In A U.S. Neocolony

Co-Written by Delia D. Aguilar & E, San Juan, Jr. Manipulating the mid-term May 13, 2019 elections, Philippine strong-man Rodrigo Duterte has finally seized full control of the State apparatus. He captured the last institution, the Senate, to guarantee absolute power (after removing an independent chief justice of the Supreme Court), with the election of his candidates to confirm his[Read More…]

by 05/06/2019 Comments are Disabled World
Interviewing Dr. Kenneth Bauzon On The Duterte Presidency Before The 2016 US Elections

Interviewing Dr. Kenneth Bauzon On The Duterte Presidency Before The 2016 US Elections

   “A howling wilderness” was what General Jacob Smith ordered his troops to make of Samar, Philippines. He was taking revenge for the ambush of fifty-four soldiers by Filipino revolutionaries in September 1901. After the invaders killed most of the island’s inhabitants, three bells from the Balangiga Church were looted as war trophies; two are still displayed at Warren Air[Read More…]

by 07/11/2016 1 comment Imperialism