Book launch: From Aquino II to Duterte (2010-2018)

Event details


Date & time

Friday 12 July 2019


Room 121, School of Economics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
University of the Philippines


Editors and contributors


Rose San Pascual

The Duterte administration is often considered a rupture in Philippine’s politics. Yet, how different is Duterte’s programme of change from the past governments, particularly from its predecessor, the Aquino II administration? Is there a shift in regime orientation and policy preferences from Aquino II to Duterte? What will this mean to the future direction of Philippine democracy, its economic development, peace and security, and relations with other countries?

This volume focuses on four critical areas- politics and governance, economic governance, Mindanao peace process, and international relations - to illustrate continuities or discontinuities in policies and governance of institutions to explain the dynamics of change in the Philippines.

The program starts at 3:00pm followed by book signing and cocktail reception. This is a free event but registration is required for catering purposes. RSVP to Ms. Rose San Pascual at

Book contents:

Introduction - From Aquino II to Duterte: change, continuity - and rupture by Imelda Deinla & Bjoern Dressel

Part I. Politics and Governance

The rise of illiberal democracy in the Philippines: Duterte’s early presidency by Mark Thompson

Finding federalism in the Philippines: federalism -‘The centerpiece of my campaign’ by Steven Rood

On crooked ways and straight paths: assessing anticorruption governance of the Arroyo by Kidjie Saguin

Part II. Economic Governance

How has the economy fared under the Duterte administration so far? by Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista

The Philippine economy: renewed dynamism, old challenges by Christopher Cabuay & Hal Hill

Competition law and policy in the Philippines: a role in sustained and inclusive economic growth by Rachel Burgess

Part III. Peace Process in Mindanao

Prospects for lasting peace in Mindanao: peacemaking and peacebuilding under the Aquino and Duterte administration by Matthew Stephens

Prospects for the normalization process in the Southern Philippines: an architecture of uncertainty by Georgi Engelbrecht

Part IV. International Environment

The Philippines and the South China Sea/ West Philippine Sea conflict: challenges and prospects for peace, diplomacy and external defence capability by Noel Morada

Fall from grace, descent from power? Civil society after Philippine democracy’s lost decade by Aries Arugay

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