Aries A. Arugay

Dr Aries A. Arugay is Visiting Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is also Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman.

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Articles by Aries A. Arugay (3)

The Curious Case of Cagayan: Localisation of U.S.-China Rivalry in the Philippines

Aries A. Arugay

The locus of superpower rivalry in the Indo-Pacific has gone down to the subnational level. The United States and China are engaged in a power competition for influence within local governments in the Philippines.

Stronger Social Media Influence in the 2022 Philippine Elections

Aries A. Arugay

Social media will play a prominent role in the campaign strategy of candidates in the upcoming 2022 elections due to the increasing reliance of Filipinos on social media and the face-to-face restrictions associated with the pandemic.

The 2022 Philippine Elections: Like Father, like Daughter-te

Aries A. Arugay

The son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the daughter of the current populist president Rodrigo Duterte are seeking to consolidate the power of their inter-dynasty alliance. The formation of an inter-dynasty alliance will have implications for the country’s political landscape for years.