China-Philippines relations moving forward for the better

Hopefully, ASEAN countries have gradually realized that intervention by the US and Japan will only add complexity to the South China Sea issue. The Philippines and Vietnam are now trying to solve the maritime disputes peacefully with China. 

Duterte puts back the Asia into the Philippines

The Philippines is slowly shedding its pseudo-American skin in favor of its authentic Asian self. It is disconcerting to some, this newly exposed reality, but to many more Filipinos, it is a real political epiphany.