Aries A. Arugay is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at University of the Philippines-Diliman and Executive Director at the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies. He is one of 246 country experts who worked on the latest edition of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index, BTI 2016. Twitter @ariesarugay.
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