Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the front runner in the Philippine presidential race, meets villagers during a rally in Marikina city, east of Manila. Photo: EPA

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Dan Steinbock says the country, now expanding at 6.5 per cent a year, has come a long way from its days as the ‘sick man of Asia’, and the election on May 9 of a successor to Benigno Aquino will be keenly watched

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Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the front runner in the Philippine presidential race, meets villagers during a rally in Marikina city, east of Manila. Photo: EPA
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