A shantytown in the president’s hometown of Davao City, in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Photo: AFP

Philippine ‘strongman’ Duterte isn’t so tough when faced with economic or territorial battles

Steven Keithley says the Philippine president came to power on the promise of ‘real change’ but his bloody crackdown on drugs is just a smokescreen

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A shantytown in the president’s hometown of Davao City, in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Photo: AFP
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