Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pose for a photo at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City, Metro Manila, on February 28, 2019. Photo: Reuters
Mark J. Valencia
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Mark J. Valencia

US policy failure in the Philippines has deep roots: decades of American cultural hubris

  • Rodrigo Duterte’s move to distance the Philippines from its former colonial ruler was long in coming. Generations of US foreign-policymakers have advanced US interests as if they were the same as Philippine interests – which they are not

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pose for a photo at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City, Metro Manila, on February 28, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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