A woman walks across the China-funded Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Makati City, the Philippines, on July 29. Photo: Xinhua
A woman walks across the China-funded Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Makati City, the Philippines, on July 29. Photo: Xinhua
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Opinion

Opinion

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Caught in US-China rivalry, Duterte keeps deft balance with eye on 2022 Philippine election

  • The Philippine president wants to project his difficult balancing act as a demonstration of his independent foreign policy. Whether he endorses a successor or runs as vice-president next year, such a posture is vital in securing the country’s autonomy

A woman walks across the China-funded Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Makati City, the Philippines, on July 29. Photo: Xinhua
A woman walks across the China-funded Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Makati City, the Philippines, on July 29. Photo: Xinhua
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