Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suggested that the Philippines change its name. Photo: EPA
Wee Kek Koon
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Like Duterte, imperial China believed a country’s name conveyed a sense of national identity

As the Philippine president considers a name change, a look back at the national naming conventions

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suggested that the Philippines change its name. Photo: EPA
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