Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: APPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AP

Philippines plans law to give Duterte Marcos-like powers

New legislation that would grant the Philippine president powers similar to martial law comes amid claims by critics that he made up the alleged ‘Red October’ coup plot to justify a crackdown on the opposition

Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: APPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AP
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