Paolo Duterte, son of the Philippines’ president, in 2017. Photo: Reuters

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s son Paolo considering run for top spot in Congress

  • Paolo Duterte, who won a seat in May’s midterm election, has proposed to share the three-year term as speaker
  • But the 44-year-old’s father has previously said he would resign the presidency if his son becomes speaker
Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte

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Paolo Duterte, son of the Philippines’ president, in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail anyone who files an impeachment complaint against him, even though doing so is a constitutional right granted to all citizens. Photo: Reuters

Will Duterte be impeached? Not likely, but the Philippines has a rich history of trying to topple presidents

  • The president is popular and his allies dominate the lower house of Congress, but a similar situation failed to save former leader Joseph Estrada
  • Impeachment threats recently surfaced after Duterte said he would allow Chinese fishermen to fish within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone
Topic |   The Philippines

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail anyone who files an impeachment complaint against him, even though doing so is a constitutional right granted to all citizens. Photo: Reuters
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