Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seems worn down by the inexorable pressure of office. Photo: EPA-EFE
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

Weary and wary, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte takes China to task and a softer line on the United States

The Philippine leader has toughened his posture on Beijing and relaxed his rhetoric towards Washington but he’s not about to be taken for granted

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seems worn down by the inexorable pressure of office. Photo: EPA-EFE
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