Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has stirred up a hornet’s nest at home with his support for Chinese-run offshore gaming operations, but the earning potential for his country is huge. Photo: Alamy
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hates gambling, but money talks and he won’t throw away his big chip in Chinese online casinos game

  • Richard Heydarian writes that the Philippine president will swallow bitter pill of compromise, dissent from his defence chiefs, xenophobia, and fears of Chinese spies on his doorstep if it’s sugared with billions of dollars in revenues

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has stirred up a hornet’s nest at home with his support for Chinese-run offshore gaming operations, but the earning potential for his country is huge. Photo: Alamy
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