Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte poses for a selfie while inspecting the typhoon-devastated island of Bohol - a key battleground state. Photo: EPA-EFE
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte poses for a selfie while inspecting the typhoon-devastated island of Bohol - a key battleground state. Photo: EPA-EFE

As Philippines mops up from Typhoon Rai, government response could become an election issue

  • President Rodrigo Duterte, who rose to prominence after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, gave little warning beforehand and told jokes while visiting hard-hit Cebu province
  • Analysts say the massive damage and response of candidates could sway voters in the May 2022 presidential election

Topic |   The Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte poses for a selfie while inspecting the typhoon-devastated island of Bohol - a key battleground state. Photo: EPA-EFE
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte poses for a selfie while inspecting the typhoon-devastated island of Bohol - a key battleground state. Photo: EPA-EFE
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