Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: EPA-EFE
Gerald Tan
Opinion

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Gerald Tan

There is one clear winner in Philippine midterm elections: Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity

  • Duterte-backed candidates are on course to win at least eight of 12 Senate seats despite the president’s bloody war on drugs and falling wages
  • It remains to be seen whether the new upper house will be able to maintain its independence as a check on the president’s administration, says Gerald Tan

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: EPA-EFE
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