Rodrigo Duterte, the then-mayor of Davao, on the cover of Esquire Philippines in March 2015. Photo: Esquire Magazine / Jason Quibilan
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

Has Rodrigo Duterte squandered his one chance to transform the Philippines?

  • The economy is doing well, but the Philippine president’s much vaunted ‘Build Build Build’ infrastructure programme appears to be flailing
  • And recent moves against the media and the US reveal his propensity to go after personal enemies, even if it isn’t in the country’s best interests

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Rodrigo Duterte, the then-mayor of Davao, on the cover of Esquire Philippines in March 2015. Photo: Esquire Magazine / Jason Quibilan
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