Activists burn an effigy during a September 2017 protest in Manila against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war killings. Photo: AFP Activists burn an effigy during a September 2017 protest in Manila against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war killings. Photo: AFP
Activists burn an effigy during a September 2017 protest in Manila against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war killings. Photo: AFP
Mark R Thompson
Opinion

Opinion

Mark R Thompson

Philippine ‘People Power’ at 35: a strange metamorphosis under Duterte

  • Despite his ‘war on drugs’, attacks on media and ‘red-tagging’ of political opponents, Rodrigo Duterte is more closely linked to People Power than often thought
  • Most Filipinos continue to support Duterte’s claim that he is their true champion even though his promises for ‘real change’ have proved hollow

Activists burn an effigy during a September 2017 protest in Manila against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war killings. Photo: AFP Activists burn an effigy during a September 2017 protest in Manila against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war killings. Photo: AFP
Activists burn an effigy during a September 2017 protest in Manila against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war killings. Photo: AFP
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Mark R Thompson

Mark R Thompson

Mark R. Thompson is head of the department of Asian and International Studies and director of the Southeast Asia Research Centre at the City University of Hong Kong. He is co-editor of "Dynasties and Female Political Leaders in Asia: Gender, Power and Pedigree".