Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a popular incumbent who wields considerable endorsement power. The 1Sambayan coalition hopes to undo his legacy. Photo: Malacanang Palace Handout via EPA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a popular incumbent who wields considerable endorsement power. The 1Sambayan coalition hopes to undo his legacy. Photo: Malacanang Palace Handout via EPA
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a popular incumbent who wields considerable endorsement power. The 1Sambayan coalition hopes to undo his legacy. Photo: Malacanang Palace Handout via EPA
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Opinion

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Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Can Philippine political coalition 1Sambayan best Duterte’s allies at next year’s presidential election?

  • The coalition of prominent Duterte critics who think the current administration is too cosy with Beijing has its work cut out to win
  • But if it does, its China strategy could have big implications for regional stability – with Duterte’s legacy on the line, says Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a popular incumbent who wields considerable endorsement power. The 1Sambayan coalition hopes to undo his legacy. Photo: Malacanang Palace Handout via EPA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a popular incumbent who wields considerable endorsement power. The 1Sambayan coalition hopes to undo his legacy. Photo: Malacanang Palace Handout via EPA
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a popular incumbent who wields considerable endorsement power. The 1Sambayan coalition hopes to undo his legacy. Photo: Malacanang Palace Handout via EPA
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Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III is a research fellow at the Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, fellow at the University of the Philippines Korea Research Centre, lecturer at the Chinese Studies Programme at Ateneo de Manila University, and contributing editor (Reviews) for the Asian Politics & Policy Journal.