People pretend to cast their votes for the 2022 Philippine presidential election during a simulation exercise in Metro Manila last month. Photo: Reuters
People pretend to cast their votes for the 2022 Philippine presidential election during a simulation exercise in Metro Manila last month. Photo: Reuters
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Opinion

Opinion

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

US, China, Asean: the three dilemmas facing the Philippines’ new leader

  • Balancing the Philippines’ security alliance with the US and trading relationship with China will not be easy for whoever replaces Rodrigo Duterte as president
  • Manila could easily find itself at the receiving end of punitive actions from Beijing – and then there’s the issue of maintaining Asean centrality and autonomy

People pretend to cast their votes for the 2022 Philippine presidential election during a simulation exercise in Metro Manila last month. Photo: Reuters
People pretend to cast their votes for the 2022 Philippine presidential election during a simulation exercise in Metro Manila last month. Photo: Reuters
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