A Philippine SWAT team patrol a neighbourhood in Mindanao, where Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law. Photo: AFP

In Duterte’s Philippines, resistance is futile

A grilling for one of the few politicians willing to stand up to the Philippine president reflects an uncomfortable truth – that while his methods repulse audiences abroad, they boost his popularity at home

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A Philippine SWAT team patrol a neighbourhood in Mindanao, where Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law. Photo: AFP
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