Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pledged to take on ‘Imperial Manila’. Photo: EPA

Philippine Senate election: ‘Imperial Manila’ looks safe from Duterte … for now

Critics fear the president’s pledge to break the grip of the central government is just another move towards authoritarian rule. But analysts say they needn’t fear – to make good on his promise he will need an unlikely 12-0 victory

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pledged to take on ‘Imperial Manila’. Photo: EPA
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