Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to bring about ‘a Mindanao that is governed in peace’. Photo: EPA
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by Richard Heydarian

As Muslims vote on self-rule in Philippines, Duterte’s legacy is in God’s hands

  • Referendum on establishing a ‘Bangsamoro’ – or nation of Moros – looks likely to pass
  • But as a recent terrorist attack in Jolo shows, the challenge has just begun for a president who promised ‘a Mindanao governed in peace’

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to bring about ‘a Mindanao that is governed in peace’. Photo: EPA
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