Manila mayor Isko Moreno celebrates his election earlier this year. Photo: AP
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

Is Manila’s mayor Isko Moreno the man to replace Rodrigo Duterte as president?

  • After 100 days in office, Moreno has become a minor sensation in Philippine politics, having risen from the slums to become mayor of the capital
  • Moreno has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate for 2022, inviting comparisons with Duterte and also Indonesian President Joko Widodo

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Manila mayor Isko Moreno celebrates his election earlier this year. Photo: AP
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Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: Kyodo

Duterte ‘shocked’ after bid to smooth Philippine celebrity feud between Gretchen Barretto and sister Marjorie ends in scuffle

  • Attempt by the president to reconcile film star family ends in hair pulling and the intervention of his bodyguards at a wake for patriarch Miguel Barretto
  • But critics question why a leader who has ordered numerous killings in his infamous war on drugs would be fazed by such a minor celebrity catfight
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Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: Kyodo
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