Amid the bluster of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte over the past year, a clearer picture emerged in 2017 of the leader and the direction he wants the country to take. Duterte may be a popular shaker and change-maker, but for the most part, he has also proven to be a divisive president.
The Philippines in 2017: Popularity Breeds Contempt
Jorge V. Tigno, DPA, is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines–Diliman in Quezon City. His most recent publication is a chapter on the Philippines in the Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia (2017), edited by Akihiro Ogawa. Email: email@example.com
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Jorge V. Tigno; The Philippines in 2017: Popularity Breeds Contempt. Asian Survey 1 February 2018; 58 (1): 142–148. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.142
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