The Duterte administration has facilitated a new autonomous arrangement in Muslim Mindanao, and congressional allies passed some popular laws. In the midterms, Duterte-backed candidates dominated both national and local elections. However, the promised charter change has floundered, economic growth has been tempered, and the drug war has not succeeded.
The Philippines in 2019: Consolidation of Power, Unraveling of the Reform Agenda
Maria Ela L. Atienza is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. Her book (co-authored with Pauline Eadie and May Tan-Mullins), Urban Poverty in the Wake of Environmental Disaster: Rehabilitation, Resilience and Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), was published by Routledge in 2019. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org.>
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Maria Ela L. Atienza; The Philippines in 2019: Consolidation of Power, Unraveling of the Reform Agenda. Asian Survey 1 February 2020; 60 (1): 132–139. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.132
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