Weighing up the legacy of Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte

Ear to Asia by Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne

Episode notes

For many, outgoing Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte will be remembered for his call for the extra-judicial killings of alleged drug dealers. He's also gone after his critics in the media, the judiciary, and the legislature. But despite his apparent excesses, Duterte remains popular with ordinary Filipinos. What's been the basis for his enduring popularity? And what are the long term consequences of his attacks on the nation’s democratic institutions? Philippines historian Dr Lisandro Claudio discusses the legacy of Duterte with presenter Ali Moore.

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