The Foreign Desk

The Philippines and the rest of the world

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5 November 2016

Episode 148

30 minutes


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There is more to Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines, than the cartoon character he is often depicted as. And his rhetorical shift away from the US and towards China might turn out to be popular too. We ask who Duterte really is and what his presidency means for the Philippines’ relationship with the rest of the world.

5 November 2016

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