Duterte presidency unravels as coronavirus ravages Philippines

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President Duterte’s six-year term in office will end on June 30, 2022 and the current constitution bars him from seeking re-election [File: Joey Dalumpines/Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP Photo]

It has been four years since Rodrigo Duterte took his oath as president of the Philippines, railing against the “erosion of faith and trust in government”, while riding on a populist wave by promising “real change” and “transparency” to the country of more than 100 million people.

But as he enters his last two years in office, Duterte’s leadership has proven hollow, analysts have said, adding that his handling of the continuing coronavirus pandemic has exposed his lack of serious policy, leaving many Filipinos to fend for themselves even as the economy faces its most serious challenge in decades.

From his war on drugs that killed thousands, to the deadly siege by ISIL-inspired fighters in the city of

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