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President Duterte aims to introduce federalism to the Philippines, effectively decentralizing governance (1). However, his recent crackdown against corruption seems to be more hype and less reality with at least seven officials having been re-hired (2)

Duterte recently sparked outrage with ill-timed comment insulting God, bad news for a President who’s nation consists of 80% Catholics (3), and lashed out at China over the disputed South China Sea (4). These recent outbursts may have led to his ratings dropping (5).

President Duterte was not entirely positively received during his recent trip to Israel (6) due to previous distasteful references to the Holocaust, promoting Israeli president to school him on a bit of history (7).

His continued “strongman” tactics make it a risky place to engage in political activities or criticize the President (8).



  1. The president of the Philippines wants to change the constitution

  2. Duterte's Anti-Corruption Purge Now Revolving Door of Officials

  3. With ratings plummeting, how long can philippine president duterte last? God knows

  4. Is Duterte’s Love Affair With China Coming to an End?

  5. Philippines' Duterte sees lowest rating since becoming president

  6. We Have to Take a Nausea Pill': Israeli Politicians Slam 'Problematic' Duterte

  7. 'Devil Himself': Israeli President Schools Philippines' Duterte About Hitler

  8. Duterte moves to jail vocal critic as he steps up enemy crackdown

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