Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appears to be invincible now, with a disapproval rating of only 3% in the middle of his term. But it was after leaving office that past presidents like Joseph Estrada, Benigno Aquinohave and Gloria Arroyo faced criminal investigations for alleged misdeeds.
In July 2019, Amnesty International accused Duterte of carrying out a “large-scale murdering enterprise”, urging the United Nations to investigate him. “It really depends on who succeeds him. If it’s his daughter, who is a leading candidate, then he may very well be protected,” said Dr Malcolm Cook, Senior Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.
Could Sara Duterte – Davao Mayor Inday Sara – follow in her father’s footsteps 3 years from now? #Insight finds out.
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