Davao and the President the Philippines…

In December, considering the possibility that Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte might be a formidable candidate, Manila-based journalist Criselda Yabes visited Duterte’s stronghold and produced the following story, which ran in Asia Sentinel on Dec. 18. Duterte is now close to actually becoming president of the Philippines. We will know more overnight. But Yabes’ story deserves to be re-read, or to be presented to new readers.

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