“Duterte could meet his match in Metro Manila”, a Commentary by Malcolm Cook in Nikkei Asian Review

“Metro Manila will likely deliver the presidency to Rodrigo Duterte, the mayor of Davao City in Mindanao. A major part of Duterte’s surging popularity is that he is the only presidential candidate not living in the country’s only megalopolis. As with many of his predecessors though, Metro Manila’s national hegemony and deepening urban dysfunction may eventually defeat Duterte’s key policies and the millenarian-like faith of his supporters.”

Read more on what Dr Malcolm Cook, ISEAS Senior Fellow, has written here.