lørdag 13. november 2021

A Duterte Dynasty in the Philippines?

Despite lacking in national political experience, Sara Duterte has developed a following from Filipino politicians and cultivated a mass base in Mindanao. In the 2019 elections, she headed Hugpong ng Pagbabago (Group for Change), a regional political party that successfully placed several politicians in the country’s nationally-elected Senate. She has displayed a modicum of independence from her father by disagreeing with some of the officials from her father’s cabinet and the administration party. In fact, her negative disposition toward her father’s party is seen by many as an indication of her ability to get out of her father’s shadow and exercise a degree of relative autonomy from the incumbent administration.