The 2016 Philippine Elections: Local Power as National Authority

by Patricio N. Abinales

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 344

Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center
Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Patricio N. Abinales, professor in the School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i-Manoa, explains that “That phrase [“all politics is local”] could very well explain part of why 39% of voters chose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte as the 16th President of the Republic.”

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