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Duterte uses Covid-19 crisis to tighten his grip

In a bid to stem a Covid-19 epidemic and enforce a dithering capital lockdown, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was granted emergency powers today (March 24) to contain the viral spread by his legislative allies who dominate the national Congress. The new emergency measures will give the president additional powers to, among other things, realign public […]

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