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Duterte’s oligarchs enriched in waning days of his rule

MANILA – As the election campaign to determine Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s successor kicks off in earnest, the outgoing populist leader is busy awarding his business cronies eleventh-hour concessions and privileges, building a class of so-called “Dutertegarchs” that will outlast his rule. In early January, the Duterte-controlled National Telecommunications Commission awarded prized broadcast frequencies to […]