The Philippines in 2021: Duterte’s Limited Achievements and Unkept Promises

In: Philippine Political Science Journal
Maria Thaemar C. Tana Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman Diliman, Quezon City Philippines

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The article examines the main issues and events that defined 2021. It looks at the Duterte government’s key domestic and foreign policies, as well as its successes and failures in addressing new and existing challenges. The article finds that while there had been some accomplishments, Duterte falls short in fulfilling most of his 2016 campaign promises. However, despite Duterte’s shortcomings, his popularity remains high, although it remains to be seen if this will carry over to next year’s elections and whether or not his legacies will endure.

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