Duterte’s ‘shoot-them-all’ approach to Covid-19 threatens his legacy as poor suffer in the Philippines

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherSouth China Morning Post
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2020


• Under the lockdown, the social conditions of the poor have worsened dramatically, which culminated in Duterte threatening to shoot demonstrators demanding food
• While he remains a popular leader, vows of upholding ‘discipline’ ring hollow when the poor go hungry, leaving Duterte at a turning point in his presidency