Many analysts both local and foreign have drawn comparison between former US president Trump and President Duterte beginning with how they came to power against all the odds, and then their style of governance once they were seated. Now, even though Trump has been voted out of office and Duterte will end his term in 2022, both are expected to continue to exert influence in politics in their respective countries. More specifically, in their respective coming presidential elections. Both enjoy almost cultish devotion from their base. Will their brand of populist politics become a permanent featu…

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