As Marawi burns, Duterte fades from view

Questions are rising about the Philippine president's health and leadership amid a deepening security crisis with implications for the entire region

Manila, June 20, 2017 12:42 PM (UTC+8)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a speech on June 1, 2017. A "tired" Duterte has taken a break from public duties to rejuvenate, his spokesman said on June 15, 2017, as Islamist gunmen rampaged through a southern city in the biggest crisis of his year-old rule, sparking speculation about the state of his health. Photo: AFP/Noel Celis
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a speech on June 1, 2017. A "tired" Duterte has taken a break from public duties to rejuvenate, his spokesman said on June 15, 2017, as Islamist gunmen rampaged through a southern city in the biggest crisis of his year-old rule, sparking speculation about the state of his health. Photo: AFP/Noel Celis
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