No law too high for Duterte

Philippine leader's pressure for Supreme Court top judge Lourdes Sereno's resignation aims to eliminate a last legal check on his strongman rule - and possibly pave the way for his successor

November 9, 2017 4:35 PM (UTC+8)
President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a news conference before his departure to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam, November 8, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Dondi Tawatao
President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a news conference before his departure to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam, November 8, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Dondi Tawatao
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