Southeast Asia | Somber yet defiant, Duterte speaks from the heart

Somber yet defiant, Duterte speaks from the heart

Filipino leader's SONA speech vowed to maintain his many controversial policies but growing factionalism, criticism and resistance are all taking a toll on his fighting spirit

Manila, July 24, 2018 11:25 AM (UTC+8)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his state of the nation address at Congress in Manila on July 23, 2018. Photo: AFP/Noel Celis
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his state of the nation address at Congress in Manila on July 23, 2018. Photo: AFP/Noel Celis
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