Philippines Votes 2016 - The Last Stretch
Keith Leong, Head of Research, KRA Group
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The Presidential race in The Philippines is fast approaching its day of reckoning with polls set for May 9th. We share a long and very porous sea-border with this ASEAN neighbour, in what is a politically volatile region. Indeed The Philippines’ claim to Sabah continues to animate the politics there especially in the Muslim-dominated South. Today we look at the controversial front runner, what a Détente win would mean for the region and the economy of The Philippines.
This report is by Melisa Idris and Sharaad Kuttan.
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Tags: Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, Grace Poe, Davao City, Sabah claim, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, Leni Robredo, South China Sea, Federalism, Muslims