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Philippine leader will ride out key controversies

Thursday, December 22, 2022


In November, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Rodolfo Azurin said killings in anti-drugs operations would be minimised. Marcos is coming under pressure from critics over his determination to establish the fund and sustain the drug war launched by his predecessor Rodrigo Duterte.


  • The International Criminal Court may soon resume its investigation into the drug war, on hold for more than a year.
  • Detractors of the fund proposal will increasingly draw parallels with the scandal-ridden 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
  • Marcos will face growing criticism over the high levels of government debt and inflation.

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