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Opinion

Duterte's COVID blunders will set the Philippines back generations

Failure to secure reliable vaccine supply an unprecedented act of incompetence

| Philippines
Rodrigo Duterte is betting his hopes on China and Russia,   © Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division/AP

Richard Heydarian is an Asia-based academic, columnist and author of "The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy" and the "The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery."

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