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Duterte's dynastic ploy is a dismal omen for Philippine economy

Plan to seek the vice presidency in 2022 carries long-term risks

| Philippines
Rodrigo Duterte, pictured at the Malacanang presidential palace on Aug. 24: the Philippine President has confirmed rumblings that he will run next year for vice president.   © Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

Rodrigo Duterte's most potent weapon is denigrating critics in bombastic and colorful fashion.

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