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Duterte's time runs short to make meaningful change

Filipino leader's State of the Nation Address thin on economic proposals

| Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's fourth State of the Nation Address was his most crucial yet. As he enters the latter half of his presidency, limited by law to a single six-year term, the fiery populist had to lay out the vision for his legacy years.

Duterte spoke before a largely pliant legislature, following his allies' dominant performance in the recent midterm elections, where the opposition was almost completely wiped out.

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