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Opinion

Emphatic Marcos victory no cause for panic

Western powers should quickly engage incoming president

| Philippines
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Lipa on April 20: Moving to isolate Marcos could push the Philippines back into the embrace of Beijing.   © Reuters

Richard Heydarian is an Asia-based academic and columnist. He is author of "The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery."

Thirty years after returning from exile following the 1986 People Power revolution, the Marcos family is heading back to Manila's Malacanang Presidential Palace following the landslide victory on Tuesday by Ferdinand "Bongong" Marcos Jr.

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