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'Game of Thrones' style infighting threatens Philippines COVID revival

President Duterte has squandered unprecedented political advantages

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Perturbed Duterte couldn't contain his growing frustration.   © 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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