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Philippines' Marcos must not squander his family's second chance

Fully embracing good governance would be an important first step

| Philippines
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. attends a news conference at his headquarters in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, on May 23: He should roll back his populist antics.   © 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."

When he was serving as director-general of the Philippines' National Economic and Development Authority, Ernesto Pernia dismissed international criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte's human rights record as "rising political noise."

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