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With Duterte's support, Isko Moreno can beat Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Centrist Manila mayor a potential unifier in a highly polarized environment

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Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso, pictured on July 15: Moreno is a natural populist who can seamlessly communicate across socio-economic divides as well as social media platforms.   © Getty Images

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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